The Weather Network – Stubborn storm setup persists on the Prairies as the heat gets cranked

The Weather Network – Stubborn storm setup persists on the Prairies as the heat gets cranked

The Prairies have been tossed back into the familiar stormy pattern that has plagued the region for a good portion of the summer. Severe storms moved through parts of the region to kick-start the week, prompting tornado warnings in Manitoba Monday night. There’s a chance they could develop again on Tuesday, with the potential for … Read more

The Weather Network – Severe storm risk on the Prairies with unusually warm temperatures

The Weather Network – Severe storm risk on the Prairies with unusually warm temperatures

A heat dome in the US is pushing northward and is sending temperatures climbing into the mid-to-high 30s across parts of the Prairies. The thunderstorm risk will slightly shift east on Monday and allow for the opportunity for thunderstorm development across a broader region of southeastern Saskatchewan and southern Manitoba. Due to the system’s sluggish … Read more

CRA checks, home price declines and the best-case scenario for stocks: The business and investing stories you need to know about this week

CRA checks, home price declines and the best-case scenario for stocks: The business and investing stories you need to know about this week

A sign outside the Canada Revenue Agency is seen Monday May 10, 2021 in Ottawa. The Canada Revenue Agency says it will be sending e-notifications about uncashed checks to 25,000 Canadians this month.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian WyldAdrian Wyld/The Canadian Press Getting caught up on a week that got away? Here’s your weekly digest of the Globe’s … Read more

The Weather Network – Widespread risk of thunderstorms across the Prairies on Sunday

The Weather Network – Widespread risk of thunderstorms across the Prairies on Sunday

A weak trough is drifting across central Saskatchewan and is providing the needed lift and instability to potentially trigger another day of severe thunderstorms on the Prairies. A possible mesoscale convective system, which is a long-duration thunderstorm, could slide across southern Saskatchewan overnight into early Sunday morning and could bring torrential rains and strong winds. … Read more

The Weather Network – Swiss artist sculpts sprawling model castle on dried riverbank

The Weather Network – Swiss artist sculpts sprawling model castle on dried riverbank

SAUBRAZ, Switzerland (Reuters) – Swiss artist Francois Monthoux’s annual project to build clay sculptures on the banks of Switzerland’s Toleure river has sprawled into a captivating castle complex this year as the drought afflicting Europe allows him to extend his dream world. Monthoux began this year’s project with modest ambitions six weeks ago but the … Read more

The Weather Network – Antarctica is crumbling at its edges, says NASA scientist

The Weather Network – Antarctica is crumbling at its edges, says NASA scientist

Combining decades’ worth of satellite observations, NASA scientists revealed that climate change is robbing Antarctica of its ice even faster than previously thought, with twice as much having melted in recent decades. Since the 1980s, NASA has collected data from several satellite missions, cataloging the changes to Antarctica’s floating ice shelves and inland glaciers. Each … Read more

Afghanistan is a picture of sorrow one year after Taliban takeover

Afghanistan is a picture of sorrow one year after Taliban takeover

Outside a Kabul mosque last month, a prosthetic leg is a stark reminder that Afghanistan is one of the most heavily mined countries in the world. Mosques were crowded due to the Eid al-Adha holiday amid fears of Islamic State militants who oppose Taliban rule. Globe and Mail photographer Goran Tomasevic has been documenting life … Read more

The Weather Network – Multi-day storm threat takes aim at BC, dry lightning a concern

The Weather Network – Multi-day storm threat takes aim at BC, dry lightning a concern

An upper level low has approached southern BC and has parked itself off Vancouver Island for the next few days, bringing with it a multi-day storm threat to parts of the province. Areas across the South Coast and central and southern Interior will have the threat for developing storms, some that may turn severe with … Read more

The Weather Network – WWII bomb revealed in drought-hit waters of Italy’s River Po

The Weather Network – WWII bomb revealed in drought-hit waters of Italy’s River Po

BORGO VIRGILIO, Italy (Reuters) – Heatwaves sweeping Europe this summer have brought not just record high temperatures and scorched fields: the drought-stricken waters of Italy’s River Po are running so low they revealed a previously submerged World War Two bomb. Military experts defused and carried out a controlled explosion on Sunday of the 450-kg (1,000-pound) … Read more

Trial of ex-Manchester United player Ryan Giggs begins in Britain

Trial of ex-Manchester United player Ryan Giggs begins in Britain

Former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs arrives at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court, in Manchester, England, on Aug. 8.Danny Lawson/The Associated Press Former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs, adored by fans throughout a 24-year career, has a more sinister side to his character, prosecutors said Monday as he went on trial on charges of assault … Read more