Shanghai Disney shuts down over COVID-19, visitors unable to leave

Shanghai Disney shuts down over COVID-19, visitors unable to leave

Visitors pose for photos outside the Disney Resort theme park in Shanghai on June 30.Chen Si/The Associated Press Shanghai’s Disney Resort abruptly suspended operations on Monday to comply with COVID-19 prevention measures, with all visitors at the time of the announcement directed to stay in the park until they return a negative test for the … Read more

South Korea launches investigation into deadly Halloween crowd crush

South Korea launches investigation into deadly Halloween crowd crush

Emergency workers move the body of a victim of a Halloween stampede in Seoul on Oct. 30.ALBERT RETIEF/AFP/Getty Images South Koreans are demanding answers after more than 150 people were crushed to death in a stampede during Halloween festivities in Seoul, one of the country’s worst peacetime disasters. An official mourning period began Sunday, as … Read more

M23 militia’s artillery fire, backed by Rwanda, ratchets up tensions in endangered gorillas’ Congolese home

M23 militia’s artillery fire, backed by Rwanda, ratchets up tensions in endangered gorillas’ Congolese home

Members of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s armed forces, the FARDC, fire rockets at members of the M23 rebel group on Aug. 16 in North Kivu province, near the Congolese borders with Rwanda and Uganda.Photography by Goran Tomasevic/The Globe and Mail A world-famous park in eastern Congo, one of the last remaining homes of the … Read more

Releasing oils and tailings into Athabasca River is only one among several options, Guilbeault says

Releasing oils and tailings into Athabasca River is only one among several options, Guilbeault says

Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 17.PATRICK DOYLE/The Canadian Press Releasing treated oilsands tailings into the environment isn’t the only solution being considered to clean up the massive toxic ponds in northern Alberta, federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says. Mr. Guilbeault … Read more

‘Manufactured home communities’ come into their own in the midst of an affordability crisis

‘Manufactured home communities’ come into their own in the midst of an affordability crisis

Eugen Klein sold this trailer park in Ashcroft overlooking the Thompson River.Eugen Klein/Klein Group/Royal LePage Commercial Martin Hayter had planned to retire from London, Ont., to a new condo in Vernon, BC, until he discovered a brand new manufactured home park 20 minutes away, on Okanagan Lake. The 60-year-old retired counselor rented out the one-bedroom … Read more

New Toronto parks might signal a new era for the city and its mayor

New Toronto parks might signal a new era for the city and its mayor

An illustration of the proposed University Park, looking south down University Avenue toward Queen Street West.Illustration by PUBLIC WORK One of Toronto’s most exciting park projects – turning part of a downtown roadway into green space – has momentum. On Tuesday, Mayor John Tory announced his commitment to the “University Park” plan, which would create … Read more

Yellowstone flooding forces 10,000 to leave national park

Yellowstone flooding forces 10,000 to leave national park

The bridge to Tom Miner Basin off of Highway 89 south of Livingston has been washed out as major flooding set off mudslides in Yellowstone National Park, in Montana, on June 13.Larry Mayer/The Associated Press More than 10,000 visitors were ordered out of Yellowstone as unprecedented flooding tore through the northern half of the nation’s … Read more