US drought gives an Arizona dam’s critics a new argument for having it demolished

US drought gives an Arizona dam’s critics a new argument for having it demolished

The Glen Canyon Dam in northern Arizona, near the border with Nevada, holds back water in the Lake Powell reservoir, which has fallen to low levels that threaten the electrical output of the dam.Nathan VanderKlippe/The Globe and Mail Three years ago, Tick Segerblom got a call from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Agents wanted to … Read more

ArriveCan modified to allow one-time exemption for vaccinated travellers, app remains mandatory

ArriveCan modified to allow one-time exemption for vaccinated travellers, app remains mandatory

A person holds a smartphone set to the opening screen of the ArriveCan app on Jun. 29, 2022.Giordano Ciampini/The Canadian Press The Canadian government is allowing COVID-19-vaccinated travelers entering the country by land border a one-time exemption from quarantine, testing and fines if they fail to enter their information on the ArriveCan app. But the … 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

Legacy of India’s Partition was reduced to a minor event. After 75 years, community groups are bringing private pain to the fore

Legacy of India’s Partition was reduced to a minor event.  After 75 years, community groups are bringing private pain to the fore

A visitor looks at a picture displayed at the Partition Museum in Amritsar on Aug. 2. This year, India marks 75 years of independence from the British empire. But the legacy of Partition, long reduced to a minor event in history textbooks, has only just begun to be seriously examined.NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images In the summer … Read more

CDC drops quarantine, distancing recommendations for COVID-19

CDC drops quarantine, distancing recommendations for COVID-19

A sign asks those getting vaccinated to keep 6 feet apart during the vaccination event, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, at Nevada Union High School in Grass Valley, Calif.Elias Funez/The Associated Press The nation’s top public health agency relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines Thursday, dropping the recommendation that Americans quarantine themselves if they come into close contact … Read more

Alberta woman didn’t think her essay would lose to one equating immigration to ‘cultural suicide’

Alberta woman didn’t think her essay would lose to one equating immigration to ‘cultural suicide’

Emelia Kazakawich, who submitted an essay in a contest put on by the Alberta government, says it was concerning to see a winning essay that said women and men aren’t equal. She would like the UCP government to respond to her essay.HO/The Canadian Press Alberta, according to Emelia Kazakawich, is breaking. The opioid crisis, she … 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

Russia turns to recruiting prisoners as it struggles to replenish troops

Russia turns to recruiting prisoners as it struggles to replenish troops

Russian soldiers walk through the debris of the Metallurgical Combine Azovstal, in Mariupol, Ukraine, on June 13.The Associated Press The prisoners at the penal colony in St. Petersburg were expecting a visit by officials, thinking it would be some sort of inspection. Instead, men in uniform arrived and offered them amnesty – if they agreed … Read more

Ukraine’s Mennonite heartland gets help from Canada as refugees flee Russia’s attacks nearby

Ukraine’s Mennonite heartland gets help from Canada as refugees flee Russia’s attacks nearby

A Mennonite school in Mykolay-Pole, a village near the city of Zaporizhzhia, is now home to a canteen for refugees. Mennonites, an Anabaptist sect of Christianity, have a long history in this part of Ukraine.Photography by Anton Skyba/The Globe and Mail At around 6 am on March 31, Iryna Lypka had just finished cooking breakfast … Read more

Ford government pledges $225-million for parents to help students ‘catch up’

Ford government pledges 5-million for parents to help students ‘catch up’

Doug Ford claps during Ted Arnott’s acceptance speech for his re-election to the position of Speaker of the Ontario Legislative Assembly at Queen’s Park, in Toronto on Monday, August 8, 2022.Tijana Martin/The Canadian Press The Ontario government is proposing to hand out $225-million over the next two years to parents across the province to help … Read more