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

Out-of-control Newfoundland wildfires leave communities cut off with food running low

Out-of-control Newfoundland wildfires leave communities cut off with food running low

Smoke from a forest fire in central Newfoundland on Aug. 7.The Canadian Press The worst forest fires to hit Newfoundland and Labrador in more than 60 years have stranded hundreds of travelers who had returned to the island’s south coast for a series of summer festivals and reunions, while officials scramble to airlift food to … Read more

Hockey Canada’s strategy of deflecting serves no one but its disgraced leadership

Hockey Canada’s strategy of deflecting serves no one but its disgraced leadership

Witnesses Scott Smith, Hockey Canada President and Chief Operating Officer, left, and Hockey Canada Chief Financial Officer Brian Cairo, appear at the standing committee on Canadian Heritage in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Awhile back, I had a job in a movie theatre. The theater at the foot of an atrium … Read more

Royal Ontario Museum receives $50-million donation pledge, largest ever

Royal Ontario Museum receives -million donation pledge, largest ever

A visitor looks at the pieces on display in the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of China at The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, on July 23, 2020.Tijana Martin/The Globe and Mail The Royal Ontario Museum announced Thursday it had received its largest pledge ever of $50-million from the Hennick Family Foundation, which the Toronto … Read more

Trudeau and Biden chart markedly different paths on day one of the Summit of the Americas

Trudeau and Biden chart markedly different paths on day one of the Summit of the Americas

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau arrive in Los Angeles, Calif., on June 7.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press US President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are charting markedly different paths today at the Summit of the Americas. Before his leader-level meetings get under way, Biden is sitting down to tape an … Read more

Bill Morneau’s complaints speak for economic pragmatists that Justin Trudeau’s politics have left behind

Bill Morneau’s complaints speak for economic pragmatists that Justin Trudeau’s politics have left behind

In a speech on June 1, Bill Morneau described a political world where the partisan politicking about economic matters got in the way of pragmatic concerns or practical follow-through, writes Campbell Clark.Cole Burston/The Canadian Press A wedge is a simple machine, inserted into a small crevice to open up a wider divide. When Justin Trudeau … Read more

Trudeau defends economic agenda after strong criticism from former finance minister Bill Morneau

Trudeau defends economic agenda after strong criticism from former finance minister Bill Morneau

Then-Minister of Finance Bill Morneau attends a news conference with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa on March 11, 2020.Blair Gable/Reuters Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended the Liberal government’s economic policies on Thursday, following public criticism from his former finance minister, Bill Morneau. Mr. Morneau, who resigned from the federal cabinet under pressure from Mr. … Read more

Tiff Macklem doubles down on message that Canadians should prepare for higher interest rates

Tiff Macklem doubles down on message that Canadians should prepare for higher interest rates

Governor of the Bank of Canada Tiff Macklem, ahead of his appearance before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance, in Ottawa on April 25.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press The Bank of Canada is prepared to raise interest rates “forcefully if needed” to get inflation under control, Governor Tiff Macklem said Wednesday, doubling down on … Read more

Canada’s vaccine rules mean Red Sox pitcher Tanner Houck won’t face the Blue Jays, but that’s only part of the story

Canada’s vaccine rules mean Red Sox pitcher Tanner Houck won’t face the Blue Jays, but that’s only part of the story

Boston Red Sox pitcher Tanner Houck looks on during the second inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park on April 21.Maddie Meyer/Getty Images In that one-way-mirror approach that Americans bring to anything happening outside their own borders, the story of the Toronto Blue Jays and vaccination restrictions is missing a key detail. Yes, … Read more