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September 15, 2018 11:06 PM Survivor the Kitty still has nine lives despite Florence’s best efforts

It looked like they were close, the man and his young cat, and Simmons smiled at the thought. “His momma was in there,” Simmons said, referencing his home. “But she’s a wild cat.” All day, Simmons said, he’d watched the small boats arrive in his neighborhood and watched them haul away his neighbors. His house hadn’t been flooded, he said. The water rose and stopped 12

September 7, 2018 7:12 PM Who stacked furniture, balls, books and a boat on Sir Adam Beck’s head?

“Sometime it’s actual humans, not just sculptures, but this is the first time it’s been installed in a fixed way,” explains Russo. “They’ve always been strung up on a crane for a photograph, so he was a little nervous. That was a big challenge.” The artist got some attention in New York City for building an entire elevated living room around a statue 14

August 18, 2018 2:56 AM Reports say 12-year-old girl killed in California boating accident was from Waterloo

SAN DIEGO—Officials have identified a 12-year-old Canadian girl as the victim of a deadly boat accident in California. The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office says Lia Rose Barakett was riding in a boat with family friends last Saturday when tragedy struck. A statement on the office’s website says Barakett was thrown from the boat when it made a sudden 13

August 15, 2018 3:10 PM Boat sinks on Nile River in Sudan, killing 22

CAIRO—A boat sank on Wednesday while crossing the Nile River in Sudan and at least 22 people drowned, including 21 students and a woman, the country’s state news agency reported. The boat was carrying more than 40 students on their way to school in the northern River Nile state, SUNA said. The report did not say how old the students were. SUNA said the boat sank after 12

August 5, 2018 10:41 PM Search for an entangled right whale in Bay of Fundy could be called off after Monday

GRAND MANAN, N.B.—There is still no sign of an entangled North Atlantic right whale spotted last week in the Bay of Fundy, as the Campobello Whale Rescue Team remains on standby hoping for good news. Jerry Conway with the rescue team said the search is an expensive operation and it might be called off if nothing is found Monday, which marks a week since 28

August 5, 2018 11:00 AM Tabloids: Magazines manufacture Meghan Markle maternity

Cover: Summon the trumpeters and town criers, for Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is with child! You heard it here first — that is, if you didn’t read the same rumour when it ran in In Touch in July, Life & Style in June and, oddly, OK! previously, back last October. One company, American Media, owns all these mags now, so I guess they just take turns repeating 15

August 2, 2018 7:10 PM Pack of Gilligan’s Island puppies rescued from Manitoba island

Seven puppies named after the characters on the Gilligan’s Island TV show are recovering in a foster home after they were rescued from a tiny island in northern Manitoba. Debra Vandekerkhove with Norway House Animal Rescue said a man who lives near the shore in the remote community of Cross Lake was outside with a friend Sunday night when they heard 14

July 28, 2018 1:30 PM California wildfire destroys 500 structures, nearly levels community

REDDING, CALIF.—In the small northern California community of Keswick, only a handful of homes remain. The air is thick with the smell of smoke and chemicals. The rubble of people’s lives still smouldered a day after the so-called Carr Fire moved through Shasta County like a freight train. The flames so thoroughly ate up homes that it’s difficult to tell how many once stood 25

July 14, 2018 11:58 PM Italy says France, Malta will take some migrants rescued from fishing boat

Early Saturday, the migrants were taken off the boat and transferred onto a rescue vessel from the EU border patrol agency Frontex and a ship from the Italian border police. The Maltese government said Prime Minister Joseph Muscat had agreed to participate in the migrant relocation initiative, similar to one involving the Lifeline ship of a German aid group 16

July 4, 2018 11:00 AM It’s ‘Theatre Christmas’ in July with 158 shows at the Toronto Fringe Festival

KF: I am interested in the “burlesque cabaret dream play” Josephine, about the groundbreaking entertainer Josephine Baker, which has awards and great reviews from the States. And I’m also interested in performers who thrive on the Fringe circuit. One is Gemma Wilcox, whose solo shows are Toronto Fringe favourites (this year she’s bringing back her 2008 hit The Honeymoon 28