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This week's 'The Last of Us' shows more High River, Kananaskis

This week's 'The Last of Us' shows more High River, Kananaskis

Episode 3 dropped last Sunday, showcasing Priddis, High River, Kananaskis, and the Foothills. What locales will pop up this weekend?
Hawaii whale dies with fishing nets, plastic bags in stomach

Hawaii whale dies with fishing nets, plastic bags in stomach

HONOLULU (AP) — A whale that washed ashore in Hawaii over the weekend likely died in part because it ate large volumes of fishing traps, fishing nets, plastic bags and other marine debris, scientists said Thursday, highlighting the threat to wildlife from the millions of tons of plastic that ends up in oceans every year.
After controversial development, P.E.I. suspends new shoreline protection projects

After controversial development, P.E.I. suspends new shoreline protection projects

CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island is imposing a moratorium on new shoreline protection projects after a controversy over a large, rock breakwater built around a beachfront home.
Turkey slams West for security warnings 'harming' tourism

Turkey slams West for security warnings 'harming' tourism

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Thursday slammed a group of Western countries that temporarily closed down their consulates in Istanbul over security concerns , accusing them of waging “psychological warfare” and attempting to wreck Turkey’s tourism industry.
Putin invokes Stalingrad battle as justifying Ukraine fight

Putin invokes Stalingrad battle as justifying Ukraine fight

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday marked the 80th anniversary of the World War II Soviet victory over Nazi German forces in the battle of Stalingrad, and invoked the long and gruelling fight as justification for the conflict in Ukraine.
Started a side hustle? Seek expert advice to avoid tax season headaches

Started a side hustle? Seek expert advice to avoid tax season headaches

Fletcher Gailey-Snell likes to draw t-rexes and triceratops, hammerhead sharks and belugas. He doesn't particularly enjoy thinking about taxes.
Groundhog Day: Fred is dead in Quebec, Willie and Sam at odds over spring's arrival

Groundhog Day: Fred is dead in Quebec, Willie and Sam at odds over spring's arrival

The death of a prognosticating rodent in Quebec cast a shadow over Groundhog Day festivities on Thursday, while the notable furry forecasters who made their predictions were split over spring’s arrival.
Nordic PMs: Keep calm, we still plan to join NATO together

Nordic PMs: Keep calm, we still plan to join NATO together

STOCKHOLM (AP) — In a strong show of unity, the prime ministers of Finland and Sweden on Thursday called for calm amid tensions with Turkey over their applications to become NATO members and reaffirmed their intent to have the two countries join the military alliance at the same time.
Australia is removing British monarchy from its bank notes

Australia is removing British monarchy from its bank notes

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia is removing the British monarchy from its bank notes. The nation's central bank said Thursday its new $5 bill would feature an Indigenous design rather than an image of King Charles III.
Tide begins to turn on shark and ray populations in Northwestern Atlantic: study

Tide begins to turn on shark and ray populations in Northwestern Atlantic: study

Researchers say improved fisheries management and conservation are turning the tide on shark and ray population declines in the Northwest Atlantic.