Stephen Sondheim, the master who reshaped musical theatre, dead at 91

From Global News. Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter and composer who reshaped American musical theatre in the second half of the 20th century with his intelligent, intricately rhymed lyrics, his evocative melodies and willingness to tackle unusual subjects, has died. Sondheim influenced several generations of songwriters, particularly with such landmark musicals as “Sweeney Todd,” “Follies,” and…

“We were basically completely surrounded by water:” Newfoundland couple rescued after powerful storm

From Global News. The cleanup is on in Atlantic Canada after raging floodwaters washed out roads and cut off communities in an unprecedented storm. In Port-aux-Basques, N.L., significant repairs are underway on many roads, including the critical Trans-Canada Highway, which has been virtually impassable due to rain-related damage. In Nova Scotia, almost 30 roads and…

More stormy weather ahead for Canada’s East and West Coasts, forecast shows

From Global News. British Columbia and Atlantic Canada are bracing themselves for more dangerous weather. A super-soaker of a storm has already inundated communities in the Maritime provinces. Meanwhile, British Columbia is expecting more damaging storms as it tries to recover from last week’s extreme weather disaster. Global News meteorologist Anthony Farnell looks at what…

Global National: Nov. 24, 2021 | Maritimes soaked as “unprecedented” storm drenches Atlantic Canada

From Global News. Canada is facing extreme weather catastrophes on two different coasts, as an unprecedented storm lashes Atlantic Canada while British Columbia prepares for more punishing weather in the wake of a flooding disaster. Ross Lord surveys the destruction from the relentless rain in the Atlantic provinces, which also damaged another section of the…

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2021 | LIVE

From Global News. The 95th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is back in full force in New York City on Thursday. It will feature 15 giant character balloons, 28 floats, 36 novelty and heritage inflatables, more than 800 clowns, 10 marching bands, a host of musical stars, and of course, Santa Claus! Last year’s parade…

Jason Kenney blasts David Suzuki, says pipeline comments are “inciting people to political violence”

From Global News. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney on Tuesday blasted noted Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki over comments that "pipelines will be blown up" if environmental inaction continues. Kenney said Suzuki is "inciting people to political violence." Asked if the criticism detracts from the discussion of combatting climate change, Kenney said Suzuki should be the one…