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A famous tree that has stood for more than 200 years in England has been “deliberately felled” in what police call an “act of vandalism.” The sycamore tree in Northumberland National Park in northern England was made famous to millions when it appeared in the 1991 blockbuster film “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.” A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection to the incident.
A famous tree that has stood sentinel on Britain’s Roman-built Hadrian’s Wall for more than 200 years has been “deliberately felled” in what authorities have called an “act of vandalism.” https://t.co/NKMqmx7b1b pic.twitter.com/XVWQCXAOBc— CNN (@CNN) September 29, 2023
The oldest sitting US senator has died. The Associated Press says three people familiar with the situation confirmed the death of Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California on Friday. She was 90 years old. Feinstein, a centrist Democrat, was a trailblazer throughout her lengthy career in politics and was elected to the Senate in 1992 in the “Year of the Woman.”
BREAKING: Dianne Feinstein, a centrist Democrat who served as California’s senator since 1992, has died. The passionate advocate for liberal priorities who broke gender barriers was the oldest member of Congress. She was 90. https://t.co/sWU6zwwWWh— The Associated Press (@AP) September 29, 2023
A rental listing in Windsor, Ont., has raised some serious concerns and criticism amid a nationwide housing crisis. The listing advertises a six-bedroom, one-bathroom listing, which is essentially just six mattresses on the floor in the same room. A local councillor called it “disturbing” and an “exploitation of the housing crisis.”
Four new stamps have been unveiled ahead of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Saturday. Canada Post revealed the new stamps on Thursday at the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford, Ont. They feature archival photos from four different residential schools, including one in Kamloops. Canada Post says they’re a reminder of the “fear, loneliness, pain and shame” endured by generations of Indigenous children.
TW: readers may be triggered by the recount of Indian Residential Schools. To access a 24-h National Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419.— Anishinabek Nation (@AnishNation) September 29, 2023
Canada Post issues new stamps to commemorate National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
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As expected, it was a raucous atmosphere in Rome as the Ryder Cup got started on Friday, or late Thursday night for BC golf fans. Team Europe channelled the energy from the home fans and jumped out to a commanding 4-0 lead after the first batch of alternate shot matches. The second wave of matches are currently underway and Team USA desperately needs to bounce back with some points.
Thumbnail photo courtesy of National Trust.