Mary and Jesus in the Eyes of Chinese Painters

Mary and Jesus in the Eyes of Chinese Painters

When Italian missionary Matteo Ricci arrived in China in 1583, he carried a mission with him: to forge a bridge for cultural exchanges between the West and the East that could change the course of history. Ricci achieved success, his arrival marking the beginning of the spread of Western books and art in the late … Read more

UK issued with life-threatening weather warnings following US bomb cyclone

UK issued with life-threatening weather warnings following US bomb cyclone

“The UK weather is going to remain unsettled with further spells of wet and windy weather due to the strengthening of the jet stream because of the weather in the US,” Met Office meteorologist Simon Partridge said.  “The effect it’s having on the UK is nowhere near as dramatic because that system has brought up … Read more

Downtown Eastside SROs top Heritage Vancouver’s 2022 watch list – BC

Downtown Eastside SROs top Heritage Vancouver’s 2022 watch list – BC

Heritage Vancouver is calling for a better balance of preservation and improving lives when it comes to the future of single-room occupancy hotels (SROs) in the Downtown Eastside. The group released its annual watch list of “10 places or themes of interest” and the hotels topped the list. Read more: This Is BC: Family business … Read more

Earthquake felt in northern Alberta on Wednesday

Earthquake felt in northern Alberta on Wednesday

A 4.2-magnitude earthquake occurred in northern Alberta on Wednesday morning, according to the federal agency that monitors seismic activity. Earthquakes Canada tweeted that the tremor occurred at 10:36 a.m. local time, about 67 kilometres south-southeast of Grande Prairie. “There are no reports of damage, and none would be expected,” the agency posted on its website. … Read more

Vancouver elementary school forced to close for months due to flooding

Vancouver elementary school forced to close for months due to flooding

Faculty staff at Vancouver’s Sir James Douglas Elementary School have informed parents and students that the school will be closed for the foreseeable future due to flooding damage. In a letter obtained by Global News, interim principal Kevin Land said the school will be closed for “at least a couple months” as there is significant … Read more

SA teenage filmmaker named national festival finalist with tale of Heysen Trail

SA teenage filmmaker named national festival finalist with tale of Heysen Trail

From behind the lens, Gabe Aylen is telling young people to get outside. Key points: A South Australian teen is named a finalist in a national film festival for his short movie Gabe and two friends camped along the Heysen Trail for four days to create the film He hopes to encourage more teens to get outdoors His … Read more

Woodford Folk Festival makes a comeback in Queensland, drawing bumper crowds

Woodford Folk Festival makes a comeback in Queensland, drawing bumper crowds

The gates have officially opened at Australia’s largest outdoor festival following a three-year hiatus, and the vibe has been described by organisers as “surreal”. Key points: The festival held north of Brisbane has returned after a three-year hiatus A swimming lake and glamping facilities are among new festival features Adult camping tickets have sold out for the first time … Read more

Wind energy, COVID-19 and LA’s first female mayor

Wind energy, COVID-19 and LA’s first female mayor

LOS ANGELES — The first ever auction for leases to build massive wind farms off the coast of California was held earlier this month. Interested bidders spent more than $757 million for five sites off the coast of Morro Bay and Humboldt County. It’s a large amount of money, but it pales in comparison to … Read more