Council tells tourists to stay away from Seal Rocks as town overwhelmed by visitors, heavy traffic

Council tells tourists to stay away from Seal Rocks as town overwhelmed by visitors, heavy traffic

A beachside holiday town on the New South Wales Mid North Coast has become so busy this summer, visitors are being asked to stay away. Key points: MidCoast Council has told people to stay away from Seal Rocks and explore other parts of the region Traffic has built up along the beachside community’s only access road A … Read more

Three drownings as Victoria swelters through heatwave | 9 News Australia – 9 News Australia

Three drownings as Victoria swelters through heatwave | 9 News Australia – 9 News Australia

Three drownings as Victoria swelters through heatwave | 9 News Australia  9 News Australia Temperatures pass 40C as heatwave continues across four states  9News Extreme heat hits South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales  ABC News Adelaide swelters through its hottest day in nearly two years | 7NEWS  7NEWS Australia View Full coverage on Google News

Beach drivers warned of long waits for rescue at popular Queensland Christmas holiday spots

Beach drivers warned of long waits for rescue at popular Queensland Christmas holiday spots

Motorists driving along Queensland beaches this Christmas are being warned to behave responsibly to avoid potentially long wait times for help as emergency services manage tides and resources. Key points: Authorities say preparation is key for those planning to drive on the beach Inexperience is also leading to incidents on the beach when people drive … Read more

A weakening La Niña could mean a typical Australian summer for the south-east

A weakening La Niña could mean a typical Australian summer for the south-east

It’s the news most of south-east Australia has been waiting for: the big wet could be coming to an end. After nearly three years of rain and flood events the ensemble of wet climate drivers, led by a triple La Niña, is rapidly breaking down. In other words, ocean and wind patterns surrounding Australia either have … Read more

Storms, heavy rains drench parts of regional Queensland, with BOM forecasting more wet weather to come

Storms, heavy rains drench parts of regional Queensland, with BOM forecasting more wet weather to come

After months of talk about another La Niña and wet summer for Queenslanders, the rain is officially here. Key points: The Bureau of Meteorology is urging Queenslanders to prepare for storms and potentially hail in the coming days Falls of up to 118mm were recorded across parts of the region The rain is welcome for some … Read more

Alexander Mair, who looked after Gordon Lightfoot’s business affairs and co-founded Canada’s Attic Records, dies at 82

Alexander Mair, who looked after Gordon Lightfoot’s business affairs and co-founded Canada’s Attic Records, dies at 82

This summer, Canadian music business titan Alexander Mair was appointed to the Order of Canada as a Companion Member. On Tuesday, Ontario Lieutenant-Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell awarded him the medal in his room at Sunnybrook Hospital. On Friday, Mair died of cancer. He was 82. The Toronto-born entrepreneur and music industry mentor was an influential figure … Read more

Summer weather forecast wetter in some states and territories, average in others

Summer weather forecast wetter in some states and territories, average in others

Whether you are camping, going to the beach, house-boating or four-wheel driving, this summer is going to be wet and cool for some and hot and sunny for others.   Here’s what you can expect in each state and territory.  Queensland  The Sunshine State has been failing to live up to its name of late and this summer … Read more

Toronto teenager scores giant chess win, but says the game will always be just a hobby

Toronto teenager scores giant chess win, but says the game will always be just a hobby

Nicholas Vettese got a gift this summer that every chess player dreams about: an international title for winning a single tournament. The 18-year-old University of Toronto student took first place in the North American Youth Championship in Calgary. According to the world chess federation rules, that immediately qualified him for the title of international master. … Read more

Kurt Braunohler Stand-Up: Being a Good Dad, Gas Station Mistakes | The Tonight Show – The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Kurt Braunohler Stand-Up: Being a Good Dad, Gas Station Mistakes | The Tonight Show – The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Kurt Braunohler Stand-Up: Being a Good Dad, Gas Station Mistakes | The Tonight Show  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon