Meteor likely cause of boom heard across Wasatch Front, experts say

Meteor likely cause of boom heard across Wasatch Front, experts say

Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — The cause of a large boom that was heard across the Wasatch Front on Saturday has not yet been determined, but all signs seem to point to the heavens above. Early reports of a large boom began about 8:32 a.m. on Saturday, resulting a flurry of … Read more

BC Ferries cancels pair of Vancouver-Nanaimo sailings over crew shortage

BC Ferries cancels pair of Vancouver-Nanaimo sailings over crew shortage

Staffing issues have once again disrupted ferry traffic between Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island. BC Ferries said a lack of crew availability forced it to cancel two sailings on the Queen of Alberni between Nanaimo and Vancouver. The cancellations affect the 5 p.m. sailing from Departure Bay and the 7:20 p.m. sailing from Horseshoe Bay. … Read more

LA County gas prices drop for 60th straight day

LA County gas prices drop for 60th straight day

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County decreased for the 60th consecutive day Saturday since rising to a record, dropping six-tenths of a cent to $5.399, its lowest amount since March 6. The average price has dropped $1.063 since rising to a record high … Read more

At MoPOP’s Drag-tastic Summer Camp, teens learn the ‘Art of Drag’

At MoPOP’s Drag-tastic Summer Camp, teens learn the ‘Art of Drag’

It’s summer camp season, and this week at Seattle’s MoPop, the Museum of Pop Culture, 20 teenagers are enrolled in Drag Camp. “My drag name is Victor Hectomy, like hysterectomy.” “I’m Watermelon Sugar.” “My drag name is Victoria Mystic.” The campers featured in this story will only be referred to by their drag names. “Drag … Read more

Latino artists in Utah could win up to $900

Latino artists in Utah could win up to 0

El Consulado de México en Salt Lake City and Artes de Mexico have merged their art contests to form the LatinArte Nuestras Raíces 2022 contest. (Elena Efimova, Shutterstock) Estimated read time: Less than a minute SALT LAKE CITY — Latino artists have the opportunity to win up to $900 in this year’s LatinArte competition. The … Read more

Cyclist in life-threatening condition after collision near DVP in Toronto: police – Toronto

Cyclist in life-threatening condition after collision near DVP in Toronto: police – Toronto

A cyclist is in life-threatening condition after a collision near the Don Valley Parkway in Toronto on Friday, police say. Toronto police said emergency crews were called at 4:25 p.m. to the area of Eglinton Avenue East and the DVP for reports of a cyclist who was struck by a vehicle. Police said officers located … Read more

Two-car crash in Toronto’s north end leaves 1 dead – Toronto

Two-car crash in Toronto’s north end leaves 1 dead – Toronto

Toronto police say they are investigating after a fatal crash killed one person in the city’s north end early Friday. Police said the crash happened just after 4 a.m. in the area of Dufferin Street and Steeles Avenue. There were two vehicles involved and two people were taken to hospital via paramedics, police said. Paramedics … Read more

Nine-year-old girl hit by car while walking to school on the Gold Coast

Nine-year-old girl hit by car while walking to school on the Gold Coast

A nine-year-old girl is in hospital after being hit by a car while walking to school on the Gold Coast today. Key points: A nine-year-old girl was struck by a vehicle about 8:20am in Pimpama  Paramedics say she suffered a significant head injury  She was taken to hospital in a stable condition She suffered head injuries following … Read more

This ‘congestion pricing’ plan could kill NYC’s economy for good

This ‘congestion pricing’ plan could kill NYC’s economy for good

Save the MTA, destroy the city? That looks to be the thinking behind the outrageous congestion-pricing plan released this week, with utterly mind-boggling proposed tolls. The scheme offers a range of options, but the hit — which could come as soon as next year — calls for slapping cars with as much as a $23 … Read more

3 Utah authors share stories behind their latest picture books

3 Utah authors share stories behind their latest picture books

Utah authors David Butterworth, left; Janelle Thompson and Liesl Francom, center; and Jaren Ahlmann, right, pose with their books. (David Butterworth, Janelle Thompson and Jaren Ahlmann) Estimated read time: 7-8 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Each month, I write a book column highlighting some of my favorite themed children’s books so other parents who love … Read more