Canadian creates spectacular snowshoe art after heavy snowfall
05 February 2021 | 9:27 am
On frozen lakes and snow covered fields in Canada's wilds, magnificent geometric formations have suddenly appeared -- the work of a retired headmaster in snowshoes seeking to beat pandemic doldrums with art. Kim Asmussen started last year and has so far made 20 snowshoe artworks in and around the town of Schreiber, Ontario -- about 1,200 kilometres (750 miles) northwest of Toronto
1 Aug 2021
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1 Aug 2021
In the usually sunny state of Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil, residents are amused by an unusual snowfall, with temperatures dropping to -5 degrees Celsius.
12 Sep 2021
People enjoy the snow after unusually heavy snowfalls in the mountains and highlands close to the town of Ceres, about 180km from Cape Town.
8 Oct 2021
Peter Nygard, one of one of Canada's wealthiest people, could face sex-trafficking charges in the US. Canadian authorities, meanwhile, are now adding separate charges of their own.
10 Oct 2021
Quebec-based singer-songwriter Hubert Lenoir shot onto the scene with his debut solo album "Darlène", a glam rock psychedelic postmodern opera that was shortlisted for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize. He’s back with a very personal sophomore album entitled "PICTURA DE IPSE : Musique directe". This musical autobiography is a tribute to the "cinéma direct" movement, which started in Québec at the end of the 1950s.
20 Oct 2021
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the indigenous community of Kamloops where the remains of 215 children were found in May at a former residential school, apologizing for not coming sooner. The visit followed strong criticisms directed at Trudeau for ignoring an earlier invitation to the community on the first national day of truth and reconciliation on September 30, and instead going on a family vacation.
11 Dec 2021
Born and raised in Canada, Nigerian singer-songwriter Falana has crafted a unique soundscape mixing afrobeat, pop, soul and dancehall influences. Her self-produced 2019 EP "Chapter One" was described by The New Yorker as "changing the sound of global pop". Recording in Jamaica, England, Canada, the US, Portugal, Ghana and Nigeria, Falana has a uniquely global perspective. She recently dropped her hotly anticipated sophomore EP, entitled "Rising". The singer-songwriter told FRANCE 24's Florence Villeminot about the new release, which explores themes like female empowerment.
5 Feb 2022
We take a look at some truth and some fake news related to the convoy of truckers that converged on Ottawa, causing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to leave the Canadian capital for security reasons.
14 Feb 2022
Protesters blocking a major bridge connecting Canada and the US were ordered to clear the area by a court ruling.
27 Mar 2022
A notorious Canadian sniper has confirmed he is alive and well in an interview with FRANCE 24. Wali (not his real name) was operating in Ukraine in a lone wolf capacity. Also, were members of a Russian Army choir really arrested for singing anti-war songs? We take a closer look in this edition of Truth or Fake.
12 May 2022
We take a look at reports that a retired Canadian lieutenant generant was captured by Russian forces at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, Ukraine. Also, does the Rothschild family banking dynasty own Reuters news agency?
19 Aug 2022
A Shanghai court said the billionaire, who had not been seen in public since 2017, was sentenced and his investment firm was fined for embezzlement and bribery.
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The National Stadium, Surulere, which was once Nigeria's imperial beauty and was built in 1972 by General Yakubu Gowon, has become an abandoned relic as of April 2023.
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Virgin Atlantic's Flight100 landed in New York on Tuesday, making the journey from London without using fossil fuels, thanks to a mix of renewable biomass and waste fats. This "sustainable aviation fuel" reportedly reduces life-cycle emissions by up to 70 percent but still emits CO2, as FRANCE 24's Bryan Quinn explains.
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Household Consumption accounted for the largest share of real Gross Domestic Product at market prices in the first and second quarter of this year according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics. Femi Oladehin, Partner at Àrgentil Capital Partners joins CNBC Africa to unpack the numbers and drivers of inflation in Nigeria.
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Tonight we focus on the latest events in Guinea-Bissau. The army maintains order has been restored in Bissau following gun battle between army factions. Violence broke out last night after national guard soldiers freed an opposition minister and continued until Friday morning.
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Evan Gershkovich was arrested in late March in Russia on espionage charges. The court extended his pre-trial detention until January 30.
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France will ban smoking on beaches and public parks, the country's health minister said on Tuesday, presenting a series of measures as the government looks to prevent 75,000 tobacco-related deaths per year. The measures — part of a government plan to combat smoking — aim to create a “tobacco-free generation by 2032.”
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