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Akron Delays Decision on Residential Development of Largest Unsold Green Space

The city of Akron delayed making a decision on plans for the residential development of 43 acres of wooded area and wetlands near Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) in order to consider an alternative.

The city now will solicit plans for conserving the property. The original plan called for the construction of 65 to 110 homes on the area recognized as the largest unsold green space in Akron.

In August, Akron issued a call for proposals from developers of single family homes, setting a discounted purchase price for the land and offering a 15-year residential tax abatement to developers.

The city received six offers, five of which surrounded plans for residential development. The sixth offer was submitted by the Western Reserve Land Conservancy, with the intention of conserving the 43-acre property located at the corner of Theiss and Hardy roads.

View of the wooded areas located near Hardy Road

Drew

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  • November 20, 2020
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China gears up for world’s largest online shopping festival

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese consumers are expected to spend tens of billions on everything from fresh food to luxury goods during this year’s Singles’ Day online shopping festival, as the country recovers from the pandemic.

The shopping festival, which is the world’s largest and falls on Nov. 11 every year, is an annual extravaganza where China’s e-commerce companies, including Alibaba, JD.com and Pinduoduo, offer generous discounts on their platforms. Last year, shoppers spent $38.4 billion on Alibaba’s e-commerce platforms Tmall and Taobao.

This year’s festival will be closely watched as a barometer of consumption in China, which is just beginning to bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic after months of lockdown earlier in the year.

Analysts expect Chinese consumers to spend more on imported products and foreign luxury brands, since many Chinese tourists were unable to travel internationally due to the coronavirus pandemic and tightened travel restrictions.


A survey

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  • November 10, 2020
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Short lines, coronavirus precautions greet visitors to Germany’s largest theme park for the fall season

Short lines, coronavirus precautions greet visitors to Germany’s largest theme park for the fall season


As the coronavirus resurges in Europe, the last thing many families are thinking about is a theme park vacation.


But this might be a good time to visit Europa Park in Germany.


The park is in Rust, a small town in southwestern Germany, about 2 ½ hours away from Kaiserslautern, between Freiburg im Breisgau and Strasbourg. It’s Germany’s largest theme park and is where I took my family for an early fall vacation.


We reserved a local apartment in the city rather than a hotel, as we didn’t want to be cramped.


Due to coronavirus restrictions, the park is limiting the number of tickets sold per day, and they are only available online.


Like any of the Disney theme parks, there are rides to suit almost everyone. The park

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  • October 23, 2020
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Lompoc’s Beattie Park to Boast Largest Inclusive Playground in County | Homes & Lifestyle

Facility’s design utilized suggestions from the community

September 30, 2020
| 4:21 p.m.

Work at Beattie Park is expected to be finished by the end of October.Click to view larger

Work at Beattie Park is expected to be finished by the end of October. (Courtesy photo)

Construction is underway on a new, grant-funded playground and fitness area at Beattie Park in Lompoc, The recreation facility will have the distinction of being the largest inclusive playground in Santa Barbara County.

In addition, Beattie Park’s new playground has been named a Triple National Demonstration Site, meeting stringent design standards in three categories: inclusive playground design, youth play, and adult fitness.

The design selected incorporates suggestions from an online community survey in April that garnered 645 responses. Among the playground’s features are a giant modern tower with a view of the park, an inclusive play space with ramps leading up to three different height levels and accessible components.

The playground also showcases the “sensory wave climber” with integrated sensory panels,

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  • October 1, 2020
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B.C. reports largest one-day spike, Saskatchewan ‘super-spreader event’ grows to 21 infections

Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

8,752 active COVID-19 cases in Canada: 140,867 diagnoses, 9,200 deaths and 122,915 recoveries (as of Sept. 17, 6:30 p.m. ET)

  • Alberta – 1,483 active cases (16,274 total cases, including 254 deaths, 14,537 resolved)

  • British Columbia – 1,705 active cases (7,663 total cases, 220 deaths, 5,719 resolved)

  • Manitoba – 293 active cases (1,500 total cases, 16 deaths, 1,191 resolved)

  • New Brunswick – 2 active cases (194 cases, 2 deaths, 190 resolved)

  • Newfoundland and Labrador – 1 active case (271 total cases, 3 deaths, 267 resolved)

  • Northwest Territories

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  • September 18, 2020
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21 more cases in Ontario schools, B.C. reports largest one-day spike

Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

8,752 active COVID-19 cases in Canada: 140,867 diagnoses, 9,200 deaths and 122,915 recoveries (as of Sept. 17, 6:30 p.m. ET)

  • Alberta – 1,483 active cases (16,128 total cases, including 254 deaths, 14,379 resolved)

  • British Columbia – 1,705 active cases (7,663 total cases, 220 deaths, 5,719 resolved)

  • Manitoba – 293 active cases (1,500 total cases, 16 deaths, 1,191 resolved)

  • New Brunswick – 2 active cases (194 cases, 2 deaths, 190 resolved)

  • Newfoundland and Labrador – 1 active case (271 total cases, 3 deaths, 267 resolved)

  • Northwest Territories

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  • September 18, 2020
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Quebec reports its largest spike since June with 205; Four Ontario regions make up majority of 158 new cases

Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

6,258 active COVID-19 cases in Canada: 131,653 diagnoses, 9,145 deaths and 116,250 recoveries (as of Sept. 6, 1:00 p.m. ET)

  • Alberta – 1,433 active cases (14,474 total cases, including 242 deaths, 12,799 resolved)

  • British Columbia – 1,233 active cases (6,162 total cases, 211 deaths, 4,706 resolved)

  • Manitoba – 426 active cases (1,294 total cases, 16 deaths, 852 resolved)

  • New Brunswick – 3 active cases (192 cases, 2 deaths, 187 resolved)

  • Newfoundland and Labrador – 2 active cases (270 total cases, 3 deaths, 265 resolved)

  • Northwest Territories

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  • September 6, 2020
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Ontario reports largest increase since July; 46 Quebec schools have cases within 1st week

Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

6,120 active COVID-19 cases in Canada: 131,293 diagnoses, 9,141 deaths and 116,032 recoveries (as of Sept. 5, 10:30 a.m. ET)

  • Alberta – 1,433 active cases (14,474 total cases, including 242 deaths, 12,799 resolved)

  • British Columbia – 1,233 active cases (6,162 total cases, 211 deaths, 4,706 resolved)

  • Manitoba – 457 active cases (1,273 total cases, 16 deaths, 835 resolved)

  • New Brunswick – 4 active cases (192 cases, 2 deaths, 186 resolved)

  • Newfoundland and Labrador – 1 active cases (269 total cases, 3 deaths, 265 resolved)

  • Northwest Territories

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  • September 5, 2020
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Ontario reports its largest case increase since July; B.C. records its second most ever daily cases

Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

6,120 active COVID-19 cases in Canada: 131,293 diagnoses, 9,141 deaths and 116,032 recoveries (as of Sept. 5, 10:30 a.m. ET)

  • Alberta – 1,433 active cases (14,474 total cases, including 242 deaths, 12,799 resolved)

  • British Columbia – 1,233 active cases (6,162 total cases, 211 deaths, 4,706 resolved)

  • Manitoba – 457 active cases (1,273 total cases, 16 deaths, 835 resolved)

  • New Brunswick – 4 active cases (192 cases, 2 deaths, 186 resolved)

  • Newfoundland and Labrador – 1 active cases (269 total cases, 3 deaths, 265 resolved)

  • Northwest Territories

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  • September 5, 2020
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Nevada, New Mexico renew restrictions; Kentucky requires masks starting Friday; Oregon reports largest daily case count

Some bars in Nevada will be closing again Friday amid a surge in COVID-19 infections, and Kentucky will join the growing list of states that require face coverings in public.

There’s another significant change in Nevada: Restaurants can no longer serve parties more than six people and must close their bar areas, Gov. Steve Sisolak said. 

Meanwhile, in New Mexico, indoor dining at restaurants and breweries will be restricted again starting Monday and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham halted high school sports and said state parks will be closed to out-of-state residents.

Here are some recent developments:

  • Caesars Entertainment employees must get tested by the end of next week or else they will not be scheduled to work, says the company.

  • A dog in Texas is the first animal in the state to have the virus that causes COVID-19.

  • The NBA bubble is taking shape at Disney World. Here’s how it’s

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