Edmonton businesses hope for a boost from Garth Brooks fans attending the only show in Canada

Country music superstar Garth Brooks’ concerts generate a buzz like no other and fans are set to enjoy the two Edmonton shows, the only one in Canada on his stadium tour that also spans the US and Ireland. . Barnie Yerxa is the general manager of Delta Hotels in South Edmonton and City Center Mall … Read more

Instagram tests new tools to verify the age of users – National

Instagram is testing new ways to verify the age of people who use its service, including an artificial intelligence tool to scan faces, have mutual friends verify their age or upload an ID. But the tools won’t be used, at least not yet, to try to keep kids out of the popular photo- and video-sharing … Read more

Tampa International Airport sees large number of passengers arriving in the Tampa Bay area – CBS Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – Summer fever is in Tampa Bay and local businesses are ready for action. Tampa International Airport is seeing a huge increase in travelers arriving in the Tampa Bay Area…and local business owners are reacting. READ MORE: Hillsborough County School Board votes to change Chamberlain High’s mascot “Last night … Read more

Hundreds of items recycled during CW44’s Electronic Recycling Day – CBS Tampa

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – Quicksilver Recycling partnered with CW44 on Thursday and collected hundreds of recyclable electronics. Those old, unused electronics are now on their way to mercury recycling where they will eventually become recycled materials. “As you can see from our table, we will remove any hard drive from a … Read more

Student-run greenhouse will help fight food insecurity in St. Petersburg – CBS Tampa

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – St. Petersburg students are getting their hands dirty for a great cause: feeding families in need. “That’s one thing about [St. Pete] Youth Farm, we have a lot of kids doing powerful things,” said Justin Bowman, a senior at St. Petersburg Catholic High School. USF St. Petersburg … Read more

Here’s how drivers around the world are coping with high gas prices – National

At a gas station near the airport in Cologne, Germany, Bernd Mueller watches the digits go up rapidly at the pump: 22 euros ($23), 23 euros, 24 euros. The numbers that show how much gas you’re getting also go up. But much more slowly. Painfully slow. “I’m getting rid of my car this October, November,” … Read more

Tampa Bay Black Excellence Challenge Supports Local Businesses – CBS Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – With Juneteenth just around the corner, a local organization is encouraging people to visit Black-owned businesses during the month of June. “We just have a wide variety of businesses that we’re proud to showcase because sometimes people just think of black-owned businesses as restaurants and we’re so much … Read more

Experts explain the dangers of mishandling batteries – CBS Tampa

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – Most of us do our best to do it, but how do we know if we’re really doing it right? There is a rhythm to recycling home electronics. “We collect appliances, televisions, computer monitors, hard drives, tablets, cell phones, laptops and any electronic device that has a … Read more

Experts explain the dangers of recycling certain electronics – CBS Tampa

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – Most of us do our best to do it, but how do we know if we’re really doing it right? There is a rhythm to recycling home electronics. “We collect appliances, televisions, computer monitors, hard drives, tablets, cell phones, laptops and any electronic device that has a … Read more

WestJet refocused routes, growing presence in Western Canada

The WestJet Group says it plans to refocus its routes and fleet in western Canada. The Calgary-based airline says that, following a strategic review, it has decided to shift resources to increase its presence in the West. It says it will add routes to more communities and focus its existing fleet of wide-body 787 Dreamliners … Read more