Return of Toronto's festivals signalled first steps towards tourism recovery, but long road lies ahead

Crowds make their way through the midway during opening day of the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto on Friday, August 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin Crowds make their way through the midway during opening day of the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto on Friday, August 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

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U.S. downs Chinese balloon, drawing a threat from China

The U.S. military on Saturday shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the Carolina coast after it traversed sensitive military sites across North America. China insisted the flyover was an accident involving a civilian aircraft and threatened repercussions.