The Peace River Regional District issued a new evacuation order as well as an alert Sunday in response to two wildfires burning in northeastern British Columbia. The district says the Donnie Creek and Tommy Lakes wildfires pose an immediate danger and everyone must leave an area that's used primarily by industry. The evacuation order spans a remote area east of Highway 97, with the lower-level alert covering an area to the south. The BC Wildfire Service has estimated the Donnie Creek wildfire is
WASHINGTON (AP) — Paige Metayer's header in the 69th minute pulled the Washington Spirit into a 1-1 tie with Gotham on Sunday in the National Women's Soccer League. Brazilian Bruninha scored from distance into the top corner to put Gotham (5-2-2) ahead in the 23rd minute at Audi Field. Yazmeen Ryan appeared to add another goal for Gotham on a diving header in the 55th but it was overturned after video review. The Spirit (4-1-4), who were coming off their first loss of the season last week, tied
LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Maharis, a stage-trained actor with rough-hewn good looks who became an icon to American youth in the 1960s as he cruised the country in a Corvette convertible in the hit television series "Route 66," has died. Maharis' friend and caretaker Marc Bahan said in a Facebook post that he died Wednesday. Bahan told the Hollywood Reporter, which first reported Maharis' death, that he died at his home in Beverly Hills, California, after contracting hepatitis. He was 94. On "Rou
A man has died after a vehicle and a motorcycle collided in Scarborough on Sunday, Toronto police and paramedics say. Officers were called to Greenholm Circuit and Lawrence Avenue East just after 1:30 p.m. Paramedics say they transported a man with life-threatening injuries to a trauma centre where he was pronounced dead. The intersection was closed for several hours, but has since reopened.
The N.W.T. government is sending additional firefighting resources to Sambaa K'e as a nearby wildfire has grown in size. The lightning-caused fire is about 40 kilometres south of the community and is around 98,000 hectares in size, according to an update by N.W.T. Fire on Facebook. Sambaa K'e is a community of under 100 in the Dehcho, about 150 kilometres south of Fort Simpson. It's only accessible by road in the winter months. N.W.T. Fire wrote that a values protection specialist is en route to
Vancouver police are investigating the death of a 28-year-old man in a shooting that investigators believe was related to gang conflict in the region. Police say multiple people called to report the shooting outside a south Vancouver banquet hall near Fraser Street and Southeast Marine Drive at 1:30 a.m. Sunday. They say officers performed CPR on the man until paramedics arrived, but he died from his injuries. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the department. Police rel
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — France crashed out of the Under-20 World Cup on Sunday despite a 3-1 group stage win against Honduras. The French lost their first two matches in Group F, from which Gambia and South Korea advanced to the knockout stage. France, playing most of the match in La Plata down to 10 men, needed only one more goal to take Tunisia's spot in the round-of-16 as one of the four best third-placed teams, but fell short. Ousmane Camara was sent off in the 13th minute and Odin Ra
OAKVILLE, Ont. — Police say a 3-year-old boy has died after being pulled from a backyard pool during a party in Oakville, Ont. Halton Regional Police say they were called to an address near Speers Road and Third Line after 7 p.m. on Saturday after the child was pulled from the pool without vital signs. They say several adults and children were gathered at a private residence when the preschooler went underwater without detection for an undetermined amount of time. Police say adults immediately b
A man believed to be in his 30s has died following a collision in Etobicoke on Sunday, Toronto police and paramedics say. Shortly before 7:30 p.m., emergency services responded to reports that a cyclist had been struck by a vehicle in the area of Scarlett Road and Braeburn Avenue. The cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The driver remained at the scene. Scarlett Road has been closed from Lockheed Boulevard and Westona Street. Police say motorists should use alternate routes.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With days to spare before a potential first-ever government default, President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy reached final agreement Sunday on a deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling and worked to ensure enough Republican and Democratic votes to pass the measure in the coming week. The Democratic president and Republican speaker spoke with each other Sunday evening as negotiators rushed to draft the bill text so lawmakers can review compromises that neither the h
A federal court has temporarily stayed the deportation of an Edmonton woman days before she was to be removed from Canada. Kamarjeet Kaur was scheduled to be deported Monday at 6 a.m. On Saturday, Justice Alan Diner approved a motion to stay the removal order until a final decision is made for a leave and judicial review of a Canadian Border Services Agency officer's decision not to defer the removal. Diner noted in his decision that the stay effectively grants the same relief sought in the judi
Canada's Sarah Mitton opened her Diamond League season with an 18.56-metre throw but couldn't build off the solid effort, placing fifth in women's shot put on Sunday in Rabat, Morocco. After taking the Tucson Elite Classic with a 19.58 performance last weekend in Arizona, she dipped to 18.12 on her second try in Rabat, 18.04 on her fifth and decided against a sixth and final attempt. Ranked second in the world, Mitton threw 18.98 in Oslo, Norway, 19.90 in Stockholm and 19.44 in Poland last year
She's a 44-year-old mother of six children, and a grandmother to two more. Now, Racheal Marie Billy can also call herself an international fashion model. Billy added that title to her resumé when she graced the catwalk at the Cannes Indigenous Arts and Fashion Festival in the world-famous French Riviera resort city. The festival made its debut for Indigenous Fashion Week earlier this month, and Billy is now back home in Kamloops, B.C., after rubbing shoulders with other Indigenous models and des
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Olivia Smith scored twice Sunday as Canada blanked Panama 5-0 for its second straight win at the CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship. Zoe Markesini and Amanda Allen also had goals for Canada, which led 4-0 at the half with the first three goals coming between the 22nd and 29th minute at Estadio Olimpico Felix Sanchez. The Canadians also benefited from an Alejandra Garay own goal. Allen, who plays for the NWSL's Orlando Pride, made it 5-0 with a highlight-re
Canada beat Germany 5-2 to win gold at the Ice Hockey World Championship in Tampere on Sunday, securing a 28th title in the competition. The teams were tied at 2-2 after the first two periods at the Nokia Arena, but Germany could not sustain the pace as the Canadians dominated the third period with three goals, claiming their second gold medal in three years. Despite Germany's hopes of clinching a first-ever World Championship title, they had to settle for their first silver at the annual event since 1953.
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan secured its spot in next season’s Champions League by winning 1-0 at Juventus on Sunday — barring any off-field developments. Olivier Giroud’s goal late in the first half was enough for Milan to secure a spot in the top four in Serie A as it left the Rossoneri six points above fifth-place Atalanta with just one match remaining. Milan also moved eight points above Juventus. However, the Bianconeri could still appeal the 10-point penalty it was given for false accounting. Com
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won reelection Sunday, extending his increasingly authoritarian rule into a third decade as the country reels from high inflation and the aftermath of an earthquake that leveled entire cities. A third term gives Erdogan, a polarizing populist, an even stronger hand domestically and internationally, and the election results will have implications far beyond the capital of Ankara. Turkey stands at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, and i
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Dániel Sallói scored the go-ahead goal and Sporting Kansas City used an own-goal by Portland's Larrys Mabiala to provide some cushion in a 4-1 victory over the Timbers on Sunday. Portland jumped on top early on Franck Boli's third goal of the season — unassisted in the 8th minute. Erik Thommy scored the equalizer for Sporting KC (3-8-4) when he took a pass from Marinos Tzionis in the 33rd minute and notched his second goal this season. Things fell apart for the Timbers (
SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Sergio Rico was hospitalized Sunday with a head injury after being hit by a loose horse in an accident in Spain. The player's representatives said in a statement that the accident happened near the southern Spanish city of Seville, where Rico used to play for Sevilla. “Sergio is in good hands, fighting to recover,” the statement said, adding that the next 48 hours will be important to determine the progress of his recovery. The statement said
Two people were shot and killed over an alleged disagreement with their landlord in Stoney Creek, according to police. Ahmar Khan reports.