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The RCMP's southeast district major crimes unit is linking two fatal weekend incidents in Summerland and Abbotsford, B.C. Investigators say the discovery of human remains inside a burning vehicle in Summerland on Saturday, and the police chase in Abbotsford on Sunday — where the driver and passenger were killed — are connected. Mounties have not specified the nature of the connection, but say they believe the two people in the burned vehicle were murdered. "The RCMP's homicide investigation is o
Most key measurements for COVID-19 in New Brunswick continued a downward trend again last week, according to the most recent weekly report released by the province. While the number of deaths reported between July 31 and Aug. 6 was the same as the week before, most other categories were down, including the number of confirmed PCR-confirmed tests, active cases, hospitalizations, and ICU patients. The most significant drop is in the number of hospital admissions for COVID-19 — they dropped by almo
In 1969, actor Sharon Tate and four others were murdered by members of Charles Manson's cult. (Aug. 9)
A precautionary boil water advisory has been issued in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut, because of inconsistent chlorine levels at the community's water treatment plant, according to the territory's health department. Health officials say all water that's being consumed should be boiled for at least a minute. That includes water being used to wash fruits and vegetables, to cook, and to brush teeth. The department says it'll let the community know when the advisory has lifted.
More than one million people are at risk of falling into famine in Haiti according to the World Food Programme, as the UN agency's donations brought respite to a drought-stricken town in the country's northwest. (Aug. 9 Pierre Luxama)
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SURREY, B.C. — Mounties in British Columbia say there is a connection between the discovery of two bodies in a burned vehicle in Summerland and the deaths of two people in a police chase in Abbotsford a day later. The RCMP’s southeast district major crime unit says investigators now believe two people discovered Aug. 6 in the burned-out vehicle were murdered. They say a stolen vehicle that Abbotsford police officers tried to stop on Aug. 7 was flagged for police as being connected to the deaths.
MONTREAL — Quebec’s public health director is recommending that arsenic levels in the air of a western Quebec city be reduced significantly, but even then they would remain five times higher than the provincial standard. Dr. Luc Boileau told reporters in Rouyn-Noranda Wednesday that average emissions of 15 nanograms of arsenic per cubic metre of air would be a safe level for people in the city until air quality is “eventually” improved to the provincial standard of three nanograms of arsenic per
These silly pup love this little moose toy that rattle, crinkles and squeaks. Cuteness overload!
More than 52,000 Christmas lights will shine again in Riverview, after the theft of a huge amount of underground copper wire this summer. The council in the New Brunswick town has voted to continue with the Light Up Riverview display after the theft — involving 3,600 metres of underground copper wire and 46 electrical boxes — prompted town staff to review its future. The repair work is expected to cost more than $58,000. "It is a staggering figure to absorb," David Shea, Riverview's director of
President Joe Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act Tuesday, a $280 billion bipartisan bill to boost domestic high-tech manufacturing. The measure is part of his administration’s push to boost U.S. competitiveness over China. (Aug. 9)
N.W.T. tennis players at the Canada Summer Games are off to an inspiring start. Teresa Martin, 17, and Ofira Duru, 15, posted a big win Sunday in the girls doubles, winning their match against Newfoundland and Labrador in three sets, including a lengthy 7-6 win in the second set. Martin, from Yellowknife, said she's never competed at such a large event before. "Overall, it was unreal. And we were really proud of ourselves and really happy with the outcome of the match," she said. "We realized we
The yam is a versatile staple of life for so many Africans, but climate change is hurting the yield. A genome sequencing project is underway to help toughen up this humble tuber.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tim Michels, a wealthy businessman endorsed by former President Donald Trump, won the Republican primary for Wisconsin governor on Tuesday and will face Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in a contest that could reshape elections in the marquee battleground. Michels defeated former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, who was endorsed by former Vice President Mike Pence and had backing from establishment Republicans, including ex-Gov. Scott Walker. In her concession speech, Kleefisch said, “
Chris Clay has visited Charlottetown's "tent cities" many times over the summer to make sure the people living there have the supplies they need to survive. Clothes, blankets, food, water — as well as clean needles and smoking supplies. And not just for clients of the Native Council of P.E.I, where Clay works as the co-ordinator of the Reaching Home project. "Anyone who's struggling or homeless at the moment, we supply them." Weeks ago, there were more than 20 people living in an encampment on t
Two children at the centre of an Amber Alert issued in Saskatchewan have been found, according to RCMP. The Saskatchewan RCMP issued an Amber Alert on Monday night asking the public to be on the lookout for a pair of kids, aged seven and eight. A police news release on Tuesday said they were believed to be with their mother and Benjamin Martin Moore, 50, who was considered a danger to the children. A Facebook post from the Meade County Sheriff's Office in Sturgis, South Dakota, in the early hour
The Saskatchewan government is preparing for two charter flights carrying another 200 Ukrainian evacuees to arrive in Regina Wednesday night. The Ukrainian citizens, who embarked from the Polish capital of Warsaw, will arrive after a short layover in Edmonton. "Saskatchewan's approach to welcoming Ukrainian citizens is unique and speaks to Saskatchewan's character," Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said in a Wednesday news release. "I am extremely proud of the work that i
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — After questions about guns, politics and COVID-19, a jury was selected Tuesday for the second trial of two men charged with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer over their disgust with restrictions early in the pandemic. The judge and lawyers settled on 18 people, including six alternates, to hear the case against Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr. They're on trial again after a jury in April couldn't reach a verdict. Two co-defendants were acquitted and two m
Some members of Metro Vancouver's South Asian community have expressed concerns over potential racist backlash after police released a list last week of 11 men they say pose a risk to public safety due to alleged gang affiliation — nine of whom have Punjabi names. The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) says the men are known to police and have connections to high levels of gang and organized crime-related violence, including a recent incident in Whistler wher
Much-needed rain and wind are bringing relief to Newfoundland and Labrador, where two major forest fires are burning out of control. As Abigail Bimman reports, conditions could shift, and thousands of people are preparing to flee.