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  • Smoke is visible from a fire near Sproat Lake on Vancouver Island in a Saturday, July 4, 2015 handout photo. Residents in parts of southern British Columbia say haze from wildfires is blotting out the sun and it looks like sunset.The B.C. Wildfire Service says gusty winds and drought conditions are hampering efforts to contain dozens of wildfires in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service
    Haze from B.C. fires makes day look like sunset, others forced to flee The Canadian Press - 25 minutes ago

    Residents in parts of southern British Columbia say haze from wildfires is blotting out the sun and it looks like sunset. The B.C. Wildfire Service says gusty winds … More »Haze from B.C. fires makes day look like sunset, others forced to flee

    Smoke is visible from a fire near Sproat Lake on Vancouver Island in a Saturday, July 4, 2015 handout photo. Residents in parts of southern British Columbia say haze from wildfires is blotting out the sun and it looks like sunset.The B.C. Wildfire Service says gusty winds and drought conditions are hampering efforts to contain dozens of wildfires in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service

    Residents in parts of southern British Columbia say haze from wildfires is blotting out the sun and it looks like sunset. The B.C. Wildfire Service says gusty winds and drought conditions are hampering efforts to contain dozens of wildfires in the province. Officials say the conditions have led to "significant growth" …

  • Smoky skies from wildfires snapped by residents in Vancouver

    As wildfires rage across parts of B.C., the resulting smoke and ash have spread over several communities, prompting residents to share their jaw-dropping photos of the eerily dark skies. Downtown Vancouver looked like it sat underneath a red sun. Several new wildfires and a few old ones have caused local authorities to …

  • Aphid population booming in Vancouver heat wave

    Vancouverites who have linden or tulip trees on their streets are probably no stranger to the sap-like substance secreted by aphids and dripped onto cars and sidewalks, but the hot summer weather is making the issue even stickier than usual. Bill Manning, an arborist with the City of Vancouver, says aphids make their homes …

  • Discovering new fossils in British Columbia is sometimes as easy as taking a walk along the beach, said Richard Hebda, curator of botany and earth science at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria. Many of the fossils come from Island View beach, just north of Victoria on the Saanich peninsula, and hint at what …

  • U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden will be in Vancouver to cheer the Americans on against reigning champions Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup Final on Sunday. U.S. President Barack Obama announced Saturday he would send a presidential delegation to the match. It's the second time in a row that the U.S. will play Japan for …

  • A 62-year-old Vancouver woman is dead after being struck by a garbage truck near the intersection of Kingsway and Broadway around 9 a.m. PT. Brian Montague says the northbound garbage truck was making a right turn from Broadway onto Kingsway Avenue when it hit the woman.

 
  • Climate change concert calls for more investment in green energy
    Climate change concert calls for more investment in green energy CBC - 20 hours ago

    Around 100 people gathered on the Alberta legislature grounds Saturday afternoon, trying to convince politicians that a strong economy and healthy environment are not … More »Climate change concert calls for more investment in green energy

    Climate change concert calls for more investment in green energy

    Around 100 people gathered on the Alberta legislature grounds Saturday afternoon, trying to convince politicians that a strong economy and healthy environment are not mutually exclusive. The Jobs, Justice and The Climate concert was held to encourage investment in renewable energy. "It's really about pushing the federal …

  • Shannon Madill's body found, husband charged with 2nd-degree murder

    Police have found the body of missing Calgary woman Shannon Madill (Burgess) and charged her husband in connection with her death. Madill, 25, was reported missing on Dec.1 last year after failing to show up for a family event the day before. "It transitioned from a missing person investigation to a homicide investigation …

  • A horse has been euthanized at the Calgary Stampede after suffering a broken leg in one of the chuckwagon races on Saturday night. "A veterinarian was on the scene immediately and determined the horse suffered a broken right hind leg — specifically a fractured cannon bone," wrote the Stampede in a release Saturday night. …

  • Data shows Alberta off-road vehicle use unsustainable, environmental group says

    being damaged by unsustainable off-highway vehicle use. Ruts deep enough to swallow a person and erosion that has relocated streambeds shows that some areas can't handle motorized traffic even if users do their best to be responsible, says the Alberta Wilderness Association. "We have photographs of trenches that are so …

  • Cyberattacks target government of Alberta websites

    Alberta government websites — which hold personal information about everything from protection of children at risk to driver's licences — are under constant threat of attack, according to the office tasked with keeping them safe. "On average, this year we have about 500 different attacks every day going on the Alberta …

  • Stampede challenging time for people with addictions, expert says

    Stampede week has just begun and EMS has already seen an increase of alcohol-related calls as some Calgarians party a little too hard. 

 
  • Minivan crash in Oakville injures 2
    Minivan crash in Oakville injures 2 CBC - 2 hours 26 minutes ago

    Two people are in hospital after a single-vehicle crash in Oakville.  More »Minivan crash in Oakville injures 2

    Minivan crash in Oakville injures 2

    Two people are in hospital after a single-vehicle crash in Oakville. 

  • SIU investigates shooting death of man on Gilbert Avenue

    There was an interaction between Toronto police officers and the man, and one officer discharged his firearm, according to a press release from the SIU. One subject officer and five witness officers will be part of the SIU investigation into the incident.

  • 1 dead, 3 injured after car goes off bridge

    One person is dead and three are in hospital after a car went off a bridge and into the ravine near Black Creek Drive and Lawrence Avenue. 

  • Climate activists call for greener economy

    Demonstrators will march through the streets of downtown Toronto this afternoon, calling for an economy that works for both the people and the planet. 

  • Actress and activist Jane Fonda joins the March for Jobs, Justice and Climate before the Pan American Climate and Economic Summit in Toronto on Sunday, July 5, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

    Jane Fonda joined hundreds gathered outside Ontario's legislative buildings on Sunday to rally and march for action on climate change and a greener economy ahead of two international summits this week. Labour groups, First Nations leaders, students and environmentalists led the rally calling on the federal government to …

  • Pearson International Airport's operations are slowly returning to normal after job action by workers who refuel aircraft forced hundreds of flight cancellations and delays on Friday. "Operations are running normally this morning," the GTAA said on Twitter. Almost 200 flights were cancelled at Pearson on Friday after …

 
  • Lac-Mégantic rail-safety group says too many train derailments for comfort
    Lac-Mégantic rail-safety group says too many train derailments for comfort CBC - 41 minutes ago

    Montreal, Maine and Atlantic — and the company that bought it after it declared bankruptcy — have experienced a number of train derailments since the 2013 Lac-Mégantic … More »Lac-Mégantic rail-safety group says too many train derailments for comfort

    Lac-Mégantic rail-safety group says too many train derailments for comfort

    Montreal, Maine and Atlantic — and the company that bought it after it declared bankruptcy — have experienced a number of train derailments since the 2013 Lac-Mégantic rail disaster. The following year, in 2014, the company formerly known as MM&A — now called Central Maine and Quebec (CMQ) — counted 14 incidents, according …

  • In this photo taken Saturday, March 2, 2013, Dr. Arthur Porter speaks with a reporter at his home in Nassau, Bahamas. Investigators with Quebec's anti-corruption unit have received permission to view the body of Arthur Porter in Panama in order to confirm his death. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jeff Todd

    Investigators with Quebec's anti-corruption unit have received permission to view the body of Arthur Porter in Panama in order to confirm his death. Porter, the former director of the McGill University Health Centre, had been facing fraud charges in Canada related to a $1.3-billion contract to build a megahospital in Montreal. …

  • The semi-submersible oil rig Eirik Raude sits anchored in Halifax harbour on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003. An internal report warns the federal government isn't fully prepared to respond in the event of an oil spill in the Arctic or in deep water offshore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

    ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - An internal report warns the federal government isn't fully prepared to respond in the event of an oil spill in the Arctic or in deep water offshore. The document "An Emergency Response Biomonitoring Plan for Accidental Spills" dated May 23, 2014, was prepared for Fisheries and Oceans Canada. It was …

  • Two people shot in a law office north of Montreal on Thursday have died of their injuries, Quebec provincial police confirmed Saturday afternoon. Police identified the victims as 51-year-old Benoit Cote and 30-year old Marie-Josée Sills, who were shot around 6 p.m. Thursday in the cabinet of a Terrebonne, Quebec law office. …

  • Boucherville tragedy: Jérémie and Gabriel Dubuc remembered by loved ones

    The day after the bodies of Michel Dubuc and his two young sons Gabriel and Jérémie were discovered inside a Boucherville, Que., home, friends, family and neighbours are trying to make sense of what happened. "I've known [Jérémie] since he was seven years old. Jérémie, 21, and 19-year-old Gabriel did not live with their …

  • A lawyer and notary shot at a Terrebonne, Que., law office have died, according to provincial police. Lawyer Benoît Côté, 51, and notary Marie-Josée Sills, 30, died in hospital after being shot at work on Thursday afternoon. Côté was at one time the lawyer for Michel Dubuc, a man found dead in his home in Boucherville, …

 
  • Josh Brine, 19, missing from Nova Scotia Hospital CBC - 3 hours ago

    Authorities are asking for the public's help to find a patient who went missing from the Nova Scotia Hospital. Josh Brine, 19, was reported missing Friday evening after … More »Josh Brine, 19, missing from Nova Scotia Hospital

    Authorities are asking for the public's help to find a patient who went missing from the Nova Scotia Hospital. Josh Brine, 19, was reported missing Friday evening after not returning from being out on a pass. Brine was last seen wearing a grey hooded sweater with a black ECKO logo, black baggy pants, black sneakers and …

  • Man, 45, arrested following disturbance at St. John's home

    The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary have charged a man following an incident Saturday morning at a home in the centre city area of St. John's.

  • Faulty equipment causes unplanned outages in central

    Equipment problems were the cause of unplanned power outages for a portion of central Newfoundland on Sunday.

  • Ryan Shay competes against friend who loaned him wheelchair part

    A Nova Scotia parathlete who borrowed a friend's race wheelchair part so he could compete at the Canadian Track and Field Championships went head to head against him on Saturday. Brown crossed the line third, clocking a time of 30.11 seconds, while Shay trailed by just over seven seconds. In a phone interview, Shay laughed …

  • The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is issuing a public warning following a break and entry at a home in the west end of St. John's late Saturday night.

  • RNC nab 2 impaired drivers in metro

    Shortly before 9 a.m. Saturday, officers with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary pulled a vehicle over in the downtown area of St. John's. Meanwhile, around 2:45 a.m. Sunday, RNC officers pulled a vehicle over in the area of Old Placentia Road in Mount Pearl.