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British Columbia residents are being warned about what Environment Canada calls a "short-lived" heat wave with daytime highs over 30 degrees in several regions, from eastern Vancouver Island to the southern Interior. The weather agency has issued a series of heat warnings, saying a strong ridge of high pressure will set in tomorrow and last until at least Thursday. It says daytime highs between 29 and 35 degrees inland and 27 degrees near the water are expected for Metro Vancouver, Howe Sound, t
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin is fighting to keep his seat as a New Mexico county commissioner as he faces possible removal and disqualification from public office for his participation in last year’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Griffin was previously convicted of a misdemeanor for entering Capitol grounds on Jan. 6, 2021. He was sentenced to 14 days and given credit for time served. Three residents of Santa Fe and Los Alamos counties filed a lawsuit seeking
Some Island farmers say a looming increase in the price of dairy products is necessary to make up for skyrocketing costs. Dairy prices will be going up by 2.5 per cent starting Sept. 1 following an adjustment by the Canadian Dairy Commission. The Crown corporation that oversees supply management in Canada usually adjusts prices once a year in February, but farmers had called for an increase in June to account for rapidly rising costs. That's in addition to the 8.4 per cent increase at the beginn
Ontario is seeing far fewer forest fires this year than the 10-year average, and only a fraction of what it experienced last summer, when fires tore through a record amount of land in the province, according to the provincial government. There have been 179 fires so far this year, with 2,416 hectares of land burned, Evan Lizotte, a fire information officer with the Ministry of Natural Resources, said in a recent interview. That's compared with the 10-year average of 669 fires and 174,196 hectare
SHANGHAI (Reuters) -China warned that severe drought conditions along the Yangtze river could last well into September as local governments race to maintain power and find fresh water supplies to irrigate crops ahead of the autumn harvest. While flooding caused by heavy rainfall in the western Chinese province of Qinghai has killed 16 people, state media reported on Thursday, with an additional 36 missing. A severe heatwave across the basin of China's longest river, the Yangtze, caused by a larger than usual Western Pacific subtropical high, has now lasted more than two months, slashing hydropower supplies and drying out large expanses of arable land.
A doctor in eastern Ontario charged with first-degree murder in the death of an elderly patient last year is now facing three new first-degree murder charges. Dr. Brian Nadler was arrested Wednesday. All three of the latest alleged victims were under Nadler's care.
PENTICTON, B.C. — Local authorities in British Columbia's Okanagan region say all evacuation orders around the so-called Keremeos Creek wildfire near Penticton have been rescinded. Erick Thompson, an information officer for the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, says this means residents from the last 25 households still displaced by the fire have received the go-ahead to return home. He says select properties remain on evacuation alert due to the wildfire, which is still active. The bla
Opening statements set for Wednesday give prosecutors and R. Kelly's attorneys their first chance to address jurors directly about charges that accuse the R&B singer of enticing of minors for sex, producing child pornography and rigging his 2008 pornography trial. (Aug. 17)
Jeff Bohnert had all but given up on seeing his poodle-hound mix again after she went missing in early June. Two months later, people exploring a nearby cave found his dog (August 16)
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A U.S. congressional delegation has arrived in Kenya to meet with the new president-elect and the opposition figure likely to file a court challenge to his election loss in the latest electoral crisis for East Africa’s most stable democracy. The new U.S. ambassador to Kenya, Meg Whitman, said the delegation led by Sen. Chris Coons also will meet with outgoing Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who has been publicly silent since the Aug. 9 election. President-elect William Rut
Outgoing health minister Christian Dubé has promised to "de-bureaucratize" the province's health-care network by creating a new government agency to co-ordinate operations, if his ruling Coalition Avenir Québec party is re-elected Oct. 3. Dubé, who is seeking re-election in October, made the announcement Wednesday morning. "We've all seen the shortcomings of our health system during the pandemic. Everyone agrees we must change the way things work in health and social services," Dubé said. The ag
Canada's main stock index fell on Wednesday after five straight days of gains as technology and material stocks fell, although a rebound in oil prices boosted heavyweight energy shares and capped overall losses. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended down 88.53 points, or 0.4%, at 20,181.44 after notching its highest closing level in more than two months the day before. "There's a lot of short covering that's happening which has caused the market to rally quite substantially off of the lows," said James Telfser, Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager at Aventine Investment Counsel.
While trying to find liquid pain relievers for children is proving to be more difficult lately, a pharmacist may be able to offer alternative remedies. "Don't panic buy, there are options out there," said Greg Richard, a pharmacist and owner of Boyd's Pharmasave in Halifax. "Just consult your pharmacist. We're here to help, we're available pretty easily and want to make sure children are treated appropriately with the right medication." While Richard's pharmacy still had some of the more popular
A Miami-Dade police officer was critically wounded and an armed robbery suspect was killed in an exchange of gunfire during a car chase Monday night, authorities said. (Aug. 16)
The George Black ferry in Dawson City won't be operating until further notice due to mechanical issues. On Tuesday afternoon, Krysten Johnson, a spokesperson with the Department of Highways and Public Works, said it will take at least two full days to fix. "The ferry will not be in operation until these repairs can be completed," she said. "We're ... recommending that people make alternative travel arrangements at this time, because that is an unfortunate amount of time to wait." The ferry shut
It's such a problem that some Facebook users don't even bother hiding their intentions: one profile was called 'I sell guns' in Kurdish. View on euronews
OTTAWA (Reuters) -Canada's inflation eased slightly in July on lower gasoline prices, official data showed on Tuesday, prompting the central bank governor to say that the annual rate may have peaked but will "remain too high for some time". Underlying price pressures suggested another outsized interest rate hike was still on the cards. In an op-ed in the National Post Web site posted after the data was released, Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem said inflation is still "far too high".
A Saskatchewan political studies professor says the Saskatoon Meewasin byelection will garner more interest and could have a higher turnout because of who is running and what is at stake. Four parties have already selected candidates, including one party leader. Former Opposition NDP Leader Ryan Meili officially resigned the seat on July 1. The government has six months from that date to hold the vote. University of Regina professor of politics and international studies Tom McIntosh said he expe
LANGLEY, B.C. — The Greater Vancouver Zoo says a "small number" of its wolves are unaccounted for after the animals were believed to have been released as a result of "malicious intent," but there is no danger to the public. The zoo says on its website that a number of wolves were discovered outside their enclosure in the morning and it's working with the B.C. Conservation Officer Service to "contain" the animals, while the Langley RCMP investigate what appears to be a case of unlawful entry and
WARNING: This article contains mentions of eating disorders and abuse. Jennette McCurdy spent most of her life putting her mother on a pedestal. The child star broke into the television industry at the tender age of six and when her mother passed away in September 2013 from cancer, she didn't know what to do next. "I don't know who I am without her because I was living for her, and now she's dead," McCurdy said in an interview with CBC's Q with Tom Power. But McCurdy said there was also a sense