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The Klondike Highway, from Pelly Crossing to Stewart Crossing, has been closed due to intense smoke. The smoke is from a fire at Crystal Creek, spanning 1,500 hectares. The Crystal Creek fire moved closer to the highway around 10:15 p.m. Sunday, according to a press release from the Yukon government. The release states that there is no immediate threat to the community of Stewart Crossing, though the community remains on an evacuation alert. The closure is temporary and Wildland Fire, along with
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is receiving European assistance for the summer wildfire season, with the first group of firefighters arriving in Athens. The 28 Romanian firefighters were welcomed Saturday by Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Minister Christos Stylianides and the leadership of Greece’s Fire Service. A total of more than 200 firefighters from six European countries will eventually be deployed to Greece. “Romania is happy to join the pre-positioning program with a specialized firef
Russian forces say they are in control of Lysychansk but Ukraine denies the claim and says fighting is continuing on the edges of the cityView on euronews
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Saturday it had sent three unarmed drones towards an Israeli Mediterranean gas rig, which the Israeli military said it had intercepted. There was no immediate response from Lebanese authorities to the incident, which came amid tensions over the location of the Israeli rig and long-standing but so-far fruitless U.S.-mediated efforts to agree on a maritime border. Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz said Hezbollah was "preventing the state of Lebanon from reaching an agreement regarding maritime borders, which are critical to the economy and prosperity of the Lebanese nation".
Quebec gynecologists are speaking out over not being consulted about the province's plan to replace pap tests with HPV tests as its main tool to screen for cervical cancer. Health Minister Christian Dubé made the announcement earlier this month, saying the new health plan aims to improve patient experience, including "moving away from the typical intrusive test." While gynecologist Dr. Céline Bouchard welcomed the news of this new measure, she was surprised by the announcement. "We, the doctors
RCMP officers in Saanich, B.C., have identified 22-year-old twin brothers Matthew and Isaac Auchterlonie as the two armed bank robbers who were killed by police in a shootout on Tuesday.
Alexander Lukashenko, in power since 1994 and accused in the West of human rights abuses, has allowed Russian troops to use his country's territory in invading Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said the Belarusian leader's statement amounted to a "signal", with his actions to be watched carefully.
International animal rescue organization No Dogs Left Behind has helped secure and provide passage for cats and dogs left behind when U.S. troops evacuated from Afghanistan in August 2021. The final 10 dogs, which were originally left behind because they were too young or not strong enough to travel, have now arrived in Canada and were brought to the group's sanctuary in Scarborough, Ont.
Newfoundland and Labrador's snow crab fishers have hopes for another strong year, but some say the industry has become too dependent on the one species — leading to potential trouble down the road.
After experiencing a spike in popularity driven by novelty, experts say plant-based fake meats have lost some sizzle.
A memorial bike ride was held Sunday in downtown Vancouver to honour a well-loved cyclist who lost his life in a crash in the West End last week. Agustín Beltrán, 28, was killed in a collision with a dump truck at the intersection of Hornby Street and Pacific Boulevard on Wednesday. Beltrán was a first-year PhD student at the University of British Columbia. He studied environmental and applied microeconomics, according to the university's website. The memorial ride on Sunday started outside the
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Two Russian airplanes departed Bulgaria on Sunday with scores of Russian diplomatic staff and their families amid a mass expulsion that has sent tensions soaring between the historically close nations, a Russian diplomat said. Filip Voskresenski, a high-ranking Russian diplomat, told journalists at the airport in Bulgaria's capital Sofia before the flights left that he was among the 70 Russian diplomatic staff declared “persona non grata” last week and ordered to leave the
The U.S. Supreme Court last week voted 6-3 to overturn the Roe v. Wade interpretation of the constitution, finding it does not protect abortion rights and opening the way for states to restrict or outright ban the medical procedure. Prince Edward Island was long considered Canada's most pro-life province, and the Island's abortion politics have a long and fraught history. Here's a look back at the evolution of abortion rights on P.E.I. Decriminalization Abortion in Canada was formally banned in
About 230 Ukrainian citizens are expected to arrive in Regina on Monday evening aboard a humanitarian flight from Poland. The provincial government said the nine-hour flight from Warsaw, the Polish capital, is expected to land at about 5:05 p.m. CST Monday, meeting the provincial immigration minister's target date. The passengers are expected to spend about three to four hours in customs processes before leaving the airport. A host of provincial and local officials are expected to be there inclu
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Temperatures more than 20 degrees above normal will bathe the Arctic Circle for the first half of July.
Over 1,300 customers in the Kennebecasis Valley Fundy area and Fredericton-Oromocto region have had their power restored. N.B. Power's website indicated most of the outages were along a stretch from Evandale and Grand Bay-Westfield. N.B. Power spokesperson Marc Belliveau said a call came in regarding a power outage in the Rothesay area at around noon Sunday. Approximately 980 customers in the region had lost power. "After we patrolled the area, we found a very large tree on one of our transmissi
One half of Daft Punk is back but this time it's classical as Thomas Bangalter composes his first piece for a symphony orchestraView on euronews
A Charlottetown resident says she's relieved to be reunited with her parrot after the bird went on a little escapade in the city's downtown during Canada Day. Crystal Tobin lets Yoshi out of his cage whenever she's at home so the one-year-old, green-cheeked parakeet can spread its wings. This wasn't a problem until Friday, when she realized she had left her phone in her car after coming back from a grocery run. "I have a perch in the bathroom for him because he looks at himself in the mirror all