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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
Two fires threatening communities in central Newfoundland grew less than anticipated yesterday due to higher humidity and lighter than predicted winds, says Jeff Motty, Newfoundland and Labrador's forest protection supervisor. However, he said, firefighters are unable to use water bombers in some areas because of the heavy smoke.
In 1969, actor Sharon Tate and four others were murdered by members of Charles Manson's cult. (Aug. 9)
Prosecutors say there was "a much uglier and more sinister side" to Ryan Giggs behind closed doors that allegedly involved physical and psychological abuse. View on euronews
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.
When the fish were not biting, these fishermen believed it was because there were none to be caught. But this father decided to attach a camera to his hook to see if his sons' claims were correct. When he looked at the footage, he was surprised to see not only a bunch of fish, but that he nearly bonked one on the head when the camera hit the bottom. This father and his sons are fishing in a remote lake in Ontario, Canada. They have chosen a spot in front of a beaver lodge, usually a sure place to catch fish. But as the fish are reluctant to bite, it became difficult to believe that they were there. The camera shows that it was skill, not a lack of fish that made them go back to the cottage empty-handed. The bottom of a lake is a mysterious place and a camera on a string reveals that there is more going on than meets the eye. These fish were actually more curious about the camera than they were about the bait being presented. The lesson in this might be that persistence will pay off eventually and that they shouldn't give up, thinking that nothing lurks below.
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
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 Ukrainian ambassador to international organizations described the Russian shelling of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant and the continuing danger at the complex, which is occupied by Russians. Russia says Ukraine shelled the plant.
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.
Surf conditions in P.E.I. National Park are dangerous and visitors are advised not to enter the water, according to a warning issued by Parks Canada on Monday. "Rip currents may be formed along the shores due to high winds and resulting surf conditions," reads a written release. "To ensure the safety of all beach goers, entering the water is not recommended in these conditions and people are asked to follow surf guard instructions." P.E.I. beaches are prone to rip currents, which form when waves
David McCullough, best-selling author and renowned historian who won Pulitzer Prizes for his biographies of presidents John Adams and Harry Truman, has died at the age of 89, his publisher said on Monday. McCullough died on Sunday at his home in Hingham, Massachusetts, surrounded by his five children, according to a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DavidMcCulloughBooks maintained by his publisher, Simon and Schuster. McCullough was known for writing several deeply researched and popular works about important American figures and points in history such as the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and the first flight by the Wright Brothers.
The Stanley Cup will be making an appearance in downtown Halifax during a parade on August 20. The Colorado Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon announced in an Instagram post on Tuesday the celebration will begin at noon at the Scotiabank Centre and end at Grand Parade for a Q&A session in front of city hall. at 1 p.m. This comes after the Colorado Avalanche beat out two-time defending champions the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game 6 of the recent Stanley Cup Finals. With MacKinnon contributing a goal a
Despite the rainy cool weather over the weekend, a record number of people took part in Sunday's Yukon River Trail Marathon. More than 300 people ran in the event. That's the most registered participants in the race's 23 years. Ken Sylvestre, one of the organisers, said people from all over the world sign up for the race because of the Yukon's natural beauty. "I think the scenery is one thing that's really special. It's a trail run mostly on single track, so it's really a nice route to run. The
BERLIN (AP) — Local officials with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s party rejected a bid to expel former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder over his close ties to Russia, the news agency dpa reported Monday. An arbitration committee of the center-left Social Democrats’ branch in Hannover, where Schroeder lives, considered 17 applications from party members for proceedings against him. Schroeder’s longstanding connections to the Russian energy sector and refusal to distance himself fully from President
VANCOUVER — Hootsuite Inc. says it will lay off 30 per cent of its staff as part of a global restructuring. The Vancouver-based social media business did not say what triggered the job cuts, but tech companies as large as Shopify, Netflix and Clearco have conducted similar layoffs in recent weeks as investor interest in tech stocks has faded. Hootsuite CEO Tom Keiser says the move will help the company once considered a darling in Canada's tech scene to realign itself with strategies that can ma
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, “