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B.C. Parks has closed several climbing areas on the popular rock wall known as the Chief following a significant rockfall early Tuesday morning. The areas along the Grand Wall and Western Dihedrals are closed until further notice, according to the provincial agency. Squamish RCMP said there were no injuries. Paul Adam, the manager at the Centre for Natural Hazards Research at SFU said that this is one of the biggest rockfalls on The Chief in the last 60 years. Adam says he suspects it is due to
Officials with British Columbia's wildfire service say low humidity and hot temperatures arriving this week are fuelling aggressive activity at some fires. That's after a modest reprieve from lightning strikes and higher winds had reduced the number of new fires that started in recent days as crews battle some 250wildfires across B.C. Forrest Tower, a spokesman with the wildfire service, says the out-of-control Sparks Lake fire northwest of Kamloops has grown to nearly 655 square kilometres. Tow
CALGARY — Alberta is ending isolation requirements for people who test positive for COVID-19 and their close contacts as cases climb in the province. Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health, announced a two-phased approach Wednesday to eliminate the few remaining public health orders in the province. Starting Thursday, close contacts will no longer be notified of exposure by contact tracers nor will they be legally required to isolate — although it still recommended. The pro
RED LAKE, Minn. (AP) — A man was charged Wednesday in the killing of a Red Lake Nation police officer who was fatally shot while responding to a call to a residence on the tribe’s reservation in northwestern Minnesota. David Donnell Jr., 28, of Redby, was charged in federal court with one count of second-degree murder and four counts of assault with a dangerous weapon in the death of Officer Ryan Bialke. The 37-year-old Bialke was killed Tuesday after he went to Donnell's home on a report of a s
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Liberal Leader Iain Rankin defended his party's record on health care and sexism Wednesday during the first leaders debate of a provincial election campaign that has yet to reach the halfway mark. Early in the 90-minute contest, Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Houston and NDP Leader Gary Burrill criticized the Liberal premier for failing to deal with a chronic physician shortage that has left 70,000 Nova Scotians without a family doctor. The opposition leaders also said
Saturday morning saw a brief kerfuffle of action in Carcross as two Yukon government trucks arrived to barricade access to the footbridge. A closure notice was stapled to the barricade. Late Monday, government officials wrote that “a recent engineering assessment indicated a risk of potential failure of the bridge given the current water levels. Risks associated with erosion of the bank at the north abutment and floating debris pose risks to the integrity of the bridge that cannot be addressed a
From July 26-30, tune in to CBC Radio One's The Early Edition at 7:10 a.m. for All Out Vancouver — a new special series produced by CBC's Kiran Singh that explores how the City of Vancouver supports its LGBTQ residents, many of whom seek refuge in the city because of its reputation as a safe haven. Businesses big and small across the Lower Mainland are flying coloured flags this week as the Vancouver Pride Society hosts events celebrating the LGBTQ community and some members are warning consumer
A youth art exhibition in Carcross, How We Walk with the Land and Water, is encouraging local children to consider their connection to the land. Colleen James — a local knowledge keeper, advisor on the project and auntie to many — presents the art as evidence of the youths’ wisdom. “These little ones are making connections and going even deeper than we would have liked; they are conscious of their footprint even in kindergarten,” James said. James points to the artwork of the children currently
Highlights of this day in history: Britain's Prince Charles marries Lady Diana Spencer; Italy's fascist dictator Benito Mussolini born; President Dwight Eisenhower signs an act creating NASA; Artist Vincent Van Gogh dies. (July 29)
The community of Watson Lake represents about 3.5 per cent of Yukon's total population, but as of Tuesday it had more than a third of the territory's active COVID-19 cases — and local leaders hope it's a wake-up call for more people to get vaccinated. "You know, people see that it's continuing to infect people and people are starting to, again, realize that it's not going to go away," said Mayor Chris Irvin. "We can't force people to get the vaccine. And hopefully people will take some time to e
Correction: Second paragraph should read A former councillor of the Michel First Nation... As probable burial sites of children who didn’t survive residential schools are being identified across the country and discussions of repatriation of their remains take place, Jodi Calahoo Stonehouse feels the pain of it all so very deeply. A former councillor of the Michel First Nation in Alberta, she’s one among a people without a land. “I think our loss is… amplified during this process,” said Stonehou
Students and parents will wait another week to learn how their schools will deal with COVID-19 when Ontario classrooms reopen in early September, while nurses demand proof they’ve been properly ventilated. With no official word yet on what rules will apply to limit its spread, parents say (among other things) that they want an easy way to know if their children have been exposed to the virus, which has kept students home from school for 26 weeks, the longest of any province. “You better have non
A new N.W.T board game is bringing Cree language and culture to northern communities. Ryan Schaefer and Eyzaah Bouza, both 20 years old from Fort Smith, created the game to be like Snakes and Ladders, with a traditional twist. Named Trails and Overflow, the game takes players through a South Slave trap line where their knowledge of Cree animal names and numbers are tested in a race to the finish line. Schaefer and Bouza developed the game at a 2018 workshop joining language revitalization with g
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice won’t help defend U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama against a civil lawsuit that claims he helped to incite the Jan. 6 violence at the Capitol. In a court filing Tuesday, the Justice Department urged a judge to deny the congressman's request for immunity as a federal employee over his remarks at a pro-Donald Trump rally that occurred before the rioting at the U.S. Capitol. Brooks had argued that he was acting within the scope of his office when
SEOUL (Reuters) -Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday forecast strong demand for memory chips in the second half and a recovery in the mobile market to 2019 levels, in a sign the global economy is getting back on track from the coronavirus pandemic. The world's top maker of memory chips and smartphones posted a 54% jump in operating profit for the second quarter, its strongest result in more than two years, supported by high chip prices and better than expected demand. "For the second half, market conditions are expected to be favourable for the component business," Samsung said in a statement.
Canadian forward Deanne Rose has signed with England's Reading FC. The 22-year-old from Alliston, Ont., currently at the Olympics in Tokyo, spent the last four years at the University of Florida. Rose has 10 goals and eight assists in 58 appearances for Canada. "At the age of 22, she already has over 50 caps for Canada, which is very impressive and it shows you the ability of the player we've secured," Reading manager Kelly Chambers said in a statement. "Deanne is extremely ambitious, and is a p
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk had a “heart related incident” when he collapsed on the show's New Mexico set, and his condition is stable as he recovers at a hospital, his representatives said Wednesday. “We can confirm Bob is in stable condition after experiencing a heart related incident," the statement said. "He and his family would like to express gratitude for the incredible doctors and nurses looking after him, as well as his cast, crew and producers who have staye
U.S. shares bounded to record highs on Thursday helped by strong company earnings and solid economic growth data, though the Federal Reserve's message earlier this week that it is in no hurry to taper stimulus pinned the dollar at a one-month low. Following a spate of strong corporate earnings reports from Ford Motor Co to KFC owner Yum Brands Inc overnight, investors were further cheered by data showing the U.S. economy grew at a solid annualized pace of 6.5% in the second quarter. "Today is a follow-on from really good earnings last night, which is great news," said Tim Ghriskey, chief investment strategist at Inverness Counsel in New York, which manages $4 billion in assets.
OTTAWA — Afghan interpreters and Canadian veterans say the Immigration Department is failing Afghans who worked with Canada in the war-torn country, despite an announcement last week to fast-track their resettlement. Rahim, who worked as an interpreter with Canadian soldiers via NATO in 2016-17 and whose full name is not being disclosed for safety reasons, says Taliban fighters burned his father's home to the ground on Monday in punishment for his service to coalition forces. He is staying with
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The city of Berkeley will start serving vegan food at public events, jails, senior centers and other city buildings after the city council approved a resolution that calls for the progressive city to cut by half its spending on animal-based products by 2024. The first-of-its-kind measure approved Tuesday and co-authored by Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín requires the city to offer plant-based foods, including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds at publ