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An investigation is underway after police say a 27-year-old woman died suddenly in Whitehorse. Officers responded to reports of a woman in medical distress in the downtown area at around 11:42 p.m., the RCMP said in a media statement. She was later pronounced dead. Police said they're investigating what happened alongside the Yukon Coroner's Service. There are no public safety concerns, said police.
VANCOUVER — The BC Wildfire Service says 241 fires are scorching the province, down from about 300 last week. In a news release, it says most of the blazes are in the Kamloops, Southeast, Prince George and Cariboo fire centres. It says there are 60 evacuation orders affecting 3,120 properties, an increase of 62, while there are 97 evacuation alerts. The service says more than 2,000 fire fighting personnel including nearly 300 from out-of-province are helping fight the blazes that have scorched 4
MILAN (AP) — Firefighters on the Italian island of Sicily on Saturday battled dozens of wildfires fueled by temperatures topping 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit), prompting the region’s governor to request assistance from Rome. Some 150 people trapped in two seaside areas in the city of Catania were evacuated late Friday by sea, where they were picked up by rubber dinghies and transferred to Coast Guard boats. A beach concession area with sunbeds and umbrellas was completely destroyed
Farmers in Atlantic Canada are exploring ways to support their fellow food producers in the Western Canada as they deal with drought and wildfires that are having a devastating effect on crops and livestock. One idea being considered is sending some hay their way, said Mary Robinson, a farmer from P.E.I. and president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture. "You talk to any producer here in P.E.I., and I think they would definitely go out of their way to help producers in the West," she said
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Germany’s center-right candidate to replace Angela Merkel as chancellor in the country's September election said he feels “deep shame and humility” over Nazi Germany’s “crimes” against the Poles during World War II. Armin Laschet spoke to Poland’s daily Rzeczpospolita, excerpts of which were published Saturday, ahead of full publication Monday. Laschet said he had a personal urge to attend the weekend anniversary observances in Warsaw of the city’s 1944 revolt against Nazi
When Châteauguay resident Laura Cochard saw an ad on Facebook for a Montreal festival boasting life-sized dinosaur robots, fossil displays and amusement rides, she snagged tickets to attend with her two-year-old, dinosaur-obsessed son, Alex. "We have dinosaurs all around the house, he goes to bed with dinosaurs — I said 'he's going to absolutely love this event,'" said the mother of two, who spent $50 on early bird tickets. But mere seconds after Cochard made the purchase on the festival's websi
A 26-year-old Nain man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a 50-year-old man in the community. Charges were laid after Nain RCMP responded to an assault at a home in the community Friday. Police said the 50-year-old was taken to the local clinic for treatment, but died of his injuries shortly after arriving. The accused made a court appearance Saturday morning, with a second appearance scheduled for Monday. An investigation involving the RCMP's major crimes unit and Nain d
TORONTO — With 26 points, Nashville SC has exactly double the number Toronto FC has from the same number of games (15). But the second-year team is expecting a stiff challenge when the two clubs meet Sunday at BMO Field. "There's no doubt about it. This is a talented group as any in MLS … They've got quality in all areas of the field," said Nashville coach Gary Smith. Toronto (3-8-4) is finally starting to show it, unbeaten in four games (2-0-2) under interim coach Javier Perez. Nashville (6-1-8
Ottawa reports four more COVID-19 cases Friday and no new deaths. There are 51 known active cases in the city. Vaccination numbers starting to plateau. Ontario reported 258 new cases of COVID-19. Today's Ottawa update Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported four more COVID-19 cases Saturday, but no new deaths. There are 51 known active cases. Numbers to watch 0.7%: As of Friday, the rate of COVID-19 tests coming back positive. 4.0: The weekly incidence rate, a rolling seven-day total of new COVID-19
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The owner of a private hospital in Afghanistan said the Afghan air force bombed the facility on Saturday, killing one person and injuring three others. He said the hospital was targeted because the military erroneously believed Taliban fighters were being treated there. Dr Mohammad Din Narewal, the owner of the 20-bed Afghan Ariana Specialty Hospital, told The Associated Press that provincial government officials informed him his hospital in Lashkar Gah was targeted bas
As more than 240 fires rage across the province, tens of thousands of people have been exposed to poor air quality, and it's particularly difficult for residents who have health issues.
Last weekend in Truro, campaign signs went up for provincial Liberal candidate Tamara Tynes Powell. Very early Sunday morning, several of the signs were founded vandalized and burned. At least one of the signs was in a Black neighborhood “The Marsh” where Tynes Powell grew up. Tynes Powell and her supporters said they felt the vandalism was motivated by racial hatred. Speaking with the Examiner on Tuesday, Tynes Powell said: Tynes Powell is one of close to a dozen Black MLA candidates in the upc
A Saskatchewan RCMP officer of 15 years has been suspended with pay after police say he was caught driving impaired while off duty on two different occasions this week. Mounties said the first incident happened around 10 p.m. CST Tuesday in Waldeck, around 210 kilometres west of Regina, when officers received a report of an impaired driver. Const. Kevin Granrude, an RCMP officer of 15 years and member of the Swift Current combined traffic services unit, was arrested on scene, the police force sa
As of Sept. 1, prospective clients hoping to dine at Old Montreal French bistro Chez Éric & Fils will have to provide proof of two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine — a move that's receiving mixed public reaction, according to owner Érik Luksenberg. While many regular customers have commended the impending policy, according to Luksenberg — "They said 'Bravo, Éric, it's a good decision,'" — others have said the policy infringes on their freedoms. "I had threats from some people. I had some people call
PARIS (AP) — Thousands of people protested France's special virus pass with marches through Paris and other French cities on Saturday. Most demonstrations were peaceful, but sporadic clashes with riot police marked protests in the French capital. Some 3,000 security forces deployed around Paris for a third weekend of protests against the pass that will be needed soon to enter restaurants and other places. Police took up posts along the Champs-Elysees to guard against an invasion of the famed ave
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet virtually with Southeast Asian officials every day next week, a senior state department official said on Saturday, as Washington seeks to show the region it’s a U.S. priority while also addressing the crisis in Myanmar. The top U.S. diplomat will attend virtual meetings for five consecutive days, including annual meetings of the 10 foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and other nations and separate meetings of the Lower Mekong subregion countries Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent and another driver were killed Saturday in a head-on crash near southern Arizona, the Border Patrol said. Both drivers were pronounced dead shortly after the collision occurred about 12:20 a.m. on State Route 86 near Sells, a Border Patrol statement said. The statement said the driver was the only person in the civilian vehicle and that multiple agencies responded to the incident. No identities or additional information on the circumstances of the
Nova Scotia RCMP are investigating after a fishing boat sank at the Saulnierville wharf. Police responded to a call around 4:45 a.m. on Saturday. The boat had been tied up at the Saulnierville wharf since Friday at approximately 5 p.m., according to a news release. No one was on board at the time of the sinking, and no injuries have been reported. Police say no other property was damaged. Mike Sack, the chief of the Sipekne'katik First Nation, confirmed through a media spokesperson that the boat
CHAZEL, Que. — Quebec provincial police say a man who was believed to be lost in a forest in the province's Abitibi region has been found. Police spokeswoman Sgt. Béatrice Dorsainville says the man was found by searchers around noon Saturday. She says the man, in his 50s, is being evaluated by paramedics who will decide whether to transport him to hospital and that his life is not in danger. The man had left around 5 p.m. on Friday evening to look for something that had been left in a wooded are
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A wildfire that broke out Saturday in western Greece forced the evacuation of four villages and people on a beach by the Fire Service, the Coast Guard and private boats, authorities said. The fire was in a mountain forest 30 kilometers (19 miles) east of Patras, Greece's third-largest city, Citizen Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis said late Saturday. Aided by strong winds, the fire raced down the slopes and threatened seaside villages. The Civil Protection Agency