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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.
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.
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
LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA — A southern Alberta city has taken a small step forward in dealing with homeless encampments after council agreed to seek development approval for an interim shelter. Lethbridge, Alta., has been struggling to permanently remove the camps, most notably a large one of more than 40 tents near the community's civic centre. A week ago, using the Petty Trespassing Act, several tents were removed and the site was cleaned up. But nearly all have returned. Mike Fox, director of commu
WARNING: This video contains distressing details | Advocates say they hope the conviction of Aydin Coban for the sexual extortion of B.C. teen Amanda Todd leads to better protection for victims.
Masks will not be mandatory in Ontario schools this September, the province's Education Ministry says. In an email to CBC Toronto on Monday, the ministry said most health and safety requirements for the upcoming school year will remain unchanged from the end of the 2021-22 school year, which includes the voluntary use of masks. "The government will continue to provide free high-quality masks for students and N95s for staff, if they choose to use them, all which remains unchanged from the 2021-22
Yevhenii Tsymbaliuk said Russian forces want to cause electricity blackouts in southern Ukraine by shelling the Zaporizhzhia complex, adding that damage to the facility from Russian attacks means any radiation could not be detected. Tsymbaliuk spoke in Vienna as international alarm over weekend artillery attacks on the Zaporizhzhia complex grew with Kyiv warning of the risk of a Chornobyl-style catastrophe and appealing for the area to be made a demilitarised zone.
WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. — A teenager has died in an ATV rollover in Williams Lake, B.C. RCMP say the 17-year-old female was riding at the end of the Gun-a-Noot Trail south of the city when she crashed. Police say officers attended the scene, where paramedics and fire rescue were providing medical care. The teen was transported to hospital, where she died of her injuries. The RCMP say that evidence gathered at the scene showed she wasn't wearing a helmet. Mounties and the coroners service are both in
A COVID-19 wave and other respiratory viruses are expected to hit this fall and winter while our health-care system is suffering severe staffing shortages. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Isaac Bogoch has some advice to help avoid getting so sick you need to seek medical care.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are set to begin building their case against two men described as leaders of a 2020 scheme to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, their second chance to get convictions after a jury couldn't deliver a unanimous verdict last spring. Opening statements are planned for Wednesday in federal court in Grand Rapids, in western Michigan. A jury was selected Tuesday. Some people were dismissed for health reasons or for political beliefs they couldn’t set
RCMP are searching for a man who allegedly assaulted a teenage girl in June in La Ronge, Sask., about 340 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon. Police say that on the evening of June 25, the man drove up to the girl, forced her into his car and assaulted her. The suspect is described as potentially in his 40s or 50s, and tall with a slim build. He has brown eyes and brown, possibly greying hair that is receding. Police say he was described as having a beard and sunken cheeks, potentially a result o
Visits by foreign law-makers to Taiwan are nothing new. So why did China react in such a heavy-handed manner to Nancy Pelosi’s recent visit?
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, “
WARNING: This article contains details of sexual extortion and may affect those who have experienced it or know someone affected by it. Parents and child protection experts are reflecting on Amanda Todd's legacy and what must urgently happen to help keep kids safe online in the wake of a Dutch man's conviction for sexually extorting the B.C. teenager, who took her own life as a result. For Derek Lints, Saturday's guilty verdict against Aydin Coban "is unprecedented" and one he hopes inspires rea
The owners of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League are trying to reassure fans that they are "working hard" to keep the team in the Chaleur region. That follows a tumultuous week in which more reports surfaced about the team's possible relocation to the Montreal area, some pointed comments from the mayor of Bathurst and the departure of the team's head coach and general manager. "It is important for us, the Titan owners, to offer you our deepest apologies for the va
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary accused Ryanair of consumer protection violations and fined it more than three-quarters of a million euros after the budget carrier raised ticket prices to cope with a tax on what the government calls “extra profits" of industries ranging from airlines to banks. Justice Minister Judit Varga wrote Monday on Facebook that an investigation against Ireland-based Ryanair started in June and found “unfair trade practices," triggering a fine of 300 million Hungarian for
The RCMP's major crimes unit in southeastern B.C. is investigating after two bodies were discovered in a burning car in the Okanagan region this weekend. Firefighters discovered the bodies after putting out the fire in a vehicle parked on Garnet Valley Road outside of Summerland on Saturday morning, according to a police news release. Mounties were called in to investigate, and major crimes officers are now working on the case with Mounties from Summerland and Penticton, as well as the B.C. Coro
Ballot counting in underway in Kenya's presidential election in what’s expected to be a tight race.
MONTREAL — An independent investigation will be held into Pride Montreal's last-minute cancellation over the weekend of its emblematic parade, the City of Montreal announced Tuesday. Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante said on Twitter that organizers of the annual festival promised their full co-operation. The city will soon name someone to lead the inquiry who "understands and is sensitive toward LGBTQ+ communities and realities," Plante spokesperson Catherine Cadotte said in an interview. The mayor
The purse is set, the track announcer is clearing his throat and the horses are getting ready for the first of three trial heats. Excitement is beginning to mount for P.E.I.'s biggest harness race of the year, the Gold Cup & Saucer, at the Charlottetown Driving Park. "The stage is really set now," said Lee Drake, manager of racing and broadcast for Red Shores properties. "We're thrilled to have 22 horses. That's a big commitment from a lot of owners, a lot of trainers and drivers and coming from