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Judge: Teen must repay US$37M for starting Oregon wildfire

The Eagle Creek wildfire burns in Sept., 2017

HOOD RIVER, Ore. — A teenager who started a major wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge in Oregon has been ordered to pay restitution for at least the next decade, though it’s unlikely the boy will ever cover his nearly US$37 million bill. The Oregonian reports that Hood River County Circuit Judge John A. Olson issued the opinion on Monday, awarding the restitution totalling $36,618,330.24 to cover the costs of firefighting, repair and restoration to the gorge and damage to homes. Victims include the U.S. Forest Service and OregonRead More

Crews battle house fire in northeast Calgary

Coral Springs fire

Fire crews were called to the scene of a second house fire in less than 12 hours in Calgary, this time in the northeast community of Coral Springs. Authorities say the fire started just after 5:30 p.m. and a number of neighbouring homes have been evacuated. EMS are also at the scene but there is no information on if anyone was hurt. More details to come. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

As Hawaii erupts, scientists eye B.C.'s volcanoes

As Hawaii erupts, scientists eye B.C.'s volcanoes

As lava destroy homes in Hawaii, B.C. scientists say they’re keen on developing better technology to monitor volcanoes in our own backyard. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Old Maple Leaf plant being turned into cannabis facility

Cannabis company takes over Maple Leaf plant.

An old meat processing plant in Winnipeg is turning over a new leaf. The former Maple Leaf building on Warman Road is being taken over by cannabis company GrowForce Holdings, where it plans to open its flagship cannabis-cultivating facility. The company plans to grow, test and package cannabis products in the facility, which is set to open in 2019. In the future, GrowForce Holdings also wants to create a research and development lab. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA NewsRead More

Montreal holds pro-Palestine demonstration as U.S. Embassy opens in Jerusalem

Pro-Palestine demonstration in Montreal

There were protests in Montreal and around the world Monday as Israel marked the 70th anniversary of its founding by celebrating the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. Dozens took to the streets downtown Montreal to express their anger about the embassy’s new location as well as the Israeli government’s response to protests there. Israeli troops shot dead 55 Palestinian demonstrators and wounded 1,200 others. Another 1,200 Palestinians suffered other injuries. It was the deadliest day since a cross-border war in 2014. Protesters threw stones and the IsraeliRead More

Mother Nature co-operating in southern Alberta: Little chance of big flood

Alberta flooding

CALGARY — Alberta’s snowpack may be deep but officials say that doesn’t mean the recurrence of heavy flooding that devastated the southern part of the province nearly five years ago. Frank Frigo, leader of watershed analysis with the City of Calgary, says the snowpack from a particularly long winter was about 30 per cent higher than normal. But that doesn’t immediately translate into a spring flood. “In terms of precipitation, we see that we have weak La Nina conditions in the Pacific Ocean that led to that high snowpack,” FrigoRead More

Golf championship in London chooses charity partner

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Childcan will be the official charity of a Mackenzie Golf Tour event, being held in London in September. Freedom 55 Financial, Highland Country Club and the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada made the announcement Friday. The Freedom 55 Financial Championship will run September 10-16 at Highland Country Club. “With September officially recognized as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we‘re pleased Highland has selected Childcan to receive the tournament’s charitable proceeds in 2018,” says Abbie MacMillan, Vice-President, Freedom 55 Financial. “Childcan could not be here for the families and children copingRead More

Longest-ever AHL game ends after 6 hours, 5 overtimes

AHL playoffs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Six hours and six minutes after the puck dropped at Bojangles’ Coliseum, there was finally a winner. Alex Lyon made 94 saves and Alex Krushelnyski ended the longest game in American Hockey League history when he scored 6:48 into the fifth overtime on Wednesday to lift the Lehigh Valley Phantoms over the Charlotte Checkers 2-1 in Game 4 of their second-round playoff series. Krushelnyski cruised into the slot and took a feed from Cole Bardreau, who was behind the net, before snapping a shot past Charlotte goaltenderRead More

Province temporarily restoring | CTV Regina News


The provincial government will be bringing back its online job listing temporarily after employer complaints over the move to the National Job Bank. will remain up for the next few months while the government works with employers to transition to the national site. The government says employers were concerned that the National Job Bank wasn’t user friendly. The provincial website also links to the national site. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

N.B. flooding overwhelms sewage systems, raising health concerns

Saint John Fire Chief Kevin Clifford

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — As flood waters continue to rise in southern New Brunswick, so too do concerns for health and safety. “Lots of sewage systems have been compromised by flooding, and when they’re overwhelmed the sewage has no place to go but into the water courses or to backup into houses,” said Greg MacCallum, director of New Brunswick’s Emergency Measures Organization. “The flood water can be heavily contaminated with sewage as a result and people need to be mindful of the health risks, the risks of infections that comeRead More