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New flood warnings issued for B.C. communities still in recovery mode

New flood warnings issued for B.C. communities still in recovery mode

VANCOUVER — Heavy rain in southern British Columbia has eased but concerns about flooding remain high in dozens of communities from the Fraser Valley east to Alberta. Environment Canada has lifted a special weather statement that forecast up to 40 millimetres of rain for the Boundary and Similkameen regions, which were already coping with thousands of evacuations caused by rivers swollen from snowmelt after recent hot weather. Despite the improved conditions, flood warnings were posted Friday for the Salmon River near Falkland and Salmon Arm, as well as the SlocanRead More


U.S. has a daunting to-do list to get ready for N. Korea summit

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Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Matthew Lee, The Associated Press Published Thursday, May 17, 2018 9:23AM EDT WASHINGTON — Who sits where? What’s on the agenda? Will they eat together? What’s the security plan? President Donald Trump and his team have a daunting to-do list to work through as they prepare for next month’s expected summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump’s plan to meet with Kim may have come as a surprise decision, but his team hopes to leave nothing to chance when they come together inRead More


Manitoba axes 23-year-old campsite booze ban for May long weekend

Manitoba axes 23-year-old campsite booze ban for May long weekend

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:39AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:41AM EDT The Manitoba government has lifted its 23-year-old ban on alcohol at provincial campgrounds for the May long weekend. The province said the decision to let booze legally flow is due to a significant drop in alcohol-related offences in the years since the ban was introduced. Six Manitoba provincial parks banned drinking on the Victoria Day weekend beginning in 1995. The ban was later expanded to all provincial park campsites. “We know that theRead More


U of A scientists use cyclotron to develop medical isotopes

U of A scientists use cyclotron to develop medical isotopes

Edmonton has become the first Canadian city to create large quantities of medical isotopes – a substance used to detect dangerous diseases, including cancer. University of Alberta scientists used a cyclotron machine (a particle accelerator) to produce enough isotopes to conduct up to 1,000 tests per day. This machine can produce enough medical isotopes to conduct tests for the entire province. “We were asked to show that we could make it in the quantities that are required to supply a province and we’ve done it,” U of A Oncology professorRead More


Winnipeg Jets advance to Western Conference Final with convincing win over Nashville

Winnipeg Jets advance to Western Conference Final with convincing win over Nashville

The Winnipeg Jets playoff run continues following a 5-1 win in game 7 over the Nashville Predators. The Jets won 3 of 4 games at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville in a second round series which featured the top two teams in the league. No team won two games in a row in the series. The back and forth continued right up until the final buzzer. “I think right now we’re just thrilled to move on,” said Jets captain Blake Wheeler. “We’re pretty pleased to knock off a team like Nashville.”Read More


Stolen necklace contains ashes of woman’s daughter, Kingston, Ont., police say

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KINGSTON, Ont. — Police in Kingston, Ont., are appealing for the public’s help after a woman’s necklace containing the ashes of her daughter was taken. Investigators say the necklace was stolen during a break and enter, and its recovery is a priority. They say anyone who locates the necklace can return it anonymously to police headquarters. Investigators also are urging anyone with information about the case to contact police. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Schumacher Sportsman Show

Schumacher Sportsman Show

Spring is officially under way in Timmins with the arrival of the annual Schumacher Lions Sportsman Show. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Korean summit provides unusual look at Kim Jong Un

Korean summit provides unusual look at Kim Jong Un

Hyung-Jin Kim, The Associated Press Published Friday, April 27, 2018 10:45PM EDT Last Updated Friday, April 27, 2018 11:02PM EDT GOYANG, Korea, Republic Of — A day after the two Korean leaders met for a summit along their shared border, the emotional, memorable, even funny scenes from their time together are both a bitter reminder of the Koreas’ seven decades of division and an insight into the mysterious character of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Here are some of the scenes that South Koreans are talking about amid theRead More


Parkland County issues fire ban

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Fire crews in Parkland County were called to two separate grass fires Friday, prompting it to issue a fire ban. The ban means campfires and other open fires are not allowed. All fire permits are currently suspended or cancelled, and no new fire permits will be issued, according to Parkland County. However, gas or propane stoves, and portable propane fire pits are allowed. People from two homes were forced to evacuate in Entwistle, near Township Road 534 and 50 Street. Fire crews battled a 20-hectare grass fire in the areaRead More


Bill Cosby found guilty in sex assault case

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby has been convicted of drugging and molesting a woman in first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. A jury outside Philadelphia convicted the “Cosby Show” star of three counts of aggravated indecent assault on Thursday. The guilty verdict came less than a year after another jury deadlocked on the charges. Cosby was charged with violating Toronto native and Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. His lawyer called Constand a “con artist” who levelled false accusations against Cosby so she could sueRead More