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Humans responsible for more than 400 B.C. wildfires so far this season

Humans responsible for more than 400 B.C. wildfires so far this season

VANCOUVER — Campfires, cigarettes, flares and car accidents are some of the ways humans have likely started more than 400 wildfires in British Columbia this season. As wildfires blaze across the province, the B.C. Wildfire Service says many of them have been avoidable. Despite efforts to spread the word about fire bans and other restrictions, fire information officer Ryan Turcot says many people still aren’t getting the message. “It’s important to note that every time we run into a human-caused wildfire, that’s a wildfire that didn’t have to happen,” TurcotRead More


Australia’s ruling party picks Treasurer Scott Morrison as next prime minister

Australia prime minister

Rod McGuirk, The Associated Press Published Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:05PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, August 23, 2018 11:36PM EDT CANBERRA, Australia — Australia government lawmakers on Friday elected Treasurer Scott Morrison as the next prime minister in a ballot that continues an era of extraordinary political instability. Morrison defeated the key challenger Peter Dutton, a former Cabinet minister, by a vote 45-40. Dutton’s supporters had forced incumbent Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to hold the leadership ballot. Turnbull did not contest the ballot and has said he will quit politics.Read More


Alligator grabs, kills woman trying to protect her dog

Alligator

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — A woman trying to protect her dog was killed by an alligator who pulled her into a lagoon at a private South Carolina resort Monday, authorities said. Cassandra Cline, 45, of Hilton Head Island, was walking the dog along a residential area of Sea Pines Resort when she was attacked, state and local officials said. The 8-foot (2.5-meter) alligator was later found and euthanized, Sam Chappalear of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources told The Island Packet newspaper . “It appears the alligator wentRead More


National Capital Commission announces work on bridges, pathways

Federal ministers, NCC on tour of Voyageur Pathway

The National Capital Commission has been given more than $21-million for three important bridge projects in both Ottawa and Gatineau. They are the Portage Bridge, the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway’s Lebreton exit bridge, and the Hog’s Back swing bridge. Money was also earmarked today to help repair the damage to the region’s multi-use pathways after that devastating flood last spring. Floodwaters washed away infrastructure and caused millions of dollars in damage. The bulk of the repairs are happening on the Voyageur Pathway by the Museum of History. Cyclists andRead More


Saskatchewan baseball on display in Queen City

Saskatchewan baseball on display in Queen City

The top four baseball teams from across Saskatchewan are in the Queen City for the 2018 Baseball Saskatchewan Senior AA Tier One Provincial Championships this weekend. The Regina Trappers, Moose Jaw Padres, Marysburg Royals and Saskatoon Outlaws will all be taking part in the tournament. “It gives them an opportunity to play at a really high level of ball after college, after the WMBL. It gives them an opportunity to be able to go and play in a tournament like westerns where you’re playing against the best players,” said ColinRead More


Man dies while trying to run across Ottawa highway

OTTAWA — Provincial police say a man is dead after he tried to dart across an Ottawa highway late Sunday night. They say the pedestrian was struck on Highway 417 near St. Laurent Boulevard. Investigators say the man has yet to be identified. They say several westbound lanes of the highway remained closed on Monday morning. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


Doug Ford to slash Toronto council seats, cancel regional chair elections: report

Doug Ford

TORONTO — A published report suggests that the Ontario government is poised to reduce Toronto city council to just over half its current size. The Toronto Star, citing unnamed sources within the Progressive Conservative government, reports that legislation will be introduced “as early as Monday” to reduce the number of council seats to 25 from 47. The report comes on the eve of a deadline for candidates to register for the municipal election on Oct. 22. Premier Doug Ford has scheduled a news conference for Friday morning, just hours beforeRead More


Abandoned and abused dog needs forever home

sage the dog

Every year abandoned or abused animals are partnered with families by the Humane Society, but in Alliston, there’s one dog still waiting for a home. “She’s very loving and calm.  A very sweet dog,” says volunteer Amy Duggan.  Staff at the Alliston Humane Society believes it’s a case of ‘intimidation at first sight’ for 3-year-old Sage, a Cane Corso in their care.  “She looks scary and I think that’s what makes her so endearing.  She’s totally the opposite,” says Emily Day. Volunteers at the humane society have cared for herRead More


Sault Ste. Marie waste collection going automatic

Sault Ste. Marie waste collection going automatic

The current hybrid waste collection system will be maintained, but Sault council has decided to change the way city crews are picking up the trash. Lincoln Louttit reports. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


High temperatures and heat warnings continue for Calgary and surrounding areas

High temperatures and heat warnings continue for Calgary and surrounding areas

A heat warning remains in effect for Calgary and parts of southern and central Alberta and authorities are advising people to take precautions to prevent heat exhaustion. A heat warning is issued when the daily temperature reaches 29C or above and the overnight temperatures reach 14C or above. On Monday, it was 30C in parts of the city and the high temperatures will continue into Tuesday with an expected high of 31C. The elevated temperatures can increase the risk of heat stroke and heat exhaustion and people are being advisedRead More