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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


With minuscule drop, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is No. 1 again

'Crazy Rich Asians' shines bright at the box office

NEW YORK — The opening weekend for “Crazy Rich Asians” was historic. Its second weekend was even more impressive. The romantic comedy sensation slid just 6 per cent from its chart-topping debut to again lead the box office with US$25 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Almost as many people turned out over the weekend for “Crazy Rich Asians” as they did for its opening Friday-to-Sunday bow — an unheard of hold for a non-holiday release. Drops of close to 50 per cent are common for wideRead More


First-ever greater rhea chick hatchlings make history at Calgary Zoo

Greater rhea chick

The Calgary Zoo made history earlier this month when it welcomed its first-ever greater rhea chicks. The pair – now three weeks old – hatched at the zoo on Aug. 3 and 5. The flightless greater rhea is the largest bird in South America and is found mostly in Argentina and Brazil. Related to the ostrich and the emu, the bird uses its wings not for flight, but for balance and changing direction while running. Male rheas incubate the eggs and care for the new hatchlings, guarding them aggressively forRead More


Two men critically injured in stabbing at Sherway Gardens

Sherway stabbing

Chris Herhalt, CTV News Toronto Published Saturday, August 18, 2018 10:10PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, August 18, 2018 10:29PM EDT Two men are in life-threatening condition after they were stabbed outside Sherway Gardens Mall on Saturday night. Toronto police said they were called to an area near the mall, in the Queensway Avenue and The West Mall just before 10 p.m. for a report of a stabbing. They arrived with paramedics to find two men in life-threatening condition. A third victim, described by police as a 15-year-old boy, was laterRead More


Documentary to feature North Bay WWII vet

Documentary to feature North Bay WWII vet

A Vancouver filmmaker is documenting Canada’s last remaining World War II veterans, including one from North Bay. Eric Taschner 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″]


Ian Tyson bows out of upcoming Drumheller performance due to serious health concerns

Ian Tyson

In an email to ticket holders for the sold out ‘An Evening of Cowboy Songs and Stories’ in Drumheller, 84-year-old Ian Tyson announced he would not be performing as he is experiencing heart problems. The August 25 concert at the Badlands Amphitheatre was to include performances by Tyson and Corb Lund. In a letter to his fans shared on social media on Friday morning, Lund says he will still take to the stage on August 25 and ‘honour the intended spirit of the evening’. “Ian and I hope to doRead More


Koepka holds off Woods to win PGA Championship

Brooks Koepka

Doug Ferguson, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, August 12, 2018 7:14PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, August 12, 2018 9:57PM EDT ST. LOUIS — The roars were unlike anything Brooks Koepka had ever heard, and he knew exactly what they meant. They got louder for each birdie by Tiger Woods that moved him closer to the lead Sunday in the PGA Championship, and Koepka could hear a ripple effect of noise. First, real time. Seconds later, another burst from patrons watching on TV in chalets. Then, distant cheers from every cornerRead More


Caesars Windsor recognized with Responsible Gambling Accreditation

Caesars Windsor

Caesars Windsor has been recognized for promoting responsible gambling. The casino achieved the gold standard in what’s called the “RG Check” from the Responsible Gambling Council. The program was developed to offer gaming companies an independent assessment of their Responsible Gambling Program by examining corporate policies, help for problem gamblers, advertising and promotion. Caesars Windsor was the first gaming facility in the world to earn designation back in 2012. To maintain the status, properties must be re-accredited every three years. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around theRead More


Tourist apparently shot in head while driving in Alberta

Alberta RCMP, RCMP

A German tourist visiting Canada was airlifted to hospital after apparently being shot in the head while driving near Morley, Alta. Alberta RCMP are investigating the incident, which happened just before noon Thursday and left three family members in the 60-year-old man’s car with minor injuries when he drove off the road and struck a pole. The man sustained what officials said “appears to be a head wound from a firearm.” “The male was in a vehicle, driving west on Highway 1A when he received this injury, causing his vehicleRead 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″]