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Alberta premier fights back tears, promises help as Jasper devastated by fire

Alberta premier fights back tears, promises help as Jasper devastated by fire

JASPER, ALTA. — Alberta Premier Danielle Smith fought back tears Thursday as she sought to console Jasper residents coming to terms with a community devastated by wildfire.
Fire numbers fall in B.C. as fire near Golden destroys structures, spurs evacuation

Fire numbers fall in B.C. as fire near Golden destroys structures, spurs evacuation

The Town of Golden, B.C., says a nearby wildfire burning south of the community crossed the Columbia River and has destroyed "several structures." It says in a post to social media that the 1.
Bob Rae elected to lead UN international development body

Bob Rae elected to lead UN international development body

OTTAWA — Bob Rae, Canada’s ambassador to the United Nations, will head the UN’s Economic and Social Council. Global Affairs Canada says Rae has been elected president of the council for a one-year term.
Three tornadoes likely hit Quebec Wednesday, uprooting trees, damaging infrastructure

Three tornadoes likely hit Quebec Wednesday, uprooting trees, damaging infrastructure

MONTREAL — Environment Canada says at least one tornado is confirmed to have hit Quebec on Wednesday night and it appears two others also touched down on the province earlier in the day. A tornado formed on Montreal's South Shore just before 8:15 p.
Poverty more prevalent among those who died during B.C.'s heat dome: study

Poverty more prevalent among those who died during B.C.'s heat dome: study

VANCOUVER — A study of British Columbia's deadly heat dome in 2021 says the risk factor most strongly associated with dying during those sweltering days was whether that person was receiving income assistance. The paper, by researchers at the B.C.
Poilievre says Ontario teenager's killing shows Liberal, NDP policies have failed

Poilievre says Ontario teenager's killing shows Liberal, NDP policies have failed

OTTAWA — Opposition Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre blames a national rise in crime and the recent killing of an Ontario teenager on what he calls failed Liberal and NDP policies. Poilievre held a press conference in London, Ont.
Norad says it has intercepted Chinese, Russian aircraft near Alaskan airspace

Norad says it has intercepted Chinese, Russian aircraft near Alaskan airspace

OTTAWA — Norad says Canadian and American fighter jets have intercepted a group of Russian and Chinese planes flying near Alaska. The North American Aerospace Defence Command says the planes were detected and tracked on Wednesday.
Adventure-seeking B.C. couple were victims found on Nova Scotia island: relative

Adventure-seeking B.C. couple were victims found on Nova Scotia island: relative

HALIFAX — The British Columbia couple whose remains recently washed ashore on Nova Scotia's remote Sable Island have been identified as 70-year-old James Brett Clibbery and his 54-year-old wife, Sarah Packwood.
Multiple structures ablaze as wildfire roars into Jasper, Alta., townsite

Multiple structures ablaze as wildfire roars into Jasper, Alta., townsite

The park's social media account said the fire has caused significant loss within the townsite, but the specific locations or neighbourhoods affected are not being reported.
In the news today: Wildfire flames hit Jasper, cooler weather to help B.C. fire crews

In the news today: Wildfire flames hit Jasper, cooler weather to help B.C. fire crews

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