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Fort Nelson, B.C., wildfire causes 'some structural damage' outside town: mayor

Fort Nelson, B.C., wildfire causes 'some structural damage' outside town: mayor

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A wildfire threatening the town of Fort Nelson in far northeast B.C. has inflicted "some structural damage," according to the community's mayor.
Rain keeping Fort McMurray fire at bay, as thousands out of homes in Western Canada

Rain keeping Fort McMurray fire at bay, as thousands out of homes in Western Canada

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — The oilsands hub city of Fort McMurray, Alta., got a watery reprieve from a menacing wildfire Thursday as steady rain fell and water cannons delivered a soaking blast to tinder-dry ditches.
Mother, stepfather get 15 years for manslaughter in death of B.C. boy Dontay Lucas, 6

Mother, stepfather get 15 years for manslaughter in death of B.C. boy Dontay Lucas, 6

PORT ALBERNI, B.C. — The mother and stepfather of six-year-old Dontay Lucas have been sentenced to 15 years each in prison by a B.C. Supreme Court judge.
Holdover wildfires: Why B.C. may see more overwinter fires flare up this season

Holdover wildfires: Why B.C. may see more overwinter fires flare up this season

FORT NELSON, B.C. — One of the largest wildfires burning in Western Canada is the Patry Creek fire, 25 kilometres north of Fort Nelson, B.C., which re-emerged May 2 after smouldering through the winter.
Eby warns about United-Conservative merger, says B.C. voters face 'starkest choice'

Eby warns about United-Conservative merger, says B.C. voters face 'starkest choice'

VICTORIA — British Columbia's election campaign was unofficially launched on Thursday, five months ahead of the Oct.
Ex-wife of Winnipeg serial killer recounts violence, sex assaults, bizarre behaviour

Ex-wife of Winnipeg serial killer recounts violence, sex assaults, bizarre behaviour

WINNIPEG — A former wife of admitted serial killer Jeremy Skibicki testified Thursday about their violent marriage and how it seemed like he had multiple personalities.
The latest news on wildfires in Canada as thousands forced from homes in the West

The latest news on wildfires in Canada as thousands forced from homes in the West

Wildfires have forced thousands out of several communities in Western Canada. Roughly 6,600 residents have been evacuated out of parts of Fort McMurray, Alta., while the rest of the city remains on evacuation alert. In Fort Nelson, B.C.
Pat King boasted on social media about 'Freedom Convoy' jamming roads, court hears

Pat King boasted on social media about 'Freedom Convoy' jamming roads, court hears

OTTAWA — "Freedom Convoy" organizer Pat King boasted about his role in gridlocking downtown Ottawa and directed protesters to honk their horns in contravention of a court order in a series of videos published on social media during the events.
Canada provides $40 million in new assistance for Palestinians

Canada provides $40 million in new assistance for Palestinians

OTTAWA — Canada is providing $40 million to help Palestinians in the Gaza Strip amid concern over what it calls a catastrophic humanitarian situation, worsened by an Israeli ground offensive in Rafah.
As Mexico, U.S. head to polls, Trudeau still aims to host trilateral summit in 2024

As Mexico, U.S. head to polls, Trudeau still aims to host trilateral summit in 2024

OTTAWA — Canada has yet to set a date for the North American Leaders' Summit, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's still aiming to host the gathering this year.