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July 20, 2018 2:30 AM American flag burned outside L.A. offices of congresswoman Maxine Waters

“The Oath Keepers would like nothing more than to inflame racial tensions and create an explosive conflict in our community,” Waters said in a statement a day earlier urging counter-protesters to stay away. She said the group, which has formed militias across the country, has a history of attempting to stoke violence. A few dozen counter-protesters including 12

July 17, 2018 6:09 PM Bunnies are still swarming Canmore despite a cull

Jay Honeyman, a human-wildlife conflict biologist, said the rabbits do attract large predators to the town. “We’ve certainly got coyotes and we’ve got bears and cougars known to be feeding on rabbits within the urban footprint,” he said. “The reality is that the rabbits are a potential food source and the town has been trying to get a handle on that. Canmore’s 12

July 15, 2018 10:18 PM Canadian tourists still visiting U.C. despite trade conflict

“All of that being said, we’ve not seen a trade war like this, so that may change,” she said, “but as of now, the U.S. remains a very popular destination.” Florida accounts for the largest number of visitors from the north, typically snowbirds in the winter. New England is also a popular destination, and beaches like Old Orchard Beach and Hampton Beach 10

June 25, 2018 12:30 PM Italy’s interior minister vows to help Libya stem flow of migrants

TRIPOLI, LIBYA—Italy’s firebrand interior minister vowed on Monday to do everything possible to help Libya stem the flow of migrants and develop itself commercially, saying Italy wants Europe to view its former colony as a “great opportunity” and not a problem. Matteo Salvini made his first official visit abroad to Tripoli, Libya’s capital, to hammer 12

June 17, 2018 8:00 AM How we can prevent outer space from becoming the Wild West

Experts say that some sort form of regulation is needed, and soon In January, an Indian rocket arced across the sky over the island of Sriharikota as it soared into space. On board were several satellites, including an Indian mapping satellite, one from Canada and one from an asteroid mining company. But if you're not allowed to launch from the U.S., why not launch 13

June 7, 2018 6:02 PM Opioid epidemic deadlier than Vietnam War, study says

Slightly less than 1 per cent of all Americans who died in 1968 lost their lives while serving in the Vietnam War. Yet even the toll of that conflict’s bloodiest year was less significant than that being caused by the opioid epidemic. According to new research, a staggering 1.5 per cent of all American deaths in 2016 were attributable to opioids. Young 14

June 3, 2018 7:04 PM More cougar encounters expected as houses replace wilderness, B.C. conservation officer warns

“Contrary to popular belief (that) we can just move these to another area, what happens then is you’re contributing ultimately to their mortality in the wild,” Hunter said. He said it’s up to residents to ensure food scraps aren’t left outside, because they could attract rodents and other animals to the area, which will in turn draw cougars. “Like all British 16

May 17, 2018 9:25 PM Ethics commissioner launches investigation into Brampton MP Raj Grewal’s India trip invite

OTTAWA—The federal ethics commissioner is formally investigating whether a Liberal MP from Brampton broke Parliament’s conflict of interest code by inviting a construction executive who pays him for legal services to events with Canadian officials during the prime minister’s trip to India earlier this year. Commissioner Mario Dion said he decided to launch 22

May 12, 2018 2:23 PM Where does Syria go from here?

The CBC's Margaret Evans reports from Damascus, accompanied by Syrian government representatives She took questions Saturday about the ongoing conflict and the country's future. The conflict playing out in Syria between Iran and Israel left 42 people dead this week, including 19 Iranians, according to a Syria war monitor. The U.K.-based Syrian Observatory 33

May 10, 2018 7:26 PM Israel bombards Iranian military positions in Syria

Israel and Iran have long fought each other through proxies, but U.S. President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal earlier this week has emboldened Israel to make a direct attack. In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said “the Iranian regime’s deployment into Syria of offensive rocket and missile systems 22