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August 10, 2018 8:10 PM NASA sending spacecraft straight into sun’s glittering crown

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA.—NASA is sending a spacecraft straight into the sun’s glittering crown, an atmospheric region so hot and harsh any normal visitor would wither. Set to launch early Saturday, the Parker Solar Probe is as heat-resistant as a spacecraft gets, essential for exploring our star closer than ever before. The U.S. got a glimpse of the sun’s 12

August 10, 2018 7:03 PM New Zealand to ban disposable plastic shopping bags by next July

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND—New Zealand plans to ban disposable plastic shopping bags by next July as the nation tries to live up to its clean-and-green image. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Friday that New Zealanders use hundreds of millions of the bags each year and that some of them end up polluting the precious coastal and marine environment 10

August 4, 2018 9:32 PM Bright skies, good times. Caribbean Carnival hits T.O

That welcome vibe was in full force Saturday as Toronto kicked off another Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade (formerly Caribana), a celebration of Caribbean culture marking its 51st year. “Oh my God, this is great,” enthused Bobby Galupe, 20, a recent high school graduate from the Toronto area and first-timer to the parade. “I love the environment, the vibe. It makes 15

August 3, 2018 1:36 PM Ontario firefighters ‘make excellent progress’ in battling Parry Sound 33 forest fire, officials say

The ministry says crews are holding back the fire in critical areas of Parry Sound 33, especially along the northeast edge. Higher winds tested that perimeter on Thursday, but the hose lines held and the fire was kept in check. The ministry says no new fires were discovered on Thursday and one was extinguished, but there were still 47 active forest fires 9

August 3, 2018 1:22 AM Wild plains bison reintroduced to Banff National Park roam free for first time in decades

Plains bison are an iconic part of Canada’s history, having freely roamed in the Rockies, filling an important need for the livelihoods of First Nations people and early settlers. They disappeared from the area due to overhunting before the national park was created in 1885. Sixteen plains bison from Elk Island National Park were reintroduced as part of a $6.4-million 14

August 1, 2018 3:32 PM Parry Sound 33 forest fire forcing evacuations in Northern Ontario

Environment Canada says a special air quality statement has been issued for the northern Ontario cities of Sudbury and North Bay due to smoke from forest fires in the area. The agency says smoke is causing poor air quality and reducing visibility, and warns conditions may deteriorate if the smoke descends to ground level. The main source of the smoke 7

July 25, 2018 7:51 PM Campfire bans in southern B.C. as crews make progress on Okanagan fires

Those bans, in addition to a prohibition imposed last week in the Coastal Fire Centre, mean campfires will not be allowed across southern B.C., until further notice. Fire danger ratings for most of the southern third of the province are listed as high to extreme and heat warnings are posted for northeastern B.C., inland sections of the north and central 14

July 20, 2018 2:47 AM No decision on B.C. school stabbing suspect’s mental fitness for trial

Klein suffers from severe paranoia and many of the voices he hears are those he believes belong to members of the CIA who are surveilling him, his lawyer Martin Peters said. One of the voices is named Lucy and has commanded him to kill or commit acts of violence before, leading to Klein’s threat to rape a fellow patient in the hospital, Peters said. Peters 13

July 17, 2018 11:11 PM John Herdman outlines Canada’s 2026 World Cup game plan

“Those four matches give us an opportunity to really start assessing the players,” said Herdman. “It’s not a given that you’re going to qualify for the Gold Cup. Every game is critical to our success in achieving a World Cup qualification berth.” Herdman sees this as an opportunity to engage fans and help draw in top tier players that hold dual citizenship 10

July 15, 2018 7:17 PM Kamloops, B.C. and surrounding areas may face smoky air due to wildfire

KAMLOOPS, B.C.—As thermometers continue to rise across British Columbia, the provincial environmental ministry has released a special air quality statement for the city of Kamloops and surrounding communities. The statement from the B.C. Ministry of Environment says the area on the north side of the Thompson River may be affected by wildfire smoke after 10