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August 16, 2017 9:38 PM B.C. surpasses worst wildfire season on record — and threat is far from over

As evacuation orders are downgraded and evacuees return home, the situation remains unpredictable It's official: the B.C. Wildfire Service confirms the province is experiencing the worst wildfire season on record. Wildfire Service information officer Kevin Skrepnek says an estimated 894,941 hectares of land has been charred in B.C. since April 1. "It's 6

August 16, 2017 8:26 PM B.C. officially surpasses worst wildfire season on record — and province isn't out of the woods yet

As evacuation orders are downgraded and evacuees return home, the situation remains unpredictable It's official: The B.C. Wildfire Service confirms the province is experiencing the worst wildfire season on record. Wildfire Service information officer Kevin Skrepnek says an estimated 894,941 hectares of land has been charred in B.C. since April 1. That eclipses 7

August 15, 2017 7:36 AM Taylor Swift hopes verdict inspires assault victims

DENVER - Immediately after a jury determined that Taylor Swift had been groped by a radio station host before a concert in Denver, the singer-songwriter turned to one of her closest allies - her mother - and later said she hoped the verdict would inspire other victims of sexual assault. Swift hugged her crying mother after the six-woman, two-man jury said in U.S. District 7

August 15, 2017 1:20 AM Trump’s rebuke of hate groups in wake of Charlottesville violence decried as ‘too little, too late’ Add to ..

For two days, U.S. President Donald Trump faced mounting accusations he was appeasing white supremacists by refusing to explicitly condemn them in the wake of a deadly terrorist attack amid a racist rally in Charlottesville, Va. On Monday, he sought to calm the storm with a White House speech unequivocally denouncing “the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists 8

August 14, 2017 12:53 AM Have we learned nothing?

When dealing with North Korea today, is there anything to learn from the war in Vietnam and the wholesale destruction of human life on Hiroshima and Nagasaki? That is, have Americans and the world community learned from Vietnam that the politics and governance of any nation thousands of miles away should not become our business? And, did the destruction 10

August 13, 2017 12:01 PM UK government tries to show Brexit unity amid criticism

LONDON -- The British government is fighting back against criticisms that it is divided and unprepared for Brexit, with two Cabinet rivals over Europe issuing a joint statement. Trade Secretary Liam Fox, a strong supporter of leaving the European Union, and the more pro-EU Treasury chief Philip Hammond, write in the Sunday Telegraph that there will be a "time-limited" 12

August 12, 2017 10:28 AM McGregor: It’ll be over quickly if Mayweather comes forward » Boxing News

By Sean McDaniel: Conor McGregor doesn’t believe for a second that former 5-division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. will come forward all night long looking to mix it up with him on August 26. If Mayweather does take the fight to the 29-year-old Irish fighter, he says he’s going to make quick work of him. McGregor doubts Mayweather will be able to stand 14

August 12, 2017 1:42 AM Denis Shapovalov’s magic run continues as Canadian reaches Rogers Cup semifinals Add to ..

Canada’s Denis Shapovalov advanced to the Rogers Cup semifinals with a 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over France’s Adrian Mannarino on Friday night. The 18-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont., was coming off a second-round win over 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro and a thrilling three-set upset of top-seeded tennis legend Rafael Nadal in the Round 10

August 11, 2017 9:49 PM Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall planning '60s Scoop apology next week

SASKATOON -- Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says a long-awaited apology to victims of the '60s Scoop could come before he ends his decade-long career in office. Wall announced two years ago that an apology would be coming for decades-old policies of removing Indigenous children from their homes and placing them with non-Indigenous families -- a practice 10

August 11, 2017 11:31 AM China mulls loyalties as Trump ‘locked and loaded’ for North Korea Add to ..

A voice of the Chinese Communist Party has offered a glimpse of the sides Beijing could choose if fighting breaks out on the Korean peninsula. Though China has long been a sworn supporter of its neighbour, if North Korea fires first on the U.S., Beijing should not provide the regime any backing in whatever fighting ensues, daily Chinese newspaper Global 10