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December 9, 2018 2:11 PM City of Kelowna takes steps to preserve 147-year-old log house

KELOWNA, B.C.—The city of Kelowna, B.C., is taking steps to preserve a 147-year-old log house built by one of the area’s first European settlers after it was damaged in a fire earlier this year. In a close vote last week, the city decided to earmark $29,000 for the construction of a temporary roof to protect Fleming House from the elements. The city’s 4

December 9, 2018 12:36 AM Meet Madison, the dog who guarded his home for weeks through the California wildfire

Gaylord fled when the Nov. 8 fire broke out and decimated the town of 27,000. An animal rescuer who responded to Gaylord’s request to check on Madison first spotted the male Anatolian shepherd mix several days later. Shayla Sullivan said the outdoor guard dog was apprehensive and kept his distance. Sullivan left food and water for him regularly until 7

November 25, 2018 5:42 PM Catastrophic Northern California fire is finally contained

The firefight got a boost last week from the first significant winter storm to hit California. It dropped an estimated 18 centimetres of rain over the burn area over a three-day period without causing significant mudslides, said Hannah Chandler-Cooley of the National Weather Service. In Southern California, more residents returned to areas evacuated 12

November 24, 2018 7:55 PM Two elderly women in hospital after separate Vancouver home fires

He says firefighters found an 80-year-old woman with first-degree burns to her face, neck, back and arms, and she was rushed to hospital where she’s expected to recover. He says the building is old and lacks sprinklers, and crews have not located a working smoke alarm in her unit, which the fire extensively damaged but didn’t spread to other apartments 17

November 20, 2018 6:56 AM Blues fire head coach Mike Yeo, name Craig Berube as interim

ST. LOUIS—Amid a disappointing showing that fell well short of Stanley Cup expectations, the St. Louis Blues fired coach Mike Yeo a quarter of the way into the season and named Craig Berube as his interim replacement. St. Louis general manager Doug Armstrong announced the change hours after Monday night’s loss to the Los Angeles Kings, the Blues’ third 18

November 19, 2018 2:58 PM Communities flee eruption at Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire

Incandescent material burst as high as 1,000 metres (3,200 feet) above the crater and flows of hot rock and ash extended about 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometres) down one flank of the volcano. Hot blasts of pyroclastic material pushed down canyons on the slopes, while ash drifted toward Guatemala City to the east. Hundreds of families heeded the call of disaster 18

November 19, 2018 12:51 PM Rain could hinder search for victims of California wildfire

PARADISE, CALIF.—The search for remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire has taken on new urgency as rain in the forecast could complicate those efforts while also bringing relief to firefighters on the front lines. Up to 400 people fanned out Sunday to search the ash and rubble where homes once stood before flames roared through 15

November 16, 2018 6:32 PM 6 convicted for 2016 Istanbul airport attack that killed 45

On June 28, 2016, three suspected militants armed with automatic weapons stormed Ataturk International Airport and opened fire. They eventually detonated suicide vests that killed them as well as more airport visitors. The attack was one of several in Turkey blamed on Daesh. The attackers were identified as Vadim Osmanav and Rakhim Bulgarov, while the third 13

November 15, 2018 3:35 PM Newfoundland woman’s search for missing California couple comes to difficult end

LEWISPORTE, N. L.—A Newfoundland woman who launched a desperate bid to find family members missing thousands of kilometres away in a fire-ravaged California town says the search has come to a difficult end. Megan Janes says her aunt and uncle, Paradise residents Paula and Randy Dodge, are no longer missing but also “no longer with us.” In a post on Twitter 13

November 14, 2018 5:47 AM Yohannes Brhanu, 22, identified as victim of North York ‘gun battle’ in Toronto’s record-tying 89th homicide of 2018

A midnight “gun battle” involving four firearms and an unknown number of people left one 22-year-old Toronto man dead on a quiet residential street North York early Wednesday, police say. Toronto police have identified the victim of Toronto’s 89th homicide of 2018 as Yohannes Brhanu, 22, of Toronto. He was found unresponsive in the driver’s seat of a vehicle 9