Russia denies explosions, fire at airbase in annexed Crimea from Ukrainian attack

Russia denies explosions, fire at airbase in annexed Crimea from Ukrainian attack

Smoke rises after explosions were heard from the direction of a Russian military air base near Novofedorivka, Crimea, on Aug. 9.STRINGER/Reuters Powerful explosions rocked a Russian air base in Crimea and sent towering clouds of smoke over the landscape Tuesday in what may mark an escalation of the war in Ukraine. At least one person … Read more

West Vancouver’s Marine Drive reopens after structure fire snarls traffic – BC

West Vancouver’s Marine Drive reopens after structure fire snarls traffic – BC

A fire broke out at a structure on 30 Street and Marine Drive in West Vancouver Sunday afternoon, near 30th and Marine Drive causing major traffic delays. West Vancouver Fire and Rescue said as of Sunday evening, smoke is still visible and Marine Drive has reopened. However, all residents have been safely evacuated. #WestVan fire … Read more

Blaze at DTES sidewalk tent city confirms fire chief’s worst fears – BC

Blaze at DTES sidewalk tent city confirms fire chief’s worst fears – BC

It was the Vancouver fire chief’s worst fear when she ordered the immediate removal of structures from a growing sidewalk tent city in the Downtown Eastside last month. Early Saturday, it was realized. A tent caught fire along the 100-block of East Hastings Street around 6:00 am, in front of the Brandiz Hotel SRO. “This … Read more

Senegal accuses police of ‘savagely beating’ one of its Ottawa diplomats

Senegal accuses police of ‘savagely beating’ one of its Ottawa diplomats

GATINEAU, THAT. — Senegal is accusing Canadian police of “savagely beating” one of its diplomats earlier this week. The Gatineau police service (SPVG) says instead that it faced “an aggressive person” who allegedly injured two police officers. In a press release dated Thursday and made public on Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Senegal … Read more

Large fire breaks out at home in South Vancouver – BC

Large fire breaks out at home in South Vancouver – BC

A lot of smoke is visible from a large fire burning in Vancouver on Wednesday afternoon. It appears the fire at a home in the 7900-block of Columbia Street at 63rd (near Cambie and Marine) broke out around 4:30 pm Vancouver firefighters are on the scene and attempting to extinguish the flames, whose smoke can … Read more

Man with ‘large knife’ arrested at Calgary city hall Tuesday morning – Calgary

Man with ‘large knife’ arrested at Calgary city hall Tuesday morning – Calgary

A man armed with a “large knife” inside Calgary city hall was arrested by police Tuesday morning. Police and firefighters were called to the building located at the corner of 7 Avenue and Mcleod Trail at around 3:55 am ​CPS said the man gained entry by smashing the glass at the front of the building. … Read more

People raiding Old Marina Restaurant after fire leaves landmark in ruins

People raiding Old Marina Restaurant after fire leaves landmark in ruins

PUSLINCH — The smell of smoke wafts through the alleyway of trailers that face the smouldered pit where the Old Marina Restaurant on Puslinch Lake used to be before a devastating fire on Saturday. After excavators took off the roof of the building to help put out hot spots inside, all that remained on Monday … Read more

Wildfire southwest of Penticton, BC, prompts more evacuation alerts and orders

Wildfire southwest of Penticton, BC, prompts more evacuation alerts and orders

The Keremeos Creek wildfire burning north of Keremeos, BC, on July 29.HO/The Canadian Press Hundreds of Interior BC residents were on evacuation alert over the weekend as two wildfires in the province grew after a week of dry conditions during a heat wave in Western Canada. The Keremeos Creek fire was first discovered on Friday … Read more

Vancouver restaurant fire spreads to apartment Sunday afternoon – BC

Vancouver restaurant fire spreads to apartment Sunday afternoon – BC

A Vancouver restaurant in the Mount Pleasant area had a kitchen fire Sunday afternoon. Vancouver firefighters were quick to respond, but the fire spread to a residential unit above the Nirvana Restaurant, Vancouver Fire Rescue said. Read more: Vancouver DTES tent city to be cleared by Wednesday, but residents say there’s nowhere to go “The … Read more

Keremeos Creek wildfire in South Okanagan grows to 437 hectares

Keremeos Creek wildfire in South Okanagan grows to 437 hectares

A South Okanagan wildfire that’s burning southwest of Penticton has quickly grown to 437 hectares — more than doubling its estimated size. It was discovered on Friday along with many others in the Kamloops Fire Center after scattered lightning strikes across the Southern Interior. The Keremeos Creek blaze was listed at 100 hectares on Friday … Read more