Explosion burns under a bridge in downtown Toronto

Explosion burns under a bridge in downtown Toronto

A fiery explosion erupted underneath a downtown bridge late Saturday night. A spokesperson for Toronto Fire Services said at about 11 pm, a small fire started at a vacant encampment under the Bathurst Street Bridge at Fort York Boulevard. The fire spread through the encampment, the spokesperson said, causing propane in several propane tanks to … Read more

Anti-lockdown protests break out in cities across China after deadly fire linked to COVID-19 restrictions

Anti-lockdown protests break out in cities across China after deadly fire linked to COVID-19 restrictions

Police officers confront a man as they block Wulumuqi street, named for Urumqi in Mandarin, in Shanghai on Nov. 27, 2022.HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images People took to the streets in cities across China on Saturday to protest against the country’s stringent “COVID zero” policies, in the largest and most sustained show of defiance to Beijing’s rules … Read more

District of Kent issues evacuation alert as crews battle dual fires near Agassiz – BC

District of Kent issues evacuation alert as crews battle dual fires near Agassiz – BC

The District of Kent in BC’s eastern Fraser Valley declared a state of local emergency Thursday evening, and has warned residents to be ready to leave at a moment’s notice. Residents were also warned to stay away from the area of ​​Limbert Road and Cameron Road due to the Limbert Mountain wildfire. The District has … Read more

2 workers killed in blast at oil and gas site in northern Alberta

2 workers killed in blast at oil and gas site in northern Alberta

RCMP say two workers have died in an explosion at an oil and gas site in northern Alberta. Officers and emergency crews were called at 2:12 pm on Saturday to the site near Slave Lake, about 250 kilometers north of Edmonton. Read more: Recent Suncor fatalities ‘devastating’ for survivors of other workplace tragedies The deaths … Read more

Major house explosion reported in Regina

Major house explosion reported in Regina

Regina Fire and Regina EMS are on the scene of a major house explosion in Regina. Read more: Fire destroys Radville town office, firehall and more Read More Fire destroys Radville town office, firehall and more At 11:37 am, Regina Fire tweeted they were currently on the scene of a major explosion at Retallack Street … Read more

Special air quality alert issued for parts of southern BC, Peace River

Special air quality alert issued for parts of southern BC, Peace River

Ongoing wildfires in both BC and the state of Washington have combined to create smoky conditions for much of the southern parts of the province. Environment Canada has issued special air quality statements for Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island, the Fraser Valley and BC Peace River regions. Read more: Two large wildfires burning out of control … Read more

Two large wildfires burning out of control in southern BC near Highway 3

Two large wildfires burning out of control in southern BC near Highway 3

BC Wildfire Service crew’s hands are full on Sunday, busy fighting a large wildfire burning in southern BC The Heather Creek wildfire, burning in the southeast side of EC Manning Park adjacent to Highway 3, is around 14,970 hectares and is considered to be burning out of control by officials. Seventeen firefighters are responding to … Read more

BC drought leads to thousands of dead salmon

BC drought leads to thousands of dead salmon

Dead salmon lie at the bottom of a dried-out creek bed at the head of Neekas Cove in Heiltsuk territory, BCSarah Mund/Handout Evidence of what looks like thousands of dead salmon offers a horrific snapshot of a severe drought that has gripped British Columbia. Photos and video taken last week at the head of Neekas … Read more

Wildfire burning at Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam, BC sitting nearly 12 hectares – BC

Wildfire burning at Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam, BC sitting nearly 12 hectares – BC

Minnekhada Regional Park in Port Coquitlam, BC, remains closed on Sunday as firefighters and wildfire crews continue to battle the ongoing wildfire at the park. The wildfire, which is burning in steep terrain in the park, is currently around 12 hectares in size, according to the BC Wildfire Service. Metro Vancouver and @BCGovFireInfo crews are … Read more

Wildfire ignites inside Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam, BC

Wildfire ignites inside Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam, BC

A wildfire is burning inside Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam, BC The fire is considered to be under control and not spreading in the regional park, according to Metro Vancouver Regional District Emergency Services. Read more: BC Wildfire Service warns that fire season isn’t over yet “Crews are on scene at a fire in Minnekhada … Read more