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

First humans arrived in Alberta’s oilsands region at least 11,000 years ago

First humans arrived in Alberta’s oilsands region at least 11,000 years ago

From the left, Reid Graham of Manitoba Historic Resources Management, Todd Kristensen of the Archaeological Survey of Alberta and Robin Woywitka of MacEwan University excavate an archeological dig in the Fort McMurray area.Brittany Romano/The Canadian Press New research may have answered a long-standing mystery by pinning a rough date on the earliest known humans in … Read more

‘We need much more infrastructure’: David Suzuki on the challenges faced during his cross-country EV road trip

‘We need much more infrastructure’: David Suzuki on the challenges faced during his cross-country EV road trip

David Suzuki and his wife, Tara Cullis, stand next to a fully electric Volvo C40 Recharge that they drove from Vancouver to Toronto.Handout Vancouver-based environmentalist David Suzuki was faced with a problem. He and his wife, Tara Cullis, recently had to be in Toronto for the June 9 world premiere of What You Won’t Do … Read more

Subprime lender Fisgard suspends residential construction loans in several provinces

Subprime lender Fisgard suspends residential construction loans in several provinces

Framers work on a new house under construction in Airdrie, Alta., on Jan. 28.Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press Fisgard Asset Management Corp. has suspended residential construction loans in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba, becoming the latest subprime mortgage lender to hit pause this year. The Victoria-based Fisgard, as well as other alternative lenders and the … Read more

Fears of a COVID-19 summer surge prompt experts to call for a return to masking

Fears of a COVID-19 summer surge prompt experts to call for a return to masking

A woman wears a mask while riding the subway in Toronto on March 14, 2020.Carlos Osorio/The Canadian Press It’s time to bring back indoor mask-wearing requirements, some health professionals say amid concerns of a potential surge in COVID-19 cases this summer. In fact, according to Alberta emergency physician Chuck Wurster, public-health authorities across the country … Read more

Most remaining mask mandates in Ontario set to end this weekend

Most remaining mask mandates in Ontario set to end this weekend

A woman wears a mask while riding the Bloor line subway on March 14, 2020. Most remaining mandatory mask rules in Ontario, including those requiring that people wear masks when riding public transit or visiting hospitals, will expire on Saturday.Carlos Osorio/The Canadian Press Ontario’s COVID-19 mask mandates will expire this weekend for hospitals, health care … Read more

Woman with dementia abducted in stolen vehicle found safe: Winnipeg Police – Winnipeg

Woman with dementia abducted in stolen vehicle found safe: Winnipeg Police – Winnipeg

Winnipeg Police say they have located a woman who went missing after a vehicle was reportedly stolen early Saturday morning. Police issued a silver alert Saturday morning for a 63-year-old woman who they say was abducted while sitting in the back seat of her blue 2012 Jeep Patriot at a gas station parking lot in … Read more

Hanover taking action to stop wastewater offenders in municipality

Hanover taking action to stop wastewater offenders in municipality

The RM of Hanover is again urging its residents to ensure their weeping tile water is disconnected from municipal sewer lines. When heavy rains deluged the municipality in late April, Hanover’s Manager of Engineering and Utilities kindly asked residents to reduce their wastewater if at all possible. What Rob Driedger was referring to, is limiting … Read more

New pet ownership rules coming to Winnipeg in July – Winnipeg

New pet ownership rules coming to Winnipeg in July – Winnipeg

The city posted a new list of rules for pet owners and businesses on its website Wednesday. There will be several new requirements for domestic pet owners to follow as well as new wildlife regulations, effective July 1. Leland Gordon, the city’s manager of animal services, told Global News the city’s recent by-law review was … Read more

Voluntary evacuations happening in RM of Dufferin as overland flooding continues

Voluntary evacuations happening in RM of Dufferin as overland flooding continues

Overland flooding continues in the RM of Dufferin, and in its latest update released Sunday afternoon, officials have indicated numerous residents have elected to voluntarily evacuate. “Please stay where you are unless it is absolutely necessary for you to leave your home,” stated the news release to PembinaValleyOnlione. “There are numerous vehicles using the limited … Read more