Boy, 5, dies after being left in car for hours while mom prepped birthday party – National

Boy, 5, dies after being left in car for hours while mom prepped birthday party – National

A five-year-old boy died Monday afternoon when his mother left him inside a parked car at the family’s home while she prepared for her daughter’s birthday party. The child was left inside the car for hours amid record-high temperatures in the Texas summer heat. The Houston-area mother had been running errands with her son and … Read more

‘Nowhere to go’: Fraser River’s rising water puts unhoused people in harm’s way – BC

‘Nowhere to go’: Fraser River’s rising water puts unhoused people in harm’s way – BC

It wasn’t much, but it was shelter. Andrew Padvaiskas had built a small log cabin on the east side of a wharf off the Lower Fraser River only to find it flooded this week by the river’s rising water levels. In the past 48 hours, floodwaters swallowed his bed, leaving him with no other option … Read more

Heatwave: Western Europeans wilt in early summer, compounding climate change fears

Heatwave: Western Europeans wilt in early summer, compounding climate change fears

Reuters — Spain is seeing its hottest early summer temperatures, one area of ​​France banned outdoor events, and drought stalked Italian farmers as a heatwave sent Europeans hunting for shade and fretting over climate change. Such was the heat that England’s upscale Royal Ascot Racecourse even saw a rare change of protocol: guests were allowed … Read more

Europe heat wave: Firefighters in Spain, Germany struggle to contain wildfires – National

Europe heat wave: Firefighters in Spain, Germany struggle to contain wildfires – National

Firefighters in Spain and Germany struggled to contain wildfires on Sunday amid an unusual heat wave in Western Europe for this time of year. The worst damage in Spain has been in the northwest province of Zamora where over 25,000 hectares (61,000 acres) have been consumed, regional authorities said, while German officials said that residents … Read more

Heavy winds blow US Open field apart as Fitzpatrick and Zalatoris co-lead

Heavy winds blow US Open field apart as Fitzpatrick and Zalatoris co-lead

CNN — The US Open is teed up for a tantalizing grandstand finish following a quite literal whirlwind third round at The Country Club Saturday. As heavy winds in Brookline wreaked havoc across the field, the picture at the top of the leaderboard was blown wide-open, with Will Zalatoris and Matt Fitzpatrick sharing the lead … Read more

Severe thunderstorm watch ends for Greater Toronto Area – Toronto

Severe thunderstorm watch ends for Greater Toronto Area – Toronto

A severe thunderstorm watch for the Greater Toronto Area on Thursday has ended. The advisory, issued by Environment Canada at 11:27 am, said conditions were “favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and large hail.” The weather agency said wind tastes of 90 km/h to 110 … Read more

Tornado watch issued for Ottawa, parts of eastern Ontario

Tornado watch issued for Ottawa, parts of eastern Ontario

A tornado watch has been issued for parts of eastern Ontario with severe storms possible Thursday afternoon and early evening. Environment Canada issued the watch around 11:30 am Thursday. “Conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms which may produce tornadoes,” the weather agency said. “Strong winds, large hail and heavy rain are also … Read more

Calgary declares state of emergency ahead of heavy rainfall

Calgary declares state of emergency ahead of heavy rainfall

With 150 millimeters of rain expected to fall in the area by Wednesday, higher than average snowpacks in the mountains and already high river levels, the City of Calgary declared a state of local emergency (SOLE) on Monday afternoon. “I realize that may cause some fear, some anxiety for Calgarians, especially those who went through … Read more

Severe thunderstorm watches, warnings hits much of Alberta Wednesday afternoon

Severe thunderstorm watches, warnings hits much of Alberta Wednesday afternoon

Move the car into the garage and the plants inside as a severe thunderstorm warning and several watches blanket much of Alberta Wednesday afternoon. Storms were expected to develop along the foothills Wednesday afternoon before moving northeast, Environment Canada said. The risk of severe weather was expected to persist into the evening hours. The national … 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