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Fire danger rating bumped to extreme on Island

In hot, dry weather, every spark could start a blaze, fire centre says

Woman survives 2 weeks in woods

A woman missing for two weeks in the rugged bush and muskeg of north-central Alberta has been found alive. Rhonda Cardinal was reported missing Aug. 1 from a remote hunting cabin in the Calling Lake area.

Calendar: music, markets

TODAY Musical Bouquets for Emily by the Emily Carr String Quartet plus reading at Emily Carr House, 207 Government St., 1 p.m. today, Friday, Aug. 23, 24, 30 and 31. See emilycarrstringquartet.com Blue Bridge Comedy Festival, to Aug.

Deaths & Funerals

DODGE, Barbara Jane With deepest sadness I announce that my dear sister, Barbara Jane Dodge, passed away peacefully in her sleep. Barb is survived by me, her brother Ian, and her step mother Joyce Elliott.

Suspects sought as Canadian gunned down in Philippines

Police in the Philippines say they are looking for two suspects after a New Brunswick man was gunned down at a beach resort in the Southeast Asian country.

Timescolonist.com/ extras

ON OUR WEBSITE TODAY BASEBALL'S MONTREAL EXPOS CAP A COMEBACK The defunct squad enjoys a revival as its vintage red, white and blue logo makes a fashion statement.

Two injured in Pat Bay crash near safety-upgrade site

Two people involved in a three-car crash that shut down the northbound lanes of the Pat Bay highway for hours Thursday remain in hospital with serious injuries.

Editorial: Don't go hastily down the cycle path

Getting more people moving by bicycle is a worthwhile vision, but caution must be exercised to keep that vision within the limits of practicality and affordability.

Washington fire wrecks 70 homes

Much of western U.S. a hot, dry tinderbox

B.C. woman charged in dog burnings

A Fort St. John woman faces animalcruelty charges after Alberta Mounties found a dead dog and kennel burning on a campfire. A witness told police another burned dog ran into the woods, RCMP say.