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Premier Caroline Cochrane recounts search for homeless during Yellowknife evacuation

Premier Caroline Cochrane recounts search for homeless during Yellowknife evacuation

YELLOWKNIFE — Northwest Territories Premier Caroline Cochrane was a social worker before entering politics, so when the territory ordered everyone in its capital to leave last week due to encroaching wildfires, she said she checked to make sure homel
Montreal police investigating after overnight violence leaves one dead, two injured

Montreal police investigating after overnight violence leaves one dead, two injured

Montreal police are investigating separate violent incidents last night that left one person dead and two people injured. Police say they responded to a call about gunshots a little after midnight in the St-Michel borough.
In the news today: Wildfires continue raging across B.C., N.W.T.

In the news today: Wildfires continue raging across B.C., N.W.T.

Here is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to bring you up to speed on what you need to know today... Smoky conditions help B.C.
Firefighters take stock of N.W.T. fires as cooler, wet weather expected to end

Firefighters take stock of N.W.T. fires as cooler, wet weather expected to end

YELLOWKNIFE — Firefighters trying to keep wildfires at bay from the city of Yellowknife took stock of the flames Sunday after cool, damp weather over the weekend gave them a break from the fire burning 15 kilometres from the capital.
A look at the number of wildfires and evacuations in B.C.

A look at the number of wildfires and evacuations in B.C.

British Columbia remains under a state of emergency after thousands of people were evacuated from their homes because of nearby wildfires, including the blazes on either side of Lake Okanagan in the Interior.
The latest news on the wildfires ravaging British Columbia

The latest news on the wildfires ravaging British Columbia

A state of emergency remains in place today across British Columbia as threatening wildfires force thousands of residents to evacuate from homes in the Okanagan in the southern Interior and elsewhere in the province.
'We might not have a home': Fire evacuees in Kelowna parking lot ponder unclear fate

'We might not have a home': Fire evacuees in Kelowna parking lot ponder unclear fate

KELOWNA, B.C. — Robert Pullen and his husband, Warren, got a knock on their door on Thursday night from a neighbour, and estimate they had about 10 minutes to get out the door.
Travel ban in parts of B.C. disrupting tourism as raging wildfires burn

Travel ban in parts of B.C. disrupting tourism as raging wildfires burn

The central Okanagan is facing weeks without tourism during its peak season after British Columbia's premier imposed bans on travel to wildfire zones.
'A great feeling': Okanagan wildfire battle has turned a corner, say fire chiefs

'A great feeling': Okanagan wildfire battle has turned a corner, say fire chiefs

KELOWNA, B.C. — Fire chiefs say the fight against devastating wildfires that have been rampaging around Lake Okanagan, B.C., has turned a corner after days of destruction.
Planting roots: Quebec cemetery turns former golf course into forest for the deceased

Planting roots: Quebec cemetery turns former golf course into forest for the deceased

SAINTE-SOPHIE, Que. — At a new ecological cemetery north of Montreal, there are no gravestones or plaques. Instead, people locate burial sites with the help of a cellphone app. Cemetery Forêt de la Seconde Vie opened in Ste-Sophie, Que., on Aug.