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A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hits Haida Gwaii region in British Columbia

BELLA BELLA, B.C. — A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit British Columbia’s Haida Gwaii archipelago region off the west coast Wednesday. The United States Geological Survey says the earthquake hit around 9:30 p.m. local time. It reports the quake’s epicentre was 196 kilometres west southwest of Bella Bella and it occurred at a depth of 10 kilometres. Earthquake Canada says the tremor...

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Alberta says 10,000 people are out of their homes because of wildfires

The Alberta government says wildfires raging across the northern part of the province have forced about 10,000 people from their homes. The updated figure was provided Thursday afternoon, after a day of hot temperatures and gusty winds led to the explosive growth of several blazes burning out−of−control. About 5,000 people have been out of their homes in...

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Winds helping in battle against fire threatening northern Alberta town

from THE CANADIAN PRESS HIGH LEVEL, Alta. — Fire officials say winds continue to be favourable as crews battle a large wildfire burning a few kilometres from a northern Alberta town. Nearly 5,000 people have cleared out of High Level and nearby First Nations with flames licking at the southern edge of the community, located about 750 kilometres northwest of...

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Canada commits to ‘promptly ship, dispose’ waste exported to PH

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  May 17, 2019, 8:24 am MANILA — Canada on Thursday night vowed to work closely with the Philippines in coming up with a “swift resolution” so the waste it had exported to Manila could be promptly shipped. Canada issued the statement after the Philippine government recalled ranking Filipino envoys in Canada. “Canada...