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Video of two employees having sex in BC fire department at centre of union grievance over firings

VANCOUVER - Two employees of the fire department in Vernon, B.C., are battling to keep their jobs after a videotape showed them having sexual relations in the interim fire chief’s office.(National Post)

Boris Johnson hospitalized as Queen urges British resolve in address to nation

LONDON - Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hospitalized on Sunday evening after 10 days of battling the coronavirus, unnerving a country that had gathered to watch Queen Elizabeth II rally fellow Britons to confront the pandemic and reassure them that when the crisis finally ebbed, “we will meet again.” (New York Times)

‘Miraculous rescue’: Children rescued after spending night on B.C. mountain

Two children from the United States have been rescued, cold but not seriously hurt, after spending the night alone in a forested area of Burke Mountain in Coquitlam, B.C. RCMP say the six-year-old girl, seven-year-old boy and their father fell down a "steep, treacherous cliff" into a creek drainage area near Munro Lake late Sunday. They'd been trying to get to the lake to do some fishing on the sunny afternoon, but lost the trail, search crews said. (CBC)

Trudeau’s ’emergency’ was a pure concoction of political convenience

Anyone remember the Charter of Rights and Freedoms? Not so long ago, the Charter — as the shorthand for it goes — was looked upon as Canada’s most important, close to sacred, document — something like how the British think of the Magna Carta, or the Americans of their Declaration of Independence. (National Post)
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Two more suspicious packages intercepted

NEW YORK - A pair of suspicious packages addressed to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker -- the 11th and 12th such parcels sent to top Democratic political figures found in the last week -- were recovered in New York and Florida on Friday, according to an NYPD source and the FBI.
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    ‘Too many bodies’: Thousands try to flee Dorian devastated Bahamas

    NASSAU - Hundreds of people fled the Bahamas island of Great Abaco by boat and plane on Friday and thousands more lined up to get on a cruise ship leaving neighboring Grand Bahama to escape the catastrophic aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. (Toronto Sun)

    Powerful quakes buckle Alaska roads trigger tsunami warning

    Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.7 shattered highways and rocked buildings Friday in Anchorage and the surrounding area, sending people running into the streets and briefly triggering a tsunami warning for islands and coastal areas south of the city. (CBC)

    12 NYPD members have died from suspected cases of coronavirus

    New York - he New York City Police Department has lost its 12th member to a suspected case of coronavirus. NYPD Auxiliary Police Officer Ramon Roman died on Sunday from coronavirus-related complications, according to a daily coronavirus report from the NYPD. (CNN)

    Gas pipeline ruptures, explodes sparking evacuations north of Prince George

    PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - About 100 members of a First Nation community in northern British Columbia were evacuated from their homes Tuesday evening after a gas pipeline ruptured, sparking a massive blaze. (Financial Post)
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    More than 40 die after Moscow plane emergency landing

    A Russian passenger jet burst into flames on Sunday while attempting an emergency landing at a Moscow airport, leaving as many as 41 passengers dead and more injured. (The Guardian)

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