Tuesday, July 5, 2022

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)

One person arrested after explosion in Surrey

Surrey RCMP have not released many details, but say the person was "emotionally elevated" at the time of arrest. (The Province)

Canada, U.S. closing border to all non-essential traffic

Canada and the United States have reached an unprecedented deal to close the shared border to non-essential travel, as both countries try to restrict the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to U.S. President Donald Trump. (CBC)

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)

Community mourns 3 Wisconsin girl scouts, 1 adult killed while picking up roadside trash in hit and run

LAKE HALLIE - As a western Wisconsin community grieved the deaths of three Girl Scouts and a parent who were struck by a pickup truck, authorities still had not released the names of the victims or a fourth girl who was critically injured but survived. (Wisconsin State Journal)
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  • ‘Hearts are extremely heavy’ as search for missing fishermen ends

    The Maritime Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre said late Wednesday afternoon that it is suspending the search for five missing fishermen in the Bay of Fundy. The news comes after 36 hours of searching for the crew of the Chief William Saulis, a scallop vessel based out of Yarmouth, N.S. The RCMP will now handle the investigation as a missing persons case. (CBC)

    Tornado leaves path of destruction in Ottawa area

    OTTAWA - A tornado cut a swath of destruction across west end Ottawa and Gatineau Friday, flattening homes and businesses, overturning vehicles and leaving at least one person with life-threatening injuries and seriously injuring several more. (National Post)

    Italian nightclub stampede kills six, injures dozens

    A stampede at a rap concert in an Italian nightclub killed five teens and one adult, and left dozens of people injured early Saturday, authorities said. At least 35 people were wounded in the chaos at the Lanterna Azzurra nightclub in Corinaldo, Italian news agency ANSA reported. (CNN)

    Pakistan International Airlines flight crashes in Karachi

    At least 11 people have been killed after a Pakistan International Airlines flight crashed Friday in the Pakistani city of Karachi, a hospital official said. (CNN)
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    10,000 people evacuated as multiple wildfires threaten northern Alberta communities

    SLAVE LAKE - Thousands of more people have been put on evacuation alert Thursday as smoke from out-of-control wildfires in northern Alberta billowed across the province. (Edmonton Journal)
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