Tuesday, March 5, 2024

22 dead as 6 tornados shred Nashville

At least 22 people have died across central Tennessee as a result of severe storms and at least one tornado that raked Nashville and the region late Monday and early Tuesday, officials said. (CNN)

Trudeau bars entry into Canada to non-citizens

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau updated Canadians on the federal government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday afternoon. (True North)

1 dead, 1 injured in Snowbirds crash in Kamloops

One member of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds team is dead after a Snowbirds jet crashed and burst into flames in the front yard of a house in Kamloops, B.C., on Sunday. Another member sustained serious injuries in the crash, the Department of National Defence said in a statement Sunday afternoon, adding that immediate family members were notified. (CBC)

Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannon amid protests

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and a water cannon as thousands took to the streets Sunday — as controversial new security laws from China aimed at crushing the protests sparked the most intense clashes in months. (New York Post)
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  • Vancouver seeks to pioneer ‘safe supply’ for hard drug users

    VANCOUVER - Pig de-wormer, Comet, plaster and, increasingly, the infamously deadly opioid fentanyl. These are some of the substances Sarah Blyth and the Overdose Prevention Society find when they test street drugs brought in every week by users in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. (Vancouver Sun)

    Search on for 1,276 now missing after California’s deadliest wildfire

    PARADISE, Calif. - The number of people missing after California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire jumped on Saturday to 1,276, despite authorities locating hundreds of people who scattered when the Camp Fire tore through the mountain town of Paradise. (Reuters)

    Unfounded bomb threats reported in cities across North America

    Dozens of bomb threats — all believed to be unfounded — were reported in major cities across Canada and the United States on Thursday.  Officials from both countries said they believe the threats — clumsily written emails demanding $20,000 US payments of bitcoin — may have all come from the same source. (CBC)
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  • Pittsburgh synagogue shooting leaves 11 dead, 6 wounded

    PITTSBURGH - The suspected gunman behind Saturday’s shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue, which left 11 people dead and six more injured, has been formally charged, prosecutors said. Robert Bowers, 46, was charged late Saturday with 29 federal counts of crimes of violence and firearms offenses after authorities say he carried out an anti-Semitic attack on Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath. (Fox News)
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  • Vancouver storefronts impassable due to garbage, human waste and open drug use

    Business owners trying to reopen in the downtown core are coming into conflict with homeless people who have taken shelter in parks, plazas and storefronts during the public health emergency. “Things have gone from good, to bad, to downright ugly,” said Stephen Regan, executive director of the West End Business Improvement Association. “It’s a perfect storm with businesses that are closed that have awnings and alcoves — those tend to be good places to hunker down for the evening or even a full day or a week.” (Vancouver Sun)
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    28 Texas spring-breakers test positive for coronavirus

    MEXICO CITY - Twenty-eight U.S. spring break tourists who returned to Texas after vacationing with a large group in the Mexican beach resort of Cabo San Lucas have tested positive for coronavirus, drawing attention to possibly low detection of cases in Mexico. (Toronto Sun)

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