Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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)

Chaos at Gatwick:Police using cutting edge technology to get drone

LONDON - The criminal who is illegally flying a drone at Gatwick Airport is being hunted by police and military personnel using cutting-edge technology. Gatwick has been brought to a standstill in the wake of the rogue drone terrorizing the airport. (Daily Mail)
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2 dead, dozens injured after nearly 200 vehicle crash near Montreal

Two people are dead and at least 40 others are injured after a major crash on Highway 15 in La Prairie outside of Montreal on Wednesday. The crash involved about 200 vehicles, including 15 trucks. (Global News)

Dozens dead in tourist bus crash in Portugal

A tour bus carrying German tourists crashed on Portugal's Madeira Island on Wednesday, killing at least 29 people and injuring 28 others, local authorities said. The bus carrying 55 passengers, a tour guide and the driver, rolled down a steep hillside in a residential area in the coastal town of Canico, after veering off the road on a bend east of the capital, Funchal, and struck at least one house, local mayor Filipe Sousa told cable news channel SIC TV. The victims included 17 women and 11 men. (CBC)

Italy quarantines 16 million people due to coronavirus concerns

Italy has placed up to 16 million people under quarantine as it battles to contain the spread of coronavirus. Anyone living in Lombardy and 14 other central and northern provinces will need special permission to travel. Milan and Venice are both affected. (BBC)

Red Sox fan electrocuted train surfing from Yankee Stadium

NEW YORK - A Red Sox fan on his way home from Yankee Stadium died Wednesday when he tried to climb on top of a Metro-North train and was electrocuted by overhead wires, creating a chaotic situation where riders were trapped for more than two hours, MTA officials and riders said. (New York Post)

Atlantic Canada braces for Dorian

As Hurricane Dorian moves from the U.S. and heads for Atlantic Canada, special measures are being put in place to help reduce its impact on the coastal provinces.  Dorian hit North Carolina's Outer Banks on Friday after devastating the Bahamas, and is expected to spin into the Maritimes this weekend as either a Category 1 hurricane or a strong tropical storm, churning out sustained winds up to 130 km/h. (CBC)
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    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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  • Paris cleans up after latest ‘yellow vest’ protests

    Paris tourist sites reopened, workers cleaned up broken glass and shop owners tried to put the city on its feet again Sunday, a day after running battles between yellow-vested protesters and riot police left 71 injured and caused widespread damage to the French capital. (CBC)
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  • At least 25 dead, 9 missing, in California boat fire

    A middle-of-the-night fire swept a boat carrying recreational scuba divers anchored near an island off the Southern California coast early Monday, leaving at least 25 dead and nine others missing as of late Monday night. (CBC)
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