Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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)

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)

One missing in Micronesia plane crash

An airline is missing a passenger following an incident which caused the plane to hit a lagoon while trying to land. (Daily Mail)
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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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  • Extreme fire conditions continue to challenge firefighters
  • California wildfire death toll now 71

    With the confirmed death toll at 71 and the list of unaccounted for people more than 1,000, authorities in Northern California on Friday searched for those who perished and those who survived the fiercest of wildfires ahead of a planned visit by U.S. President Donald Trump. (CBC)

    CDC tells travelers to avoid China in expanded travel warning as coronavirus spreads

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is telling Americans to avoid all non-essential travel to China, expanding its travel warning from the city of Wuhan to the entire country as the coronavirus outbreak worsens, the agency said Tuesday. (CNBC)

    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)

    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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  • Pro-democracy hopes fade on the 'saddest day in Hong Kong histroy'
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    20 dead after limousine blows stop sign, crashes

    SCHOHARIE, N.Y. - A limousine carrying four sisters, other relatives and friends to a birthday celebration blew through a stop sign and slammed into a parked SUV outside a store in upstate New York, killing all 18 people in the limo and two pedestrians, officials and victims’ relatives said Sunday. (Canoe.com)  

    Helicopter pilot crash landed on roof of Manhattan skyscraper to ‘spare people on the street’

    NEW YORK - A helicopter crashed into the roof of a Manhattan building Monday afternoon, killing the pilot, in what officials said was an attempt at an emergency landing. There were no other injuries or deaths, officials said. (National Post)

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