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CP NewsAlert: B.C. declares state of emergency over wildfires

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government has declared a provincial state of emergency to support the response to the hundreds of wildfires burning across the province. The state of emergency will remain in effect for 14 days, but can be extended or rescinded as necessary. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth… … Keep Reading

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Climate change likely to cause more sewage leaks, McKenna says

OTTAWA — More than one hundred municipal wastewater systems did not report how much raw sewage overflowed from their pipes in 2017 but Environment Canada is only investigating two of them for violating federal regulations. Environment and Climate Change Canada officials would not comment on the nature of those investigations… … Keep Reading

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Edmonton pharmacy worker charged with stealing 401,500 Percocet tablets

Edmonton police have arrested a pharmacy worker accused of stealing 401,500 tablets of the prescription opioid painkiller Percocet. Investigators allege a 34-year-old women stole the drugs from where she worked between January 2017 and last April. Police say she used the identities of pharmacy patients to order medications that she… … Keep Reading

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