Out-of-control Newfoundland wildfires leave communities cut off with food running low

Smoke from a forest fire in central Newfoundland on Aug. 7.The Canadian Press The worst forest fires to hit Newfoundland and Labrador in more than 60 years have stranded hundreds of travellers who had returned to the island’s south coast for a series of summer festivals and reunions, while officials scramble to airlift food to … Read more

Another Toronto mall will be completely demolished to make way for condos

It seems no Toronto mall is safe from the current mallpocalypse as developers target shopping centres around the city for new condo-packed redevelopment schemes. The current era has not been kind to malls, and the last couple of years of reduced foot traffic have many landowners looking to the future of their massive low-density sites. … Read more

Why some Canadian cities are crammed with cannabis shops – and others are barren

Raju Saini at Piffingtons, a cannabis retail store he owns in Milton, Ont., on Aug. 3.Tijana Martin/The Globe and Mail More than three years after recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada, nearly 100 municipalities across Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia still outlaw pot shops – and many are unwilling to loosen restrictions. The result is … Read more

Lind Fire fully contained after destroying several homes, seriously injured firefighter recovering | News

Lind Fire fully contained after destroying several homes, seriously injured firefighter recovering | News | khq.com We recognize you are attempting to access this website from a country belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA) including the EU which enforces the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and therefore access cannot be granted at this time. … Read more

Alberta ups ante in mandate fight with Athabasca University, threatens funding cut

The Alberta government has upped the ante in its fight with Athabasca University, directing the online-oriented school to get busy making sure more staff work in the small northern town or risk losing millions of dollars in funding. “The university must end its pursuit of the near-virtual strategy and must deliver a new strategic plan … Read more

Wildfire southwest of Penticton, B.C., prompts more evacuation alerts and orders

The Keremeos Creek wildfire burning north of Keremeos, B.C., on July 29.HO/The Canadian Press Hundreds of Interior B.C. residents were on evacuation alert over the weekend as two wildfires in the province grew after a week of dry conditions during a heat wave in Western Canada. The Keremeos Creek fire was first discovered on Friday … Read more