2 Arizona firefighters killed in plane crash as wildfires continue to rage in western U.S.

Firefighters working in searing weather struggled to contain a Northern California wildfire that continued to grow Sunday and forced the temporary closure of a major highway, one of several large blazes burning across the U.S. West amid another heat wave that shattered records and strained power grids.

Statement by Ministers Committing to On-going Engagement with First Nations Affected by Wildfires in British Columbia and Additional Resources to Advance Emergency Response Measures 

The Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services and the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, today released the following statement in regards to the wildfires in British Columbia.

Ministers of International Development and Public Services and Procurement to hold press conference on Canada’s support for global vaccination efforts

The Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, and the Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, invite media to participate in a press conference on Canada’s support for vaccination efforts in developing countries, humanitarian and conflict situations. David Morley, President and CEO of UNICEF Canada will join the Ministers.

Matsuyama, Watson pull out of British Open due to COVID-19 concerns

Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama and Bubba Watson were forced to withdraw from the British Open on Sunday. Matsuyama recently tested positive for coronavirus and subsequent tests have shown positive results while Watson is a close contact of someone testing positive.

Nigeria pulls off stunning pre-Olympic men’s basketball victory over U.S.

Nigeria beat the United States 90-87 in men’s basketball on Saturday night, an international shocker pulled off by a roster primarily filled by little-known NBA players that found a way to beat a group of all NBA, all-star and max-contract performers.

Lytton, B.C., looks to its history as it starts to rebuild after devastating wildfire

As the people of Lytton recover from the devastating loss of their homes and local businesses, some are starting to look ahead at how to rebuild. Many point to Lytton’s historical and geographical significance as a sign that regeneration is inevitable. 

Blood supply concerns grow as pandemic restrictions ease

While much of Canada will welcome eased pandemic restrictions over the summer, Canadian Blood Services is concerned about ensuring a stable national blood supply. In a release this week, the organization said over 23,000 donors will be needed by July 31 to replenish supplies.

Why are N.L.’s leaders rushing into another hydroelectric project, so soon after Muskrat Falls?

The world is moving away from building dams. Why then, writes Lori Lee Oates in this column for CBC Opinion, do Newfoundland and Labrador’s leaders appear to be rushing into another hydroelectric project after the ruinous Muskrat Falls?

Rosie MacLennan and her unprecedented pursuit of a gold-medal 3-peat

As the only Canadian Summer Olympian to win back-to-back gold medals, trampolinist Rosie MacLennan is restrained about the opportunity to win a third in Tokyo. “It’s not the centre of my focus,” she says. “I know it’s an opportunity that’s there, but I’ve never gone into a competition pursuing gold.”