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Environment Canada says extreme heat continuing in Ontario and Quebec

Environment Canada says extreme heat continuing in Ontario and Quebec

MONTREAL — An oppressive heat wave continued to blanket central and southern Ontario, southern Quebec and much of the Maritimes on Wednesday, with daytime highs hitting 30 C to 35 C — above 40 C with the humidex — and officials warning about the dang
Cooler temps and rain could help corral blazes that forced thousands to flee New Mexico village

Cooler temps and rain could help corral blazes that forced thousands to flee New Mexico village

ROSWELL, N.M.
Rescuers 'cautiously optimistic' about survival of weeks-old B.C. sea otter pup

Rescuers 'cautiously optimistic' about survival of weeks-old B.C. sea otter pup

VANCOUVER — If she didn’t squeak and squirm, she would look just like a child’s stuffed toy, but the weeks-old sea otter was in serious condition when she was brought in to the Vancouver Aquarium's Marine Mammal Rescue Centre on Tuesday.
Study finds coal mine contaminants blown onto snowpack in Alberta, British Columbia

Study finds coal mine contaminants blown onto snowpack in Alberta, British Columbia

Cancer-causing chemicals are being blown downwind from coal mines in southern British Columbia in concentrations that rival those next to oilsand mines, newly published research has concluded.
Ottawa moves forward on threat to use federal powers to help Quebec caribou

Ottawa moves forward on threat to use federal powers to help Quebec caribou

MONTREAL — Federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says he's moving forward on his threat to invoke federal powers to protect Quebec's declining woodland caribou herds.
Calgary marks two weeks of water restrictions, aiming for pipe fix July 5

Calgary marks two weeks of water restrictions, aiming for pipe fix July 5

CALGARY — It has been two weeks since a massive water pipe ruptured in Calgary, leaving residents under restrictions.
Extreme heat deaths higher among seniors and in cities with more renters, study says

Extreme heat deaths higher among seniors and in cities with more renters, study says

TORONTO — Deaths in Canada's 12 most populous cities go up during extreme heat waves and people aged 65 and older are at higher risk than those who are younger, says a Statistics Canada report released Wednesday.
Tropical Storm Alberto forms in southwest Gulf, 1st named storm of the hurricane season

Tropical Storm Alberto forms in southwest Gulf, 1st named storm of the hurricane season

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Alberto formed on Wednesday in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico, the first named storm of what is forecast to be a busy hurricane season.
Nova Scotia's Lunenburg Municipality passes coastal protection regulations

Nova Scotia's Lunenburg Municipality passes coastal protection regulations

HALIFAX — A rural municipality on Nova Scotia’s South Shore has become the first to pass its own coastal protection regulations after the province abandoned its legislation earlier this year.
Scorching temperatures, humidity making life miserable for millions from Midwest to Maine

Scorching temperatures, humidity making life miserable for millions from Midwest to Maine

BOSTON (AP) — A blistering heat wave Wednesday extended from the Midwest to New England, leaving millions of people sweltering through the Juneteenth holiday, including in places like northern Maine where they rarely experience such conditions this e
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