Dec 19, 2015

Scarf-wearing cheetah reported on the loose in snowy western Canada

Canadian conservation officials and federal police were on the lookout Friday for a cheetah wearing a bright orange scarf and wandering through the snow-covered outback. The big African cat was spotted crossing a highway near Creston, British Columbia, on Thursday by a motorist who ...

Western Canada wildfires worsen amid heat, drought, lightening

Jul 14, 2015

Western Canada wildfires worsen amid heat, drought, lightening

Warm, dry weather over the weekend sparked more wildfires in Saskatchewan, while lightning ignited more fires in British Columbia, officials said Monday. Thousands of people have been evacuated because of the hundreds of fires burning across Canada’s western provinces and the thick smoke they ...

Apr 7, 2015

Fukushima radiation newly detected off British Columbia

Radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster that started in 2011 has for the first time been detected along a North American shoreline, though at levels too low to pose a significant threat to human or marine life, scientists said on Monday. Trace amounts of ...

Aug 15, 2014

Canadians charged with polygamy

Two leaders of a community that practice a fundamentalist form of Mormonism have been charged with polygamy in a case expected to test the limits of religious freedoms in Canada. The charges against Winston Blackmore and James Oler of Bountiful in British Columbia were ...