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Fort Good Hope wildfire forces evacuation of Northwest Territories town

A wildfire, which officials suspect was caused by an abandoned campfire, reached the edge of Fort Good Hope, a  Northwest Territories town, within 24 hours of ignition and forced residents to evacuate. As of 6 a.m. MT Monday, the fire hasn’t destroyed any buildings, according to a government update. But …

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Ontario road trips: Check out Paris, the ‘prettiest little town in Canada’

This article is the first in Global News’ Ontario road trips series, offering getaways to some fun locales across the province. Most Ontarians are aware that there is a London in Ontario but many are probably unaware that there is also a Brussels, a Copenhagen, a Vienna, a Moscow and …

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‘It’s a small town and this is big news’: Stonewall firefighters tackle business fire Friday – Winnipeg

Descrease article font size Increase article font size A fire Friday morning in Stonewall, Man., may result in the loss of several businesses and the displacement of some residents, town officials say. The blaze broke out before 7 a.m. at a local printing business, with the owner calling 911 upon …

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‘Looking over our shoulders’: A mother’s killing looms large in small B.C. town

Something has shifted in the pretty little village of Lumby, B.C. It’s subtle, say residents of the community of 2,000 people, nestled in the hills of the North Okanagan in B.C.’s Interior. Few people gather now outside coffee shops on the main street along Highway 6. Posters on the school …

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Former Ford staffer cuts ties with town after lobbying plan used to ‘embarrass’ government

A small town in eastern Ontario has seen its plans to hire a well-connected lobbying firm to help it net infrastructure funding fall apart after comments from councillors about “backroom” conversations with an administration that “talks to their friends” were used to “embarrass” the Ford government. The town of Brighton, …

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Free-roaming feathered friends (mostly) welcomed with aplomb in Manitoba town

Souris, Man.’s heart and soul hinged on a historic swinging bridge that was lost to devastating flooding in 2011. While a replacement bridge was constructed in 2013, the community had a bit of an identity crisis, fearing tourists wouldn’t come just to see the new bridge. Turns out they were …

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Fire posing explosion risk in Newfoundland town now under control, RCMP says – National

Descrease article font size Increase article font size The fires that led to a state of emergency in a Newfoundland and Labrador town Friday are now under control, RCMP say. Happy Valley-Goose Bay declared the state of emergency after the blazes had spread to an area containing explosive material. The …

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Nova Scotia town seeking novel approach to dealing with unruly university students – Halifax

A small Nova Scotia town that has struggled to tame its sometimes rowdy population of university students is considering advice from an unlikely source. Last week, the town of Wolfville — home to Acadia University — received a draft study that draws some lessons from the inquiry that investigated the …

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Saskatchewan town remembers Humboldt Broncos bus crash 6 years later: memorial site

April 6 marks the sixth anniversary of a Saskatchewan tragedy that rocked the nation. In 2018, a semi-truck sped through a stop sign in rural Saskatchewan and hit the bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team. In total, 16 people died and 13 people were seriously injured. 6:55 Focus …

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LGBTQ students look ahead after Alberta town bans Pride flags, rainbow crosswalks

Shaylin Lussier went home and screamed after the student’s town voted for a bylaw banning Pride flags and rainbow crosswalks from municipal property. Lussier, a member of the gay-straight alliance in Westlock, Alta., had spearheaded efforts to get a Pride crosswalk painted last year for the first time in the …

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