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Saskatchewan wildfire grows, forcing evacuations in the area to expand
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Saskatchewan wildfire grows, forcing evacuations in the area to expand

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — Dry conditions and strong winds caused a large wildfire to grow Tuesday near Saskatchewan’s third-largest city even as firefighters fought the flames. “The fire continues to rage,” said Prince Albert Mayor Greg Dionne. The wildfire had forced people from at least 50 homes by late Tuesday afternoon. “This is a fast-moving...

Metro Manila mayors sought another 15-day extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ)
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Metro Manila mayors sought another 15-day extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ)

MANILA – Malacañang on Monday said it will be more difficult to observe social distancing and other protocols against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) if more areas shift from enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to less-stringent general community quarantine (GCQ). Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this reaction four days before the ECQ being implemented in areas with high cases...

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Fort McMurray cleans up from flood on anniversary of 2016 wildfire evacuation

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — As residents of Fort McMurray continued to assess their flood-damaged homes and businesses and began the difficult task of cleaning them this weekend, they also marked the anniversary of the start of an evacuation that emptied the northern Alberta city four years ago. “It was evident on May 3, 2016 and it is evident today:...