Fires get cabinet attention

Wildfires are so bad in the western province of British Columbia that the Canadian government has sent in the army and has formed an ad hoc committee of top cabinet ministers to consider what help is needed.  The province has» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

 Could your cheap USB charger harm you?

Health Canada has ordered a huge recall of some 1.5 million uncertified USB chargers. The massive recall of at least 27 brands comes on the heels of a large sampling and testing programme following a number of reports of fires» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Global warming, drier world

More drought, more wildfires coming with global warming The news stories of severe and unusual drought and of massive wildfires around the world have been increasing in recent years. Canada, Australia, Greece, South Africa, the U.S southwest and California, and» 


Fires tearing through parts of British Columbia

Hot, dry and windy weather is fanning more than 200 fires in the western province of British Columbia (B.C.).  It’s estimated 7,000 people have been forced from their homes and that number is expected to climb. Hot, dry, windy weather» 

Health, Politics, Society

Coroner investigating 32 deaths, rules all nursing homes should have sprinklers

The coroner investigating the deaths of 32 seniors in a nursing home fire last year has released his report, with a list of recommendations including the mandatory retrofitting of sprinklers in all nursing homes. In the conclusion of his report»