$14M mansion in Vancouver’s Shaughnessy neighbourhood destroyed by fire

A multi-million-dollar mansion in Vancouver’s Shaughnessy neighborhood was gutted by a fire early Sunday morning. Crews were called to the home, located in the 3700-block of Angus Drive, at around 3 a.m. At the height of the blaze, flames could be seen shooting up through the mansion’s roof. READ MORE: Vancouver firefighters tackle blaze at African drum shop on Broadway The 106-year-old mansion — last assessed at $14 million — is being called a write-off. Crews say no one was displaced by the fire as the home has been vacant…

Several brands of veggie mixes recalled over Listeria concerns

Two recalled Mann’s Family Favorites stirfry mixes are shown CTVNews.ca Staff Published Friday, October 20, 2017 12:05PM EDT  Last Updated Friday, October 20, 2017 12:29PM EDT Several brands of fresh stir-fry, salad mixes, and veggie platters are being recalled due to possible Listeria contamination. The list of recalled products includes several fresh salads and stir-fry kits and bowls from Mann’s and Western Family. Two Compliments-brand vegetable and dip platters are also included. The recalled products were sold in Ontario and Quebec, though some may have been distributed nationally. Most had…

British Columbia Declares State Of Emergency As 138 ‘Extraordinary’ Wildfires Spread Over Province

The Canadian province of British Columbia has advised around 3,000 people to evacuate and declared a state of emergency as wildfires sweep through the territory. More than 138 new wildfires broke out on Saturday alone, raising the total to about 240, according to local media reports. More than 1,800 firefighters were tackling the fires and a further 260 were coming to their aid from other parts of Canada. Saskatchewan was sending three air tankers and 30 firefighters. “Given the current wildfire situation and the expected increase in wildfire activity, the province is…

Boston Pizza staff step in after mom yelled at for son’s meltdown

A woman is crediting staff at a West Shore restaurant for turning an embarrassing situation into an overwhelmingly positive one after a man yelled at her and her young son who was having a tantrum. Jennie Nilsson took her two boys to the Boston Pizza in Langford Wednesday night for her older son’s seventh birthday. As they were being seated her three-year-old son began to throw a temper tantrum and wouldn’t budge. “He was screaming and I moved him a little bit closer to the door to be out of…

Weekend winds could spread B.C. wildfires to new areas, official warns

With 14,000 people already forced out, a break in weather could end Saturday when gusty winds are forecast Gusty winds forecast for the B.C. Interior this weekend could spread wildfires to new parts of the province, an official warns, as thousands of evacuees remain unable to return to their homes. “Definitely toward the weekend some cold fronts are coming in and bringing some stronger wind patterns,” said Darron Campbell, director of the Emergency Operations Centre for the Cariboo Regional District “Most of those weather patterns seem to be in the…

‘It could get much, much worse’: Weather could exacerbate B.C. wildfire situation

Experts say weather extremes are partly to blame for wildfires throughout the Interior By Maryse Zeidler, CBC News Posted: Jul 10, 2017 3:40 AM PT Last Updated: Jul 10, 2017 7:55 AM PT Tinder dry weather, wind and dry lightning have caused fires to spread aggressively in the province. (B.C. Wildfire Service) A confluence of factors has created the “perfect storm” to ignite British Columbia’s vicious wildfire season, experts say — a situation likely to come about more often as annual weather patterns change. Aggressive wildfires have burned more than 236 square kilometres of…

B.C. wildfire evacuees question delays in relief money

B.C. wildfire evacuees question delays in relief money   Tue, Jul 11: Some evacuees are saying that the lack of information and coordination is adding to their stress and frustration. Nadia Stewart has that part of the story. More than 14,000 people have been forced from their homes by the B.C. wildfires, and some of them say financial assistance isn’t coming in quickly enough. On Sunday, outgoing Premier Christy Clark promised “immediate” relief in the form of $600 for evacuees who had lost property. That cash was to come in…