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Environment Canada tracking extreme weather heading for the Kamloops region.

Kamloops Fire Centre area burning up most of B.C. wildfire fighting budget.

A look in the mirror.  Thompson Nicola Cariboo United Way launches study to determine effectiveness of charity funding.

What if?   Kamloops Thompson School District begins work on a contingency plan in case the B.C. teacher's strike delays the start of the new school year.

 

Provincial

An R-C-M-P spokesman says Vernon's 22nd suspicious fire has caused about 100-thousand dollars in damage.  The latest fire was reported at the Growers Supply Company where a stack of wooden bins was lit ablaze.

Sun Peaks residents assured that forest crews won't repeat early morning start.

Police have now ruled out foul play in the death of a Regina student at the Pemberton Music Festival.

It looks like they'll be some nutty professors at the University of the Fraser Valley.  The B.C Hazelnut Growers Association and the university have signed a deal that will support research and programming for growers.



National

Canada's U.S ambassador says the controversial Keystone X-L pipeline project makes both economic and environmental sense.

A man accused in Calgary's worst mass murder will undergo another psychiatric assessment to see if he can be found criminally responsible if convicted.

After seven months of silence, Canada's newest multi-millionaires have come forward in Edmonton.  Andrea and Bill Groner are the mystery winners of the 50-million-dollar Lotto Max jackpot dating back to December 20th.

The mug of the newest member of the royal family will be featured on a commemorative coin.  The Royal Canadian Mint is adding to the international hoopla surrounding yesterday's first birthday of Prince George of Cambridge by releasing a new set of coins.

A 19-year-old from Swift Current, Saskatchewan has made a successful swim across the English Channel to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Canada.  The news was announced on Twitter by the City of Swift Current, which congratulated Meghan Chisholm with the hashtag ``proud.''

International

Today is a national day of mourning in Holland for the victims of last week's downing of a Malaysian airliner in Eastern Ukraine.

Despite America's ban on travel to Israel's main airport, U-S Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Tel Aviv aboard a military jet. He arrived today to push for an Israeli-Hamas ceasefire in Gaza, where fighting has killed 29 Israeli soldiers and 630 Palestinians in the past 15 days.

China was bracing Wednesday for the arrival of a second typhoon in less than a week, as communities along the country's southern coast cleared away debris in the wake of the earlier storm, which killed dozens of people.

A British coroner has concluded that model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose.  The 25-year-old daughter of Live Aid organizer Bob Geldof was found dead at her home south of London on April 7.

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