The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is warning the public after five campers were forced to spend a night in the northern Alberta bush without food and water when a road washed out earlier this week. Andy Chaschin called it the worst experience of his life. Chaschin and the others were retrieving a quad and two dirt bikes Monday from a camp outing over the weekend. On their way they noticed a creek at the 48-kilometre marker on the Fort Chipewyan winter road flooding the road surface.
While banishing a Newfoundland man from his home province might seem like a judicial relic, banishment orders are allowed under the Criminal Code. "It really captures our imagination about a time gone by, a medieval period where the king would banish you from the kingdom," says Lorne Neudorf, an associate professor of law at Thompson Rivers University in British Columbia who has written about banishment.
Just when his all-volunteer fire department in the Cariboo region of B.C. 's Interior needed help fighting a raging brush fire, help arrived on a truck from Fort McMurray. "There were boxes of hoses that came off the Fort Mac truck and went right onto the fire truck and right out into the bush," said Hicks, president of the McLeese Lake Fire Department. "From the time we got them from the Fort Mac guys to the time they were spraying water was a matter of two hours," he said.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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