In its seventh day, the wildfire raging in the oil sands region of Alberta is heading northeast toward the dry boreal forests. Nearly 100,000 people have had to evacuate the town of Fort McMurray. Officials say the blaze is out of control.
Southern Europe and western parts of Canada and the US have been devastated by wildfires this year. And they're not the only ones - it seems like much of the world is ablaze right now. And this could be the new normal.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has condemned the non-fatal stabbing of a policeman in Edmonton on Saturday as a "terrorist attack." Police said they found a flag of the "Islamic State" at the scene.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called for Canada to phase out its oil sand production. It's not a popular message with the province of Alberta, which has benefited from having huge oil reserves.
Energy production in Canada's oil sands region will resume in the coming days after a massive wildfire halted production, Alberta's premier has said. Authorities are assessing the damage in Fort McMurray.
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