Wildfires have been raging in Canada's Alberta province for days now. A drop in temperature and light rainfall have done little to quell the flames that firefighting aircraft are desperately trying to extinguish.
Calgary's citizens have decided to not endorse the city's bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. The vote was a major blow to the IOC, which is now left with only two bids to host the event.
Protests and opposition from the provincial government of British Columbia have shut down construction of a pipeline planned to carry oil from Alberta to BC - but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has vowed to fight back.
In 2017, parts of Europe, Canada and the US were ravaged by wildfires on an unprecedented scale. In 2018, new records are being set around the world as hot, dry temperatures and fires become the new normal.
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