Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 3:55 PM ET

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National Audio 3:55 PM ET

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NAT097 - (Wildfires-BC-Alta) BANFF, Alta. x-09s. A highway that winds through Kootenay National Park in Alberta has been closed because of wildfire smoke. Highway 93 between Castle Junction on the Trans-Canada Highway and the town of Radium Hot Springs some 100 kilometres south has been shut indefinitely. Parks Canada incident commander Jane Park says it's not safe to drive on the winding, scenic road right now. ("..certain areas.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Park says the fire covers about 110 square kilometres, which is double the previous estimate. She says the smoke has made it hard to accurately measure its size.

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NAT098 - (Trump-Immigration-Cda) WASHINGTON. x-19s. U-S President Donald Trump has embraced legislation from two Republican senators that would place new limits on legal immigration and seek to create a system based more on merit and skills than family ties. White House adviser Stephen Miller says they looked at Canada's system and added to it. …

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