Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Officials in Northern California have released another grim statistic in a wildfire that is achieving heartbreaking records -- 29 people have died in and around Paradise, matching the deadliest wildfire in state history.

That brings the death toll from fires this week to 31, including two in the Southern California fires near Malibu.

More than 220 people remain unaccounted for in Northern California. (2)



Backhoe crews have begun tearing into the fuselage of the mangled Boeing 747 cargo jet that overshot a Halifax runway last Wednesday.

The four crew members of the SkyLease Cargo plane escaped with only minor injuries after the plane slid 210 metres off the end of Runway 14 at Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

As it skidded down a grassy embankment, the plane hit a large localizer antenna, its landing gear collapsed, two of its four engines were torn off and there was a small fire under the tail section.

Federal investigators have said the jet touched down in rainy conditions while being buffeted by a crosswind with a potential tailwind. (2)



Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Paris for a third and final day today, where he is to address a Paris technology conference and tout his government's work to digitize the way it delivers services.

The P-M will then travel to Singapore for a summit organized by a 10-nation bloc that will put his government's trade diversification plans on display.

Trudeau is on a 10-day trip across Europe and Asia that began Friday with a gathering of world leaders in France to mark a century since the end of the First World War. (2)



Ontario Premier Doug Ford encouraged Canadians to remember soldiers past and present Sunday as they reflected on the centennial anniversary of the end of the First World War. …

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