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State of emergency in British Columbia extended as wildfires rage Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - British Columbia's government took the unprecedented step on Wednesday of extending a state of emergency by two weeks as it battled 140 wildfires that have forced about 45,000 people from their homes.  Full Article

 
Four men found hiding in shipping container at Montreal port 3:23pm EDT 

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canadian authorities are treating the discovery on Thursday of four men hiding in a shipping container at the Port of Montreal as a case of illegal entry, officials told Reuters.  Full Article  

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One wildfire-hit community in Western Canada able to return home Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017 

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Residents of one British Columbia town would be allowed to return home on Tuesday as wildfires that forced them to flee 11 days ago receded in parts of the Western Canadian province, emergency officials said.  Full Article