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Okanagan evacuees go home with caution

The Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre has rescinded evacuation orders for more than 300 units.

There are still 45 units in Kelowna, 138 units in the IR #7 in Lake Country and 63 units in Lake Country under evacuation alert. 103 more words


'We pulled it off': Suncor airport supervisor recounts converting hangar into hospital 1 year after Fort McMurray wildfire

One year after an enormous and fast-moving wildfire forced a herculean evacuation effort in Fort McMurray, tales of heartbreak and heroism, borne out of one of Canada’s worst-ever natural disasters, are resurfacing. 912 more words


Fort McMurray wildfire: 1 year later, bride who fled the flames reflects on past 12 months

It’s been a busy year for Elise Phillippo and her husband Brandon.

They got hitched, bought a house and had a baby — all against the backdrop of the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history. 477 more words


Wave Me Goodbye by Jaqueline Wilson

Publication Date: 18th May 2017

It’s September 1939, and Shirley packs her Dad’s sales suitcase with her wash bag, best dress, her teddy and all of her books ready for a little holiday. 166 more words


Goodnight Mister Tom

What a great book! I have just finished reading it for the second time and am full of admiration for Michelle Magorian’s novel, first published in 1981. 172 more words

Children's Books

Virtual news blackout on Foua slaughter.

Pro-government captives being rescued from under terrorist siege aren’t as news-worthy.

This exchange of several thousand people under siege was always going to be difficult. The deal was brokered by Qatar and Iran, on behalf of each side. 364 more words

The Fukushima Evacuees Future

End of March 2017 the Japanese government pretends that the Fukushima disaster is over, ending the compensation and housing programs, forcing the evacuees to return to the… 429 more words

Fukushima 2017