Rain this weekend will help some wildfires, but strong winds may hurt others

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VANCOUVER – There is some relief on the way for residents and firefighters around the province.

While most of B.C. has been enjoying the hot temperatures lately, the hot and dry conditions has led to 163 fires burning in B.C. today. There are 17 fires of note.

A much needed change is on the way for many areas of the province however.

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READ MORE: B.C. under evacuation alerts and orders due to wildfires

Global BC weather anchor Kate Gajdosik says this change will affect the regions severely affected by wildfire activity.

The first in a series of weather disturbances has already moved into Northern B.C., spreading heavy rain along the coast and showers through the Central Interior.

Through the weekend the chance for showers will move into the Southern Interior, although heavy downpours are not expected.

PHOTOS: Wildfires burning across B.C.

For the Okanagan Valley, where some of the province’s most aggressive fires are burning, there will not be significant rainfall to help fight the fires. The biggest factor in this region will be wind, which could force the spread of smoke and flames.

Gajdosik says southwesterly winds are expected to get strong and gusty through Friday afternoon and evening, with winds gusting upwards of 40 km/hr. Wind is a powerful and often unpredictable weather process, adds Gajdosik, as sometimes a slight breeze is enough to fan the flames of an out of control wildfire.

Temperatures on Friday will remain at about 28 and 29 degrees in the Okanagan and while it will cool down over the weekend, the wind from the southwest will be quite dry.

In Prince George Friday morning the smoke was so thick from nearby fires that the street lamps had to be lit again. The smoke is from the Chelaslie Fire near Tetachuk Lake, which was very active on Thursday and residents of Prince George were seeing those effects the next day. The smoke is mixed in with a rain system, bringing the first serious rain to the area for a couple of weeks.

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Plane victims long dead, not ‘fresh,’ says pro-Russia rebel commander

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MOSCOW – A top pro-Russia rebel commander in eastern Ukraine has given a bizarre version of events surrounding the Malaysian jetliner crash  – suggesting many of the victims may have died days before the plane took off.

The pro-rebel website Russkaya Vesna on Friday quoted Igor Girkin as saying he was told by people at the crash site that “a significant number of the bodies weren’t fresh,” adding that he was told they were drained of blood and reeked of decomposition.

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    READ MORE: Shot that downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 came from separatist territory, says Obama

    The Malaysia Airlines Boeing-777 was shot down Thursday, killing all 298 people aboard. The plane was flying 10,000 metres above an area where Ukrainian forces have been fighting separatist rebels. Each side accuses the other of downing the plane.

    U.S. intelligence authorities said a surface-to-air missile brought down the plane, and U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told the U.N. Security Council in New York on Friday that the missile was likely fired from a rebel-held area near the Russian border.

    Commander and self-proclaimed minister of Defence of so the called “Donetsk People’s Republic” Igor Girkin, aka Strelok (C), walks with his bodyguards in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on July 11, 2014.

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    Girkin, also known as Strelkov and allegedly a former Russian military intelligence agent, said he couldn’t confirm the information. But it’s sure to add to the intense emotions surrounding the crash, with the rebels accused of shooting down the plane.

    Girkin said “Ukrainian authorities are capable of any baseness.”

    He claimed that a large amount of blood serum and medications were found in the wreckage.

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Alberta Tory candidates to revisit new licence plates

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EDMONTON – Alberta’s great plate debate is far from over.

The three candidates vying to become the next Progressive Conservative party leader and premier said Thursday they want to revisit the current online voting competition to pick the province’s next licence plate.

“Clearly it struck a nerve with Albertans and I think it’s important if you’re going to change symbols that you have a broadly based discussion with people and hear what they have to say about it,” said Jim Prentice.

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    “I’m interested in hearing what people have to say and (would) make any decisions based on what I hear.”

    Just over a week ago, the province launched an online competition allowing Albertans to pick a new licence plate to replace the current red on white model.

    READ MORE: Alberta rolls out new licence plates 

    Voters can pick from three designs, all created by the U.S. conglomerate 3M. Each is a variation on the same theme: prairie landscape in the foreground, mountains in the background.

    Voters have until Aug. 19 to pick their favourite.

    The competition has been criticized because the current slogan on the plate “Wild Rose County” has been taken off and replaced by the web address alberta广州桑拿论坛.

    WATCH: Albertans and a marketing expert weigh in on licence plate designs

    The Opposition Wildrose Party, blood foes of the governing Tories, call the slogan removal a petty and politically motivated slight, something Service Alberta Minister Doug Griffiths has denied.

    Local designers have also said they want a say on the plate. One Edmonton firm has already submitted its version, complete with the mountain tops soaring in a jagged cut along the top.

    The Wildrose Party has already launched online campaigns for a new slogan and a new design.

    PC leadership candidate Thomas Lukaszuk said the Alberta plate needs Alberta designers.

    “I would probably put the brakes on it (the competition) and give Albertans more input,” said Lukaszuk. “I would like to see more artistic input.

    “Those plates will be on our vehicles for at least a decade if not more. Why not have something made by an Albertan as opposed to some designer from 3M in the United States?”

    Lukaszuk called the controversy over the Wild Rose Country slogan “a little bit of silliness,” adding, “I particularly didn’t have any issue with the slogan the way it was.”

    The plate has not been updated in 30 years and the new design is to be introduced in the spring.

    The new plates will have a reflective coating to make them easier to read in low light.

    “The fact that they need to be reflective I understand. That’s a good idea. Changing the slogan looks petty. That’s a bad idea,” said candidate Ric McIver.

    “And I’m the worst judge of what’s good art and what isn’t on the plate, but obviously having an Alberta company with an opportunity to bid on the work like anybody else is a good idea.”

    Prentice said he wants to see a plate featuring a slogan and the mountains.

    “My personal favourite (slogan) is what our first premier and one of governor generals referred to as ‘The Wild Land of Freedom,’” he said.

    PC party members vote for a new leader in September.

    Premier Dave Hancock, the leader until a new premier is chosen, said he wouldn’t close the door on a new design, but said he’s leaving the issue to Service Alberta and Griffiths.

    “We can look at all sorts of options, I guess,” said Hancock.

    “It’s interesting that people are getting so excited about it.”

    Hancock said that, in a way, the plate was designed by Albertans because an earlier public opinion survey indicated they wanted a licence plate that reflected Alberta’s shield.

    “So you got someone (at 3M) to put those things together,” said Hancock. “I don’t know how many ways you can design mountains, prairies, and sky.”

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Celebrating 60 Years reflecting the community

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Today Global Calgary is celebrating a milestone – 60 years in the community.

Through the years, with all the changes, one thing has remained constant since Day One –  the station’s connection with the community.

Former TV weatherman Jimmy Hughes remembers being captivated by the new technology suddenly beaming into living rooms throughout the city.

“Television was so huge. It was black and white, and we couldn’t believe it to see that”, recalls Hughes. “At one time it was marketed as the rocking deuce.”

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Local programming was the station’s hallmark.

Charlene Prickett, the host of “It Figures”, says the exercise show’s structure made connecting with people easier.

“We did our exercises together. I think it was just because of the format – my connection with people was even deeper’, says Prickett.

But the deepest connection, and the one that really resonated with viewers, was that of  legendary broadcaster Ed Whalen.

“The cameras where this big”, says Hughes.

“Ed Whalen would memorize his sports –  no teleprompter. We used to sit in the studio and watch him.”

Under Ed’s watch, the newsroom took on an expanding roll while never losing site of its core values.

Coverage of last year’s flood proves that.

“A television station that brings people together, that shares information in the moment, that supports people, that helps people, that gives people confidence that a situation is being managed, that they understand what’s going on. Nothing can duplicate that “, says Barb Williams, President of .

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Berlin man tells court about meeting Luka Magnotta, taking killer into home

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WATCH: Today the court heard testimony from a German man who took Luka Magnotta into his home, just days after Magnotta killed Lin Jun in 2012. As Mike Armstrong reports, prosecutors say this witness – Frank Rubert – could have been the next victim.

MONTREAL — Frank Rubert got off the subway and called police.

“I might have a murderer with me,” he told them.

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    He’d met Luka Magnotta — who had been using an alias — through an online dating service called Gay Romeo. They hit it off, spent an entire afternoon and evening chatting online, and eventually the seemingly nice, young man Rubert met said he’d like to visit his new friend in Berlin.

    Rubert was at first hesitant, he told a Montreal courtroom through an interpreter Wednesday. He’d already once been scammed by someone online who asked for bus fare then never showed up.

    READ MORE: Crown to call 11th witness after day of testimony from victim’s friend, killer’s client

    But this guy didn’t ask for money, so Rubert relented. And even though the man he eventually met at the Berlin bus station was scruffy and slobby, with unkempt hair and wearing blue jeans, Rubert took him home: He said he’d have felt badly just leaving the guy at the bus station after promising he could stay.

    The language barrier — one spoke no German, the other no English — was tougher face to face than it was online. So back at the apartment, they used their laptops to translate and have conversations.

    Rubert told his guest the scruffy hair and clothing wouldn’t do if he planned to stay in Berlin. So the guest went to the washroom and emerged with short hair 15 minutes later. He told Rubert he’d cut it, but the court knows now Magnotta had simply removed his wig.

    LISTEN: Amy Minsky reports during a brief break in the cross-examination of Frank Rubert

    READ BELOW: This is a copy of an online chat taken from Rubert’s computer, and submitted at evidence in court Wednesday. Rubert (avira) said he ran messages from Magnotta (william2323) through Google Translate.

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    Nothing struck Rubert as odd about the man he’d trusted enough to offer a bed and a set of house keys.

    The only remarkable thing about his guest, Rubert said, was the young man’s generosity — a generosity defence counsel later alleged was the motivation behind Rubert’s hospitality.

    For three days and nights in June 2012, Rubert and Magnotta went to restaurants and bars, where Magnotta spoke with some escorts, dropped large sums of cash and drank quite a bit, the Crown’s witness said.

    The two spent all of their time together. “Twenty-four hour a day,” Rubert told the court.

    That is, until the morning of Monday, June 4, when Rubert had to meet someone for business — and ended up calling police about his houseguest.

    Rubert hadn’t wanted to leave Magnotta in the house alone so they rode the subway together. Rubert suggested his guest spend the next few hours at an Internet cafe, handed him a cell phone and number where he could be reached, and the two parted ways.

    READ MORE: Court hears details of Luka Magnotta’s dramatic arrest in Berlin

    Rubert said he doesn’t usually read newspapers. But with a long subway ride ahead of him, he decided to pick one up.

    And that’s where he saw it.

    “I don’t remember if it was the second page or the third page,” he told the court. But there was a photo of someone who looked very much like his guest.

    Frank Rubert says he met Luke Magnotta (seen here) on a chat website called GayRomeo while looking for a roommate.

    Frank Rubert/Handout

    LISTEN: Amy Minsky reports following the first half of Frank Rubert’s chief testimony

    The article told of “cruel things,” he remembered. It told of a man who was the target of an international manhunt after killing a Chinese “friend” and fleeing Canada.

    Rubert called police as he made a beeline for the station. He told the officer his guest, whose real name he still didn’t know, was either at the subway station or the Internet cafe.

    When Rubert arrived at the police station shortly after, they told him to wait while they did some research. Fifteen minutes later, six officers came back to tell Rubert they had Magnotta.

    READ MORE:  Luka Magnotta surveillance videos released

    Rubert would spend the next hours that day back at his apartment with police, going through the items Magnotta had left there — a folded map of Paris and a bus ticket, a pen and pencil, some clippers and a condom.

    During cross-examination, defence attorney Luc Leclair repeatedly read from Rubert’s long list of run-ins with the law. He had faced a handful of theft and attempted theft charges, driving without a licence and reckless driving charges, and more serious counts of sexually abusing or sexually assaulting a minor.

    To that, Rubert said simply that some people give false representations of themselves online. As Leclair continued his attack, Rubert raised his voice at times, seeming to become increasingly irritated as he told Leclair his criminal past has nothing to do with the case at hand.

    READ MORE: What did we learn in week one of the trial?

    “I travelled 5,000 kilometres … to make things clear,” he said through his translator, who soon after asked the trial judge for a break.

    Witness Frank Rubert, from Berlin, Germany, leaves the courtroom after testifying at the murder trial for Luka Rocco Magnotta Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 in Montreal.

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    Still, Leclair suggested Rubert was turned off Magnotta at the bus station because the man wasn’t as young-looking as he’d hoped, but that all changed once he saw how much money Magnotta was carrying.

    Leclair had the witness tell the court about one night when he and Magnotta visited a gay brothel. He had Rubert tell of spending three months in a psychiatric hospital on a judge’s order (the witness said that allowed him to avoid jail time and suggested that is what Leclair is attempting to do with his own client). Leclair had Rubert admit that one night in June 2012 he took two Romanian prostitutes to the bathroom, one at a time, and paid them using Magnotta’s money.

    But Rubert argued this was only fair: He was helping out Magnotta who, in return offered to pay for things. Why not take him up on it?

    Magnotta faces five charges including first-degree murder, committing an indignity to a human body, publishing obscene material, criminally harassing Harper and other members of Parliament and mailing obscene and indecent material.

    He admitted to committing the actions of which he’s accused but pleaded not guilty. His lawyer said he intends to argue Magnotta was so psychologically sick, he wasn’t in control of his actions during Lin’s killing and dismembering.

    READ MORE: Magnotta admits to killing Jun Lin, but pleads not guilty

    Rubert felt stupid about the episode, he told court. He questioned his judgement. How, he asked himself, could he have brought someone into his home without knowing anything about him?

    Before leaving, one officer wished Rubert happy birthday. Rubert was confused; his birthday was more than two months away.

    But the officer was insistent: It is your birthday, he told Rubert. “You could have been next.”

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Alberta man died of excited delirium, cocaine: fatality inquiry

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MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – A judge in southern Alberta wants the RCMP to better train its officers to identify a medical condition called excited delirium.

It’s one of five recommendations made in a fatality inquiry report into the 2009 death of a man in Brooks.

The report says Grant William Prentice had high levels of cocaine in his system when he was found staggering door-to-door, asking people for help.

When police arrived, it took several officers to restrain the 40-year-old, who seemed to have super-human strength.

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    He then went limp and turned blue and later died in hospital.

    Experts testified that Prentice showed signs of excited delirium and early medical intervention, such as the use of sedatives, may have saved him.

    “It cannot be stressed strongly enough the importance of time when dealing with a person in this situation,” wrote Judge Eric Brooks. “Firsthand observations and impressions provided to an attending physician might well make the difference between life and death.”

    The judge also heard evidence that officers fired a Taser while trying to subdue Prentice but its cycle of electricity lasted only one second and was stopped unintentionally during the struggle.

    Prentice’s official cause of death was listed as acute cocaine toxicity combined with excited delirium syndrome.

    The judge said excited delirium is still considered a new area of study, but all first-responders should be aware of it.

    READ MORE: Inquiry into Calgary man’s death suggests national database on excited delirium

    He also recommended dispatchers for police and ambulances receive annual training on the syndrome and adopt a common terminology to talk about it.

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UPDATE: RCMP ask for help with fatal QE2 crash investigation

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WATCH ABOVE: The family of an Edmonton man killed in a hit and run turns to Kijiji for help. Quinn Ohler has the story.

EDMONTON — Leduc RCMP released another piece of the puzzle Tuesday relating to a fatal collision on the QE2 last week.

In the early hours of Monday, Oct. 6, Cameron LeClair of Edmonton was involved in a crash about 20 kilometres south of Leduc. Officers arrived around 6 a.m. to find extensive front-end damage on the 29-year-old’s Civic. There was no other vehicle at the scene.

According to RCMP, the damage is consistent with an Arne’s gravel trailer with a red frame, similar to the one pictured below. An Arne’s mud flap was also found at the scene.

RCMP say Cameron LeClair’s car may have hit a stopped or slow moving trailer like this one on October 6, 2014.

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Part of a mud flap found at the scene.

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RCMP say Cameron LeClair’s car may have hit a stopped or slow moving trailer like this one on October 6, 2014.

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RCMP say Cameron LeClair’s car may have hit a stopped or slow moving trailer like this one on October 6, 2014.

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Police believe the driver of the trailer may not have noticed the vehicle had been hit.

The LeClair family turned to Kiji last week, with a plea for help finding the vehicle involved in the crash.

“To [lose] a son in any way is [unbearable], but not knowing is making this worse,” Cameron’s father, Calvin LeClair wrote.

His son was taken to the University of Alberta hospital with serious injuries following the crash. He died a short time later.

Cpl. Alex DaSilva said last week RCMP had no witnesses and had received very few tips.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call Leduc RCMP (780-980-7200) or Crime Stoppers (1-800-222-TIPS).

Editor’s note: This story was originally published October 8, 2014. It was updated October 14, 2014 to include new information and photos from RCMP.

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Lunar eclipse wows stargazers in Vancouver

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As space enthusiasts across North America were looking up to the skies for last night’s total lunar eclipse, Vancouver was one of the best spots to see it.

Many stayed up late or woke up early to take in the sight.

In Vancouver, the total eclipse was at its peak between 3:25 and 4:24 a.m.

Lunar eclipse as seen from downtown Victoria

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Lunar eclipse as seen from East Vancouver

Submitted by Glen Robinson

The eclipse was visible across Canada and the United States.

Many Canadian cities got a good glimpse of the natural phenomenon.

In Photos: Lunar eclipse produces ‘blood moon’ over Canada

The next lunar eclipse will take place in April of next year, but Canadians across the country will be able to enjoy a partial solar eclipse coming up on Oct. 23.

If you took a photo of last night’s lunar eclipse, send it to us at [email protected]广州桑拿网 or post in the comments. 

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Who are the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17?

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WATCH: The 298 victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster include 80 children, dozens of renowned AIDS researchers and a promising young medical student from Ontario. Jennifer Tryon has their stories.

TORONTO – AIDS researchers, soccer fans, a nun and a Canadian medical student were among of the passengers aboard doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

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The Boeing 777 was carrying 298 people when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, sending shockwaves that rippled around the world.

All those aboard died.

READ MORE: Shot that downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 came from separatist territory says Obama

As emergency workers continue to sift through the wreckage of the downed jetliner, there is now a clearer picture of who the victims were.

At least 189 were from the Netherlands.

The nationalities of other passengers included 44 Malaysians – including 15 crew and two infants; 27 Australians; 12 Indonesians, including one infant; 9 Britons; four Germans; four Belgians; three Filipinos and one person each from Canada, New Zealand, the United States and Hong Kong, according to the airlines and those governments. Vietnam’s U.N. ambassador said three unidentified victims were Vietnamese. (Dual citizenship may account for a total greater than 298).

The Canadian on board has been identified as Andrei Anghel, a 24-year-old native from Ajax, Ont. Sonrin Anghel – who received the news from police late Thursday – said his son was attending medical school in Romania and was travelling to Bali on vacation.

24-year-old Ontario medical student Andrei Anghel was among the 298 people killed when a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed over Ukraine. (广州桑拿论坛)

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According to his personal website, Andrei Anghel was a graduate of the University of Waterloo, where he earned an honours degree in biomedical science.

WATCH: Canadian on board flight downed over Ukraine has been identified

A large contingent of researchers and scientists was on board the flight heading to an AIDS conference in Australia.

The Academic Medical Center hospital in Amsterdam said in a statement that two of its staff – renowned AIDS researcher Joep Lange and his colleague Jacqueline van Tongeren – were believed to have perished.

World Health Organization spokesperson Glenn Thomas, a 49-year-old Briton, was along among the dead.

In a statement the WHO said Thomas “will be remembered for his ready laugh and his passion for public health.”

Australian woman Kaylene Mann suffered the almost unimaginable: She lost her brother Rod Burrows and sister-in-law Mary Burrows when Flight 370 vanished in March; and, on Friday, Mann found out her stepdaughter, Maree Rizk, was killed on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

“It’s just brought everyone, everything back,” her brother Greg Burrows told the Associated Press. “It’s just … ripped our guts again.”

AUDIO: ‘We have just shot down a plane’

Students at a Catholic school in Sydney, Australia, gathered to remember 77-year-old teacher Sister Philomene Tiernan.

Melbourne teacher Frankie Davison and her husband Liam were also on the flight.

“Our hearts and sympathy goes out to their children Milly and Sam, and family,” Toorak College wrote. “We are devastated by the news of this tragedy.”

READ MORE: ‘An outrage’ say world leaders as they react to Malaysian Airlines MH17

The English Premier League was also affected: Soccer club Newcastle United announced two of its supporters – John Alder and Liam Sweeney – who were flying to watch the team’s tour of New Zealand were among those who perished.

World leaders have condemned the attack and are calling for a full investigation.

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Jason Biggs, Bill Maher slammed for controversial tweets

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TORONTO —; Actor Jason Biggs and comedian Bill Maher both came under fire Thursday for comments made on 广州蒲友.

Biggs apologized late Thursday for a light-hearted tweet shortly after a Malaysian aircraft was shot down over Ukraine.

“People were offended, and that was not my intent,” he wrote. “Sorry to those of you that were.”

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Biggs, the American Pie star currently starring in Orange is the New Black, had tweeted to his 452,000 followers: “Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?”

He later added: “It’s saddest for the victims and their families, obviously. But Malaysia Airlines is apparently a GREAT airline. Gonna be tough to recover.”

Biggs deleted the tweets after sparking a firestorm.

In his apology, Biggs acknowledged the incident is “a horrible tragedy.”

He tweeted: “I simply understand that my comments might have come off as insensitive and ill-timed. For that, I apologize.”

Maher, host of Real Time, angered many of his nearly 2.7 million followers when he tweeted Thursday: “Dealing w/ Hamas is like dealing w/ a crazy woman who’s trying to kill u – u can only hold her wrists so long before you have to slap her.”

In the Washington Post, Alexandra Petri attacked Maher’s attempt at humour.

“Violence against women, as a hilarious joke premise, went out of style somewhere between the passenger pigeon and the Pole joke,” she wrote, calling his analogy “weird, sexist, unfunny.”

On social media, reaction to Maher’s comment was immediate —; and almost entirely negative.

“I hear you,” tweeted comedian Frankie Boyle. “Women do go crazy when you blow up their kids, huh?”

As of Friday morning, Maher has not commented on his tweet or the reaction. He is likely to address it on his show Friday night.

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PHOTOS: Wildfires burning across B.C.

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VANCOUVER – There are about 155 fires burning across B.C. and many communities are under evacuation alerts and orders due to the intense fire activity.

There were 36 new fires sparked on Thursday alone.

In Prince George Friday morning the smoke was so thick from nearby fires that the street lamps had to be lit again. The smoke is from the Chelaslie Fire near Tetachuk Lake, which was very active on Thursday and residents of Prince George were seeing those effects a day later. The smoke was mixed in with a rain system, bringing the first serious rain to the area for a couple of weeks.

Taken at UNBC Friday morning. Credit: Kevin Ericsson.

Residents from across the province have been sharing images of some of the fires on social media and we have compiled them here for you. If you have any others you would like to share please email them to [email protected]广州桑拿网.

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More photos from the Smith Creek fire in West Kelowna:

The forest fire on Mount Boucherie in West Kelowna.

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Photos from the Botanie Creek fire, north of Lytton:

Credit: Sherry McIntyre

Credit: Sherry McIntyre

Credit: Sherry McIntyre

These photos are from the fire near Harrison Hot Springs on Thursday afternoon, taken by David Knott:

These photos were taken in Williams Lake Friday morning – it’s also really smoky! Taken by Sheila Scott:

These photos were taken near Kitimat, where spot fires were popping up all over the island. Taken by Jean Nidd.

Firefighters working on spot fires near Kitimat, B.C.

Jean Nidd

Fires are popping up near Kitimat, B.C.

Jean Nidd

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Storm aftermath keeping crews busy in Saskatchewan

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Watch the video above: Storm aftermath keeps city crews busy

SASKATOON – People were left without power and downed trees dotted streets after a series of severe thunderstorms passed through Saskatoon and parts of Saskatchewan overnight Thursday.

In Saskatoon, power was out in many neighbourhoods and trees could be seen on streets on the west side of the city.

Lightning from the storm may have also sparked a house fire in Saskatoon.

Electricity outages were reported in several areas of the province after the storm toppled power lines from a damaged high-voltage transmission tower.

Here are some images from the storm. If you have any to share, sent them to us at [email protected]广州桑拿论坛.

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Douglas Crescent in Saskatoon

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Damage at Luseland airport

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Damage near Kerrobert

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John A. Macdonald Road in Saskatoon

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3600-block Diefenbaker Drive in Saskatoon

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St. Laurent Crescent in Saskatoon

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Douglas Crescent in Saskatoon

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Mammatus clouds near Landis

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Rain gauge in Luseland

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Wind damage from storm along Railway Avenue in Unity

Hank Vlietstra / 广州蒲友

Swath of flattened crop

Hank Vlietstra / 广州蒲友

Storm damage in Luseland

Pat Eastman / 广州蒲友

John A. Macdonald Road in Saskatoon

Jeannie Pewapisconias / 广州桑拿论坛

Damaged transmission tower near Harris

SaskPower / 广州蒲友

These are just south of Saskatoon (not far from the SIR racetrack) – the lonely grain bin is actually supposed to be on the other side of the highway with the other two grain bins (one of which is over too).

Naomi Woods / Supplied

Blown over sign south of Saskatoon

Naomi Woods / Supplied

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