North Alberta wildfire isn’t getting closer to High Level but is still growing
It will be more than the three days initially predicted until evacuees from High Level can return home. CTV reported while the wildfire hasn’t gotten closer to the Northern Alberta town, it has grown to 92,000 hectares. The hospital is one of the closest buildings to the fire and crews are using controlled burns to try and prevent the blaze from getting closer.
International tourism boosting temporary visas in Canada
Temporary visa applications have over quadrupled in Canada since 2015. A federal report said the increase is making it tough for the Immigration Department to process them all. Almost 6 million temporary visas were issued in 2018 which was up over a million from 2017. The surge is due to an increase in international tourism.
Teresa May to decide her own fate Friday
British Prime Minister Teresa May has been given an ultimatum to either resign or risk being replaced in a leadership vote. Conservative lawmakers in the UK are giving May until Friday to make a decision. She recently abandoned plans to ask Parliament’s support for a Brexit bill already rejected by most of her party.