'They want to annihilate us': Afghan interpreter who helped Canada says life in danger from Taliban

Local interpreters who worked with the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan are pleading for Canada's help in immigrating, after the U.S. military's withdrawal has led to resurgence of the Taliban.
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‘We could literally see the flames’: Davidson Lake evacuees leave everything behind
Properties are under "value protection" used by the Manitoba Wildfire Service to spray down buildings and homes to prevent fires from spreading.
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Vancouver firefighters praised for saving dog from house fire
Vancouver's fire chief said the residents of the home did the right thing by not going back into the burning building to rescue their pet.
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Frontier Airlines passenger charged with groping, punching flight attendants
An Ohio man was arrested in Florida over the weekend after being accused of groping two female flight attendants and punching a male flight attendant during a flight from Philadelphia to Miami, officials said.
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Central Okanagan continues to drive COVID-19 case surge in B.C.
Over a four-day period, the B.C. Interior recorded 395 of the province's 742 new cases of COVID-19.
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Victoria B.C. police nabbed so many impaired drivers at roadblock they ran out of tow trucks
On July 31, officers took 15 impaired drivers off the road in a six-hour time period. In addition, they wrote 23 violation tickets for a variety of 'Motor Vehicle Act' offences. 
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Olympic medallist Jennifer Abel gets engaged at airport after returning from Tokyo
The Montreal Olympic diver had just touched down at Trudeau airport when she "said YES to (her) soulmate."
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‘It’s looking terrible’: Alberta ranchers struggling in provincial drought
Hot, dry conditions across Western Canada and the northern U.S. have put cattle feed in high demand.
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Quebec and Ottawa reach agreement on financing daycare centres
An infusion of billions of dollars in federal payments is expected to allow the creation of 22,000 new daycare spots.
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Ontario police watchdog clears Guelph officer of wrongdoing in Brantford standoff
A Guelph police officer who fired two rounds of a non-lethal anti-riot weapon at a man will not face charges.
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Request made to Town of Coaldale to change signs meant to offer wetland information
In 2020, the Town of Coaldale installed six signs along a wetland, two of which provide information about plants and animals that one man says is incorrect.
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There are 811,000 reasons to reach out to first-time voters. Here’s how Canada’s political parties plan to woo them
With a federal election call on the horizon, one group of voters will be eligible to cast a ballot for the very first time: hundreds of thousands of young Canadians, with political parties turning to digital tactics to lock in their votes.
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Edmonton man drowned in Lake Isle after canoe flipped: RCMP
A 65-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Regina school divisions preparing return-to-school plans
The Regina Catholic and Public school divisions have provided updates on their preparations for the 2021-2022 school year and when more information will be announced.
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Open Door worker aims to tackle homelessness for Movement Montreal
With an increase in homelessness throughout the city, this could become a key issue in the election, still more than three months away.
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Jas Johal joins Global News Radio 980 CKNW with new radio show
A veteran journalist with over two decades of experience, Johal started his career with 980 CKNW in 1991 before joining BCTV in 1994.
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Joe Biden reinstates ban on home evictions as COVID-19 surges across the U.S.
Although it isn’t clear that another moratorium can withstand expected court challenges, Biden’s announcement was greeted as a triumph by those who advocated for it, Edward Keenan writes.
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Gregor Chisholm: Blue Jays mailbag: Pitching upgrades help, but the AL playoff race is still a dogfight
Between the Jays and A’s, the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners also remain in the mix for the wild card. That means the Jays will have to overtake at least three teams over the final 59 games to make it to the post-season for the second consecutive year.
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Police investigate double stabbing in Edmonton’s Rosslyn neigbourhood
Two men were stabbed in Edmonton on Monday night, and while police are still looking into what happened, they say investigators believe the attack was "not a random event."
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Concerns growing over future of decades-old Beaconsfield, Que. strip mall
Business owners and clients of the Elm Plaza strip mall are concerned that the building could be sold and converted into high end condos
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Many Alberta pools running short-staffed, need lifeguards, swim instructors
Parks Canada is looking to hire staff to run its hot pools in Banff and Jasper. Elevation Place in Canmore has dozens of lifeguard job postings.
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Long-lasting COVID-19 symptoms are rare in children: U.K. study
A large study out of the United Kingdom has found that long-lasting COVID-19 symptoms are rare in children, with most recovering within a week of being infected.
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Kingstonians reflect on Emancipation Day on Aug. 1 — celebrated nationally for the first time ever
Black Kingstonians reflect on the new holiday — Emancipation Day — and how it being federally recognized will change the narrative for Black people.
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Manitoba reports three additional COVID-19 deaths over the long weekend
Manitoba health officials reported three more deaths due to the COVID-19 virus Tuesday, which includes deaths reported over the weekend.
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Ready or not? Canadians apprehensive as parties brace for an election call
Behind the scenes, federal political parties are finalizing campaign plans in anticipation of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calling an election this month. But, with the latest national modelling warning that the country may be on the verge of a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections, Canadians and the opposition parties are expressing concerns about hitting the trail.
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B.C. reports 742 new COVID-19 cases over 4 days as total case count tops 150K
The death brings the province's COVID-19 death toll to 1,772.
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Historic ranch near Vernon, B.C. hosting displaced animals because of regional wildfires
'We’ve opened our grounds every year. We always have, as far as I know. This year just seems to have drawn a larger crowd.’
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Lawyer convicted in child porn case committed conduct unbecoming
A Maple Ridge lawyer who was convicted of possessing child pornography has been found to have committed conduct unbecoming the profession.
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New border rules will prevent air travel for people who are blind or unable to use internet
CBSA says no excuses, people need to ask for help to file information before heading to the airport
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Hopping on the Canadian women’s soccer bandwagon? Here’s what you need to know before the Tokyo gold-medal game against Sweden
From the names to the history, it’s the cheat sheet you didn’t know you needed before Christine Sinclair and the Canadians go for their first women’s soccer gold at the Summer Olympics.
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Alberta confirms 743 new cases of COVID-19 over 4 days, no additional deaths
There were 240 cases of COVID-19 reported Friday, 230 cases reported on Saturday, 147 cases were reported on Sunday and 126 cases were reported on Monday in Alberta. 
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