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Town on lockdown after zoo animals escape during flood

Town on lockdown after zoo animals escape during flood

It was not clear how the animals escaped nor exactly when they got out. The animals are said to have escaped when when a storm hit the area and caused floods. Part of a local motorway had also been blocked off due to high waters. The zoo is home to around 400 animals, including a Siberian tigers and African lions as well as many more big cats.


Ottawa Buying Trans Mountain Pipeline Assets for $4.5 billion

Ottawa Buying Trans Mountain Pipeline Assets for $4.5 billion

Once the sale is complete, he said , Canada will continue the construction on its own, with a view to eventually selling the whole thing down the road, once market conditions would allow it to get the best price. "Any climate change plan that ignores the needs of working people is doomed to fail", Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said after the deal was announced .


Ottawa's planned purchase of pipeline elicits shock, disappointment

Ottawa's planned purchase of pipeline elicits shock, disappointment

If no new buyer is reached by July 22, Kinder Morgan will present the $4.5 billion offer from Canada to its shareholders for a vote before the end of July. Finance Minister Bill Morneau stacks his notes following a press conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 . "We are pleased to have worked with the federal government to ensure construction resumes, certainty is increased and Albertans and all Canadians enjoy the many benefits of having the project go ...


Deaths reported as Alberto makes landfall in Florida

Deaths reported as Alberto makes landfall in Florida

The rest of the mid-week period will remain unsettled as what's left of Alberto continues to drift north. A flood watch is expected for South Florida on Saturday morning as a result of Subtropical Storm Alberto . It is forecast to drop as much as 30cm (12in) of rain across MS to western Georgia and to bring storm swells of about 60-120cm (2-4ft) to low-lying areas.


Canadian government to buy pipeline project from Kinder Morgan for $4.5bn

Canadian government to buy pipeline project from Kinder Morgan for $4.5bn

Canada and Kinder Morgan agreed on a pricetag of 4.5 billion Canadian dollars ($3.5 billion), Finance Minister Bill Morneau said at a press conference Tuesday morning. Premier John Horgan has gone to court to get a judge to weigh in on whether B.C.'s jurisdiction for the environment would allow him to regulate what flows through the pipeline.


Florida declares state of emergency over Subtropical Storm Alberto

Florida declares state of emergency over Subtropical Storm Alberto

Authorities were warning of risky surf and rip current conditions later Saturday. The tropical system became a subtropical storm Friday, the hurricane center said . The new forecast track centers landfall in the Florida panhandle. Heavy downpours were expected to begin lashing parts of Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama on Sunday.