The past week in Western Canada has been marked by hazardous conditions due to the relentless wildfire season. Over 20,000 residents of Yellowknife have had to evacuate, and a rapidly spreading wildfire in British Columbia has destroyed dozens of homes and threatened to engulf Kelowna. In Spain, firefighters battled overnight to try to bring under control the worst wildfire in decades on the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife, a major tourist destination, officials said Friday.
These are just some of the top stories on the August 19, 2023 edition of The World This Weekend.
The World This Weekend is a dynamic half-hour program on CBC Radio that showcases first-rate journalism on the news of the day from Canada and around the world. We tell stories you won’t hear anywhere else that connects you with remote places and people.
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