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California and the West Broil in Record Heat Wave
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California and the West Broil in Record Heat Wave

By ADAM BEAM, Associated PressSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A record-setting heat wave made life miserable in much of the West on Tuesday, with California stretching into its second week of excessive heat that taxed the state's power supply and threatened power shortages that could prompt blackouts while people were desperately trying to stay cool.The California Independent System Operator, the entity that oversees the state's electrical grid, said there could be “rotating power outages" Tuesday evening when demand for power could reach an all-time high.Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom urged residents to conserve, warning in a video message that “the risk for outages is real and it’s immediate.”“This heat wave is on track to be both the hottest and the longest on record for the state and many p...
Vancouver city council approves controversial Kitsilano supportive housing project – BC
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Vancouver city council approves controversial Kitsilano supportive housing project – BC

A controversial social housing development is moving forward in Kitsilano after Vancouver city council voted to approve the project Tuesday. The vote came a day after a marathon public hearing that heard from speakers for over nine hours, many of whom said they were opposed to the proposed location of the 13-storey building that will include 129 studio apartments for low-income people and people experiencing homelessness.Overall, council heard from 292 speakers while considering the project, which were spread over a number of previous hearings that began last month. Read more: Controversial Kitsilano social and supportive housing project heads to city council A minimum of 50 per cent of the units would be reserved for people currently homeless and on income ...