Alleged arsonist arrested after several trash fires in B.C. Interior

This photo of the dumpster fire in Summerland, B.C. early Thursday morning was submitted to Castanet News. This photo of the dumpster fire in Summerland, B.C. early Thursday morning was submitted to Castanet News.

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German vote nearly even for Merkel's bloc, Social Democrats

Germany's centre-left Social Democrats were locked in a very close race Sunday with outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel's bloc in the country's parliamentary election, a vote that will determine who succeeds the long-time leader after 16 years in power, exit polls showed. Officials from both parties said they hope to lead the next government.