Clearwater emergency room closing for 8 nights, 3 days after it closed for 5

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater, B.C., is seen in this photo from Interior Health's website. Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater, B.C., is seen in this photo from Interior Health's website.

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Putin illegally annexes Ukraine land; Kyiv seeks NATO entry

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed treaties Friday to illegally annex more occupied Ukrainian territory in a sharp escalation of his seven-month invasion. Ukraine's president immediately countered with a surprise application to join the NATO military alliance.