Forecasters warn of 'short-lived’ heat wave on B.C.'s South Coast this week

The downtown Vancouver skyline is seen at sunset, as houses line a hillside in Burnaby, B.C., on Saturday, April 17, 2021. (Darryl Dyck / THE CANADIAN PRESS) The downtown Vancouver skyline is seen at sunset, as houses line a hillside in Burnaby, B.C., on Saturday, April 17, 2021. (Darryl Dyck / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

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WATCH LIVE | Hurricane Ian nears Florida with 250 km/h winds, just shy of Category 5 status

Hurricane Ian rapidly intensified off Florida's southwest coast Wednesday morning, gaining top winds of 250 km/h, just shy of the most dangerous Category 5 status. Damaging winds and rain lashed the state's heavily populated Gulf Coast, with the Naples to Sarasota region at 'highest risk' of a devastating storm surge.

Satellite images of Hurricane Ian as it approaches Florida on Wednesday, Sept. 28 (NOAA)

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opinion | Naheed Nenshi: A moment that changed the fabric of this country forever

Fifty years ago, there was a moment that changed the fabric of this country forever, Naheed Nenshi writes in an exclusive column for CTVNews.ca. For arguably the first time, Canada extended its hand to refugees who looked different, who worshipped differently than most Canadians, but who needed help, the former Calgary mayor says.