'Looks refreshing' but it's 'extremely hazardous': Search crews warn of swimming in Coquihalla Canyon

Members of Hope Search and Rescue's swiftwater team wade into the waters at the Othello Tunnels to mount a rescue operation. (Facebook/Hope Search and Rescue, Swiftwater TL: RC) Members of Hope Search and Rescue's swiftwater team wade into the waters at the Othello Tunnels to mount a rescue operation. (Facebook/Hope Search and Rescue, Swiftwater TL: RC)

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German election tight; Merkel's bloc eyes worst result yet

Germany's centre-left Social Democrats were locked in a very close race Sunday with outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel's centre-right bloc, which was heading toward its worst-ever result in the country's parliamentary election, projections showed.