Military aircraft could help with evacuations in B.C.'s wildfire response

Canadian Armed Forces helicopter crew stand in front of a CH-147 Chinook helicopter on a stopover in Edmonton, Alta. The helicopter is on standby to support B.C.'s wildfire fight as of early July 2021. (Canadian Armed Forces/Supplied) Canadian Armed Forces helicopter crew stand in front of a CH-147 Chinook helicopter on a stopover in Edmonton, Alta. The helicopter is on standby to support B.C.'s wildfire fight as of early July 2021. (Canadian Armed Forces/Supplied)

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Russian sentenced to life in Ukraine's 1st war crimes trial

A Russian soldier who pleaded guilty to killing a civilian was sentenced by a Ukrainian court Monday to life in prison -- the maximum -- amid signs the Kremlin may hold trials of its own, particularly of the captured fighters who held out at Mariupol's steel plant.