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Twitter. Andre De Grasse Sets Canadian Record, And Almost Beats Usain Bolt At Rio Semi-Final. RIO DE JANEIRO — Star sprinter Andre De Grasse set a Canadian record in the men's 200 metres to advance to the event's final at the Rio Olympics on Wednesday.

Andre De Grasse Sets Canadian Record, And Almost Beats Usain Bolt At Rio Semi-Final

De Grasse, from Markham, Ont., finished neck-and-neck with reigning champion Usain Bolt of Jamaica. The Canadian finished in 19.80 seconds, besting his own record of 19.88 seconds set at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. Bolt finished slightly ahead of De Grasse in 19.78 on Wednesday night. Usain Bolt laughs with Andre De Grasse after they compete in the men's 200m semi-final, Aug. 17, 2016. (Photo: Pedro Ugarte/AFP/Getty Images) Toronto's Aaron Brown did not advance to the 200-metre final after finishing his heat in seventh.

Damian Warner of London, Ont., is third in the decathlon behind American world record-holder Ashton Eaton and Germany's Kai Kazmirek after five events. Andre De Grasse Sets Canadian Record, And Almost Beats Usain Bolt At Rio Semi-Final. Andre De Grasse Sets Canadian Record, And Almost Beats Usain Bolt At Rio Semi-Final. Andre De Grasse Sets Canadian Record, And Almost Beats Usain Bolt At Rio Semi-Final. Entire City Evacuated as Alberta Fire Burns out of Control. Alberta Fire: Mandatory Evacuation Order Issued For Municipal District Of Greenview. FOX CREEK, Alta. — An out-of-control wildfire is forcing people from their homes in a rural and farm region northwest of Edmonton.

Alberta Fire: Mandatory Evacuation Order Issued For Municipal District Of Greenview

The Municipal District of Greenview has ordered the mandatory evacuation of people who live south of the hamlet of Little Smoky. "It is rural agriculture areas,'' Diane Carter, a spokeswoman for the municipal district, said Monday. "The town of Fox Creek is not impacted. The hamlet of Little Smoky is also not impacted yet, but if necessary we will put them on a one-hour evacuation notice.'' The fire was burning away from communities, about 270 kilometres northwest of Edmonton. There were no reports of homes being destroyed. Number of evacuees unclear Carter said it was not immediately clear how many people have left their homes. She said some farmers in the region are concerned about leaving their livestock.

"Sometime there is hesitation to evacuate if their animals may be affected,'' she said. Evacuees were being urged to register in Valleyview. Fort McMurray's 'Apocalyptic' Wildfire By The Numbers. Fort McMurray's 'Apocalyptic' Wildfire By The Numbers. Winter in Quebec, Canada - ©Gilles Chênevert. Twitter. Twitter. Facebook. Craig Harnum - God Bless Fort Mac this picture is worth a...

Facebook. Facebook. Twitter. Twitter. Twitter. The image is amazing, but watch the video from ISS. Calgary to the Rockies, today. Twitter. Twitter. Iceberg taken yesterday at #sunrise at Cape Bonavista By: Vanessa Cantwell Thanks @NLtweets. Multiple exposures shot in Banff, #Canada. iPhone images of Toronto and London reflected in puddles. A photographer has come up with an innovative way of showcasing Toronto's most famous landmarks - by captured their mirror image in a puddle.

iPhone images of Toronto and London reflected in puddles

Toronto-born Guido Gutierrez Ruiz took pictures of the Old City Hall, Union Station, Bay and Yonge Street. Twitter. Canada. Happy Sunday everyone.❄ Enjoy every moment□ Mount Kidd,Canada by Dani-Lefransois. Прекрасный Алтай. Альберта. Канада. Twitter. #Vancouver #Canada Please, follow historical pics @dfest88. Maligne Lake in Alberta, #Canada. Ottowa, Canada. #canada. Twitter. Alberta's climate change strategy targets carbon, coal, emissions - Edmonton. Alberta's climate change strategy includes a tax on carbon, a cap on oilsands emissions, a phasing out of coal-fired electricity and an emphasis on wind power.

Alberta's climate change strategy targets carbon, coal, emissions - Edmonton

"Our goal is to become one of the world's most progressive and forward-looking energy producers," said Premier Rachel Notley. "We are turning the page on the mistaken policies of the past, policies that have failed to provide the leadership our province needed. " But the strategy will not be cheap and will be paid for not only by industry, but by ordinary Albertans. The province estimates the carbon tax will amount to roughly $470 in increased heating, electricity and transportation costs for an average household in 2018, assuming that household consumes the same amount of fossil fuels as it did in 2015. There will be, however, consumer rebates to offset some of those increases. The province sees the emissions cap as motivation for the oilsands sector to innovate and become more globally competitive. 500px. WOWPicsOfLife: Edmonton, Canada ... Wild Goose Island, Glacier National Park. Photo by Jason Persun. @memva @nathaliea1010 @marienassar_ @NBharuka @MrNaassir @Fajalobi69 @vnsoft1 @Nina___Ninel @lilian8090.

Here's What The Canadian Passport Looks Like Under Black Light And It's Fabulous. This Is The Coolest Darn Thing About Our Canadian Currency. This Is The Coolest Darn Thing About Our Canadian Currency. This Is The Coolest Darn Thing About Our Canadian Currency. Pictures of the day: 3 January 2016. #Quebec city. Photography by ©Alastair Lee. 32 Incredible Real Headlines That Could Only Happen In Canada. Mount Assiniboine, British Columbia - Photo by Callum Snape. #Quebec old city #Canada. Bob from Calgary’s post about life in ‘one of the freest countries’ is New York Times’ most popular comment. The most popular comment ever made on the New York Times website was penned by a Calgary man.

Bob from Calgary’s post about life in ‘one of the freest countries’ is New York Times’ most popular comment

Bob from Calgary, as he is identified on the site, received some 7,040 recommendations for his comment on a 2010 column about wealth and privilege written by Paul Krugman. Bob from Calgary’s post about life in ‘one of the freest countries’ is New York Times’ most popular comment. @ExploreCanada Only in Canada . . . Traffic jam @ElkRidgeResort. ;) #ExploreSask #ExploreCanada □□ Lake Louise .....Canada.□ ..by Nazmul Islam .... Georgian Bay Groto, Ontario, Canada. Banff National Park, Canada. Toad River Valley In British Columbia, Canada. @247razz Have an awesome day, my friend! Photography By ©Paul Bica. Photography by ©Jeff Wallace. Under a bright white moon, the #bisoncam grasslands transforms into a winter wonderland.

Vancouver Island, Canada. Kootenay National Park, Canada. Photography by ©Darthmauldds. #Aurora & moon shine over Churchill, MB now on @exploreorg live cam. The Plunge. Brandywine Falls, Whistler, BC, Canada. Photography by ©Jeff Wallace. Sunset in the Rockies. Algonguin Park, Ontario. OLA, Canada's Contribution to OSIRIS-REx. Funded by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Canada is contributing a laser instrument known as OLA (short for the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter).

OLA, Canada's Contribution to OSIRIS-REx

OLA is an advanced lidar system that is a hybrid of the lidar on the CSA's weather station aboard the Phoenix Mars Lander and an instrument flown on the 2005 US Air Force eXperimental Satellite System-11 (XSS-11). Both instruments were built by a Canadian company, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA). MDA is also the prime contractor for OLA and is designing, building and testing the instrument for the CSA. A lidar works by firing short laser pulses that can measure precisely the distance to the surface by timing the delay for the light to bounce back from the surface to the sensor.

Artist's rendition of OLA on the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. Dr. Photography by ©Thomas Ormston. Photography by ©Jonathan Basiago. Bottled air from Canada is the newest luxury item in smog-infested China >> Athabasca Falls, Alberta, Canada. Jmeson75 snapped the #northernlights from the #bisoncam. Forecast is good for more tonight!