CRD warns of toxic algae blooms in 3 local lakes

Ingesting water containing the blue-green algae may cause a range of symptoms, including headaches and abdominal pain in humans and can lead to lethal liver damage in dogs. August 3, 2016 (CTV Vancouver Island) Ingesting water containing the blue-green algae may cause a range of symptoms, including headaches and abdominal pain in humans and can lead to lethal liver damage in dogs. August 3, 2016 (CTV Vancouver Island)

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Retreating Russians leave their comrades' bodies behind

Russian troops abandoned a key Ukrainian city so rapidly that they left the bodies of their comrades in the streets, offering more evidence Tuesday of Moscow's latest military defeat as it struggles to hang on to four regions of Ukraine that it illegally annexed last week.

Ukrainian servicemen walk along road while they search for dead bodies of their comrades in recently recaptured town of Lyman, Ukraine, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Will Russia use nuclear weapons? Putin's warnings explained

President Vladimir Putin, who rules the world's biggest nuclear power, has repeatedly cautioned the West that any attack on Russia could provoke a nuclear response. Will he use nuclear weapons and how might the United States and the U.S.-led NATO military alliance respond?