Mainland-based search and rescue team spends night on Vancouver Island after rescue

North Shore Rescue posted on its Facebook page shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday that its helicopter team was responding to a mutual aid call on Vancouver Island.  (Facebook/North Shore Rescue) North Shore Rescue posted on its Facebook page shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday that its helicopter team was responding to a mutual aid call on Vancouver Island. (Facebook/North Shore Rescue)

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Merkel's bloc stumbles badly in Germany; horse-trading ahead

Germany's centre-left Social Democrats and outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel 's centre-right bloc both laid claim Sunday to lead the country's next government as projections showed the long-time leader's party heading for its worst-ever result in a national election.

People queue to cast their ballots outside the Jane Addams School in Friedrichshain, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. German voters are choosing a new parliament in an election that will determine who succeeds Chancellor Angela Merkel after her 16 years at the helm of Europe’s biggest economy. (Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa via AP)