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Vapour cigarettes with bowls of e-juice ( liquid nicotine) on Friday June 19, 2015. (Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun)

What are e-cigarettes?

E-cigarettes — or electronic cigarettes — are battery-powered vaporizers that simulate the sensation of smoking.

Fire crews try to control a blaze at the Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina in this June 30, 2015 handout photo. The African-American church, which was burned down by the Ku Klux Klan 20 years ago, was the scene of another blaze on Tuesday, officials said, though the cause was not immediately clear. The fire comes amid a rash of fires that have erupted at black churches across the U.S. south, at least two of which have already been declared as deliberate. REUTERS/Clarendon County Fire Department/Handout via Reuters

South Carolina church fire not arson

A fire that destroyed a Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal church in Greeleyville, South Carolina, on Tuesday was from natural causes and not linked to a spate of fires at similar churches across the South, state police said.

The results of a tailing pond breach at Imperial Metals Corp's gold and copper mine at Mount Polley in central British Columbia are pictured Aug. 4, 2014. REUTERS/Cariboo Regional District

Mt. Polley to impact disclosures: report

The response to the B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner decision regarding the province not releasing information relating to the Mount Polley mine tailings pond breach last summer will have ramifications on how public bodies disclose information in the future.

B.C. Transportation Minister Todd Stone. FILE PHOTO

Minister suggests new plebiscite on horizon

Metro Vancouverites have spoken, and the no vote that came down on Thursday morning has pumped the brakes on the Mayors’ Council’s $7.7-billion transit plan, and left them scrambling to secure new funding sources.

A small beluga sturgeon swims in a 3,500 gallon tank at Sturgeon Aquafarms in Bascom, Florida February 8, 2013. (REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger)

Leaping sturgeon kills girl boating in Florida

A leaping sturgeon struck and killed a 5-year-old girl boating with her family on a river in Florida, and a similar incident injured two adults in a different part of the state, wildlife officials said on Saturday.

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Deck collapses in North Carolina

A residential deck on a North Carolina island collapsed on Saturday and at least 14 people were rushed to the hospital, with several listed in critical condition, officials said.