-30- the weather today is a mix of sun and cloud, with a 60 per cent chance of showers. There is a risk of thundershowers in the afternoon. Winds will be out of the south west at 15 km/hr. five firefighters from Prince Edward Island will be arriving today to help with the wildfire efforts the fire at Seven Mile Lake, Annapolis Co., is about 395 hectares and 45 per cent contained. Good progress continues two vacant, seasonal structures are under protection at the Seven Mile Lake fire site the fire at Perch Lake, Pictou Co., remains 100 per cent contained at about 10 hectares the fire at Ten Mile Lake, Queens Co., remains 100 per cent contained at about 8.3 hectares the fire at Maitland Bridge, Annapolis Co., remains 100 per cent contained at about 21 hectares the fire at Round Hill, Annapolis Co., remains 100 per cent contained at about 0.1 hectares Highway 8 remains closed due to active water bombing fires at Greenfield, Queens Co., West Dalhousie, Annapolis Co., and Clyde River, Shelburne Co., are now declared out and will no longer be included in future updates Following is a provincial fire update for Friday, Aug. 12, at 8 a.m.
The Police in Chennai have nabbed a couple from Sri Lanka at the Chennai airport for attempting to board a flight to London using fake Malaysian passports, the Times of India reported.The immigration officials handed over the couple to the Central Crime Branch (CCB) of police who launched a search for two people, who arranged the fake passports for Vijayan, 35, and Yasodha, 33, hailing from Vavuni Kulam in Sri Lanka. However, preliminary inquiries revealed that the couple was not part of any civil war in Sri Lanka. The two had planned and executed collecting the fake Malaysian passport to migrate to London. During interrogation, the couple told police they had approached a travel agent in Sri Lanka, who promised to get fake Malaysian passports for the couple through his contacts in Kuala Lumpur.As per the plan orchestrated by the travel agent in Colombo, he asked the couple to travel to Chennai with their original Sri Lankan passport and they reached Chennai on Air India flight. The Tamil Nadu ‘Q’ branch is investigating if the couple had any role in the Sri Lankan civil war, which end in 2009. The couple was asked to wait at the transit lounge where two others would come from Kuala Lumpur and hand over the fake Malaysian passports to them.Soon after receiving the Malaysian passports from the agents, the couple rushed to the British Airways (BA) check-in counter to get their boarding passes.The immigration officials, finding them suspicious, found out that the couple who used Sri Lankan passports on AI was about to board the BA flight using Malaysian passports. The couple were detained. On questioning, they confessed to buying fake passports. They were remanded to judicial custody after being produced before a magistrate court in the city. (Colombo Gazette)