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Global National: May 31, 2023 | Emotions run high as Nova Scotia's Tantallon wildfire rages

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In tonight's top story: An out-of-control wildfire in Tantallon, N.S., near Halifax, is growing and has forced thousands of people from their homes. Mike Armstrong reports on the tearful moments some firefighters have experienced, what some evacuees have endured and Halifax Mayor Mike Savage's blunt message to people behaving carelessly during this crisis.

Meanwhile, Eric Sorensen looks at what fuelled the early start to Canada's 2023 wildfire season, what could make western North America more vulnerable to fires and the trends scientists have noticed over the past decade.

An elevated platform at Fort Gibraltar, a popular historic site in Winnipeg, collapsed during a school field trip, sending 17 children and one adult to the hospital. Melissa Ridgen reports on what some students say they experienced, the condition of those taken to the hospital and the panicked moments for parents.

An investigation is underway after a disturbing video surfaced on social media, showing fireworks being set off inside a crowded public transit bus in Toronto.

Plus, Katherine Ward has more on the troubling trend of Canadian children getting the wrong dose of medications.

And, it can be tough for people serving in the Royal Canadian Navy not to get homesick. It's one reason why recruitment numbers are low. With exclusive access to the HMCS Montréal, Mackenzie Gray hears how some sailors cope and what the navy is offering recruits with no strings attached.

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