'Kind of like carnies': International balloon festival returns to High River, Alta.

Hot-air balloons soar over fields during the Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival near High River, Alta., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh Hot-air balloons soar over fields during the Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival near High River, Alta., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

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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.