Minks are susceptible to the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, with reports of infection in the animal also occurring in Denmark and the Netherlands.
The hornets represent a significant threat to Western honeybees, which have no innate defence against them.
Experts say that if the invasive hornets do become established in the United States, the biggest threat they pose is to honeybees.
Asian giant hornets are known to be capable of killing people with some regularity, including up to 50 per year in Japan, but they're more dangerous to honey bee populations, with the capability to kill 40 bees in a minute.
"People should avoid swatting at the hornets, which may cause these insects to sting," the Washington State Department of Agriculture said.
Police in British Columbia, Canada say that two young men believed responsibile for three murders this summer had planned to kill more victims, before turning guns on themselves, according to a report released Friday.
"At this time the location is a crime scene, and we need to make sure it's safe," officers said of the Sea to Sky Gondola, a tourist attraction in Squamish, British Columbia.
"It was so much pain and weirdness, I could feel the hot blood. I'm being rag-dolled, suspended by my flank by a bear carrying me, Colin Dowler said.
Licensing issues and postal strikes have presented obstacles for the country's fledgling cannabis industry.
Almost 40 fires continued burning in Ontario, Canada, this week.
TransLink said the idea for using Seth Rogen's voice on public transport announcements came from social media, specifically from a tweet.
The pair were climbing Whitehorn Mountain in British Columbia.
Three-year-old Molly the pig's new owners Snapchatted themselves cooking and seasoning the pet.
People are 12 percent more likely to die in a car accident after 4:20 pm on April 20.
More than a dozen feet have been discovered in the area.