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May 25, 2015 6:25 am gmt |
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The small B.C. Interior town of Cache Creek declared a state of emergency yesterday (Sunday) afternoon after torrential rain caused a flash flood on Saturday which sent raging water and debris through downtown streets and closed two highways. The flood destroyed two mobile homes, severely damaged abo...
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May 25, 2015 5:51 am gmt |
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A record-breaking 49,500 Ottawa Race Weekend participants raised a record-breaking $800,000 and counting for charity in 2015, organizers say. A total of 49,439 runners raced in the 41st annual race weekend’s six events in 2015, an increase of about 2,000 people compared to 2014, according to a ...
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May 24, 2015 9:37 am gmt |
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A prominent journalist was suspended Saturday from several roles in Canada’s French-speaking media after allegations that he made up or embellished reports from conflict zones over the last 20 years. Groupe Media, which owns the TVA television network, said it was taking foreign correspondent F...
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May 23, 2015 8:18 am gmt |
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The issue of drunkenness and sexual consent was part of a sex-assault prevention educator’s lecture to Royal Military College cadets last fall that provoked a hostile response from some of the mostly-male audience. It is also at the heart of two of the three allegations of sexual assault made i...
In Canada
May 22, 2015 5:14 am gmt |
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Canada’s telecommunications regulator wants people’s help in testing internet speeds across the country. The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is looking for volunteers to participate in a project to measure the performance of home broadband internet servi...
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May 22, 2015 2:25 am gmt |
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Using a helicopter and a machine that pumps out 100 flaming ping-pong balls every minute, a team from the Fort Nelson First Nation recently took to the air to set fire to almost 3,000 hectares of forest in the Liard River area in northeastern British Columbia. It’s part of the First Nation̵...
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May 22, 2015 2:14 am gmt |
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The rising cost of home ownership in Metro Vancouver could see a migration of highly mobile millennials away from the region, a report released by Vancity credit union suggests. The report argues that the continued rise in the area’s housing market is not being mitigated by salaries, leaving a ...
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May 22, 2015 2:08 am gmt |
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The general in charge of Royal Military College apologized to an expert on sexual assault prevention for the “unprofessional behaviour” of the school’s cadets, including “several incidents that could constitute harassment,” after she was invited to address the military&#...
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May 21, 2015 6:20 am gmt |
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Princess Anne’s two-day visit to the national capital area last November cost $128,000,  cheap by the standards of recent visits by the royals. The focal point of the two-day trip was Remembrance Day at the National War Memorial. The Princess Royal rededicated the monument 75 years after her grandfat...
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May 21, 2015 4:41 am gmt |
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A court battle has erupted over the estate of wealthy businessman Gang Yuan, whose dismembered body was found last month at an exclusive West Vancouver address. Yuan’s brother, Qiang Yuan, has obtained a B.C. Supreme Court order giving him the go-ahead on behalf of Yuan’s estate to sue Li...
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May 21, 2015 4:37 am gmt |
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A Health Canada review will determine whether juice should be considered a fruit serving in the Canada Food Guide. The guide currently lists 125 ml or half a cup of fresh, frozen or canned vegetable or fruit or 100% juice as an example of a serving of fruits and vegetables. The food guide also says t...
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May 20, 2015 8:50 am gmt |
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Shoal Cove Beach, near St. Lawrence, is usually a popular area in the summer thanks to the sandy conditions, but most of that sand is now gone. A beach on Newfoundland’s Burin Peninsula was one of the sandiest in the province, until it vanished in December. But Norm Catto, a Memorial University...
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May 20, 2015 8:46 am gmt |
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Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk underwent a successful liver transplant, the team announced yesterday (Tuesday) night. The Senators said Melnyk and the anonymous donor are doing well and resting comfortably at Toronto General Hospital. The team announced last week that Melnyk was in need of a liv...
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May 20, 2015 8:40 am gmt |
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A recently retired Fisheries and Oceans Canada biologist says the muzzling of federal government scientists is worse than anyone can imagine. Steve Campana, known for his expertise on everything from great white sharks to porbeagles and Arctic trout, says the atmosphere working for the federal govern...
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May 19, 2015 5:47 am gmt |
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Canadian IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe was in stable condition in the intensive care unit of a local hospital following surgery on his left leg for injuries sustained Monday in a crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “Obviously we’re relieved that James is awake and out of surgery,R...