B.C. Liberals launch election ads 9 months before May vote

Written on:August 23, 2016
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B.C. Liberals release their first campaign ad, a sign of the constant campaigns so prevalent in the U.S. — and of a party with much larger coffers than its opponent.

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Hefty price for rescuing hundreds of floating Americans

Written on:August 23, 2016
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In the aftermath of the St. Clair River rescue, Sarnia parks and recreation staff spent hours cleaning up trash left behind by the partiers — including coolers, rafts, beer cans, a picnic table and inflatables. View Article

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Pass the cheese dude! Stoned rats make lazier choices, UBC study finds

Written on:August 23, 2016
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“The rats could still do the task — they just didn’t want to,” says Mason Silveira, a PhD candidate in UBC’s department of psychology. View Article

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NASA gets back in touch with spacecraft after almost 2-year silence

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Scientists are back in touch with a NASA spacecraft that has been silent since October 2014. View Article

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Nom nom nom! 25 bear cubs munch on apples

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Northern Lights Wildlife Society shared the video taken Monday of the bear cubs on its Facebook page. View Article

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Turkish border town evacuated after hit by ISIS mortar from Syria: local media

Written on:August 23, 2016
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A Turkish news agency says authorities are asking residents to evacuate the Turkish border town of Karkamis after a mortar round fired from Syria hit the grounds of its municipality building. View Article

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Proposed Maple Ridge homeless shelter a threat to daycare, owner says

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The owner of a Maple Ridge B.C. daycare is fighting to stop a proposed homeless shelter, claiming the new neighbour would kill her childcare business. View Article

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Philpott’s use of Liberal-friendly car service to be probed by ethics commissioner

Written on:August 23, 2016
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Health Minister Jane Philpott’s use of a luxury car service owned by a Liberal Party supporter will be probed by parliamentary ethics commissioner Mary Dawson to see if the minister violated the Conflict of Interest Act. View Article

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Meet the 12 B.C. athletes who won medals at the Rio Olympics

Written on:August 23, 2016
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These B.C. Olympians brought home medals in cycling, swimming, rowing, Rugby 7s and soccer. View Article

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Richard Bain guilty of 2nd-degree murder in 2012 Quebec election-night shooting

Written on:August 23, 2016
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A jury has found Richard Bain guilty of second-degree murder in the 2012 shooting of stagehand Denis Blanchette outside the Parti Québécois victory rally in Montreal on the night of the provincial election. View Article

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Extras needed for Vernon vampire movie

Written on:August 23, 2016
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Male and female extras between the ages of 15 and 22 are being sought for Drink Slay Love View Article

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Pipe break results in closure on Vernon’s 32nd Street

Written on:August 23, 2016
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The bust happens near 39th Avenue and has caused damage to the pavement; please use alternate routes until problem is fixed View Article

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Fraser Institute says average Canadian family spent $34,154 on taxes in 2015

Written on:August 23, 2016
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The Fraser Institute calculates that the average Canadian family paid $34,154 in taxes of all sort last year, including “hidden” business taxes that are passed along in the price of goods and services purchased. View Article

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Crowded Surrey schools expect 1,000 new students

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Surrey schools are bracing for an influx of new students this fall — including about 300 Syrian refugees, according to the school district. View Article

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Check out the 1st web page, which went public 25 years ago today

Written on:August 23, 2016
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What did web pages look like 25 years ago? Well, there was only one, and why not celebrate Internaut Day today by checking it out? View Article

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Environment minister says she’ll review expenses after $6,600 photography bill

Written on:August 23, 2016
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Environment Minister Catherine McKenna defended her ministry’s decision to employ a professional photographer to document her work at the COP21 climate summit in Paris last fall, but says she has now instructed her department to review the pricey practice. View Article

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Progress made on Bear Creek wildfire, now 75% contained

Written on:August 23, 2016
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The B.C. Wildfire Service says significant progress was made overnight fighting a large fire in West Kelowna, but more than 100 properties are still under evacuation order. View Article

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Seal hitches ride on B.C. tour boat to escape hungry orcas

Written on:August 23, 2016
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A quick-thinking seal hitched a ride on a whale-watching boat to escape the pod of hungry orcas trying to hunt him off the B.C. coast. View Article

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Girl on fire: Jennifer Lawrence is world’s highest-paid actress

Written on:August 23, 2016
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Jennifer Lawrence tops Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s highest-paid actresses for the second straight year, banking $46 million US thanks to her paycheque for the final Hunger Games installment. View Article

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Balcony smoking suspected cause of Surrey apartment fire

Written on:August 23, 2016
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Balcony smoking is the suspected cause of a 4-alarm fire that gutted a Surrey B.C. apartment leaving 100 people out of their homes. View Article

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