Starbucks Canada to raise some drink prices by 10 to 20 cents

Written on:July 6, 2015
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Even with the price of coffee beans falling, a cup of joe at your neighbourhood Starbucks could be a little more expensive starting Tuesday.

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Starbucks Canada to raise some drink prices by 10 to 20 cents

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Energy, climate targets on the agenda as Notley meets Harper in Calgary

Written on:July 6, 2015
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley discussed a wide range of issues including energy, climate targets and flood mitigation during a meeting in Calgary today.

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Canada, Japan at odds over B.C. timber in TPP trade talks, memo shows

Written on:July 6, 2015
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One of Canada’s most protected industries — British Columbia timber — has been targeted by Japan in the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks, The Canadian Press has learned.

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Growing number of Canadians cutting traditional television, CBC research shows

Written on:July 6, 2015
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A growing number of Canadians are ditching their traditional television subscriptions, according to a new CBC research report.

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‘Physicians do not take days off’ mentality needs culture change

Written on:July 6, 2015
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Workplaces need to change their culture because even in hospitals, too many health-care workers show up for work when sick, and risk spreading infections to their patients, a new study suggests.

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Why Canada has fallen so far behind on public transit

Written on:July 6, 2015
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Inadequate public transit has become as Canadian as maple syrup, and cities are struggling to find affordable solutions. The problem? Too much political wrangling and an outdated approach to new infrastructure projects.

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Pro-Day days in spotlight

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Professional development annual report presented at the Vernon School District board meeting.

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Federal justice minister has North Okanagan on the itinerary

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Peter MacKay will speak to the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce Wednesday

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Cadet camp underway

Written on:July 4, 2015
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Staff at Vernon Cadet Training Centre are busy preparing for the 67th summer of training

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Vernon tennis star ready for the next round at Wimbledon

Written on:July 4, 2015
Vernon tennis star ready for the next round at Wimbledon

On Saturday, the 25-year-old defeated Britain’s James Ward in five sets

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We Stand On Guard: The provocative new comic where the U.S. invades Canada

Written on:July 4, 2015
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One of the biggest writers in the comic book business has taken on Canadian-American relations with robots and freedom fighters in the new series We Stand On Guard. Eli Glasner reviews the explosive first issue.

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140 homes evacuated in Huckleberry fire east of Kelowna

Written on:July 3, 2015
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Evacuations have been ordered for the Huckleberry fire in Joe Rich, east of Kelowna, B.C.

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B.C. Cup Downhill Series brings elite pro riders to Silver Star

Written on:July 3, 2015
B.C. Cup Downhill Series brings elite pro riders to Silver Star

The race course is on Dag’s Downhill – known as Silver Star’s most technical double black diamond trail.

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Crash injures cyclist

Written on:July 3, 2015
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A female cyclist with ties to the Vernon area was sent to hospital with life-threatening injuries after colliding with a pickup Thursday

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Transit referendum: A question that should never have been asked?

Written on:July 3, 2015
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It was a referendum the mayors didn’t ask for and a vote they didn’t even want. But in the end it’s the mayors’ council that was left trying to explain a resounding no vote against a tax increase in Metro Vancouver.

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CSIS relied on no-torture ‘assurances’ from foreign agencies, memo reveals

Written on:July 3, 2015
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Newly released memos show Canada’s spy agency revealed its interest in people to foreign partners in two cases after receiving assurances the individuals would not be tortured — a practice human rights advocates say shirks the law and puts vulnerable detainees at risk.

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Metro Vancouver voters reject new transit tax; Vancouver and Surrey may still go it alone

Written on:July 3, 2015
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Metro Vancouver mayors and the B.C. government are in a standoff over who’s responsible for funding transportation after the region’s voters — many in transit-deficient areas south of the Fraser — roundly rejected a half-a-percentage-point sales tax hike to help pay for a $7.5-billion 10-year plan.

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Metro Vancouver says a resounding No to new tax in non-binding plebiscite

Written on:July 3, 2015
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Metro Vancouver has voted overwhelmingly against raising taxes to fund transit and transportation improvements, with more than 60 per cent of voters supporting the No side.

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Polar bears could find last refuge in Canada’s High Arctic as ice melts

Written on:July 3, 2015
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Canada’s High Arctic could become the last stable refuge for polar bears as climate change melts away their hunting grounds, a U.S. government report says.

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Will WestJet bomb scares ruin airline’s squeaky clean brand?

Written on:July 2, 2015
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Recent diversions of WestJet planes following bomb hoaxes could have a lasting effect on the airline’s meticulously manicured brand, aviation experts say. But there is not much it can do about it except hope police find their man.

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