Man gets 22 months for Vancouver Island accident that killed woman

Written on:June 25, 2016
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A Vancouver Island man whose boat trailer struck and killed a Ucluelet woman two years ago has been sentenced to 22 months in jail. Van Nho Nguyen, 58, pleaded guilty to one count of criminal negligence causing death. He was sentenced on May 31 in provincial court in Port Alberni, but the judgment was released […]

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Victoria homes becoming less affordable

Written on:June 25, 2016
Victoria homes becoming less affordable

Sean Burke’s strategy to avoid a frenzied bidding war when buying a house in Saanich has paid off. He mapped out a plan before starting his hunt in a market that is now the third least-affordable in the country, after Vancouver and Toronto, according to a new affordability study by RBC. Bidding wars are seeing […] View Article

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Widespread flooding in West Virginia leaves at least 26 dead

Written on:June 25, 2016
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At least 26 people in West Virginia have died in some of the worst flooding to hit the state, and hundreds more have been rescued from swamped homes. View Article

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In the birthplace of U.S. oil, methane gas is leaking from wells everywhere

Written on:June 25, 2016
In the birthplace of U.S. oil, methane gas is leaking from wells everywhere

In Pennsylvania, birthplace of the U.S. oil industry, century-old abandoned oil wells have long been part of the landscape View Article

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Victoria pedestrian struck, 62-year-old woman seriously injured

Written on:June 25, 2016
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A 62-year-old woman struck by a vehicle in Victoria has serious leg, neck and head injuries, say Saanich Police. View Article

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Four stabbed in Surrey overnight

Written on:June 25, 2016
Four stabbed in Surrey overnight

A 36-year-old woman has been arrested after a stabbing incident that sent four people to hospital with various injuries. View Article

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Petition calls for famous Victoria dog to be allowed outside unleashed

Written on:June 25, 2016
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A Victoria dog famous for lounging on Fort Street for the past 13 years got tongues wagging when a bylaw officer warned his owner to keep him leashed up, but 2,100 petition signers say that decision was heavy handed. View Article

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Watch a reporter’s terrifying trip on a glass slide 1,000 feet above L.A.

Written on:June 25, 2016
Watch a reporter’s terrifying trip on a glass slide 1,000 feet above L.A.

‘My heart thumped as I approached the top of the slide. I could see the streets below me and the infinite city straight ahead’ View Article

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A stunning Brexit, midnight sun baseball and LeBron James: The week in pictures

Written on:June 25, 2016
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From the British exit referendum to the end of Cleveland’s championship drought and the longest day of the year, here’s the week in pictures for June 18-24. View Article

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Can Gregor Roberton’s vacancy tax make Vancouver affordable?

Written on:June 25, 2016
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A proposal by Vancouver’s mayor to tax vacant homes is raising plenty of red flags with critics, who question whether it could ever be effective. View Article

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‘I’m filled with joy’: Colombians celebrate as dream of peace comes step closer to reality

Written on:June 25, 2016
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Hundreds of people crowd the steps of Museo de Antioquia, Medellín’s largest museum. From a distance, they’re loud and holding white flags high in the air. But move closer and you see their pure joy. Drums rage. People embrace. A conga line even starts up. They’re convinced Colombia’s 52-year war is about to end. View Article

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Five ring trifecta: Vancouver’s Georgia Simmerling poised to become first 3-sport Olympian

Written on:June 25, 2016
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When Georgia Simmerling is officially named to the Canadian Olympic cycling team next week, she can officially lay claim to a singular and remarkable achievement. View Article

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Family shop celebrates Greek Day in Vancouver with products from the old country

Written on:June 25, 2016
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The Parthenon Supermarket —which imports special products such as rare olive oils from Greece — supplies many of the vendors at the annual celebration of Greek culture in Vancouver. View Article

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14 dead in Somali hotel attack attributed to al-Shabaab

Written on:June 25, 2016
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At least 14 people were killed when gunmen stormed a hotel in Somalia’s capital and took an unknown number of hotel guests hostage, police and medical workers said Saturday, before security forces hunted down the attackers and ended an hours-long assault. View Article

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Employment centre moves in downtown Vernon

Written on:June 25, 2016
Employment centre moves in downtown Vernon

The First Nations Friendship Centre’s Employment Services celebrated an open house View Article

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“This Week in Adventist History” (June 24, 2016)

Written on:June 25, 2016
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Dr. David Trim discusses the teacher’s institute of 1888, the first conference of Adventist teachers; early evangelistic meetings in Vernon, British Columbia; the …133 Watch the Video

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Immigrants ‘became a scapegoat’ in Brexit vote, and it worked

Written on:June 25, 2016
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The Leave campaign deliberately stirred up anti-immigration anxieties to win the Brexit vote, researchers say. That could spell trouble for other countries considering parting ways with the postwar order in Europe. View Article

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Brexit and your money: 5 ways it could hit Canadians

Written on:June 25, 2016
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We may not be headed for another global financial crisis. But financial experts warn that Brexit could affect everything from Canadian housing prices to your retirement savings. View Article

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Why ad blocking hangs like a dark cloud over online advertising

Written on:June 25, 2016
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Just about any time advertisers and publishers get together these days, the question of what to do about ad blocking is usually high on the agenda, Ira Basen writes. View Article

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Fiery crash on Toronto highway leaves 5 dead, vehicles destroyed

Written on:June 25, 2016
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Multiple fatalities were reported in a fiery multi-vehicle crash Friday night on Highway 400 in north Toronto when a car drove into the back of a transport truck. View Article

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