Acclaimed Canadian storyteller Alistair MacLeod dies at 77

Written on:April 20, 2014
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Alistair MacLeod

Alistair MacLeod, one of Canada’s greatest short story writers whose work detailed the people and culture of Cape Breton, has died. He was 77.

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Love of science launches astronaut

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Canada’s first astronaut, told a crowd at the Okanagan Science Centre that science is critical to the development of future generations

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MS walk/run on course

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Non-profit groups in need of extra funding should look no further than the Vernon MS Society’s annual fundraiser

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Vernon group launches beef program

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B.C. Beef Network is a website that connects B.C. chefs directly with local producers and processors of certified B.C. beef.

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Water supply gets boost from snowpack levels

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Sufficient snow levels continue to bolster Greater Vernon’s water supply

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Enderby set for clean-up challenge

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Residents are urged to join the second annual Our Enderby Clean-Up Challenge

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Council remuneration revealed

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Coldstream Mayor Jim Garlick has top expenses and earns more than $30,000 for 2013

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Local flood response goes high-tech

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North Okanagan Emergency Management has gained access to a provincially owned sandbag machine and it is currently stationed in Lumby

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Grow sites reviewed

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A new location for marijuana production in Vernon may take root

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Greater Vernon recreation deal ratified

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Coldstream, Vernon and the two electoral areas have officially signed a five-year agreement that deals with local recreational facilities

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Vancouver vet wants to treat disabled dogs with chiropractic therapy and acupuncture

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Is your pooch in pain? A Vancouver vet is seeking dogs for a research study on the benefits of canine chiropractic and acupuncture therapy.

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Sci-Fi and fantasy fun at Fan Expo

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A celebration of self-expression as well as the art of imitation and escape descends on Vancouver

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Almost half of Canada’s navy vessels are under repair or being upgraded

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By David Pugliese Ottawa Citizen With more than half its ships and submarines being repaired, modernized or in a reduced state of readiness, the Royal Canadian Navy is acknowledging that it has hit the low point in availability of its […]

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Security footage shows brazen dog-napping from Vancouver tattoo shop | video

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Police are investigating after a woman allegedly entered a downtown Vancouver tattoo shop on Thursday, picked up a staff member’s dog, and casually sauntered toward the door, then suddenly ran outside and into a waiting car that took off down the street.

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Edmonton’s second measles case prompts warning to airline passengers, airport visitors (with video)

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Edmonton’s second confirmed case of measles is prompting warnings to passengers and crew arriving on a recent Air Canada flight and people who were in the airport at the time.

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Don Cayo: Malaria’s huge human cost

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They are the deadliest creatures on earth, teaming up in stealthy pairs, striking mostly at night, and leaving their victims, mostly children, to die slowly and in agony. Together they kill over 650,000 people a year — more than the population of the city of Vancouver, or almost as many victims every day of every year as the U.S. lost in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001. The instigator in the tag-team pair is one of many variants of the anopheles mosquito, all relatives of the mosquitoes found in B.C.

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Aggressive raccoon attacks puppy in Vancouver’s West End

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Raccoons are common in the West End and, now that spring is here, they are more active — often with young ones to protect. In years past, Vancouver residents have been bitten, and cats have been targeted as well.

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Travellers on April 9 Vancouver-to-Edmonton flight warned they may have been exposed to measles

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Health officials in Edmonton are warning passengers who arrived in the city on a flight from Vancouver earlier this month that they may have been exposed to measles.

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Air Canada coming under criticism over video showing baggage being dropped

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TORONTO — Air Canada is apologizing after a video purporting to show a baggage handler dropping luggage from roughly six metres off the ground hit social media. The video, taken by a passenger on board a plane, shows a baggage […]

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VANCOUVER — They look like fuzzy fingers, waving gently from the depths of the ocean floor, but make no mistake — they’re stone cold killers.

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