Burger King purchases Tim Hortons in $11 billion deal

Written on:August 27, 2014
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The American burger joint has purchased Canada’s iconic coffee franchise, forming the world’s third-largest fast food chain behind KFC and McDonald’s.

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Contest colours community with IPE excitement

Written on:August 27, 2014
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The Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce encouraged local businesses to join the fun and decorate

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Armstrong fair ready for the crowds

Written on:August 27, 2014
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Gates open on the 115th Interior Provincial Exhibition today and the Armstrong fair is expected to draw huge crowds until Sunday

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Israel’s ambassador calls ceasefire a ‘message of peace’

Written on:August 27, 2014
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Israel’s ambassador to Canada says his country is hesitantly hoping for an end to the conflict in Gaza. “Tonight is a message of peace,” Rafael Barak said at a Calgary synagogue on his first official visit to Alberta, in which he focused on the deepening trade links.

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Striking B.C. teachers step up pressure on gov’t as school year looms

Written on:August 27, 2014
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VANCOUVER — For the past two months, Chris Moon has been running tractors, bailers and swathers at his father’s hay farm in Creston, B.C.

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Dark history of Vancouver’s racist real estate clauses

Written on:August 27, 2014
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Land titles still show the void covenants, which stopped sale or rent of land to people of Asian and African descent.

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Female lobster stuffed with eggs found near Bowen Island

Written on:August 27, 2014
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West Vancouver resident Blair Calkins was prawn fishing on the weekend during an excursion to Bowen Island for his son’s birthday when they came across an unexpected creature in one their traps.

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Stephen Harper raises spectre of Russian threat in Arctic speech to troops

Written on:August 26, 2014
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke of how Canada must never drop its guard in the face of growing Russian aggression in a chest-thumping address to troops who took part in a series of military manoeuvres off the coast of Baffin Island today.

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Tories tout ‘traditional family values’ in message to party members

Written on:August 26, 2014
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The federal Conservatives are telling core supporters that ‘traditional family values’ are a party stance, a phrase that so far has not entered the prime minister’s public speeches or official Tory documents.

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Calgary firm’s drilling rig status app PetroFeed an Apple store hit

Written on:August 26, 2014
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A Calgary company has developed a new product that is flying off the virtual shelves in the iTunes app store.

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Franklin Expedition: Stephen Harper visits search for Franklin Expedition wreck

Written on:August 26, 2014
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The final resting place of the lost ships of the Franklin expedition may remain a mystery for at least another summer. A thick pack of sea ice is blocking a key part of the search area, making it inaccessible to ships.

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Winnipeg team in Sierra Leone Ebola hotspot will head home as precautionary measure

Written on:August 26, 2014
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The Public Health Agency of Canada said in a statement late Tuesday it is finalizing plans to bring its three-person mobile laboratory team home from Sierra Leone.

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Leonardo DiCaprio nominates Stephen Harper to do ice bucket challenge

Written on:August 26, 2014
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The Oscar-nominated star of ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ posted a video on his Facebook page of him doing the ice bucket challenge with two First Nations chiefs. Afterward, he called out Harper to do the same.

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Love-bombing the Scots, the world’s politest independence fight

Written on:August 26, 2014
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Yes, please. No, thanks. Scotland’s referendum slogans sound more like a manual on good manners than those of a spirited independence campaign, Nahlah Ayed writes. Oh, and you’re welcome, they owe a debt to Canada.

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Teams pull together for cause

Written on:August 26, 2014
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Okanagan Dragon Boat teams are working hard to help the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Society raise funds for a digital mammography unit

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Suspect sought after theft at Vernon store

Written on:August 26, 2014
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On Aug. 22 at about 5:30 p.m., a man walked into the Lakeview Market on 32nd Avenue.

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Queen Silver Star royalty makes an appearance

Written on:August 24, 2014
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The red carpet is being rolled out for some royal candidates, as they make their first public appearance

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IPE pays homage to 4-H centennial

Written on:August 24, 2014
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Armstrong is about to pay tribute to a provincial institution Wednesday through Sunday

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Killer whale pod rallies around orca trapped in fisherman’s net

Written on:August 23, 2014
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A young killer whale is trapped in a fisherman’s net. A pod of distressed whales cries out frantically as the youngster struggles to get free. Sightseers aboard a whale-watching boat off Vancouver Island are stunned at what they see.

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Centre cranks out new sound

Written on:August 23, 2014
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Events at Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre will be cranked up thanks to a new sound system

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