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"22.01.2017 17:36:00" theprovince.com Newfie seal and Alberta lamb hearts are on Edible Canada menu for this year's Dine Out Vancouver While Dine Out Vancouver celebrates its 15th year, Eric Pateman at Edible Canada wanted to offer something special. He settled on seal meat. Would you eat Newfoundland seal?
It's said to be "one of the most sustainable seafoods in the country" and it's on one Dine Out Vancouver Festival chef's menus.
"22.01.2017 16:36:03" driving.ca 10 types of bad drivers who must be stopped Every driver has encountered one of these drivers on the road. You may even be one of them Here is a list of the stereotypical bad drivers who aren't in sync with everyone else's driving skills:
Which of these bad drivers do you think is the worst offender?
"22.01.2017 15:36:38" theprovince.com New UBC chair determined to improve health care for B.C.'s rural residents If you have a stroke in Vancouver, you can be at Vancouver General Hospital in less than half an hour, receiving highly specialized medical care... “If you live in a rural area, your chances on average (are) that you are going to live a few years less than someone in the Lower Mainland. Are we OK with that as British Columbians? I don't think we should be.”
"22.01.2017 14:37:50" theprovince.com Some of the financial perks of reaching age 65 Age 65 is a milestone for tax, pension and insurance reasons. You can collect public pension benefits, claim tax credits and pay lower drug costs. Are you or a loved one turning 65 in 2017?
"22.01.2017 14:36:02" theprovince.com Ring in Lunar New Year: Asian-inspired dishes help kick off the Year of the Rooster Celebrate the New Year with these Asian-inspired dishes What's cooking?
Here are some of our favourite recipes to help you kick off the Year of the Rooster. #life
"22.01.2017 13:36:00" theprovince.com Two weeks, one country and a world of wonders in Thailand Don't forget glittering temples, bustling night markets and world-famous Thai massages to soothe weary muscles Glittering temples, night markets, beautiful beaches, mountain-top trekking... and let's not forget the $2 beer! Thailand offers a little bit for everyone — and it's budget-friendly, too.
Where in the world have you always wanted to #travel to?
"22.01.2017 12:36:00" theprovince.com B.C. judge rules that statements by terror suspect Othman Hamdan to police were voluntary A B.C. Supreme Court judge has found that a confession by Othman Hamdan was given voluntarily and was not manipulated by RCMP “He wanted to discuss his online activities and political views with the police,” said the judge. “He was anxious to education the police about the inaccurate reporting by the Western media of the conflict in Syria.
“He was keen to point out the errors
"22.01.2017 11:36:00" theprovince.com No longer president, Obama's first stop is Palm Springs before becoming Ivanka's neighbour Whatever Obama has planned in California, it'll be quiet. He told reporters this week that he plans to revel in a period of silence and personal reflection “I want to be quiet a little bit and not hear myself talk so darn much,” Obama said. “I want to spend precious time with my girls.”
"22.01.2017 10:36:01" theprovince.com Wood from demolished Metro Vancouver homes could become particleboard A research project funded in part by Metro Vancouver has found a way to turn some of the hundreds of thousands of tonnes of wood from the region's demolished homes into something useful — particleboard. A record 3,000 single-family homes were demolished in Metro in 2015.
A research group has found a way to turn some of that wood waste into particleboard, which could then be made into products such as furniture or cabinetry.
"22.01.2017 09:36:00" theprovince.com Curt Schilling's 'sickening' social media rants may keep him out of the Hall of Fame The ex-pitcher is a borderline candidate at best. But comments on Muslims, Hillary Clinton and transgender people seem to have tilted the scales against him The combination of his outspokenness, his far-right political views and his penchant for inflammatory comments on social media have frequently landed him in trouble and appear to have contributed to his drop-off in the Hall of Fame vote totals.
"22.01.2017 09:00:00" theprovince.com Options are plentiful, so where is the empathy for those with dietary restrictions? Laura Brehaut: People with dietary restrictions, whether you personally feel they're real or not, shouldn't have to spill their medical history when ordering a light lunch “You're just a picky eater.” “It's all in your head.” “Your need isn't real.”
Those of you with dietary restrictions, have you ever met resistance when trying to customize an order? #life
"22.01.2017 08:36:00" theprovince.com Trump praises the CIA, bristles over inaugural crowd numbers On his first complete day in office President Donald Trump on Saturday berated the media over its coverage of his inauguration. Following his private meeting with top CIA leaders, President Trump said the U.S. had been “restrained” in its efforts to combat terrorism, calling the threat “a level of evil we haven't seen.”
"22.01.2017 08:00:00" theprovince.com Marc Weber: Time is right to give women's pro soccer another kick in Vancouver The Canadian women's soccer team has never been more popular, more marketable, or more influential than these past 4½ years. The feeling is that it's a matter of when, not if, the Vancouver Whitecaps FC will relaunch a women's team in the Lower Mainland.
Would you attend the matches?
"22.01.2017 07:36:00" theprovince.com Shift work, low pay, high pressure: Kitchen culture to blame for mental illness, addiction Spending time in the pressure cooker of the commercial kitchen can lead to mental health problems, including depression and addiction to drugs and alcohol, say restaurant staffers.
"22.01.2017 07:00:00" theprovince.com Saanich senior charged with decades-old sexual assault A 75-year-old Central Saanich man has been arrested in connection with a decades-old sexual assault case involving a minor, and investigators believe there may be more victims Andre (Andy) Van Goor, 75, was a supervisor at Royal Athletic Park from 1988-2003, and the offences are alleged to have taken place during that time. Police believe there may be more victims.
Please share to spread the word.
"22.01.2017 06:36:00" theprovince.com Backcountry skier killed in avalanche near Nelson The BC Coroners Service says a woman is dead following an avalanche near Nelson. Please be careful if you're heading out to the backcountry this weekend.
An avalanche warning remains in effect for the North Rockies, the northern section of the Cariboos and the northern tip of the North Columbia region.
"22.01.2017 06:00:00" theprovince.com After congratulating him, Trudeau spoke with Trump on Canada-U.S. economic relationship An email sent out by the PMO said the two men 'looked forward to meeting soon.' They also spoke in November after Trump's election victory The two leaders spoke on the phone today, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau noting the depth of the Canada-US economic relationship.
Do you think that relationship will change much?
"22.01.2017 05:36:00" theprovince.com Ed Willes: Henrik Sedin's road from Sweden to stardom has been pretty grand Fans at Rogers Arena spell out the name of Vancouver Canucks' captain Henrik Sedin, who scored against the Florida Panthers on Friday night to register his 1,000th National Hockey League point. Are the Sedins Vancouver Canucks for life? Here's what Trevor Linden thinks:
"To me they are. They've earned that right in every way for what they've done on and off the ice." #sports
Here's a look back at Henrik Sedin's career as told by his friends,
"22.01.2017 05:00:00" Coasters can detect date rape drugs A simple drop of your cocktail on this coaster will determine if there are date rape drugs in your drink.
Here's more on how Good Night Out Vancouver is trying to get them into local bars: http://bit.ly/2jusFyQ
"22.01.2017 04:36:00" theprovince.com What Donald Trump's tax reform proposals could mean for Canadians With Republicans having a majority in both the House and the Senate, it's just a matter of time before President Trump attempts to proceed with tax reform… Let's take a look at the impact two of the Trump tax measures may have on Canadians:
"22.01.2017 04:00:00" theprovince.com Bogus bongs or bogus lawsuits? Pipe maker sues over fakes In the rarefied world of high-end bong makers, Roor glass water pipes have long been smoked to impress. You may have unknowingly bought a counterfeit bong.
Germany's Roor and its American licensee have filed over 200 lawsuits accusing head shops of selling knockoffs of their glass pipes, some of which sell for as high as $4,000. #business
"22.01.2017 03:36:00" theprovince.com Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin shoots 13-under 59 in CareerBuilder Adam Hadwin has shot a 13-under 59 in the CareerBuilder Challenge for the ninth sub-60 round in PGA Tour history. Adam Hadwin is now the eighth player in PGA TOUR history to score 59!
"22.01.2017 03:00:00" theprovince.com U.S. border agents turned away Canadians hoping to go to Women's March The plan was simple. Montrealer Sasha Dyck and some friends would drive to Washington to join the Women's March. But then they ran into trouble Border guards allegedly told some of the Canadians it was because they wanted to attend a “potentially violent rally."
Have you ever had an issue trying to cross the border?
"22.01.2017 02:36:00" theprovince.com When Donald Trump was sworn in, the campaign to build support for his impeachment went live The organizers behind the campaign are hinging their case on Trump's insistence on maintaining ownership of his luxury hotel and golf course business while in office The organizers are hinging their impeachment case on the president's insistence on maintaining ownership of his luxury hotel and golf course business while in office.
Is there any chance their campaign will be successful?
"22.01.2017 02:00:00" Women's March on Vancouver Protesters sang “We won't live with a fascist tangerine,” to the tune of the Beatles' Yellow Submarine as they peacefully marched through Vancouver today.
Read more about the worldwide rally here: http://bit.ly/2keVZdG
"22.01.2017 01:20:22" theprovince.com Mike Smyth: Sorry B.C. farmers, Christy's cash comes first On Jan. 26, somewhere at an undisclosed location in Kelowna, Christy Clark will sit down to a private dinner with a group of deep-pocketed political supporters. “This government is thinking of one thing and one thing only: raising as much money from corporations as they can so they can win the election and continue to give back to those wealthy donors," says NDP leader John Horgan.
“For the minister of
"22.01.2017 00:36:00" theprovince.com Trans Mountain pipeline customers still have chance to opt out of project Customers committed to Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Expansion project can still opt out of the project, if costs break $6.8 billion estimate. The project remains contentious with at least nine requests for judicial review of its approval by the National Energy Board and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet.
"21.01.2017 23:36:00" theprovince.com Science of Winter: Why trees don't freeze when it's freezing How can a tree drop its temperature down and down without freezing completely and, in the process, killing all of its cells? Science!
Have you ever wondered how trees can can survive past -70 C? Here's how:
"21.01.2017 22:36:00" theprovince.com U.S. wants $14 billion from El Chapo after extradition from Mexico Guzman presided over a syndicate that shipped tons of heroin and cocaine to the U.S., using tanker trucks, planes with secret landing strips, container ships, speedboats and submarines “He's a man known for a life of crime, violence, death and destruction, and now he'll have to answer for that.”
"21.01.2017 21:36:00" TAG! YOU'RE BUSTED! In case you missed it:
The Delta Police Department is now using GPS darts to track fleeing vehicles: http://bit.ly/2jtxTIs
"21.01.2017 20:36:00" theprovince.com Tim Hortons, Burger King plan to launch app in latest push towards automation The parent company of Tim Hortons and Burger King plans to launch an app Canada-wide this spring that would allow customers to order and pay in advance on their smartphone Forget the lineups...
By this spring, you'll be able to order your double-double and Whopper on your smartphone. #business
"21.01.2017 20:27:56" theprovince.com Woman, 93, missing in Vancouver since Friday Vancouver police are asking for help to locate a missing 93-year-old woman. Yong Zhong was last seen Friday after she left her homevnear Windermere Street and East 3rd Avenue at 9 a.m. UPDATE: She has been located.
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"21.01.2017 19:36:00" Who's buying the condos at Trump Tower? Who bought the condos at the Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver? We found out.
Read more about the development — and its owners — here: http://bit.ly/2jIIUIR
"21.01.2017 18:39:01" theprovince.com LIVE: Women flood into downtown Vancouver for anti-Trump march Up to 8,000 people are expected in downtown Saturday for the Vancouver contingent of the Women's March on Washington, in protest of U. An estimated 15,000 Vancouverites of all genders, and representing many diverse races and religions, marched in downtown Vancouver Saturday in support of the Women's March on Washington, in protest of U.S. President Donald Trump's views on women's rights.
"21.01.2017 18:36:00" theprovince.com B.C. Premier Christy Clark cancels $50,000 party stipend after growing criticism British Columbia's premier says she is no longer receiving a $50,000 annual stipend from her political party. The premier's sudden reversal comes after attacks by critics for accepting the stipend on top of her $195,468.20 salary. She has been paid an additional $301,900 since 2011.
Now she's calling on the NDP to no longer pay their leader's expenses, such as
"21.01.2017 17:36:33" theprovince.com Mayors tell Trudeau to fund housing in bid to help tackle overdose crisis Mayors of Canada's biggest cities, pushing since last autumn to wrest $12.6 billion over the next decade from the Trudeau government for affordable housing, used the opioid crisis as an argument Friday to advance their case. “This is obviously a national emergency and it needs to be treated like that." —Mayor Gregor Robertson
"21.01.2017 17:36:00" theprovince.com The Best Thing: Henrik Sedin beats Roberto Luongo for 1,000th point Henrik Sedin got a point, and the Vancouver Canucks got two in Friday's 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers. The fans were so full of hope last night for Henrik Sedin that they broke into song, belting Journey's “Don't Stop Believing” — and, again, these are Canucks fans we're talking about. We're not exactly known for our sunny outlook.
"21.01.2017 16:37:38" theprovince.com Pink 'pussy hats' will be out in force for march protesting Trump's presidency There's a cat in the hat and it will be taking to the streets of Vancouver and other cities around the world in the form of a pink “pussy hat” to support the Women's March on Washington Keep your eyes out for pink kitten hats at the Women's March on Washington - Vancouver today.
Prompted by Trump's own infamous words about women — “Grab them by the pussy!” — the pink knitted and crocheted hats complete are being turned out by
"21.01.2017 16:00:01" theprovince.com First day of Mexico vacation lost to WestJet delays in Kelowna Passengers who woke up Friday thinking they'd be sipping Mai Tais in Puerto Vallarta by the early evening were sorely disappointed following a series of delays at Kelowna Airport. One passenger describes how a WestJet flight delay disrupted what was to be her first day of family vacation in Puerto Vallarta
"21.01.2017 15:24:00" theprovince.com Car makers on both sides of the border concerned about Trump, Canadian innovation minister says 'Any kind of disruption to that, any kind of impact to the border would have a negative consequence to both Canada and the U.S.' he said President Trump has signalled it's not going to be business as usual... and that has car makers on both sides of the border nervous.
"21.01.2017 14:48:01" theprovince.com Cadillac Fairview selling half its stake in Vancouver real estate portfolio Cadillac Fairview announced on Friday it is selling a 50-per-cent interest in its Vancouver portfolio, which includes downtown Vancouver's Pacific Centre. Cadillac Fairview, which is owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, has $29 billion in leasable space in 73 properties in Canada, including the Pacific Centre in Vancouver.
"21.01.2017 14:12:02" theprovince.com Developers shift annual forecast to rental housing, government zoning and transit planning The development industry focused its annual forecast on how to build more rental housing as well as the impact of government zoning and transit on… Is Vancouver doing enough to ensure there's a healthy amount of rental units available?
In 2016, the city approved just 1,800 rental units compared to the 14,000 Seattle did. #business
"21.01.2017 13:36:01" theprovince.com Edmonton woman awarded $4.5 million in damages from collision near Kamloops An Edmonton woman who was left a paraplegic following a vehicle collision near Kamloops has been awarded $4.5 million in damages. On March 1, 2009, Leslie Warick, 59, was on her way home with her husband on Highway 5 after a ski holiday at Sun Peaks Leslie Warick was on her way home with her husband on Highway 5 after a ski holiday at Sun Peaks Resort when their vehicle was struck by an oncoming semi-trailer that had crossed into their lane.
The collision killed her husband, as well as two of their
"21.01.2017 13:00:00" driving.ca How It Works: Winter tires What makes winter tires so effective? It's the perfect mix of ingredients, plus a grippy tread You don't need snow and ice to need winter tires.
Whenever the temperature drops below 7°C, winter tires do a better job of sticking to the asphalt and, in turn, improve acceleration, handling, and most importantly, braking distances.
"21.01.2017 12:24:00" theprovince.com Two downtown Vancouver walk-in medical clinics close after 13 years Two walk-in medical clinics in downtown Vancouver are closing after more than a decade in business. Have you had trouble finding a doctor?
In 2013, 15 per cent of British Columbians over the age of 12 didn't have a regular medical doctor.
"21.01.2017 11:48:00" theprovince.com Meet the Canadian artists behind the masks worn by NHL goaltenders AN NHL goaltender's mask is not only the one thing standing between a man's head and a 160-kilometre slapshot... "There's no production and there's no reproduction, it's just creativity from A to Z."
It takes anywhere from 15 and 40 hours to paint goalie masks for NHL netminders — and they cost anything from $600 to more than double that amount. #sports
"21.01.2017 11:12:00" theprovince.com The important questions: Should we be allowed masturbation breaks during the work day? Sadaf Ahsan: Missed your train? Struggling to make a client happy? Spilled coffee on your files this morning? There are few ways to better rid yourself of stress It may sound like a bonehead idea, but it's apparently not uncommon for those polled by Glamour and Time Out New York.
"21.01.2017 10:36:00" theprovince.com American 'testing out' moving to Canada depressed by inauguration: I'll just read a good book today She arrived in Toronto late last month to explore the possibility of obtaining Canadian citizenship, 'too disgusted' to be around Trump voters in Pennsylvania At 80, the idea of moving to a foreign country and starting over is pretty daunting for Marilyn Zsiros, but the prospect of living under Trump's rule is worse.
"21.01.2017 10:00:00" theprovince.com 'Bravo! Bravo!' Rescuers pull 10 survivors trapped in avalanche-crushed hotel in Italy Video released by rescuers showed a boy, wearing blue snow pants and a matching ski shirt, emerging from the structure through a snow hole A bittersweet reunion:
The survivor who begged police to launch a rescue was reunited with his wife and eight-year-old son in hospital. His six-year-old daughter is still missing.
"21.01.2017 09:24:00" theprovince.com Shia LaBeouf launches 24-hour, four-year anti-Trump project titled 'HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US' Jaden Smith was the first person to come by this morning. He has been repeating the mantra over and over again for over an hour Shia LaBeouf's has Trump to thank for his latest art project.
A webcam has been placed on an exterior wall of New York's Museum of the Moving Image for passersby to stop and say “he will not divide us” – however many times and whenever they want.
"21.01.2017 08:48:00" theprovince.com Digital literacy doesn't come naturally, even to the young: UBC researcher Young people today may be known as 'digital natives' but just because they were born in a certain generation doesn't necessarily mean they have the skills to use technology to its greatest potential. “It's so easy, within a matter of seconds, for things that aren't entirely true to go straight into your Facebook newsfeed, and without that critical lens, our kids will not be learning to sift through all these and find what legitimate knowledge is.”
"21.01.2017 08:12:00" Words that should be banned Here's a "listicle" of words that should be "ghosted."
Is there a word or slang that you can't stand?
"21.01.2017 07:36:00" theprovince.com Canadian caught with nearly 60 kilos of cocaine sentenced to 10 years in U.S. A 37-year-old Canadian who was caught with 59 kilos of cocaine has been sentenced to 10 years in jail in U.S. District Court in Seattle. The U.S. Department of Justice said Friday that Martin Briand, who is also a French citizen, was sentenced for "Anyone responsible for transporting these kinds of quantities of illegal drugs also is responsible for feeding countless drug addictions and the misery that comes with them, and thus deserves the lengthy sentence imposed in this case.”
"21.01.2017 07:00:00" theprovince.com Kamloops Mountie who bought cocaine is handed conditional discharge A former Mountie from the Kamloops detachment will not be serving any jail time after pleading guilty to buying cocaine on three separate… Randi Love will not be serving any jail time after pleading guilty to buying cocaine on three separate occasions.
Instead, she was placed on 12 months probation and will have to serve 50 hours of community service within the first five months.
"21.01.2017 06:24:00" theprovince.com Soar through Whistler on an evening adventure You have plenty of time for Ziptrek's Twilight Tour after your ski day How about donning a headlamp and soaring like an eagle through old-growth forest on an evening zipline adventure you'll never forget?
There's more to do in Whistler, Canada in the winter than ski.
"21.01.2017 05:48:00" theprovince.com Pattullo Bridge lane closure Sunday morning for deck inspection This weekend, the regular Saturday night lane closures on the Pattullo Bridge will be extended into Sunday afternoon so that crews can inspect the bridge deck. There will be single-lane traffic in each direction on the bridge from 10 p.m. on Saturday COMMUTER ALERT:
This weekend, the regular Saturday night lane closures on the Pattullo Bridge will be extended into Sunday afternoon so that crews can inspect the bridge deck.
"21.01.2017 05:12:00" theprovince.com Part of Donald Trump's inauguration speech sounded a lot like Batman villain Bane Bane, of course, being the primary villain in 2012's The Dark Knight Rises, as played by Tom Hardy with the distinctive voice of a muzzled wolf trapped in a submarine “We take Gotham, err, Washington from the corrupt! The rich! The oppressors of generations who have kept you down with myths of opportunity. And we give it to you, the people.”
It's not the first time Trump has been compared to a fictional villain.
"21.01.2017 04:36:00" theprovince.com Health Minister concerned clean drug proposal lacks public support Terry Lake said he'll study a proposal to give addicts clean heroin and morphine, but won't proceed until there's more public support. B.C.'s health minister says he's willing to study a proposal to prescribe clean injectable drugs — such as heroin and morphine — to people with addictions
Would you support this proposal to bring drug overdose deaths under control?
"21.01.2017 04:00:00" theprovince.com Coroner investigates after Vancouver toddler dies in daycare accident No cause of death was released by week's end in the accident that took the life of Macallan Wayne Saini. Tragic!
The B.C. coroner's service is investigating the accidental death of a 16-month-old Vancouver toddler at a daycare on Wednesday.
"21.01.2017 03:24:00" theprovince.com Too many new mothers ashamed to ask for help with postpartum depression Sometime in early January, Indiana, then 10 weeks old, slept for eight hours in a row. I didn't take advantage of it, however. I was tossing and turning... "As moms, we put a lot of pressure on ourselves. And with motherhood comes responsibility and expectations and judgment, or fear of being judged. But there is no shame in asking for help, or admitting that everything isn't going perfectly." #life
"21.01.2017 02:49:01" theprovince.com Hybrid yacht cruises into False Creek for Vancouver Boat Show Greenline Hybrid yacht is called the world's first true hybrid boat, and is at the 2017 Vancouver Boat Show.
"21.01.2017 02:37:20" theprovince.com North Shore peak named after search and rescue leader Tim Jones Taylor Jones will be reminded of her father – a longtime leader of Metro Vancouver's search and rescue community – whenever she hikes a North Shore peak that was renamed in his memory on Friday. B.C. is immortalizing North Shore Rescue leader Tim Jones, who died in 2014, by naming a peak of Mount Seymour after him.
"21.01.2017 01:36:01" theprovince.com Driver arrested for hitting Vancouver police car with his truck, overdoses while in cuffs Vancouver police are investigating after a man ran his truck into a police cruiser and then overdosed shortly after being handcuffed on Friday. Unbelievable: It took four (FOUR!) doses of naloxone to revive the driver. His passenger required two doses.
"21.01.2017 01:00:01" theprovince.com Look who's bought units at Trump Tower Vancouver The units were going for record prices when they first went on sale Who bought all those units in the Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver? We found out.
"21.01.2017 00:24:00" theprovince.com Snow? What snow? Vancouver reopening three municipal golf courses Now that the ice and snow has been washed away by an ocean of rain, the Vancouver Park Board is reopening three public golf courses. Sorry rest of Canada, but here in Vancouver we golf during the winter.
Fraserview, Langara and McCleery are all reopening and welcoming golfers on Monday. #sports
"20.01.2017 23:48:01" theprovince.com Canucks Game Day: Sedin shoots for history against Luongo No one in Vancouver Canuck history has scored more points than Henrik Sedin, who goes for No. 1,000 tonight against the Florida Panthers. “To be honest, I don't think we care about the 1,000 points,” says Daniel Sedin, who is sitting on 967 points himself.
“It's about: Was the team successful? Did the younger players learn something from us, like we learned from Trevor (Linden) and
"20.01.2017 23:12:00" driving.ca Ride like Prince, Magnum or the Beatles with these auctions A trio of celebrity-owned vehicles are going under the auction hammer soon. It may rain too much to get use out of it in Vancouver, but Prince's Purple Rain motorcycle is up for auction. #driving
If you could own any vehicle that was featured in a movie, TV show or music video what would it be?
"20.01.2017 22:36:31" theprovince.com Surrey RCMP cruiser, another car destroyed in crash A Surrey RCMP cruiser and another car were demolished in a collision in Surrey early Friday morning. Both drivers were taken to hospital with injuries not considered to be life threatening. The crash happened shortly after 6 a.m., at 148th Street and 90th The roads were icy and the Mountie was responding to a robbery call when the vehicles crashed.
"20.01.2017 22:00:00" theprovince.com 'Shut it down!' Protesters block entrances to inauguration and set fires in D.C. As Donald Trump and President Barack Obama made their way to the Capitol, police were confronting a group of demonstrators using what appeared to be pepper spray As protesters shouted “This is what democracy looks like,” a Trump supporter countered. He pointed to the other side of the fence and said, “This is what democracy looks like but I can't get to it because of you!”
"20.01.2017 21:03:12" theprovince.com Crews fighting fire at Mitchell Island scrap yard A fire at a recycling depot on Mitchell Island has sent huge plumes of black smoke into the surrounding skies. The dark smoke can be seen from kilometres around, and even from as far as away as parts of Burnaby and downtown Vancouver.
"20.01.2017 20:48:01" theprovince.com Royal LePage reports sharp rise in American interest in Canadian real estate Traffic to Royal Lepage's website has surged since Donald Trump's election and realtors expect that interest to keep climbing under his presidency Realtors are expecting U.S. interest in Canadian real estate — particularly in B.C., Ontario and Quebec — to keep climbing under Trump's presidency. #business
Do you think many Americans will actually make the move?
"20.01.2017 20:30:24" Trump Tower story with cats We put a lot of work into this story about people who bought into Trump Tower Vancouver, but one of our editors has a browser extension that replaces all Trump photos with cats.
Read more on the tower here: http://bit.ly/2jIIUIR
"20.01.2017 20:12:00" theprovince.com Onus on B.C. to prove state of emergency needed on overdose crisis: Ottawa Health Minister Jane Philpott, while calling the latest B.C. drug overdose death toll devastating, said the onus is on the provincial government to make the case that the federal Emergencies Act should be invoked. There were 914 fatal overdoses in B.C. in 2016 — an increase of almost 80%.
Is it time to declare a national emergency?
"20.01.2017 20:07:57" Join Keyboard Kimura and Paul Chapman for #FightTalkFriday as they talk UFC in 2017.
"20.01.2017 19:37:36" theprovince.com Child support case involving sperm donor is a Canadian first that could be decided by a new Ontario law It marks the first known case of a gamete donor being sued for child support and highlights how complex family law is in the age of reproductive technology Nearly 20 years after a gay man donated his sperm to a former classmate, he's being sued for child support in a potentially landmark case.
"20.01.2017 19:00:00" theprovince.com Injured kittens saved from Abbotsford house fire need your help: SPCA The Abbotsford SPCA is appealing to the public to help pay the hefty medical bills and find a home & for two tiny kittens injured in a fire. These kittens certainly have nine lives, but they need a family to spend them with.
Do you know someone looking to adopt a pet or willing to help with the vet costs related to their burns? Please share to spread the word!
"20.01.2017 18:24:00" Luongo chasing 450th career win Luoooooooo!
Roberto Luongo is chasing his 450th career win tonight. We think he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame — and named one of the greatest Canucks of all time: http://bit.ly/2j2C3cg
Who else would you name?
"20.01.2017 18:15:11" driving.ca A tough choice between these three affordable family cars With the featured discounts, it's hard to pick the best value among these popular favourites driving.ca: No matter which of these three affordable family cars you choose, you can rest assured you got a great value. #newcars http://ow.ly/EIhG308cldz Volkswagen Subaru Canada Mazda Canada
"20.01.2017 17:50:23" theprovince.com Mexican drug lord El Chapo extradited to U.S. after years of prison escapes and legal battles A U.S. federal indictment accuses him of overseeing a trafficking cartel with thousands of members and billions of dollars in profits laundered back to Mexico El Chapo is accused of running a massive drug operation that employed thousands of people, laundered billions of dollars in profits back to Mexico and used hit men to carry out murders, kidnappings and acts of torture.
Besides New York, he faces charges
"20.01.2017 17:27:52" Financial Post Donald Trump is now President of the United States. Live post-inauguration reactions. What did Donald J. Trump's speech mean?
The Financial Post is breaking down all the inauguration action.
"20.01.2017 17:12:55" www.theprovince.com B.C. government spent $2.6 million in losing fight against teachers over classroom conditions The provincial government says it spent about $2.6 million fighting the B.C. Teachers' Association in court over cuts it made to classroom conditions in 2002. The $2.6 million was spent in legal fees alone.
"20.01.2017 16:41:22" theprovince.com Goodbye Obama, hello Trump: In Washington, one America cedes, uncomfortably, to the next Outside the White House, Trump fans from across the U.S. posed in red hats and Trump flags next to Obama supporters with thank you signs. Today saw an uneasy mix of competing events and competing realities, as two different Americas, divorced from each other in style and belief, shared the same physical space.
"20.01.2017 16:08:50" www.theprovince.com Why Donald Trump will have two Bibles when he takes the oath? A look at the symbolism Roosevelt used his family's Bible, printed in 1686. When his second inauguration fell on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Obama chose a Bible that belonged to King As he takes his oath, Donald Trump will use two Bibles: one his mother gave him for Sunday school and the one President Abraham Lincoln used at his inauguration.
"20.01.2017 16:01:45" theprovince.com Metro, feds ready to spend on Phase 2 of transit plan while B.C. seeks details Metro Vancouver mayors and the federal government say they're ready to put down the cash for the region's transit plans, but the province is still waiting to see more detailed numbers. Once the upcoming federal budget outlines exactly how much money will be committed, Ottawa will expect to see more particulars about the region's plans. But on the provincial end, officials are waiting to see finalized business cases before guaranteeing
"20.01.2017 15:24:03" theprovince.com SkyTrain riders' fare errors provide revenue boost for TransLink More than 30,000 SkyTrain riders were forced to purchase "exit tickets" during the first five months of the updated fare gates system, netting TransLink as much as $200,000 in extra revenue. Since the new fare gates went into operation, 33,883 riders — about 221 a day on average — have had to buy exit tickets, according to TransLink.
"20.01.2017 14:54:35" theprovince.com How Canada got to own top spot for U.S. presidential inaugurations: Thank John F. Kennedy Kennedy thought Pennsylvania Avenue was a dump and so he set in motion a chain of events that resulted in Canada having the only foreign embassy amid the White House Canada throws one hell of a shindig in Washington, D.C. for each inauguration.
That's because Canada has the best spot amid the monuments of Congress, the National Mall and the White House.
Here's the history of how that came to be:
"20.01.2017 14:13:23" theprovince.com A Canadian researcher turned this moth into a Trump The insect is distinguishable from a related species, Neopalpa neonata, by the blondness of its head-flakes, the orange-yellow coloration of its fore-wing, and the morphology of its genitals. The insect, which measures just over a centimetre wide, is a visually striking specimen. Golden flakes cover its head, which the researcher likens to the hairdo of President-elect Donald Trump.
Hence the name of the new species: Neopalpa donaldtrumpi.
"20.01.2017 13:44:00" theprovince.com The new silk road: From China to the U.K., world's longest train route arrives in London The arrival of a freight train at Barking, east London, signalled a new chapter in the history of the centuries-old trading route The East Wind train travelled 12,000 kilometres over 16 days — making it arguably the longest train journey in the world.
"20.01.2017 12:31:31" theprovince.com Trudeau says he 'maybe' could have spoken some English at Quebec town hall His unilingual performance drew an angry response from groups that represent Quebec anglophones, with some calling on the prime minister to apologize Do you think Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's French replies were disrespectful?
"20.01.2017 11:12:30" theprovince.com A kiss is just a kiss, unless it's the very first one A kiss is just a kiss, but as time goes by the first one can be everlasting. Do you remember your first kiss?
"20.01.2017 10:46:46" theprovince.com Foreclosed Pittsburgh Mills mall, once valued at $190M, has been auctioned off for $100 The 1.1 million-square-foot shopping centre was foreclosed on after its owners failed to repay a $143 million loan from 2006 Now that's a real estate steal.
"20.01.2017 10:00:00" theprovince.com Taliban bomb expert accidentally kills himself and his sons while making roadside explosives Kamal Khan was believed to be the Taliban's best maker of roadside bombs in Sar-i-Pul province. The Taliban's best bomb maker accidentally killed himself and his four sons Tuesday night.
"20.01.2017 09:24:00" theprovince.com Gates Foundation and world governments create global coalition to make vaccines, prevent epidemics The partnership will be called the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, or CEPI The coalition already has a $500-million investment and plans on tackling three viruses that have known potential to cause serious epidemics: MERS, Lassa fever and Nipah.
"20.01.2017 08:48:00" theprovince.com Michael Moore predicts Trump will make good on promises to build the wall and ban Muslims 'You do have to take Trump at his word. I still hear people say, "Oh, he's not really going to build the wall." Oh, he is going to build it. "I still hear people say, 'Oh, he's not really going to build the wall.' Oh, he is going to build it. He knows that he's got to deliver at least a version of the wall. … He's not stupid." #arts
Do you think Donald J. Trump will make good on his promises?
"20.01.2017 08:12:00" theprovince.com Worried about hackers? Look to your Facebook friends, UBC study says Worried about someone hacking your social media accounts? Take a closer look at your friends. That's the finding of a University of B.C. study that concluded while most people are concerned about their accounts being hacked, it's actually people they know Have you ever snooped on your friends, romantic partners or family members using their own devices?
"20.01.2017 07:00:00" theprovince.com Lawyer claims accused assaulted during break in Whistler murder trial A lawyer for a teen accused in the slaying of Burnaby teen Luka Gordic in Whistler told a judge Thursday that his client had been assaulted during a break in the trial. After testifying that he didn't remember whether he'd stabbed a Burnaby teenager because he'd been drinking heavily and taking drugs, the accused claims he was assaulted Thursday morning in a Vancouver Law Courts washroom.
"20.01.2017 06:24:00" theprovince.com How a new kitchen gadget will help you get boozey with all your leftover fruit Using the Alchema app, homebrewers can create their own concoctions or choose from "hundreds of recipes" Goodbye juicer, we have a new favourite kitchen gadget.
"20.01.2017 05:48:00" Go fetch a dog-sitter What do you do with your pets when you go on vacation?
Vancouver's GoFetch is an Airbnb-style dog-sitting service: http://bit.ly/2jdFqKY
"20.01.2017 05:12:00" theprovince.com Ontario man used lottery win as proof of mystical powers to defraud woman, police say Darshan Dhaliwal, police say, could ward off whatever evil spirits were troubling his targets — if they allegedly handed over great sums of cash and jewels The former lottery winner would carry around a clip of the newspaper story written about him as proof, both of his wealth and, as he would tell his alleged targets in Brampton's Punjabi-speaking community, as a sign that he was close to God.
"20.01.2017 04:36:01" theprovince.com B.C. film industry players betting good times won't be Trumped B.C.'s film and TV production industry have wrapped what looks to be a record year in 2016, fuelled in large part by global demand for content to fill new… Do you think Hollywood North should be concerned that the Trump administration may impose new taxes or levies?
"20.01.2017 04:00:00" theprovince.com B.C. should give clean drugs to users, say top health officials Top health officials in B.C. are actively discussing a plan to prescribe clean heroin or other opioids to people with addictions, in an attempt to stem the rising death toll caused by street drugs tainted with fentanyl. Do you support giving those suffering from addiction clean medical heroin or synthetic morphine and a safe place to inject?
"20.01.2017 03:24:00" theprovince.com Vancouver rescue group cancels pre-screening of A Dog's Purpose A Vancouver dog-rescue organization has cancelled a scheduled Jan. 25 pre-screening fundraiser of A Dog's Purpose after the German shepherd star of the film was put under duress during one scene. “We are shocked and disappointed by what we have seen and we cannot in good conscience continue with our pre-screening of the movie,” Susan Paterson, founder of Thank Dog I Am Out, said.
“It is with sad hearts that we are cancelling the pre-screening.”
"20.01.2017 02:48:00" theprovince.com Vaping no gateway to smoking, UVic report says According to the University of Victoria's Centre for Addictions Research, fears that vaping would act as a 'gateway' for young people to become smokers are unfounded. More typical is a movement in the other direction, with people using the practice of vaping to wean themselves off smoking.
Are you one of them? How effective has it been to cut out smoking?
"20.01.2017 02:12:01" theprovince.com UN gangster deported to Iraq directly from Fraser Valley prison A high-ranking member of the United Nations gang has been deported to his native Iraq after finishing his sentence for plotting to kill the Bacon brothers.… Barzan Tilli-Choli came to Canada as a teenager in 1999.
On Tuesday he was transported to Iraq by Canada Border Services Agency officers.
"20.01.2017 01:36:01" theprovince.com Gibsons brewery faces eviction because of ALR regulations Persephone Brewing Co. had hoped to get around a requirement it grow at least 50 per cent of the raw material for its beer on its farm. Persephone Brewing Company faces eviction from its own farm.
The company does farm crops, including hops, but doesn't meet an ALR requirement that it grow at least 50% of the raw material for its beer. Meanwhile, the neighbouring ALR land parcels are
"20.01.2017 01:01:08" theprovince.com What's in a name? Legal battle launched in Vancouver over Moby Dick restaurant A condo council on Vancouver's waterfront is named in a civil lawsuit over allegations it refused to lease space to a fish and chip shop called Moby Dick. Here's a whale of a tale:
A Vancouver condo council allegedly denied a fish and chip shop space over the name "Moby Dick." ...As in the book.
"20.01.2017 00:25:10" theprovince.com Avalanche warning issued for parts of northern B.C. A special avalanche warning has been issued for parts of northern British Columbia and Alberta, starting Friday and lasting until the end of the day on Monday. Please be careful if you're heading into backcountry.
The avalanche warning applies to the north Rockies, the northern section of the Cariboos and the north Columbia region.
"19.01.2017 23:48:00" theprovince.com Buyers remorse: Kremlin said to fear Trump won't be a great deal after all Inside the Kremlin, the initial euphoria over having a Putin admirer in the White House is giving way to skepticism... Is the Kremlin having doubts or are they deliberately talking down expectations from Trump in an effort to undermine suspicions they secretly aided his campaign?
"19.01.2017 23:12:01" theprovince.com B.C.'s health minister campaigns to raise legal smoking age to 21 British Columbia's health minister is campaigning to raise the province's legal smoking age to 21. Do you think the legal smoking age should be raised?
"19.01.2017 22:36:00" theprovince.com Gordon Clark: Another huge study finds almost no medicinal use for pot Here we go again. Another week, another massive study by top doctors and scientists finding very limited medicinal value to marijuana. The report found cannabis was only effective in treating three specific conditions.
Do you think there's a political agenda to legitimize medical marijuana or is this simply blowing smoke?
"19.01.2017 21:58:09" theprovince.com NHL goalies get familiar with new, tighter pants ahead of mid-season switch On Monday, the NHL sent out a memo to teams and goaltenders that by Feb. 4, goalies must be wearing the new streamlined pants By Feb. 4, all NHL netminders will have to be wearing the new streamlined pants. #sports
What do you make of the switch?
"19.01.2017 21:26:22" theprovince.com Canucks call up Jordan Subban Andrey Pedan's out. Jordan Subban is in. With Troy Stecher battling the flu, defenceman many Canucks fans have been waiting to see may make his NHL debut on Friday. Jordan Subban is in!
The defenceman many Vancouver Canucks have been waiting to see may make his NHL debut on Friday.
"19.01.2017 20:51:44" theprovince.com Finding bone marrow match 'emergency situation' for five-month-old girl Five-month-old Madalayna Ducharme urgently needs a bone marrow transplant, after doctors diagnosed her Friday with an "awful" disorder that could take away her sight and hearing soon — and eventually her life. The Ontario couple are imploring people aged 17 to 35 to get swabbed, and join the One Match stem cell and marrow registry as potential donors.
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"19.01.2017 20:15:10" driving.ca Collision mitigation and winter is a tough mix Precise sensors that keep us safe have little protection against the elements driving.ca: All the tech in the world can't outsmart Mother Nature – but these tips will help. http://ow.ly/1OPK308am4a
"19.01.2017 20:13:21" theprovince.com A 007 home theatre, 12 bedrooms and a bowling alley: This is what a $333M house looks like The Bel Air mansion offers 38,000 feet of interior space, including 12 bedrooms, 21 baths, a 40-seat home theatre, and a four-lane bowling alley This is how to live like James Bond.
The $333M home comes with a 150 pieces of original artwork — including a chrome-plated machine gun sculpture, $40 million worth of classic cars, a dozen motorcycles, and a deactivated helicopter!
"19.01.2017 19:36:30" Who's donating to the B.C. Liberals? Who's donating to the B.C. Liberals? Real estate developers and construction firms top the list: http://bit.ly/2jsKBYj
Do you think money buys influence?
"19.01.2017 19:01:25" theprovince.com Alex Fraser Bridge is getting a new $70-million counterflow lane A counterflow lane will be added to the Alex Fraser Bridge in an attempt to ease congestion on the busy connector between Delta and New Westminster. Do you take the Alex Fraser Bridge?
Good news: the new upgrades are expected to save drivers 12-16 minutes on their commute.
"19.01.2017 18:24:01" theprovince.com Italy avalanche: Three bodies recovered from buried hotel, no signs of life for 30 thought trapped Rescuers were met with and eerie silence. Images from inside show huge piles of filthy snow and debris piled up inside corridors and an indoor pool area It took hours for a rescue to be mobilized, despite one survivor calling police and the prefect's office — only to be rebuffed.
Only two people are believed to have survived.
"19.01.2017 17:50:45" theprovince.com Canada's highest court refuses to hear appeal from B.C. doctor jailed for murder Canada's highest court will not hear an appeal from a former British Columbia doctor who wants the Correctional Service of Canada to move him to a minimum security prison and strip his file of all references to sexual behaviour. Josephakis Charalambous, who is serving a life sentence, was seeking to be moved to a minimum security prison.
His hired killer shot 19-year-old Sian Simmonds in the face and arm and clubbed her repeatedly after she and her sister filed allegations that
"19.01.2017 17:12:00" theprovince.com 'Just gotta throw him in': Video of alleged animal abuse on set of A Dog's Purpose sparks boycott The disturbing footage appears to show a handler shoving an unwilling German Shepherd into a pool of churning water Will you be boycotting A Dog's Purpose?
"19.01.2017 16:36:27" www.theprovince.com Trump’s rambling answer to a simple question about heroes reveals his ego-driven worldview Trump decided to tout himself in a question aimed at getting him to talk about people he admires — and the only historic figure he named was his father When asked to name his heroes, the president-elect rambled about the concept before naming his father ...and himself?
Who would expect a president to name?
"19.01.2017 16:00:01" theprovince.com Vancouver touts green scene as report finds living near a park is good for your health Vancouver's ever-expanding system of public greenways and linear parks could lead to significant health benefits for its citizens. A recently released review of scientific evidence by the World Health Organization notes the positive association between human health and access to recreational green space.
"19.01.2017 15:24:01" theprovince.com Positive drug tests for B.C. organ donors on the rise Close to a quarter of B.C. organ donors tested positive for drugs in their system at the time of death in 2016, according to latest B.C. Transplant Society figures. Close to a quarter of B.C. organ donors tested positive for drugs in their system at the time of death in 2016.
"19.01.2017 14:48:00" theprovince.com New policing centre, medic unit part of Vancouver's plan to battle fentanyl crisis Provincial and municipal leaders laid out a patchwork of solutions Wednesday to tackle the ongoing opioid crisis as the surging number of overdose victims smashed yet another record. “We desperately need more health care support for people suffering from addiction to truly break the cycle and keep people alive during this public health emergency,” said Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson.
Are there any other solutions to tackle the
"19.01.2017 14:12:02" theprovince.com The important questions: What is proper pedestrian etiquette? Calum Marsh: Your authority over the ground beneath your feet is commensurate directly with the inconvenience you cause to others by so ruling it What your biggest pedestrian pet peeve?
"19.01.2017 13:36:00" theprovince.com Vancouver airport's long-term strategy suggests no new runways in next 20 years Vancouver International Airport unveiled its long-term development strategy — dubbed Flight Plan 2037 — on Wednesday, including a new taxiway spanning over Grant McConachie Way and terminal expansion projects. But the biggest reveal may be the fact that — An interesting idea for a new runway at YVR ...but it won't be built any time soon. #business
"19.01.2017 13:00:00" theprovince.com Surrey tax-agency workers given relocation notices The Canada Revenue Agency has sent relocation notices to 391 employees at the Surrey tax centre, inviting them to consider moving to communities as remote as Jonquiere — a small and largely unilingual French city in the heartland of… The employees will have the option of taking jobs in Winnipeg, tiny Summerside in P.E.I., Sudbury in Northern Ontario and — the likely choice for most who agree to move — the new office on Terminal Ave. in Vancouver, 33 kilometres from their current
"19.01.2017 12:24:01" theprovince.com World's annual fishery catch is far more than reported, UBC expert says Daniel Pauly, co-author of the recently released Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries, said the UN — relying on member countries to provide information — has under-reported fish catches by at least 50 per cent. There's even fewer fish out there than we thought.
"19.01.2017 11:48:01" driving.ca Burt Reynolds is selling his personal 600 hp hot-rodded Trans Am "The Bandit" himself will even shake hands with the winner of his Pontiac "The Bandit" himself will even shake hands with the winner of his Pontiac
"19.01.2017 11:12:00" theprovince.com Virginia man executed a decade after brutal New Year's Day murder of family Ricky Gray was condemned to death for the murders of Stella Harvey, 9, and sister Ruby, 4 and sentenced to life in prison for killing their parents A man convicted of killing a family of four, slashing their throats and setting their home ablaze after they left their front door open while preparing for a New Year's Day party in 2006, was executed.
"19.01.2017 10:36:00" theprovince.com Howard Tsumura: Move to Canada nothing compared to Bithow Wan's moves on hardwood One of my favourite books on the sport I love so much is a gem entitled The Essence of the Game is Deception: Thinking About Basketball. He got game.
"19.01.2017 10:00:00" theprovince.com Melania watch: Not at black tie dinner, but reportedly wearing Ralph Lauren for inauguration Forget the Capitol Dome or the marble pillars of the White House. Many Washington-watchers want to see Melania Trump, who has rarely been seen since Nov. 8 We might see Melania dressed by a classic American designer – Ralph Lauren, who often dressed Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail – is reportedly creating Trump's inaugural gown.
"19.01.2017 09:24:00" news.nationalpost.com From too much lathering to dry shampoo abuse: Why you are probably washing your hair wrong A lot of women, warned that shampooing too often was the culprit for their parched strands and out-of-whack scalps, have cut back on their shampoo regimen Who knew hair-washing could be so … complicated?
"19.01.2017 08:48:00" theprovince.com 'I don't know how you do it': Why moms with partners should be careful what they say to single ones Julie Kohler: While single parenting is hard at times, it's also the easiest, most natural thing that I've ever done It's not necessarily what you might think. #life
"19.01.2017 08:12:00" theprovince.com Young child found dead in East Vancouver home Police are investigating after a young child was found dead in an East Vancouver home on Wednesday. VPD's Major Crime Section has been tapped to investigate. The B.C. Coroners Service is also working to determine the circumstances and exact cause of the death, which does not appear to be suspicious.
"19.01.2017 08:00:00" theprovince.com What we learned from a special reddit 'Ask Me Anything' episode of Leah Remini's Scientology series Remini was joined by former Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder, Lawrence Wright, the author of Going Clear, lawyer Ray Jeffrey and author Steve Hassan Here's a Scientology bombshell: the Church believes homosexuality to be “deviant behaviour that needs to be dealt with.”
In private, that means “the gayness will be audited out of you." But in public, the Church doesn't take a stance. #arts
"19.01.2017 07:36:00" theprovince.com Obama's presidency saw the end of American power When Obama won the presidency that November it was close to a landslide. Democrats took control of both houses of Congress. Obama was going to change the world. It was all about “hope and change.” It was a good, long, 60-year run for American prestige and power around the world. But it's over, writes Terry Glavin.
"19.01.2017 07:00:00" theprovince.com Alanis Morissette manager admits to $4.8M theft from singer LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The former business manager for Alanis Morissette admitted embezzling more than $6.5 million from the singer and other celebrities and agreed to plead guilty to federal charges, prosecutors said Wednesday. It's a free ride when you've already paid.
"19.01.2017 06:24:00" theprovince.com Pride Toronto votes to adopt demands from Black Lives Matter and ban police floats from parades But members say the motion did not get into details concerning what, if any, kind of police presence would be welcome at the parade “The crux of that demand … is that there's no police presence in the parade,” said Gwen Bartleman, a Pride Toronto member who helped push the BLM demands at the annual general meeting.
"19.01.2017 05:48:00" theprovince.com 'I'll make you famous': Alberta man turns the table on laptop thief Cochrane's Stu Gale couldn't believe his eyes when a notification popped up on his computer telling him someone had logged on to his recently stolen laptop. The 51-year-old computer security and automation expert couldn't let the opportunity to try to find out something about the apparent thief pass him by, so he remotely logged on to the pilfered laptop and into the thief's Facebook account, which she left
"19.01.2017 05:12:00" theprovince.com Obhrai just started saying 'bonsoir' over and over: Reviewing the Tory candidate's French skills It was a civil debate — largely because anything else might have devolved into panicked stuttering There are few things more Canadian than the sight of an Anglophone politician trying to win over Quebec votes with the language acumen of a kindergartner.
And at Tuesday night's French language Conservative leadership debate, candidates did not
"19.01.2017 04:36:00" Odysseo in Vancouver Video: Odysseo is nothing if not ambitious. Over the course of its two hours, riders, horses, and acrobats share the stage in carefully choreographed set-pieces for man and animal on a stage that is the size of a CFL football field. Here's a sneak peek.
"19.01.2017 04:00:01" theprovince.com Pink 'pussy hats' will be out in force for march protesting Trump's arrival in the White House as POTUS There's a cat in the hat and it will be taking to the streets of Vancouver and other cities around the world in the form of a pink “pussy hat” to support the Women's March on Washington, a protest marking the arrival of Donald Trump in the White Hous New York City-born and newly-minted Canadian Kim Werker has been busy knitting and crocheting hats in time for Saturday's march in Vancouver.
There will be rallies in a number of Canadian cities, including Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Kamloops and
"19.01.2017 03:24:01" theprovince.com Mike Smyth: Enter the Dragon — O'Leary set to shake up Conservative leadership race Kevin O'Leary may be only half Irish, but he must have kissed every square inch of the blarney stone. Province columnist Mike Smyth gives Kevin O'Leary an excellent chance to win the Conservative leadership race — and deliver a stunning jolt to Canadian politics.
"19.01.2017 02:48:00" theprovince.com 'Bears Matter': B.C. guide outfitters rile NFL's Bears, environmental group with trademark bid Bears matter. Everyone agrees on that. But when it comes to who owns the legal rights to those two words, the debate is extending from the wilderness hunting grounds of B.C. all the way to the playing fields of the NFL. The Guide Outfitters Association of It's a BC battle, but it's got the Chicago Bears involved and more.
"19.01.2017 02:12:00" theprovince.com B.C. judge rules on trial-delay application for Hells Angels convicted in drug case A bid by two members of the Hells Angels and two of their associates to set aside their convictions in a major cocaine conspiracy owing to trial delay was dismissed by a judge Wednesday. In September, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Carol Ross found Hells In September, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Carol Ross found Hells Angels David Giles and Bryan Oldham and their associates, Shawn Womacks and James Howard, guilty in the drug case.
"19.01.2017 01:36:00" theprovince.com Illicit drug deaths reaches record high 914 in B.C. in 2016 British Columbia reached a new peak of 914 illicit drug overdose deaths last year with the arrival of the deadly opioid fentanyl. The figure is almost 80 per cent higher than the 510 overdose deaths due to illicit drugs in 2015.
"19.01.2017 01:00:01" theprovince.com Rain, milder temperatures set to stay for Metro Vancouver The Arctic front that brought sub-zero temperatures to Metro Vancouver has beat a retreat and shows no sign of showing its freezing face anytime soon. Environment Canada is forecasting a return near normal winter temperatures and conditions for the next Who needs salt?
"19.01.2017 00:46:00" theprovince.com A third of Canadian adults treated for asthma are misdiagnosed or in remission, Ottawa study finds Lead researcher Dr. Shawn Aaron of the Ottawa Hospital says some doctors diagnose asthma based on symptoms but don't confirm the diagnosis with a simple, inexpensive test Do you have asthma? #health
"18.01.2017 23:48:00" theprovince.com Question (in English) about finding service in English in Quebec — Justin Trudeau replies in French Trudeau told the meeting he would speak French because he was in Quebec. Ironically, one of the questions was about the availability of English mental health services While some candidates to be the new Tory leader seem to be avoiding speaking French, apparently the PM was avoiding speaking English in at least one case.
"18.01.2017 23:16:00" driving.ca Apple sued for not preventing texting behind the wheel California man takes on giant corporation, alleging it can do more to make roads safer Apple might be forced to lock you out of your phone when you're behind the wheel. #driving
"18.01.2017 22:36:00" theprovince.com They want to suck your blood: Vampire bat species in Brazil adapts to feed on humans In a study of 70 samples of bat feces in Brazil, scientists found 15 examples of human DNA Who's up for a visit to Brazil?
"18.01.2017 22:00:00" theprovince.com Kelly Ellard tries again for parole from life sentence for killing B.C. teen A two-member parole board deadlocked Wednesday on whether to allow convicted killer Kelly Ellard to temporarily leave prison to take her baby into the community. Ellard cried as she described how her new baby had changed her life for the better.
"18.01.2017 21:24:00" theprovince.com Extend foreign buyer home tax to capital region, two Victoria councillors urge Two Victoria councillors want the 15 per cent provincial property transfer tax on foreign buyers applied in the capital region, and say local municipalities should be given the authority to impose a tax on vacant properties. Councillors Ben Isitt and Should Victoria's housing market get the same taxing attention as Metro Vancouver has?
"18.01.2017 20:48:00" theprovince.com Former Apprentice contestant who accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct files defamation suit Summer Zervos alleges that Trump defamed her when he denied aggressively kissing and grabbing her in 2007 when they met at a hotel to discuss a possible job In related news, Donald Trump's approval rating is the lowest of an incoming president in modern times.
"18.01.2017 20:12:00" theprovince.com Bank of Canada's interest rate announcement and forecast come amid uncertainty OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada will make a scheduled interest rate announcement and release its economic forecast amid widespread uncertainty as Donald Trump prepares to be sworn in as U.S. president later this week. "The outlook, however, is subject to considerable uncertainty, given the unknowns around policy actions by the incoming U.S. administration, particularly concerning trade."
"18.01.2017 19:36:00" theprovince.com Fake fish: Study finds nearly half of sushi served at restaurants is mislabelled A new study from UCLA and Loyola Marymount University has found that nearly 50 per cent of sushi in Los Angeles is mislabelled, TIME reports Surprised? #life
"18.01.2017 19:15:15" business.financialpost.com Canadians first to get new YouTube mobile feature that will make sharing... Exclusive: Beginning Wednesday, Canada will be the first country to receive a new social chat platform within Google's YouTube app for iOS and Android Beginning Wednesday, Canada will be the first country to receive a new social chat platform within Google's YouTube app for iOS and Android. Canadians can then share the new feature with friends in other countries. #business
"18.01.2017 19:01:00" theprovince.com U.S. launches trade action against Canada over B.C. wine sales in grocery stores A wine war is fermenting between the U.S. and Canada. The Obama administration has launched a trade enforcement action against Canada at the World Trade Organization challenging British Columbia's regulations that discriminate against the sale of U.S. wine in grocery stores.
"18.01.2017 18:24:00" theprovince.com Uber officials remain uncertain over ride-sharing apps Vancouver launch If you're waiting for little cars to start crawling a map of Vancouver on your Uber app, keep waiting. Uber says they still don't have a local launch date.
"18.01.2017 17:48:00" theprovince.com 'It's blindsided everybody': New U.S. border tax could shut out Canadian oil The border tax proposal is part of a tax reform where businesses that rely on imported inputs would lose the ability to deduct their costs in computing their taxable income Canadian oil and gas producers happy to see the end of the Obama era are quickly coming to the realization that the imminent Trump presidency could be even more challenging...
"18.01.2017 17:16:00" theprovince.com Businessman Kevin O'Leary to run for Conservative leadership Businessman Kevin O'Leary has announced he is running for the Conservative leadership. O'Leary said he intended to run in a video posted to his Facebook page Wednesday morning, moments before making the official announcement on CTV. In the video, O'Leary Here he goes...
"18.01.2017 16:43:23" theprovince.com Poll shows 'sandwich generation' caught between rock and hard place Natasha Aruliah hasn't taken a vacation in more than a year, can rarely go out to see friends and has essentially given up working -- all because she's taken on… “A lot of people could be burning out and not even realizing that's happening."
"18.01.2017 16:02:14" theprovince.com Delta's water-meter program makes secondary suites pay fair share Delta will be installing 900 water meters this year in a program designed to measure water usage in secondary suites. “If you have a secondary suite in your home, you should be paying your fair portion. It wouldn't be fair for someone with a secondary suite to pay a flat rate that a single-family home would.”
"18.01.2017 15:24:03" theprovince.com Real estate developers topped B.C. Liberals donor list in the past year Eight of the 10 top donors to the B.C. Liberal party in 2016 and early 2017 are real estate developers and construction firms. The donations poured into the Liberal party as home prices skyrocketed in Greater Vancouver, which is a significant issue of public concern and is sure to be an election issue.
"18.01.2017 14:50:54" theprovince.com Gordon Clark: Gregor Robertson's approval rating won't improve if he doesn't listen It should surprise no one that Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson is Canada's least-popular, big-city mayor. Why do you think Gregor Robertson is the least-popular, big-city mayor in Canada?
"18.01.2017 14:16:57" theprovince.com As Canada's fledgling pot industry seeks legitimacy, product recalls raise questions After an unauthorized pesticide was discovered in medical marijuana products, triggering recalls, a licensed grower that runs a massive greenhouse north of Calgary says the fledgling industry “must ensure that it never happens again.” Still, a top The latest Health Canada recall: marijuana.
The Vancouver-based company recalled some of its pot after testing revealed products it used contained pesticides not federally approved for marijuana production. #business
"18.01.2017 13:36:00" theprovince.com Seven best U.S. destinations to visit on a budget, from Los Angeles to New York City Lucky for us, there are still some great U.S. destinations that aren't too expensive. Who says you can't visit NYC on the cheap?
Here are ways to save on visits to cities and places you might think of as outside your budget. #travel
"18.01.2017 13:00:01" theprovince.com Mortgage insurance premiums on the rise for Canadians, some by more than 10% The Crown corporation that controls most of Canada's mortgage default insurance market announced the hikes today — and private insurers may soon follow… For the average homebuyer, the higher premium will result in an increase of approximately $5 to their monthly mortgage payment.
"18.01.2017 12:24:01" theprovince.com 'Urban mining': UBC engineers say e-waste richer than ore pulled from the ground Electronic waste is proving to be a far richer source of valuable metals than any ore pulled from the ground. Think that burnt-out lightbulb is trash? Think again.
'Mining' metals from the waste has led researchers to recover more copper than that found in processed ore, along with zinc and silver.
"18.01.2017 11:48:01" theprovince.com Canadian filmmakers choose potential candidates for new Heritage Minutes Organizers behind Canada's Heritage Minutes are asking filmmakers to draft up their best proposals for new additions to the series on key moments or figures in the country's history. Are there any other notable Canadians or moments in history that you think are deserving of a Heritage Minute commercial?
"18.01.2017 11:12:00" theprovince.com The fashion industry really wants you to wear pyjamas on the street — don't do it! Designers are trying so hard to make this look happen. Here's why shoppers must continue to resist ...Wait, if pyjamas are streetwear does that mean you get out of your pyjamas and get dressed in another pair?
"18.01.2017 10:36:00" theprovince.com Victoria Fire Department gets green light for drones The Victoria Fire Department is adding drones to its emergency response tool kit, reflecting a trend among first responders. The drones will be used in search-and-rescue missions, to pinpoint brush fires or assess damage after a natural disaster, such as an earthquake.
"18.01.2017 10:00:01" theprovince.com Backcountry bottlenecks and traffic jams: B.C. parks grapple with growing popularity of winter activity The increasing interest in winter activities is leading to traffic jams and overflow parking at popular parks in the Lower Mainland and Sea to Sky Corridor. On a busy day, Mount Seymour sees upwards of 1,000 people using their backcountry trails — and their limited parking.
What other B.C parks need an improved transportation plan?
"18.01.2017 09:24:00" theprovince.com Massive alligator caught on film strolling around Florida nature reserve Do not mess with this gator. STOP! Before you begin typing it... police confirmed the massive alligator is real.
"18.01.2017 08:48:01" theprovince.com Meghan Markle met Kate and Charlotte as lovestruck Prince Harry introduces star to more family It is really is serious: Prince Harry met Markle's father and the royal has also introduced his girlfriend to his brother Prince William as well Could Meghan Markle become the next Kate Middleton or do you think the public will embrace her differently?
"18.01.2017 08:12:00" theprovince.com Man posed as Justin Bieber online to extort nude photos from nine-year-old girl: police The victim said she was on Bieber's Instagram page when she received a message from a user who said he knew the pop star and could arrange a text meeting The 24-year-old is accused of posing as Justin Bieber online to extort nude photos from a nine-year-old girl.
"18.01.2017 07:36:00" driving.ca 1971 Skyline going to auction could be world's most valuable GT-R In the 1960s and 70s, Nissan wanted to go racing. This was a quest that started with the 1967 Skyline GT-B and reached new heights with the introduction of the "Hakosuka" (meaning "little box") generation Skyline GT-R. How much would you pay for this car?
Previous GT-Rs of this generation have sold for more than $240,000. #driving
"18.01.2017 07:00:01" theprovince.com 'I think he's an unhappy man,' mother of accused Alberta killer Douglas Garland tells trial If Garland, as prosecutors say he did, killed Alvin and Kathy Liknes and their little grandson, he did so under the very noses of his elderly parents If Douglas Garland, as prosecutors say he did, killed and dismembered and burned the bodies of Alvin and Kathy Liknes and their little grandson over the last weekend of June 2014, he did so under the very noses of his elderly parents.
"18.01.2017 06:24:00" theprovince.com Pressed for details about the history of his relationship with the Aga Khan, Trudeau stays silent Trudeau says he'll provide answers to Parliament's ethics commissioner — but won't tell reporters if he ever vacationed any other times with the Aga Khan Do you think the Trudeau family is entitled to keep vacation details private — even in cases such as this one?
"18.01.2017 06:16:02" theprovince.com Canucks 1 Predators 0: Henrik inches closer to 1,000 points in Canucks win The scoring scenario possibilities were salivating in a game that looked like it would have no bite. Perhaps Alex Burrows would hop the boards on a line change Tuesday, send a lead pass to Henri… One more point to go for Henrik Sedin to hit the 1,000 mark — the first Vancouver Canuck to do so.
"18.01.2017 05:48:00" theprovince.com GoFetch like Airbnb for dogs who need a place to stay A hound dog hotel is shaping up for dog owners and their pets. A new tech company called 'GoFetch' launched a dog-sitting service in Vancouver this week. GoFetch Co-founder Willson Cross said it offers opportunities for dog owners and care-providers to meet online and arrange short-term accommodation at an “average cost of $30 per night”.
Would you use this service for your pooch? Why or why not?
"18.01.2017 05:12:00" theprovince.com 'Slobproof' furniture line gets one stressed mom the last laugh: it makes her $1M a year Walls dusted with Cheetos and drapes used as dinner napkins finally got to her Do you need childproof, pet-proof — and maybe even spouse-proof — furniture?
A U.S. mom sick of Cheetos dust created a line of reinforced furniture that features moisture-proof, odour-proof, anti-microbial fabric. #life
"18.01.2017 04:36:00" theprovince.com Michael Den Tandt: Nice-guy-in-chief needs to toughen up to stare down Trump, Brexit and global uncertainty Trudeau has snapped selfies and proved he's empathetic on his cross-country tour, but the PM needs to find his harder side to face the months and years ahead Can Trudeau find a way to convey strength, resolve and guile in the face of the pervasive unease created by Trump, Brexit, and the global resurgence of nationalism?
"18.01.2017 04:00:00" theprovince.com Florence Leung's husband urges other new moms to talk about their feelings, seek help The husband of a New Westminster woman found dead two months ago has written an emotional plea on Facebook encouraging women who can't breastfeed… “You are Not alone. You are Not a bad mother. Do not EVER feel bad or guilty about not being able to 'exclusively breastfeed', even though you may feel the pressure to do so based on posters in maternity wards, brochures in prenatal classes, and teachings
"18.01.2017 03:24:01" Coasters can detect date rape drugs A simple drop of your cocktail on this coaster will determine if there are date rape drugs in your drink.
Here's more on how Good Night Out Vancouver is trying to get them into local bars: http://bit.ly/2jusFyQ
"18.01.2017 02:48:00" theprovince.com Putin says Trump didn't meet with sex workers and 'fakes' are 'worse than prostitutes' It's 'complete nonsense' to believe that Russian security services 'chase after every American billionaire,' Putin said "I find it hard to believe that he rushed to some hotel to meet girls of loose morals, although ours are undoubtedly the best in the world."
That's an interesting argument.
"18.01.2017 02:12:01" theprovince.com Clients of unlicensed B.C. cosmetic surgery showed up in fancy cars Affidavits filed in support of the College's search and seizure of Zhuo (Sabrina) Li's basement operation in Delta say that it was a beehive of activity over two days last month… Private investigators watched clients of Zhuo (Sabrina) Li's unlicensed plastic surgery pull up to her house in luxury cars, among them a Bentley, a Porsche, a Mercedes, a Tesla and a BMW, according to newly unsealed court documents.
"18.01.2017 01:36:00" theprovince.com Taiwanese dad goes to B.C. court seeking custody of daughter in child-abduction case A Taiwanese man who alleges his young daughter was abducted by his former wife and brought to Canada has won a B.C. court order that the child be surrendered to him. Lyndon Chen, 50, says that more than five years ago his ex-wife, Hsin-Chen Shu, took both “I want to thank the judge for giving me a chance to see my daughter. I haven't seen my daughter for five years. It's going to be hard for us and hard for her, but it's fair for her to see her only brother and her father.
“I don't know if she's being
"18.01.2017 01:00:00" theprovince.com 'Mango Express' to bring heavy rain, snow, wind and some flooding to B.C. The dramatic change from cold to warmer and wet in British Columbia has prompted wind, rain, snowfall and avalanche warnings in the province. Environment Canada has posted rainfall warnings for Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and the Howe Sound as the The snow is gone and the rain has returned ... with a vengeance.
Environment Canada has posted rainfall warnings for Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and the Howe Sound, while other parts of the province have wind warnings, avalanche warnings and
"18.01.2017 00:24:00" theprovince.com Why Russia — a country with less money than Canada — runs the world now Arround the globe over the past few years Russia has persistently outmaneuvered countries with more people, more guns and more money Why is a Eurasian economic basketcase running the world now?
"17.01.2017 23:48:00" theprovince.com B.C.-Kinder Morgan revenue sharing deal tears Canada's national fabric: Alberta expert The agreement with Kinder Morgan gives the province as much as $1 billion over 20 years. Does B.C.'s revenue-sharing deal with Kinder Morgan go "against the principles upon which the country was built"?
That's what some are claiming, saying it could start a tit for tat fight between the provinces. #business
"17.01.2017 23:12:00" theprovince.com 'No regrets': Mom promised her daughter a wedding reception. Instead, she burned her alive Zeenat Rafiq's mother and brother beat and strangled her, then tied her to a cot, doused her in kerosene and lit her on fire After the attack, the mother ran outside and yelled, “I have killed my daughter for misbehaving and giving our family a bad name.”
She has been sentenced to death. Her son, who helped her, was given a life sentence.
"17.01.2017 22:36:06" theprovince.com Andrew Coyne: Why Kevin O'Leary wouldn't win the Tory leadership A number of factors combined to produce Trump's surprise victory in the Republican primary; of these, virtually none are present in the Conservative race Do you think Kevin O'Leary has a chance at winning the Conservative leadership?
Say he does, do you think he could be elected prime minister?
"17.01.2017 22:00:32" theprovince.com Home of Calgary billionaire Clay Riddell selling for $9.9 million For nearly four decades a sprawling property southwest of Calgary was home to one of the city's richest oil tycoons. If you've dreamed of having a pool in your living room, this home is for you.
Like many in the oil sector, the Calgary Flames part-owner was hard hit by Alberta's economic downturn with his net worth falling to $909M — but he's selling due to the
"17.01.2017 21:24:00" theprovince.com After Ovechkin, before Crosby, Henrik Sedin will reach 1,000 NHL points The guy who just beat him to 1,000 points is Alex Ovechkin and the guy right behind is Sidney Crosby, and this says everything about the era in which Henrik Sedin has played and flourished. So close — finally — Henrik Sedin!
Since the Sedins made the NHL in 2000, just five players have amassed more points and only Joe Thornton has set up more goals than Henrik, whose assist against the Devils was his 767th. #sports
"17.01.2017 20:48:00" theprovince.com Nigeria accidentally bombs refugee camp, killing 100 and wounding aid workers Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor said he ordered the mission based on information that Boko Haram insurgents were gathering, along with geographic co-ordinates The bombing was ordered based on information that Boko Haram insurgents were gathering.
Among the injured are Nigerians working for Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
"17.01.2017 20:12:00" theprovince.com Expanded SkyTrain and Seabus service part of TransLink's 10-year plan More frequent rail and SeaBus service began this week as part of the first phase of TransLink's 10-year transportation investment plan. Expect an increase in rail service — this includes all SkyTrain lines and the West Coast Express — and a doubling of SeaBus service on Sundays and holidays.
What other changes would you like to see?
"17.01.2017 19:36:00" theprovince.com Child care plan an economic boost for B.C.: report If implemented, the plan, estimated to cost the B.C. government an additional $1.5 billion a year, would create 31,215 new full-time child care spaces by 2025, reduce fees for parents — currently as high as $100 a day in some places. “We're educated, experienced, resourceful women and we can't find our way back into the workforce.”
Would you support a $10-a-day daycare plan in B.C.?
"17.01.2017 19:00:05" theprovince.com Clean needle programs too dangerous, federal prison officials tell court Giving clean drug-injection needles to prisoners to stem the spread of infectious disease would make federal penitentiaries more dangerous places,… Prison officials oppose clean needle programs because they say the syringe needles could too easily be used as weapons.
Advocates say the policy is a violation of the Charter of Rights, which guarantees life, liberty and security of the person.
"17.01.2017 18:26:18" theprovince.com Donald Trump praises wrong @Ivanka on Twitter as 'great, a woman with real character and class' Ivanka Majic in the U.K. has said people often confuse her for Ivanka Trump. She had previously tried to encourage them to vote for Hillary Let me tell you something, it was a mistake and he'll make a new tweet and it'll be a very good tweet — so good, I kid you not.
"17.01.2017 17:48:00" theprovince.com First-time home buyer program attracting applicants: B.C. housing minister British Columbia's housing minister says a program to help first-time homebuyers received applications within hours of launching. Are you surprised people are signing up for the loan program?
Or, alternatively, are you surprised more people haven't signed up for it?
"17.01.2017 17:12:00" theprovince.com Vandals used heavy equipment to pull a chunk of pipeline out of the ground in Alberta They caused between $500,000 and $700,000 in damage — one of the most damaging acts of environmental activism in an area that's no stranger to it The vandals — believed to be environmental activists — caused anywhere between $500,000 and $700,000 in damage to the pipeline.
"17.01.2017 16:38:41" www.theprovince.com Police say Ku Klux Klan literature once again distributed in Abbotsford Police are searching for the person or persons responsible for distributing bags full of hate literature in Abbotsford. A resident on Marshall Road complained to the Abbotsford police on Sunday after he found a plastic bag on his driveway containing a For the second time in three months, KKK literature has being handed out in Abbotsford. ...And police don't know who is responsible.
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"17.01.2017 16:00:02" theprovince.com Political donations cost B.C. taxpayers millions annually B.C.'s political contribution tax credit program accounts for about $4 million a year in forgone provincial tax revenue, to partly reimburse the 25,000 people and businesses that donate to political parties, according to federal and provincial financ Private donations to B.C.'s political parties cost taxpayers around $16 million between elections, under a lucrative, but little-discussed, provincial tax credit.
"17.01.2017 15:24:01" theprovince.com Metro Vancouver cities move to clean up salty roads As Metro Vancouver begins to shake off the chill of the recent cold snap, the melting snow and ice on the streets is leaving behind piles of sand and salt that will need to be cleaned up before the rain returns this week. The combination of sand and melting snow will pose a real risk of flooding when the forecast rain hits this week.
"17.01.2017 14:48:02" theprovince.com UNICEF Canada CEO speaks in Vancouver about high child poverty, weeks before provincial budget When David Morley worked overseas with some of the world's most impoverished people, he loved to return home to “nice, boring” Canada. But the head of UNICEF Canada warns this country can only stay nice and boring if it soon addresses the persistent "Here we are in one of the wealthiest cities and wealthiest provinces and wealthiest countries in the world, and yet our children's well-being ranking is so low. And it's a shock.”
"17.01.2017 14:12:00" theprovince.com Interior Health Authority floats idea of mobile supervised drug-use services KAMLOOPS — The Interior Health Authority is moving forward with its application for mobile, supervised drug-use services in Kamloops and Kelowna.… “It is important that we continue to work together to come up with a plan that will allow the service to be easily accessible for people who use drugs."
"17.01.2017 13:36:06" theprovince.com Specialized foot care saves limbs, but patients pay out-of-pocket to get it When was the last time a doctor took a real close look at your feet? Likely never, right? B.C. could save as much as $23 million every year in reduced hospital stays by covering foot care services for people with diabetes.
The province's health ministry stopped paying for the service in 2002. A spokesman told reporter Erin Ellis there are no
"17.01.2017 13:00:02" theprovince.com Who are the 8 richest people? All men, mostly Americans The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology. The "poorest" guy on the list is worth $40 billion. #business
"17.01.2017 12:24:36" theprovince.com Keeping it simple: What is debt vs payment consolidation? Q: My husband and I have been looking at options how to deal with what we owe, and debt consolidation has been suggested by our families and our bank. Have you used debt consolidation to manage your payments? Did it work?
"17.01.2017 11:48:00" theprovince.com The wonder of Science World sparks $217,000 donation Venture capitalist Manny Padda believes in investing in children's education. So he's donated $217,000 to Wonder Gallery, a new exhibit for preschoolers at Science World. 34-year-old venture capitalist Manny Padda set a goal of donating $1 million to charity last year. He's had a good experience with his son at Science World, so approached it to see what he could do.
"17.01.2017 11:12:00" theprovince.com Fjords become world's top travel destination What's the world's top travel destination? It depends on how you measure it. Did you know B.C. has fjords?
The Aurora Explorer, based out of Campbell River, is a freighter with room for 12 people. Passengers can take a scenic trip as the vessel picks up and delivers goods to isolated fish and logging camps in the fjords north
"17.01.2017 10:36:00" theprovince.com Video footage captures drone crashing into Seattle's Space Needle Workers installing fire works at the top of the Space Needle in Seattle ahead of New Year's Eve got a fright. “Take a picture of the Space Needle with a camera and not with a drone."
"17.01.2017 10:00:00" theprovince.com Toronto senior who used cane to kill fellow nursing home resident sentenced to life in prison Peter Brooks, 76, was found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of a 72-year-old. He was also charged with the attempted murder of a 91-year-old resident The 76-year-old testified that a spirit in a dream had told him to “beat the crap” out of the two women and insisted he didn't actually intend to harm anyone.
His lawyer urged jurors to find him not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder, but
"17.01.2017 09:24:00" theprovince.com Springsteen cover band booked for inaugural gig in Washington cancels out of respect for Bruce Bruce Springsteen is giving President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration the freeze-out, and now his cover band has cancelled plans to perform in Washington DC. “It's like we were in a hurricane. The last thing we want is for it to seem like we are being disingenuous to (Springsteen) and E Street.”
"17.01.2017 08:48:00" theprovince.com Japanese fleet caught 'red-handed' hiding a dead whale under a tarp, Sea Shepherd says Images taken by helicopter appear to show a dead minke whale carcass with a harpoon wound on board the Japanese whaling ship Nisshin Maru "The Australian government is deeply disappointed that Japan has decided to return to the Southern Ocean this summer to undertake so-called 'scientific' whaling.”
"17.01.2017 08:12:00" theprovince.com Coal train derailment near Ashcroft doesn't directly threaten water, Interior Health says A water-consumption ban for 50 kilometres downstream of a coal spill in the Thompson River on Thursday was a precautionary measure, according to Interior Health. “Within the 50-kilometre downstream stretch (above the Fraser confluence), no communities No cars went into the river, but some coal did.
"17.01.2017 07:36:00" theprovince.com Australian mother Akon Guode admits to drowning three of her seven children The trial was expected to hear of her longstanding adulterous affair and her claim that her lover's ex-wife had cast an evil spell, forcing her to kill her children The trial of Akon Guode was to begin later this month, with sensational details about why she drove her SUV into a suburban Melbourne lake, then waded ashore, leaving her infant, Bol, and four-year-old twins, Hanger and Madit, to die. Their sister Alual,
"17.01.2017 07:00:00" theprovince.com Suspect accused of killing 39 in Istanbul nightclub massacre reportedly captured in police raid The first image of the alleged attacker shows a bruised, black-haired man in a grey, bloodied shirt being held by his neck The suspect was captured in a special operations police raid on a house in Istanbul's Esenyurt district, private NTV television reported.
The broadcaster said he had been staying in the house belonging to a friend from Kyrgyzstan.
"17.01.2017 06:24:00" theprovince.com Mike Babcock, John Tortorella are runaway favourites for Jack Adams Award — but only one can win Who's more impressive: the coach who has taken a no-name lineup to second-best in the NHL, or the coach who has guided rookies into a playoff spot? Who do you think should win the award for coach of the year: Torts or Babcock? #sports
"17.01.2017 05:48:01" theprovince.com Memories of 1977: Trudeau and Khan families featured in a previous Canadian political mini-drama The PM's longtime family friendship with the Aga Khan may have begun with his mother during an infamous trip to New York that caused an uproar 40 years ago The Aga Khan's half-sister, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, is a jet-setting philanthropist who, in 1977, featured prominently in the political mini-drama involving the Trudeaus, a New York City apartment, a Russian ballet dancer and an iconic photograph of a
"17.01.2017 05:12:00" theprovince.com Convictions for two men upheld after 200 kilograms of cocaine seized The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld the convictions of two men in connection with a massive, cross-border cocaine conspiracy. A B.C. Supreme Court jury found Christopher Lloyd Mehan and Jeremy Albert Stalk guilty of conspiracy to import cocaine from Los On Dec. 20, 2008, 121 kilograms of cocaine were discovered in a hidden compartment of the cab of a tractor-trailer.
Four days later, another 97 kg of cocaine were found in a cargo of bananas in a commercial transport vehicle.
"17.01.2017 04:36:00" theprovince.com Christie Blatchford: 'Petty grudge' led to murder of Calgary couple and grandson, prosecutor says The bodies of Alvin, Kathy and Nathan were never found. But, as the judge and jurors heard, a great deal of evidence was found where Douglas Garland lived “This trial is about a petty grudge” Douglas Garland, now 56, harboured against Alvin Liknes, a grudge that morphed over years into an obsession and ultimately into a meticulous killing plan that grew to include his wife Kathy, said the
"17.01.2017 04:00:00" theprovince.com Mike Smyth: Report into $10 child care challenges Liberal arguments Listening to Stephanie Cadieux talk about the B.C. government's record on child care, you'd think working parents should have little trouble finding a decent, affordable place for their kids. Premier Clark's Liberals argue the NDP's plan is too expensive and would drive the province's balanced budget back into deficit.
But a report commissioned by Early Childhood Educators of B.C. predicts $10-a-day child care would, by the year 2030, boost
"17.01.2017 03:24:01" theprovince.com Family of diver who died at Race Rocks seeks inquiry into recreational industry The grief-stricken family of a man who died in a diving accident near Victoria say tougher regulation of the sport is needed to help prevent further fatalities. At an emotional press conference, relatives of Timothy Chu said the novice scuba diver should never have been taken in to Race Rocks, an area known for notoriously strong currents and treacherous conditions.
"17.01.2017 02:48:00" theprovince.com Analysis: Despite low approval, Vancouver mayor has big base of strong supporters Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson may have the lowest approval rating among Canada's big city leaders, but that need not spell defeat for the third-term mayor if he appears on the ballot next year. While political observers saw failed policies as fuelling Gregor Robertson's relatively low approval ratings, they agreed that it will take a candidate with broad appeal to defeat him at the polls.
"17.01.2017 02:17:14" theprovince.com B.C. Hells Angel was targeted by Ontario hitman, indictment says A high-profile Hells Angel from B.C. was the target of a murder attempt by a purported Hamilton hitman, Postmedia News has learned. One of the men charged attempted to kill Hells Angel Damion Ryan with a firearm in Richmond on April 10, 2015.
Ryan is now living in Greece and remains a full-patch member of the notorious biker gang, but regularly travels back and forth to B.C. where
"17.01.2017 02:15:17" canada.com Rolling Stones Contest | Canada.com Enter for your chance to win a trip for two to New York City!
"17.01.2017 01:36:00" theprovince.com B.C. starts hiring new teachers, with biggest share going to Surrey Metro Vancouver school districts have started hiring about 500 new teachers who should be in classrooms early next month. About half of a $50-million interim deal reached earlier this month between the government and the B.C. Teachers' Federation will go to Metro districts to hire new teachers.
The other half will be spread out throughout the rest of the province.
"17.01.2017 01:00:00" theprovince.com Texas teacher who had sex almost daily with her 13-year-old student gets 10 years in prison According to reports, Alexandria Vera moved the teen and his father into her home and was pretending she was dating the father “We want our educators to teach our students. We want them to keep their hands off students.”
"17.01.2017 00:24:00" theprovince.com The two richest Canadians now have as much wealth as the poorest 30% combined, report finds The wealth of billionaire businessmen David Thomson and Galen Weston Sr. equals that of about 11 million Canadians, says Oxfam study The world's eight richest people have as much wealth as the poorest 50 per cent of the world's population.
"16.01.2017 23:48:00" theprovince.com Seahawks go into off-season dejected at another missed chance Doug Baldwin and the Seattle Seahawks landed back home sometime around midnight as Saturday turned to Sunday. “I think for the team in general, because we've been here so many times, the older guys we all feel it now." #sports
"16.01.2017 23:12:00" theprovince.com Grandfather jailed two years for sharing fantasies online with girl, 13, going to her school to meet her Norman A. Gelinas, 64, pleaded guilty to luring a child for the purpose of committing a sexual crime. After his release from custody, he will be on probation for three years. "Not all men would do something like this,” the judge said to the young victim while sentencing 64-year-old sex offender Norman Gelinas.
"16.01.2017 22:36:00" theprovince.com Two Canadians among five killed in nightclub shooting in Mexico's Playa del Carmen resort The shooting apparently caused a rush of people heading for the exits at the beach-side club, and the lone female victim was apparently killed during the stampede Five people are dead and 15 were injured in a shooting early Monday at the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa del Carmen, just south of Cancun.
"16.01.2017 22:00:00" theprovince.com Police say Ku Klux Klan literature once again distributed in Abbotsford Police are searching for the person or persons responsible for distributing bags full of hate literature in Abbotsford. A resident on Marshall Road complained to the Abbotsford police on Sunday after he found a plastic bag on his driveway containing a For the second time in three months Abbotsford residents have found plastic bags of hate literature on their doorsteps.
Police have called in B.C.'s Hate Crime Team to assist with the investigation.
"16.01.2017 21:24:00" theprovince.com 'They'll be beautifully covered': Trump vows to insure everybody in his Obamacare replacement plan. 'It's not going to be their plan,' he said of people covered under the current law. 'I don't want single-payer. What I do want is to be able to take care of people' “It's very much formulated down to the final strokes. We haven't put it in quite yet but we're going to be doing it soon."
"16.01.2017 20:48:00" theprovince.com New poll shows Gregor Robertson has lowest approval rating of Canadian mayors Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson has the lowest approval rating among 10 Canadian mayors, according pollster Mainstreet Research. How would you answer this poll question: “Do you approve or disapprove of the way Gregor Robertson is handling his job as Mayor?”
"16.01.2017 20:12:00" theprovince.com Community of Merritt rallies to find work for laid-off Tolko employees Another day-long jobs fair is being held in Merritt as the Nicola Valley city tries to find work for about 200 unemployed workers. Merritt Mayor Neil Menard says he “can't say anything nice about Tolko,” but praises the work of a transition team seeking available positions for the laid-off employees.
"16.01.2017 19:36:00" theprovince.com Cargo plane crashes in Kyrgyzstan, destroying half of a village's homes and killing 37 Surreal images from the crash site show large pieces of the debris embedded in houses. People on the ground and on board the plane are among the dead “I woke up because of a bright red light outside. I couldn't understand what was happening. It turns out the ceiling and the walls were crashing on us."
"16.01.2017 18:53:32" theprovince.com Police investigate murder in Richmond The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is investigating an overnight murder in Richmond. BREAKING: Police are at a crime scene near Viking Way and Cambie Road in Richmond to investigate a homicide.
Check back later for updates.
"16.01.2017 18:24:35" theprovince.com Parliaments conflict-of-interest watchdog opens investigation into the PM's activities The commissioner said she believes there are 'reasonable grounds' to look into Trudeau's trip to the Bahamas to vacation with the Aga Khan, the Post has learned The federal commissioner is considering two potential violations of Canada's conflict of interest laws in connection with Justin Trudeau's Christmas holiday on the Aga Khan's private island.
What do you think of the prime minister's decision accept the
"16.01.2017 17:48:04" theprovince.com Canada 150: Agnes Deans Cameron, 'the most remarkable woman citizen of the province' To mark Canada's 150th birthday, we are counting down to Canada Day with profiles of 150 noteworthy British Columbians. Do you know about Agnes Deans Cameron? She was B.C.'s first female high school principal and the first woman to reach the Arctic Ocean overland.
Editorials in the early 1900s described her as “the most remarkable woman citizen of the province.”
"16.01.2017 17:08:24" theprovince.com Get ready for rain, clouds and storms in Metro Vancouver Days of rain, clouds and possible storms are on the way for Metro Vancouver and Greater Victoria. Dust off the umbrella and rain boots — our wet coast weather is on the way.
"16.01.2017 16:16:50" theprovince.com Hundreds of Alberta university students seeking 'sugar daddies' online Matchmaking website Seeking Arrangement this week released its rankings of Canadian universities that have had students sign up in search of financial aid. Facing staggering debt loads, hundreds of Alberta post-secondary students are logging on to a website connecting them with sugar daddies.
"16.01.2017 15:36:01" theprovince.com Lori Iannidinardo named NDP candidate for Cowichan Valley Lori Iannidinardo will represent the NDP in the Cowichan Valley in May's provincial election. Lori Iannidinardo, a longtime resident and an area director for the Cowichan Valley Regional District, won the NDP nomination Sunday, beating former school trustee Hannah Seymour and Leanne Finlayson, an assistant to local NDP MP Alistair MacGregor.
"16.01.2017 14:36:01" theprovince.com Vancouver chefs throw themselves into gluten-free food When Hamid Salimian's wife Jen was diagnosed with celiac disease, a serious autoimmune disorder that affects the small intestine, the couple was in shock: they were both professional chefs. They had dedicated their lives to food. Have you tried gluten-free food? How was it?
"16.01.2017 13:36:06" theprovince.com Cold winter in Metro Vancouver could reduce impact of garden pests This winter's cold temperatures probably won't deliver a knockout blow to the chafer beetle larvae ravaging Metro Vancouver lawns. Nor will the frozen ground provide gardeners much relief from the wireworms that devour the tender roots of their backyard Do chafer beetles and wireworms wreak havoc on your lawn?
Good news! This cold winter will cause the pests to recover later — just in time for migratory birds to eat them.
"16.01.2017 12:36:01" theprovince.com UBC's rising astronomy star Michelle Kunimoto seeks distant worlds Michelle Kunimoto, the 23-year-old rising star of UBC's astronomy department, is widening her gaze for the new year, after her discovery of four planet candidates through her analysis of data gathered by NASA's Kepler satellite. She was still a University Look up.
Look wayyyyyyyyy up.
"16.01.2017 11:36:00" theprovince.com Metro Vancouver gardeners may need to dig in and repair or replace snow-damaged plants Many gardens in Greater Vancouver were damaged by heavy snow over the past few weeks. The extend of damage is not yet known but experts think gardeners will need to repair or replace many plants damaged by the heavy snowfalls. Did you prepare your garden for the winter?
Plant experts say it's too early to say exactly what damage has been done, but gardeners should expect to do significant repair and replacement work this spring.
"16.01.2017 10:36:00" theprovince.com 'Suspicious' Abbotsford house fire under investigation Firefighters and police responded to the fire at a residence in the 30800-block Peardonville Road, on the corner of Queen Street, just before 7 a.m. on Saturday. Eight people are temporarily homeless after their Abbotsford home was engulfed in flames in what police are calling a “suspicious” blaze.
"16.01.2017 09:36:00" theprovince.com Two richest Canadians have as much wealth as poorest 30 per cent: Report says The two richest Canadians have the same amount of wealth as the poorest 30 per cent of the country combined, according to a new report from a group of international aid organizations. "This is not a report about the rich and the poor. It's about the super-rich and the rest of us."
"16.01.2017 08:36:00" theprovince.com Outdoor adventures to make winter more wonderful I'm wet, cold, and absolutely in awe. Ah, yes, winter storm watching in Tofino; one of Canada's greatest winter experiences. Calling all adrenaline junkies: these are some of the Top 50 winter adventures you need to try.
On our bucket list: the Whistler Bungee, which involves a daring, don't-wear-your-best-undies, leap-of-faith off a 50-metre platform over the frozen Cheakamus
"16.01.2017 07:36:00" komonews.com This beer is made specifically for drinking in the shower There are few things in life that sound more appealing than a cold, refreshing beer while you're standing in a warm shower. This three-sip beer is meant to be consumed in the shower.
But it's not a one-trick pony: you can also use it as a conditioner.
"16.01.2017 07:00:00" theprovince.com Anti-racism rally marks Martin Luther King Day in Surrey An anti-bigotry march and rally drew a few dozen people to Surrey Sunday to take a stand against bigotry and what organizer Imtiaz Popat worries is a resurgent white supremacist movement. Carrying placards and signs, the crowd marched from the plaza near Carrying placards and signs, the crowd marched from the plaza near city hall and the library to Surrey Central Plaza.
"16.01.2017 06:36:00" theprovince.com This Week In History: 1881-2017 The images of Canadian Pacific, and a nation To mark Canada's 150th birthday, the German publisher Callisto asked Montreal writer Marc Choko to assemble a “premium” edition of his acclaimed coffee table book Canadian Pacific: Creating a Brand, Building a Nation. In its heyday in the early 20th century, Canadian Pacific liked to boast it was “the world's greatest travel system" and promoted itself in stunning travel posters and brochures.
Over 620 of those illustrations are featured in a coffee table book to mark
"16.01.2017 06:00:00" theprovince.com McDonald's Canada testing all-day breakfast menu in Langley, Coquitlam The fast-food giant says customers can order Egg McMuffins and hashbrowns, along with other breakfast staples, at 17 restaurants in B.C., Ontario and Quebec. Get egg-cited (sorry), you can now order hashbrowns all-day long at three McDonald's locations in the Lower Mainland.
"16.01.2017 05:30:00" theprovince.com Devils 2 Canucks 1 (OT): Horvat, Schneider trade works for both teams There will be a day when the Canucks play the New Jersey Devils and no one will talk about the 2013 NHL Draft and the trade that made it memorable. Cory Schneider ended the game as the first star, but Bo Horvat also had a strong game in the 2-1 overtime loss to the Devils.
"16.01.2017 05:00:00" Hayley Wickenheiser on that broken bone Hayley Wickenheiser's 379 career points for Canada — 168 goals and 211 assists in 276 games — will be difficult to match.
Read more about her record and retirement here: http://bit.ly/2jRrLx0
"16.01.2017 04:36:00" theprovince.com Experts question effectiveness of handing out tougher sentences to drunk drivers in fatal crashes Impaired motorists are more likely to be deterred by the possibility of getting caught, not the potential consequences of a hypothetical tragedy, experts say Andrew Murie, chief executive of Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada, said impaired motorists are more likely to be deterred by the possibility of getting caught, not the potential consequences of a hypothetical tragedy.
"16.01.2017 04:00:00" king5.com New evidence: Was DB Cooper a Boeing employee? A band of amateur scientists selected by the Seattle FBI to look for clues in the world's most infamous skyjacking may have found new evidence in the 45-year-old case. Could the mysterious skyjacker have been a Boeing employee?
Rare earth elements discovered on his tie were rarely used in 1971 — except for Boeing's high-tech Super Sonic Transport plane.
"16.01.2017 03:36:00" theprovince.com Vancouver, Victoria events planned to coincide with Women's March on Washington It's not billed as an anti-Trump protest, but the Women's March on Washington wouldn't exist had it not been for the U.S. president-elect. Organizers expect between 2,000 to 3,000 to attend a Vancouver march on Saturday Jan. 21 in solidarity with their Marches are taking places across North America on Jan. 21, including Vancouver and Victoria.
"16.01.2017 03:00:00" If there's one thing that adds an undeniable “cool” factor to motorcycles — and the people who ride them — it's the fashion.
Here's a look at how Vancouver's Lords of Gastown are rethinking biker style: http://bit.ly/2jkpcTJ #life
"16.01.2017 02:36:00" theprovince.com Trudeau seeks out sharp comments, unhappy voters as he aims for political boost on 'listening tour' At one town hall, the PM was savaged for his 'insane and reckless spending habits.' And that's just what the Liberals want to happen on the national 'listening tour' What do you think of the PM's current cross-country tour?
"16.01.2017 02:00:00" business.financialpost.com Nutella maker fights back after EU study warns of cancer risk in essential ingredient palm oil Italian confectionery firm Ferrero is taking some heat for its defence of an ingredient that some other food companies in the country are boycotting Have you boycotted palm oil?
Here's a look at how Nutella has launched a public defence of the use of the ingredient in its products. #business
"16.01.2017 01:36:00" theprovince.com Keep curiosity alive and children will thrive, says education expert Ken Robinson The most important thing a teacher can do for students is to keep their curiosity alive, says education guru Sir Ken Robinson. “If teachers can keep the flame of curiosity burning in children, then pretty much everything else will follow from that.”
— Ken Robinson
"16.01.2017 00:36:00" Hayley Wickenheiser on her decision to retire What do you think Hayley Wickenheiser should do next?
Read more about her retirement here: http://bit.ly/2jRrLx0
"15.01.2017 23:36:00" theprovince.com 'Buyer beware': Moms who follow Chinese custom of 'sitting the month' after childbirth cautioned Health experts and community groups are calling for regulation of businesses that cater to moms who adhere to the practices of zuo yue zi Health experts and Chinese community groups are calling for regulation of the “underground” industry that caters to immigrant mothers who follow the postpartum custom known as zuo yue zi. #health
"15.01.2017 22:36:00" theprovince.com Jason Botchford: Top 10 creditworthy things for Canuck 'success' It really hit home during a recent Hockey Night in Canada broadcast when the Vancouver Canucks' management was given "credit" for staying the course... "It must have something to do with the millennials because never before has a National Hockey League team on an 84-point pace been given this much credit."
So here are the Top 10 people — or things — who deserve credit for this year's Vancouver
"15.01.2017 21:36:00" theprovince.com 'We still have more volunteers than we can manage:' Offers of help for refugees overwhelm support groups Syrian refugees Vahid Said and Ayyus Bosi don't get out of the house much. The couple, who are originally from Aleppo and arrived as refugees in Metro Vancouver last February, have three adult c… “It's great that the community wants to help, but then how do we make that matchup? Who does that and how do we mitigate any risks associated with that and how do we train people appropriately for it?”
"15.01.2017 20:36:00" theprovince.com Surrey rescue society focuses on 'Loveabull' side of bully breeds Some passionate animal lovers are hoping the public will support their efforts rescuing and retraining bully breeds. “You just have to check any shelter or posting about a dog needing a new home and voila,” Kate Crew said. “Pit bulls are being dumped daily… So our dogs are definitely being overlooked.”
"15.01.2017 20:00:00" theprovince.com Douglas Todd: B.C. politicians almost alone worldwide in seeking foreign donations 'Political parties and candidates need to be responsive to their constituents and not influenced by foreign interests,' says the OECD. “If you're not a citizen, you don't have a right to vote. And you shouldn't have the right to donate to a political party.”
"15.01.2017 19:36:01" theprovince.com Abbotsford Table Tennis Club to be bounced from prison gym Prison seems an unlikely place for a table-tennis club, but 92-year-old Andy Anderson and his ping-pong-playing friends have been practising their lobs and loops at the Matsqui penitentiary staff fitness centre for almost 20 years. That could soon change. After 20 years of serving lobs, the Abbotsford Table Tennis Club's days are numbered at Matsqui penitentiary.
Can you help them find a new spot? Please share to spread the word.
"15.01.2017 18:36:32" theprovince.com Michael Den Tandt: Here are five ways Canada could benefit from a Trump presidency Since this is happening regardless, and we Canucks didn't get a vote in any case, it behooves us to pragmatically keep an eye out for potential opportunities Hey, anything's possible...
"15.01.2017 17:36:00" theprovince.com Video baristas latest attempt to lure more Canadians to drive-thru windows Starbucks Canada is installing two-way video links between baristas and drive-thru customers in what experts call the latest attempt to lure more consumers. Do you go through the drive-thru in your pyjamas? Your barista will soon know.
Starbucks Canada is rolling out two-way video screens to give you a “moment of connection” with servers as they make your latte. #business
"15.01.2017 16:36:00" theprovince.com Mike Smyth: Pipeline politics flows both ways as NDP targets Metro ridings New Democrats likely to lose votes in North, Interior over stance on Kinder Morgan project, while star candidate Steve Darling aims to boost Liberals in Burnaby In the north and Interior, the Liberals are hoping their Kinder Morgan appeal will woo working-class voters, while the NDP are hoping their opposition will win over voters in Metro Vancouver.
What are your election predictions?
"15.01.2017 15:36:00" theprovince.com I feel like you've failed me: Single mom from blasts Trudeau and Ontario premier over hydro bills 'How is it justified for you to ask me to pay a carbon tax when I only have $65 left of my paycheque every two weeks to feed my family?' Kathy Katula asked Trudeau “I lived off Kraft dinner, hot dogs, whatever it took to survive but I bought that home and I'm proud. But something's wrong now, Mr. Trudeau. My heat and hydro now cost me more than my mortgage."
"15.01.2017 14:36:43" theprovince.com Canada 150: David Suzuki developed a rare talent for mass public education To mark Canada's 150th birthday, we are counting down to Canada Day with profiles of 150 noteworthy British Columbians. Prophet, alarmist, doom-crier, clueless, rude, politically correct, a Canadian saint, a wealthy hypocrite, and Canada's environmental conscience. The one thing David Suzuki hasn't been called is dull.
"15.01.2017 13:36:00" theprovince.com Ottawa to appeal $13.8 million award to Vancouver Island First Nation The federal government is appealing a decision by a special claims tribunal to award $13.8 million in compensation to a Vancouver Island First Nation over a historic logging dispute. “Canada through the Prime Minister, has been singing the tune of reconciliation. This isn't reconciliation, this is ongoing confrontation.”
— Huu-ay-aht First Nations Chief Coun. Robert Dennis
"15.01.2017 12:36:00" theprovince.com Alberta gem: Plenty to see and do on a driving holiday to history-soaked Crowsnest Pass When driving through this scenic valley you'll see many ruins from the early 1900s when coal was king. Have you visited Crowsnest Pass?
It's only an hour outside of Fernie, British Columbia and offers affordable skiing ($99 for a family at PASS POWDER KEG), snowmobiling, hiking, biking and fishing adventures. #travel
"15.01.2017 11:36:00" theprovince.com Biggest step still ahead for $6.8-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion The next step for Kinder Morgan's $6.8-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is the company's own final investment decision. For Canadian oil producers, the project's clearance is pushing them into the more detailed work of figuring out how to use the flexibility that the Trans Mountain expansion would give them to reach markets other than the U.S.
"15.01.2017 10:36:00" driving.ca How to win the battle against winter grime and salt stains Keeping your car clean in the winter is a challenging task, but here are a few tips to stay on top of grime and salt Now that the weather is warming up, it's time to get rid of that salty, grimy mess coating our vehicles.
"15.01.2017 09:36:00" theprovince.com Aboriginal suicides stem from 'ancient apartheid system': coroner The "fundamental problem lies with the 'apartheid' system into which Aboriginals have been thrust for 150 years or more," writes coroner Bernard Lefrancois. Should the reserve system be outright abolished?
"...Doing so would at the very least confront the profound collective discontent of Aboriginal communities and the suicide rate could decrease,” says a Quebec coroner in a scathing report.
"15.01.2017 09:00:00" komonews.com Students busted for selling pot brownies in Oregon high school An Oregon high school student made marijuana brownies and brought them to school to sell to classmates. That's not the kind of baked sale you expect at a school.
"15.01.2017 08:36:00" theprovince.com Court files reveal 'extravagant lifestyle' of Prince and his Canadian ex-wife Manuela Testolini Decade-old court files from the divorce between Prince and his Canadian former wife were unsealed on Friday, giving a snapshot of the couple's “extravagant lifestyle.” The unsealed court files revealed that Prince's ex-wife argued she needed roughly $42,500-per month to keep living the lifestyle she had become accustomed to.
That lifestyle included $15,000-per-night stays at hotels, $50,000 after parties for award
"15.01.2017 08:00:00" theprovince.com In an era when finding a date has never been easier, what is like to date while blind? Both Tinder and Coffee Meets Bagel, two popular dating apps, have done little to accommodate the blind or visually impaired community What's it like to date while blind? Forget photo-driven apps like Tinder or reading body cues at the bar.
Here's an interesting look at how one single woman meets potential mates — and all the extra thought and prep she has to put into a first date.
"15.01.2017 07:36:00" Hayley Wickenheiser on being a female hockey player As a child, Hayley Wickenheiser used to hide in the bathroom stall, afraid other hockey players would find out she was a girl.
Read more about her legacy here: http://bit.ly/2jRrLx0
"15.01.2017 07:00:00" theprovince.com Lucasfilm has 'no plans' to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher for future Star Wars movies Carrie Fisher had been slated to appear in Episode IX, scheduled for release in 2019. That film is still being scripted, and the writers are deciding how to handle her death How do you think the Episode IX writers should handle Carrie Fisher's death?
"15.01.2017 06:36:00" theprovince.com Ringling Bros. circus to close after 146 years The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May. The curtain is coming down on the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Do you think the circus business can survive?
"15.01.2017 06:00:00" Hayley Wickenheiser on growing women's hockey After 33 years playing hockey, Canada's Hayley Wickenheiser is hanging up the skates — but there's still work to do in growing the women's sport.
Read more about her retirement here: http://bit.ly/2jRrLx0
"15.01.2017 05:36:00" theprovince.com Wayne Moriarty: Time for us all to pitch in — the poor people of Shaughnessy need shovels Why is it the residents of Vancouver's toniest neighbourhood have appeared, for the most part, wilfully incapable of clearing the snow? Vancouver's toniest neighbourhood seemed at a loss on how to clear the ice from their sidewalks.
There can only be two explanations for this behaviour: no one actually lives there or they don't know how to buy shovels.
"15.01.2017 05:00:00" Words that should be banned Is there a word that you would like to see disappear from our vocabulary?
Each year, Lake Superior State University in Michigan lists the words it considers overused, misused and plain ol' useless. Here are this year's picks.
"15.01.2017 04:36:00" theprovince.com Bitter NDP nomination race in Cowichan Valley could jeopardize party's grip on riding A bitter and bizarre race among New Democrats vying for the party's candidacy in the Cowichan Valley could leave the B.C. NDP at risk of losing its grip on what has been an Island stronghold. The NDP seems wounded, but it's largely self-inflicted.
There's been several flareups due to the party's gender equity policy which requires in ridings where an incumbent male MLA retires, the replacement to be a woman or member of an “equity-seeking”
"15.01.2017 04:00:00" theprovince.com Mourners remember champion Merritt bull rider Ty Pozzobon A cowboy's life was celebrated in the snow-covered Nicola Valley on Saturday. “He had this ability to focus on one thing and to do it better than anyone else.”
And that he did.
"15.01.2017 03:36:00" theprovince.com Province photographer remembers the Queen, Louis Armstrong and the Snake Room In the late 1940s or early 1950s jazz great Louis Armstrong tried to book a room at the Hotel Vancouver, but was rebuffed because he was black. Former The Province photographer John McGinnis is one of the best storytellers you'll ever come across. He talks in a fantastic '40s slang, like a character from a Dashiell Hammett novel.
"15.01.2017 03:00:00" theprovince.com Donald Trump will consider lifting sanctions against Russia if Putin proves to be ally to him Trump has signaled he's looking to shake up relationships with the two superpowers. He wants closer ties with Russia “If you get along and if Russia is really helping us, why would anybody have sanctions if somebody's doing some really great things?” says Trump.
"15.01.2017 02:36:00" theprovince.com Care aide stole over $227,000 from ailing Victoria veteran A former Island Health care aide has been jailed for three years for stealing $227,854 from an ailing, vulnerable Second World War veteran. "She was not caring for him. She was preying upon him. She was not an assistant. She was a vulture."
She was sentenced to three years in prison.
"15.01.2017 02:12:00" theprovince.com Driverless electric shuttle being tested in downtown Vegas There's a new thrill on the streets of downtown Las Vegas, where high- and low-rollers alike are climbing aboard what officials call the first driverless electric shuttle operating on a public U.S. street. There's a new attraction on the Vegas strip: a driverless electric shuttle.
The vehicle has a human attendant and computer monitor, but no steering wheel and no brake pedals. #business
"15.01.2017 02:00:00" theprovince.com Video shows police tackling and beating a black PhD student suspected of stealing a car. It was his Lawrence Crosby was confronted by police for stealing a car. He didn't. When he tried to explain, he was tackled and beaten anyway. “This is my vehicle, sir. I have evidence . . . I purchased this vehicle Jan. 23, 2015, from Libertyville Chevrolet.”
Dash-cam footage shows the U.S. PhD student trying to tell police officers he wasn't stealing the car — it was his.
"15.01.2017 01:36:00" nytimes.com British Columbia: The 'Wild West' of Canadian Political Cash British Columbia has no limits on political donations, leading critics to say the provincial government has become a lucrative business dominated by special interests. From The New York Times:
"Unlike many other provinces in Canada, British Columbia has no limits on political donations. Wealthy individuals, corporations, unions and even foreigners are allowed to donate large amounts to political parties there. Critics
"15.01.2017 00:36:00" theprovince.com Cost of beauty: Face up to celebrity treatments with consideration In Vancouver you can get a mini lip injection on your lunch break. While in Toronto, booking a CoolSculpting appointment is a mouse click away. Thinking of booking in for a non-surgical treatment such as Botox or dermal fillers? You may want to read this first. #life
"14.01.2017 23:36:00" theprovince.com A new road will make getting to Stonehenge easier. It may also ruin Stonehenge Andy Rhind-Tutt said the 'destructive' tunnel will 'put a time bomb of irreversible destruction on one of the world's greatest untouched landscapes'. “It staggers belief that we can inject enormous quantities of concrete to build a tunnel that will last at best 100 years and therefore decimate a landscape that has lasted for millennia.”
"14.01.2017 22:45:35" theprovince.com Arson suspected in early morning fire at Abbotsford home Arson is suspected in an early morning fire at a an Abbotsford home. Just before 7 a.m., Abbotsford Police and Abbotsford Fire Rescue Services were called to the 30800 block of Peardonville Road and found a home “engulfed with flames.” Eight people Eight people were evacuated and taken to hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.
"14.01.2017 22:36:00" theprovince.com B.C. Liberals raking in donor cash in run-up to May 9 election Figures provided Friday by her governing B.C. Liberal party show it raised $12.5 million in 2016. In total, the B.C. Liberals have raised $32.4 million since the last election. While some of that was used to pay off the party's previous election debts, a considerable amount has gone into stocking the war chest for upcoming election expenses on staff,
"14.01.2017 21:36:00" theprovince.com Celebrate Chinese New Year by pulling out the stir fryer: Recipe for take-out chicken and broccoli At the same time many of us are packing away our noisemakers and Champagne glasses, people all over the world are just beginning to prepare for the new year. Here's a tasty way to celebrate Chinese New Year at home on Jan. 28. #life
"14.01.2017 20:36:00" From Head of the Class to top of the NFL Vancouver's Christian Covington is set to give chase to Brady and the New England Patriots today.
Read more about the NFL starter here: http://bit.ly/2jhYzhD
"14.01.2017 20:00:32" theprovince.com For more than a year, a woman lived in a $1.5 million home with her sisters corpse on the kitchen floor The woman said her sister had been ill before and would sometimes fall and not be able to get up, so she'd give her fudgsicles until she was better. This time she didn't get better The woman living there later told police her sister had been ill before and would sometimes fall and not be able to get up, so she'd give her water and fudgsicles until she was better. This time her sister didn't get better, and she told police she didn't
"14.01.2017 19:36:00" A Boeing in the Basement A Boeing 747 in the basement? See what Calgarian Marco Governali has built in his basement!
Read more about it here: http://bit.ly/2iQoaLI
"14.01.2017 18:36:06" theprovince.com American ambassadors to Canada: The good, the bad and the downright 'obnoxious' Who has dazzled and who has landed with a dud as an envoy from America to Canada? We list the best and worst, at least according to Stephen Azzi. Who do you think would make a good U.S. ambassador to Canada?
"14.01.2017 17:36:00" theprovince.com Seahawks vs. Falcons: 5 key things on Saturday's battle of the birds The Seahawks' running game tops Ed Willes's list of five things to watch The Seattle Seahawks take on the Atlanta Falcons at 1:30 p.m.
"14.01.2017 16:36:00" theprovince.com Tipping's racist origins still impact restaurant workers today In 2015, Danny Meyer made headlines when he rolled out a plan to eliminate tipping in his restaurants. “It wasn't considered slavery because we would ask our customers to pay tips, and therefore no one could say that they were being enslaved." #life
"14.01.2017 16:00:33" theprovince.com Skeptics question proposed 'world's greenest bitumen refinery' in B.C. A proposed $13-billion northern B.C. oil refinery project, by winning a public endorsement this week from former Haisla Nation chief Ellis Ross, took a step forward in its bid to win “social licence” from British Columbians. The project has some high-profile people in executive and advisory positions, from the former attorney general and the premier's ex-husband to national native leaders, but critics like the federal fisheries and environment ministries and local native
"14.01.2017 15:24:49" theprovince.com Walmart charged for allegedly failing to throw out food after Fort McMurray wildfire Walmart Canada has been charged with numerous health violations for allegedly failing to throw out a wide variety of food and drinks from its Fort McMurray store. The Walmart in Fort McMurray is accused of selling wildfire-contaminated food to residents.
Included in the products were baby snacks, ice cream, cheese, yogurt, bacon, steaks, frozen fish and a wide variety of snacks, drinks and condiments.
"14.01.2017 14:48:01" theprovince.com Clothing make garden centres more fashionable and help the bottom line Gardens centres in B.C. are doing great business by adding fashion departments to their stores. The extra revenue stream helps them keep staff employed during the gardening off-season but fashion is now becoming a bigger money-maker for them than plants. Would you buy an outfit along with your perennials?
More and more gardening centres in B.C. are opening up clothing boutiques to help the bottom line in what otherwise is a seasonal business. #life
"14.01.2017 13:36:00" theprovince.com Killer whales could have quiet space off Washington coast The federal government is considering whether it should set up an area off Washington's coast where endangered killer whales would be protected from motorboats and other disturbances. The U.S. is considering creating a whale protection zone in the Puget Sound where most motorized vessels would be banned.
Would you like to see a similar zone in Canadian waters?
"14.01.2017 13:00:01" theprovince.com Scientists map genome of iconic beaver as gift for Canada's 150th birthday Scientists have a gift for Canada as the country celebrates its 150th — and as a birthday present, it's certainly unique. Did you know...
The industrious beaver — the largest indigenous rodent in North America — is the only mammal other than the human with the capability to alter the environment for its own benefit.
"14.01.2017 12:24:00" theprovince.com When girl refuses to share her Chicken McNuggets, 12-year-old boy points gun at her head A 12-year-old New York City boy is accused of pulling a gun on a classmate and demanding that she give him her chicken nugget. Police say the girl smacked the gun away and told the boy to leave her alone.
"14.01.2017 11:48:00" theprovince.com Trump's team suggests Canada could get hit with the same auto border tax as Mexico Any move to thwart imports from Canada would be a more severe impediment to the North American auto sector than sanctions against Mexico Canada could face the same retaliatory trade measures as Mexico — including an auto border tax.
It's estimated that a 10% tax on goods crossing the American border would knock 9% off the value of Canada's exports there. #business
"14.01.2017 11:12:00" theprovince.com Check in with Airbnb: Helpful hints for travellers thinking about using private rentals Here are some tips for when you start fantasizing about that next trip to Boca Raton or Barcelona Planning a trip but don't want to stay in a hotel or hostel?
Here are some #travel tips for how to pick an Airbnb rental.
"14.01.2017 10:36:00" theprovince.com Railway Club will reopen as a Donnelly pub — and not as a music venue The new owners of the Railway Club say the historic Dunsmuir Street watering hole will reopen with a different name — and it won't be a live music venue. It won't be the railway you remember.
The Railway Club was the launching pad for many Vancouver bands and a favourite stage for touring acts like The Tragically Hip, k.d. lang and Cowboy Junkies. It's next life: a pub.
"14.01.2017 10:00:00" theprovince.com Video: Ridiculously cute animals frolic in snow at Oregon Zoo While Portland residents have been busy digging out of the foot of snow dumped on the city this week, the animals at the Oregon Zoo seem delighted. Everyone loves a snow day!
"14.01.2017 09:24:01" theprovince.com A rare homicide-free day in one of the world's deadliest countries: 'Breathe peace' In one span of 24 hours, El Salvador saw no killings Thursday was a day of peace in El Salvador.
It was the first time in two years that the small country had gone without any killings in 24 hours.
"14.01.2017 08:48:00" theprovince.com Two B.C. men shot dead in southeast Edmonton truck tied to South Asian gang war Two young B.C. men shot dead in southeast Edmonton have ties to South Asian gangs based in Lower Mainland British Columbia, show court documents. Abbotsford's Navdeep Sidhu, 24, and Harman Mangat, 22, were found slain in a running white pickup truck Wednesday in Edmonton.
Both men have been involved in an ongoing Townline Hill gang conflict.
"14.01.2017 08:12:00" theprovince.com Flight 666 (a 13-year-old plane) takes off at 13 o'clock on Friday the 13th for HEL The aircraft was also 13 years old, and probably flew over some black cats. By day's end, in fact, the A320-214 had also completed an uneventful roundtrip to Amsterdam Despite this intersection of unlucky numbers, the flight was uneventful.
"14.01.2017 07:36:00" theprovince.com Drug probe results in search of Kamloops gym owned by Red Scorpions gang founder Two police raids were carried out Friday in Kamloops — including at a business owned by a Red Scorpions member— as a result of a drug probe. The Heavy Metal Gym is owned by Konaam Shirzad, one of the founders of the Red Scorpions gang.
He has a lengthy criminal record dating back to 1999 when he attempted to kill a former friend by stabbing him twice in the back with a butcher knife outside
"14.01.2017 07:00:00" theprovince.com Cancer survivor loses mom to disease, offers to help others in her name A Vancouver cancer survivor whose offers of free “unconditional love” became a social-media sensation has made another public offer — this one on behalf of his mother, who just died of cancer. Vancouver's Brice Royer is once again turning his own pain into an opportunity to spread goodwill.
"My mom passed away today from lymphoma cancer. It came as a shock to all of us. She loved to help people, so I will be helping people for her. I am
"14.01.2017 06:24:00" theprovince.com Five things that will help you avoid or survive an avalanche Back-country users should err on side of caution, says guide Eric Dumerac, after a snowboarder videoed himself being caught in an avalanche. Plan on hitting the backcountry? Here are five tips on how to keep safe while shredding it.
"14.01.2017 05:48:01" theprovince.com Veterans Tancredi, Wilkinson and Nault retire from Canadian women's soccer team VANCOUVER - The first time Melissa Tancredi and Rhian Wilkinson trained together for the national women's soccer team was at a camp in Costa Rica prior to the 2004 Olympic qualifying tournament. All three played roles on the Canadian team that won back-to-back bronze medals at the London and Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.
"14.01.2017 05:48:00" From Head of the Class to top of the NFL Vancouver's Christian Covington is set to give chase to Brady and the New England Patriots this Saturday.
Read more about our former Head of the Class recipient turned NFL starter here: http://bit.ly/2jhYzhD
"14.01.2017 05:12:00" theprovince.com B.C. Liberals raking in donor cash in run-up to May 9 election Figures provided Friday by her governing B.C. Liberal party show it raised $12.5 million in 2016. the B.C. Liberals have raised $32.4 million since the last election. A considerable amount of the funds have gone into stocking the war chest for the upcoming election.
"14.01.2017 04:36:00" theprovince.com Late B.C. bull rider Tyler Pozzobon's brain to be studied for signs of CTE A family friend said the bull rider was suffering from anxiety and depression brought on by a series of concussions when he took his own life. After the Merritt bull rider's, his mother Leanne released a statement to media saying “it's important that people know about the implications of head injures as the result of concussion.”
"14.01.2017 04:00:00" theprovince.com Opinion: Decriminalizing domestic violence all but guaranteed as Putin continues push away from West To Putin, the decriminalization of domestic violence is just another step in the direction of ideological sovereignty. But it is actually backsliding into an earlier time Russia is looking to decriminalize domestic violence in a push for a return to traditional family values.
"14.01.2017 03:24:00" TAG! YOU'RE BUSTED! Tag! You're busted.
The Delta Police Department is now using GPS darts to track fleeing vehicles. Read more about it here: http://bit.ly/2jtxTIs
"14.01.2017 02:48:00" theprovince.com Disability payments should be boosted in next B.C. budget, advocates and experts say When measured against B.C.'s high cost of living, some experts say, those on disability in B.C. are disproportionately poor. Disability recipients in B.C. get $11,796 annually, which puts the province roughly in the middle in Canada for these payments.
But when measured against B.C.'s high cost of living, those on disability here are disproportionately poor.
"14.01.2017 02:12:00" theprovince.com Vancouver Park Board motion to close warming centres defeated in vote A Vancouver Park Board motion to close temporary warming centres for the homeless was rejected Thursday. NPA commissioners Sarah Kirby-Yung, Casey Crawford and John Coupar called for a special meeting to bring forward a motion to immediately suspend a Should community centres double as warming centres?
The matter was a hot topic among Vancouver's politicians after a toddler picked up a discarded needle in a community centre bathroom, sparking safety concerns.
"14.01.2017 02:08:48" theprovince.com Hayley Wickenheiser retires: A superstar who paved the way for female hockey players CALGARY — When Hayley Wickenheiser sees girls dragging hockey bags into arenas, she feels a sense of accomplishment. The normalcy of girls playing hockey is what she sweated for, fought for, and shed tears for. When Wickenheiser started playing 33 years What's your favourite Hayley Wickenheiser highlight? #sports
"14.01.2017 01:36:00" theprovince.com Man pulled out gun, shot himself at B.C. hospital ER, nurses' union says The union representing B.C. nurses says staff at a hospital in Grand Forks are traumatized after a man walked into an emergency room, pulled out a gun and shot himself Thursday evening. The BC Nurses' Union says the victim shot himself at the Boundary The BC Nurses' Union says the shooting is an example of how there isn't enough protection for staff from violent incidents.
"14.01.2017 01:00:00" theprovince.com Christie Blatchford: Killer's parting advice to judge: 'Try to be a gentleman, not evil. E-V-I-L' She killed her husband, fired several lawyers and represented herself at trial, Xiu Jin Teng is a piece of work, and inadvertently often very funny She killed her husband, fired five lawyers and represented herself at trial where she regularly made outlandish comments to the judge.
Xiu Jin Teng certainly is a piece of work.
"14.01.2017 00:24:00" theprovince.com She was stolen 8 hours after birth. Now 18, she's learned her 'mother' was actually her kidnapper The teen's real name is Kamiya Mobley. The woman who raised her, Gloria Williams, 51, has been arrested for kidnapping and interference with custody How would you even begin to reconcile that?
"13.01.2017 23:48:00" theprovince.com Scientists discover a mother's blood pressure can predict sex of baby. But there's skepticism In the study, the mean systolic blood pressure for women who had boys was 106mm Hg, compared to 103mm Hg for those who had girls Pregnant? Have high blood pressure? You're likely having a boy, say Toronto scientists.
"13.01.2017 23:12:00" theprovince.com Terminally ill Vancouver Island woman thanks Canada for a peaceful death Most of us wonder, every once in a while, when we might die. Noreen Campbell knew it would be Thursday and it was. “This is my day — I was able to watch my grandson play hockey, we have had a string of celebrations — tears sure — but so much laughter. Thank you Canadians for making a peaceful death possible for me and sparing my family and friends from witnessing a
"13.01.2017 22:36:00" theprovince.com Absolutely verboten or family vacation: Trudeau won't justify taking helicopter to private island The prime minister may have broken the law when his family took a private helicopter to the Aga Khan's island over the holidays,which experts say is clearly a violation of federal ethics rules The maximum levy Prime Minister Justin Trudeau could face it's found he violated the Conflict of Interest Act is $500.
"13.01.2017 22:00:00" theprovince.com Hungarian reporter filmed roundhouse kicking and tripping refugees sentenced to probation Judge Illes Nanasi said Laszlo's behaviour 'ran counter to societal norms' and said the facts of the case did not support Laszlo's self-defence claim A Hungarian journalist who was caught on video tripping refugees, including children, has been sentenced to probation.
She plans to appeal on the grounds that she was defending herself.
"13.01.2017 21:24:00" theprovince.com B.C. Centre for Disease Control issues public warning about oyster illness VANCOUVER — The B.C. Centre for Disease Control says more than 70 people have become ill from eating oysters that may have been raw or improperly cooked in homes or restaurants. The centre says the outbreak has occurred in various parts of the province WARNING: Contaminated oysters have made more than 70 people ill in cases spread across Vancouver Island, Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.
"13.01.2017 20:48:00" theprovince.com Superbug immune to virtually every known antibiotic kills U.S. woman A superbug that was resistant to all 26 available antibiotics is a "harbinger of future badness," a doctor predicts This doesn't bode well.
The superbug is resistant to all 26 available antibiotics and doctors are calling it the "harbinger of future badness to come." #health
"13.01.2017 20:12:00" telegraph.co.uk Unluckiest flight ever? Brave Friday 13th travellers catch flight 666 to HEL If you're at all superstitious, there's probably a good chance you won't be boarding what sounds like the most hellish flight you could ever have the misfortune of being on. Now this is a hellish flight.
"13.01.2017 19:36:00" theprovince.com Police in Delta using GPS darts to track vehicles that flee Delta police are using technology that looks like it is taken from the latest Batman movie to track fleeing vehicles. A silver bullet for high-speed police chases?
The Delta Police Department are now using GPS darts to track fleeing vehicles.
"13.01.2017 19:00:01" theprovince.com Canadian nurse accused of killing patients faces more murder charges Wettlaufer, 49, is charged with an additional four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault against seniors The nursing home nurse's alleged victim total is now 14 seniors.
The charges, if proven in court, would vault the woman into a small – and sinister – club reserved for Canada's most deadly serial killers.
"13.01.2017 18:24:01" www.theprovince.com Take comfort that there is more winter behind than ahead of us, says climatologist It's the dead of winter and — despite how ominous that might sound — the country's top climatologist says that's actually a good thing. “I always think that should be a national holiday for people who are not big fans of winter,” said Dave Phillips, It's the dead of winter, which means the worst of it is behind us, thankfully.
Vancouver has received twice as much snow as normal and experienced the coldest December in 25 years.
"13.01.2017 17:48:52" theprovince.com California footwear company recalls combat boots because the tread leaves swastika footprints Some joked the boots ranked a 'nein out of ten,' saying they were 'heily recommended.' One person wrote they were 'good for marching into Poland' The Polar Fox military-style work boots have been recalled after a customer realized the sole left a swastika footprint.
The company says it was a misprint due to a manufacturing error.
"13.01.2017 17:13:01" theprovince.com Menopause for B.C. killer whales involves mother-daughter conflict: study Mother-daughter conflicts rooted in a tug-of-war between competition and co-operation are helping explain why killer whales go through menopause. Did you know that killer whales go through menopause?
They're one of only three species, including humans, who do — and their daughters might be to blame.
"13.01.2017 16:36:37" www.theprovince.com Former demon-child in The Omen faces sentencing on Friday the 13th for punching cyclists Harvey Spencer Stephens, now 46, was plucked from obscurity when he was four years old to play antichrist Damien Thorn in the 1976 horror movie. The former antichrist child actor was sentenced for an unprovoked road rage incident where he attacked cyclists.
"13.01.2017 16:00:00" theprovince.com 'Insolvent' Richmond law firm files notice for creditors A Richmond law firm hit by a massive trust fund shortage has filed a notice saying it is insolvent and will make a proposal to creditors under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. "I could have filed for bankruptcy, but I did not and will not. I have worked for years to build up my reputation which is extremely important to me. I do not want to lose it! I will pay my clients!”
Richmond lawyer Hong Guo said in recent legal filings
"13.01.2017 15:24:31" theprovince.com Opinion: Trump-style nativism is an electoral dead end for Canada's Conservatives This may be the era of the Brexit and Trump. In Canada, electoral math is still electoral math Do you think the Canadian Trumpist movement will be successful?
"13.01.2017 14:49:01" theprovince.com Vancouver has done little to crack down on short-term rentals, documents show City of Vancouver staff have done little over the past year to crack down on short-term rentals in multi-unit residential buildings, based on documents obtained in a freedom of information request. Is Vancouver doing enough to crackdown on problematic Airbnb hosts?
Between Jan. 1, 2016 and November, city staff conducted only three on-site visits at buildings where they suspected units were illegally for rent. Another 10 property owners were sent
"13.01.2017 14:12:46" theprovince.com Are autistic children more likely to believe they're transgender? Controversial expert backs link A new BBC documentary features Dr. Kenneth Zucker, the psychologist ousted two years ago from his job as head of a gender-identity clinic at Toronto's CAMH A pivotal study found gender variance was eight times more common in children with autism spectrum disorder, and seven times more likely in children with ADHD.
It's not clear what might be behind the overlap. #health
"13.01.2017 13:36:35" www.theprovince.com Germaphobe in chief calls shaking hands ‘barbaric’ — but Trump will have to touch thousands of palms Trump is keen to avoid microbes transmitted via touch. He has said he'd rather kiss a baby than shake a hand. But legion are the palms a president must grip The presidential handshake may have to become the presidential fist bump.
Do you avoid shaking hands?
"13.01.2017 13:00:00" Dine Out Vancouver Festival The Dine Out Vancouver Festival is on! Here are top picks from the more than 270 participating restaurants.
More here: http://bit.ly/2ilELpK
"13.01.2017 12:24:04" theprovince.com The good, bad and unknown about marijuana's health effects It can almost certainly ease chronic pain and might help some people sleep, but it may also raise the risk of getting schizophrenia. There's a serious lack of scientific information about the health effects of marijuana in the U.S.
Because the country still classifies marijuana as illegal, it imposes restrictions on research. So scientists have to jump through bureaucratic hoops that
"13.01.2017 11:48:00" theprovince.com Mostly Sunny profiles the rise of Canadian porn star-turned-Bollywood bombshell Sunny Leone Did a risky career move to Bollywood pay off? That's the open-ended question Dilip Mehta's documentary Mostly Sunny asks. Some love her, some hate her, some in the diaspora refuse to talk about her at all.
Did Canada's Sunny Leone's risky move from porn to Bollywood pay off? #arts
"13.01.2017 11:12:00" theprovince.com Baboons grunt, yack and wa-hoo — so early human ancestors probably did, too: scientists The scientists cast doubt on theories that language developed only after the appearance of humanoids with a low larynx. They say research suggests the human vocal system developed from ancestors such as the Guinea baboon. When baboons make mating calls they're also making distinct human-like vowel sounds.
The study suggests that the human vocal system developed from abilities already present in ancestors such as the Guinea baboon — not after the appearance of humanoids.
"13.01.2017 10:36:32" www.theprovince.com A recent discovery suggests peppers and potatoes may have existed when dinosaurs roamed the earth A group of scientists from Pennsylvania State University discovered two 52-million-year-old fossilized tomatillos in Patagonia, Argentina, the Smithsonian reports Dinosaurs may have been munching on tomatillos 52 million years ago.
The group of plants was thought to have only existed for nine million years. #life
"13.01.2017 10:00:00" Resolve to keep your New Year's resolutions It's the second week of January... how are those New Year's resolutions going?
"13.01.2017 09:24:00" theprovince.com Canuck cliche? Are Canadians really as nice as Meryl Streep and the world insist? When Michigan-born author Kerry Colburn started dating a Canadian, her girlfriends had an immediate great impression of him — without even meeting him. Sorry, but are we really all that nice?
What other Canadian stereotypes do you think are true or false? #life
"13.01.2017 08:48:00" theprovince.com Israel uncovers Hamas honey trap used to spy on soldiers — including a major Hamas operatives would pose as women on social media and convince Israeli soldiers to download an 'app that lets us have a video chat.' The app contained a virus Soldiers, beware.
Hamas militants were using fake dating profiles to lure soldiers into downloading a "video app." What they actually were downloading was a virus that gave operatives access to their phones.
"13.01.2017 08:12:00" theprovince.com The Moon is over the hill at 4.51 billion years old, scientists say That's the newest estimate, thanks to rocks and soil collected by the Apollo 14 moonwalkers in 1971 The moon was previously thought to be between 100-200 million years old.
"13.01.2017 07:36:00" komonews.com Virginia man delivers 300,000 pennies to DMV, spends over $1,000 to do it It's one way to get back at the DMV. What's the most you've ever paid using nothing but small change?
"13.01.2017 07:00:00" theprovince.com Justin Trudeau admits he used Aga Khan's private helicopter, a potential violation of federal law The Post asked Trudeau to describe how he travelled from Nassau to Bell Island after a Conservative MP asked a parliamentary watchdog to investigate the trip As prime minister, Justin Trudeau is forbidden under the federal Conflict of Interest Act from flying in any private or chartered aircraft — with some exceptions.
“Being offered a private vacation on someone's private island is not something that happens
"13.01.2017 06:24:35" theprovince.com Wayne Moriarty: Why are some people confident they can do anything? In another life, 25 years or so ago, I stumbled upon some freelance work reviewing restaurants in Edmonton. Being self-taught can lead to amazing things.
...it can also lead to cosmetic surgery in a B.C. basement. That's more horrific than amazing, writes Wayne Moriarty.
"13.01.2017 05:48:00" theprovince.com Canadian woman's Chewbacca-in-labour video goes viral Even if you're a Wookiee, giving birth is painful. A funny video featuring a Windsor woman in a Chewbacca mask has gone viral, drawing more than 735,000 views to date and appearing on NBC's Today Show. “RRAAARRRRWHHGGWR.”
Labour can be a little hairy, as this Canadian woman found.
"13.01.2017 05:12:00" theprovince.com If you care about lacrosse, start caring about the Vancouver Stealth A sports reporter walks into a bar. Fellow patron knows him. Fellow patron is a lacrosse fan. Fellow patron hassles him about the lack of coverage. Lacrosse doesn't have an image problem. It has a lack of awareness problem. It needs the mass appeal of TV. You want lacrosse to succeed, you need the Vancouver Stealth to succeed.
You see what we're getting at?
"13.01.2017 04:36:00" theprovince.com Pipeline politics: What's next for B.C.? Clark and Trudeau have managed to put pipeline foes on the defensive as both sides head into a battle in 2017 over the $6.8-billion project. The Kinder Morgan pipeline battle is far from over as the conflict moves to the B.C. campaign trail, the courts and — when construction starts next autumn — the street.
"13.01.2017 04:00:01" theprovince.com Like correcting people? Take up Latin. Why grammar Nazis aren't just annoying they're often wrong Your devotion to unchanging grammar and spelling can be a very good and holy thing — just not in English English is constantly evolving.
Did you know "hussy" is derived from the Old English huswif, which carried the rather vanilla meaning of “housewife"?
"13.01.2017 03:24:30" www.theprovince.com Video: Inflatable backpack saves snowboarder during avalanche near Whistler A snowboarder caught in an avalanche near Whistler on Wednesday was saved by an inflatable backpack. And he caught it all on video. Tom Oye, a 29-year-old from Australia, took the spill Wednesday morning and had posted his video by 4:30 p.m. The video A backpack saved this Whistler snowboarder's life.
A high-speed fan inflates the bag to keep the user above the tumbling snow. It automatically deflates afterward leaving the user with a pocket of air if he or she does get buried.
"13.01.2017 02:48:00" theprovince.com Winter wake-up call: Avalanche bursts through man's front door in storm-socked Northern California Steven Siig said he's hunkered down with his three children, wife and large German shepherd after a controlled avalanche set off by ski patrol encased his home in snow ...OK, no more complaining about snow, Vancouver.
"13.01.2017 02:12:00" theprovince.com Vancouver high-rise complex application not filed yet for Robson Street archdiocese site No rezoning or development applications have been made yet on a proposal to build a 30-storey residential, hotel, and commercial complex adjacent to the Terry Fox Plaza downtown. The former Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver head offices on Robson Street could one day boast a 30-storey residential, hotel and commercial tower.
But don't fear: the brick facade will likely stay! It's been deemed to have heritage value.
"13.01.2017 01:36:00" theprovince.com Added sugar found in two-thirds of packaged foods in Canada: study Researchers checking for added sugar on the ingredients lists of packaged foods and beverages expected to find it in candy products... Do you read the ingredients? There may be more sugar lurking in your food than you realize.
Researchers found 48% of baby foods contain around 12 grams of sugar — that's about three cubes! #health
"13.01.2017 01:00:00" theprovince.com Kevin O'Leary's advisers urge him to run for Conservative leadership, citing celebrity 'asset' Conservative strategists including ex-Ontario premier Mike Harris say they see a 'clear path to victory' for the businessman and TV personality Would you vote for 'Prime Minister Kevin O'Leary'?
You very may well get the chance.
"13.01.2017 00:24:43" theprovince.com Explorers find City of the Monkey God and nearly lose their faces to flesh-eating parasite “Your nose falls off, your lips fall off, and eventually your face becomes a gigantic, open sore.” Legend has it locals fled the ancient city because they believe it had been cursed with disease.
...turns out they were right.
"12.01.2017 23:48:00" theprovince.com Nanaimo woman loses $100,000 in online dating scam Police say the woman signed up on Match.com soon after she was widowed and began exchanging emails, texts and phone calls with a man. Some people are so cold-hearted.
"12.01.2017 23:12:00" theprovince.com Michael Jackson's family appalled by Joseph Fiennes in new movie trailer Paris Jackson tweeted she was angry at 'how obviously intentional it was for them to be this insulting, not just towards my father, but my godmother liz as well' “It honestly makes me want to vomit," tweeted Michael Jackson's daughter Paris.
What do you think of the casting of Joseph Fiennes as the superstar? #arts
"12.01.2017 22:36:00" theprovince.com Condo king Bob Rennie sues Vancouver developer, pension funds for unpaid fees Condo king Bob Rennie has been the target of many lawsuits, but for over four decades, the power broker says he has never taken action to sue anyone himself. Until now. "I have never sued anyone in 42 years in business, so it's not a comfortable spot.”
The Condo King is suing a Vancouver developer for more than $16 million in real estate marketing fees related to the sale of more than 1,300 condo units at developments
"12.01.2017 22:00:00" theprovince.com Sunshine Coast a year-round outdoor haven with plenty of 'Beachcombers' nods Howe Sound is glass-still on the voyage from Gibsons Landing to Keats Island, save for the odd motorboat wake jostling the kayak. Welcome to the Sunshine Coast, cottage country for the Lower Mainland.
Do you visit or are you lucky enough to call it home?
"12.01.2017 21:24:00" theprovince.com Ringleader in $18-million Quebec syrup heist pleads guilty just as his trial was set to begin Considered the brains behind an $18-million theft of Quebec maple syrup, Avik Caron has pleaded guilty on the eve of a jury trial set to begin next week. Only in Canada would there be a massive black market for maple syrup.
"12.01.2017 20:48:00" theprovince.com B.C. spent more than $600,000 on royal tour of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge The British Columbia government spent more than $600,000 on the royal tour last fall of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their two young children. A family of four doesn't travel cheap — especially when they're royalty.
"12.01.2017 20:12:00" theprovince.com New forecast says Vancouver home prices to drop in 2017 while Toronto still on the rise One of the country's largest real estate companies says government policies may finally be derailing the Vancouver housing market Our loss seems to be Toronto's gain.
While Vancouver is seeing a price correction, homes in the Greater Toronto Area are expected to rise by 10%. #business
"12.01.2017 19:56:09" theprovince.com Mike Smyth: With Kinder Morgan approval, Premier Clark draws her line in the oil sands By approving the controversial Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion well before the May election, Premier Christy Clark has clearly drawn her line in the oil sands. The premier has drawn her line in the oil sands with the approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.
How do you think voters will react at the polls?
"12.01.2017 19:36:01" theprovince.com Calgary man schedules regular Boeing 747 flights in basement When Marco Governali renovated the basement of his southeast home, a flight to Tokyo was in the blueprints No, this isn't a cockpit. It's a labour of love in someone's basement.
What's your hobby?
"12.01.2017 19:00:00" theprovince.com Indigenous professor resigns from UBC committee over John Furlong reinstatement Professor Daniel Justice said in his resignation letter that the decision to reinstate Furlong undermines the work he and the university are doing to build relationships with Indigenous people. The lone Aboriginal member of a committee struck to create a sexual assault policy for UBC has resigned over the reinstatement of John Furlong as the keynote speaker at an athletics fundraising event.
"12.01.2017 18:24:31" theprovince.com Jane Fonda comes to Alberta to inform them that oil is bad and they should get other jobs Fonda came on the invitation of Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation chief Allan Adam, who also brought up Leo DiCaprio and Neil Young “We don't need new pipelines," said actress Jane Fonda as she dismissed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as a “good-looking Liberal” who couldn't be trusted.
Do you think celebrity activism makes a difference?
"12.01.2017 17:07:57" theprovince.com McDonald's Canada testing all-day breakfast menu in Langley, Coquitlam McDonald's Canada has begun serving all-day breakfast at some of its restaurants across Canada. All-day McDonald's breakfast... are you loving it?
"12.01.2017 16:26:18" www.theprovince.com B.C. has second-highest poverty rate in Canada: Think tank A report, Long Overdue: Why B.C. Needs a Poverty Reduction Plan, calls for a plan that includes significant increases to welfare. Not only does B.C. have the second-highest poverty rate, we're the only province without a poverty reduction plan.
What needs to be done? Should minimum wage be increased? Should $10-a-day daycare be offered?
"12.01.2017 16:00:40" theprovince.com Haida Gwaii logging companies receive heavy fines for shoddy practices Three companies have been fined a total of up to $2.2 million in Masset provincial court on 10 counts under the federal Fisheries Act related to logging practices resulting in “complete devastation” and “wanton disregard” for fish habitat on Haida Gwaii. A federal fisheries biologist said it would take centuries for the site to recover.
"12.01.2017 14:48:00" business.financialpost.com How lenders are sidestepping Canada's mortgage rules with 'bundles' of debt Subprime mortgage providers are increasingly teaming up with unregulated rivals to sidestep rules designed to clamp down on risky lending. “This is what happens at the late stage of a housing bubble – the quality of lending goes down."
Have you bundled loans? You may want to give this a read.
"12.01.2017 14:12:01" theprovince.com BC Ferries' newest vessel arrives in Richmond after journey from Poland B.C.'s new hybrid ferry arrived at the B.C. Ferries facility in Richmond after a nearly two-month journey from Poland. The hybrid ferry is the first of three to join the fleet this year.
They'll be replacing the Queen of Burnaby and Queen of Nanaimo, which are being retired after more than 50 years of service.
"12.01.2017 13:36:00" driving.ca What can you ask for at when picking up your new car? Things to look for when picking up your new car at the dealership If the vehicle you're buying was built more than six months ago (and especially if you're taking delivery in winter), you should ask for a battery charge and test, complete with a printed report.
Here's the other things you should ask your dealership
"12.01.2017 13:02:19" theprovince.com B.C.'s only independent MLA cites health issues in decision not to run again Vicki Huntington, who held the riding of Delta South for two terms, said she's wrestled with the decision for several months, but finally decided to bow out of the election due to her health. Vicki Huntington entered B.C.'s politics in 2009 when she upset Liberal cabinet minister Wally Oppal by 32 votes, becoming the first independent MLA elected in more than 60 years.
"12.01.2017 12:30:44" theprovince.com Mystery sea creature finds its branch on the 'tree of life' It was the jigsaw piece that didn't fit, the piece that looked like a racing car in a puzzle full of cute kittens. For 250 million years, these cone-shaped little creatures covered the ocean floor. But they didn't appear to fit the pattern of evolution.
Now, fossils from B.C.'s Burgess Shale have helped researchers figure out that these sea creatures aren't so weird
"12.01.2017 11:48:00" theprovince.com Richmond homeowners out of reach of government help despite tax grant changes Colleen Fograscher and her husband own an older, single-family home in a Richmond subdivision where similar dwellings have been giving way to newly-built ones. What do you think of the increased homeowner grant?
Affordability expert Tom Davidoff calls it a politically motivated subsidy for the wealthy: “You're taking the money from people who don't own homes and giving it to people who do."
"12.01.2017 11:12:00" theprovince.com Owner of Victoria heritage home gutted by fire faces arson, fraud charges The owner of a Victoria heritage home that was gutted by fire in January 2016 was arrested Tuesday and is facing charges of arson and fraud over $5,000. The 80-year-old homeowner has been charged with arson and fraud over $5,000.
He initially blamed the fire on homeless squatters who accessed the property.
"12.01.2017 10:36:00" theprovince.com Tips for first-timers in NYC: Advice from a native New Yorker and Big Apple Greeter Here are some tips on enjoying the city while staying safe, having fun and sticking to a budget Planning on visiting New York City?
Forget the travel guide and live like a New Yorker.
The Big Apple Greeter organization matches out-of-towners with locals for free neighbourhood visits and other outings. #travel
"12.01.2017 10:00:00" news.nationalpost.com 'This is a real emergency': Chilling artifacts from when Canada prepared for nuclear annihilation The Canadian Emergency Broadcast would have been one of the last things heard by an atomic attack victim By the 1960s, Canada needed to shame its citizens into trying to save themselves from nuclear holocaust, but officials were up against a pretty strong sense of apathy from the citizenry.
Do you think the response would be similar today?
"12.01.2017 09:24:00" theprovince.com Saskatchewan man fined for running down antelope with ATV A Maple Creek man has been fined after pleading guilty to running down a pronghorn antelope with an ATV. A man who deliberately ran down an antelope has been fined $3,280 and banned from hunting for a year.
"12.01.2017 08:12:00" theprovince.com Neil Patrick Harris on shooting 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' in Vancouver Neil Patrick Harris's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" debuts on Netflix on Friday. "A lot of my best friends, most trustworthy friends are Canucks. So I was happy to film there and I'm glad that I'm not doing How I Met Your Mother anymore just so I don't have to keep telling awful Canada jokes." — Neil Patrick Harris
What are you
"12.01.2017 08:12:00" theprovince.com Woman charged in accident involving former Canuck Zack Kassian Kassian suffered a broken nose and foot in the crash, entered a substance abuse program and never played for the Habs again The former Vancouver Canucks player suffered a broken nose and foot in the crash.
He's been named in a civil suit by the auto leasing company that loaned him the vehicle.
"12.01.2017 07:36:00" theprovince.com Natalie Portman reveals she was paid three times less than co-star Ashton Kutcher Portman, who is being touted for an Oscar yet again this year for Jackie, is only the latest actress to call out pay disparity in Hollywood "I wasn't as pissed as I should have been. I mean, we get paid a lot, so it's hard to complain, but the disparity is crazy.
"Compared to men, in most professions, women make 80 cents to the dollar. In Hollywood, we are making 30 cents to the dollar.”
"12.01.2017 07:00:00" theprovince.com What we learned from the seventh episode of Leah Remini's Scientology series The series also finally addressed 'Xenu,' an intergalactic being who traveled to earth 75 million years ago and supposedly began the religion. Have you heard about Scientology's "Xenu"?
He's an intergalactic being who travelled to Earth 75 million years ago and began the religion after annihilating part of humanity.
...But that's likely all you know because there's a $100,000 fine for anyone
"12.01.2017 06:24:00" Beet juice as a salt alternative Did you know that beet juice makes road salt more effective?
Williams Lake is just one of the Canadian communities who spray it on roads before the snow arrives: http://bit.ly/2j8vhlW
"12.01.2017 05:48:00" theprovince.com The spy named Gideon: New book tells story of Russian 'illegal' sent to Canada and betrayed Planting illegals has been a long-standing Russian intelligence tactic. Yevgeni Brik was one of the first sent to Canada Under the Russian illegals program, highly-trained agents are sent to live as pretend Canadians — to get jobs, raise families, all the while secretly reporting to their handlers in Moscow.
Here's one of their stories.
"12.01.2017 05:12:00" "Butterfly Boy" Jonathan Pitre got an amazing surprise Christmas gift from his mom — and it's been a secret up until now.
Read more about it here: http://bit.ly/2jkS7E5
"12.01.2017 04:36:00" theprovince.com Keurig — not just for coffee anymore – is working on an in-home beer and cocktail maker After pulling the plug on Kold – its US$300 single-serving pop machine – Keurig is partnering with Anheuser-Busch InBev to create an “in-home booze maker." Forget your lattes.
You may soon be able to use a k-pod system to create insta-beer and cocktails! #life
"12.01.2017 04:00:00" theprovince.com Convicted for using natural remedies to treat dying son, father back promoting alternative medicine Less than a year after being convicted of endangering his severely ill son by relying on natural remedies, David Stephan is back promoting the merits of alternative medicine. Last year, the parents were convicted after their toddler died from bacterial meningitis. He had been treated with natural remedies, including vinegar, onion powder, ginger, garlic and hot peppers.
The father recently appeared at a Prince George store to
"12.01.2017 03:24:00" contests.canada.com Head of the Class 2017: Who is B.C.'s most inspiring high school coach? We're back for the 8th annual Head of the Class awards where you, the public, help choose B.C.'s most inspiring student athletes, coaches and schools with the most spirit. Each year, we recognize an outstanding high school coach who not only contributes to our students' athletic abilities, but builds their character on and off the field/court in Howie Tsumura's Head of the Class series.
Do you know someone worthy of the
"12.01.2017 02:48:00" theprovince.com Castlegar family go online for live kidney donor to save son Zachary Tremblay looks like any healthy teenager. Athletic and outgoing, Zach plays soccer and basketball, hangs out at the skate park in his hometown of Castlegar, and bowls competitively. But the 14-year-old's bright smile and can-do personality Zachary Tremblay looks like any healthy teenager.
But the 14-year-old's bright smile and can-do personality belies the fact he's been living with kidney disease since birth and desperately needs a donated kidney to get a chance at a healthy life.
"12.01.2017 02:12:00" theprovince.com Family say Merritt champion bull rider was suffering from concussions, depression when he died Family of champion bull rider Ty Pozzobon said the 25-year-old was suffering the effects of a number of concussions and was grappling with depression… “It came as a shock to everybody simply because although the family knew he was suffering depression and anxiety, he was still moving forward day-to-day, making plans, making coffee dates, signing contracts.
“(Then) it all came tumbling down.”
"12.01.2017 01:36:00" theprovince.com Everything you need to know about the secret dossier detailing what Russia allegedly has on Trump The former British spy hired to write the report for Trump's rivals is said to have gone into hiding Wednesday, fearing retribution from Moscow Last night, news broke of an uncorroborated dossier on Donald Trump, Russian hackers and golden showers. The president-elect dismissed it as "fake news” at a news conference today and refused to take questions from CNN because it reported the details.
"12.01.2017 01:00:00" theprovince.com Doctors told to call child welfare if parents refuse vaccinations in 'exceptional circumstances' The body that defends doctors accused of medical negligence says it may be necessary to call child protection authorities to 'preserve the life or health of the child' Should parents be punished for not vaccinating their children?
The organization that gives Canadian doctors legal representation, says that, in “exceptional circumstances,” a parent's decision not to vaccinate may necessitate a call to child welfare.
"12.01.2017 00:24:00" theprovince.com Vancouver renters are helping B.C. aid million-dollar homeowners with their taxes With a general election looming in May, British Columbia is under pressure to address housing affordability in Canada's third-biggest city Renters, are you feeling burned? You should be, say economists.
"You're going to take money from people who don't own homes and give it to people who own homes. That seems to be a step exactly in the wrong direction if the dominant issue is
"11.01.2017 23:48:02" theprovince.com Bear-sparing conservation officer vying for votes switches riding A former B.C. conservation officer best known for defying orders and refusing to euthanize two bear cubs will make a bid to run in this year's provincial election after all. How do you think the former conservation officer will fare up against Green Party leader Andrew Weaver?
"11.01.2017 23:12:00" theprovince.com How waiting to have kids later in life could wipe out the very notion of grandparents Sabrina Maddeaux: Yes, poor grandma and grandpa may soon be rendered extinct by what some call the most selfish, self-centred generation yet As millennials wait longer and longer to have children, many kids in the near future may grow up without a historically important part of the family unit — grandparents. #life
Parents, how old were you when you first became a parent?
"11.01.2017 22:36:00" theprovince.com B.C. government grants environmental approval for Kinder Morgan pipeline The B.C. government has granted provincial environmental approval for Kinder Morgan to triple the capacity of its Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta to Burnaby. B.C. has placed 37 additional conditions on the pipeline on top of the 157 issued by the National Energy Board earlier this year.
"11.01.2017 22:00:00" theprovince.com In prison for 22 murders, Russian 'werewolf' serial killer admits raping, killing 59 more women Mikhail Popkov could be the third-worst serial killer in history. His spree began when he decided to take revenge on women after suspecting his wife of having an affair Mikhail Popkov could potentially be the third-worst known serial killer in history.
The world's worst serial killers were Colombia's Luis Garavito and Pedro Lopez who were convicted for killing 138 and 110 children respectively (although they're
"11.01.2017 22:00:00" theprovince.com Police find body in vehicle after calls about gunshots in Richmond RCMP officers in Richmond responding to several calls about gunshots found a body inside a vehicle Tuesday night. The RCMP says the incident does not appear to be random.
"11.01.2017 21:24:00" theprovince.com Hollywood North: Deadpool 2 starts shooting May 1 in Vancouver Actor Ryan Reynolds will once again be donning the red onesie and wreaking havoc on the streets of his hometown. Keep your eyes peeled for a foul-mouthed guy in a red onesie.
Ryan Reynolds will be back in Vancouver this spring to begin shooting the Deadpool Movie sequel. #arts
"11.01.2017 20:12:00" theprovince.com Donald Trump dismisses 'sick' reports about his ties to Russia at press conference Trump told a news conference on Wednesday that intelligence agencies may have leaked a dossier on his ties to Russia, and the 'fake news' story would be a 'blot' on their record Asked about whether he accepted that Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to help him win the presidential election, Trump said:
“If Putin likes Donald Trump, guess what, folks, that's called an asset not a liability. I don't know if I'm going to get
"11.01.2017 19:36:00" theprovince.com Splashdown reborn and renovated as Big Splash Waterpark The “permanent closure” of Tsawwassen's Splashdown Waterpark wasn't that permanent after all. Hit the slides before you hit the mall!
The former Splashdown Park in Tsawwassen will be renovated and reopened as the Big Splash Waterpark this summer. The new owners also plan on building a new boutique hotel.
"11.01.2017 19:00:00" theprovince.com More than half of Canadian adults in jail awaiting trial rather than serving sentences in 2014 and 2015: StatsCan 'People who are at law presumed innocent are being placed behind bars and having their liberties denied before they're convicted of any sort of crime' On any given day, there are more people in Canadian jails awaiting trial than convicted prisoners serving their time.
Is it time to reform our justice system? What needs to be changed?
"11.01.2017 18:29:34" theprovince.com Perjury conviction upheld for former Mountie linked to Dziekanski case British Columbia's Court of Appeal has upheld the conviction of a former Mountie found guilty of perjury in relation to the death of Robert Dziekanski. BREAKING: Ex-Mountie Benjamin 'Monty' Robinson's conviction has been upheld.
In a two-to-one decision, the judges refused to overturn a decision that found he had lied to a public inquiry about the circumstances surrounding the death of Robert
"11.01.2017 18:24:00" Bo Horvat is going to the All Star Game! At age 21, Bo Horvat will be the youngest Vancouver Canucks all-star since boy wonder Trevor Linden. http://bit.ly/2idwXLl
“There's a lot of people to thank for where I've gotten … and how I've come quite a long way from my first year. To go to the
"11.01.2017 18:05:51" theprovince.com Liberal MP, party president joined Trudeau for his controversial Bahamas vacation The prime minister would not answer a reporter's question Tuesday about his holiday with the billionaire philanthropist and spiritual leader but said he would answer the ethics commissioner's queries. While federal conflict-of-interest legislation allows for gifts to cabinet ministers from friends or relatives, it prohibits gifts from registered lobbyists.
"11.01.2017 17:12:30" theprovince.com Four Vancouver road stretches among Canada's worst traffic bottlenecks Four Vancouver road stretches feature in the top 20 of Canada's worst traffic bottlenecks, according to a new research. Not surprisingly, the George Massey Tunnel has been named one of Canada's worst traffic bottlenecks.
"11.01.2017 16:17:24" www.theprovince.com Donald Trump to hold his first press conference since July, when he said he ‘hoped’ Russia had more Clinton emails How Trump approached the potentially explosive press conference could bely how the next four years of his presidency play out as he faces questions about his campaign's alleged corroboration with Russia during the election The president-elect will address a leaked report suggesting his campaign team worked with the Kremlin.
On, and the leak also claimed he hired prostitutes in St. Petersburg to pee on a hotel bed where the Obamas had slept.
"11.01.2017 16:00:00" theprovince.com Student teachers encouraged about expected new jobs Two aspiring educators are hopeful that the teachers' win in the Supreme Court of Canada will help their chances of securing a job. It's a good time to be an aspiring teacher in B.C.
"11.01.2017 15:24:08" www.theprovince.com Chris Selley: Suddenly, safe-injection sites are mainstream politics For years, conservatives opposed life-saving safe injection sites on grounds that didn't make much sense. Now, all of a sudden, they look rather silly "When conservatives argue supervised injection doesn't free people of addiction or society of addiction's tragic and costly burden, they are quite correct. But then, treatment programs aren't getting that job done either."
Should more cities be adopting
"11.01.2017 14:48:00" theprovince.com In a major shuffle, Justin Trudeau re-tools cabinet in preparation for the Donald Trump era John McCallum and Stephane Dion will both leave Trudeau's cabinet, while Chrystia Freeland will move up and become the foreign affairs minister There will be new faces at foreign affairs, international trade, labour, democratic reform and immigration.
How do you think Canada and the U.S. relations will fare once Donald J. Trump gets the presidential reins?
"11.01.2017 14:12:00" theprovince.com Burrard Place tower will be Vancouver's third tallest building Work is underway on Vancouver's latest multi-tower office and residential project on Burrard Street, which will add nearly 250,000 square feet of office space... Vancouver's newest tower will be a vertical neighbourhood of its own.
The 53-storey tower will feature three storeys of strata office space, about 400 condos and rental apartments, 30,000 sq. ft. of amenities, and street-level retail. #business
"11.01.2017 13:36:00" theprovince.com Canada's top bull rider Ty Pozzobon of Merritt dies at 25 Ty Pozzobon rode bulls with names like Back Bender, Carolina Kicker and Boot Strap Bill. “The ever-ready Pozzy grin, the endless love and devotion to family and friends, his ability to pick up the spirits of those around him — those are special talents — as great, and maybe even greater, than his superstar ability to ride the rankest bulls in
"11.01.2017 13:00:02" theprovince.com Texas man given death penalty for murders over phoney $20 drug deal — and he doesn't care Christopher Wilkins shot one man for laughing after selling him a piece of gravel he thought was a rock of crack cocaine. He shot the other for being there “Look, it is no big deal," he said from the witness stand.
He's scheduled to die today by lethal injection, pending the outcome of an appeal in the U.S. Supreme Court.
"11.01.2017 12:24:01" theprovince.com Waitress at Virginia restaurant finds racist note on receipt: 'Don't tip black people' The message, scrawled at the bottom of the bill at Anita's New Mexico Style Cafe, read 'great service don't tip black people' The waitress said she would recognize the couple if they returned and she would be happy to serve them.
"Just me serving them will let them know they did not get the best of me. And I truly mean that."
"11.01.2017 11:48:01" theprovince.com Why now is the time for you to develop a taste for dogfish In step with one of 2017's projected food trends – sustainable seafood – NPR correspondent Allison Aubrey asks: “Would you eat this fish?” Would you eat dogfish?
The dogfish, which is technically in the shark family, is extremely plentiful in East Coast waters, making it a sustainable seafood option. #life
"11.01.2017 11:12:00" news.nationalpost.com Polar bears may only survive in Canada's Arctic islands and north Greenland as ice melts: report 'The single most important action for the recovery of polar bears is to significantly reduce the present levels of global greenhouse gas emissions' If something isn't done about climate change soon, the world's polar bear population will be confined to Canada's Arctic islands and northern Greenland.
Researchers have a plan; what they don't have is the assurance the U.S. government will follow
"11.01.2017 10:36:00" theprovince.com Burritos in the sky: Chipotle tests drone deliveries Flying burritos will soon be a reality over Virginia Tech. Always on the run? Chipotle Mexican Grill wants to fly its food to you.
"11.01.2017 10:00:00" news.nationalpost.com For Sale: $20M Whistler estate complete with a guest house and a staff residence This spacious 5-bedroom home comes with a 1,184 sq. ft. guest house, an infinity pool and spectacular views of the mountains. And while it's in an exclusive neighbourhood it's still close to all of... Dreaming of lottery winnings? Let's take a look at how B.C.'s rich live richly.
"11.01.2017 09:24:00" theprovince.com Closing time: Why some of Canada's music clubs are losing the fight to stay open TORONTO - Mike Campbell didn't want his prominent Halifax venue to join the growing list of Canadian musical haunts forced to close. When was the last time you went to a music club? Do you think the industry will survive another decade?
"11.01.2017 08:48:00" theprovince.com Port Moody top B.C. city for monogamous men A study by online dating site EliteSingles analyzed anonymous user data from 20,000 members and found that Port Moody was tops in Canada for men who favoured monogamous relationships. If you're fed up with your beau's penchant for playing the field, you might want to move to Port Moody.
It's the top city in Canada for men who favour monogamous relationships, according to a survey. #life
"11.01.2017 08:12:00" theprovince.com The five reservations you need in Vegas recommended by chefs like Mario Batali Five restaurants to use your connections for, plus seven other spots off the Strip (some recommended by chefs like Mario Batali) that make for an excellent back up Planning a trip to Sin City?
Here are some restaurants you should try to add to your itinerary (you know, between all the gambling and drinking). #travel
"11.01.2017 07:00:00" theprovince.com RCMP tactical team rescues hostage from car after shooting in Mission A woman was safely rescued by Coquitlam RCMP Tuesday after being taken hostage during a shooting incident earlier in the day in Mission. Three suspects are in custody and a number of firearms were seized in the midday incident.
"11.01.2017 06:24:00" theprovince.com Get your damn fine cup of coffee and donuts ready: Showtime confirms Twin Peaks premiere date The new season is written and executive produced by original creators David Lynch and Mark Frost, with Lynch having directed every episode I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange.
"11.01.2017 05:48:00" Cold weather: It isn't for the dogs Have you been keeping up with your dog-walking in this freezing weather? Don't forget to clean off your dogs paws afterwards!
Related read: how the cold snap poses further dangers for abandoned, homeless and lost animals http://bit.ly/2jAV4nn
"11.01.2017 05:12:17" www.theprovince.com Appeal court ruling expected for ex-Mountie Benjamin "Monty" Robinson The B.C. Court of Appeal is expected to release its ruling Wednesday in the case of former Mountie Benjamin “Monty” Robinson, who was convicted of perjury in connection with the Robert Dziekanski case. In October, a lawyer for Robinson argued that B.C. Will former Mountie Benjamin "Monty" Robinson's perjury conviction in the Robert Dziekanski case be overturned?
The B.C. Court of Appeal is expected to release its ruling tomorrow.
"11.01.2017 04:39:04" theprovince.com Predators 2 Canucks 1 (OT): Sutter gives Canucks some life in last-second loss NASHVILLE – Just when it looked like the Canucks' post-Christmas rebirth wouldn't travel, the team's most unlikely scorer popped up on the road to give Vancouver a little more life in the National … Brandon Sutter gave the Canucks a lifeline, but the Predators scored late in overtime to take the two points.
"11.01.2017 04:00:01" www.theprovince.com Vancouver community centre closed to homeless after toddler finds needle in washroom A community centre in Vancouver's southeast False Creek area no longer offers nighttime cold-weather shelter for the homeless, after a father told staff of a daytime incident where his toddler picked up a used needle in a washroom. Should community centres be used as temporary shelters?
That's being questioned by parents after a toddler picked up a discarded needle in a bathroom.
"11.01.2017 03:24:00" theprovince.com Gordon Clark: Don't raise homeowner grant, just scrap it B.C.'s uncommon, unfair and outdated homeowner grant should be scrapped. "Why should people in northern and rural communities get a $770 grant when most B.C. homeowners only get $570, especially when they generally pay lower overall property taxes?"
Do you think the homeowner grant should be scraped?
"11.01.2017 02:48:00" theprovince.com BC Hydro offers payment plan to deal with big bills from winter cold snap Ratepayers who are struggling to pay steep electric bills due to B.C.'s unusually cold winter can spread their payments over six months under a new instalment plan offered by B.C. Hydro. Your hydro bills may have skyrocketed as the mercury plummeted. The province set a 10-year record for electricity use already this winter and is expected to do it again this week.
To offset the higher bills, BC Hydro is offering a six-month instalment
"11.01.2017 02:08:31" theprovince.com Daniel Sedin unknowingly takes helicopter ride with convicted drug smuggler Vancouver Canucks winger Daniel Sedin unwittingly took a scenic helicopter trip last week with a longtime gangster who has served time in the U.S. for drug… It wasn't the first time Canucks players had been on a helicopter trip with Edward (Skeeter) Russell in attendance.
Just before Christmas, Bo Horvat and Sven Baertschi flew with Russell's friend, pilot Bradley Friesen, to skate on a mountain lake and
"11.01.2017 01:36:00" theprovince.com Customers of North Delta cosmetic surgeon should get tested, college warns Customers who got Botox injections or plastic surgery from a Delta woman are being urged by the College of Physicians and Surgeons to get tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV. In December, the College obtained a court order to raid a home at 10519 WARNING: Did you get Botox injections or other services at Sabrina Permanent Make-up Studio Inc. in North Delta?
The College of Physicians and Surgeons is urging all customers to get tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV. #health
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"11.01.2017 01:00:00" theprovince.com Sunwing's near miss highlights the need for a New Year workplace alcohol testing resolution If the start of a new year presents a time for resolutions, a recent headline out of Alberta suggests a pressing one: getting serious about workplace alcohol testing Do you think Canada should lax laws to allow for workplace alcohol and drug testing?
"11.01.2017 00:24:00" theprovince.com Dylann Roof sentenced to death for killing nine black people in massacre at Charleston church 'I still feel like I had to do it': An unrepentant Dylann Roof was sentenced to death Tuesday, the first person to face execution for federal hate crime convictions Dylann Roof threw away one last chance to plead for his life, telling jurors: “I still feel like I had to do it.”
He is the first American to face execution for federal hate crime convictions.
"10.01.2017 23:48:00" theprovince.com Norway challenges ruling that mass murderer's solitary confinement in three-room suite is inhumane Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in a bomb and shooting rampage in 2011, gave his now-perfunctory Nazi salute to journalists at the hearing Life in solitary is too hard for this mass murderer. And a court agreed!
Anders Behring Breivik is being held in isolation in a three-cell complex where he can play video games, watch TV and exercise. He also complained about having to eat with plastic
"10.01.2017 23:12:00" driving.ca Gas prices bring plenty of complaints but little change from consumers If I'm asked for advice about buying a car, I offer up one suggestion first and foremost: buy the car based on the whole price, not just the monthly payment. Ask yourself something as you go to purchase that SUV tomorrow. If a tank of fuel costs $75 and gets 600 kilometres, are you prepared for it to cost you $80? $90? More?
"10.01.2017 22:36:00" theprovince.com 'Aren't you supposed to be running the country?': Clooney defends Streep's anti-Trump speech 'I didn't vote for him, I don't support him, I don't think he's the right choice. At this moment in our lives we have to hope that he doesn't destroy everything' George Clooney certainly had a sarcastic response handy when asked to respond to the Meryl Streep and Donald J. Trump fallout.
Does he make a point? Should the president-elect be mum when it comes to responding to situations like this?
"10.01.2017 22:00:00" theprovince.com Abbotsford man escapes hail of bullets during 'targeted' shooting Police say an Abbotsford man is fortunate to have escaped unscathed after a gunman opened fired on him in a residential neighbourhood on Monday. The man was able to dash back into his home, somehow avoiding the stream of bullets that struck his home and neighbouring residences.
"10.01.2017 21:24:00" theprovince.com Woman arrested for Craigslist 'rape fantasy' plot was framed by alleged victim: DA Police arrested Michelle Hadley for posting 'rape fantasy' ads to set up her ex's wife for attacks. It turned out Angela Diaz had posted the ads to frame Hadley This has all the makings of a made-for-TV movie.
In a bizarre turn in an already bizarre story, a woman who accused her husband's ex-girlfriend of posting Craigslist rape fantasy ads allegedly framed her.
"10.01.2017 20:48:00" theprovince.com Crown, defence want 10-year sentence for B.C. man who plotted double murder A courtroom in New Westminster has heard from a mother who says she was “emotionally and morally crippled” by her son's murder. The man who planned the murders of Mission's Guthrie McKay and Lisa Dudley could be handed a 10-year sentence, minus 145 days credit for time he served awaiting trial.
McKay was killed immediately in the 2008 attack while his partner was found alive four
"10.01.2017 20:12:00" theprovince.com Andrew Coyne: The basics of a guaranteed basic income If it seems odd that the same idea could be simultaneously praised on all sides and condemned on all sides, it may be because it is not in fact the same idea Would you like to see Canada guarantee a basic income? What do you think it should be and how would it ideally operate?
"10.01.2017 19:36:00" theprovince.com Mike Smyth: What's next for bear saviour turned politician? Columnist Michael Smyth writes about Bryce Casavant, the former B.C. conservation officer who lost his job for refusing to shoot two orphaned bear cubs. The Conservation Officer turned political candidate made headlines this weekend when he dropped out of the running. Or did he?
Sources tell us Bryce Casavant will be named this week as the NDP's candidate in Oak Bay-Gordon Head — the riding of BC Greens
"10.01.2017 19:00:00" theprovince.com No more fillings: Drug given to treat Alzheimer's patients also helps repair cavities, regrow teeth Researchers at King's College London found that the drug Tideglusib stimulates the stem cells contained in teeth so that they generate new dentine Bzzzzzzzzzz: You may never have to hear the dreaded dentist drill again.
A drug used with Alzheimer's patients can actually repair cavities. Scientists showed it's possible to soak a small biodegradable sponge with the drug and insert it into a cavity,
"10.01.2017 18:24:00" theprovince.com Bear cubs that officer refused to shoot 'believed' to be hibernating on Vancouver Island They dodged the B.C. government's bullets, they generated headlines around the world, and now they are thought to be denning for the winter somewhere in the wilds of northern Vancouver Island. It's also possible that one or both cubs were shot by hunters.
Government staff are planning a reconnaissance flight later in the season to check on the bears and locate them via radio telemetry.
"10.01.2017 17:48:00" theprovince.com Cleveland Clinic doctor apologizes after rant against flu vaccine that left him feeling unwell 'Wow, this quack is the head of an institute of an actual medical center?' The doctor damned the use of formaldehyde and also raised the specter that there is a link between vaccine and autism.
He's since lost his column. Should he face any other reprimands?
"10.01.2017 17:20:07" theprovince.com Bo Horvat is going to the NHL All-Star Game Vancouver Canucks forward Bo Horvat has been selected to play in the NHL All-Star Game. More to come... YES! Bo Horvat is going to the #NHLAllStar game!
Are there any other Vancouver Canucks who should make the cut? #sports
"10.01.2017 17:12:00" theprovince.com Vancouver police warn of high-risk sex offender Police are warning the public about a high-risk sex offender living in Vancouver. Michael Wayne Carpenter, 46, is moving to a halfway house in Vancouver. Police say he poses a risk to the safety of female children, teens and adults.
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"10.01.2017 16:36:52" www.theprovince.com Storm brewing over heritage Catholic church in South Surrey The white clapboard heritage church in Crescent Beach was to be formally declared just another secular building next Monday. The decree signed by Metro Vancouver Catholic Archbishop Michael Miller declared that little Holy Cross Church on Jan. 16 “will no The fight to keep open this tiny heritage church is going all the way to the Vatican.
It's the latest victim in a move away from small neighbourhood churches in favour of centralized “destination churches,” sometimes known as mega-churches.
"10.01.2017 16:00:00" theprovince.com Mike Smyth: What's next for bear saviour turned politician? Columnist Michael Smyth writes about Bryce Casavant, the former B.C. conservation officer who lost his job for refusing to shoot two orphaned bear cubs. “It makes sense he is not running with the NDP. He would be a better candidate for the B.C. Greens,” Green Party leader Andrew Weaver said about former conservation officer Bryce Casavant.
"10.01.2017 15:24:00" theprovince.com Storm brewing over heritage Catholic church in South Surrey The white clapboard heritage church in Crescent Beach was to be formally declared just another secular building next Monday. The decree signed by Metro Vancouver Catholic Archbishop Michael Miller declared that little Holy Cross Church on Jan. 16 “will no Hundreds of Catholics in South Surrey and White Rock sent letters to the archbishop pleading that the character church be allowed to continue to serve the roughly 85 members who still attend mass each Sunday.
Their appeal is going to be heard at the
"10.01.2017 14:48:00" theprovince.com Pressure landlords if smoke alarms don't work, tenants told following fatal fire in Vancouver In the aftermath of a Vancouver house fire that killed a toddler last week, tenants' advocates are reminding renters to make sure their homes have working smoke alarms and to hold landlords responsible if they don't. Is your smoke alarm in working order?
"10.01.2017 14:12:00" theprovince.com Bilinguals fare better in brain research study A research team from University of Montreal found that bilingual people are able to save more brain power as they age. Are you bilingual?
The benefits are beyond just being able to communicate in Canada's two official languages.
"10.01.2017 13:36:01" theprovince.com Apple proved a phone can change the world in just 10 years SAN FRANCISCO - Few people realized it at the time, but the world shifted fundamentally a decade ago when Steve Jobs pulled the first iPhone from Apple's bag of technological tricks. "Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything." #business
"10.01.2017 13:00:02" theprovince.com City's new climate policy manager scooped from think-tank The City of Vancouver has hired an analyst from an environmental think-tank to help steer the city's renewable energy strategy.
"10.01.2017 12:24:01" theprovince.com Quebec suspends new requests to house Syrian refugees The Couillard government will temporarily suspend new requests for families to sponsor refugees because of a backlog in requests related to the war in Syria. Quebec is processing more than 10,000 requests — including 7,500 from Quebec families sponsoring Syrian refugees.
The province's immigration plan calls for Quebec to admit between 4,050 and 4,400 sponsored refugees this year.
"10.01.2017 11:48:00" theprovince.com Captain of ship carrying 492 Tamil migrants testifies at Vancouver trial One of four men accused of helping smuggle 492 Tamils into Canada aboard a rickety cargo ship in 2010 portrayed himself Monday as assuming the role of captain of the vessel only after being persuaded to do so by the migrants. Lesly Emmanuel, the captain of the MV Sun Sea, testified at his trial in Vancouver.
He pleaded not guilty to human-smuggling.
"10.01.2017 11:12:01" theprovince.com Victoria faces property shortages while more move in for lifestyle change It's still the dead of winter in much of Canada, but in Victoria daffodils and crocuses are about to begin sprouting, marking the unofficial signal to start another real estate season for anxious home buyers and sellers. People are looking for a lifestyle change when they move to the Victoria area and it's producing a migration from Metro Vancouver and from right across the country. #VanRE
"10.01.2017 10:36:00" theprovince.com Wine fest tickets on sale Tuesday: Here are five most anticipated events Every year, it happens: Popular events at the annual International Vancouver Wine Festival (Feb. 11 to Feb. 19) sell out in what seems like an instant. Don't miss out — tickets go on sale today at 9.30 a.m. for all events, including Festival Grand Tasting, wine dinners, grazing events, seminars and more.
Check out our five most anticipated events (besides the Grand Tastings, of course)
"10.01.2017 10:00:00" theprovince.com Top-ranked Kerber loses her opening match in Sydney, Canada's Bouchard advances Top-ranked Angelique Kerber lost her opening match at the Sydney International on Tuesday, upset 7-6 (5), 6-2 by Darya Kasatkina in a setback ahead of her Australian Open title defence next week. Canada's Eugenie Bouchard continued her resurgent run with a 6-4, 6-3 win over WTA Finals champion Dominika Cibulkova to reach the quarter-finals in Sydney.
"10.01.2017 09:24:00" theprovince.com Carrie Fisher's death certificate confirms heart attack The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued the death certificate in the name of Carrie Frances Fisher. It was obtained Monday by The Associated Press. Carrie Fisher's death certificate confirms that the actress died of a heart attack, but it says more investigation is needed to try to determine the underlying cause.
"10.01.2017 08:48:00" theprovince.com Harper's Bazaar marks 150th year with fashionable women list The magazine's first-ever such list comes in celebration of its 150th anniversary Madonna, Emma Stone, Willow Smith and first lady Michelle Obama are among 150 women chosen by editors of Harper's Bazaar as the world's most fashionable.
The names are not surprising but it's the magazine's first such list!
"10.01.2017 08:12:00" theprovince.com Woman charged after nearly 600 rats removed from one-bedroom apartment in Ontario 'Most' of the rats were running free in the apartment when inspectors went there on Dec. 16, 2016 This sounds like the opening of a good horror flick.
"10.01.2017 07:36:01" theprovince.com Crawl off the couch and chop wood: ParticipAction marks Canada's 150th anniversary with its 150 play list challenge ParticipACTION has compiled its 150 Play List to mark Canada's anniversary You have a year to complete the 150 activities and ParticipAction is hoping the challenge will encourage us to change our sedentary ways
"10.01.2017 07:00:00" theprovince.com Jordan Bateman: Old Man Winter slays Gregor's greenest city Like many of us, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson is a Games of Thrones fan. We know this because the TV show's new episodes last spring were listed in his official City Hall calendar, as obtained … What do you think: Should Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson reconsider his proposed ban on natural gas?
"10.01.2017 06:24:00" theprovince.com Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt reach divorce pact Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt have reached an agreement to handle their divorce in a private forum and will work together to reunify their family Jolie-Pitt divorce: No washing dirty linen in public
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"10.01.2017 05:12:00" theprovince.com 'I want to say goodbye to him in this place he so loved:' Explorer's widow This November, Joanna Worsley will sail from Argentina to the isolated British outpost of South Georgia, the gateway to the Antarctic, so she can place her husband's ashes by the grave of his hero, Ernest Shackleton Two years after Henry Worsley set out to become the first person to cross the Antarctic unaided, following a route laid down by his hero Ernest Shackleton, the explorer's wife and children will set his ashes by Shackelton's grave in South
"10.01.2017 05:08:00" theprovince.com City of Vancouver issues 9,000 warnings to residents, businesses over snow clearing Despite the vast majority of Vancouver residents lawfully clearing their sidewalks during this winter's bad weather, over 9,000 warnings have been issued "Our goal is behavioural change, not punishment"
"10.01.2017 04:53:30" The Weather Channel Here's what to do if you encounter black ice Did you hit any black ice this morning? Here's what to do next time.
"10.01.2017 04:53:00" theprovince.com Cabinet political staff control B.C. Hydro's public relations on Site C dam Senior government staff have taken a hands-on approach in the communications of B.C. Hydro's contentious Site C dam. Premier Clark has vowed to get Site C built, despite continued opposition from environmental groups and First Nations, who say the power isn't needed, the project is too expensive and the environment will be hurt by flooding 83 kilometres of the Peace
"10.01.2017 03:24:00" U2 plays BC Place on May 12 Video: U2 is launching its Joshua Tree tour in Vancouver. Will you try to get tickets?
"10.01.2017 02:48:00" theprovince.com Metro Vancouver seniors' care workers face more struggles with icy streets Some side streets, lanes and sidewalks on the North Shore, in Vancouver and Richmond are still not clear after snow and freezing conditions Volunteers and homecare workers are bracing for another tough week caring for the city's homebound seniors as temperatures are predicted to drop again tonight
"10.01.2017 02:12:01" theprovince.com Cold snap poses further dangers for abandoned, homeless and lost animals Heartbreaking instances have occurred throughout the Lower Mainland during this cold snap Lost or abandoned unfixed cats giving birth outside isn't unusual
But unfortunately, in below-zero weather it can be fatal, rescue group says.
"10.01.2017 01:36:00" theprovince.com B.C. to raise homeowner grant threshold: finance minister British Columbia's finance minister says the threshold to claim homeowner grants will be raised to reduce the tax burden on people whose property values have jumped. Good news for B.C. homeowners whose property value was assessed at more than $1.2 million this year.
But you will have to wait a few days to find out where the government will set the threshold for the 2017 grant.
"10.01.2017 01:00:00" theprovince.com Vancouver photographer closes the book on accounting and walks into the wild You can't help but smile when award-winning nature photographer Daisy Gilardini tells you about her work. "I think that every mother in the world can relate to that picture. She is so protective.” #arts
"10.01.2017 00:24:01" theprovince.com IHIT identifies woman whose charred remains were found along North Vancouver trail The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is trying to figure out the details behind the mysterious death of Lisa Dawn MacPherson. Police have identified North Vancouver resident Lisa Dawn MacPherson, 41, as the woman whose remains were found Nov. 28 in a shelter along the Bridgman North Trail.