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"29.03.2017 19:48:00" theprovince.com UBC lab reveals genes that give varieties of pot their characteristic flavour UBC scientists have scanned the genome of pot plants to find the genes responsible for giving strains a lemony, skunky or earthy flavours Scientists at the University of B.C. have identified about 30 genes related to the characteristic flavours of cannabis, from the nose-wrinkling funk of skunk to the distinctive earthiness of purple kush.
"29.03.2017 19:12:00" theprovince.com Multiple investigations after mutilated calf remains found in Mission ditch Several animals have been dumped in the same way in the Mission area The discovery of a rotting and mutilated calf carcass in a water-filled ditch east of Vancouver is the latest such case to raise concerns for the B.C. Dairy Association.
"29.03.2017 18:36:00" theprovince.com Canadian Coast Guard on hiring blitz, 150 positions in B.C. Some of the new positions on the West Coast will be tied to four new lifeboat stations and several new vessels The Canadian Coast Guard is on a hiring blitz, looking to fill 150 positions in B.C. to staff new lifeboat stations, ships and infrastructure projects.
"29.03.2017 18:00:00" theprovince.com Domino's will begin using robots to deliver pizzas in Europe Domino's has tested ground-based autonomous vehicles for pizza delivery in Australia and New Zealand in 2016 Do you tip the pizza delivery robot?
"29.03.2017 17:22:00" theprovince.com After layoffs at local news stations, CTV union calls on government to help media industry Unifor spokesman Howard Law said in a statement that more cuts are expected at CTV stations across Canada A union representing more than 12,000 of Canada's media workers is calling on the federal government to help support local news after CTV announced layoffs.
"29.03.2017 16:48:00" theprovince.com After nine months of tension and squabbling, U.K. triggers Brexit with the simple handoff of a letter What's next? Britain and the 27 other EU nations will be plunged into two years of what will almost certainly be messy and acrimonious negotiations over the divorce The British government has become the first country to ever trigger Article 50 – the mechanism by which nations can exit the European Union.
"29.03.2017 16:11:00" theprovince.com Two Weather Channel storm chasers crash into a third while pursing tornado - killing all three The deaths came at a time when the storm chasing community had already been subject to scrutiny Three storm chasers died while tracking a tornado in Texas when their two vehicles collided at a rural intersection Tuesday afternoon.
"29.03.2017 15:33:00" theprovince.com Search for young palm oil farmer finds a harvesting tool, his boot - and then an engorged python Indonesian villagers sliced open the python to reveal the legs and torso of the victim. Villagers and news reports say a 25-year-old Indonesian man was swallowed whole by a python on the island of Sulawesi.
"29.03.2017 15:00:00" theprovince.com Province makes more school announcements as the election looms In Surrey on Tuesday, the province announced a new, $26-million elementary school in the fast-growing Clayton neighbourhood. School-improvement announcements are coming fast and furious with a provincial election just less than six weeks away.
"29.03.2017 14:24:00" theprovince.com Christie Blatchford: B.C. man pleaded for family court reform in suicide note "The level of cruelty brought on by what could have been a simple divorce was and still is mind blowing and I'm simply not the same person I was" Earlier this month, a B.C. man committed suicide and left behind a note blaming the family courts that had ordered him to pay spousal and child support payments of $8,000 per month.
"29.03.2017 13:48:00" theprovince.com Metro's March to a rain record only likely to crack the top five Believe it (or not!) — our soggy, foggy March likely won't be one for an all-time rainy record. A day-long break in the rain is forecast for Thursday in the Lower Mainland, with a smaller rainstorm expected to hit by Friday.
"29.03.2017 13:12:01" theprovince.com Two months after her husband took took power, Melania Trump remains largely AWOL Melania Trump is a Rorschach test in Louboutins. Is she an elegant, dutiful mom? The president's unhappy captive? Or Donald's chief enabler, abiding his bluster? The paparazzi no longer stake her out at her son's private school or search for her on the streets surrounding the black tower that her husband, the president of the United States, named for himself.
"29.03.2017 12:36:12" theprovince.com $15-million Vancouver Public Library renovation taking shape, topped by rooftop garden, 80-seat theatre It has taken more than 20 years, but a publicly accessible rooftop garden is finally coming to the main branch of the Vancouver Public Library on West Georgia. Once the $15-million renovation is complete in about a year, people will be able to take an elevator to the roof or walk up a flight of stairs in the two-story atrium to the garden.
"29.03.2017 12:00:04" theprovince.com Vancouver seeks new home for annual 4/20 marijuana rally Vancouver Councillor Adriane Carr is expected to introduce a motion Wednesday asking staff to find an appropriate non-residential site for the city's largest cannabis rally, which draws more than 10,000 people annually and cost taxpayers $148,000 las The hunt is on for a new location for Vancouver's 4/20 marijuana rally, starting in 2018.
"29.03.2017 10:48:00" theprovince.com U.K. to review case of man who beat wife, spared jail because she wasn't 'particularly vulnerable' The judge described the complainant as 'plainly an intelligent woman' who 'went to university.' His remarks sparked outrage over the damaging myths of domestic abuse Domestic abuse campaigners have criticized Judge Richard Mansell for handing Mustafa Bashir, 34, a suspended sentence at Manchester Crown Court last week for assaulting Fakhara Karim.
Bashir beat his wife with a bat and forced her to drink bleach.
"29.03.2017 10:48:00" theprovince.com Man seriously hurt in Vancouver stabbing incident, suspect arrested One man has been arrested and another taken to hospital with serious stab wounds following a disturbance in the area of West Broadway and Ontario Street… One man was arrested and police said there was no risk to the public.
"29.03.2017 10:12:00" theprovince.com Speedy receiver Chris Williams progressing from season-ending knee injury Chris Williams experienced two very different firsts in his 2016 CFL season. The veteran receiver celebrated his first championship in November when Ottawa captured the Grey Cup with a stunning … Chris Williams was on pace for a banner year when he was hurt, registering 77 catches for 1,246 yards and 10 TDs in 14 games.
"29.03.2017 09:00:00" theprovince.com Oklahoma man fatally shoots three intruders with an AR-15 after they break into his parent's home The intruders were a 16-year-old, a 17-year-old and a man thought to be 18 or 19. Two of the teenagers were armed, one with a knife and the other with brass knuckles Three intruders were killed after the son of the homeowner fired a semiautomatic rifle in what local law enforcement officers later described as an act of self-defense.
"29.03.2017 08:24:00" theprovince.com USA Hockey, women's players reach agreement to avoid boycott USA Hockey and the women's national team reached a wage agreement Tuesday night to avoid a boycott of the world championships. The boycott is over for the U.S. women's hockey team.
"29.03.2017 07:48:00" theprovince.com Anti-abortion activists charged with 15 felonies for secretly shooting videos of Planned Parenthood California prosecutors on Tuesday charged two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood with 15 felonies, saying they invaded the privacy of medical providers by filming withou Abortion opponents said the recordings showed Planned Parenthood was illegally harvesting and selling the organs.
Planned Parenthood said the videos were deceptively edited to support extremists' false claims.
"29.03.2017 07:12:00" theprovince.com Boat owner opens cover of suitcase he found floating in Italian marina 'and then a smell came out' Italian police are investigating the discovery of a woman's body placed in a black plastic bag and folded into a suitcase The man who said he found the suitcase, Silvano Baldacci, told Rimini television that he and a friend had hauled the suitcase on to the dock, noting its weight but thought it was just waterlogged.
"29.03.2017 06:36:00" theprovince.com Healthy eating may be the trend, but Twinkies are back with a vengeance thanks to millennials Nine months of forced disappearance from store shelves sharpened appetites for the golden sponge cake filled with fluffy cream What's your favourite unhealthy snack?
"29.03.2017 06:00:00" theprovince.com Drunk driver who killed three near Pemberton sobs during victim impact statement A drunk driver who killed three people including two cyclists broke down and sobbed Tuesday as emotional victim impact statements were read out in court. Following a period of binge drinking and with his blood alcohol level at nearly three times the legal limit for driving, Samuel Michael Alec, 45, crossed the centre line of Highway 99 north of Pemberton and crashed head-on into two cyclists, who died on
"29.03.2017 05:24:00" theprovince.com President Trump asserts immunity against defamation claims Summer Zervos is among several women who have made sexual allegations against Trump President Donald Trump's lawyers say he's immune from defamation claims brought by a former contestant on his reality TV show "The Apprentice" who accused him of unwanted sexual contact.
"29.03.2017 05:02:38" theprovince.com Ducks 4 Canucks 1: Boeser still creates a buzz in lopsided loss The buzz became a buzzkill and then became a buzz again. This is what hype and hope can do, even in a lopsided loss. The Canucks now sit just a point ahead of the 28th-place Devils.
"29.03.2017 04:12:00" theprovince.com Kamloops man deported for failing to mention suspected terrorist brother Aitizaz Ud Din Syed, 29, originally came to B.C. in 2013 on a student visa, but had been working at a tech company in Kamloops during the last year. A Kamloops man was deported to his native Pakistan earlier this month for failing to tell Canadian officials that his brother was an alleged international terrorist charged in an Islamabad hotel bombing.
"29.03.2017 03:36:00" Working Poor: The cost of living in Metro Vancouver Video: There are 60,000 families in Metro Vancouver who struggle to keep a roof over their heads.
Full story: http://www.theprovince.com/news/local+news/working+poor+affordability+crisis+hits+income+earners+hardest/13213573/story.html
"29.03.2017 03:00:00" theprovince.com Vancouver's Camilo the Magician plays the Cultch's York Theatre Vancouver's Camilo the Magician gave the Vancouver Sun and Province newsroom a sneak peek Tuesday of his new show. Did you have a chance to watch Camilo the Magician's Facebook Live show from our newsroom? If not, watch it now! #arts
"29.03.2017 02:24:00" theprovince.com 'Expect no apology' for his comments about 'gay lifestyle,' Brad Trost's campaign says 'In case you haven't noticed, Brad's not entirely comfortable with the whole gay thing,' a spokesman for the Conservative leadership candidate said in a video Conservative Party leadership candidate Brad Trost's campaign is not backing down after controversial comments Tuesday about his discomfort with the idea of people being gay.
"29.03.2017 02:14:31" theprovince.com White House calls for $18 billion in cuts to medical research, community grants to fund Trump's wall The community development block grant program would be halved and Trump would strip $500 million from a popular grant program for transportation projects President Donald Trump is proposing immediate budget cuts of $18 billion from programs like medical research, infrastructure and community grants to pay for the wall.
"29.03.2017 01:12:00" theprovince.com Insurer violated crash victim's rights by accessing his credit score, federal watchdog rules The privacy watchdog said there was little evidence that examining clients' credit worthiness helps counter insurance cheating. An insurance company says it accessed a senior citizen's credit record as part of a process to weed out fraudulent claims. But a critic says the practice is actually designed to gauge claimants' financial status to see how cheaply the insurance companies
"29.03.2017 00:36:00" theprovince.com B.C. Election 2017: Which leader would you invite over for dinner? And what would you serve them? Of B.C.'s three main party leaders, John Horgan is the one British Columbians would most likely invite into their homes for dinner, according to a new poll.
"29.03.2017 00:00:00" theprovince.com Gordon Clark: Earth Hour is a dim-bulb exercise in hypocrisy Is there anything more useless than Earth Hour? Do you turn your lights off for Earth Hour, or do you think the whole thing is an exercise in futility?
"28.03.2017 23:24:00" theprovince.com Quebec newspapers to get $36M in government help The move is aimed to help media shift to a more digital model and help bolster local coverage. The Quebec government is throwing a lifeline to struggling newspapers hard hit by advertising declines and layoffs.
"28.03.2017 23:17:00" likeitbuyitvancouver.com Like It Buy It Vancouver Support local business and shop Vancouver's largest sale from April 3-6. Save up to 50% off of vacations, cars, furniture, home improvement, décor and more. Our Like It Buy It sale is back this year and opens April 3rd at noon PST.
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"28.03.2017 22:48:00" theprovince.com Robin Hood brand of flour recalled for possible E. coli contamination The recall covers 10-kilogram bags of Robin Hood all-purpose flour with the best before date of April 17, 2018. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is issuing a recall for the Robin Hood brand of all-purpose flour sold in Western Canada due to possible E. coli contamination.
"28.03.2017 22:12:00" theprovince.com Thieves stole 100-kg Canadian coin by loading it into wheelbarrow and rolling it to getaway car At least two burglars broke into the Bode Museum and carted off the giant 'Maple Leaf' coin, estimated to be worth millions of dollars in gold Thieves who stole a giant coin worth around $4.5 million from a German museum were able to cart it off in a wheelbarrow. It doesn't sound like security was a priority at this facility.
"28.03.2017 21:36:00" theprovince.com Do you recognize this bank robbery suspect? A Surrey bank was robbed on March 3, and then two more were held up on March 17 in Langley and Abbotsford. Police believe the same man was involved. Surrey RCMP, Langley RCMP and the Abbotsford Police Department have released surveillance photos of a suspect they believe is responsible for a series of recent bank robberies across the Lower Mainland.
"28.03.2017 21:00:00" theprovince.com 'The start of a new era': Trump signs executive order rolling back Obama's climate change efforts Trump has called global warming a 'hoax,' and has repeatedly criticized Obama's efforts as an attack on American workers and the struggling U.S. coal industry President Donald Trump has called global warming a "hoax" and has now signed an order that will roll back Barack Obama's efforts to curb global warming.
"28.03.2017 20:24:00" theprovince.com Asylum seeker who sought sanctuary in Langley church loses fight to clear his name The Federal Court of Appeal rejected Jose Figueroa's request for a certificate from the minister of foreign affairs declaring that the man is not a terrorist. An El Salvadoran asylum seeker who was granted permanent residency after spending two years in sanctuary in a B.C. church to avoid deportation has again lost a fight to clear his name.
"28.03.2017 19:48:00" theprovince.com Shannon Miller: I breastfed my sister's baby without telling her and didn't apologize Miller says we need to stop making such a big deal out of a perfectly natural thing. Former journalist Shannon Miller weighs in on the Leah McLaren scandal by saying she too breastfed someone else's baby without permission.
"28.03.2017 19:12:00" theprovince.com Spiders could theoretically eat every human on Earth in one year It would take approximately 2,000 pounds of spiders to consume a 200-pound man in one day There's a good chance at least one spider is staring at you right now, sizing you up from a corner of the room.
"28.03.2017 19:00:54" LIVE: Camilo The Magician, whose skills have been celebrated in song by Vancouver rock band Said The Whale, brings his magic show Abracadabra to the York Theatre for a three-week run of Friday and Saturday evening performances, March 31 through April 15.
"28.03.2017 18:54:42" National Post Music NEW Video: Vancouver native's The New Pornographers performed a stripped-down version of
"High Ticket Attractions" in the music studio!
Watch the new video now!
#npmusic #npsessions #yvr
"28.03.2017 18:36:00" theprovince.com B.C. government Facebook page restored after brief hacking Monday A partial photo of a person in camouflage and what appeared to be Arabic script was briefly posted. The provincial government has aplogized after its Facebook page was hit by hackers.
"28.03.2017 18:05:00" theprovince.com Red Bull heir lives jet-set life while avoiding prosecution over fatal hit-and run Statutes of limitations run out on key charges this year, so he may never face serious punishment Red Bull heir Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya has repeatedly refused to turn up to face charges in the death of a policeman, but he's not exactly hiding. He continues to lead the jet-setting life while authorities do nothing.
"28.03.2017 17:36:39" theprovince.com Vancouver billionaire Jim Pattison donates $75M toward new St. Paul's hospital It is being described as the largest donation in Canadian history by a private citizen to a single medical facility. Vancouver businessman Jim Pattison has donated a record $75 million toward the St. Paul's Hospital Foundation, money that will go towards the creation of the Jim Pattison Medical Centre.
"28.03.2017 16:48:00" theprovince.com Oklahoma man fatally shoots three intruders with an AR-15 after they break into his parents' home The intruders were a 16-year-old, a 17-year-old and a man thought to be 18 or 19. A group of home invaders picked the wrong house to break in to in the U.S.
"28.03.2017 16:12:00" theprovince.com Cyclone Debbie rips into Australia with 260 kmph gusts as insurers declare a catastrophe Cyclone Debbie made landfall near Airlie Beach, a tourist resort and gateway to the Great Barrier Reef A powerful cyclone tore into Australia's northeastern coast on Tuesday, forcing thousands of people to flee, shuttering coal to gold mines and prompting insurers to declare a catastrophe.
"28.03.2017 15:36:00" theprovince.com Artificial islands in South China Sea nearly complete, allowing China to dominate region: report Runways, aircraft hangers, radar sites and hardened surface-to-air missile shelters have either been finished or are nearing completion. China has nearly completed construction work on three man-made islands in the South China Sea, giving it the ability to deploy combat aircraft and other military assets to the disputed region.
"28.03.2017 15:00:00" theprovince.com Two months after her husband took took power, Melania Trump remains largely AWOL Melania Trump is a Rorschach test in Louboutins. Is she an elegant, dutiful mom? The president's unhappy captive? Or Donald's chief enabler, abiding his bluster? Where's Melania?
"28.03.2017 14:24:00" theprovince.com Matt Robinson: Good landlords don't need to use lease loophole Some landlords are circumventing the law when it comes to rent increases Make sure you know your rights as a tenant - or as a landlord.
"28.03.2017 13:48:00" theprovince.com B.C.'s working poor: Affordable child care key to lifting families out of poverty The issue of child care hits families right in the heart — the safety, wellbeing and development of their children is at stake. Universal $10-a-day child care would increase tax revenue because more mothers could return to work, some experts argue.
They also say it would create secure, well-paying jobs for early childhood educators and that the so-called “living wage” would not
"28.03.2017 13:12:00" theprovince.com Newfound wealth driving Vancouverites to high-end vehicles Robbie Dickson's latest acquisition is a McLaren 720S, a super-fast sports car that will sell for more than $300,000 when it becomes available to buyers in Canada this year. The White Rock resident is part of a recent surge that auto dealers are not Three thousand vehicles valued at more than $150,000 were insured in B.C. last year, according to ICBC. That's double the number insured just three years earlier, in 2013.
"28.03.2017 12:36:00" theprovince.com Slide alert issued in same B.C. community where four were killed in 2012 JOHNSONS LANDING — A tiny British Columbia community that lost four residents in a landslide almost five years ago has been put on alert for another… An evacuation alert has been issued for residents of Johnsons Landing on Kootenay Lake after reports that Gar Creek was running muddy and materials on a slope appear to be shifting.
"28.03.2017 12:00:00" theprovince.com Reality TV contestants emerge from year in the wilderness — to discover their show was cancelled They have been living on a piece of Scotland so harsh that locals can't seem to remember it being farmed since the Bronze Age One year after they retreated into the harsh Scottish wilderness with visions of TV glory, the cast of a Survivor-style British reality show have emerged into a world that appears to have forgotten about them.
"28.03.2017 10:48:00" theprovince.com Senators urge USA Hockey to end wage dispute with women's team WASHINGTON - Pressure is mounting on USA Hockey in its wage dispute with the women's national team. On Monday, 16 U.S. senators wrote a letter urging USA Hockey to resolve the matter. The message came four days before the start of the women's world championship, which players threatened to boycott if significant progress was not made toward an
"28.03.2017 09:36:00" theprovince.com Former Canuck goalie Eddie Lack stretchered off ice after collision Former Canuck goalie and fan favourite Eddie Lack was taken off the ice by a stretcher Monday night after a collision in overtime against the Detroit Red Wings. Eddie Lack would later tweet that everything looks alright and he was able to go home from the hospital. #sports
"28.03.2017 09:00:00" theprovince.com 'They will kill you and then they will bill you': Teen who died in car crash receives $3,000 bill Steve Eimers, the late seventeen-year-old's father, says he was shocked to receive the 'obscene' bill for a guardrail he believes played a role in the fatal crash Because she was at fault in the November crash in her father's Volvo, the letter said, the state of Tennessee wanted her to pay up: $2,600 to install a new guardrail end terminal and $231 to get the highway safety device inspected — nearly $3,000 in
"28.03.2017 08:24:00" theprovince.com Woman arrested after scaling fence near White House — for third time in a week Marci Wahl was first arrested March 21, after she was found dangling from the White House fence by her shoelaces. She said wants to speak with President Trump A Washington State woman was arrested early Sunday after scaling a fence near the White House — the third time she has been taken into custody near the presidential residence in less than a week.
After her first arrest, she told officers she was at the
"28.03.2017 07:48:00" theprovince.com Ten famously shy people who proved you can be the strong, silent, successful type Some of the greatest minds of our time and the most successful people in different industries – from film and technology to literature and science — have been notoriously shy These people prove that you can be both quiet — and a leader.
"28.03.2017 07:12:00" theprovince.com Ottawa man taken off suicide watch in jail — less than a day later he killed himself An inmate who hanged himself in his segregation cell at the Ottawa jail had been off suicide watch for less than a day when he took his own life, according to a statement provided to the man's family by the coroner's office. New details about Yousef New details about Yousef Hussein's death have emerged as the families of two other inmates with mental illness who died by suicide have sent a letter to Ontario's chief coroner demanding that his office call an immediate joint inquest into their deaths.
"28.03.2017 06:36:00" theprovince.com Kevin O'Leary says he would 'coerce' provinces to adopt his economic policies Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O'Leary says if he becomes prime minister he will do everything in his power to “coerce” provinces into adopting his preferred economic policies. O'Leary said he wants a “new form of federalism” and a “new tonality for government” that would prioritize federal targets, including tying equalization payments to specific priorities.
"28.03.2017 06:00:00" theprovince.com Complainant in Kamloops sex assault case devastated by judge's comments, Crown stay of charges A woman who accused her stepfather of sexually assaulting her decades ago plans to file a complaint with the Canadian Judicial Council this week over controversial comments made by the B.C. Supreme Court judge presiding over her case. The woman, whose The woman, whose identity is shielded by a publication ban, says she is also distraught at the conduct of Crown prosecutor Katie Bouchard, who stayed four charges against her stepfather on March 21.
"28.03.2017 05:28:18" theprovince.com Pregnant 19-year-old accused of raping the unborn child's father — a 14-year-old boy, police say The two teens met through a mutual friend at a McDonald's fast-food restaurant and began dating; they soon were having sex regularly in her car Living through a rough childhood doesn't make up for having sex with a juvenile, said the local police chief, and the young woman showed little sign of shame.
"28.03.2017 04:48:00" theprovince.com Andrew Coyne: Renewed attempt to rewrite House rules shows Liberals are not to be trusted The Trudeau government has been an education in cynicism. Every time you think you have plumbed the depths, you discover still another con "Every time you think you have plumbed the depths, every time you believe you have pierced the many veils of their duplicity, you are delighted to discover still another con wrapped inside the last — usually delivered by some smiling minister tweeting
"28.03.2017 04:12:00" theprovince.com Sexual offences on transit in Metro Vancouver fall by 13 per cent in 2016 The stats show that in 2016 there were 271 reported sexual offences, compared to 310 in 2015. The number of reported sexual offences on TransLink services went down last year, according to year-end statistics released by the Transit Police.
"28.03.2017 03:36:00" theprovince.com Suspect arrested, charged after string of shootings along B.C. roads On Saturday afternoon, Mounties say a man was shot near Chilliwack in the Fraser Valley but was able to escape RCMP say a man has been charged in connection with a series of shootings that took place over several hundred kilometres along British Columbia roads.
"28.03.2017 03:00:00" theprovince.com Mike Smyth: It's time to stop the madness of partisan government ads Columnist Mike Smyth writes about the lawsuit launched against the B.C. government over its pre-election partisan ad campaign. $11,365 has been raised by the public so far to finance a class-action lawsuit that asks a judge to order an immediate stop to the $15-million ad blitz — much of which brags about the B.C. economy and Clark's record on job creation.
"28.03.2017 02:24:00" theprovince.com Canuck the Crow: SPCA seek witnesses after beloved bird attacked at soccer game Animal-protection officer Eileen Drever is asking witnesses to come forward in aid of the SPCA investigation into Saturday's attack on Canuck the Crow. “I have been in touch with one individual who has photographs, and we are trying to locate the person of interest. We are asking people to come forward if they were a witness to this event.”
"28.03.2017 01:48:00" Ancient First Nations site uncovered in B.C. Video: A Heiltsuk village site in B.C. is three times as old as the Great Pyramid at Giza, according to new radio-carbon dating.
"28.03.2017 01:18:40" National Post Music New Brunswick native and The JUNO Awards nominated Canadian blues singer-songwriter Matt Andersen visited us in our studio.
Watch his powerful performance now.
#NPmusic #npsessions #blues #randb
"28.03.2017 01:12:00" theprovince.com Vancouver-Beijing Winter Games group donates to Richmond autism centre On Thursday, the two groups announced the partnership with a $50,000 donation from to the autism centre. A fledgling Richmond autism health centre — one of the largest of its kind in North America — still needs donations to offer a full array of programs by this spring.
"28.03.2017 00:36:00" theprovince.com List of TED 2017 speakers includes tennis legend Serena Williams, tech giant Elon Musk This year's conference, entitled TED 2017: The Future You, will take place April 24-28 at the Vancouver Convention Centre Tennis legend Serena Williams, tech titan Elon Musk and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan headline the list of speakers at this year's global TED conference in Vancouver.
"28.03.2017 00:00:00" theprovince.com Carbon monoxide poisoning likely caused death of rural B.C. family of four Harvey Volaine, Melissa Penner and boys Kaylex, 10, and seven-year-old Ay were found dead inside their home Friday by RCMP. Carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected of causing the deaths of a rural family of four whose bodies were found in their home, the B.C. coroners service said Monday.
"27.03.2017 23:24:00" theprovince.com 'Young blood' for 'The Watcher': Family sues town to demolish house after creepy letters In one correspondence the stalker asks whether the new family brought him the 'young blood' that he requested What would you do if someone sent letters to your home asking if you'd brought "young blood" for "The Watcher"?
"27.03.2017 22:44:00" theprovince.com Sentencing hearing starts for impaired driver who killed three people near Pemberton A sentencing hearing has begun for Samuel Alec, who pleaded guilty to three counts of impaired driving causing death. Friends and family members of three men killed after an impaired driver hit a group of cyclists on a British Columbia highway say their lives have been forever changed by the loss of their loved ones.
"27.03.2017 22:12:00" theprovince.com Slide alert issued in same B.C. community where four were killed in 2012 An evacuation alert has been issued for residents of Johnsons Landing on Kootenay Lake in southeastern B.C. A tiny British Columbia community that lost four residents in a landslide almost five years ago has been put on alert for another possible slide.
"27.03.2017 21:36:00" theprovince.com B.C. appeal court rules against Burnaby in bylaw battle with Trans Mountain pipeline The appeal court agreed with an earlier ruling that said the energy board has the constitutional power to direct or limit the enforcement of Burnaby's bylaws. A legal battle between the City of Burnaby and the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has ended with the British Columbia Court of Appeal ruling the National Energy Board can override municipal bylaws.
"27.03.2017 21:33:15" business.financialpost.com Marijuana stocks are smokin' today on report Canada's legalization bill... The value of Canada's pot stocks soared today amid investor optimism that recreational sales — a market expected to be worth $6 billion market — may start as early as 2018. #business
"27.03.2017 21:00:00" theprovince.com Hockey Canada to make smaller ice surfaces mandatory for youngest kids' games The organization wants initiation programs to be played on half ice or cross-ice Hockey Canada says it will make it mandatory that children getting their first introduction to the game play on reduced-size ice surfaces instead of full-sized rinks. #sports
"27.03.2017 20:24:00" theprovince.com Scientists convert spinach leaves into human heart tissue - that beats 'It was definitely a double take,' a researcher said, of discovering the beating muscle cells. 'All of a sudden you see cells moving' You'll never look at a spinach salad the same way again.
"27.03.2017 19:48:00" theprovince.com Housing activists urge people to speak up about crisis in rental housing in Metro Vancouver Have you been affected by the shortage in rental housing in the region? "As far as renters are concerned, there's no such thing as building too many units"
"27.03.2017 19:12:00" theprovince.com Italian judge tosses sexual assault case because woman didn't scream during alleged attack 'That decision seemed like it came from 50 years ago.' Italy's justice minister has requested an investigation into whether a judge rightfully acquitted a man of a sexual assault charge because the woman did not scream.
"27.03.2017 18:51:21" business.financialpost.com Data is mother's milk to Netflix as it tweaks algorithms to find that... For Netflix, it's a data and algorithm-driven world and we're just watching content in it. #business
"27.03.2017 18:30:00" theprovince.com Massive 'Big Maple Leaf' gold coin worth millions stolen from German museum The coin has a face value of $1 million but is likely worth far more in today's market. Now that's a loonie!
"27.03.2017 18:13:36" business.financialpost.com How an Alberta band lost a pipeline — and the economic benefits — that... Members of the Alexander First Nation near Edmonton say their chief has cost the community revenue and jobs amid unproven allegations he pursued a personal payment. #business
"27.03.2017 18:01:58" theprovince.com Lone snowmobiler saved by other sledders after avalanche near Terrace The man was buried in the snow but the other men were able to find him with probes and dig him out. A snowmobiler owes his life to the quick action of five rescuers after he was caught in an avalanche north of Terrace.
"27.03.2017 17:25:06" theprovince.com Globe spikes Leah McLaren's breastfeeding column The Globe and Mail has removed from its website the piece entitled 'The joy (and politics) of breastfeeding someone else's baby' Please don't breastfeed other people's babies without asking them first.
"27.03.2017 16:45:10" theprovince.com Australian police say they found girl's killer - 47 years later Cheryl Grimmer disappeared from a beach south of Sydney in 1970. Police in Australia have charged a man with the murder of a British-born three-year-old girl who vanished from a beach 47 years ago in a dramatic breakthrough in the country's oldest unsolved homicide case.
"27.03.2017 16:10:12" theprovince.com University of Guelph stunned by student suicides A petition demanded the school do more to support the mental health of students Top officials from an Ontario university took the unusual step of going door-to-door at campus residences three nights this week to check on the mental health of students, after four suicides this academic year.
"27.03.2017 15:35:07" theprovince.com Marijuana legalization to come in 2018? Federally, the minimum age to purchase marijuana will be 18 — but each province will have the right to set a higher age limit. Next year's Canada Day celebration just might be the greenest one ever, with reports that the federal government has set a date for national marijuana legalization: July 1, 2018.
"27.03.2017 13:36:00" theprovince.com B.C.'s working poor: Low-wage jobs keep many living paycheque to paycheque Katrina Charlton has worked two jobs for the last 20 years, ever since becoming a single mother to her two children. Anti-poverty advocates are calling on the provincial government to support sectors that will create full-time, good-paying jobs; pass laws to improve job security; and raise the minimum wage of $10.85 an hour to a so-called “living wage” (which in Metro
"27.03.2017 12:36:00" theprovince.com Gordon Clark: Email change proves deal breaker for bundling telecom services As they have with many folks in Vancouver, smiling young Telus agents have been dropping by recently, trying to sign us up for their company's new fibre-optic network. Columnist Gordon Clark balked at bundling his telecom services because he couldn't keep his nice, neat email address as part of the package.
What's a memorable deal breaker you've encountered?
"27.03.2017 11:36:00" theprovince.com Paula Simons: Kevin O'Leary's 'vicious poisonous toxic' attack on Alberta self-determination should offend us all All Albertans should be wary of a would-be PM who thinks Ottawa should dictate provincial resource policy. "Our home-grown bombastic reality-TV star wasn't content merely to attack (Rachel) Notley personally. He took a pretty good shot at Confederation, too," writes Paula Simons for Postmedia News.
"If Notley won't eliminate Alberta's carbon tax, O'Leary
"27.03.2017 10:36:00" theprovince.com Estrada scheduled to start Toronto's opener as Jays set pitching rotation DUNEDIN, Fla. - The Toronto Blue Jays will send Marco Estrada to the mound when they open their Major League Baseball season April 3 at Baltimore. The Blue Jays announced their starting rotation Sunday, and if it can remain healthy it could be a formidable force.
Following Estrada are J.A. Happ, Marcus Stroman, Francisco Liriano and rising star Aaron Sanchez. #sports
"27.03.2017 09:36:00" theprovince.com Gunfire erupts after dispute at Cincinnati nightclub, killing one and injuring 15: police No suspect was in custody by Sunday afternoon and police did not think the shooting at the Cameo club was terrorism-related “Once I got outside, people coming out bloody, gunshot wounds on them, some of their friends carrying them to the car, rushing them to the hospital. It was just crazy.”
"27.03.2017 08:36:00" theprovince.com John Shields, champion of B.C. public servants, dead at 78 John Shields, a union leader who battled on behalf B.C. public servants against both Socred and NDP premiers, has died. John Shields served four terms as president of the BCGEU between 1984 and 1999, following a diverse career in the U.S. and Canada during which he became involved in social justice, theology and the interaction between science and spirituality.
"27.03.2017 07:36:00" theprovince.com Joe Biden says he could have defeated Donald Trump: 'Do I regret not being president? Yes' Joe Biden told an audience on Friday that he could have beaten Donald Trump, had the death of a child not intervened Joe Biden recounted how the sudden illness and death of his son Beau Biden in the run-up to the Democratic primaries weighed on his decision to contest in the 2016 race.
"27.03.2017 06:36:00" theprovince.com WhatsApp a place for 'terrorists to hide,' as police can't crack message from London attacker But a Canadian expert calls it a 'knee-jerk' reaction that would be of limited value, while depriving citizens of repressive regimes secure communication Security services must be allowed to crack into encrypted messaging services or terrorists will enjoy a digital “place to hide,” Britain's top security official said Sunday, re-igniting a fiery debate over privacy on the Internet.
"27.03.2017 05:36:00" theprovince.com More British Columbians went dark during Earth Hour than in 2015 More British Columbians turned off the lights for Earth Hour this year compared with 2015, saving the equivalent of 1.1 million LED bulbs. Electricity use across B.C. dipped 24 megawatt hours Saturday night — a more enthusiastic response compared with the paltry 15 megawatt hours of electrical savings recorded in 2015.
"27.03.2017 04:43:19" theprovince.com Schwarzenegger turns insult against Special Olympians into 'teachable moment' for Internet troll 'I guarantee you that these athletes have more courage, compassion, brains and skill — actually more of every positive human quality than you' “You have two possible paths ahead. Right now, I guarantee you that these athletes have more courage, compassion, brains and skill — actually more of every positive human quality than you."
"27.03.2017 04:00:00" theprovince.com Israel on high alert as Hamas closes border after assassination of senior Islamist commander Hamas has accused Israel of being behind the killing of Mazen Fuqaha, 38, a senior commander in the militant Islamist movement's military wing Mazen Fuqaha, 38, spent nine years in an Israeli jail for his part in planning numerous suicide bombings that killed multiple Israeli civilians during the second Intifada in the early 2000s. He was shot dead at point-blank range in the garage of his home
"27.03.2017 03:31:00" theprovince.com Friends mourn family of four found dead in a home near Ashcroft The sudden death of four people, including two children, in a remote B.C. community has left friends and loved-ones in mourning. Local media identified the victims as Harvey Volaine, his wife Melissa Penner, and their two boys, Kaylex, 10, and Ay, 7.
The family was found dead Friday inside a home on Saranagati Village, a 1,600-acre Hare Krishna religious community located in the
"27.03.2017 03:05:00" theprovince.com Jets 2 Canucks 1: Just wait till Boeser gets some sleep WINNIPEG — You'd get it if Brock Boeser played tired. You trying playing three games in three days. In his first five periods in NHL, Brock Boeser had six shots on net, a goal, and two near misses.
"27.03.2017 02:36:00" theprovince.com A gallery of letters from Canadian pioneers and immigrants who absolutely hated it here Sometimes, immigrants would scream with horror after getting the first look at their new Canadian home “She and the children left her husband. She said: 'You can keep your Saskatchewan, I've had enough!'
Despite our treasured national mythos as a promised land of wealth and opportunity, our history is littered with tales of people crying with anguish
"27.03.2017 02:29:05" National Post Music Catch Becky Black and The Pack AD in Kelowna, BC, April 8th
Watch the video of the performance in the National Post music studio.
"27.03.2017 01:29:52" theprovince.com Canuck the Crow assaulted, injured at kids' soccer game Beloved Vancouver bird Canuck the Crow was struck on the head and knocked unconscious in an unprovoked attack at a children's soccer tournament Saturday. Shawn Bergman, who calls Canuck his “best friend,” wasn't at the game, but said a witness told him parents and children “screamed in terror” when a parent volunteer whacked the bird on the head with a flagpole.
Canuck has since been treated for pain and
"27.03.2017 00:36:00" theprovince.com American housing activist looks to shake up Vancouver audience San Francisco housing activist Sonja Trauss figures to shake up a Vancouver audience this week with an “in-your-face” approach to the housing crisis which doesn't take no for an answer. “My philosophy is that people should use their existing land to increase density. As far as renters are concerned, there's no such thing as building too many units.”
Sonja Trauss will address the third annual Real Estate Development Talks at the
"26.03.2017 23:30:36" theprovince.com DUDES Club helping men protect their health amid overdose crisis The DUDES Club is worried about attendance. It used to be that every two weeks, a group of about 60 men squeezed into the Vancouver Native Health Society in the Downtown Eastside to chat and learn about their health. But in the last six months, there's Dude, where's my club?
In the last six months, there's been a noticeable dip in DUDES Club numbers — down to 40 or 45 — according to facilitator Richard Teague. He's convinced fentanyl is to blame.
"26.03.2017 22:36:00" theprovince.com Home buyers, tenants from Lower Mainland moving to outlying areas to live POWELL RIVER, B.C. - David Repa recalls the shock he felt sitting down at a bank after selling his Vancouver business in 2013 and realizing for the first time how much of "a joke" his prospects were of owning a home in the city. As soaring real estate prices expand up B.C.'s south coast, Powell River has become a refuge for residents of Greater Vancouver who want to make home ownership a reality.
"26.03.2017 21:36:00" theprovince.com Obama's unprecedented post-presidency: Can the political swamp drag him back? While other ex-presidents have devoted themselves to do-gooder causes, Obama will throw himself into a wonky and highly partisan issue Can the Obamas put their heads down and build their ambitious presidential centre while living only blocks from the White House?
Or is it inevitable that he will get pulled back into the political swamp?
"26.03.2017 20:36:00" theprovince.com Surrey Mounties investigate a stabbing in Cloverdale area Surrey RCMP received a call at about 6 a.m. Sunday to report the stabbing in the 17000 block of 57th Avenue. UPDATE: The stabbing victim has since died in hospital.
EARLIER: Surrey Mounties are investigating after a man was stabbed following an altercation at a residence in the Cloverdale area.
"26.03.2017 19:36:00" theprovince.com Delta Police investigate early morning shooting Surrey Mounties informed Delta Police about the shooting after the victim ended up in hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury. Delta Police is investigating after a man with a gunshot wound made his way to hospital early Sunday morning.
"26.03.2017 18:36:00" theprovince.com Convicted 'swirl face' sex offender Christopher Neil to live in Vancouver High-risk sex offender Christopher Neil, once known as 'Swirl face', has planned to live in Vancouver. According to a public notification by the Corrections Branch of the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, the 42-year-old has a pattern of Sex Offender notice: 'Swirl face' Christopher Neil is planning to live in Vancouver and is subject to close monitoring by authorities and has to follow 18 court-ordered conditions including no contact with minors in person or on the internet.
"26.03.2017 17:36:00" theprovince.com University of Alberta study sheds light on brain defect behind multiple sclerosis Multiple sclerosis researchers at the University of Alberta have dug down to the cellular level to discover an unusual mechanism in the brain that may offer new insight into how the disease develops. Using tissue samples from the brains of deceased MS The finding opens the door to a brand new avenue of study in the battle against the cryptic autoimmune disorder.
"26.03.2017 16:36:00" theprovince.com A 4-year-old boy thought his mother was dead. So he unlocked her phone and used Siri to save her life The boy was able to press his mother's thumb to her phone to unlock it, then use Siri, the iPhone's voice-activated digital assistant, to dial 999 “Hello, I'm Roman,” the boy says, according to a recording of the emergency call.
"26.03.2017 15:36:00" theprovince.com Ben Kuzma: Canucks' Gudbranson captures camaraderie with Vancouver cops Defenceman needed 'hobby' after wrist surgery How do you cure your boredom? #sports
"26.03.2017 15:00:00" theprovince.com Canucks 4, Wild 2: Enter the saviour, Brock Boeser ST. PAUL, Minn. — If it were the 18th century, poets would be composing several stanzas to help us all remember the occasion. What did you think of the debut of Canucks rookie Brock Boeser on Saturday? #sports
"26.03.2017 14:36:00" theprovince.com Opinion: Blame B.C. government subsidies for Vancouver's out-of-control real estate market The never-ending anger toward real estate in Vancouver can be very intense sometimes. For first-time buyers, getting priced out of the market brings with it a range of emotions and a never-ending gamut of blame. Blame the foreigners! Blame the One thing that seems to be ignored in the discussion is that B.C. real estate owners are the most taxpayer subsidized in all of Canada, writes realtor Barry Magee.
"26.03.2017 13:36:00" theprovince.com Protein packs a punch but it's not just for bulking up There's no doubt that protein is king. Touted as the best way to lose weight and build muscles, protein-rich diets have been adopted by health-conscious Vancouverites. Hungry? Now Vancouver's love of adventurous eating, sustainable food and high-protein snacks has led to the launch of companies like Coast Protein, which focuses on edible insects as a source of protein.
"26.03.2017 12:36:00" theprovince.com Oklahoma lawmaker defends pregnancy from rape and incest as God bringing 'beauty from ashes' George Faught made the statement before his bill, which would outlaw abortions sought by women based solely on a diagnosis of genetic abnormalities, was widely passed George Faught made the statement during a debate on the Oklahoma House floor earlier this week.
"26.03.2017 11:36:00" theprovince.com Thought to be extinct, multiple 'sightings' have scientists searching for Tasman tiger As part of an expedition to begin next month, scientists plan to set up more than 50 camera traps to try to spot a 'tiger' - actually a dog-like marsupial with a striped back The tiger disappeared following the arrival of British settlers, and has gained an almost mythical status in Australia. The last known creature died on Sept 7, 1936 at a zoo in Hobart, the capital of the island Tasmania. There have since been countless
"26.03.2017 10:36:00" theprovince.com Why so serious? Virginia police arrest man dressed as the Joker who was carrying a sword in public Thirty-one-year-old Jeremy Putman has been charged with wearing a mask in public, a felony that can result in a year in jail It's a bit of a head scratcher.
"26.03.2017 09:36:00" theprovince.com Uber driverless car flips on its side in Arizona crash but company says someone was behind the wheel Another car failed to yield for the Uber car, causing the autonomous vehicle to flip on its side, according to the police report The photo, showing the Uber SUV on its side, suggests a relatively high-impact crash.
"26.03.2017 08:36:00" theprovince.com Harrison Ford says he was distracted when he flew over plane LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Actor Harrison Ford said he was distracted and concerned about turbulence from another aircraft last month when he mistakenly landed on a taxiway at a Southern California airport after flying low over an airliner with 116 people Would you fly with Harrison Ford? #arts
"26.03.2017 07:36:00" theprovince.com Dr. Nav Persaud: What medicines do we really need in Canada? Surveys and polls often show Canadians are proud of our universal health-care system, which provides publicly funded care for doctor and hospital services. When is the last time a doctor explained the pros and cons of each of the 11 different ACE inhibitor blood-pressure medicines and asked the patient which they would like to take? What would the doctor even say given that there are no important differences
"26.03.2017 06:36:00" theprovince.com 'Stroller Brigade' rolls up to B.C. justice minister's office in plea for $10-a-day childcare Frustrated parents pushed strollers Saturday to push the B.C. Liberals into supporting $10-a-day child care. Sharon Gregson, spokeswoman for the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C., said dozens of parents concerned by B.C.'s “child-care crisis” Are you in favour of $10 per day childcare?
"26.03.2017 05:36:00" theprovince.com After four students commit suicide, University of Guelph officials go door-to-door for mental health checks The university had come under fire from students in wake of the suicides. A petition demanded the school do more to support the mental health of students The school's president, Franco Vaccarino, and provost Charlotte Yates, were among the 80 people who knocked on doors this week. The group also included deans, senior faculty members, alumni and students who work at the residences.
"26.03.2017 04:36:00" theprovince.com Filmmakers, actors on festival screening anxiety, entering 'the gladiators' arena' TORONTO - From boos and catcalls to thunderous applause and standing ovations, premiere screenings like the ones at this week's Toronto International… For the talent behind the films, attending the first-ever public screening can be akin to going into battle.
"26.03.2017 04:00:00" theprovince.com Keep Hansel and Gretel away; the Swale floating food forest is real and spectacular From asparagus and artichokes to cilantro and chard, the forest is open to the public and all produce is free for the taking This season, the barge will include an apple orchard, 400 different edible perennials, as well as a crowd-sourced cookbook and seed swap.
"26.03.2017 03:36:00" theprovince.com The Deported: Hundreds of B.C. criminals without citizenship shipped out “Somebody dropped the ball, whether it was the parent or the state if they ended up being a ward.” Many of those affected have been in Canada since early childhood, but their caregivers never obtained citizenship for them.
"26.03.2017 03:00:00" theprovince.com Four people found dead in a home near Ashcroft Police are investigating after four people were found dead inside a home in Venables Valley near Ashcroft on Friday afternoon. Ashcroft RCMP responded to a request for a wellbeing check at the home and discovered the bodies, said a police press release. Developing story after four people found dead in an Ashcroft home
"26.03.2017 02:36:00" theprovince.com Gangster killed in Abbotsford shooting was facing trial in Dawson Creek A 20-year-old man gunned down at an Abbotsford home on Friday afternoon was weeks away from facing trial in connection with a gangland shooting at a Dawson Creek gravel pit. Abbotsford Police discovered the body of Jaskarn Lally at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Further details on Friday's gangster-related shooting in Abbotsford
"26.03.2017 02:00:00" theprovince.com Court orders breakup of the 'Sedin' brothers in fractious Yorkies custody battle HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia court has ordered the splitting up of the 'Sedin'; brothers. Daniel and Henry; two Yorkshire terriers… Breaking up the Sedin brothers? Say it isn't so! Well, not quite.
"26.03.2017 01:36:00" theprovince.com Mounties: Suspect arrested after shooter targets big rigs along B.C.'s Highway 97 PRINCE GEORGE — Mounties have a suspect behind bars after an eight-hour, 630 km shooting rampage targeted large transport trucks along Highway 97. Police say they've received numerous calls from truck drivers reporting that windows and radiators were shot Police say the shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. Friday on Highway 97 between Houston and 100 Mile House. Truckers reported coming under fire near Houston, Burns Lake, Vanderhoof, Clucuz Lake, Prince George, Quesnel and 100 Mile House.
"26.03.2017 00:36:00" theprovince.com Tuba-playing podiatrist leads Vancouver funeral brass band Once he reached a certain age, a point in life when the inescapable reality of mortality sunk in, Dr. Marc Lindy decided he would like to have a brass band… “I played at a funeral in New Orleans once and coming back I thought, 'Go ahead plane, crash, I've done it all.' ”
"25.03.2017 23:36:00" theprovince.com Canada 150: Tzeporah Berman, from fashion to blockades to boardrooms To mark Canada's 150th birthday, we are counting down to Canada Day with profiles of 150 noteworthy British Columbians. Teenage fashionista to enfant terrible of protests to polished matron of the middle way, Tzeporah Berman has been called everything Like her or not, Tzeporah Berman emerged like an apparition from the forest to serve as a ruthlessly effective strategist in the environmental movement.
"25.03.2017 22:36:00" theprovince.com NBA bans Joakim Noah 20 games for drug violation Joakim Noah of the New York Knicks was suspended 20 games without pay for violating the league's anti-drug policy. Noah of the New York Knicks tested positive for a substance found in some over-the-counter supplements. The players' union believes the 6-foot-11 player made an unintentional mistake.
"25.03.2017 21:36:00" theprovince.com Some of the tax changes for 2016 What is new on your income tax return for 2016? Home accessibility renovations You can claim the new Federal Home Accessibility Tax Credit for qualifying renovation expenses incurred in 2016. The maximum claim is $10,000 per year per principal Doing your taxes this weekend?
"25.03.2017 20:36:00" theprovince.com ‘They were on the same wavelength’: Putin meets Marine Le Pen in Moscow and wishes her ‘good luck’ The Russian president said Moscow could meet any French politician it wanted and that Le Pen represented 'quite a fast-growing element of European political forces' The Russian president said Moscow could meet any French politician it wanted and that Le Pen represented “quite a fast-growing element of European political forces.”
"25.03.2017 19:36:00" theprovince.com Wolves attacking dogs near Tofino, Ucluelet Two dogs have been attacked by wolves in separate incidents near Tofino and Ucluelet. Isabel Flood said she was walking on the beach with her two sons and her dog, Chester, near Wya Point Resort in Ucluelet on Tuesday about 7:30 p.m. when Chester was “It was viciously biting my dog around its neck and the hind quarter.”
"25.03.2017 19:00:00" theprovince.com When fear of childbirth is extreme The condition is rarely discussed, but more common than you might expect. A Montreal reproductive psychiatrist is trying to help sufferers. Actor Helen Mirren revealed in a 2007 interview that she has tocophobia; she said a film of a birth she viewed at 13 so disquieted her that she never wanted children.
"25.03.2017 18:36:01" theprovince.com I'm the schmuck who landed on the taxiway': Harrison Ford was 'distracted' when he flew over airline In a phone call with an air traffic controller after the incident, Ford said he 'got distracted by the airliner' and also mentioned 'big turbulence' from another plane “Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?” Ford asked the air traffic control tower as he landed in the wrong spot.
"25.03.2017 18:27:41" theprovince.com Missing Nanaimo girl, 16, may be in Lower Mainland with man in his 50s A 16-year-old Nanaimo girl is missing, and is believed to be in the company of a man in his 50s, say police. Makayla Chang, 16, was last seen in Nanaimo on March 19. Her family and friends said she is usually very active on social media but has not posted If you have seen this girl or have any information about where she might be, please call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or visit nanaimocrimestoppers.com
"25.03.2017 17:36:00" Working poor: Their jobs don't pay the bills Video: Meet some of the 500,000+ working poor in B.C.
"25.03.2017 17:00:44" youtube.com Jimmy Eat World unplugged 'Sure and Certain' in NP Music Studio Jimmy Eat World is in the National Post Music Studio singing an acoustic version of 'Sure and Certain'. Jim Adkins, Tom Linton, Rick Burch, Zach... Before you catch Jimmy Eat World in Vancouver Apr. 26th, watch their performance in the National Post music studio.
#NPmusic #npsessions #YVR
"25.03.2017 16:36:00" theprovince.com House buyer beware: Landmark B.C. court ruling will shake real-estate industry A B.C. Supreme Court ruling will send shock waves through the arm of the Canadian real-estate market that is powered by foreign capital, say immigration lawyers. The ruling targets a weakness in Canadian laws that often leads foreign owners of real estate An expensive lesson in ensuring the proper tax is paid during a real estate transaction
"25.03.2017 15:36:00" theprovince.com Abbotsford man, 20, gunned down in apparent targeted shooting A 20-year-old man was found shot dead in Abbotsford on Friday afternoon at a house in the 3500 block of Chase Street. Abbotsford Police said a press release that fire, ambulance and police responded to a call at about 4:30 pm and found the man injured Another life wasted at such an early age. 20-year-old man shot dead in Abbotsford
"25.03.2017 15:00:31" theprovince.com House buyer beware: Court ruling will shake real-estate industry The landmark B.C. decision cost a notary public more than $600,000 and is a warning to others A B.C. Supreme Court ruling will send shock waves through the arm of the Canadian real-estate market that is powered by foreign capital, say immigration lawyers.
"25.03.2017 06:10:04" theprovince.com Are 'gay moments' in new films progress? So-called gay moments in recent high-profile studio movies have sparked both rapturous celebration and startling backlash. From Sulu in "Star Trek Beyond" to LeFou in "Beauty and the Beast" and now Trini in "Power Rangers," the latest Hollywood fascination is the subtle nod that a once straight or undefined character is now or has always been gay. #arts
"25.03.2017 04:45:02" theprovince.com West Van rock festival rechristened Rock Ambleside Park They will be joined by Kenny Shields & Streetheart, Platinum Blonde, Glass Tiger, Harlequin, Headpins, Nick Gilder & Sweeney Todd, Helix, and Prism. Randy Bachman and April Wine are among the '70s and '80s acts that will play at Rock Ambleside Park this summer. #arts
"25.03.2017 04:10:03" theprovince.com Changes coming to HandyDART service TransLink undertook the review of HandyDART after receiving numerous user complaints A months-long review of HandyDART has produced a series of recommendations aimed at making the transit service for people with disabilities easier to use, reducing travel and waiting times and improving the delivery model.
"25.03.2017 03:35:03" theprovince.com Spirit of Vancouver Island out of service this weekend The ferry schedule will be affected both Saturday and Sunday. The Spirit of Vancouver Island, which links Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay, will be out of service this Sunday due to repairs, so some sailings have been cancelled.
"25.03.2017 03:00:11" theprovince.com B.C. Liberals to refund $93,000 in illegal donations Party officials said it was a case of individuals not realizing their donations were prohibited. The B.C. Liberal Party is returning nearly $93,000 in political donations after identifying 43 indirect contributions that are illegal under the B.C. Elections Act.
"25.03.2017 02:25:02" theprovince.com Food self-reliance declining in southwest B.C. The alternative is a future almost entirely reliant on food imports from regions already affected by drought and climate uncertainty. Maintaining and improving southwest B.C.'s food self-reliance in the coming decades will require a radical overhaul of the way we farm and a rethink of our export-driven food economy, according to a report by Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
"25.03.2017 01:50:02" theprovince.com Naked protesters arrested at Auschwitz Bartyzel said museum guards ordered them to dress and called the police. Visits to the site were temporarily suspended Officials say a group of some 10 Polish-speaking people took off their clothes, killed a sheep and chained themselves together by the main gate of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz before being detained by police.
"25.03.2017 01:10:05" theprovince.com B.C. ready to recruit 2,600 more teachers The new funding will mean the hiring of about 1,500 new teachers, adding to the approximately 1,000 already announced British Columbia's education system will receive a $150-million funding boost after the province reached a deal with teachers to restore contract language that called for smaller class sizes.
"25.03.2017 00:35:03" theprovince.com Trump suffers humiliating defeat on Obamacare Obama's health care law will remain in place for the foreseeable future. President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly.
"25.03.2017 00:00:19" theprovince.com B.C.'s working poor: When jobs don't pay the bills Vancouver is one of the worst cities in Canada, with nearly 1 in 10 wage earners in the low-income category. More than half a million people in B.C. live in poverty, nearly a quarter of them children whose families struggle every day to provide the basics of life: nutritious food, warm clothing and safe shelter.
"24.03.2017 23:25:03" theprovince.com 10 Putin critics who died violently or suspiciously "The practice of killing political opponents has started spreading in Russia" Not everyone who has a quarrel with Russian President Vladimir Putin dies in violent or suspicious circumstances. But enough do.
"24.03.2017 22:45:06" theprovince.com B.C. man survives powerful avalanche Caleb Brown of Fernie and a skiing partner were in the backcountry around Golden when the avalanche hit. A British Columbia man is offering a cautionary tale after surviving an avalanche he says tossed him more than a kilometre down a mountain in just 30 seconds.
"24.03.2017 21:35:11" theprovince.com Child helps save the day in Cowichan Bay mishap A dramatic rescue in the waters of Cowichan Bay ended a traumatic event for a family of four on Thursday night. Two adults and a child were thrown into the waters of Cowichan Bay Thursday night, but a five-year-old in the boat and a nearby tour operator were able to come to the rescue.
"24.03.2017 21:00:22" theprovince.com Vancouver is 39th most expensive city in world But Vancouver is the most expensive city in Canada. We're No. 1! Vancouver, the city of unaffordable homes and disappearing millennials, ranks as the 39th most expensive major city in the world, according to The Economist's Worldwide Cost of Living Report 2017.
"24.03.2017 20:29:23" business.financialpost.com The great retail churn: Why a string of fashion failures does not signal... While the retail sector may not be in the most robust mood right now, the situation might not be as dire as some fear. #business
"24.03.2017 20:25:05" theprovince.com Trump approves TransCanada's Keystone pipeline The challenges remaining are significant, however. Canada's hotly debated, long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline received its elusive U.S. presidential permit from Donald Trump on Friday, eight years and six months after it first applied to cross the American border.
"24.03.2017 20:24:05" National Post Music In case you missed it: Keaton Henson performed 'The Pugilist' in the National Post music studio.
#NPMusic #npsessions #keatonhenson
"24.03.2017 19:45:09" theprovince.com Indian politician beats flight attendant with slipper "God save our country if this is the culture and behaviour of our MPs" After a lawmaker thrashed an airline official for not getting a business-class seat, India's carriers are rallying to create the nation's first “no-fly” list in a bid to bar unruly passengers from flights.
"24.03.2017 19:10:15" theprovince.com Complaint filed after judge says he wants to leave early “Kamloops is a wonderful place, but I like sleeping in my own bed.” A complaint has been filed after a judge in a Kamloops sexual assault case asked that the trial be shortened so he could go home to Vancouver to sleep in his own bed.
"24.03.2017 18:35:06" theprovince.com Dashcam video shows U.S. police officer running down woman The Tulsa Police Department says Jonathan Grafton intentionally struck 21-year-old Madison Sueann Dickson on Saturday A dramatic dashcam video shows an Oklahoma police officer using his car to kill a young woman who opened fire on police.
"24.03.2017 18:00:33" theprovince.com WorkSafeBC investigation confirms VSB bullying The bullying at the Vancouver School Board all comes down to conduct and comments made at two meetings WorkSafeBC's report into bullying at the Vancouver School Board concludes that the behaviour of certain trustees caused staff to be humiliated and intimidated.
"24.03.2017 17:25:06" theprovince.com Winnipeg mom recovering from triple amputation Cari Kirkness, 28, thought she had come down with the flu when she went to the emergency room A Winnipeg woman is recovering in hospital after developing a rare type of strep throat that forced doctors to amputate both her legs and one of her arms.
"24.03.2017 16:55:56" business.financialpost.com The CPP deferral debate: Spend your risky dollars first because they may... Fred Vettese argues for waiting until you are 70 to claim Canada Pension Plan, and spend your investment dollars in your 60s. #business
"24.03.2017 16:50:08" theprovince.com Wolves attacking dogs near Tofino, Ucluelet A wolf savaged a dog on a beach at Ucluelet before being driven off, and another attack took place on Wickaninnish Beach. Two dogs have been attacked by wolves in separate incidents near Tofino and Ucluelet, and parts of the area have been closed.
"24.03.2017 16:10:11" theprovince.com 'Inside the GOP's women's health caucus' Republicans keep leaving themselves open to accusations of sexism as they stumble over health care for women A photo of a roomful of Republican men talking health care issues, including maternity leave, has gone viral online. Where are the women?
"24.03.2017 15:35:05" theprovince.com NHL star Sidney Crosby shatters player's hand with slash The tip of Marc Methot's finger was hanging by a thread That's gotta hurt. #sports
"24.03.2017 15:01:07" theprovince.com Are prepaid credit cards a problem in B.C. politics? "It does rely on the inherent honesty of the people involved" A story suggesting prepaid credit cards facilitate campaign fraud is raising questions in B.C. about the possible use of the largely untraceable financial instruments for political contributions.
"24.03.2017 14:25:09" theprovince.com Foreign buyers' interest in Metro Vancouver housing levelling off The involvement of foreign buyers in the region's real estate market seems to be levelling off. Is the foreign buyers tax actually calming the Metro Vancouver housing market?
"24.03.2017 13:48:21" theprovince.com Good timing and praise come to TransLink CEO in first year on job Within one day of Kevin Desmond starting his job as chief executive officer of TransLink last year, the federal government announced it would contribute millions to Metro Vancouver transit projects. Kevin Desmond's first year at TransLink has been eventful.
The Compass card was rolled out, fare gates closed, the first phase of a 10-year transit plan for the region was funded and approved, and the Evergreen Line SkyTrain extension opened.
"24.03.2017 13:12:00" theprovince.com B.C. Liberal candidate asks parties to correct donations in her name B.C. Liberal candidate Kim Chan Logan has asked her party to correct thousands of dollars of political donations listed in her name that came from her employer, telecommunications giant Telus. It's illegal to make indirect donations under the B.C. It's illegal to make indirect donations under the B.C. Elections Act, but Logan says a “clerical” error meant money spent with a Telus corporate credit card was filed in her name with the party.
"24.03.2017 12:36:00" theprovince.com Number of B.C. classes with more than three special needs students rises dramatically For what is likely the last time for the foreseeable future, the number of classes with more than three students with special needs rose dramatically across the province once again for this school year. Numbers released by the Ministry of Education this The next school year should see dramatically lower numbers of these types of classes because of the Supreme Court of Canada ruling restoring class composition rules to teachers' contracts.
"24.03.2017 12:00:01" theprovince.com Carpoolers view Uber arrival in B.C. as an opportunity, not a threat Metro Vancouver ride-sharing programs are keeping an eye on potential competition from Uber, now that B.C. will allow ride-hailing services. Several ride-shares in markets where Uber has entered said the attention on ride-hailing often creates new business for ride-shares.
"24.03.2017 11:24:00" Crews rescue driver trapped in truck cabin Video: Crews rescue driver trapped in truck hanging off bridge
"24.03.2017 10:48:00" theprovince.com Target shooter counts his blessings after bullet shell hits safety glasses A New Westminster man is counting his blessings after part of a large-calibre bullet ricocheted off a steel target and hit his safety glasses while target shooting. "The impact when it hit me was about 1,000 feet per second. It's never happened before (and) it's rarer than lottery tickets."
"24.03.2017 10:12:01" theprovince.com MacIntyre: De Grasse running to embrace Canadian burden at Jerome Classic It's not the blinding speed alone that makes Andre De Grasse special, or the backstory about his unlikely switch to track and field from high school basketball in Markham, Ont. Andre de Grasse will be returning to compete at the Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic on June 28 at Coquitlam's Percy Perry Stadium.
"24.03.2017 09:36:00" theprovince.com Blatchford: A five year marriage, a lifetime of spousal support? More 'justice' from family courts The 45-year-old father of two has spent a third of his life in courts, trying both to see his kids and to get out from under punitive support orders "As it turns out. the family courts problem isn't confined to Ontario but rather runs, as Peter Mansbridge says ad nauseam, from coast to coast to coast."
The subject of this story finds the family court system sexist, biased against fathers with
"24.03.2017 09:00:00" theprovince.com Police watchdog takes Vancouver Chief Palmer to court over probe into fatal shooting B.C.'s police watchdog is taking Vancouver police Chief Adam Palmer and seven of his officers to court over what it considers a lack of cooperation with an… The IIO designated a number of VPD officers as “witness officers,” meaning they were present at the scene, but were not believed to have caused or contributed to the shooting death of a knife-wielding man outside a Canadian Tire store last year.
"24.03.2017 08:24:00" theprovince.com Former Woodstock nurse charged with eight first-degree murders of patients fired for medication errors Police said at the time of her arrest last fall that the people died after they were administered a drug. Wettlaufer was fired for 'failing to follow insulin protocol' Elizabeth Wettlaufer, 49, was frequently suspended from her job at the Woodstock nursing home where she worked and where seven of the eight alleged victims died between August 2007 and March 2014, according to the court document.
"24.03.2017 07:47:00" theprovince.com Belgian authorities tighten security after man drives car at high speed through busy shopping area The federal prosecutor's office said the car was intercepted late Thursday morning at the port docks and police arrested a man who had been living in France French President Francois Hollande compared the incident to the attack in London that left three people dead, saying the suspect, identified as 39-year-old Mohamed R., was “trying to kill people or create a dramatic event.”
"24.03.2017 07:17:01" theprovince.com Jason Botchford: Whole lot of hurting going on with Canucks The Canucks have the most cumulative minutes of injured players, which will be around 5,000 minutes by the end of the season. It wasn't supposed to be like this, not at all. People naively thought there was no way the Canucks could suffer more injuries than last year. #sports
"24.03.2017 06:35:06" theprovince.com "Does he have to kill me before police do anything?" Police said they would not give her an escort to collect her belongings from the apartment she shared with the man. Daphné Boudreault, 18, complained to police that her ex-boyfriend was abusive but they said there was nothing they could do. Shortly after, she was dead and he was charged with her murder.
"24.03.2017 06:00:00" theprovince.com Police identify U.K. Parliament attacker as 52-year-old Khalid Masood, a British-born man Police say Masood wasn't the subject of any current investigation and that 'there was no prior intelligence about his intent to mount a terrorist attack' The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for Wednesday's attack, which police said was carried out by Khalid Masood, a U.K.-born resident of the West Midlands in central England.
Police also arrested eight people — three women and five men — on
"24.03.2017 05:24:00" theprovince.com The cod are coming back to Newfoundland — and they're eating the shrimp that had taken over The return of the northern cod stock may be a boon for the natural world and, eventually, for the humans who haul them from the sea. A generation of fishermen who lost cod as their livelihood turned to trawling shrimp ... now the cod are back, and that complicates everything.
"24.03.2017 04:35:04" theprovince.com Shia LaBeouf moves anti-Trump protest to U.K. The installation was moved in the U.S. several times amid violence and the sound of gunshots. Actor Shia LeBeouf has moved his anti-Trump protest, #hewillnotdivideus, to the U.K., saying "America is simply not safe enough for this artwork to exist."
"24.03.2017 04:33:48" theprovince.com Victoria woman finds brother dead in his Mexico home A man who had lived in Mexico for the past 10 years was found dead in his home north of Los Cabos, an apparent robbery victim, by his sister who had just arrived the night before from Victoria for a visit. John Wesley Cornelson, 67, had dropped off his A Mexican news report said it appeared he had been hit on the head with a shovel and his house had been ransacked.
His beige, 2000 Buick with Canadian plates was also gone.
"24.03.2017 03:36:00" theprovince.com Long-lost teen friendship leads to kidney for Castlegar boy They were two teenage girls growing up in a small B.C. town. Jana Tremblay and Donna Middleton met in Grade 7 and became fast friends through high… Two decades later, a former childhood friendship — renewed just over a year ago through Facebook — is the key that will give a Castlegar woman's son Zachary, 14, a chance at a healthy life.
"24.03.2017 03:00:00" theprovince.com Canadians doubt anti-Islamophobia motion will have any effect, even if they support it: poll 42% said they would vote against the motion — a stark contrast to the House of Commons, where both Liberal and NDP caucuses are expected to support it… Almost nine out of 10 of Canadians have little faith M-103, a motion condemning anti-Muslim sentiment and to strike a committee to study systemic racism, will accomplish anything, although they are split as to whether it's worth passing even symbolically.
"24.03.2017 02:25:05" theprovince.com What if Conor McGregor walks away from UFC for good? Is it time to consider the possibility that McGregor never returns to the Octagon? For the last two years, Conor McGregor has been the biggest star of the UFC and the face of the franchise. So what happens if he just walks away from it all? #sports
"24.03.2017 01:50:05" theprovince.com Worker mauled and badly injured by grizzly attack Other crew members quickly came to the man's defence, likely saving his life. A man working in the forest on British Columbia's central coast was mauled by a grizzly Wednesday and left with significant injuries.
"24.03.2017 01:10:03" theprovince.com Hells Angel associate gets 10 years in jail Howard was one of eight men arrested following a reverse sting operation conducted by undercover RCMP officers Hells Angels associate James Howard, 39, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in a major cocaine conspiracy.
"24.03.2017 00:35:04" theprovince.com Obamacare repeal vote put off in stinging setback for Trump The White House insisted the House vote would still happen -
Friday morning instead - but that's far from certain. After seven years of fervent promises to repeal and replace "Obamacare," President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders buckled at a moment of truth Thursday, putting off a planned showdown vote in a stinging setback for the young administration.
"24.03.2017 00:01:51" National Post Music A Throwback to when, Vancouver native Dan Mangan + Blacksmith performed a stripped-down version of "Vessel" in the National Post Music Studio.
#npsessions #npmusic #cdnmusic #yvr #TBT
"24.03.2017 00:00:14" theprovince.com Crews rescue driver trapped in truck cabin hanging from highway near... Delta police said the incident occurred in the westbound lanes of Highway 17 on Thursday afternoon. That was a close one! Rescue crews saved a driver trapped in a truck hanging over the edge of a highway near the Surrey/Delta border today.
"23.03.2017 23:25:03" theprovince.com B.C. reports 64 pipeline deals with 29 First Nations The Ministry of Aboriginal Relations says most contracts include initial financial payments worth over $1 million. The British Columbia government says it has completed benefit agreements with 90 per cent of the eligible First Nations along four proposed natural gas pipeline routes across northern B.C.
"23.03.2017 22:50:07" theprovince.com Demystifying White Spot's Triple 'O' and allure of the secret sauce To this day, the ingredients in White Spot's signature burger sauce remain a closely guarded secret What's in White Spot's secret sauce anyway? #life
"23.03.2017 22:15:11" theprovince.com More valuable than oil, water is big business Cleaning the polluted water of the Ganges will be a tough feat - and a big opportunity for many businesses. "I want the Ganga to be cleaned. And I want B.C. companies and Canadian companies to be involved in the work."
"23.03.2017 21:35:07" theprovince.com Violent domestic dispute leaves four dead in U.S. The shootings happened Wednesday afternoon at a bank, a law firm and an apartment complex A police officer and three other people were shot and killed when a domestic dispute at a bank escalated into shootings at three locations in northern Wisconsin, investigators said.
"23.03.2017 21:00:19" theprovince.com WeWork leases 7 floors of Bentall tower for startups, freelancers WeWork announced it's taking over seven floors in the Bentall III tower in a bid to attract a "community of creators." A New York-based company is turning a big chunk of downtown Vancouver real estate into shared office space for tech startups and freelancers.
"23.03.2017 20:35:10" theprovince.com McDonald's sauces to hit Canadian store shelves This news comes just a month after all-day breakfast was made available at most McDonald's restaurants in the country Soon you won't have to trek to a McDonald's to satisfy your cravings. The fast-food giant is making the Big Mac, McChicken and Filet-O-Fish sauces available on grocery store shelves in Canada.
"23.03.2017 19:54:30" theprovince.com Misconduct allegations against suspended Victoria police chief head to discipline hearing Two retired judges, acting as discipline authorities, found enough evidence to send six allegations of discreditable conduct, as well as others. Multiple allegations of misconduct against suspended Victoria Police Chief Frank Elsner will proceed to discipline proceedings. Elsner was accused of sending inappropriate Twitter messages to the wife of a subordinate officer and of workplace harassment.
"23.03.2017 19:51:17" theprovince.com Dianne Watts compared to being a stripper by Liberal Watts' phone went off during a meeting, prompting Liberal MP Nicola di Iorio to say, 'Where's your pole to slide down on?' Conservative MP Dianne Watts is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to discipline a male Liberal MP who made what she says is an offensive, sexually suggestive remark to her at a meeting.
"23.03.2017 19:10:10" theprovince.com Teens decided to kill girl over irritating Snapchats "I just didn't want anything to do with Snapchatting her anymore" Two teenage boys accused of wounding a girl with a gunshot to the head concocted the plan in small-town Utah while playing video games and discussing their desire to “get rid” of the girl who was sending messages to one of them, authorities said.
"23.03.2017 19:00:27" theprovince.com Glory hole or beaver fever doesn't mean what you think Would you believe that nobody else in the world uses the words 'bylaw' or 'ghost car'? Sometimes words don't have the same meaning in Canada that they do in the rest of the world.
"23.03.2017 18:35:06" theprovince.com Army vet 'wanted to make a statement' in killing black man James Harris Jackson wandered the streets in a long overcoat concealing a 26-inch sword until he encountered his victim. A white U.S. Army veteran bent on making a racist attack randomly picked out a black man who was collecting bottles on the street and killed him with a sword.
"23.03.2017 18:00:38" theprovince.com Woman dead after van crashes into vehicles in Surrey A green GMC van travelling eastbound struck several vehicles, including a northbound sedan. Police in Surrey are asking for the public's help after a collision in the city left one person dead.
"23.03.2017 17:25:06" theprovince.com Starbucks is joining the avocado toast trend Have we reached peak avocado toast? If you're a fan of avocado toast, you may be spending more time in Starbucks. #life
"23.03.2017 16:50:07" theprovince.com Baby born with extra legs and a second spine thriving More than 50 doctors and nurses are now caring for her in Illinois. Doctors say a baby girl from Africa who's recovering from a risky surgery at a Chicago-area hospital to remove extra legs and a second spine should be able to lead a normal life.
"23.03.2017 16:10:10" theprovince.com Sex-assault complainant 'disgusted' by judge's comments "I just couldn't believe it. His sleeping options took priority over my sexual abuse." The complainant in a Kamloops sexual assault case was left in tears after a judge said he wanted the trial to end quickly so he could return to his bed in Vancouver.
"23.03.2017 15:35:06" theprovince.com 'This is pretty major': U.S. helicopters fly foreign fighters into Syria The offensive suggests the Trump administration is taking an increasingly aggressive approach toward ISIL. The U.S. is deepening its involvement in the war against the Islamic State with an unprecedented American airlift of Arab and Kurdish fighters to the front lines in northern Syria.
"23.03.2017 15:00:00" theprovince.com Federal budget 2017: Ottawa promises to pay 40% of Broadway subway, Surrey light rail Metro Vancouver is expected to get $2.2 billion from the federal government to help pay for major transit expansions. Is there any other transit project in the Lower Mainland you would like to see undertaken?
"23.03.2017 14:24:00" theprovince.com Dozens of 'museum-quality' collector bikes up for auction in Surrey Are you in the market for a never-before-used, 50-year-old bike that's still in the original box? Then consider attending a unique auction in Surrey on Sunday… A unique auction in Surrey on Sunday will see up to 200 bikes owned by Cap's Bicycles Langley — some dating to the early 1900s — sold off.
Many are described as 'museum-quality collector bikes.'
"23.03.2017 14:15:10" driving.ca Check engine light? Here are the top reasons, and what to do next Once a vehicle is out of warranty, having a check engine light diagnosed and repaired is very much akin to leaving a blank cheque on the service... driving.ca Your check engine light comes on in your car; now what? #autos
"23.03.2017 13:48:00" theprovince.com B.C. will fight to get 'more than our fair share' of $11.2-billion federal housing budget The federal government has budgeted $11.2 billion toward affordable housing in Canada, but it remains to be seen what B.C.'s cut will be. B.C. Housing had previously said it hoped to receive about $233 million, while provincial Finance Minister Mike De B.C. Housing had previously said it hoped to receive about $233 million, while provincial Finance Minister Mike De Jong said he still expects B.C. to receive its fair share — and perhaps more.
"23.03.2017 13:12:02" theprovince.com The shadow of U.S. President Donald Trump and his agenda loom large over Canada’s federal budget Uncertainty over the economic, fiscal and trade policies of the United States has made it difficult to make predictions Although the Trump administration's promises of energy deregulation, higher infrastructure spending and tax cuts are now bolstering the American economy, the political volatility south of the border has made it difficult to make predictions.
"23.03.2017 12:36:00" theprovince.com B.C. gets $90m for children, but province not going $10-a-day child-care route A federal funding boost of about $90 million annually for child care in B.C. hasn't swayed the provincial Liberals on their opposition to calls for $10-a-day, subsidized child care. Child care is shaping up to be a key issue in this spring's B.C. election — particularly in Metro Vancouver, where parents often spend years on waiting lists for affordable options.
The NDP have put their support behind a $10-a-day subsidized plan, but
"23.03.2017 12:00:00" theprovince.com Geroy's names: You can now add 'Hall of Famer' to 'Superman' Hall of Fame bound: Legendary CFL receiver the case study in how to be a superstar, on and off the field Congratulations, Geroy!
"23.03.2017 11:24:00" theprovince.com B.C. consumers split over federal budget's tax hikes for booze, smokes B.C. residents are divided on changes in the federal budget announced Wednesday will make Canadians who drink, smoke and rely on public transit pay more. what do you think of the tax hikes on smokes and booze?
"23.03.2017 10:48:00" theprovince.com B.C. government contributes $5 million to Covenant House expansion The first phase of a project to expand Covenant House Vancouver is set to begin this fall, after a $5-million contribution from the B.C. government announced Wednesday. The funding will be added to the $10 million that Covenant House has raised for a new The funding will be added to the $10 million that Covenant House has raised for a new 21,820-square-foot building at 530 Drake Street.
It will include offices, 14 crisis beds for homeless and vulnerable youth, and a drop-in centre where youth can access
"23.03.2017 10:12:00" theprovince.com Donald Trump Jr. criticizes London mayor's terrorism comments shortly after deadly attack Trump Jr. took a break from defending his father's agenda on Twitter to weigh in on the deadly terror attack with a knock at London's Muslim mayor Scarcely two hours after first reports of Wednesday's attack emerged, the American president's son pounced, tweeting: You have to be kidding me?!: Terror attacks are part of living in big city, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
"23.03.2017 09:36:00" theprovince.com It's morphin' time for Ludi Lin as Vancouver actor suits up for new Power Rangers movie When he was a little kid, actor Ludi Lin was like a lot of other kids who spent a lot of time making up adventures for his or her favourite action figures. Ludi Lin, who calls Vancouver and Beijing home, is Zack/Black Ranger in the $160 million Power Rangers movie that's set to hit big screens March 24.
"23.03.2017 09:00:00" theprovince.com Former shelter dog Peanut helps save three-year-old left naked and alone in freezing weather Peanut alerted her owner that she wanted to go outside Friday and took him to a field behind the Michigan house where they found the little girl Thanks, Peanut!
"23.03.2017 07:48:00" theprovince.com Record heat in 2016 — and this year expected to propel the Earth's climate into 'uncharted territory 'We are reaching a level at a local scale that cannot support humans,' said Omar Baddour, co-ordinator of a World Meteorological Organization report Tuesday In 2016, for the first time in recorded history, the average global temperature rose 1.1 C above pre-industrial levels, the WMO's annual “State of Global Climate” report published Tuesday.
"23.03.2017 07:12:00" theprovince.com North Korean missile self-detonates 'within seconds of launch' in test firing gone wrong It was not immediately clear what type of missile North Korea had fired. Both South Korean and American militaries were working to analyze the data U.S. Pacific Command, based in Hawaii, said that the missile failed “within seconds of launch.”
"23.03.2017 06:35:04" theprovince.com Deadly spider venom can reduce brain damage from strokes A protein from the venom is not only harmless, but could also be a game-changer in treating strokes. Venom from the deadly Australian funnel-web spider can be used to protect the brain from devastating stroke damage, scientists have found.
"23.03.2017 06:00:14" theprovince.com Trump communications may have been 'monitored' after election, GOP lawmaker says Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said the intercepted communications do not appear to be related to the ongoing FBI investigation into Trump associates' contacts with Russia President Trump has said he feels 'somewhat' vindicated regarding his Obama wiretap claim following today's revelation by California congressman Devin Nunes.
Nunes did not say how he had received the new information, nor how the Trump team's
"23.03.2017 05:25:05" theprovince.com Instagram to let users book haircuts, etc. through app Instagram makes a play for Yelp, OpenTable and other booking apps Instagram, the photo-sharing application owned by Facebook, will soon let people book appointments with businesses, part of an effort to expand the app's consumer uses. #tech
"23.03.2017 04:44:00" Here's how Federal Budget 2017 will affect your bottom line Video: Here's how Federal Budget 2017 will affect your bottom line.
"23.03.2017 04:10:05" theprovince.com Wheel of Fortune contestant's epic fail goes viral If it weren't for Wheel of Fortune, we'd never know just how out of touch so much of America apparently is A Wheel of Fortune contestant was one letter away from winning when he guessed "A Streetcar Naked Desire."
"23.03.2017 03:35:03" theprovince.com 'Porn is for losers,' says Pamela Anderson Former Playboy model Pamela Anderson has teamed with a rabbi to speak out against pornography. Pamela Anderson, who has appeared on the cover of Playboy 14 times, is speaking out against pornography.
"23.03.2017 03:00:00" theprovince.com 'Oh God, it was horrible': Witnesses describe panic amid carnage of London terror attack 'Someone that was hit was airborne. One lady tragically had gone under the bus, that was on the road. She didn't look like she had much of a chance.' It was the terrorist attack that London police and security services always feared, but hoped would never come.
"23.03.2017 02:25:03" theprovince.com Cessna crashes onto shore of Lake Superior with no pilot Upon investigation, there was no trace that anyone had landed with the plane—and no footprints in the snow Officials are trying to solve the mystery of what happened to the pilot of a small plane after it crashed without anyone on board.
"23.03.2017 01:50:03" theprovince.com Like It Buy It 2017: Get ready to save! Everything listed at likeitbuyitvancouver.com has been discounted 25 to 50 per cent off the regular retail price. A half-price getaway to a fancy resort. Half-price patio furniture. Half-price golf. And 25 percent off a new car. Don't miss the Spring 2017 edition of Like It Buy It Vancouver!
"23.03.2017 01:10:06" theprovince.com B.C.'s top judge says system needs 'shock therapy' British Columbia's top judge says Canada's justice system needs work to ensure the legal needs of everyday people are being met, Do you think our justice system is in need of reform?
"23.03.2017 01:05:06" driving.ca Luxury tastes growing for Canadians, especially for SUVs Baby Boomer money, low interest rates spurring rise in luxury car sales – but upscale sedans take a big hit driving.ca Luxury car sales are skyrocketing in Canada. Who's buying them?
"23.03.2017 00:00:21" theprovince.com B.C. cabinet minister draws fire for photo op "It's a mistake and it will never happen again," Fassbender said. Peter Fassbender, the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, is being criticized for handing out government cheques in his campaign office, with re-election material and B.C. Liberal signs all around.
"23.03.2017 00:00:16" theprovince.com Everything you need to know about the federal budget Read the latest news and coverage on Federal Budget 2017. We've got all the key points of the federal budget, from changes to EI to increased child care affordability. Do you think the Liberals are on the right track?
"22.03.2017 23:25:03" theprovince.com Baby dies after going into cardiac arrest on Coquihalla The family was travelling from Vernon to Vancouver when the little boy's father realized he wasn't breathing. Police say a two-week-old baby has died after going into cardiac arrest while his parents drove along the Coquihalla. The parents called 911 and attempted CPR but were unable to save the child.
"22.03.2017 22:45:09" theprovince.com RCMP investigates vandalism at Surrey MLA's office Police received a complaint at 8:50 a.m. about a man smashing the front door with a rock. Police are investigating vandalism at Surrey Liberal MLA Stephanie Cadieux's constituency office in Cloverdale on Wednesday morning.
"22.03.2017 22:10:07" theprovince.com Three-year-old twins die in pond accident while father sleeps Frantic father calls 911 twice after awaking to discover youngsters have disappeared in heartbreaking incident A three-year-old girl and her twin brother died in a tragic accident in a Missouri pond after they apparently wandered from home as their father slept, authorities say.
"22.03.2017 21:57:07" National Post Music Scarlett Jane's Andrea Ramolo along with Matt Epp & Sahra Featherstone's Music were in the National Post music studio.
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"22.03.2017 21:35:05" theprovince.com How the 2017 federal budget will affect your life Ottawa is raising taxes on tobacco and alcohol. The Liberals are also eliminating the tax credit for commuters who buy a transit pass. British Columbians who drink, smoke and rely on public transit will be paying more thanks to changes in the federal budget.
"22.03.2017 21:00:22" theprovince.com Vancouver Sun hosts panel with 1970s sporting heroes The panel will touch on the achievements reached and the colourful characters who emerged during that era. Former Vancouver Whitecaps star Bob Lenarduzzi, B.C. Lions kicking legend Lui Passaglia, Vancouver Canucks alumni Dennis Kearns and Olympic gold medal gymnast Lori Fung are the Vancouver sports legends who will join Vancouver Sun columnist Iain MacIntyre
"22.03.2017 20:25:05" theprovince.com Google Maps to let other people track you Google believes the tool will be a convenient way for people to let someone know where they are without having to text or call them. Google Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family via the app. #tech
"22.03.2017 19:50:07" theprovince.com B.C. Green Party unveils economic platform The Green focus is on innovation, boosting spending on education to increase workforce skills and on fostering small business. B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver unveiled an economic campaign platform this morning aimed squarely at financially squeezed families and millennials struggling to get ahead.
"22.03.2017 19:10:13" theprovince.com Charges stayed against stepfather in Kamloops sex-abuse trial Charges have been stayed against a man accused of sexually abusing his stepdaughter in Adams Lake in the mid-1970s. The trial of a man accused of sexually abusing his stepdaughter in Adams Lake took a bizarre turn when B.C. Supreme Court Justice Peter Leask asked the prosecutor to limit questions and said he would rather be sleeping in his own bed than be in Kamloops.
"22.03.2017 18:35:09" theprovince.com Police says dozens watched Facebook Live rape of teen 'There were so many people that saw this and they didn't pick up the phone and dial 911' Chicago police say dozens of people watched a teen get raped on Facebook Live and did nothing.
"22.03.2017 18:00:36" theprovince.com 'Unprecedented uncertainty' in Vancouver real estate market Sales of homes for over $1 million in Vancouver fell 27 per cent from a year ago in January and February Recent government regulations have created "unprecedented levels of uncertainty" for the high-end home market heading into the key spring buying season, Sotheby's International Realty Canada said in a report released Wednesday.
"22.03.2017 18:00:29" driving.ca How It Works: Tires The most important feature on your vehicle is also the foundation of safe driving driving.ca Tires are the most important part on your car for control. Do you know how they work? #autos
"22.03.2017 17:25:05" theprovince.com Police officer gets year in jail for watching seized child porn Craig Wattier was found guilty on Monday of breach of trust for accessing the images and to fraud for claiming $28,000 in overtime A Peel police officer was sentenced to a year in jail for watching child porn seized by investigators - and charging overtime while doing so.
"22.03.2017 16:45:11" theprovince.com Trump's ex-campaign chief secretly worked for Russians Documents dating back as early as 2005 reveal Manafort worked for Russian interests President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to influence politics, business dealings and news coverage inside the United States and other countries.
"22.03.2017 16:10:08" theprovince.com Greyhound bus makes emergency stop after man puts on mask The driver called 911 and police responded within minutes. A Greyhound bus bound for Vancouver made an emergency stop on the highway after a passenger put on a mask, roamed the aisles and took photos of passengers.
"22.03.2017 15:23:46" theprovince.com Several injured outside British parliament, house on lockdown amid reports of shooting outside The UK parliament's sitting has been suspended and politicians and journalists have been told to stay inside their offices British parliament is on lockdown amid reports of gunfire outside and a car mowing down people on nearby Westminster Bridge.
"22.03.2017 15:00:00" theprovince.com Groups call on Christy Clark to return Kinder Morgan political donations Three environmental and public advocacy groups are calling on the B.C. Liberals to return hundreds of thousands of dollars donated by Kinder Morgan and its affiliated companies prior to the approval of their controversial pipeline expansion project. The Should Premier Clark return Kinder Morgan's political donations?
"22.03.2017 14:28:29" theprovince.com Troubled Waters: More valuable than oil, water is big business Mumbai, India — On the 12th storey of the stylish Naman Midtown skyscraper, a stone's throw from the Canadian Embassy and just up the road from the Trump Tower Mumbai, Joel Fernandes's well-appoint… Canadian water experts and businesses have a huge opportunity in India's multibillion-dollar effort to clean up the Ganges River.
"22.03.2017 13:48:00" theprovince.com Lower Mainland animal rescue groups banding together An explosion in the number of animal-rescue groups in B.C. has prompted a Lower Mainland organization to look at developing standards for rescue groups. Currently, anyone in B.C. can take in animals and say they are running an animal shelter or rescue Currently, anyone in B.C. can take in animals and say they are running an animal shelter or rescue group. And as long as they are following local bylaws and not breaking animal-cruelty laws, there is nothing anyone can do to stop or regulate them.
"22.03.2017 13:40:22" driving.ca Luxury tastes growing for Canadians, especially for SUVs Baby Boomer money, low interest rates spurring rise in luxury car sales – but upscale sedans take a big hit driving.ca The luxury car market has skyrocketed in Canada in the last few years; here's why. #autos
"22.03.2017 13:12:00" theprovince.com Uber shifts into election gear with petition campaigning for ride-hailing in B.C. Uber is circulating a petition in hopes of getting the attention of B.C. politicians jockeying for votes as the May provincial election looms. The petition's goal was bumped to 30,000, after its initial goal of 10,000 B.C. signatures was hit in just a matter of hours.
"22.03.2017 12:36:00" theprovince.com B.C. oyster industry reeling after more than 300 consumers fall ill The federal government has closed oyster farming at seven diverse locations in southern B.C. waters, and several other commercial growers have voluntarily stopped selling amidst the worst norovirus outbreak to ever hit the industry. To date, a total of 304 illnesses have been reported in B.C., Alberta, and Ontario from eating raw or undercooked oysters from the West Coast.
"22.03.2017 12:00:00" theprovince.com Police arrest man wanted for first-degree murder of his seven-year-old stepson following manhunt Police allege Justin Kuijer attacked Nathan Dumas on Friday morning, causing undisclosed injuries that led to his death in hospital the next day The search is over for an Ontario man accused of fatally injuring his stepson moments before allegedly stabbing a local bank employee.
"22.03.2017 11:24:00" theprovince.com White Rock beachfront merchants are open for business A group of White Rock's beachfront merchants met recently with local commercial organizations to come up with ways to boost business along the seaside drive amid claims of tough times at the seaside destination. The… “It is not a ghost town. There are some issues that need to be addressed and that was really the purpose of the meeting.”
"22.03.2017 10:12:00" theprovince.com Justin Trudeau's contentious family vacation with Aga Khan cost $127,000, documents reveal This gives the opposition a chance to bring up the trip that has embroiled Trudeau in an ethics probe and also attack him for overspending on government entitlements The federal ethics watchdog is looking into the trip to see if Trudeau violated guidelines for ministers when he vacationed on a private island owned by the Aga Khan and took the spiritual leader's private helicopter as part of the visit.
"22.03.2017 09:36:00" theprovince.com Archived pamphlets and photos show B.C. Socreds knew how to brag The B.C. provincial election is just around the corner. So perhaps it was fate that I recently discovered some classic B.C. memorabilia in the Sun/Province archives — a cache of old Social Credit pamphlets from the early 1950s. Before the Internet, there were B.C. Socred promo pamphlets. And they were shameless self-promoters:
"THIS IS THE LARGEST PROGRAM IN THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE PROVINCE.”
"22.03.2017 09:00:00" theprovince.com Mother of two-year-old who fatally shot older brother previously let toddler handle gun: police Wendy Lavarnia, 28, described allowing the 2-year-old to practice pulling the trigger of this gun when empty on previous occasions, police said. A 9-year-old boy shot in the head by his 2-year-old brother with their mother's handgun died Tuesday, and their mother told police she had previously let the toddler handle the gun when it wasn't loaded, authorities said.
"22.03.2017 08:24:00" theprovince.com Trump warns GOP of political costs of rejecting health bill WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned House Republicans they could lose their seats in next year's midterm elections if they failed to back the GOP health care overhaul and fulfil a long-promised goal to undo Barack Obama's Affordable Care After a day of cajoling votes, a senior administration official said the White House is trying to persuade about 20 to 25 House Republicans who are either opposed or undecided.
House leaders and Trump can only afford to lose 21.
"22.03.2017 07:48:00" theprovince.com Fast food week: The 30 best burgers you can order in Canada Michael Chandler: Two pieces of bread and ground beef formed into a carnivorous discus constructs the centrepiece of a most perfect meal What's the best burger around?
"22.03.2017 07:12:00" theprovince.com City of Vancouver expects March to prove deadly for drug users The City of Vancouver is predicting March will be even deadlier than February for drug users. The fentanyl crisis is expected to continue to get worse.
"22.03.2017 06:36:00" theprovince.com Illegal border crossings rose sharply in first two months of 2017 The RCMP arrested nearly half as many illegal border-crossers in the first two months of 2017 as in all of 2016, according to statistics released Tuesday. RCMP data shows that, of those stopped so far this year, 677 were in Quebec, 161 in Manitoba and 291 in British Columbia.
"22.03.2017 06:00:00" theprovince.com Judge acquits activist who bared breasts at Montreal GP: 'It's a victory for freedom of expression' Neda Topaloski faced charges of disturbing the peace and mischief following the topless action, which was aimed at condemning the sex trade "It's a victory for freedom of expression," Neda Topaloski said after she was acquitted, opening her jacket to reveal a T-shirt reading "Every woman is a riot."
"22.03.2017 05:24:00" theprovince.com Hells Angel convicted in major cocaine conspiracy should get 18 to 20 years: Crown A senior member of the Hells Angels in B.C. who was convicted in connection with a major cocaine conspiracy should spend 18 to 20 years behind bars, a prosecutor argued Tuesday. In September, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Carol Ross found David Giles, the In September, David Giles, the vice-president of the Kelowna chapter of the notorious motorcycle gang, was found guilty of conspiracy to import cocaine, conspiracy to traffic in cocaine and possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Three of his
"22.03.2017 04:48:00" theprovince.com Adult day programs for frail Vancouver seniors critical in providing relief for caregivers B.C.'s seniors advocate says one temporary home should be found for frail seniors disrupted by the redevelopment of the George Pearson Centre in Vancouver, not several. Without these programs, “If you're caring for somebody at home and they can't be left alone, you're basically in the house all the time.”
"22.03.2017 04:03:57" theprovince.com Canucks 5 Blackhawks 4 (OT): Canucks blow lead — yet still win — in Windy City CHICAGO — It was the most beloved collapse in Canucks history followed by one of the most bittersweet wins ever. On Tuesday, blowing a three-goal lead was welcomed with a warm embrace by the city of Vancouver.
What a time to be alive, writes Jason Botchford.
"22.03.2017 03:36:00" theprovince.com Canucks season tickets a tough sell as NHL team struggles The Canucks are in the difficult position of the business cycle for an NHL franchise. They are somewhere between falling out of Stanley Cup contention and rebuilding. The Canucks' organization is trying to rally with a revamped pricing structure that lowers some prices on season tickets, along with gifts and credits for food-and-beverage services, but the team is probably still going to be a tough sell going forward.
"22.03.2017 03:00:00" theprovince.com Bell and Rogers offer sports bars unpleasant choice: Give us more money or lose TSN and Sportsnet Scott Stinson: This likely won't endear the companies to Canadian fans long used to watching the game over a couple of pints at their local If this makes the cost of a pint go up even higher, there will be chaos in the streets.
"22.03.2017 02:24:00" theprovince.com Mixing energy drinks and alcohol increases risk of injury twenty-fold, UVic research finds Mixing alcohol with high-caffeine energy drinks may lead to a 20-fold increase in the risk of injury, according to data collected from emergency rooms in Vancouver and Victoria. Because high doses of caffeine mask the sedating effects of alcohol, people This is especially common among college-age drinkers. And the reason it's a problem: "People underestimate how intoxicated they are."
"22.03.2017 01:48:00" Timeline Photos We received this letter to the editor from Jim Edwards of Gibsons, B.C. Would you support this merged party?
Instead of the NDP and Green Party fighting each other, why not join forces and oust the Liberals? Both of these parties seem to be more attuned
"22.03.2017 01:12:00" theprovince.com Everything you need to know about the inflight laptop ban, from what it is to why Canada is considering it The U.S. government was the first to announce it is barring passengers on certain flights originating in eight countries from bringing most electronics in carry-on luggage If this comes to Canada, will you feel a) safer or b) annoyed?
"22.03.2017 01:00:13" driving.ca Top 10 small SUVs with the best fuel economy One of the biggest bonuses of choosing a compact utility vehicle is the lack of pain at the gas pump driving.ca Have you figured out the most fuel efficient small SUV in Canada? Hint: It's Murican but not made in Murica.
"22.03.2017 00:36:00" theprovince.com Man charged in theft of Delta family's beloved SUV An alleged car thief has been charged after a Delta's family's beloved old SUV was stolen from outside their home, then safely returned a week later. They have their much-loved old Pathfinder back, and a suspect has been charged.
"22.03.2017 00:00:00" theprovince.com Judge tries to fast-track Kamloops rape trial due to 'extremely shorthanded' judiciary Citing a "shorthanded" judiciary, a B.C. Supreme Court judge Monday urged two lawyers to try to finish a two-week trial in five days. “Full disclosure: I live in Vancouver,” the judge said. “Kamloops is a wonderful place, but I like sleeping in my own bed.”
"21.03.2017 23:24:00" theprovince.com Gordon Clark: Even in B.C., the buyer should be aware I find myself reacting lately to some financial stories that have made their way into the headlines — but not in ways I suspect the protagonists of these stories would wish. Columnist Gord Clark says renters complaining about hikes aren't doing their homework. Do you agree?
"21.03.2017 23:05:03" driving.ca Your Corner Wrench: Don't let your auto's interior get you all cracked up Time takes its toll on all things, but that isn't a reason to think your vehicle's interior is damaged beyond hope like the human body, keeping your car young at heart means keeping the insides in good shape.
"21.03.2017 22:48:00" theprovince.com Tories accuse Liberals of 'ramming through whatever the f- they want' to change House procedure The Liberals are considering halting House sittings on Fridays; only requiring the PM to be in question period one day a week; and introducing electronic voting With little notice, the Liberals moved Tuesday to have the Procedure and House Affairs committee study major changes to standing orders put forward by Liberal House leader Bardish Chagger, giving a tight June deadline and offering no indication that they
"21.03.2017 22:12:00" theprovince.com Apple Inc unveils new iPad with lowest price ever, red iPhone 7 and new social app Clips Apple also said its smaller iPhone SE model will be available in 32 and 128 gigabyte (GB) versions, replacing the 16 GB and 64 GB models Apple unveiled a new 9.7-inch iPad starting at US$329, and a special edition red-aluminum finish iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, part of the company's decade-long partnership with (RED), which contributes to the Global Fund to fight HIV and AIDS.
"21.03.2017 21:36:00" theprovince.com Watch: Elmo gets fired thanks to Trump's proposed budget cuts in parody video Part of the plan's controversial cuts includes cutting funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which could mean a slash to PBS's budget. Sesame Street has never been a friend of Donald Grump, er, Trump.
"21.03.2017 21:00:00" theprovince.com Canucks vs Hawks Gameday: The rivalry is dead and that, well, sucks Remember Hawks-Canucks? That is among the greatest "remember whens?" in Canucks history. Chicago is making its claim as one of the best teams in hockey. The Vancouver Canucks are trying not to be one of the worst.
They are separated by 34 points in the standings.
"21.03.2017 20:24:00" theprovince.com Sunwing pilot pleads guilty to going to work so drunk he passed out in cockpit Sunwing Airlines captain Miroslav Gronych was so drunk when he showed up for work last Dec. 31, his pilot "wing" pin was clipped to his uniform upside down “He was slurring his words, staggering, and could not walk in a straight line.”
"21.03.2017 19:48:00" theprovince.com Ivanka Trump to get West Wing office, access to classified information Ivanka Trump is working out of a West Wing office and will get access to classified information, though she is not technically serving as a government employee Ivanka Trump's role has already come under scrutiny because there is little precedent for a member of the first family with this kind of influence
"21.03.2017 19:12:00" theprovince.com Woman injured, man in custody, after violent attack in Campbell River It happened early Monday morning and Staff Sgt. Troy Beauregard says it was not random. A woman has been seriously injured and a man is in custody following what RCMP in Campbell River describe as a break-in at a home.
"21.03.2017 18:36:00" theprovince.com Bulk of airplane noise complaints came from two people, who filed 2,801 complaints last year That's, on average, almost five phone calls or online submissions to the airport authority every single day, to vent about the sound of planes. Last year, a single Calgarian complained to the Calgary Airport Authority 1,707 times about aircraft noise.
"21.03.2017 18:00:00" theprovince.com B.C. Hells Angels associate should get 10 years for drug sting: Crown The prosecutor noted that Shawn Womacks had just finished another sentence for trafficking when he got involved with Hells Angels associates Shawn Womacks was caught red-handed as he unpacked what he believed to be cocaine from a Martha Stewart box at a Burnaby warehouse in 2012.
"21.03.2017 17:24:00" theprovince.com The life of an Alberta man who lived with the grizzlies, Charlie Russell Soaring over the Kamchatka Peninsula, an armadillo-shaped chunk of subarctic land hanging off the eastern tip of Russia, you can fly for hours over miles of greenery, rivers and volcanoes without seeing any signs of civilization. Within this vast expanse Charlie Russell embarked on what turned into a decade-long mission living among 400 bears in his little cabin off Kambalnoye Lake in Russia to disprove two ideas about bears — one, that they were unpredictable and two, that they were inherently dangerous
"21.03.2017 16:48:00" theprovince.com Lawsuit alleges B.C. gov't spending millions on partisan ads to enhance Liberals' image David Trapp, representative plaintiff in the case, was angry at watching government ads running on TV while he was recently recovering from cancer. A White Rock man has filed a class-action lawsuit aimed at getting the B.C. government to stop spending millions on what he and his lawyers are calling partisan advertising.
"21.03.2017 16:12:00" theprovince.com Two decades after inmate was brutally killed in Kingston prison, DNA helps point to suspect It was July 24, 1994, and a “strange atmosphere” had come over guards and inmates alike at this medium secure federal penitentiary in Kingston, Ont. Phong Nien Chau had been beaten about the head and apparently strangled to his last breath by two ligatures: a set of bud style earphones, and his own wooden crucifix
Brian Riches was charged 20 years after Chau's death after the case was resurrected
"21.03.2017 15:36:00" theprovince.com Downtown Eastside homelessness reaching crisis levels: Carnegie report Homelessness in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside is reaching crisis levels with few solutions in sight, according to the Carnegie Community Action Project's (CCAP) hotel and housing report released Monday. “Homelessness now is worse than it's ever been. Forty years ago, we hardly had any homeless in Vancouver.”
"21.03.2017 15:05:07" driving.ca First Drive: 2018 Audi RS3 A unique combination of tires makes this baby Audi a drift king on tarmac driving.ca Audi found a very simple way to make its new RS3 the drifting king of the road.
"21.03.2017 15:00:00" theprovince.com Canada's 'Princess of Pot' returns home to Vancouver to begin cutting ties with Cannabis Culture empire Jodie Emery returned to her Chinatown apartment for the first time since being released from custody earlier this month in Toronto Canada's “Princess of Pot” Jodie Emery flew home to Vancouver Monday to cut ties with the cannabis empire she and her husband spent decades growing.
"21.03.2017 14:24:00" theprovince.com Police investigate photographer accused of posting nude photos of woman online without her consent Allegations from several women emerged on social media late last week, prompting Ren Bostelaar to post an apology on Facebook, which he has since deleted A woman alleged that a Toronto photographer and comedian publicly posted nude photos of her online without her consent
"21.03.2017 06:35:04" theprovince.com Holy Land discoveries could provide clues on how Jesus lived "We have found lots of things about what happened at the time he lived, such as the population and the material culture that grew because of him" A professor of Christian archaeology says that what has been found to date corroborates biblical accounts of Jesus' life and puts his existence into a real context
"21.03.2017 06:00:17" theprovince.com 'I may not be welcome': Stephen Hawking on Trump's America 'His priority will be to satisfy his electorate, who are neither liberal nor that well-informed' Stephen Hawking says he no longer feels welcome in the United States, now that President Donald Trump is in power.
"21.03.2017 05:25:04" theprovince.com MMA fighter War Machine guilty of kidnapping, assaulting porn star Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver was convicted of a total of 29 counts. He could face up to life in prison. A Las Vegas jury on Monday found a former mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine guilty of kidnapping and sexually assaulting his porn actress ex-girlfriend.
"21.03.2017 04:50:11" theprovince.com Tool returning to Vancouver on June 15 Tickets for Tool, which will range between $75 and $125 (plus fees), go on sale March 24 through Ticketmaster. Alt-metal gods Tool will make their first Vancouver appearance in seven years when they play Rogers Arena on June 15.
"21.03.2017 04:10:06" theprovince.com Dramatic video shows kidnapped woman escape from trunk of car Alabama nursing student Brittany Diggs says she used the light on her insulin pump to find the latch that allowed her to flee A quick-thinking U.S. woman was able to escape her captor after she was abducted - and it was all caught on video.
"21.03.2017 03:35:11" theprovince.com Photos show rescue of deer - and rescuers - from frozen pond The amphibious land boat that crews were using to get near the deer took on water, forcing the rescuers into the cold waters New Jersey rescue crews spent most of the weekend helping free a deer -- and themselves -- from an icy pond.
"21.03.2017 03:06:09" National Post Music Limblifter was in the National Post music studio and performed a stripped down version of 'Tinfoil'
"21.03.2017 03:00:13" theprovince.com Fabian Dawson: Vancouver's vision is simply fossil foolery The key issues, which seem to have been ignored by city hall at the expense of its citizens, is price, pace and practicality. Is Vancouver's Renewable City Strategy unrealistic and fossil foolery that will make our community, which is already one of the most expensive places to work and live in, more unaffordable?
"21.03.2017 02:25:04" theprovince.com Steve McQueen narrowly escaped death at hands of Manson family Neile Adams is talking about her marriage to Steve McQueen and how his serial infidelity may have saved his life Steve McQueen wasn't the most faithful man - and his infidelity may have saved his life when he went off with a woman instead of joining friends at a home attacked the followers of Charles Manson.
"21.03.2017 01:50:05" theprovince.com Fentanyl: A men's health crisis A Vancouver psychologist is among the few taking seriously that B.C.'s fentanyl crisis is predominantly striking males, mostly young. More than 70 per cent of fentanyl deaths involve men. Why is fentanyl hitting males so hard?
"21.03.2017 01:10:06" theprovince.com Government bans cardboard cut-outs of PM "I think this will be a hoot and extremely popular and go well with our Snapchat filter," said an embassy exec before the ban. The government has instructed diplomatic missions to stop using life-size cardboard cut-outs of the prime minister to promote Canada.
"21.03.2017 00:35:05" theprovince.com Anglican church disputes claim that residential schools contained 'good' "We have hung our heads in shame and raised them with remorse over the pain our church inflicted upon those children" "There was nothing good about children going missing and no report being filed. There was nothing good about burying children in unmarked graves far from their ancestral homes."
"21.03.2017 00:00:19" theprovince.com Doctors harvest organs from patients who undergo assisted death What if people agree to donate, but then change their mind about euthanasia? Doctors have already harvested organs from dozens of Canadians who underwent medically assisted death, a practice supporters say expands the pool of desperately needed organs, but ethicists worry could make it harder for euthanasia patients to voice a
"20.03.2017 23:25:09" theprovince.com B.C. to take small claims disputes online The Civil Resolution Tribunal will begin accepting small claims cases involving amounts of $5,000 or less on June 1. B.C. residents will soon be able to sidestep a physical courtroom and fight many small claims disputes online.
"20.03.2017 22:50:07" theprovince.com North Korea not afraid of U.S. threat of military strike 'The nuclear force of (North Korea) is the treasured sword of justice and the most reliable war deterrence' North Korea said Monday it is not frightened by U.S. threats of possible pre-emptive military action to halt its nuclear and missile buildup.
"20.03.2017 22:10:08" theprovince.com Babies to blame for risk of heart attacks in younger women About 30 per cent of cases involved women who were nearing the end of a pregnancy or had recently given birth. More than 350 Canadian people a year, many young women, may be falling victim to stress-related heart attacks - many caused by pregnancy or labour.
"20.03.2017 21:35:07" theprovince.com YouTube 'looking into' complaints it censors LGBT videos Filtered videos include an LGBT couple reading their wedding vows to each other and a makeup tutorial for trans women Many prominent YouTubers are accusing the service of censoring LGBT videos. #tech
"20.03.2017 21:00:25" theprovince.com Site C hydroelectric project surpasses 2,000 workers Statistics from BC Hydro show 2,124 people worked on the Site C project in January More than 2,000 people are now working on the Site C hydroelectric project on the Peace River in northeastern British Columbia, reaching what the provincial government says is an employment milestone.
"20.03.2017 20:25:08" theprovince.com Beauty and the Beast banks biggest March opening of all time This places the Disney hit just above last year's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which previously held the title for biggest March opening A mostly female audience helped Beauty and the Beast claw its way to the biggest March opening of all time, taking in $350 million at the box office worldwide. #arts
"20.03.2017 19:50:08" theprovince.com Comey: FBI investigating links between Russia and Trump associates Comey said he'd been authorized to discuss the case given the extreme public interest in this case FBI Director James Comey confirmed Monday that the bureau is investigating possible links and co-ordination between Russia and associates of President Donald Trump as part of a broader probe of Russian interference in last year's presidential election.
"20.03.2017 19:10:08" theprovince.com TransCanada seeks to start building pipeline without LNG project's OK It's seeking regulatory approvals that would allow it to begin construction on the pipeline in the first half of 2018 TransCanada Corp. is seeking regulatory approval to begin construction of a pipeline that would help feed a proposed liquefied natural gas export terminal on B.C.'s north coast even though a final decision has not yet been made whether to build the
"20.03.2017 18:35:11" theprovince.com Bob Dylan will play Rogers Arena July 25 Tickets for Dylan's Rogers Arena show, which range from $46.50-$112 (plus fees), go on sale Friday, with pre-sales Thursday Music legend and Nobel laureate Bob Dylan will bring his Never Ending Tour to Vancouver on July 25 to promote Triplicate, his new triple LP of covers. #arts
"20.03.2017 18:00:40" theprovince.com A Muppet with autism to be welcomed on 'Sesame Street' Folks on Sesame Street have a way of making everyone feel accepted. Julia is a Muppet youngster with blazing red hair, bright green eyes — and autism. Rather than being treated like an outsider, which too often is the plight of kids on the spectrum, Julia is one of the gang.
"20.03.2017 17:50:07" driving.ca The little things can mean a lot when it comes to fine print Warranties and insurance are unforgiving if you make one small (or large) mistake without knowing the consequences driving.ca: Reading the fine print is especially important when it comes to insurance policies. http://ow.ly/3Sj430a5etA
"20.03.2017 17:25:10" theprovince.com Canada cracks the top 10 of World Happiness Report Norway vaulted into the top position of the ranking of 155 countries. Canada came in the seventh spot, with the U.S. trailing behind in 14th Are you happy?
"20.03.2017 16:50:09" theprovince.com Coroners inquest to probe police-involved shooting in Surrey Police have said Naverone Woods was distraught when officers were called to the store on the morning of Dec. 28, 2014. A coroners inquest is scheduled to begin today into the case of a 23-year-old man who died after he was shot by transit police in a Surrey grocery store.
"20.03.2017 16:15:55" theprovince.com Braid station closed as 'medical emergency' causes delays TransLink says trains are being turned back at Lougheed and Sapperton Stations. A medical emergency at Braid station in New Westminster is causing delays on SkyTrain's Expo Line Monday morning.
"20.03.2017 16:10:13" theprovince.com Katy Perry reveals she tried to 'pray the gay away' Accepting an award Saturday honouring those who fight for LGBT rights, the pop singer said she has done more than just kiss a girl "I kissed a girl and I liked it. Truth be told, I did more than that."
"20.03.2017 15:35:08" theprovince.com Crocodile attacks teen after he jumped into river on a dare The body of another man was recovered nearby and it is suspected he was killed by a crocodile. An Australian teen was attacked seconds after jumping into a crocodile-infested river on a dare from his friends.
"20.03.2017 14:36:00" theprovince.com Enjoy it for now: Blue skies greet the arrival of spring in Vancouver For those who have been looking forward to the arrival of spring, the official change of seasons occurs in Vancouver at 3:28 a.m. on Monday. The forecast for the first day of spring calls for a pleasant mix of sun and clouds, with a high temperature of 10 C, but the respite will be short-lived.
Rain is expected every day from Tuesday through Saturday.
"20.03.2017 13:36:02" theprovince.com Asia-Pacific: Business leaders talk Canada's global brand, and how to use it Canada may have a positive reputation on the world stage, but it suffers from confused branding that is hindering its competitiveness, according to foreign business leaders. As U.S. foreign and trade policy turns inward, Canada has an opportunity to “Canada should seek to be the most global country on earth. We should be the globalists.”
How should Canada brand itself going forward?
"20.03.2017 12:30:01" A new way to treat diabetes?
"20.03.2017 11:36:00" theprovince.com Ousted keeping the faith, confident wins will come As reporters peppered Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson post-game with questions about the team's lack of finish, discipline and inability to win, his all-star keeper was offering free stress therapy o… The Whitecaps are off on the wrong foot to start their season.
"20.03.2017 10:36:00" theprovince.com Photos: Red Hot Chili Peppers at Rogers Arena The Red Hot Chili Peppers performed at Rogers Arena as part of the Gateway World Tour, March 18, 2017. The Red Hot Chili Peppers took to the stage at Rogers Arena on Saturday, playing a selection of their hits as well as “Johnny B. Goode” as a tribute to Chuck Berry, who passed away over the weekend.
"20.03.2017 09:36:00" theprovince.com Jeff Paterson: Super-sized Tryamkin doesn't need super-sized pressure The comments of Vancouver Canucks head coach Willie Desjardins about Nikita Tryamkin on Friday were curious in both timing and tone. Who is your favourite young Canuck at the moment?
"20.03.2017 08:36:00" theprovince.com Victoria Cross winner from New Westminster battalion to be honoured in Northern France next month Victoria Cross winner Filip Konowal, who served with a New Westminster-raised battalion during the First World War, will be honoured with a commemorative walk next month in Northern France, at a spot a few hundred metres from his most famous encounter. Filip Konowal was credited with killing 16 German soldiers, mostly with his bayonet, in house-to-house fighting in the city of Lens in August, 1917, close to a place called Hill 70.
"20.03.2017 07:36:00" theprovince.com Northern aliens: Around 100,000 Canadians live under the radar in U.S. as illegal immigrants If illegals from Canada have had a comparatively easy ride to date, that may be about to change with Trump's determination to crack down on… An army of Canadian citizens — despite coming from a place of relative affluence and opportunity – live illicitly in the U.S.
"20.03.2017 06:36:01" theprovince.com Public service director was told her staff wanted to 'kill her,' 'eat her liver' at dysfunctional... A public service director was told her workers wanted her dead and would eat her liver after a gossip problem in a deeply dysfunctional Gatineau government office descended into threats, allegations of tyranny, and a teary meeting between senior And you thought things were bad at your workplace.
"20.03.2017 05:35:00" theprovince.com Ex-junior hockey player who fell to his death in Kelowna remembered by friends, teammates Friends and former teammates are mourning the death of a man who died after falling from the fifth-floor balcony of a downtown Kelowna condo Friday. Tributes poured in online on the weekend, including many from B.C.'s junior hockey community.
"20.03.2017 04:36:00" theprovince.com Hockey parents fuming after playoff game decided by coin toss There is less than a month left in the NHL playoff run, but dozens of Calgary minor hockey teams are already competing for city championships. But parents… “This will be my fourth year coaching minor hockey and I played since I was three years old . . . I've been around the game for 23 years and I've never seen anything like it.”
"20.03.2017 04:00:00" theprovince.com Redevelopment threatens day care for 125 frail seniors at George Pearson Centre The multi-million dollar redevelopment of the site around the George Pearson Centre at Cambie and 57th Avenue may disrupt the lives of 125 frail seniors in an adult day care program. For the past year, the society has been looking for a suitable temporary replacement space on the west side of Vancouver. But despite looking at 19 sites, the society hasn't been able to find anything, said Elaine Wass, vice chair of the board.
"20.03.2017 04:00:00" theprovince.com Busker dust-up hits Kelowna streets Kelowna busker Michael Elliott says a dust-up over his music has opened up a conversation on just what kind of community Kelowna wants to be. Public support was swift when the clip went viral, so the city quickly reduced the noise violation fine to a warning. But Michael Elliott believes the controversy is about much more than noise.
"20.03.2017 03:36:01" theprovince.com Rob Shaw: To keep donation scandal alive, B.C. NDP need to kick Liberals when they're down B.C.'s Liberal government limped out of the spring legislative session, struggling to shake off a brewing controversy that threatened to derail its re-election chances just weeks before the start of a campaign. The guy who ran the NDP's failed 2013 campaign is offering important lessons for today's New Democrats that are hoping to ride the current cash-for-access, political-donations controversy all the way to the polls on May 9.
"20.03.2017 02:36:00" theprovince.com 'We want to preserve what we've got here': Chilliwack community cleans up on the Fraser River CHILLIWACK Ross Aikenhead's pickup truck rumbles up the river bank and stops in front of a huge garbage bin. As rain falls in sheets… Fraser River community taking an active role in preserving the quality of their surroundings
"20.03.2017 02:35:00" theprovince.com California waiter refused to serve four Latina women until he saw 'proof of residency' It was girls' day out, and Diana Carrillo had abandoned her desire to eat healthy well before she, her sister and two friends got to the Southern California restaurant. The destination: Saint Marc, an upscale spot in the seaside city of Huntington Be "I thought maybe he was being a smart a-- or joking but the fact that he said "I need to make sure you're from here before I serve you" was completely unacceptable."
"20.03.2017 02:01:22" National Post Music Watch Canadian folk singer-songwriter, Basia Bulat in the National Post music studio.
#npmusic #npsessions #folk #cdnmusic
"20.03.2017 02:00:00" theprovince.com Family of Myles Gray caught in spat between Vancouver police, independent watchdog The grieving family of Myles Gray are caught in a standoff between Vancouver police officers and B.C.'s independent police watchdog, causing a painful delay in the investigation into their son's 2015 death. The officers involved in the fatality are not giving further statements because they claim they've been denied access to crucial information by the Independent Investigations Office of B.C.
The IIO says the investigation has gone on longer than usual —
"20.03.2017 01:36:00" theprovince.com Gordon Clark: Our DNA shows just how stupid is it to hate others Ten years ago, when I was business editor at The Province, a company behind one of those DNA test kits sent me a sample to try. "Our DNA shows how stupid is it to hate others, especially when you consider that we've all got a little of those so-called “others” inside us. How “other” can anyone really be?"
"20.03.2017 00:36:00" theprovince.com After a life dodging trouble, Montreal man caught up in drug case fights to recover $200,000 life savings "When push comes to shove, he's one of the most remarkably decent human beings you'll ever find" At 83, Jesse Goldstaub finds himself ensnared in a criminal drug case and fearing he might die without recovering life savings that he says were wrongly seized by the police.
"19.03.2017 23:36:00" theprovince.com Troubled Waters: In Lytton, a fix for decades of boil-water advisories Lytton First Nation, B.C. — An elder in the Lytton First Nation told Jim Brown a story of her own relatives, who died years ago after developing diarrhea. “Now there's no chance of anybody getting sick from water. … Everybody should have this kind of system.”
"19.03.2017 22:36:00" theprovince.com Gordon Clark: Our DNA shows just how stupid is it to hate others Ten years ago, when I was business editor at The Province, a company behind one of those DNA test kits sent me a sample to try. Why spew hate at “others” when we've all got some “others” inside us?
"19.03.2017 21:36:00" theprovince.com 'Was there a physical wiretap of Trump Tower? No' Rep. Devin Nunes spoke a day before the House Intelligence Committee's first public hearing on alleged Russian attempts to interfere in last year's presidential election The Republican chairman and ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday that there was no proof in new documents provided to Congress by the Justice Department on Friday to support President Donald Trump's claim that his predecessor
"19.03.2017 20:36:00" theprovince.com B.C.'s former children's watchdog is suing province over pension benefits Turpel-Lafond filed a notice of claim accusing the province of breaking a verbal agreement to provide her with 1.5 years of pension credit for every year of service Former children's watchdog Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond is suing the B.C. government for breach of contract, alleging “malicious and bad faith conduct” in a dispute over pension benefits.
"19.03.2017 19:36:00" theprovince.com Canadians' search for adopted girl's kin in China goes viral The 11-year-old, who was abandoned as a baby in China, suffers from a blood disorder. The only cure is a bone-marrow transplant, which means finding her biological family “Will you please help us give Hosanna a long and healthy life?”
"19.03.2017 18:36:01" theprovince.com As provinces move to ditch heels in sexist dress codes, experts say servers aren’t the only ones stuck tottering Ontario and B.C. have taken steps to ban sexist dress codes, but workplace equality experts say women still face unwritten expectations of lipstick and heels “When you think about dress and physical appearance, women face higher standards in a lot of cases than men.”
"19.03.2017 17:36:00" theprovince.com A seven-year-old is dead and a manhunt is underway for his stepfather for a separate stabbing Nathan Dumas died Saturday after being found wounded Thursday by his mother. The boy died Saturday, his stepfather is on the run, and the crime may be connected to a stabbing at a local bank that same morning.
But police are not releasing how the child died nor why they've linked the investigations.
"19.03.2017 16:31:52" theprovince.com From opium to fentanyl: How did we get here? The fringes of Chinatown have always been the centre of Canada's opiate trade. Vancouver has always had a drug problem.
Only the opioids of choice — and the increasingly staggering death toll — have changed over the years
"19.03.2017 15:36:00" theprovince.com B.C. paramedics push petition to join police and firefighters' collective bargaining pact They feel burned out, but B.C.'s paramedics are pulling themselves up by their bootstraps for the final weeks of a battle to gain the same bargaining… Do you think its time all these hard-working paramedics be given the same bargaining rights as police and firefighters?
"19.03.2017 13:36:03" theprovince.com Loui Loui? Oh no, Lucic has been better than that for the ascendant Oilers EDMONTON — Loui Eriksson's season has been terrible. Milan Lucic's could still be great. A paramount difference is the teams they play for. Should the Canucks have made a better effort somewhere along the way to land Milan Lucic?
"19.03.2017 07:36:01" theprovince.com Oilers 2, Canucks 0: McDavid's magic moment enough to sink Vancouver Saturday night was a showcase of two teams headed in opposite directions, at increasing velocities. "The Oilers with Connor McDavid are only going to get better. The Canucks, frightening as this sounds, may even get worse."
"19.03.2017 06:36:00" theprovince.com Zack Kassian on top of his game as Oilers prepare to host his old team One of the more remarkable hockey stories in these parts has been the transition of Zack Kassian from zero to hero. Did you need another reason to hate this Canucks season? You're welcome.
"19.03.2017 05:36:00" theprovince.com Exercise, diet better than medicine for treating Type 2 diabetes, says UBC group Taking medication to tightly control and lower blood glucose levels is the advice frequently given by doctors to the 400,000 B.C. residents with Type 2… Proving that, when it comes to Type 2 diabetes, taking care of yourself is much better than any drug
"19.03.2017 04:36:01" theprovince.com White Rock gets millions to remove arsenic, manganese from water supply White Rock has received the largest grant in its history to deal with elevated levels of arsenic and manganese in the city water supply. The money, almost $11.8 million, was announced Friday as part of a spending blitz by the federal and provincial Are you worried about the quality of your water in White Rock and South Surrey?
"19.03.2017 04:00:00" theprovince.com Regulators cast critical eye on Canadian travel insurance industry Many travel insurance policies are sold in Canada without proper medical questionnaires and with dozens of pages of complicated jargon, potentially leaving policy holders with no coverage, according to an insurance regulators' issues report obtained by How closely to you look at your travel insurance before voyaging out?
"19.03.2017 03:00:01" theprovince.com Nobina Robinson: To tackle youth employment we need more polytechnic education It's not easy being young these days, especially where employment is concerned. A recent report from Statistics Canada found that full-time employment among young people (17 to 24 years of age, e… University or polytechnic? Are job seekers better off learning a trade or getting a degree from university?
"19.03.2017 02:36:00" theprovince.com Mike Smyth: Busy Weaver proves he's one of B.C.'s hardest working politicians Columnist Michael Smyth writes about the just-completed legislative session and looks ahead to the May 9 election. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver proving to be earning his pay at Victoria's legislature
"19.03.2017 02:00:00" theprovince.com Five B.C. beer festivals to look forward to this spring and summer Just as beer has evolved over the past few years, so has the beer festival. The best brew-centric events these days have become full-day feasts for the senses that aren't purely about getting pl… Some good tasting recommendations here if you like good beer
"19.03.2017 01:36:00" theprovince.com How Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope van became an art-rock band's touring rig Terry Fox's camper van, a museum exhibit for nearly a decade, has a previously untold rock-and-roll history as the touring ride for a Vancouver art-metal band. Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope van continued on the road with a B.C. art-rock band
"19.03.2017 00:36:00" theprovince.com Ian Mulgrew: B.C.'s courts deadline crisis more about poor management than shortage of judges The national crisis in the courts that threatens public confidence in the legal system emphasizes the huge differences among provincial and territorial justice systems. Do we need more judges, or just better management? How should we fix the court system?
"18.03.2017 23:36:00" theprovince.com Canucks Game Day: Granlund-Horvat-Baertschi line a glimpse of the future EDMONTON – You can debate whether they have the ability to become a genuine “first line” in the National Hockey League, but Bo Horvat, Sven Baertschi and Markus Granlund are indisputably the first … An opportunity for Markus Granlund to show off his skills tonight.
"18.03.2017 23:32:40" Timeline Photos Chuck Berry, one of the greatest rockers of all time, has died
"18.03.2017 22:51:49" theprovince.com Police seeking witnesses after man found suffering from head injuries following fight over cab Abbotsford police are asking witnesses to come forward after a man was found passed out in a parking lot with "significant" head injuries following… More weekend violence in Abbotsford, this time over a cab
"18.03.2017 22:36:00" theprovince.com Blatchford: Again, a man's life left in ruins, while his sexual-assault accuser goes about hers Mike Kydd is the poor man's Steven Galloway. Both have been ruined by adult women and former students with whom they had a consensual sexual relationship. The other side of the country has a troublesome case similar to the Steven Galloway scandal.
"18.03.2017 21:36:01" theprovince.com Office equipment from defunct Vancouver e-commerce darling Shoeme to be auctioned off The contents of the defunct Shoes.com head office will be auctioned off this week in what's being called the “largest office auction in years.” The Vancouver online shoe retailer announced in late January it would cease operations and that some or all of Maybe Vancouver's next great startup will snag some cheap stuff?
"18.03.2017 20:36:00" theprovince.com From opium to fentanyl: How did we get here? Vancouver has always had a drug problem. Only the opioids of choice — and the increasingly staggering death toll — have changed over the years From opium in Chinatown at the turn of the century to hundreds dying of fentanyl today: The story of how opioids have always been part of Vancouver's history.
"18.03.2017 19:36:00" theprovince.com As Public Broadcasting Act celebrates 50th, Trump budget could mark doom LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The federal act that created public broadcasting is marking its 50th year, but if President Donald Trump has his way it will be its last with government funding. This won't be the cheeriest of anniversaries at PBS.
"18.03.2017 19:04:36" theprovince.com Student dies in her sleep on Hornby Island school outing The Comox Valley school district is mourning the death of a Grade 11 student who apparently died in her sleep during an outing on Hornby Island. Sara Manitoski, a G.P. Vanier Secondary student, was part of an overnight trip to the Tribune Bay Outdoor “(She) had a full and wonderful day with her friends and her class, and went to bed ..."
"18.03.2017 18:48:23" theprovince.com Long-term dementia survivor turns to art as new form of expression Lynn Jackson wants everyone to know one thing: There is life after being diagnosed with dementia. As evidence, she points to herself. Now 61 years old, she has been living with frontotemporal dementia for 17 years. She's also had cancer in both breasts This 'survivor' shows that there is beauty after a dementia diagnosis.
"18.03.2017 17:42:00" theprovince.com U.S. apologizes for claiming UK intelligence agency helped spy on Trump. The president blamed Fox News Intelligence sources told The Daily Telegraph that Spicer and General H.R. McMaster, the U.S. National Security adviser, apologized over the comments The president and his spokesman probably shouldn't be allowed to watch TV at this point.
"18.03.2017 16:58:27" theprovince.com B.C. man's conviction on gun, drug charges overturned because police lacked warrant A B.C. man caught with loaded guns and a large cache of drugs including ecstasy, methamphetamine and cocaine has had his conviction overturned… Not every judge agreed with this ruling.
"18.03.2017 15:47:02" theprovince.com Man has life-threatening injuries after Downtown Eastside shooting Another shooting in downtown Vancouver has left a man with life-threatening injuries. Police were called to a report a man had been attacked and collapsed on the ground outside the Maple Hotel on East Hastings around 2:30 a.m. Officers arrived and More violence in downtown Vancouver and Abbotsford overnight.
"18.03.2017 15:16:03" theprovince.com Troubled Waters: 'Water, water everywhere,' but is it safe to drink? From a dusty Indian village to a UBC lab — and back again — in a global search for affordable, effective clean-water solutions This co-operative project finds affordable solutions for clean water in India — and in underserved parts of Canada, too.
"18.03.2017 13:18:00" theprovince.com Soda pop tax? Feds examine financial side of a potential obesity-fighting tool The federal government has weighed the pros and cons of a financial deterrent aimed at shrinking bulging waistlines: a tax on soda pop. We do love our taxes, but do you think this would ever fly in Canada?
"18.03.2017 12:36:00" theprovince.com 'They didn't charge the Wright brothers': Unrepentant Balloon Guy slapped with $6,500 fine Comparing himself to historical pioneers, a somewhat unrepentant Daniel Boria on Friday vowed to continue publicity stunts in the future. Do you sympathize with this 'pioneer,' or should he quiet down and pay his penalty?
"18.03.2017 09:36:00" theprovince.com Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC set to renew heated rivalry VANCOUVER - It was a finish that will never sit quite right with Carl Robinson. The season's definitely starting to heat up when TFC arrives in town.
"18.03.2017 06:36:11" Suspect in the murder of Surrey gangster Please share.
Video: Do you know this man? Surveillance footage shows a suspect in the murder of Surrey gangster Birinder Bhangu. Story:
"18.03.2017 06:00:16" theprovince.com Triple murderer Douglas Garland appeals his convictions Garland is seeking a retrial on three counts of first-degree murder. Triple murderer Douglas Garland has appealed his convictions in the brutal torture deaths of a Calgary couple and their little grandson.
"18.03.2017 05:25:04" theprovince.com An asteroid hunter explains how she's protecting Earth The solar system is full of asteroids and eventually a big one is going to hit us if we don't stop it. "This is the only natural disaster we have the technology to prevent."
"18.03.2017 04:50:04" theprovince.com Unrepentant Balloon Guy slapped with $6,500 fine He is estimated to have reached a height of 14,000 feet in his balloon flight. "(They) didn't charge the Wright brothers": Daniel Boria on Friday vowed to continue publicity stunts in the future like his "balloonatic" flight over Calgary.
"18.03.2017 04:14:02" National Post Music Watch The JUNO Awards nominated artist Coleman Hell in the National Post music studio performing an unplugged version of "Fireproof".
"18.03.2017 04:10:14" theprovince.com Driver convicted for fatally striking homeless man in Surrey The man drove into a crowd of people during a confrontation of some sort. A man whose vehicle struck and killed a homeless man following a confrontation near the notorious street in Surrey known as "The Strip" has been convicted of criminal negligence causing death.
"18.03.2017 03:35:25" theprovince.com Netflix to use 'thumbs up vs. thumbs down' system for ratings In a test, users volunteered 200 per cent more ratings when all they had to do was choose, essentially, a yes or no. Netflix is about to look a little bit more like a dating app after announcing plans to opt for a “thumbs up vs. thumbs down” rating system in place of its current star ranking scale.
"18.03.2017 03:00:19" theprovince.com Bodies of snowshoers recovered from avalanche site A 32-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman from the Boston area were found dead, RCMP say. The bodies of two snowshoers caught in an avalanche near Lake Louise have been recovered.
"18.03.2017 02:25:08" theprovince.com Former Power Rangers actor pleads guilty to killing roommate with sword The actor is most known for his role as the Red Lion Wild Force Ranger in Power Rangers Wild Force, from 2002 to 2003 Ricardo Medina, Jr., an actor who once played a Power Ranger in the popular television series, has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for stabbing his roommate to death with a sword.
"18.03.2017 01:50:06" theprovince.com Maxime Bernier calls Kevin O'Leary a 'loser' Sources suggested Bernier was the target of O'Leary's claims. Now he's firing back Conservative leadership hopeful Maxime Bernier is calling rival Kevin O'Leary a "loser" and "a bad candidate" as the party looks into claims of fraud and vote-rigging.
"18.03.2017 01:10:06" theprovince.com Patrick Stewart has been taking medicinal marijuana daily for years Stewart opts for ointments and edibles in place of your typical joint. Actor Patrick Stewart revealed he has been taking medical marijuana for years to treat his arthritis.
"18.03.2017 00:35:07" theprovince.com Illicit drug deaths in B.C. dip slightly in February The service says 102 people died in February, compared with 59 in February 2016. The number of illicit drug overdose deaths dropped slightly for the second straight month in February in B.C., but the coroner's service says the death rate is still much higher compared with a year ago.
"18.03.2017 00:00:30" theprovince.com 'Trans people welcome' signs installed on city hall restrooms The new signage will also be installed at other city-owned building over the next few months. Vancouver's city hall has updated its restroom signage to indicate that trans people are welcome.
"17.03.2017 23:24:00" Do you tip for bad service? Poll: Two-thirds of British Columbians leave a tip despite bad service. Do you do that?
"17.03.2017 22:50:09" theprovince.com Ryan Reynolds won't fly with his children 'At two years old they just have to rip all their clothes off and introduce themselves to everyone on the plane' "I would rather drink a piping hot bowl of liquid rabies than get on a plane with my two children."
"17.03.2017 22:10:20" theprovince.com Toddler with Down Syndrome models for British retailer Lily Beddall's picture is hanging on the walls of 217 Matalan locations in the U.K. A British clothing retailer is featuring a toddler girl with Down Syndrome as a model in its stores across the United Kingdom.
"17.03.2017 21:35:04" theprovince.com Surveillance footage shows alleged killer of gangster Birinder Bhangu The killing took place in the middle of the day in an area frequented by families and children. Homicide investigators are trying to identify a man clearly featured in surveillance video and photographs both before and after the brazen daylight murder of Birinder Bhangu in Surrey this week.
"17.03.2017 21:00:29" theprovince.com B.C. woman acquitted of counselling husband to kill himself The accused call the complainant a "coward" and that she would get him a gun, court heard. A woman accused of counselling her husband to commit suicide has been acquitted by a provincial court judge in Cranbrook.
"17.03.2017 20:25:10" theprovince.com Kevin O'Leary alleges 'fraud' and 'vote rigging' in leadership race The businessman's campaign on Thursday accused 'activists' of signing up fake members The Conservative Party is investigating allegations from leadership hopeful Kevin O'Leary that one of his rivals is engaging in fraud and vote-rigging.
"17.03.2017 19:50:06" theprovince.com B.C. expands exemption on foreign-buyer tax to include workers on... The government will also extend rebates of the tax to foreign nationals who become permanent residents of Canada The B.C. Liberals have expanded exemptions to the foreign buyer tax on real estate to include workers coming into B.C. on the provincial nominee program.
"17.03.2017 19:10:13" theprovince.com Boot, wheelbarrow, thimble ousted from Monopoly game In their place will be a Tyrannosaurus rex, a penguin and a rubber ducky. The boot has been booted, the wheelbarrow has been wheeled out, and the thimble got the thumbs down in the latest version of the board game Monopoly.
"17.03.2017 18:35:06" theprovince.com Mischa Barton says ex-boyfriends trying to sell revenge porn She accused Jon Zacharias and Adam Shaw of trying to sell the 'revenge porn' footage for US$500,000 Mischa Barton has taken out a restraining order against two former boyfriends who she suspects of attempting to sell naked images of her, describing herself as being trapped in a "horrific situation."
"17.03.2017 18:00:33" theprovince.com Chimpanzee observed performing funeral rites for dead Several chimps surrounded the body for 20 minutes. What happened next surprised researchers A chimpanzee has been filmed using tools to apparently clean the corpse of its adopted offspring, the first hint that animals other than humans may have mortuary practices.
"17.03.2017 17:25:08" theprovince.com Disbarred attorney jailed 40 years for abduction and sex attack "You treated me like an object, a toy, an animal," Denise Huskins told her kidnapper, Matthew Muller A California woman who was drugged along with her boyfriend and then dragged from their home described the “hell that we have survived” in emotional testimony before her abductor was sentenced to 40 years in prison in a crime so elaborate and bizarre that
"17.03.2017 16:45:12" theprovince.com U.S. says it may have to take action against North Korea Any threats "would be met with (an) appropriate response" U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday it may be necessary to take pre-emptive military action against North Korea if the threat from their weapons program reaches a level “that we believe requires action.”
"17.03.2017 16:10:15" theprovince.com Israeli defence shield intercepts Syrian missile closing on fighter jets Syria fired missiles at Israeli warplanes early Friday after a series of Israeli airstrikes inside Syria Israel deployed its Arrow defence system for the first time against a real threat and hit an incoming missile, intercepting it before it exploded in Israel
"17.03.2017 15:35:07" theprovince.com White House officials apologize for U.K. wiretapping claims Citing intelligence sources, British media says Sean Spicer and General H.R. McMaster, the U.S. National Security Adviser, have apologized The White House has backed away from claims that British spy agencies had Donald Trump under surveillance before the election.
"17.03.2017 15:00:28" theprovince.com Tsunami siren creates anxious moments in White Rock, south Surrey The test caused panic among many residents, who believed it was a real evacuation More than a few White Rock and south Surrey residents had some anxious moments Thursday when the Semiahmoo First Nation tested a tsunami siren alert — without indicating it was a test.
"17.03.2017 14:24:00" theprovince.com Toronto woman loses $450,000 from life savings, sale of condo to online dating scam: police Investigators say the woman believed she had developed a long-term relationship, so when the scammers claimed to be in a crisis, she sent money The plight of a Toronto widow who lost hundreds of thousands of dollars and her home in a dating scam has prompted police to urge vigilance online.
"17.03.2017 12:36:00" theprovince.com B.C. Hydro slapped with Site C enforcement order related to sediment runoff B.C. Hydro has received yet another enforcement order from the province's Environmental Assessment Office related to a contractor's work at the $9-billion Site C dam project that poses a threat to fish stocks. Hydro has until March 31 to submit an assessment of the potential adverse effects to fish and fish habitat associated with the project's historic sediment releases to L3 and the Peace River.
"17.03.2017 11:24:01" theprovince.com Two Vancouver Whitecaps fans feel right at home at Monterrey match A pair of British-born Vancouver Whitecaps fans were surprised to feel right at home in the scruffy surroundings of Monterrey, Mexico, for Tuesday's game between the Whitecaps and Monterrey's Tigres UANL. Andrew McFee and Rod Coleman made the trip to catch the CCL semifinal match between the soccer powerhouse Tigres and the underdog Whitecaps, and found themselves the only 'Caps fans among 43,000 spectators in Estadio Universitario's away section.
"17.03.2017 10:12:00" theprovince.com Keyboard Kimura: Victoria's Argyriou climbing the ranks at his own pace — quickly Alexi Argyriou scoffs at the mention of a press release that heralded him as the next big thing in mixed martial arts when he was just 16 years old. From the time he started training, Alexi Argyriou has benefitted from being surrounded by a talented collection of teammates, including former Strikeforce champ Sarah Kaufman and current UFC middleweight Ryan Janes.
"17.03.2017 09:36:00" theprovince.com P.K. confident younger brothers, Malcolm and Jordan, will carve path to NHL P.K. Subban's two younger brothers thought he was only joking when he told them he'd been traded to the Predators. P.K. once said that Jordan would emerge as the best of the three.
"17.03.2017 09:00:01" theprovince.com Toronto FC takes notice of the rise of teenage Whitecap Alphonso Davies TORONTO - Like others in MLS, Toronto FC have taken notice of Vancouver Whitecaps teenager Alphonso Davies. Alphonso Davies, 16, is quickly making a name for himself in MLS.
"17.03.2017 08:24:00" theprovince.com Does Taylor Swift's refusal to comment on politics mean she 'may as well have voted for Trump'? 'I definitely think that there are certain celebrities who really could offer more help to grassroots movements with their power — and don't' Taylor Swift, with perhaps the largest social media platform of any celebrity, has remained silent on U.S. politics. And if you ask Lola Kirke, star of Mozart in the Jungle, Swift's silence is deafening.
Is that a fair critique, or should Kirke just
"17.03.2017 07:48:00" theprovince.com North Korea blames U.S. for putting countries 'on brink of nuclear war' as tensions rise The Trump administration Thursday broke diplomatic efforts to talk North Korea out of a nuclear confrontation, bringing the U.S. closer to a military response Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that 20 years of trying to persuade North Korea to abandon its nuclear program had failed and that he was visiting Asia “to exchange views on a new approach.”
"17.03.2017 07:10:06" theprovince.com Vimy Ridge memorial cross restored for Seaforths The wooden cross was put up as a memorial where 206 Seaforths were killed, wounded or went missing on April 9, 1917. As the 100th anniversary of Canada's victory at Vimy Ridge approaches, the Seaforth Highlanders regiment is doing its bit to preserve a rare memorial cross that was first erected on the site of its bloody battle to take the high ground.
"17.03.2017 06:35:06" theprovince.com $3 million missile used to shoot down $200 drone “I'm not sure that's a good economic exchange ratio,” the general who revealed the incident said. Talk about overkill: a U.S. ally used a $3 million Patriot missile to shoot down a $200 drone.
"17.03.2017 06:00:14" theprovince.com 'It gives you the shudders': A 1901 visit to a Chinatown opium den An excerpt from the Vancouver World about a reporter's visit to a Chinatown opium den Vancouver has been struggling with drug problems for a long time....
"17.03.2017 05:25:04" theprovince.com Ivana Trump writing a memoir Ivana Trump said in the book Raising Trump was in part a response to compliments she receives about her children: 'I was a tough and loving mother' Ivana Trump, the first wife of President Donald Trump, is writing a memoir that will focus on the couple's three children. Ivana has published books before, including a novel that led to former husband Donald suing her for $25 million.
"17.03.2017 04:59:24" theprovince.com Stars 4 Canucks 2: Mixed results in audition-night loss, but Tryamkin answers the bell There was the scoreboard. There were the scorecards. And even an unexpected fight card. On a night when nobody really knew what to expect from the beat up and beat down Vancouver Canucks and the… Which Canuck youngster impressed you the most tonight?
"17.03.2017 04:10:07" theprovince.com Deadly hit-and-run driver Cory Sater granted day parole Sater, 43, is serving a 7.5-year prison sentence for impaired driving causing death and other charges A man who killed two people and severely injured a third while driving drunk, and then left the scene, has been granted day parole.
"17.03.2017 03:35:06" theprovince.com Another defamation suit filed against Surrey Creep Catchers president Police in B.C. and across Canada have repeatedly condemned Surrey Creep Catchers for its tactics. For the second time in less than a month, the president of the controversial Surrey Creep Catchers group is facing a defamation lawsuit.
"17.03.2017 03:00:16" theprovince.com Coffee pods served up to Burnaby energy plant The leading producers of non-reusable coffee pods are trying to make a dent in the amount of waste flowing into Canadian landfills. Keurig coffee pods are now being burned for energy at the Covanta waste-to-energy facility in Burnaby.
"17.03.2017 02:25:05" theprovince.com Just 10 convictions in 13 years for species-at-risk law The B.C. case involved two commercial photographers who disturbed the nest of an endangered bird in the south Okanagan. The federal government has secured just 10 convictions out of 444 enforcement cases opened since the Species At Risk Act came into force 13 years ago, including only one case involving a B.C. endangered species.
"17.03.2017 02:05:14" theprovince.com Premier Clark dismisses Horgan as a leader who lacks a spine With less than two months before the election, Premier Christy Clark is dismissing her primary opponent as a leader who can't find his backbone or even lead his own caucus. “John, he is not as strong a leader as I thought he would be. He hasn't been able to corral his caucus, there's so much disunity in the group, they are always fighting with each other. He can't seem to take a position on any of the important policies,
"17.03.2017 01:50:05" theprovince.com Former Mountie apologizes for 'cruel and barbaric atrocities' The man told court he regrets starving his son down to 50 pounds and burning his genitals with a barbecue lighter. A former RCMP officer apologized in court for torturing his 11-year-old son and says he hopes the boy can one day forgive him.
"17.03.2017 01:10:04" theprovince.com Canadian military takes steps to be more welcoming to women, minorities The new action plan focuses on designated groups, defined as women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and the LGBTQ... The Canadian military will review its badges, uniforms, flags and associated ceremonial activities to ensure they are welcoming to women, visible minorities, the disabled, indigenous people and members of the gay and transgender communities.
"17.03.2017 00:36:01" theprovince.com Sen. Don Meredith begs forgiveness for 'moral failing' not ready to resign Embattled Sen. Don Meredith begged forgiveness for his 'moral failing' over his sexual relationship with a teenager but said… Should Senator Meredith lose his job over his 'moral failing' or should he be allowed to keep his job?
"17.03.2017 00:00:00" theprovince.com Anonymous $750,000 donation behind St. Paul's 'HUB' for mental-health and substance-use patients As an overdose and mental-health crisis continues to overwhelm Vancouver's doctors and first responders, a new service opening this… Generous private donation targeted to help address a clear need in Vancouver
"16.03.2017 23:25:03" theprovince.com Gordon Clark: Fight over Point Grey mega-project heats up When it comes to Vision vanity projects, our money is no object. The fight over Vision Vancouver's Point Grey Road mega-project is heating up again, this time over a plan to install a 1.3-kilometre-long, three-metre-wide sidewalk along the north side of Point Grey Road from Alma Street nearly to MacDonald Street.
"16.03.2017 22:48:00" Video: Is Vancouver a world class beer city?
"16.03.2017 22:10:05" theprovince.com Things to do in Vancouver on St. Patrick's Day View our curated list of activities in Vancouver for St. Patrick's Day (Friday, March 17). View photos, things to do and more. Looking for something to do on St. Patrick's Day? Check out our roundup of all the activities.
"16.03.2017 21:35:04" theprovince.com Fundraiser for baby born after tragic B.C. accident The parents' vehicle was hit by a moose thrown into their path by a tractor trailer truck. An online fundraiser has been set up for a baby that was born prematurely after his father was killed in an accident and his mother seriously injured.
"16.03.2017 21:00:00" theprovince.com Vancouver mayor pleads for B.C. to direct $10m to drug-overdose crisis With new data showing that overdose deaths persist in Vancouver, Mayor Gregor Robertson is pleading for the provincial government to pump recently acquired federal money into drug substitution therapy. Vancouver seeks more money to fight opioid crisis. Is this this the best course?
"16.03.2017 20:48:51" The Vancouver Sun LIVE: A cappella group Countermeasure Music performs live from our newsroom. The group performs Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Lynn Valley United Church, and Saturday at 8 p.m. at Presentation House Theatre. Tickets at countermeasuremusic.com/shows or LIVE: A cappella group Countermeasure Music performs live from our newsroom. The group performs Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Lynn Valley United Church, and Saturday at 8 p.m. at Presentation House Theatre. Tickets at countermeasuremusic.com/shows or
"16.03.2017 20:27:17" National Post Music Throwback to 2014 , when The Last Internationale visited us in the National Post music studio.
#NPMusic #npsessions #tbt
"16.03.2017 20:24:00" theprovince.com Mother of Amanda Todd relieved at guilty verdict of daughter's alleged harasser The man accused of harassing Port Coquitlam teen Amanda Todd before her death has been found guilty of abusing dozens more people… Amanda Todd's alleged harasser receives justice for other cases of Internet-sourced abuse and blackmail
"16.03.2017 19:50:05" theprovince.com Trump's budget: Build up military, build the wall The budget eliminates the National Endowment for the Arts and legal aid for the poor, among other conservative targets President Donald Trump unveiled a $1.15 trillion budget Thursday, proposing a far-reaching overhaul of federal spending that would slash many domestic programs to finance a big increase for the military and make a down payment on a U.S.-Mexico border
"16.03.2017 19:30:13" theprovince.com NDP candidate Ashton deletes tweet after Black Lives Matter YVR criticism Black Lives Matter Vancouver tweeted 'appropriating Black culture is not intersectional feminism ... please delete' NDP leadership candidate Niki Ashton deleted several social media posts Wednesday that included lyrics from a well-known Beyoncé song after her campaign was accused of appropriating black culture by Black Lives Matter Vancouver.
"16.03.2017 19:10:08" theprovince.com Former Victoria resident faces jail time for child porn Stallcup assumed a fake identity in Victoria to evade unrelated charges in the U.S. An American man who fled Canada after he was found with a massive amount of child pornography should serve 18 to 24 months in jail, a Crown prosecutor argued at the start of David Stallcup's sentencing hearing Wednesday.
"16.03.2017 19:03:11" National Post Music Bobby Bazini dropped by our studio to perform his hit 'C'est La Vie'
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"16.03.2017 19:00:23" theprovince.com Death of Hells Angel prospect being treated as a homicide "Mike was a good man and a good father and a good husband and a good son." Vancouver Island Mounties are treating the death of a Sooke man as a homicide, after remains found near Port Renfrew were confirmed as his, the man's mother says.
"16.03.2017 18:35:07" theprovince.com Poll: Most of us leave a tip despite bad service Just one-third of British Columbians will refuse to leave a tip if they receive bad service at a restaurant Do you leave a tip for a restaurant server even if you're unhappy with the service?
"16.03.2017 18:00:34" theprovince.com Baby dies in Texas after sitter can't get through to 911 The city said in a statement that the 911 call centre was jammed with calls Saturday evening because of an ongoing issue with T-Mobile A six-month-old baby died in Texas after he fell unconscious and the babysitter was unable to get through to 911 operators because of a technical problem.
"16.03.2017 17:25:11" theprovince.com McDonald's says tweet calling Trump 'disgusting' was a hack A tweet sent out from McDonald's corporate twitter account @McDonaldsCorp called Trump a 'disgusting excuse' for a president The McDonald's Twitter account wasn't loving President Donald Trump this morning.
"16.03.2017 16:50:12" theprovince.com Matthew Perry says he once beat up Justin Trudeau “I think it was instrumental in him going to such great heights and becoming the prime minister,” Perry said. Actor Matthew Perry says he beat up Justin Trudeau back in the fifth grade. This must have been before the prime minister's boxing days.
"16.03.2017 16:10:11" theprovince.com Man linked to Amanda Todd cyberbullying gets 11 years Todd committed suicide after being harassed online. A man wanted in Canada for alleged involvement in online abuse was sentenced Thursday to nearly 11 years in prison by a Dutch court for cyberbullying dozens of young girls and gay men.
"16.03.2017 15:35:08" theprovince.com Two American snowshoers presumed dead in avalanche in Banff National Park Safety specialists found snowshoe tracks that led to avalanche debris but found no tracks coming out. RCMP say two American snowshoers are presumed to have died in an avalanche near Lake Louise in the rugged mountains of Banff National Park.
"16.03.2017 14:24:16" theprovince.com Mike Smyth: Ironworkers fight their own union over Liberal endorsement A rebel group of angry construction workers say they're mad as hell at their own union for endorsing Premier Christy Clark's Liberal Party in the approaching B. A rebel group of workers among the 1,800 B.C. members of the Ironworkers Union want to be allowed to vote on the endorsement.
"16.03.2017 13:48:11" theprovince.com B.C. gov't puts up $3m to improve seismic safety, information The B.C. government is spending $3 million to increase seismic safety through hazard mapping in Metro Vancouver and for training engineers to assess buildings after an earthquake. The money was announced Wednesday by Naomi Yamamoto, minister of state for The money is part of a larger package of emergency funding that also includes $20 million for flood-protection projects.
"16.03.2017 13:12:01" theprovince.com Regulator clears naturopath in Alberta boy's meningitis death that saw parents criminally convicted Ezekiel Stephan died from the brain inflammation in March 2012, after the parents had for days treated the 19-month-old with non-medical, natural products Alberta regulators have thrown out a disciplinary complaint against the naturopath who prescribed Echinacea for a toddler suffering from a fatal attack of meningitis, a case that led to criminal convictions against the boy's parents.
"16.03.2017 12:36:00" theprovince.com South Surrey's Miss Teen Canada puts focus on special needs acceptance While all the lights and cameras in the room were pointed toward Madison Stewart standing on stage, the 16-year-old South Surrey girl had her eyes focused on her family in the crowd. Madison Stewart's younger sister Jada struggles with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and a learning disability. They're what Stewart calls invisible disabilities and she wants to secure a wider stage from which to promote special needs
"16.03.2017 11:24:00" theprovince.com Ed Willes: Cue the Canucks' growing pains — patience will be mandatory Let's see. The Vancouver Canucks sit 25th in the National Hockey League and will miss the playoffs for the third time in four seasons. Are you willing to endure watching the Canucks' kids play — and lose — for the foreseeable future?
"16.03.2017 10:12:00" theprovince.com Jesse James, Sandra Bullock's philandering ex-husband, says cheating is 'part of life' James was also once a competitor on The Celebrity Apprentice, and to this day, remains a proud Trump supporter, proving he isn't entirely a stranger to loyalty “In general, both women and men cheat. … It's part of life.”
"16.03.2017 08:35:10" theprovince.com Outrage after impeached president of South Korea vacates official residence but leaves her puppies behind Just days after being removed from office over a corruption scandal, an animal rights group has accused Park Geun-hye of animal abandonment It was hard to imagine that ousted President Park Geun-hye could get any more unpopular in South Korea — until she moved out of the presidential palace and left her nine dogs behind.
"16.03.2017 08:24:00" theprovince.com Neglected animals seized from B.C. farm Twenty dogs and seven horses have been seized from a property where they were left unattended south of Burns Lake, the B.C. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said on Wednesday. Seven of the dogs, primarily Australian shepherds and mixed breeds, were puppies that were just days old, while the horses included pregnant mares and very underweight yearlings.
"16.03.2017 07:12:00" theprovince.com Trump pumps up U.S. automakers, Canadian leaders brace for impact President Donald Trump is laying out an explicit quid pro quo for automakers: he'll cut them a break on environmental standards and wants more hiring in return. “You need to come back and give us big numbers in terms of jobs,” Trump told the CEO's of General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobile. The president said the Obama administration's decision to end a review of fuel economy rules “would
"16.03.2017 06:00:01" theprovince.com Asleep on a plane, Australian woman woke to an explosion and her headphones burning her face 'I grabbed them off and threw them on the floor. They were sparking and had small amounts of fire,' says the Australian woman, who was on a flight from Beijing The woman fell asleep on the plane while wearing the headphones and awoke to a loud explosion about two hours into the flight.
She then felt a burning sensation on her face.
"16.03.2017 04:48:00" theprovince.com Power crowd with Ivanka Trump, Trudeau, at Broadway play about Canada on 9/11 NEW YORK, N.Y. - A political power crowd including U.S. President Donald Trump's daugher Ivanka, scores of foreign countries' ambassadors to the United Nations and cabinet members attended a Broadway play about Canada's assistance to Americans after the The prime minister arrived at the midtown Manhattan venue in the same motorcade as Ivanka Trump.
It was their second event together in a month after Trudeau had a roundtable meeting with Ivanka at the White House when they created a women's business
"16.03.2017 04:12:00" theprovince.com Former B.C. teacher who made headlines over student affair working as student advisor in same community A former B.C. high school teacher, whose 1999 affair with a teenaged student brought her notoriety and a conviction for sexual exploitation of a minor, is working in education again in the same Sunshine Coast community. She had an affair with a student in 1999. She wrote a book about it. He released a rap CD about it. They appeared on Oprah together.
Now she's back as a student advisor in the same community.
"16.03.2017 03:36:01" theprovince.com When the Stones first rolled into town: A Vancouver fan's front-row memories from 1965 "It was heaven to be 15 years old and at a Rolling Stones concert with screaming girls," recalls Jeannie Kanakos What's the best concert you've ever attended in Metro Vancouver?
"16.03.2017 03:00:25" theprovince.com 'An angel … escaped from your hell' The man videotaped his naked and shackled son while he inflicted disturbing, religious-themed interrogations The aunt of a boy who was starved and tortured by his Mountie father delivered a powerful statement in court.
"16.03.2017 02:25:04" theprovince.com Liam Neeson film blocked in Alberta to shoot in B.C. now Staff say they are looking for extras for several days of filming in Fernie and Cranbrook. Parks Canada turned down the movie "Hard Powder" after it learned the film's plot included an aboriginal gang leader. Now the film needs extras in B.C. #arts
"16.03.2017 01:50:12" theprovince.com Consumer banking watchdog to review practices at bank The FCAC says it is concerned about allegations that bank employees were breaking the law to meet sales goals Have you noticed anything odd about your bank account lately? Some TD employees have said they increased lines of credit, overdraft protection and credit card limits without customers' knowledge.
"16.03.2017 01:12:01" theprovince.com Ride-hailing provider Uber branches into health care services While the focus on Uber in B.C. is all about the arrival of ride-hailing services, there are lesser-known ways in which Uber and similar companies are branching out into other areas such as health care services. Uber is branching into health-case services and is also experimenting with driverless cars, seeking to eliminate the need for its pool of thousands of driver.
"16.03.2017 00:36:31" theprovince.com Jason Botchford: Blame vets for 'leading' Canucks to forgettable season It reads now like a document unearthed in a time capsule from another era. Really, it was common to hear not that many months ago. "It's interesting now to see head coach Willie Desjardins being pressured to “play the kids.” Because the kids never let the Vancouver Canucks' bench boss down. His best players did."
"16.03.2017 00:00:17" theprovince.com Abbotsford teen facing charges for child luring and porn The suspect had demanded naked and sexual images from the victim for rewards or under threat of repercussions An Abbotsford teen is facing charges related to child luring, porn and extortion after a Texas police investigation.
"15.03.2017 23:25:10" theprovince.com Ghost hunters offers peace and closure to clients, says professor SFU professor Paul Kingsbury is studying paranormal groups. Have you ever encountered strange and unexplained phenomena? If so, you're not alone.
"15.03.2017 22:45:10" theprovince.com Crown appeals sentence of men who beat Mountie unconscious The Crown had been seeking prison sentences of up to 18 months. The Crown has appealed a decision by a B.C. Supreme Court judge to give two men house arrest for a beating that left a Kamloops Mountie unconscious.
"15.03.2017 22:10:11" theprovince.com B.C. home sales 'typical' for February The British Columbia Real Estate Association says the average price of a home was $688,117. Home sales across British Columbia in February were typical for the month, according to real estate experts, but when compared to sales just one year earlier, the numbers appear much more stark.
"15.03.2017 21:35:07" theprovince.com North Shore Rescue sues group over fundraising claims The claim says the Search and Rescue Society of B.C. (SARBC) has engaged in a fundraising campaign that purports to be raising money on behalf of NSR North Shore Rescue is suing a Victoria society it claims has been deceiving the public by using the search-and-rescue team's name to raise funds.
"15.03.2017 21:00:35" theprovince.com Saudi Arabia creates first 'girls council' When the Qassim Girls Council met for the first time, pictures showed 13 men on stage — and not a single woman. Saudi Arabia has created its first ever "girls council" to look at ways to empower women - but women weren't allowed in the same room as the men.
"15.03.2017 20:25:10" dose.ca Power Rangers contest | You could win a trip for 2 to Whistler, BC! Enter for your chance to win a trip for two to experience the power of adventure in Whistler
"15.03.2017 20:25:08" theprovince.com Carjacked Vancouver taxi erupts in flames following crash It was like a scene out of Grand Theft Auto. Vancouver police have a man in custody following a Tuesday night carjacking that ended up with a taxi bursting in flames.
"15.03.2017 19:50:13" theprovince.com 'You could see an ear, or recognize part of a face 'It is either the criminals, or police, or both' that dumped the bodies, a woman with missing family said. More than 250 skulls have been found over the last several months in what appears to be a drug cartel mass burial ground on the outskirts of the city of Veracruz.
"15.03.2017 19:10:14" theprovince.com Poorly poured Guinness sparks international furor The pour was called “sacrilegious” and "ghastly" by Irish media The Railtown Cafe, a Vancouver eatery best known locally for their tasty sandwiches, has achieved international fame for pouring the ugliest pint of Guinness.
"15.03.2017 18:35:08" theprovince.com 'He's gonna give me the death blow' Jeffrey Hearn was severely injured in the attack, which may not have happened if his assailant had been caught for another crime The victim of a home invasion and hammer attack reflects on his damaged life as his attacker is involved in a murder trial.
"15.03.2017 18:13:48" National Post Music Award-winning Toronto duo USS [UBIQUITOUS SYNERGY SEEKER] stop by the National Post music sessions studio.
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"15.03.2017 18:00:34" theprovince.com Ben Affleck says he's finished rehab Affleck previously entered rehab for alcohol addiction in 2001. Ben Affleck says he has recently completed treatment for alcohol addiction.
"15.03.2017 17:25:11" theprovince.com 'I'm lucky my colleagues bailed me out' Many people abandoned their vehicles but others stayed in them overnight. A snowstorm in Montreal left 300 vehicles and their occupants stranded on a frozen highway for 14 hours.
"15.03.2017 16:50:11" theprovince.com Get professional help with the big proposal "Shows like 'The Bachelor' and YouTube viral videos are making women think, 'Oh I want that.'" "There is pressure on the guy to create something that hasn't been seen before because everybody wants to share it on Instagram" #life
"15.03.2017 16:10:11" theprovince.com Trump takes Twitter shot at Snoop Dogg "Can you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoopDogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama?" President Donald Trump is firing back at Snoop Dogg days after the release of a music video in which the rapper points a toy gun at a clown dressed like Trump and pulls the trigger.
"15.03.2017 15:35:06" theprovince.com B.C. Ferries planning new shuttle-class vessels The ships would carry approximately 100 vehicles and be used on minor routes. B.C. Ferries has its sights set on “shuttle-class” vessels that would operate in protected waters.
"15.03.2017 15:01:07" theprovince.com B.C. Liberals offer cash for rural teachers, but delay larger reforms B.C. is expecting to hire more than 2,000 new teachers, on top of 1,100 hires in January B.C.'s education minister is providing $2 million to help recruit teachers to rural communities on Tuesday, but admitted a larger review of the financial pressures on schools in remote areas of the province won't happen before the election.
"15.03.2017 14:24:07" theprovince.com B.C. Taxi Association flags public safety, fairness of ride-hailing firms The safety of drivers and the public should not be compromised if ride-hailing companies are allowed to operate in B.C., said the president of the B.C. Taxi Association. Last week, the B.C. Liberals announced that if they are re-elected on May 9, The primary concern of B.C. taxi drivers is safety and they believe there should be more regulation for ride-hailing services, not an overall relaxation of the rules.
Would you feel safe using a ride-hailing service like Uber?
"15.03.2017 13:12:33" theprovince.com Mountain View Cemetery's grave ready for family's third generation When Donald Grayston's time comes, he'll be going home in a sense. Grave reuse is one of the components of a green funeral, which generally refers to allowing a body to decompose naturally: No burial vault or grave liner, no embalming, a biodegradable casket.
What do you think — is it green or gross?
"15.03.2017 12:36:35" theprovince.com YVR named best airport in North America by Skytrax for 8th straight year Global aviation consultant Skytrax has again named Vancouver International Airport as the best airport in North America, officials said, marking YVR's eighth straight year at the top of the regional airport rankings. What's your favourite airport in North America?