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"28.10.2016 10:12:00" theprovince.com Anthem singer says 76ers told her she couldn't perform because of 'We Matter' jersey 'I'd say two minutes before we were about to walk out ... the organization told me that I could not wear my shirt' This isn't the first time the Sixers were dragged into a national anthem controversy.
A woman performing the national anthem before an NBA preseason game did so while kneeling and wearing a “Black Lives Matter” shirt. #sports
"28.10.2016 09:36:00" theprovince.com The Ivanka boycott: Trump's problem with women could tarnish his daughter's million-dollar brand 'She puts women's empowerment at the centre of her brand and is still campaigning for someone who is an alleged serial assaulter' “She puts women's empowerment at the centre of her brand and is still campaigning for someone who is an alleged serial assaulter.”
Have you ever boycotted a brand? What prompted you to make that decision?
"28.10.2016 09:00:00" theprovince.com Fraser Health campaign warns Halloween partygoers of alcohol, overdose risks Planning on hitting up some Halloween festivities?
Please be safe!
"28.10.2016 08:24:00" cbc.ca Vernon councillor says city wading into 'culture wars' with 'divisive' rainbow crosswalk A city councillor in Vernon, B.C., is accusing his colleagues of trying "to wade into the culture wars" by approving a pair of rainbow crosswalks in solidarity with the LGBTQ community. Are rainbow sidewalks a "divisive" issue?
One Vernon councillor thinks so.
"28.10.2016 07:48:01" theprovince.com How 19th-century Inuit coped with a real-life invasion of the 'walking dead' When remote Inuit met the mad, desperate remnants of the Franklin Expedition, they couldn't rule out that they had been invaded by demons Eight or nine lurching figures approached the remote Arctic camp: Their eyes vacant, their skin blue, unable to talk and barely alive.
The figures, of course, were the last survivors of the Franklin Expedition. They had buried their captain. They had
"28.10.2016 07:12:00" theprovince.com Dildos on daytime TV? No problem: TV regulator clears phallic toys, F-word in recent ruling 'We smacked some t*****s with some dildos,' one man said in English in the clip, which was translated in subtitles on the screen For f--- sake, when is it appropriate to drop a F-bomb on TV?
Canada's broadcast regulator says it'll accommodate the word if it is infrequently used and not used as an insult against an individual or group.
"28.10.2016 06:36:00" theprovince.com How much is too much? New guidelines stir debate over screen time for kids How much screen time do you allow your children to have daily? Did you wait until a certain age?
"28.10.2016 06:00:00" theprovince.com Is 'Tabby's star' actually an alien creation? The world's largest steerable telescope is on the case Even some astronomers, meticulous by profession, were not afraid to float the a-word: Could the dimming, however unlikely, be signs of alien life? Tabby's star is misbehaving.
Unlike other stars, Tabby — also dubbed WTF Star (seriously) — flickers, but not in a constant pattern, causing some scientists to ponder whether it could actually be an alien piece of technology.
"28.10.2016 05:24:00" theprovince.com Bella Bella diesel spill: Ottawa considers compensating Heiltsuk Nation The federal government may compensate members of the Heiltsuk Nation in the wake of the diesel oil spill near Bella Bella. Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen and Heiltsuk Chief Marilyn Slett have criticized the federal government's handling of the spill, which involved a vessel containing more than 200,000 litres of diesel.
An estimated 110,000 litres of contaminated
"28.10.2016 04:48:00" Happy Diwali! Happy (early) Diwali!
The celebrations kicked off Wednesday and run through Nov. 1. Here's how to survive eating all that sweet, sweet food: http://bit.ly/2eLy2Yo
"28.10.2016 04:12:00" theprovince.com Help us find the busiest streets on Halloween night The Vancouver Sun, The Province and Bing Thom Architects are inviting readers to help us find Metro Vancouver's trick or treat hot spots. How many kids come to your place each Halloween?
We're mapping which streets are the busiest in the Lower Mainland. Keep a tally of the number of costumed candy seekers who darken your door Halloween night and fill out our form in the link below.
"28.10.2016 03:36:00" theprovince.com Mutilated body found in rural Langley could be a message, says crime expert Police have identified a man found dismembered and dumped at the side of a road in Langley early Wednesday. In a telephone interview Thursday, Hells Angels spokesman Rick Ciarniello said they only know what has been in the media.
“It doesn't have anything to do with the Hells Angels,” he said. “I have zero information on this.”
"28.10.2016 03:00:00" Free entry to Canada's national parks in 2017 Woohoo! Entry to all of Canada's national parks will be free in 2017.
Which national parks have you visited? Which ones have you always wanted to visit?
"28.10.2016 02:24:00" theprovince.com International student makes gun threat at Seycove Secondary An international student who is no longer in the country made an alleged threat involving a gun against a North Vancouver high school teacher earlier this week. North Van RCMP say staff at Seycove Secondary School were alerted to the threat at about 8:30 Police and school staff went into emergency response mode on Tuesday and an international student was arrested after threatening a teacher with a gun. The alleged culprit has since left Canada.
"28.10.2016 01:48:01" theprovince.com Kelly Ellard's lawyer says pregnant killer thinking about her victim's family A lawyer for jailed killer Kelly Ellard said the young woman has been thinking a lot about the family of her victim Reena Virk ever since finding out she is pregnant Kelly Ellard wants the public to know that she did not get pregnant to help her chances of getting parole.
“Kelly, at all times and especially when she found out she was pregnant, has been thinking about the Virk family,” said her lawyer. “She has been
"28.10.2016 01:30:00" canada.com Canada.com CFL Grey Cup Contest | canada.com Enter for your chance to win a trip for 2 to the 104th Grey Cup Game in Toronto! Enter for your chance to win a trip for 2 to the 104th Grey Cup Game in Toronto!
Contest ends November 1st.
"28.10.2016 01:12:00" Haunted house haunted by tarp rules Would you complain about your neighbour's over-the-top Halloween decorations? ...Even if it was raising money for the Veteran's Food Bank?
That's what happened to this Calgary homeowner. Read more about her visit from bylaw officers here:
"28.10.2016 00:36:01" theprovince.com Dreary October could break rain records, but Halloween won't be a "total washout" You may want to incorporate an umbrella into your Halloween costume this weekend. You may want to incorporate an umbrella into your Halloween costume, it's going to be a wet one.
"28.10.2016 00:00:00" theprovince.com Reader letter: Halloween doesn't benefit from political correctness My favourite holiday, Halloween, is fast approaching. Another year of trying to come up with the perfect costume for the kids and myself. But something's changed regarding what is an acceptab… What do you think of this reader's take on "offensive" Halloween costumes?
"The fun of Halloween is the freedom to choose whoever and whatever you want to be for one day. To choose to be something, most of the time comes from admiration, respect, wonder
"27.10.2016 23:24:00" theprovince.com B.C. drug dealer facing deportation to China wins right to appeal sentence Wing Wa Wong, who pleaded guilty to trafficking in cocaine, has won the right to appeal a sentence that jeopardizes his status in Canada A man convicted of a "one-off" sale of cocaine to undercover cops in Kelowna has won the right to appeal his sentence in a bid to avoid being deported.
"27.10.2016 22:56:27" business.financialpost.com 'This is an issue across the country': Canadian trade barriers remain... The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council is entering the national conversation with a report that says roadblocks to commerce in all regions need... The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council is entering the national conversation with a report that says roadblocks to commerce in all regions need to come down. #business
"27.10.2016 22:48:00" cbc.ca Vancouver lawsuit claims $6.7M house deal tied to private school entry A failed real estate transaction has landed in B.C. Supreme Court with a Vancouver woman's claim that she offered to buy a $6.7 million home as part of what she thought was a deal to gain her daughter a place in one of the city's most prestigious private It can be difficult to get your children into specific schools.
Just ask this Vancouver mom who allegedly put $100,000 down on a $6.7M house in order to secure, or so she thought, a Grade 4 spot at a $20,000-year private school.
"27.10.2016 21:41:02" theprovince.com Manhunt in Langley as Mounties search for border-jumping motorcyclist There is a large police presence near Willowbrook Mall as RCMP search the area for a man who jumped the border at the Aldergrove crossing. BREAKING: There's a large police presence near Willowbrook Mall as RCMP search the area for a man who jumped the border at the Aldergrove crossing.
"27.10.2016 21:36:00" theprovince.com Oregon surfer punched shark in gills to survive The shark had his leg in its jaw -- a bite that would later measure 26 inches from his upper thigh to his ankle “I just paddled my life away. That was probably the scariest moment, trying to get back to the shore and leaving a trail of blood."
This surfer survived a shark attack at Cannon Beach, Oregon by wailing on the shark and then swimming 200 yards to shore.
"27.10.2016 21:00:30" theprovince.com Edmonton drug dealer charged with manslaughter over fentanyl overdose Following an autopsy and toxicology testing, it was determined that Szymon Kalich, 33, died of a fentanyl overdose. “Anyone who is providing or dealing in those controlled substances can be, and will be, held responsible for deaths if we have the evidence to lay the charge.
“Dealers need to know that.”
"27.10.2016 20:24:31" theprovince.com Botchford: Is a faster, younger NHL about to pass the Canucks by? It's troubling to hear people predict the NHL's goal-scoring surge won't last. Mostly because, in Vancouver, it never got started. It took seven games, but Wednesday the Canucks w… "Everyone knew goals wouldn't be easy, but holy Hannah, is it going to be this bad all year?"
"27.10.2016 19:50:22" theprovince.com Clumsy waiter knocks thumb off Roman statue of Venus in 'unfortunate incident' at British Museum The worker had bent down underneath the statue and when they rose again, their head hit the protruding marble thumb with such force it knocked it off The waiter accidentally tipped themselves — with a thumb tip.
"27.10.2016 19:12:00" theprovince.com Adorable Asher Nash wins meeting with OshKosh after agency rejects him because he has Down Syndrome A talent agency dashed the 15-month-old's modelling dreams when it refused to consider his photos. The only reason? Asher has Down Syndrome Adorable little Asher was the right size, had the right eye and hair colour, but a modelling agency still refused him.
The only reason? He has Down Syndrome.
"27.10.2016 18:36:05" news.nationalpost.com Who wants legal marijuana? Not so many Canadians as once thought, survey finds Deloitte also sees a 'potential upside' of $22.6B per year in Canada, should it be legalized. That is why government-approved pot is coming, eventually, like it or not In B.C., 42% of people surveyed were in favour of legalization, with 33% opposed.
Do these numbers surprise you?
"27.10.2016 18:00:01" First impression of the Electra Meccanica Solo 1 Electra Meccanica's Solo, is a Canadian-made, all-electric single-seater car. http://bit.ly/2elyPyV
Would you give it a test drive?
"27.10.2016 17:25:27" theprovince.com Seven out of 10 animals will vanish in 50 years: report Extinction rates are now running at one hundred times their natural level because of deforestation, hunting, pollution, overfishing and climate change The world is facing the biggest extinction since the dinosaurs.
"But we can stop this. While on the one hand we're the first species to change the planet, we've also never had a better understanding of how environmental systems work and how forests,
"27.10.2016 16:41:46" theprovince.com Searchers scour Stanley Park seeking any sign of missing new mom The search for a young New Westminster mother is expected to ramp up in Vancouver's Stanley Park. Have you seen Florence Leung?
The new mom has been missing since Tuesday and may be suffering from post-partum depression.
Please share to spread the word.
"27.10.2016 16:12:31" theprovince.com Hells Angel prospect injured in targeted shooting in Burnaby that sent car into home A 44-year-old Burnaby man was blasted in a targeting shooting early Thursday, causing his car to crash into a house in the 5900-block of Broadway. For the second time in less than two weeks, a person linked to the Hells Angels has been shot in Metro Vancouver in a targeted attack.
Mohammed Rafiq, a prospect with the Hells Angels White Rock chapter, was shot in his car in front of his house.
"27.10.2016 16:04:23" business.financialpost.com A rich harvest: How the Canadian Wheat Board's demise unleashed a grain... The end of the Canadian Wheat Board is changing the country's grain transportation network that's affecting farmers, grain handlers, railways and... The end of the Canadian Wheat Board is changing the country's grain transportation network that's affecting farmers, grain handlers, railways and ports. And it's big business. #business
"27.10.2016 15:53:01" theprovince.com U.S. man charged with assault kept 'black book' of violent 'sexual desires' for women he met 'Disturbingly enough, (his black book contained) statements of 'kill' and statements of 'sexual' desires' Dozens of women have reported encounters with a University of Wisconsin student charged with sexually assaulting an acquaintance.
During the investigation, police found a "black book" that allegedly documents what he wanted to do with women he met,
"27.10.2016 15:15:12" driving.ca Bright dashboards and daytime lights continue to fool us Too many of us continue to dangerously drive with the rear lights off. The question is: Why haven't we fixed this yet? driving.ca: Shorter days are upon us. All it takes to become a better nighttime driver is one flick of a switch. #autos
"27.10.2016 15:01:04" theprovince.com No fraud charges — yet — against B.C. doctors for overbilling government The government's new investigation unit aimed at fraudulent billing by B.C. doctors has not had any success at getting criminal charges approved by Crown prosecutors. A few dozen doctors were caught overbilling last year and ordered to pay back $5.33 million.
Despite a new investigative unit tasked to look into overbilling, there have been no criminal cases approved. #health
"27.10.2016 15:00:00" theprovince.com Richmond residents raising stink over 'unacceptable' stench from compost facility Putrid, stinky, noxious, malodorous, unacceptable. Residents have a variety of ways to describe the smell emanating from Harvest Power's composting… “It has gradually increased to where it is at a totally unacceptable level,” Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie said of the odour problem.
“We are getting almost daily emails and phone calls from residents about it.”
"27.10.2016 13:48:01" theprovince.com Rise of spirit camps: An indigenous rights movement is spreading and knows no boundaries The camps have drawn as many 8,000 people at a time, according to organizers. But the pipeline protests, which have so far led to hundreds of arrests, started modestly Organizers are hoping the movement started in North Dakota will spread. They want Standing Rock to become the new normal on pipeline sites — in the United States, and in Canada too.
"27.10.2016 13:12:30" theprovince.com Sunflower sea star nearly wiped out by virus in B.C., Washington waters Disappearance of sunflower sea stars from the Salish Sea off the British Columbia and Washington state coasts should be of special concern, a new study says There was once a galaxy of sunflower sea stars in the Salish Sea but now they've nearly all but disappeared.
"27.10.2016 12:36:12" theprovince.com Canadians spend more on Internet access than TV subscriptions for first time: CRTC The success of the Internet segment comes as cable, satellite and IPTV providers' revenue dipped for the first time in a decade to $8.9 billion Do you spend more on your Internet service than on TV subscriptions?
"27.10.2016 12:00:00" theprovince.com CMHC raises its overall risk rating for national housing market to strong There is growing evidence of risk in the country's real estate markets as home prices have climbed faster than income and population growth. Not surprisingly, the CMHC said there is strong evidence of problematic conditions fuelled by overvaluation in Vancouver and Toronto, as well as in Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina and Hamilton.
"27.10.2016 11:24:01" theprovince.com Florida woman tries to save leafy treehouse from bureaucratic rule-enforcers The 65-year-old grandmother who once protested the Vietnam War and nuclear weapons says she hates the oppressive feeling of walls and air conditioning “I'm not leaving. I haven't slept indoors in 25 years. It's just who I am. I don't want them telling me what my happiness is because I don't fit in one of their boxes.”
Would you ever live in a non-traditional home? What would it look like?
"27.10.2016 10:48:00" theprovince.com How a whisky called The Beast was born in the thick of the Fort McMurray wildfire 'You can taste the malt, but it also has this smoky campfire taste to it. This is definitely going to be a one-off whisky' Attention whiskey aficionados: There are only 200 bottles of The Beast available.
The whiskey was created from 1,000 kilograms of malt that was left outside of a brew pub during the Fort McMurray wildfire. #life
"27.10.2016 10:12:00" theprovince.com Ancient burials suggest a history of blood feuds, brutality and revenge Desecrating the body of a vanquished enemy can be a means of gaining prestige, which in turn 'has a potential to confer biological benefits,' James Watson found Skeletons can tell stories.
In the Sonoran Desert, they tell tales of blood feuds that lasted generations.
"27.10.2016 09:36:00" theprovince.com The kids are all right: Children with 3-way DNA are healthy More than 15 years ago, 17 babies were born after an experimental infertility treatment that gave them DNA from three people: Mom, Dad and an egg donor. The infertility procedure combined the DNA from mom, dad and an egg donor.
It's no longer performed but just last month, the first baby was born from a different procedure that also mixed DNA from three people. That technique is aimed at preventing the
"27.10.2016 09:00:00" What happened to the Dionne quintuplets? In 1935, the Dionne quintuplets — the first five sisters to survive more than a few days — were housed in a special complex staffed by nurses and a doctor. Nearly three million visitors came to view them through two-way mirrors over the next nine years
"27.10.2016 08:24:00" theprovince.com Pope forbids scattering of human ashes in fear of New Age ideas about afterlife The church does not permit anyone 'to scatter the ashes of the faithful departed in the air, on land, at sea or in some other way, nor may they be preserved in mementos' What do you want to happen to your body when you die?
If you're Catholic, the Pope wants you to rethink cremation.
"27.10.2016 07:48:00" theprovince.com Drinking caffeinated alcohol has a similar effect on the brain as cocaine, say researchers Researchers also found elevated levels of the protein FosB in the brain, which is often a symptom of addiction in drug users. Mixing alcohol with Red Bull is a recipe for trouble, say researchers.
"27.10.2016 07:12:00" theprovince.com How two Bachelor contestants found love — with each other 'From that first cocktail party, it was like this instant calibration between souls, as if we had known each other once before' Here's a plot twist even The Bachelor Australia producers couldn't have imagined.
"27.10.2016 06:36:00" theprovince.com Burnaby shooting victim linked to organized crime, RCMP say A 44-year-old Burnaby man was blasted in a targeting shooting early Thursday, causing his car to crash into a house in the 5900-block of Broadway. Officers say the 44-year-old man is "is well known to police and is affiliated with an organized crime group."
The occupants of the home his vehicle smashed into were uninjured, albeit shaken.
"27.10.2016 06:00:01" theprovince.com Northern B.C. resource towns' mobile home residents struggle amid energy boom Promises of pipelines and LNG plants in northern B.C. have some landowners seeing gold, but housing advocates warn that the prospect of a boom is causing housing problems for seniors and other vulnerable people. Mobile home parks have long been the most affordable way for British Columbians to own a home. In the coastal communities of Kitimat and Port Edward, however, that option is disappearing.
"27.10.2016 05:24:00" theprovince.com Nurses who kill: There've been more of them than you might think Dozens of nurses and other health-care workers have been accused of deliberately killing patients, usually with medications meant to make their charges better. The multiple murder charges laid against a Woodstock, Ont., nurse Tuesday may have shocked many Canadians, but the case was hardly unique.
— Police launched probe into nursing home deaths after tip from psychiatric hospital, source says:
"27.10.2016 04:48:00" theprovince.com Why the world's worst Halloween candy — Kerr's Molasses Kisses — continues its reign of terror Common reviews by trick-or-treaters include 'the easiest way to remove loose fillings' and 'Poo-Candy' What do you think is the worst Halloween candy? (And what's your favourite?)
"27.10.2016 04:12:00" theprovince.com B.C. Conflict Commissioner accused of Clark bias in new court challenge B.C.'s conflict commissioner was biased when he cleared Premier Christy Clark of conflict allegations earlier this year on party fundraising, alleges court petition. Democracy Watch says the Conflict Commissioner should have recused himself, because his son is the B.C. government deputy minister in charge of communications and works closely with the premier.
ALSO IN B.C. POLITICS NEWS:
Victoria MLA's former staff
"27.10.2016 03:30:01" theprovince.com 'Mommy is sleeping,' Clearwater dad told kids who awoke to him killing mom Angila Wilson's six-year-old son got out of bed and walked to the door of his room. He awoke to a noise — “bam bam,” as he described it — and went to investigate. He opened the door and peeked outside. Clearwater's Iain Scott has already pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of his estranged wife Angila Wilson.
This is the story of how it all unfolded.
"27.10.2016 03:00:00" History of Vancouver's 'Meter Maids' It was 40 years ago last month that Vancouver introduced meter maids. http://bit.ly/2fhfYpF
"27.10.2016 02:24:00" theprovince.com Gang violence hits rural Langley as dismembered body found Don Wrightman has seen a lot of things since moving into his comfortable rural Langley home on Robertson Crescent 47 years ago, but says having a dismembered body dumped outside his front driveway is beyond belief. At an afternoon press conference, IHIT would say little other than to confirm they are investigating the slaying of a man.
“It was targeted and associated with gang activity.”
"27.10.2016 02:00:00" canada.com Canada.com CFL Grey Cup Contest | canada.com Enter for your chance to win a trip for 2 to the 104th Grey Cup Game in Toronto! Enter for your chance to win a trip for 2 to the 104th Grey Cup Game in Toronto!
Contest ends November 1st.
"27.10.2016 01:48:00" Spirit Halloween recalls RECALL: Have you purchased any of these items from Spirit Halloween? They've been recalled by Health Canada.
Please share to spread the word.
"27.10.2016 01:18:15" theprovince.com Mike Smyth: B.C. government backs down in fight against bear cubs saviour The B.C. government has backed down in its legal battle with Bryce Casavant, the former conservation officer who made global headlines when he refused to kill two orphaned bear cubs. Casavant was s… Bryce Casavant was suspended without pay last year when he refused his boss's orders to shoot the two baby bears. He took them instead to a Vancouver Island veterinary hospital.
The bears — a brother and sister named Jordan and Athena — were successfully
"27.10.2016 00:36:00" theprovince.com Two-thirds of Canadians would welcome distracted-walking laws Two-thirds of Canadians are in favour of municipalities introducing laws to combat distracted walking legislation. What's your biggest pet peeve when it comes to pedestrians?
"27.10.2016 00:00:00" theprovince.com The mythology of 'Patient Zero' and how AIDS virus travelled to the United States is all wrong A study published Wednesday confirms the controversial theory that the virus crossed over from the Caribbean. And New York was the location of the outbreak "It could have been a person of any nationality. It could have even been blood products."
Here's the true story of the origin of AIDS and how it spread and made its way to the United States.
"26.10.2016 23:24:00" business.financialpost.com Canadians, Aussies and Kiwis trapped in 'commodity bust, housing boom' cycle and the unwinding is going to be painful Canada is not the only country facing a treacherous double jeopardy that will have 'no happy ending, warns Bank of America Will taxing foreign buyers, as we've done here in Vancouver, solve the problems?
It's the solution economists are leaning towards, even though they note that higher interest rates or changes to bank loans mainly affect domestic borrowers. #business
"26.10.2016 22:48:00" theprovince.com Vancouver artificial intelligence company Kindred envisions robots learning from humans You've ordered a robot online and are booting it up at home. At first the bot doesn't do much of anything; it simply follows you around and observes your daily routine: walking the dog, making lasagna, washing the dishes. We, for one, welcome our new robot overlords and will gladly assist them in learning how to takeover our planet.
"26.10.2016 22:12:00" theprovince.com 'I will not allow you to have my silence', says teen who was attacked and tossed in Winnipeg river 'I am a real person. A human being. And you hurt me terribly, an injustice for which you are now paying the consequence' “I will not allow you to have my silence. This is my voice. I am a real person. A human being. And you hurt me terribly, an injustice for which you are now paying the consequence.
"Why me? I have wondered that so many times. I was just 16 years old when
"26.10.2016 21:45:08" business.financialpost.com 'Long aftershock': Big Oil is retreating from Western Canada during... When an oil recovery does take hold in Western Canada, it will have to make do with a diminished presence of global oil players When an oil recovery does take hold in Western Canada, it will have to make do with a diminished presence of global oil players. #business
"26.10.2016 21:37:41" theprovince.com Hulking Canadian snowboard star who lost leg in wakeboard accident primes for world championships in B.C. Five years ago, Ali Massie wondered if he would have to give up his snowboarding for good after doctors amputated his left leg below the knee NO EXCUSES: Ali Massie has never let having a prosthetic leg stop him — whether it's as a world-class snowboarder or back in high school on the gridiron.
“One of my coaches would go over before every game and tell the other team, 'We have a kid with one
"26.10.2016 21:00:01" theprovince.com Indiana mom found overdosed, holding syringe, at wheel of car with baby son crying in back seat Erika Hurt appears unresponsive behind the wheel of the vehicle and has a syringe in her hand in the photo released by police Her 10-month-old was crying in the backseat.
Will releasing images like this steer people away from drug use?
"26.10.2016 20:24:00" theprovince.com No, the Science Channel didn't just solve the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle In an email to the National Post, one of two experts cited in the 'hexagonal clouds' segment criticized the show for 'misrepresenting the scientists' We hate to sink your dreams, but the Science Channel's hasn't solved the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle.
Here's an interview with one of the scientists from the show debunking the “hexagonal clouds” segment. #tech
"26.10.2016 19:48:00" theprovince.com So... this is what a $3-million bra looks like from Victoria's Secret If you've ever wondered what a multi-million dollar bra looks like, now you know. Can you imagine having $3 million to spend ...on a bra?
The Victoria's Secret luxury piece features more than 9,000 precious gems set in 18-karat gold (of course). So, basically, it's not built for support. #life
"26.10.2016 19:13:33" theprovince.com Squirrel squatter trashes Victoria-area home while couple on vacation A bowl of nuts helped officers in Oak Bay tail a suspected burglar. It's unknown if the homeowners muttered "Nuts!" when they saw the state of their home.
"26.10.2016 18:39:22" theprovince.com Kelly Ellard pregnancy: Babies in jail help moms' rehab, says Vancouver non-profit A federal program that keeps incarcerated mothers and babies together behind bars is a huge benefit to both the children and the inmates, says the executive director of the Elizabeth Fry Society of… Do you think babies should stay with their incarcerated moms?
Advocates say it doesn't just have proven health benefits for the children, but it also helps reduce recidivism for the offenders.
"26.10.2016 18:00:09" theprovince.com Pair of tiny undiscovered moons may lurk around Uranus Uranus, surely the most frequently disrespected planet in our solar system, may host a pair of tiny hidden moons We will not make a joke... we will not make a joke... we will not make a joke...
"26.10.2016 17:30:23" driving.ca This vintage Citroën 2CV embodies cheerful simplicity If you can forgive the low-tech features and lack of horsepower, this car is the definition of driving in style driving.ca: Now this is what you'd call driving in style. #autos
"26.10.2016 17:24:01" theprovince.com ISIL shoots disabled Iraqi girl because she was moving too slowly In the same village, ISIL reportedly tied six civilians to a vehicle and dragged them around, apparently because they were related to a tribal leader fighting alongside Iraqi forces The girl and five others were killed when ISIL shot them for walking too slowly as they were forcibly marched out of their village.
"26.10.2016 16:48:00" theprovince.com Black bear with a taste for tuna damages SUV in southeastern B.C. A Fairmont man has learned the hard way that a tuna-fish sandwich can lead to a lot of damage. Let this be a lesson: don't leave your tuna sandwich in your car — especially if you have a sunroof.
"26.10.2016 16:18:30" theprovince.com Human remains found in rural Langley Langley RCMP have closed off a large section of Robertson Crescent after a body was found on the side of road Wednesday morning. BREAKING: Human remains have been found between 240th and 244th in Langley.
We'll continue to update this link as we find out more.
"26.10.2016 16:12:00" theprovince.com Justin Bieber's entourage of SUVs caught driving the wrong way and into oncoming traffic in England Bieber had been on his way to play ice hockey with the team Manchester Storm, before heading to a local pub Oops! Is it too late for his entourage to say sorry?
"26.10.2016 15:45:01" theprovince.com Car crashes into Burnaby house after driver shot Burnaby RCMP is investigating a targeted shooting that resulted in a driver crashing his car into a house this morning. A man injured in a targeted shooting smashed into a home on Broadway near Fell Street in Burnaby at about 1 a.m. this morning.
"26.10.2016 15:38:45" theprovince.com Ottawa looks at pros and cons of the nickel, determines it buys pretty much nothing The 5-cent piece has lost 40% of its value, but after an internal analysis the Feds say there are no plans to send it the way of the penny When was the last time you actually used a nickel to buy anything?
"26.10.2016 15:00:00" theprovince.com Q&A: Advice from New York on how to increase affordable housing in Vancouver As commissioner of New York City's department of housing preservation and development, Vicki Been runs the largest municipal housing agency in the United States. Vicki Been became responsible in 2014 for implementing New York's goal to create or preserve 200,000 affordable homes over a decade.
She is a keynote speaker Thursday at Vancouver's Re:Address conference, organized by city hall to discuss the housing
"26.10.2016 14:30:45" driving.ca Things you should do now to survive winter's wrath There are things you can, and should, do yourself to get your vehicle prepared for winter driving.ca: The clock is ticking. Better get your car ready for winter before those first snowflakes fall. #autos
"26.10.2016 14:24:01" theprovince.com B.C. NDP big on 'bold' ideas for election platform to challenge Liberals B.C. New Democrat leader John Horgan says he's searching for "bold" ideas from his membership as he seeks to sharply differentiate his party from the governing BC Liberals before voters head to the polls in six months. A new email from John Horgan to party supporters on the weekend asks: “If the provincial government could implement one major policy initiative and you could decide what it was, what would it be?”
"26.10.2016 13:54:44" Work and get paid in real time Is the payday loan business due for disruption? A pair of Vancouver-based entrepreneurs are betting on it.
They've developed an app that lets you get paid in real-time. More on that here: http://bit.ly/2eOyEIV
"26.10.2016 13:12:00" theprovince.com VSB secretary-treasurer will end medical leave with move to Burnaby district Burnaby school board chairman Ron Burton said Russell Horswill believes Burnaby will be a better fit for him than Vancouver, but said Horswill didn't reveal why he decided to leave the VSB. Russell Horswill, the first Vancouver school board senior staff member of six to go on medical leave in September, is taking a position with the Burnaby board of education.
He went on medical leave last month and was followed by three other members of
"26.10.2016 12:36:00" theprovince.com British Airways flight makes emergency landing in Vancouver with ill crew A British Airways flight that took off from San Francisco bound for London Monday night was forced to land in Vancouver after the crew reported feeling ill. The Airbus A380, Flight BA268, took off around 7 p.m. PDT on Monday and landed in Vancouver “I heard the announcement: 'Senior cabin crew to the flight deck, immediately,'” said a retired police officer from Scotland who had been sitting near an exit on the plane's upper deck.
“They came around and took everyone's dinner away before they'd
"26.10.2016 12:00:01" theprovince.com Oxford says Shakespeare will share credit for Henry VI The Bard was not a solo act. It's a Bard bombshell, sort of.
Oxford has determined that 17 of 44 works associated with Shakespeare had input from others. #arts
"26.10.2016 11:24:01" theprovince.com Vancouver's Kissa Tanto named Canada's best new restaurant by enRoute magazine TORONTO - Joel Watanabe's restaurant Kissa Tanto, with a blend of Italian and Japanese cuisines, has been named Canada's best new restaurant by enRoute magazine. Have you ever dined at Kissa Tanto?
The Chinatown restaurant is inspired by the 1960s Tokyo jazz era.
"26.10.2016 10:48:01" theprovince.com Sinking of tug off B.C. coast prompts disaster-response rethink: minister A sunken tug and the subsequent diesel spill on British Columbia's central coast is prompting a rethink to emergency response One good thing has come out of this grounding — it's prompting a rethink to emergency response that could allow those closest to the disaster to take the lead.
"26.10.2016 10:12:00" theprovince.com British politician apologizes for claim that gay donkey tried to rape his stallion: Please can I move on? John Rees-Evans was recorded speaking to a protester about his colleague's belief some gay people prefer having sex with animals. Rees-Evans said he 'witnessed that' Sometimes just saying sorry is the easiest way to move on.
That may not work when you're speaking on your conservative colleagues' suggestions that some gay people prefer having sex with animals.
"26.10.2016 09:36:00" theprovince.com Trump loves the 'c-word,' but so do Canadian politicians: 10 times MPs called each other crooked 'Bunch of crooks' in Parliament: There's no shortage of examples of decorum challenged ministers and MPs accusing others of crookedness “The whole Cabinet is as crooked as a dog's hind leg.”
Donald J. Trump's "Crooked Hillary" slag isn't a new insult, as these Canadian politicians prove.
"26.10.2016 09:00:00" theprovince.com Serial subject Adnan Syed asks to be released from prison after 17 years while he waits for new murder trial After a popular podcast reexamined his case, a judge granted Syed a new trial. His lawyer said Syed poses 'no danger to the community' Did you listen to the Serial podcast?
What do you think will be the outcome of his new murder trial?
"26.10.2016 08:24:00" theprovince.com Beer run! Self-driving truck goes 120-plus miles on delivery Anheuser-Busch says it has completed the world's first commercial shipment by self-driving truck. Forget self-driving cars, there's self-driving beer delivery trucks now!
"26.10.2016 07:48:00" theprovince.com Student sues, claiming U.S. university expelled her after she reported football players raped her A school employee, Angelina Adams, also sued earlier this month, alleging that she was demoted from her job as a student counsellor after trying to help the student The lawsuit alleges one of the male students sent text messages suggesting that Haskell Indian Nations University officials were forcing him to press a complaint against the woman.
That same day, she was expelled and banned from campus.
"26.10.2016 07:12:00" theprovince.com Appeal Court won't reopen case of Nanaimo Hells Angel convicted of extortion Nanaimo Hells Angel Robert (Fred) Widdifield has lost a last-ditch bid to get B.C.'s highest court to take another look at his extortion and theft… The biker was originally found guilty of helping to extort a debt repayment, plus a 'stupid tax' for a B.C. man's alleged unauthorized use of the Hells Angel name and reputation.
"26.10.2016 06:36:00" theprovince.com 'Indian' label not offensive for Lions defensive line coach Robin Ross brings 40 years of experience, native intelligence to B.C.'s defence “I know there are some in the Indian culture who consider it disrespectful. But I come from the other side of the argument. I don't see it as being derogatory. If you take those names away, there'll be no remembrance, said Lions coach Robin Ross.
"26.10.2016 06:00:00" theprovince.com He gave her his liver. She gave him her heart Whether a blind date, a chance meeting or even a lucky Tinder swipe, every couple has an origin story By blind luck, she found a liver donor. By blind luck, they fell in love.
"26.10.2016 05:15:00" theprovince.com Senators 3 Canucks 0: The long road back is never a straight line There's a lot of simple math that's applicable and critical for the Vancouver Canucks. There are all the games they're playing in a compacted National Hockey League schedule — nine in their first 1… The long road back to the playoffs is never a straight-line pursuit and the Canucks are already hitting potholes and in danger of finding the ditch if disturbing trends continue, writes Ben Kuzma.
"26.10.2016 04:48:01" theprovince.com City of Vancouver moves to dismantle tent city on Hastings Street In the very week that the City of Vancouver is hosting a conference of international housing experts, crews moved in Tuesday to dismantle a months old homeless camp in the city's poorest neighbourhood. What are your thoughts on the dismantling of the tent city on Hastings? Was the city too heavy-handed by stepping in?
"26.10.2016 04:12:00" theprovince.com 'The Walking Dead' has a smashing return It's hard to miss the message from the season premiere of "The Walking Dead": blood pays off. No spoilers!
What did you think of The Walking Dead's season premiere?
"26.10.2016 03:36:01" theprovince.com Vancouver says 6 or 7 short-term rental operators failing to comply with the law City staff say they are cracking down on nuisance short-term rentals in Vancouver, but won't say where those problem properties are located. While some problem cases have since started complying with existing regulations, six or seven have not, said Andreea Toma, the city's chief licensing inspector. But the city will not say where the problem units are or even what buildings they are in.
"26.10.2016 03:00:00" theprovince.com The world’s tallest church has a waste problem: ‘It’s coated with urine and vomit.’ Those charged with maintaining the building worry that abrasive chemicals in the bodily fluids are wearing away the sandstone blocks that form the church's foundation After 639 years, the Ulm Minster is facing major structural problems.
The issue? Too many revelrous Germans are ducking into the church's alcoves to relieve themselves and the bodily fluids are eating away at the church's sandstone blocks.
"26.10.2016 02:24:00" theprovince.com Copper-cable thieves should be jailed long term: Telus The theft of telecommunications cables containing copper, far from being a “victimless” crime, should be treated as a serious offence punishable in some cases with a life jail term, Telus Inc. is telling the federal government. The thievery, focusing primarily on copper and aluminum, doesn't just hurt business productivity, inconvenience residents and lead to higher costs for consumers.
Lives have been put at risk in recent years when entire communities are denied access to
"26.10.2016 01:48:00" Babies born in Canadian prisons Notorious murderer Kelly Ellard is eight months pregnant — and behind bars.
Canada's Mother-Child Program allows babies to live in institutions with their incarcerated moms, allowing them to form a bond. There are just six babies currently living in
"26.10.2016 01:12:01" theprovince.com Halloween attractions use mental illness to scare us and advocates say it must stop Every year at this time, right next to the chainsaw-wielding masked men, are the mental hospital patients. When it comes to Halloween's asylum-themed attractions the message isn't subtle: People with mental illness are to be feared.
"You know this would never happen for other health conditions. You wouldn't have a Halloween attraction about a cancer ward.”
"26.10.2016 00:36:00" theprovince.com With burner phones and $200K in hidden cash, plot to steal maple syrup had look of a major drug deal But the thieves considered themselves more Robin Hoods than gangsters, so deeply did they despise the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup, the trial heard Ever wonder what a 'Canadianized' version of a bank heist movie would like?
Here's a good plot.
"26.10.2016 00:36:00" theprovince.com Canadians leave 31 million vacation days unused each year: Study Canadians leave 31 million vacation days unused each year, according to the latest Vacation Deprivation survey from Expedia.ca Have you ever left vacation days unused? WHY?
"26.10.2016 00:00:01" theprovince.com Miracle baby born twice months apart after surgeons take her from womb once to remove giant tumour The little Texas girl was removed from her mother's womb to have a massive tumour removed in March. She was then returned to the uterus and born again Amazing:
Little LynLee Boemer was removed from her mother's womb to have a massive tumour on her tailbone removed in March. She was then returned to the uterus and born again — this time permanently — by caesarean section, on June 6.
"25.10.2016 23:24:00" theprovince.com Canada ranked best travel destination in 2017 by Lonely Planet guide Canada has been named Lonely Planet's destination of the year for 2017. Colombia and Finland were rated second and third respectively. Where in Canada have you always wanted to visit?
"25.10.2016 22:48:00" theprovince.com Winnipeg parents charged after nine-month-old son almost dies from suspected fentanyl overdose Officers saw fentanyl in the home and immediately treated the baby with an antidote, police said. It's not clear how the baby came into contact with the drug The parents have been charged with failure to provide the necessities of life, causing bodily harm by criminal negligence and drug trafficking.
"25.10.2016 22:12:01" theprovince.com Tennis player Svetlana Kuznetsova hacks off her hair on court to knock off champion Trailing 2-1 and down a break in the third set, Kuznetsova, without the benefit of a mirror, took scissors to the back of her head and chopped away "What's more important — my hair or the match?"
This tennis player wasn't the first, and likely won't be the last, to hack off their annoying hair during the middle of a match. #sports
"25.10.2016 21:36:00" theprovince.com No criminal charges in death of woman who fell out of Vancouver party bus Vancouver police say they have decided against recommending criminal charges in the death of a 23-year-old woman who fell out of a party bus in January. Police say Chelsea James lost her balance and stumbled into the stairwell against the pneumatic Police say it was determined that a mechanical malfunction and low operating pressure with the pneumatic door were the main contributing factors in the death of Chelsea James.
"25.10.2016 21:00:00" theprovince.com Jared Fogle's ex-wife sues Subway for allegedly covering up complaints about his interest in kids 'Finding out the father of your children is a child predator and knowing his job involved visiting schools on a regular basis is devastating... What did Subway know?' What did Subway know? When did they know it?
That's what Jared Fogle's ex-wife wants to know. Her lawsuit contends Subway knew as early as 2004 that Fogle had approached a young girl for a sex act at an event.
"25.10.2016 20:45:00" theprovince.com Arrest after double stabbing leaves man dead, another hurt at Burnaby homeless camp A 53-year-old man is under arrest as detectives investigate an apparent homicide in Burnaby. The suspect knew the victims and could face homicide charges.
"25.10.2016 20:25:12" theprovince.com Trudeau faces off with hecklers for 30 minutes at Canadian Labour Congress youth conference 'Sir, if you won't turn and face me when I answer, then I will not answer,' Trudeau said politely but firmly at one point “Sir, if you won't turn and face me when I answer, then I will not answer,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said poltely, but firmly at one point.
"25.10.2016 19:48:00" theprovince.com 'Partial-birth abortions aren't a thing!': Samantha Bee blasts Chris Wallace and Donald Trump 'Millions of decisions about American vaginas are being made by people who have never owned one or touched one' “It sounds a lot like Trump has confused abortions with bear attacks. Removing a baby from the woman's womb in the ninth month isn't abortion, it's a birth. And I'm sure Donald Trump would love to outlaw it. It makes the p-----s too gross and screamy for
"25.10.2016 19:12:01" theprovince.com How old is too old for trick-or-treating, and how late is too late? Trick-or-treat as a 15-year-old or ring a doorbell past 7 p.m. in Bathurst, NB and you'll be hit with an $80 fine At what age should children stop trick-or-treating?
Halloween is a treat if you're under 14 in and back home before 7 p.m. in Bathurst, New Brunswick. Any older or later and the only thing you'll be collecting is a $80 fine.
"25.10.2016 18:36:01" theprovince.com Washington wolf killed in Montana after 1,100 km journey across Idaho, B.C. U.S. wildlife officials say a grey wolf that left its pack in northeastern Washington trekked more than 1,100 kilometres across Idaho and B.C... The animal was killed by a federal wildlife officer responding to a report of a wolf attacking sheep.
Wolves are protected by state endangered species rules in eastern Washington but can be hunted and trapped in Montana and Idaho.
"25.10.2016 18:00:40" theprovince.com Four people killed aboard raft in artificial rapid at Australian theme park Authorities would not say what type of injuries the four people suffered, only that they were 'incompatible with life' It's considered tame, a family ride, but something went terribly awry.
Four people were killed after the ride malfunctioned, which caused two people to be ejected from their raft, while two others were caught inside the ride and were possibly caught up
"25.10.2016 17:24:00" theprovince.com Shoppers Drug Mart applies to be a distributor of medical marijuana TORONTO - Shoppers Drug Mart says it has submitted an application to be a distributor of medical marijuana. How many optimum points do you think you get?
"25.10.2016 16:48:31" theprovince.com Delta doctor takes aim at new rules around addictive drug prescriptions Dr. Ian Mitchell wants the head of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. to resign and apologize for forcing “ill-founded, foolish” mandatory prescribing standards on doctors Are doctors too quick to prescribe narcotics?
New B.C. standards require doctors to prescribe opioids only as a last resort, at the lowest doses, and for the shortest duration, but some doctors say it's making them feel like criminals for prescribing
"25.10.2016 16:14:17" theprovince.com Father jumps with his toddlers from New Jersey bridge. He dies — they miraculously do not State police did not say how long the three had been in the wooded area before they were discovered by authorities The nightmarish night began with a kidnapping and ended with the father jumping from a bridge with his sons, aged 2 and 4.
He died. His sons, miraculously, did not.
"25.10.2016 15:36:01" theprovince.com Ontario nurse charged with eight counts of first degree murder in nursing home deaths Caressant Care Nursing and Retirement Homes says the ex-employee is a registered nurse who left the company 2 1/2 years ago A Woodstock nurse has been charged with eight counts of first-degree murder in a string of deaths at long-term care homes dating back nearly a decade. Police say more charges could be laid in the future.
"25.10.2016 15:00:00" theprovince.com White Rock councillor censured over sharing confidential information City of White Rock Council have decided Monday to censure councillor David Chesney. According to a release, David Chesney is said to have gone against Council's direction and divulged confidential information regarding “the city's negotiations of a very sensitive and critical manner.”
He has since been censured.
"25.10.2016 14:45:12" driving.ca Your Corner Wrench: Keeping your wheels on this winter A few simple steps will ensure that you aren't risking a loose wheel – or worse driving.ca: Switching to your winter tires soon? Don't forget to torque those lug nuts! #autos
"25.10.2016 14:24:01" theprovince.com VSB trustee Turner says it will take time to build trust, school closures likely inevitable It has been a busy week for Dianne Turner, the Vancouver school board's sole trustee, who was appointed to the role by B.C. Education Minister Mike… The Vancouver school board's sole trustee had a lot to say in a wide-ranging interview with education reporter Tracy Sherlock.
What do you think of the job she's done so far?
"25.10.2016 13:48:00" theprovince.com Surrey unveils new Public Safety Strategy The City of Surrey has unveiled a new public-safety strategy meant to address a broad range of issues, from crime reduction to disaster preparedness to homelessness. The strategy focuses on four priority areas: building community capacity, ensuring safe places, preventing and reducing crime, and supporting vulnerable people.
Ten initiatives were announced as part of the strategy. Read the story to find out what they
"25.10.2016 13:12:01" theprovince.com Vancouver looks at modular housing industry to boost slim rental stock City of Vancouver staff are considering fast-tracking permits for standardized, modular laneway homes as a way to help boost the city's rental stock. By fast-tracking permits, city council can speed up the development of backyard homes on the estimated 60,000 lots that can accommodate them in neighbourhoods across Vancouver.
Is this the way to help boost the city's rental stock?
"25.10.2016 12:36:00" theprovince.com 'Like something out of a horror movie': Flesh-eating bacteria infection kills man in four days About 80,000 people get some form of vibriosis every year, usually from eating raw or undercooked shellfish, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Michael Funk was cleaning his crab pots in Maryland. Somewhere in the water lurked a strand of the flesh-eating bacteria that came in contact with a cut on his leg. Within hours he began to feel ill.
He died four days later.
"25.10.2016 12:00:01" theprovince.com Sartorial Solution | How to layer without looking bulky Layering is a great way to add visual interest — and warmth — to your outfit. Layered looks can add warmth to your outfit but also the appearance of bulk. Fashion writer Aleesha Harris offers a bunch of solutions/options to avoid that!
"25.10.2016 11:24:00" theprovince.com Health Canada looks to revamp food guide as obesity crisis grips country The federal government is moving to replace the outdated Canada Food Guide in an attempt to stem an obesity crisis plaguing the country. 'We need to make choices that are good for Canadians, that will support them in making healthy choices' #life
"25.10.2016 10:48:00" theprovince.com Hemlines: Bachelorette Canada party lands at Pacific Centre The latest fashion and beauty news. Fans of The Bachelorette Canada can catch up on all the dating drama in a pop-up “living room” at Pacific Centre on Tuesday.
"25.10.2016 10:12:00" theprovince.com Belfast bakery loses appeal over refusal to decorate gay-rights cake The bakery was happy to bake goods for anyone but could not put messages on their products at odds with their Christian beliefs, its directors argued “The fact that a baker provides a cake for a particular team or portrays witches on a Halloween cake does not indicate any support for either.”
The judgment against Ashers Baking Co. found that the family-run chain was wrong to treat gay customers any
"25.10.2016 09:36:00" theprovince.com A grandmother is suing KFC for $20 million because she didn't get enough chicken 'I came home and said, "Where's the chicken?",' Anna Wurtzburger said The advertising shows a “bucket that's overflowing with chicken”
So when the meal fell short of what was advertised, a New York grandmother sued KFC for $20 million in damages
"25.10.2016 09:00:00" theprovince.com Terrifying spider drags a mouse up a refrigerator Alright, fair warning: Do not click if spiders creep you out. Do you have a scary spider story to share?
"25.10.2016 08:24:00" theprovince.com 92-year-old Saskatoon man recognized as world's oldest plumber After more than six decades of fixing pipes, installing air conditioning units and fitting boilers, Lorne Figley still has no plans to retire. Lorne Figley — the 92-year-old owner and sole employee of Broadway Heating Ltd. in Saskatoon — was recognized by Guinness World Records this month as the world's oldest plumber.
"25.10.2016 07:48:00" theprovince.com Man whose incredible story of surviving as Japanese prisoner of war became bestseller, dies at 97 Alistair Urquhart who has died aged 97, was a prisoner of the Japanese from 1942 to 1945 He survived 2 forced marches, the death railway, 2 voyages on Japanese "hellships" and the bombing of Nagasaki
RIP Alistair Urquhart: September 8, 1919 - October 7, 2016
"25.10.2016 07:12:00" theprovince.com New study warns of the complications and not-so-pretty side of facial fillers As lunchtime liquid facelifts grow in popularity, doctors are seeing a host of problems, including 'facial collapse', infections, permanent nerve damage, blue and/or lumpy skin Blowfish lips and puffy faces: As the popularity of wrinkle fillers soars, a flurry of scientific papers are warning of serious complications that can occur, from “overcorrections”
"25.10.2016 06:36:00" theprovince.com What's Bernie Sanders been up to? Preparing to be a liberal thorn in Hillary Clinton's side “We won 22 states and 46 percent of the pledged delegates, 13.4 million votes... and a majority of the younger people ... That gives me a lot of leverage" U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and other senators have already started plotting legislation that would achieve many of the proposals that fueled his insurgent run for president
"25.10.2016 06:00:00" theprovince.com Chinese president Xi Jinping expected to 'bend the rules' to remain in power beyond 10-year limit Almost 400 senior officials will attend a four-day conference to draw up the agenda for next year's 19th party congress, when Xi could announce his successor — or not Chinese President Xi Jinping assumed the leadership of the Communist Party by becoming general secretary in late 2012.
He is expected to stand down in 2022.
"25.10.2016 05:24:01" theprovince.com Kuzma: Stecher recalled from Utica with three Canucks hurting The Vancouver Canucks had a day off Monday, but their walking wounded didn't. Alex Burrows was spotted at Rogers Arena and couldn't move his neck after absorbing a heavy sideboards coll… Troy Stecher has been called up from the AHL to join the Vancouver Canucks — and it sounds like he may play as soon as Tuesday.
"25.10.2016 04:48:01" theprovince.com Winner of B.C.'s first Daily Grand Draw will buy hubby a new truck Margo Zecchini, B.C.'s first winner of the B.C. Lottery Corp.'s Daily Grand Draw, says the whole thing feels like a dream. The winning ticket, which was drawn Thursday, was worth $25,000 a year for life, but Mission's Margo Zecchini opted instead for a lump-sum payment of $500,000, lottery officials said.
What option would you take if you won the Daily Grand Draw?
"25.10.2016 04:12:00" theprovince.com Was stolen UBC car caper just a case of clowning around? A clown soap opera with more twists and turns than Pagliacci. Just add a missing key, a Mercedes, a university campus and botanical garden. If this is part of the creepy-clown craze, things have been ratcheted up a notch.
"25.10.2016 03:36:00" theprovince.com Reverse 'horrific' decision on First Nations financial disclosure, B.C. MP pleads The Conservative opposition called Monday on the federal government to reverse its 'horrific' decision to not enforce the previous Conservative… Should the federal government enforce the previous Conservative government's law that requires First Nations to disclose their financial statements and salaries to chiefs and council?
The official opposition was responding to a Postmedia report
"25.10.2016 03:36:00" theprovince.com Vancouver praises court decision upholding protection of Shaughnessy homes The City of Vancouver said Monday that it is pleased with a B.C. Supreme Court decision upholding Vancouver bylaws aimed at protecting heritage homes in… The city praised the decision by the court to uphold the First Shaughnessy Heritage Conservation Area Official Development Plan, which legally protects pre-1940 heritage properties in the area from demolition and provides more clarity around conservation.
"25.10.2016 03:09:07" theprovince.com Tentative agreement reached in West Vancouver Blue Bus strike A tentative agreement was reached late Monday between the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 134, and West Vancouver District after a one-day strike that shut down Blue Bus service throughout the day. BREAKING: Union president and business manager Geoff Devlin said that picket lines are now down and that bus service will resume Tuesday morning. No other information was immediately available.
"25.10.2016 02:24:00" Who's to blame for the conflict between humans and cougars?
It's humans at fault — see why: http://ow.ly/PYZz305uLA4
"25.10.2016 02:00:01" canada.com Canada.com CFL Grey Cup Contest | canada.com Enter for your chance to win a trip for 2 to the 104th Grey Cup Game in Toronto! Enter for your chance to win a trip for 2 to the 104th Grey Cup Game in Toronto!
Contest ends November 1st.
"25.10.2016 01:48:00" theprovince.com Mike Smyth: Who's the real bully in Vancouver's schoolyard brawl? Fired Vancouver school board trustee Patti Bacchus talks about the latest in the bitter battle with the B.C. government. So what's this schoolyard fight really all about?
It comes down to the unsubstantiated allegations of bullying against unnamed trustees, writes Province columnist Mike Smyth.
"25.10.2016 01:12:01" theprovince.com Man denied permission to cover his neo-Nazi tattoos for murder trial Bayzle Morgan was allowed to use makeup to cover his tattoos during his robbery trial and conviction in August but a judge has refused the request for his upcoming trial Bayzie Morgan has a swastika within a clover permanently etched under his left eye, the words “Most Wanted” on his forehead, “Baby Nazi” on his neck and white supremacist tattoos instead of eyebrows
"25.10.2016 00:36:00" theprovince.com Police baffled by couple found dead next to untouched bags of Taco Bell, a pound of pot and not much else There were no signs of a break-in or physical trauma. The leading theory is that drugs may have been involved, though there's no evidence that the two had overdosed "You'd think you'd find something. Pill bottles, needles, something. And there's nothing"
There were no signs of a break-in or physical trauma. The leading theory is that drugs may have been involved, though there was no visible evidence that the couple
"25.10.2016 00:25:50" theprovince.com B.C. killer Kelly Ellard's prison pregnancy spurs calls for policy review Conservative MP Tony Clement said the federal government should review the policy that allowed infamous killer Kelly Ellard to get pregnant while serving… What are your thoughts on the conjugal visit policy that allowed Kelly Ellard to get pregnant while serving a life sentence for murder?
"24.10.2016 23:24:00" theprovince.com On the 200th anniversary of its invention, the stethoscope may be on its last lub-dub Birthed by French physician Rene Laënnec in 1816, the stethoscope replaced direct auscultation — putting the ear to the patient's chest, and listening that way "Celebration, or cremation?"
Two hundred years after its invention, the humble, iconic symbol of medicine risks becoming obsolete, squeezed out by upstart, miniaturized, palm-sized ultrasound devices that allow doctors to instantly visualize the heart's
"24.10.2016 22:48:00" theprovince.com West Vancouver Blue Bus strike leaves commuters scrambling Monday morning's Blue Bus strike left commuters in Langdale shocked, annoyed and profoundly out of pocket. A case of real Monday blues for some!
"24.10.2016 22:12:00" theprovince.com Justin Bieber walks off stage at concert after asking fans to stop screaming Justin Bieber's contentious relationship with his fans hit a new peak at a concert on Sunday night when he stormed off stage after asking them to settle down. Justin Bieber: "I appreciate all the support, I appreciate the love ... but the screaming in these breaks has got to stop. Please and thank you."
"24.10.2016 21:36:00" theprovince.com UBC, former student begin mediation for human-rights complaint Mediation set to begin between UBC and a former student alleging school discriminated in handling a number of reports of sexual assault and harassment Glynnis Kirchmeier says UBC didn't accept and act on numerous complaints about a male PhD student over long periods of time, resulting in more women becoming the victims of sexual violence.
None of the allegations have been proven.
"24.10.2016 21:00:00" theprovince.com Freed from ISIL after two years, church bells ring out again in one of worlds oldest Christian towns ISIL may have spared Mart Shmony Syriac Orthodox Church, but former residents of the ancient Christian town of Bartella will find what they did to it hard to forgive “For the last two years, two months and 12 days, I have thought about nothing but the moment when they tell us ISIL is gone from our homes”
"24.10.2016 20:24:01" theprovince.com Police investigating Delta shooting that sent one to hospital Police have closed 120th Street in both directions at 92nd avenue. A male victim has been taken to hospital after a shooting this morning in the 9200-block of 120th Street in Delta
"24.10.2016 19:48:00" theprovince.com 'He took his hand and put it up my dress': Judge releases details of Taylor Swift's groping in 2013 A judge has denied Swift's request to withhold all evidence in the legal battle between the singer and former radio DJ David Mueller Taylor Swift: "I remember being frantic, distressed, feeling violated in a way I had never experienced before”
"24.10.2016 19:12:01" theprovince.com Hate crimes officers in Abbotsford probe man linked to racist video Video shows a man upset about a ticket issued for parking in a reserved space getting out of a truck and walking aggressively way toward the person who issued the ticket Officers with the Abbotsford Police Department have contacted the hate crimes unit and Crown counsel as they investigate a man shouting racial taunts.
"24.10.2016 18:35:34" Live with Dean Brody B.C.'s own Dean Brody is in the house! The country singer is chatting with reporter Aleesha Harris and performing live on our Facebook page.
Post your questions for Brody in the Comments below.
"24.10.2016 18:00:00" theprovince.com Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond wraps up 10 years of child advocacy B.C.'s outspoken children's representative Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond is leaving her post after a decade of challenging the Liberal government. During her 10 years in the B.C. office, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond opened 17,000 advocacy files, issued 93 reports about failures in the system and made 194 recommendations for change.
While she believes her work has led to improvements for children and
"24.10.2016 17:24:00" theprovince.com SpaceX's Elon Musk elaborates on plan to colonize Mars SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has given more details about his plan to colonize Mars. Elon Musk envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying en masse to the red planet "Battlestar Galactica" style.
"24.10.2016 16:48:01" theprovince.com Poll shows people want construction jobs to go to locals first The B.C. Building Trades seeks to boost enrolment in skilled trades and convince lawmakers local workers should get jobs first on projects. “There's going to be, hopefully, in the not too distant future, a boom in economic activity in our province and we need to be prepared for it.”
Polls show most people want B.C. workers to get first opportunity for jobs on major construction projects.
"24.10.2016 16:15:14" driving.ca Insurance changes make fine print more important than ever After a near-death accident, Adam Bari discovered his insurance coverage had shrunk, just 12 hours previously, from $2 million to $86,000 driving.ca: Yes, fine-print is ridiculously tedious. But ignore it at your peril. #autos
"24.10.2016 16:12:01" theprovince.com Male birth-control pill -- or even nasal spray -- is in the works, British scientists say The research raises the prospect of a fast-acting pill or a nasal spray that a man could take hours or even minutes before sex. Men: Would you use a birth-control pill or spray? Women, would you prefer men to handle the birth control duties?
"24.10.2016 15:37:18" theprovince.com Stalled train leads to snarl on SkyTrain line TransLink is blaming a stalled train near Lougheed Station as the reason for Monday morning service delays on both the Expo and Millennium Lines. Monday is not off to a great start for commuters.
"24.10.2016 15:00:30" Timeline Photos Do you have a question for country singer Dean Brody?
We'll be streaming a performance live on our Facebook page this morning at 11:30. Stay tuned!
"24.10.2016 14:36:00" theprovince.com B.C. groups seek hundreds of millions in 2017 federal budget OTTAWA — B.C. groups are trying to paint an inspirational vision of the province's future as they stretch their open hands toward the nation's capital in anticipation of the 2017 federal budget. The collective “ask” from the Vancouver Art Gallery, the province's top universities, businesses and other agencies totals well into the hundreds of millions of dollars, according to submissions filed this autumn with the House of Commons finance
"24.10.2016 13:36:20" www.theprovince.com SkyTrain schedule and route changes coming Saturday In preparation for the eventual opening of the new Evergreen Line, changes to SkyTrain routes will come into effect on Saturday. The Expo Line, which currently travels between King George station in Surrey and Waterfront station in Vancouver, will have RIDER ALERT:
Before you start your commute this morning, don't forget there are new route changes to the Expo and Millennium lines now in effect.
"24.10.2016 12:36:00" theprovince.com Sexual health advocates battle to ease abortion pill hurdles before Canadian debut TORONTO - Sexual health advocates are intent on making Canada the most permissive country in the world for a heavily regulated abortion pill expected to hit shelves next month. Mifegymiso has been available elsewhere for nearly 30 years and is approved for use in more than 60 countries with varying restrictions.
In some cases, that includes the demand that only a doctor be allowed to hand the drug to the patient — rather than a
"24.10.2016 11:36:00" theprovince.com Vancouver eyes dikes, even a sea gate, to handle rising ocean levels The City of Vancouver is floating the idea of constructing a sea gate — a storm surge barrier — under the Burrard Bridge to prevent future flooding of Granville Island and the False Creek Flats, from the coastline to Clark Drive. With the local sea level projected to rise by as much as a metre over the next century and the one-two punches of storm surges and king tides already hammering coastal infrastructure, staff are preparing options to present to councillors next month.
"24.10.2016 10:36:00" theprovince.com Willes' Musings: Time for the Whitecaps to change the channel Following an eventful sports weekend, here are the largely uneventful Monday morning musings and meditations on the world of sports: • Didn't think I'd live long enough to see the Red Sox win a Wor… Vancouver Whitecaps FC fans, what's the most important move the team needs to make in the offseason?
"24.10.2016 09:36:01" theprovince.com Elk on display along Montana's Missouri River Breaks LEWISTOWN, Mont. - The Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge spans more than a million acres along the Missouri River in central and northeast Montana. Each autumn, when the cottonwoods along the "Big Muddy" turn yellow in this crisp fall air, the Here's a road trip for nature lovers:
Each Autumn, when the cottonwoods along the "Big Muddy" turn yellow in this crisp fall air, the elk of the Missouri River Breaks put on a show as the bulls guard their little harem from others. #travel
"24.10.2016 08:36:01" theprovince.com Confederation arts project will highlight Canada's national parks A boat tour through Thousand Islands National Park narrated by two artists. Sculptures that allow visitors at four national parks to listen to the earth. Postcard books examining the themes of migration and belonging. These pieces and more will be part of LandMarks2017 is a year-long initiative that brings together a team of curators, artists and universities to create contemporary art projects in a dozen Parks Canada sites, from Pacific Rim National Park on Vancouver Island, to Gros Morne National Park in
"24.10.2016 07:36:00" theprovince.com Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise program has no enforcement; official partners still sell 'unsustainable' seafood The Vancouver Aquarium boasts Ocean Wise as a program to help businesses and consumers make environmentally friendly, sustainable seafood choices — from barnacles to barramundi — harvested locally … Once a company proves to the aquarium it is selling a sustainable seafood product, the company remains on Ocean Wise's partner list.
"24.10.2016 06:36:01" theprovince.com Halloween costume ideas to have you step out in (scary) style Oh Halloween, the pseudo-holiday that gives us an excuse to hang spooky decorations in our homes, watch scary movies, binge eat “snack size” candies and, of course, dress in silly costu… What are your children (or you) dressing as for Halloween this year?
Expect lots of Hillary Clintons, Donald Trumps and Princes this year. #life
"24.10.2016 05:36:00" theprovince.com Strike will park West Vancouver's Blue Buses Monday morning Transit buses will not be running in West Vancouver on Monday, after last-minute negotiations between the district and the union representing West… This is the first strike by Blue Bus workers in 100 years.
The union received a 100 per cent strike mandate from its members in September.
"24.10.2016 04:25:34" theprovince.com Notorious B.C. killer gets pregnant while serving life sentence for murder Despite serving a life sentence in prison for killing 14-year-old Reena Virk, Kelly Ellard is now about eight months pregnant, the Vancouver Sun has learned. The father is a… She is one of B.C.'s best-known killers – found guilty of brutally beating and drowning a teenage girl under a Victoria bridge in 1997.
Now Kelly Marie Ellard is about to become a mother.
"24.10.2016 03:30:00" theprovince.com Ducks 4 Canucks 2: Canucks come crashing back to earth ANAHEIM, Calif. – From comeback to come down, the Vancouver Canucks crashed to earth Sunday with a 4-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks. Nick Ritchie batted in an arcing puck several seconds after a Janni… The Canucks can't win 'em all.
"24.10.2016 03:00:00" theprovince.com Sahotas face another class-action lawsuit from Downtown Eastside tenant Another class-action suit has been filed in B.C. Supreme Court against the Sahota family, who own the Balmoral Hotel in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. In a notice of civil claim filed in the court last week, Balmoral tenant Harold Jay Slaunwhite alleges tenants have significant health and safety concerns due to the manner in which the single-room-occupancy hotel is run and maintained by the
"24.10.2016 02:24:01" Timeline Photos Mark your calendars!
Country music star Dean Brody will be performing live in our newsroom (and here on The Province's Facebook page) Monday at 11:30 a.m.
"24.10.2016 02:03:52" theprovince.com Anger grows over CMHC trespass signs on Mt. Seymour trails Classic trails across a 644-acre plot of land co-owned by the province are now off limits after CMHC erected no-trespass signs Sign, sign, everywhere a sign.
"24.10.2016 01:36:00" theprovince.com Maple Ridge is building 'red zones' to banish repeat offenders from its downtown Regina did it, First Nations communities do it, and now a part of Maple Ridge is doing it What do you make of this tactic to keep repeat offenders out of certain areas?
"24.10.2016 00:36:01" theprovince.com Fentanyl front lines: First responders going from 'call to call to call' The reality of the fentanyl epidemic is brutal, says Victoria paramedic Tamara McNay, describing the scene of a drug overdose The person is unresponsive, covered in vomit, with a needle sticking out of their arm. Sometimes, their breathing has stopped for so long they are in cardiac arrest.
They are on the brink of death — and it is B.C. Ambulance paramedics' job to bring them
"23.10.2016 23:36:01" news.nationalpost.com How to petition Parliament for free hospital parking and a gender-equal House of Commons It's new for the current Parliament: Digital petitions. And thousands of Canadians are adding their signatures. Have you signed any e-petitions lately?
Currently, the most popular petition is calling for free parking at hospitals and medical clinics.
"23.10.2016 22:36:00" theprovince.com Jeff Paterson: Gaunce finally getting to enjoy the pro life Canucks forward had a rough rookie year, but team's hot start has shown him just how fun life can be in the NHL. “I've been lucky enough in my two years in pro that we had successful teams in Utica, so I've been around that winning environment. Last year, coming here was a bit different. (It) was a bit of a culture shock. But this year, we've had a good attitude and
"23.10.2016 21:36:00" theprovince.com Meet the 'unknown Mormon' who could take Utah from Trump and Clinton 'If Mormons are not the exact opposite of Trump, they would at least aspire to be,' said one expert citing Trump's 73-per-cent disapproval rate among Mormons Virtually anonymous, Evan McMullin — a political independent, native Utahn, former CIA operative and, like 85 per cent of the state's Republicans, a Mormon — did not declare for president until August but has recently passed Clinton in the polls and drawn
"23.10.2016 21:00:00" vancouversun.com Douglas Todd: Is real estate foreign buyers tax the 15 per cent solution? While many worry the Metro real estate bubble might be bursting, Kris Klaasen is conflicted over how his modest Vancouver home has become worth almost 20 times what he bought it for. “The vast majority of Canadians who want a fair shot at an affordable roof over their heads simply don't have a racist bone in their bodies,” said Justin Fung of HALT - Housing Action for Local Taxpayers.
“It's never been about the Chinese people as a
"23.10.2016 20:36:00" theprovince.com Free range and fancy free: Market grows for $1,000 'feather baby' chickens Thousand-dollar chickens, designer chicken coops and clothing — there's nothing boring about chicken these days. Have you ever considered getting backyard chickens?
As more B.C. municipalities allow backyard poultry, and more people seek to reconnect with their food sources, chickens are becoming “feather babies” in addition to farm animals.
"23.10.2016 19:36:00" theprovince.com Man convicted of killing eight-year-old Tori Stafford pins blame on accomplice in appeal for new trial Michael Rafferty was sentenced to life in prison in 2012 with no chance of parole for 25 years for kidnapping, sexual assault causing bodily harm and first-degree murder in the death of the Woodstock, Ont., girl Michael Rafferty argues in his appeal that he was “at most” an accessory after the fact to murder.
"23.10.2016 19:00:00" theprovince.com Jordan Bateman: Taxpayers hissed at TransLink but did the mayors hear them? “The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing.” TransLink mayors want three increases: a 25-cent hike in fares, a $3 annual increase in property tax and a new development cost charge on housing.
"23.10.2016 18:32:00" theprovince.com Abbotsford police says possible human remains found on rural property The Abbotsford police say that a person found what appears to be human remains in a wooded area on a rural property on Saturday afternoon. The Abbotsford police say that a person found what appears to be human remains in a wooded area on a rural property at 30900 Downes Road on Saturday afternoon.
"23.10.2016 18:31:43" theprovince.com Abortion pill advocates intent on making Canada the most permissive country for access to the medication Mifegymiso has been available elsewhere for nearly 30 years and is approved for use in more than 60 countries with varying restrictions. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia vowed to allow its pharmacists to dispense the drug.
A call-to-action led by the B.C. doctors and advocacy groups is also hammering away at other perceived hurdles to accessibility: including its
"23.10.2016 18:00:00" theprovince.com Tug boat grounded near Bella Bella not the first to strike shore this year “It's so eerily similar,” he said. “It calls into question the idea that these are isolated incidents.” An environmental activist says the tug boat is not the first American-owned tug to run aground in the Inside Passage this year — and he's afraid it won't be the last.
"23.10.2016 16:36:01" theprovince.com Mike Smyth: Election showdown looms over B.C. grizzly bear hunting B.C. is the only province that allows trophy hunting for grizzlies, with about 300 bears killed each year.� The B.C. government's bottom line: Killing 300 bears a year out of a population of 15,000 is a reasonable and sustainable practice. The hunt will go on.
What are your thoughts on the trophy hunting of grizzlies? Will it cost the Liberals votes if they
"23.10.2016 16:00:01" theprovince.com Get used to the 'job churn' of short-term employment and career changes: finance minister The finance minister told delegates that high employee turnover and short-term contract work will continue in young people's lives What's the longest you've worked for one employer?
The federal finance minister says young people will continue to see high employee turnover and short-term contract work in their lives. #business
"23.10.2016 15:36:00" Sea otters: Gluttons of the sea Did you know that sea otters eat 25-30% of their body weight daily?
RELATED READ: Vancouver Aquarium's Ocean Wise program has no enforcement, meaning official partners still sell "unsustainable" seafood: http://bit.ly/2dL1lsL
"23.10.2016 15:00:01" theprovince.com Wayne Moriarty: Vancouver's palm trees should remind us how lucky we are… even without coconuts In February 2015, I was in Ontario visiting a friend who lived in Barrie. If a visit to Barrie is the last item on your bucket list, trust me, you can go ahead and die now. Anyway, the point of thi… How to anger the rest of Canada during the winter:
“Put some sunglasses on, head to English Bay, take a photo of yourself underneath the palm and mail it to a friend in Toronto.”
"23.10.2016 15:00:01" Timeline Photos Do you have a question for country singer Dean Brody?
We'll be streaming a performance live on our Facebook page this morning at 11:30. Stay tuned!
"23.10.2016 14:36:00" vancouversun.com Pete McMartin: This is egalitarian Canada, so why should private schools get public money? They argue that the growth of private schools in B.C. has relieved the pressure on public schools and the public purse, that the public's tax burden would be greater if private school students were reabsorbed into the public school system. And that's "The growth rate in private school funding now outstrips that of public school funding. The private school system can no longer be seen as complementing the public school system, but eroding it."
Do you think private schools should receive funding?
"23.10.2016 13:36:00" theprovince.com Before you go: SkyTrain schedule and routes changed this weekend! Changes to SkyTrain routes came into effect on Saturday in preparation for the opening of the new Evergreen Extension. RIDER ALERT:
Before you start your commute this morning, don't forget there are new route changes to the Expo and Millennium lines now in effect.
"23.10.2016 13:36:00" Top 10 highest-paid instructors at UBC University of British Columbia students, are you curious as to how much your instructors earn?
UBC dominates the list of highest-earning university, college employees in B.C.: https://goo.gl/I84g7f
"23.10.2016 12:36:01" theprovince.com Whistler seeks to shorten Sea to Sky Highway closures from accidents “We've only got one road in and out of town (Highway 99), so when there's closures with major delays it requires additional time for people on the highway." Have you ever been stuck on the Sea to Sky due to an accident?
"23.10.2016 11:36:00" theprovince.com Bauhaus book a Halloween treasure trove Curated by the celebrated early '80s band's drummer Kevin Haskins, the unique package contains everything from setlists and gig posters to never-before-told stories. This isn't your mother's Halloween playlist.
In the name of all things spooky, here are our favourite Halloween rock acts and freaky and disturbing reads to get you in the spirit.
"23.10.2016 10:36:00" theprovince.com I have no traditional friends — but I'm okay with that because I'd rather have online ones Crystal Ponti: Online friends are always present, but there are no huge expectations or broken promises. You don't have to return a call at midnight Do you find it difficult to maintain “real-world” friendships as an adult?
"23.10.2016 09:36:01" theprovince.com Flesh-eating bacteria claimed vet's limbs, but not her drive "She will not be stopped no matter what."
This U.S. vet deadlifts 95 pounds — nearly her weight — and squats 65 pounds despite having lost three limbs and part of the fingers on her remaining arm after getting a flesh-eating bacteria. #life
"23.10.2016 08:36:00" theprovince.com Burger bust leads to cocaine charges Police first arrested him for public intoxication, then allegedly found he was carrying two grams of cocaine. He just wanted a burger to go along with his coke.
"23.10.2016 08:00:00" theprovince.com In a survival situation with no other options, how long would you wait before resorting to cannibalism? I'm not looking to eat human flesh. Nevertheless, every time I travel onboard an airplane, I mentally prepare to eat the person next to me At what point do you have “the conversation?”
"23.10.2016 07:36:01" theprovince.com Donald Trump promises to sue every woman accusing him of sexual assault after election 'I look so forward to doing that': Ten women have publicly accused Trump of unwanted advances or sexual assault in the weeks since a 2005 recording emerged “Every one of these liars will be sued once the election is over. I look so forward to doing that.”
"23.10.2016 07:00:00" Wing suiting This is sky-diving for the TRULY adventurous: wing-suiting.
"23.10.2016 06:34:20" Timeline Photos Just walking in Vancouver, using a sombrero as an umbrella, as one does.
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"23.10.2016 06:00:00" theprovince.com Iraqi army accused of stealing tents belonging to refugees and giving them to troops 'Some of the families were thrown out of their tents while they were still in them': The troops took around 175 of the 200 tents in the town of Tinah “Some of the families were thrown out of their tents while they were still in them,” said one refugee. “Children were left without homes, again. They have had to move in with others and it is very cramped.”
The troops are accused of taking around 175 of
"23.10.2016 05:46:18" theprovince.com Kings 4, Canucks 3 (SO): All good things must come to an end Remarkable win streak is over, but Vancouver's rally from 3-0 shows the mental resilience of the team. The remarkable win streak is over, but the Vancouver Canucks rally from 3-0 shows the mental resilience of the team.
"23.10.2016 05:00:00" theprovince.com Mountie suffering PTSD following Mayerthorpe massacre battles discharge from RCMP A Mayerthorpe RCMP officer with PTSD claims his dismissal from the force violates his constitutional rights. Should the RCMP be able to discharge a Mountie for having a disability?
A B.C.-based rights lawyer is arguing that the RCMP Act that allows for those dismissals violates section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and that it should be
"23.10.2016 04:36:00" theprovince.com Boom surrounding stricken tug comes loose, spreading diesel into channel The Heiltsuk First Nation is reeling after a boom containing spilled diesel from a sunken tug in the Seaforth Channel broke loose late Friday. “Why weren't seaworthy booms put in place after the spill?”
"23.10.2016 04:04:27" The Province's cover photo Skyscrapers rise above the colourful canopy.
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"23.10.2016 04:00:00" theprovince.com Grieving mom asks for public's help after photos stolen of son who died in crash Donna Snell is making a plea to the thief who broke into her car earlier this month in Vancouver: Keep the busted old laptop but please, return the irreplaceable photos of her son Alex, who died in a car accident this summer. Can you help find these precious photos? Anyone with helpful information can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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"23.10.2016 03:36:00" theprovince.com Girl who was sexually assaulted for two years and gave birth shares her story to empower others The girl was just 11 the first time he touched her. “No matter how close you are to that person, no matter what they tell you, you have to tell somebody because you can't let that eat you. If you let it sit there and build up you're not going to be the same person.”
"23.10.2016 03:00:00" theprovince.com Exchange students fighting for lives after being hit crossing Nanaimo highway Two exchange students are fighting for their lives in hospital after they were struck while dashing across a Nanaimo highway on Friday night. Two teens are in critical condition after they tried to cross the Island Highway at Mostar Road against a red light at about 10:30 p.m. Friday.
"23.10.2016 02:36:00" Cat calls 9-1-1 An officer knocks on your door. "Ma'am, there's been a 911 call from your house." But you're alone.
Who could have made the call? http://bit.ly/2eim4oR
"23.10.2016 02:00:00" theprovince.com Experts sound alarm as B.C. deals with record drug overdose deaths Marshall Smith, chair of the B.C. Recovery Council, believes the latest coroner statistics prove there's a dire need for more treatment options tailored to the widely-varying needs of substance users in B.C. “Right now people are waiting months for treatment and that's completely unacceptable.”
"23.10.2016 01:36:00" theprovince.com Dionne Quintuplets: Sister penniless, 18 years after settlement The Ontario government agreed to pay $4 million to the sisters, who became tourist attractions rivalling Niagara Falls when they were born near North Bay to poor farmers. Now 82, Cécile — one of five siblings whose amazing survival made them instant world celebrities when they were born on May 28, 1934 — has a message for all seniors trusting someone else to care for their affairs: “Make sure you know them well."
"23.10.2016 00:38:01" theprovince.com Toddler dies in Spokane, Wash. fire with his dog huddled at his side A toddler who died in a house fire was found with his dog and teddy bear next to him and authorities believe the dog tried to protect the boy. Firefighters believe the dog stayed behind in an attempt to protect the boy. Both died.
The battery had been removed from the home's fire detector.
"22.10.2016 23:36:00" theprovince.com B.C. man who killed 'defenceless' fiancee handed 12-year prison sentence A Kelowna man admits to stabbing his fiancee 26 times after she told him to move out because of his crack cocaine habit. “You will honour the memory of Ms. Parkes if you do everything, everything within your power to rehabilitate yourself to treat and constantly maintain your mental health and to stay as far away as you can from a drug that is a source of so much tragedy in
"22.10.2016 22:36:00" Starbucks new cold coffee made with nitrogen Is there too much ice in your iced drinks?
Starbucks Canada has come up with a solution: adding nitrogen to your java.
"22.10.2016 21:36:01" theprovince.com Having a swell time in B.C. and fall into surfing Those wetsuits, hats and booties may not be terribly glamorous, but one of the joys of winter surfing in B.C. is, quite frankly, all that wrapping means it's often warmer in the water than out of it. Reason #6,002 why living in B.C. is awesome: winter surfing.
Sorry, rest of Canada.
"22.10.2016 20:36:00" theprovince.com No Clowns Allowed sign prompts heated exchange with clowns who think it is racist A small sign put up as a joke sparked a three-ring circus of two angry clowns, two frustrated bookstore employees, and two bicycle-riding police officers A small sign put up as a joke in the City Lights Bookshop in London, Ont. sparked a three-ring circus of two angry clowns, two frustrated bookstore employees, and two bicycle-riding police officers
"22.10.2016 19:36:02" news.nationalpost.com Christie Blatchford: Embattled U of T professor a warrior for common sense and plain speech In a YouTube video, Jordan Peterson criticized the use of gender-neutral pronouns and drew the ire of self-appointed 'social justice warriors' What triggers this Canadian psychology professor? Gender neutrality and its implication for language.
“And for you to come to say, 'You have to mark me out as singularly special in the manner that I require and you have to remember it,' no, it's like,
"22.10.2016 19:00:00" theprovince.com RCMP probes $4.2M paid to leaders — belonging to a single family — of tiny B.C. First Nation The RCMP is investigating the finances of a tiny B.C. First Nation band that were used to enrich members of a single family to the tune of $4.2 million over three-and-a-half years, according to a forensic audit obtained this week by Postmedia News. A Shuswap First Nation family was voted out of office in 2014 when it came to light that they had received $4.2M over 3 1/2 years, including additional funding for trips to Las Vegas and Cuba.
Now, despite an ongoing police probe, one family member is
"22.10.2016 18:36:00" theprovince.com Vancouver Island man, 18, faces sex charges involving 15 children An 18-year-old Central Saanich man is facing 29 charges relating to sexual touching, making and possessing child pornography, and extortion involving at least 15 children. More victims beyond the 15 already interviewed by police have come forward since his arrest.
"22.10.2016 18:00:00" theprovince.com Faith-based hospitals' right to refuse assisted death will be challenged: Senator It is only a matter of time before the right of faith-based hospitals to refuse medical assistance in dying is challenged in court, said Senator Serge Joyal. Is it time for provinces to take the lead to clarify the issue of whether institutions can claim to be conscientious objectors to assisted dying, as faith-based hospitals are doing in Ontario and elsewhere?
"22.10.2016 17:36:00" theprovince.com Burger bust leads to cocaine charges He just wanted a burger to go along with his coke. Unfortunately for one 20-year-old suspect, the burger joint was closed and it turned out the coke was no cola. Police in Smiths Falls said they were called to a local restaurant after closing time Oct. 16 Easier way to get a burger: don't go after their closed.
"22.10.2016 16:36:01" theprovince.com Dead boy's dad says he'll push for services for kids before B.C. election “I will continue to raise his case as an example of how the system failed." “Nick's very capable parents did not manage to find a public [drug] treatment program that could help him that didn't also have a significant wait list and they couldn't afford the private facilities that would accept him right away.”
Now Nick's parents,
"22.10.2016 15:36:56" theprovince.com Universities crack down on offensive Halloween costumes at campus parties 'Is there no room anymore for a child or young person to be a little bit obnoxious … a little bit inappropriate or provocative or, yes, offensive?,' one critic wrote Are institutions, such as universities, overreaching and violating free expression by policing costumes?
"22.10.2016 15:00:01" theprovince.com Where are Canadians travelling this holiday season? Depends on what city they're from Torontonians love New Delhi and London. Vancouverites and Calgarians crave the aloha spirit of Hawaii. And Montrealers can't get enough Paris Not surprisingly, British Columbians love to escape to Hawaii during the winter. #travel
Where would you like to spend the holidays this year?
[Do you have a travel story worth telling? If you would like to share your adventures please email your story
"22.10.2016 14:24:00" vancouversun.com Douglas Todd: Is real estate foreign buyers tax the 15 per cent solution? While many worry the Metro real estate bubble might be bursting, Kris Klaasen is conflicted over how his modest Vancouver home has become worth almost 20 times what he bought it for. This seismic policy shift came in the wake of real estate industry leaders and B.C. politicians long denying that offshore investment had anything to do with affordability.
"22.10.2016 13:48:00" First impression of the Electra Meccanica Solo 1 Electra Meccanica's Solo, is a Canadian-made, all-electric single-seater car. http://bit.ly/2elyPyV
Would you give it a test drive?
"22.10.2016 13:12:00" theprovince.com After popping the question, man submits requests pond be named after proposal An Ottawa man who asked his girlfriend to marry him one winter's night during a skate on a south Ottawa pond wants the small body of water to be officially named "Proposal Pond." If you were to officially name the spot where you proposed what would it be called?
"22.10.2016 12:36:01" theprovince.com How one researcher is fighting cow farts — and climate change — by feeding the gassy beasts seaweed Cows' methane-filled farts and burps make them the largest animal contributors to climate change. But feeding them seaweed could cut the methane by 99 per cent Did you know that on average one cow produces about as much greenhouse gas as one car?
"22.10.2016 10:48:01" news.nationalpost.com Quebec minor hockey coach suspended after assigning push-ups as punishment for losing Louis Isabella reportedly ordered his 11- and 12-year-old players to do dozens of push-ups after a 7-2 loss. Now, he'll sit out until May 2017 A minor league hockey coach is sitting out a season after making his 11- and 12-year-old players do 50-100 push-ups for losing a game.
What's the worst behaviour you've seen at one of your kid's games by a parent or coach?
"22.10.2016 10:12:00" theprovince.com Amybeth McNulty lands lead role in CBC/Netflix 'Anne' series TORONTO - Irish-Canadian teen Amybeth McNulty has landed the lead role in an upcoming "Anne of Green Gables" adaptation that will screen on Netflix and CBC-TV. Another Anne of Green Gables adaptation: Will this be a winner for CBC-TV and Netflix?
"22.10.2016 09:36:00" theprovince.com Planet nine from outer space: Mysterious massive hypothetical object might be causing solar system to wobble 'Because Planet Nine is so massive and has an orbit tilted compared to the other planets, the solar system has no choice but to slowly twist out of alignment' Something for the space fans:
Astronomers can't see “Planet Nine.” But it makes its presence known.
The massive theoretical planet has an orbit tilted compared to other planets, causing the solar system to twist out of alignment. #tech
"22.10.2016 09:00:00" theprovince.com Elite Iraq forces encounter a familiar foe near Mosul: armoured vehicles driven by suicide bombers ISIL's signature battlefield tactic, the weapons offered a glimpse at what Iraqi forces can expect as they close in on the extremists' biggest urban bastion Iraqi, Kurdish and U.S. forces are closing in on Mosul to free it from ISIL fanatics, but it's a hard fight.
"22.10.2016 08:24:00" theprovince.com Gatineau woman, 24, registers three times legal blood-alcohol limit after picking up child at daycare A 24-year-old Gatineau appeared in court Friday after she was arrested Thursday afternoon when workers at her child's daycare reported they believed the woman was intoxicated while picking up her child. Nominee for mother of the year...
"22.10.2016 07:48:00" theprovince.com Wonder Woman named a special UN ambassador, despite protests The United Nations celebrated Wonder Woman's 75th birthday by naming the comic book character as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls, despite frustration from both inside and outside the world organization that the spot A comic book character has been named as a special UN ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls.
"22.10.2016 07:12:00" theprovince.com Foreign reporters can't translate him: Why Trump's hyperbolic speech fascinates linguists Trump spouts words, expressions and intonations used by no other would-be president in modern U.S. history. Exploring the Republican nominee's linguistic anomalies One Chinese news site, for instance, translated Trump's “I was on her like a bitch, and I could not get there” to “I pursued her like a harlot/strumpet, but I could not succeed.”
"22.10.2016 06:36:00" theprovince.com Daily Diversion: Watch this fat bear scratch its back before hibernation A trail camera set out by Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife captured this portly black bear in Okanogan County getting some relief by using a tree as a scratching post. A little something to kick off your weekend...
"22.10.2016 06:00:00" theprovince.com Canucks are No. 1! Or No. 116, if you're ESPN Well we'll be damned. Four and zero. Zero and four, we could have understood. Zero and four, we were prepared for. Sixty-three points, we were OK with that, resigned to that, had practically … Is this real life?
"22.10.2016 05:29:10" theprovince.com Dead boy's dad says he'll push for services for kids before B.C. election VICTORIA — The father of a 15-year-old drug-addicted boy whose death has sparked calls for government-funded services says he will push for change in the run-up to a provincial election so other youth can get the help they desperately need. Peter Lang “I'm not a member of any party and I don't have any assurances that they would do anything different but this government has had 10 years to do something and they haven't done it,” says Peter Lang.
"22.10.2016 04:48:02" theprovince.com From the far-flung to your own backyard, cataloging the world's most awe-inspiring places In honour of Halloween, a look at some of the more macabre entries in Atlas Obscura: crypts and cemeteries, severed body parts, and mummies and bones In honour of Halloween, here's a look at the look at some of the more macabre entries in Atlas Obscura: including cemeteries, coffin workshops and the like.
Plus, there's plenty of natural wonders you may not be aware of, including Spotted Lake (Kliluk)
"22.10.2016 04:16:37" theprovince.com Metro households to pay 3.7% more for services in 2017 The average regional household can expect to pay $452 next year for the services it receives from Metro Vancouver — an increase of 3.7 per cent, or $16, over what it paid in 2016. During the past four years, households have seen increases of between $5 That's about $16.
"22.10.2016 03:36:00" news.nationalpost.com Remote country store in Cape Breton deluged with responses after it offers free land in search for staff The Farmer's Daughter Country Market in Whycocomagh, N.S., offered two acres of undeveloped land to anyone who would come and work at the market for five years Would you trade free labour in return for free land?
"22.10.2016 03:00:00" theprovince.com White sturgeon in Tsawwassen Bass Pro Shops aquarium is dead It was supposed to be the star of the Bass Pro Shops 'education aquarium' at the new Tsawwassen Springs mall. The store manager at Bass Pro Shops says the fish had a pre-existing condition.
"22.10.2016 02:21:12" theprovince.com Vancouver students call for reinstatement or byelection for school trustees Student presidents from all 18 Vancouver secondary schools have signed a declaration calling on the province to rescind the firing of Vancouver school board trustees. “It was a blatant disregard for democracy,” the students say.
"22.10.2016 01:53:55" theprovince.com Judge upholds bylaws protecting Shaughnessy heritage homes from demolition A judge has upheld Vancouver bylaws aimed at protecting heritage homes in Shaughnessy from the increasing threat of demolition in a heated real estate market. In a ruling released Friday, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Shelley Fitzpatrick rejected a petition The rules remain the rules.
"22.10.2016 01:15:44" theprovince.com A 130-pound woman + 7 drinks + 2 hours = about 3 times legal driving limit By the time someone is triple the legal limit, every mental, physical and sensory function is “severely” impaired by alcohol to the point they are likely in danger of choking on vomit and being seriously hurt in a fall. It goes without saying: you're more drunk than you think you are.
"22.10.2016 00:48:13" theprovince.com SkyTrain schedule and route changes coming Saturday In preparation for the eventual opening of the new Evergreen Line, changes to SkyTrain routes will come into effect on Saturday. The Expo Line, which currently travels between King George station in Surrey and Waterfront station in Vancouver, will have Your SkyTrain route may be a little different, starting Saturday.
"22.10.2016 00:00:00" theprovince.com Toronto woman says Uber driver demanded oral sex for fare. When she refused, he offered to pay her Toronto police have charged at least three Uber drivers in the last year with sexual assault and have a warrant out for the arrest of another The incident is the latest in a growing number of sexually fuelled encounters that have led to Uber drivers being charged in Toronto.
Despite that, the company says the ride-sharing service is safe because of its screening process. Before every ride,
"21.10.2016 23:24:00" theprovince.com Itsazoo heads into horror with Hidden Hidden is billed as a "site specific horror adventure". Playwright and co-director Sebbastien Archibald and director Chelsea Haberlin put a lot of effort into creating a classic slasher-pic theatrical piece to truly spook. Do you love a whodunnit? Then you'll want to check out this interactive play.
Hidden is a "site-specific horror adventure" — basically, a classic slasher-pic theatrical play set at night in UBC Botanical Garden. #arts
"21.10.2016 22:48:00" theprovince.com 'Keep your promises!': Woman throws pumpkin seeds at Justin Trudeau to protest pipelines She reportedly wanted to know why Trudeau has not yet reformed the National Energy Board. She is being questioned by the RCMP The woman is reportedly a former Green Party of Canada - Parti vert du Canada candidate. She's being questioned by the RCMP.
"21.10.2016 22:12:00" Canada's loneliest hero You've probably never heard of Curtis Barrett, the RCMP officer who shot the Parliament Hill gunman.
He's never shared his story, until now. https://goo.gl/y3bSFj
"21.10.2016 21:36:00" theprovince.com U.S. judge, under fire after jailing dad only 43 days for incest, says he was heeding mom's wish The victim's mother, who walked in on the sexual abuse, wants their daughter and two sons to 'have an opportunity to heal the relationship with their father.' “It's time to start punishing the judges who let these monsters walk our streets."
Almost 20,000 people have signed a petition calling for this Montana judge's impeachment for the 60-day sentence he gave a man who pleaded guilty to repeatedly raping his
"21.10.2016 21:00:01" theprovince.com Man who shot bike-shop owner in downtown Vancouver sentenced to 18 years A man who pleaded guilty to shooting his former boss outside a Vancouver coffee shop has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. After receiving credit for pre-sentence custody, Gerald Battersby will have 14-1/2 years of jail time to serve.
"21.10.2016 20:24:00" theprovince.com Wayne Moriarty: Drunken tales greatly enhance my love of sobriety Some day in January of next year I will quietly celebrate the 10th anniversary of my last drink. I refer, of course, to alcohol. "In my drinking days I too passed out in places that necessitated the kindness of strangers attending to my well-being. I played that poor woman's story out as if it were my own.
"I woke up the next morning so damn happy to be sober."
"21.10.2016 19:48:00" theprovince.com 'Kind of a miracle': Family dog rescued after four weeks in a well fights for its life Bruno weighed less than 50 pounds — about half his usual weight — when he arrived at an Estevan veterinary clinic a week ago. The seven-year-old chocolate lab was caked with mud, severely dehydrated and suffering from hypothermia when he was rescued after “There's so many people rooting for him and he's got such a strong will. After being down there for 27 days and not giving up, I can't see him giving up now.”
We're all pulling for you, Bruno!
"21.10.2016 19:15:59" theprovince.com Terrace man says life-saving rescue of 3 people was just 'neighbourly' A man who risked his life when he ran into a burning home in northwestern B.C. to save three people says he was just being neighbourly.… James Giles says it was 'neighbourly' — not heroic — to race inside a burning home, braving choking smoke and flames nearly five metres high, to lead three people and their dog to safety.
We'll have to agree to disagree.
"21.10.2016 18:36:00" theprovince.com Leviathan II whale-watching tragedy leaves scars a year later Five Britons and one Australian died on Oct. 25, 2015, when the 20-metre Leviathan II capsized in waters near Tofino, about 320 kilometres northwest of Victoria. Entire communities have been honoured, individuals cited for heroism and boats blessed, but one year after the sinking of a whale-watching vessel off British Columbia that tossed 27 people into the churning Pacific, the wounds have barely started to heal.
"21.10.2016 18:00:01" theprovince.com Parks Canada to tear down famous but derelict Glacier Park Lodge To millions of travellers over half a century it was a roadside landmark, the teal-roofed lodge and restaurant and adjacent gas station offering the only services for 150 kilometres. But the Glacier Park Lodge in Rogers Pass has been mothballed for four Did you ever stay in the Glacier Park Lodge in Rogers Pass?
"21.10.2016 17:24:31" theprovince.com Daniel the emotional support duck takes his first plane ride, soars in popularity Mark Essig was settling into his flight when he noticed an unusual passenger boarding the plane. It was a duck. Making his way down the aisle. Where can we get an emotional support duck?
"21.10.2016 16:48:01" theprovince.com Vancouver mayor wants TransLink to use zero-emission electric buses Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson talked clean transit Thursday with local representatives of an international electric vehicle company who were at City Hall to promote their electric alternatives to diesel buses. "We want to see new technology, but it has to meet the test. It has to be able to get up the hills and obviously make it through Canadian winters.”
What other changes do you want TransLink to consider? Double-decker buses? LRT in the Fraser Valley?
"21.10.2016 16:12:00" theprovince.com Donald Trump booed as good humoured speech at New York charity event turns caustic The annual Alfred E. Smith foundation dinner is traditionally a time when campaign hostilities between the two presidential nominees are set aside. Not this year Donald Trump managed to turn the crowd at a charity event against him when he went after Hillary Clinton.
"21.10.2016 15:37:00" theprovince.com B.C. exempted WHL teams from paying players minimum wage during lengthy lawsuit The B.C. government has exempted the province's six major junior hockey teams from having to pay their players minimum wage Do you think WHL players should be paid a minimum wage rather than the small monthly stipend they currently receive? #sports
"21.10.2016 14:30:21" driving.ca Motor Mouth: The upsides of car-sharing are questionable Read between the lines of a recent study and you'll notice those who car-share tend to drive more, not less driving.ca: Theoretically, car-sharing cuts down on driving. Turns out, the exact opposite might be happening – it's encouraging more people to drive. #autos
"21.10.2016 13:12:30" theprovince.com Phil Collins is an alcoholic — and he's not alone among the 50-plus A study says drinking among the over-50s has become a hidden phenomenon — the higher somebody's income, the greater the risk “It took me until the age of 55 to become an alcoholic. I got through the heady 1960s, the trippy 1970s, the imperial 1980s, the busy 1990s. I was retired, content, and then I fell. Because I suddenly had too much time on my hands.”
— Genesis frontman
"21.10.2016 13:09:00" theprovince.com New VSB boss promises fast-tracked seismic upgrades, no immediate school closures Hours later, hundreds show up for a rally to support the previously fired Vancouver school board. Vancouver's government-appointed school board trustee Dianne Turner outlined her priorities for the school district Thursday, while hours later hundreds showed up for a rally to support the previously fired school board.
"21.10.2016 12:36:00" theprovince.com Vancouver considers non-profit housing projects to ease affordability crisis As governments manoeuvre to battle the affordability crisis in and around Vancouver, social and non-profit housing projects are emerging as key tools in their arsenals. In the past two months, the province announced $500 million in funding for affordable housing and the City of Vancouver vowed to build 650 below-market rental homes on municipal land. This summer, Ottawa earmarked an extra $150 million over two years for
"21.10.2016 12:33:00" theprovince.com B.C. wants to seize Vancouver realtor's property after 2011 grow-op bust Vancouver real estate agent Maurizio Mastronardi said he plans to fight the B.C. government's attempt to seize a north Burnaby property he owns, which… Realtor Maurizio Mastronardi denied he had any involvement in the grow-op, saying: “Everything I've bought I've worked for. I've been a realtor 26 years and I make a good living at it. I don't need a 100-plant grow-op that's going to yield me $2,000 or
"21.10.2016 12:00:00" theprovince.com Search-and-rescue aircraft training facility coming to Comox The national training facility for Canada's next generation of fixed-wing search-and-rescue aircraft will be located in Comox. The new aircraft would begin to arrive in 2019 with the full fleet coming into service over three years.
"21.10.2016 11:24:00" theprovince.com The society crasher: How one man has been living Toronto's high life — allegedly without paying for At the National Club in downtown Toronto, an attendant has special instructions to watch out for a 62-year-old with wispy white hair and a moustache Good manners do get you far in high society — even if you don't belong.
For a decade, this Toronto man has left a trail of allegedly unpaid bills, unreturned luxury cars and tens of thousands of dollars in rent arrears at upscale apartments. #life
"21.10.2016 10:47:00" theprovince.com Mountie testifies he saw blood on teens arrested after Whistler swarming death An RCMP officer who helped arrest two teens in connection with last year's swarming death of another teen in Whistler testified Thursday that blood was seen… “At that point, I noticed there was blood on the white clothing of one of the males.”
Const. Nathan Miller was testifying at the trial of three teens charged in the May 2015 slaying of Luka Gordic, 19. The accused cannot be identified because there is a
"21.10.2016 10:12:00" theprovince.com How a '90s TV show prophesied Hillary Clinton as president in a woman-led alternate universe To their horror, the show's four characters gaze upon a shocking image on the TV as foreshadowing music plays: Hillary Clinton as president. The Hillary Clinton episode of Sliders, which was filmed in Vancouver, had the group dropping into a world that they initially assume is their home version of 1995 — only to realize that women occupy all the positions of power and influence.
"21.10.2016 09:36:00" theprovince.com Humane Society apologizes for asking public to 'grab a pussy' After multiple complaints and hundreds of social media shares, the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society has pulled its cat adoption ad that made reference to Donald Trump's infamous "pussy" comment. The claws came out over this humane society's attempt to get felines adopted.
"21.10.2016 09:00:00" theprovince.com 62-year-old woman gives birth to third child in Spain Spanish doctor Lina Alvarez has given birth to a healthy girl and encourages women in their later years to imitate her if they want to Should there be an age limit on in-vitro fertilizations?
"21.10.2016 08:24:00" theprovince.com Keyboard Kimura: Has UFC, once bullish on Canada, abandoned us? UFC in Canada has been a riches to rags story; once a powerhouse market, Canada has become an afterthought to the fighting promotion. Why is Canada's interest in the UFC (and their interest in us) waning?
"21.10.2016 07:48:00" theprovince.com Hypothermic turtle once near death in B.C. warmed and freed near San Diego A sea turtle believed to be the first ever successfully rehabilitated in Canada is now swimming, free and healthy. Ten sea turtles were found stranded on beaches from northern California to B.C. over the winter.
Comber is only one of three to have survived.
"21.10.2016 07:12:00" theprovince.com Cobie Smulders on 'Jack Reacher' and filming in her hometown of Vancouver TORONTO — Military fiction became reality while Vancouver star Cobie Smulders was shooting “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.” The former “How I Met Your Mother” cast member play… Will we see Cobie Smulders' character Maj. Susan Turner in Avengers: Infinity War?
She's not sure, but she's definitely up for it. Ahem, Marvel.
"21.10.2016 06:36:00" theprovince.com Hollywood North: Narcos actor pegged to star in The Predator The Predator, director Shane Black's big-budget reboot of the Arnold Schwarzenegger classic, Predator, was scheduled to begin shooting in Metro Vancouver this week Start looking for Arnie!
The Predator is set to start filming in Metro Vancouver this week, and although we still don't know who will star, it's rumoured it could be Narcos actor Boyd Holbrook. #arts
"21.10.2016 05:43:10" theprovince.com Canucks 2 Sabres 1: Don't look now, but the Canucks are on a roll Unbelievable. And unsustainable. Right? There is only one National Hockey League club with an unblemished record and it calls Rogers Arena home. The Vancouver Canucks stretched their remarkable and… The Vancouver Canucks are still unbeaten — and are now tops in the league — after a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres Thursday night.
"21.10.2016 05:24:00" First impression of the Electra Meccanica Solo 1 "You don't drive it, you wear it."
Check out Electra Meccanica's Solo, a Canadian-made, all-electric single-seater car. http://bit.ly/2elyPyV
"21.10.2016 04:48:00" theprovince.com Chez Dracula, where guests are told: I'll show you to your coffin Today, the Transylvanian castle that inspired Dracula's hideaway is being dusted down in readiness for overnight visitors for the first time in nearly 70 years Would you sleep in Bran Castle? ...In a red velvet-lined coffin?
For the first time since 1948, the castle that inspired Dracula's hideaway is being dusted down in readiness for overnight Halloween guests. #travel
"21.10.2016 04:12:00" Top 10 highest-paid instructors at UBC University of British Columbia students, are you curious as to how much your instructors earn?
You can search The Vancouver Sun's public-sector salary database at vancouversun.com/pay
"21.10.2016 03:36:00" cbc.ca Excremental mystery: Who sent UBC philosopher package of poo? What is the meaning of life? Who am I? And why is someone mailing packages of poo to North American philosophers? The world's greatest excremental question: is a professor sending his rivals feces?
Philosophy is apparently a dirty, dirty world.
"21.10.2016 03:00:00" theprovince.com Maple Ridge trustees want overdose kits in every high school The Maple Ridge school board is asking the provincial government to put anti-overdose kits in all B.C. high schools as part of a package of measures to combat the rising number fentanyl deaths. The Maple Ridge school board wants the B.C. government to put anti-overdose kits in all high schools.
There have been 555 overdose deaths so far this year, a greater number in nine months than the 508 deaths recorded in all of 2015.
"21.10.2016 01:12:00" Starbucks new cold coffee made with nitrogen Is there too much ice in your iced drinks?
Starbucks Canada has come up with a solution: adding nitrogen to your java.
"21.10.2016 01:03:00" theprovince.com They were part of the Stardust family, and their loyalty wasn't forgotten Bonnie Burnside was sad when the Stardust Roller Rink in Surrey closed in 2005. She had literally grown up at the Stardust, starting off selling popcorn when she was 18 and working her way into management. Two former employees of Stardust in Surrey were invited to lunch by the former owner ten years after it closed.
It was there that they were each handed a big cheque, for no reason other than their loyalty to the roller rink.
"21.10.2016 00:36:00" theprovince.com Man accused in Vancouver of break-and-enter, getting naked and cooking eggs Well, at least he wasn't cooking bacon.
"21.10.2016 00:00:00" theprovince.com The right to die on one's own terms: At 94, sick and living alone, 'Dad got the death he wanted' In July, around the time of his 94th birthday, Richard Brown told his eldest son he "wasn't planning on adding another digit" to his age. Jeremy Brown knew this was not a casual remark Have you considered how and when you want to go?
Here's a look at the final days of a 94-year-old Vancouver man who wanted to die on his own terms through assisted suicide.
"20.10.2016 23:24:00" theprovince.com The great maple syrup heist: Trial opens in largest theft ever investigated by Quebec police Investigators found that over a 12-month period in 2011 and 2012, nearly 3,000 tonnes of syrup valued at $18,721,000 went missing Hopefully this trial is short and sweet — our justice system is already tapped out.
"20.10.2016 22:48:00" theprovince.com Opinion: Let's keep the Queen on the $20 bill permanently Several years ago, the Bank of Canada discussed who will replace Queen Elizabeth on the $20 bill when she is no longer monarch. A central bank policy paper from 2008, obtained by Reuters, explored what would happen if there were a change in Canada's head Should we replace the Queen on the $20 bill or keep her there permanently?
"20.10.2016 22:12:00" theprovince.com Bloody nose-biting incident during drunken brawl at N.S. wake an assault, judge rules "People do not bite into other people to maintain posture," the judge ruled. A drunken wake in Nova Scotia degenerated into a bloody melee, with one man biting off part of another's nose. The judge rejected his defence that he was just trying to keep his balance by latching on to the victim with his teeth.
"20.10.2016 21:36:00" theprovince.com From Baywatch bombshell to barricade-stormer: The incredible evolution of Pamela Anderson The star, who has taken on a stronger activist role in recent years, denies it is a calculated reinvention. 'I've always been authentic. Except for the boobs' "I've always been authentic. Except for the boobs."
Here's how the B.C.-born former Baywatch star is reinventing herself as a political agitator. #arts
"20.10.2016 21:00:00" theprovince.com Help us or we may leave Vancouver, Lululemon tells Ottawa Vancouver-based Lululemon Athletica Inc. wants the same kind of foreign worker exemption Ottawa grants to universities, the film industry and Microsoft. lululemon athletica is threatening to move its yoga-clad head office out of Canada because of problems with the federal government's Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
Do you think Ottawa should consider granting them an exemption to headhunt overseas?
"20.10.2016 20:24:00" theprovince.com Oh Jesus! New head on statue of Christ puts spotlight on Ontario church A statue of baby Jesus got a facelift after it was vandalized in northern Ontario — and the result is turning heads. Sweet baby Jesus' temporary noggin is turning heads in Ontario.
"20.10.2016 19:48:00" theprovince.com Housing policy is being created for the whole country based on markets in Toronto and Vancouver There is almost a sense of bewilderment in places like Halifax and Edmonton or Montreal, where people wonder what overheated housing market anyone is talking about Is it fair to impose a housing policy that is sure to hit first-time buyers in markets beyond Vancouver and Toronto?
"20.10.2016 19:12:00" theprovince.com Maple Ridge is building 'red zones' to banish repeat offenders from downtown Regina did it, First Nations communities do it, and now a part of Maple Ridge is doing it Maple Ridge RCMP have mapped out a 15-block section of the downtown core known for its high crime where habitual offenders can be arrested on sight.
Can cities really do this?
"20.10.2016 18:36:00" theprovince.com Andrew Coyne: Is Trudeau trying to pull a fast one on electoral reform? He should clarify whether reform being 'less compelling' now that his blessed self is in power, he is describing the public's opinion or his own “Under Mr. Harper, there were so many people who were upset with the government and his approach that people were saying 'it takes electoral reform to no longer have a government we dislike,' ” whereas “now that they have a government with which they are
"20.10.2016 18:00:00" theprovince.com Patrik Laine scores hat trick, including winner in OT, as Winnipeg Jets rally past Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 Auston Matthews and the Maple Leafs had to tip their hats to Laine in the much anticipated first showdown It was a battle of the rookies and hockey fans were the winners.
"20.10.2016 17:24:01" theprovince.com B.C. MP Peter Julian to take run at NDP leadership British Columbia MP Peter Julian is stepping down as NDP House leader to explore the idea of running for the leadership of his party. How do you think Peter Julian, MP would fare as the head of the Canada's NDP / Le NPD du Canada?
"20.10.2016 16:52:38" theprovince.com The U.S. government won't buy this $19M stealth boat from its designer — or let anyone else Ghost is designed to be faster, more stable, and more fuel-efficient than anything currently in the U.S. Navy's fleet As this private company found out: if you build it, the U.S. won't let you sell it.
"20.10.2016 16:45:15" driving.ca Supercar Review: 2017 Nissan GT-R Nissan takes its point-and-squirt GT-R supercar and turns up the boost to absurdity driving.ca: If someone ever offers you a ride in a Nissan GT-R, you take it. It's the closest you'll ever get to riding in a Millennium Falcon. #autos
"20.10.2016 16:12:30" theprovince.com 'Very fast' cheddar wheel broke girl's leg, parents say in suit against cheese rolling fest The parents say the wheel stretched a safety net and hit the girl, sending her falling downhill about two or three metres. The girl spent five days in hospital “The doctor said maybe no after-effects, but we don't know her future,” the girl's father said. “In five years, 10 years, 15 years … you never know.”
"20.10.2016 15:44:41" theprovince.com Shock after Donald Trump calls Hillary Clinton "a nasty woman" during the debate When Trump claimed that 'nobody has more respect for women than I do,' some audience members in Las Vegas began to laugh Political pundits of both parties expressed shock at Donald Trump calling Hillary Clinton "a nasty woman" in last night's debate, with many on social media and cable news identifying it as one of the Republican nominee's worst moments of the 90-minute
"20.10.2016 14:45:10" driving.ca Winter Tires: Here's how to save money and stay on the road Let's face it, snow tires aren't cheap. But with a little due diligence, you can save a lot on your next set of winter rubbers driving.ca: Need winter tires this year? Better get 'em before it's too late! #autos
"20.10.2016 14:45:00" theprovince.com UN gangster pleads guilty to fatal Burnaby hit and run A United Nations gang associate has pleaded guilty to a fatal hit and run last spring that caused the death of a young woman. Ibrahim Ali, 25, appeared in provincial court in Vancouver last Friday and entered two guilty pleas, to dangerous driving causing Emily Sheane, 25, was killed on March 9 near BCIT in Burnaby when her small car was T-boned by a Range Rover that ran a red light and sped away.
"20.10.2016 14:09:01" theprovince.com Teachers, unions 'shocked' at first move by new VSB trustee Vancouver's teachers are 'very worried' about the new leadership at the school board after a rally planned for Thursday afternoon was… Chloe McKnight, president of the Vancouver Elementary School Teachers' Association, said union leaders had booked space in the John Oliver Secondary School gym to hold a rally calling for reinstatement of the fired school trustees. But the booking was
"20.10.2016 13:48:00" theprovince.com TransLink top brass was among highest paid in local government Former TransLink CEO Ian Jarvis topped the local government pay scale for the second consecutive year in 2014, according to The Sun's exclusive public… Find out who the highest paid local government officials in B.C. are.
Are any of the salaries surprising to you?
"20.10.2016 13:12:00" theprovince.com Saudi Arabia executes prince for murder in rare royal death sentence The method of execution was not disclosed, but Saudi executions are usually carried out by beheading “Everyone's equal in the eyes of the law” in Saudi Arabia, even royalty.
"20.10.2016 12:36:00" theprovince.com Thieves make off with rare Fantastic Four comic book in home break-in Police are hoping a super-sleuth will help them locate a rare comic book stolen during a home break-in early this week. "What a revoltin' development!"
It turns out a 100-pound safe stolen from a Vancouver home this weekend contained a stack of valuable comics, including the ultra-rare Fantastic Four: Issue No. 1.
"20.10.2016 12:00:00" theprovince.com Setting a marathon record at 85, training in a cemetery and old racing shoes: 20 Questions with Ed Whitlock Ed Whitlock is hardly hibernating after setting a new world record in the 85- to 89-year-old age category on Sunday This Canadian octogenarian set a marathon record by running 42.195 km in three hours, 56 minutes and 33 seconds.
Here he gives us some of the background into his training, including how he uses 20-year-old running shoes. #sports
"20.10.2016 11:24:01" theprovince.com Girlfriend of murder suspect still missing, family worried for her safety The family of a woman who was dating a man wanted in the murder of his ex-wife are growing increasingly worried for her safety. Kyonghee Kim's hasn't been seen or heard from since Oct. 5.
Her vehicle, a grey 2012 Hyundai Sonata, was last seen headed north over the Golden Ears Bridge. The unoccupied car was found in Golden Ears Provincial Park in Maple Ridge on Oct. 8.
"20.10.2016 10:48:00" news.nationalpost.com 'I don't miss late-night television:' Bearded David Letterman is glad to be free, but to do what? "The beard is a good reminder to me that that was a different life. I'm hopeful that I will either find something else, or something else will be presented to me" Let's play a game: What are the Top 10 Reasons you miss Late Show with David Letterman?
(Leave your best reason in the comments below.) #arts
"20.10.2016 10:12:00" theprovince.com Top fall events across Canada: From 'Fright Night' in Vancouver to Halifax Pop Explosion Sure, the leaves are falling and the thermometer is dipping dangerously low at night, but that doesn't mean there aren't tons of great things to do across Canada. Corn mazes, Fright Night, ghost tours... What's your favourite Halloween activity in B.C.?
"20.10.2016 09:36:00" theprovince.com U.S. couple digs up pendant buried in Ireland 26 years before they were married The pendant was still intact and their marriage is stronger than ever. 'We love each other like crazy, so it's just nice that we found it' Twenty-six years, four kids and four grandchildren later this couple has finally retrieved a token of their love.
"We love each other like crazy, so it's just nice that we found it.”
"20.10.2016 09:00:01" theprovince.com Girl's leg broken during cheese-rolling festival in Whistler: Lawsuit A lawsuit alleges that an annual Whistler cheese-rolling competition went from fun to frightening when a runaway wheel of cheddar crashed into a three-year-old girl. Things were rolling along nicely until a toddler was hurt.
"20.10.2016 08:24:00" theprovince.com Ousted and Morales in shoving match as frustration shows at Whitecaps practice Tempers flared at Whitecaps practice Wednesday morning as captain Pedro Morales and goalkeeper David Ousted exchanged shoves and words during training at the University of B.C. It's been a fr… It appears that it's not only Vancouver Whitecaps FC fans that are frustrated with this season...
"20.10.2016 07:48:00" theprovince.com The Martian junkyard: What Europe's new Martian probe will be joining on the Red Planet The Schiaparelli lander will join a nuclear-powered space truck, a Canadian weather station (that was destroyed by ice) and a whole bunch of broken Russian stuff FUN FACT!: At the exact moment Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were wrapping up their historic 1969 moonwalk, the Soviets were trying to steal their thunder by landing an unmanned soil-collection probe.
...Instead, said probe ended up in pieces on the
"20.10.2016 07:12:00" theprovince.com North Korean zoo features chimp with a pack-a-day habit — but she doesn't inhale Though such a sight would draw outrage in many other locales, visitors instead roared with laughter on as the chimpanzee sat puffing away as her trainer egged her on Think this chimp shouldn't be lighting up? Butt out, say officials, it's not like she's inhaling.
"20.10.2016 06:21:00" theprovince.com Early snow at Whistler Blackcomb could mean earlier opening day Early snow for Whistler Blackcomb is exactly what the B.C. ski industry hoped to see as it anticipates a promising season ahead due to heavier snowfall from La Niña. The mountain resort received a significant dump of snow from recent storms and could “The resort is well-positioned to open early,” said a public relations supervisor for Whistler Blackcomb. “It looks extremely promising for this time of year.”
The resort received 75 centimetres of snow in the alpine and 55 cm at its Pig Alley weather
"20.10.2016 06:00:00" theprovince.com Alberta restaurant leaves thank you for not drinking and driving notes on abandoned cars 'Life is valuable, have a great weekend' reads the letter, left on a car abandoned overnight in the parking lot of an Original Joe's “Just wanted to thank you for leaving your car parked overnight. I'm not sure if you had consumed alcohol at our restaurant or not, but we wanted to thank you for not drinking and driving.”
— Original Joe's
"20.10.2016 05:24:00" theprovince.com Botchford: How the Canucks managed to win three straight games It took three games for the Canucks to shock the world. A week ago, they were universally appalling. People recoiled at the mere mention of their name like they were being asked to watch Batman vs.… Has the Canucks' fast start shocked you?
"20.10.2016 04:48:00" theprovince.com Company being sued by Steve Nash says it has right to use his name A company being sued by Steve Nash says they have the right to use the former NBA star's name in the operation of 21 fitness facilities around B.C. Nash filed a lawsuit claiming that there had been a breach of contract between his company, B & L H In a press release issued Wednesday, SNFW said it had not yet been served with Nash's notice of civil claim, which was filed Oct. 14 in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver.
“We are saddened that Mr. Nash proceeded to litigation without first raising any of
"20.10.2016 04:12:00" Surveillance footage in Vancouver dispensary robbery Do you recognize these men?
Vancouver police have released this surveillance footage of suspects in the armed robbery of the Stressed and Depressed Association dispensary this weekend. http://bit.ly/2eur4D9
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"20.10.2016 03:41:35" news.nationalpost.com Clinton and Trump clash in third and final presidential debate The third presidential debate opened with a measured, policy-focused discussion — a stark contrast to the heated and highly personal clashes that defined the earlier contests. How do you think the debate went for the two presidential hopefuls?
Was there a clear winner?
"20.10.2016 03:08:41" theprovince.com Hells Angel forfeits interest in property where police found meth lab Just a few months ago, Hells Angel Justino Pace told a reporter he was 'annoyed' that the government was suing him over a rented… A member of the Hells Angels has agreed to forfeit his share of a Mission property, according to the B.C. director of civil forfeiture.
The government agency said that under a consent order filed recently in B.C. Supreme Court, the Civil Forfeiture
"20.10.2016 02:24:00" Cat calls 9-1-1 An officer knocks on your door. "Ma'am, there's been a 911 call from your house." But you're alone.
Who could have made the call? http://bit.ly/2eim4oR
"20.10.2016 01:38:54" theprovince.com Mike Smyth: NDP's equity mandate backfires as mayor forced out of the closet Gerry Taft's sexual orientation should be nobody's business but his own and the people he chooses to know it. That's the way it should work for everyone in a free and democratic s… The affirmative-action program for potential NDP candidates gives preferential treatment in designated ridings to women and under-represented minority groups: racial minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ
"20.10.2016 01:12:00" theprovince.com Mountain bikers 'floored' by landowner's decision to close Mount Seymour trails North Vancouver's mountain bike community is in shock after landowner Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation closed a huge section of Mount Seymour's world-famous bike trails. After 15 years, the ride may be over.
Due to CMHC closures, it is estimated 75% of bike trails on Mount Seymour are now off limits. It's not known if the no trespassing signs will be enforced by the Crown corporation.
"20.10.2016 00:36:00" Lululemon threats to roll up its mats in Vancouver Could lululemon athletica roll up its mats and leave Canada?
The multi-billion-dollar company says the strict rules around temporary foreign workers is stretching its ability to head hunt top talent. http://bit.ly/2emjprf
"20.10.2016 00:00:01" theprovince.com Vancouver Canucks fans jump in to finish national anthems after singer's mic cuts out Jim Byrnes' mic cut out shortly before the end of the Star-Spangled Banner. That was no problem for the Vancouver fans Oh Vancouver, you're pretty swell.
"19.10.2016 23:24:00" theprovince.com Resting Hillary Face: Clinton's obvious look of disdain for Trump in presidential debates has a name A Princeton University study showed it takes us a tenth of a second to size up the cut of a stranger's jib and, rightly or wrongly, we react to them accordingly Do you judge a book by its cover? Here's an interesting look at how we make snap judgments based on face shapes.
What does that mean for Hillary Clinton? She can't win. Too stern, and she's seen as bossy and grumpy; too smiley and she's false or weak.
"19.10.2016 22:48:32" theprovince.com Aunt questions whether Jehovah's Witness refused blood transfusion before death Éloïse Dupuis was giddy with excitement the day before she gave birth to her first child, a son she and her husband named Liam. Would you give doctors the power to overrule religious objections in specific cases like this?
"19.10.2016 22:12:00" theprovince.com B.C. New Democrats pledge affordable daycare With a provincial election coming next spring, NDP leader John Horgan has promised a $10 a day universal child care program. How much does daycare cost you monthly?
The B.C. NDP are promising a $10 a day universal child care program if elected.
"19.10.2016 21:36:00" theprovince.com Marine engineers find 'largely intact' First World War German U-boat off Scottish coast Official reports from the time show the 45-metre-long UB-85 was caught on the sea surface on April 30, 1918, and sunk by a British patrol boat The U-boat was caught on the sea surface on April 30, 1918, and sunk by a British patrol boat.
Just don't tell that to the locals. Common folklore has it that the U-boat was sunk by the Loch Ness Sea Monster.
"19.10.2016 21:00:00" theprovince.com Infant DNA sequencing finds genetic disorders that standard testing misses Researchers have identified potentially harmful genetic diseases in infants whose DNA was sequenced at birth — illnesses that would not have been detected by blood tests routinely given to newborns. Have you ever considered genome testing?
The standard blood tests given to infants typically screen for about 50 disorders. The exome sequencing test, which is currently being studied, can detect roughly 600 other childhood-onset conditions.
"19.10.2016 20:24:00" theprovince.com Trump invites Obama's estranged half-brother Malik to third debate Malik Obama, the president's half-brother, will be in Las Vegas on Wednesday for the third and final presidential debate — supporting Trump Do debate guests influence voters?
On a personal note: how would you react if your family member was one of your opponent's guests of honour?
"19.10.2016 19:48:00" theprovince.com SPCA 'appalled' by conditional term for B.C. man who beat dog to death with a fence post A 41-year-old British Columbia man has received a 12-month conditional discharge after beating the family's chihuahua to death with a fence post. The man was given a 12-month conditional discharge after he beat the Chihuahua to death after it bit his child's face.
Could this sentencing set a lenient legal precedent?
"19.10.2016 19:12:00" theprovince.com Invermere mayor discloses he's bisexual, to meet NDP gender policy The mayor of Invermere says his bisexuality is the minority status that allowed him to challenge and defeat a female disability advocate for the B.C. NDP's nomination in Columbia River-Revelstoke. The NDP's gender equity policy states any riding vacated by a male NDP MLA must have a female candidate or a member of an “equity-seeking” group, such as a racial minority, First Nation or LGBTQ.
"19.10.2016 18:36:01" theprovince.com Influx of 'child' refugees from 'Jungle Camp' into Britain raises concern some are not minors 'They are hulking teenagers who look older than 18,' a Tory MP said. 'I'm all for helping the genuine children, but the well of goodwill is rapidly being exhausted here' “These young men don't look like minors to me. They are hulking teenagers who look older than 18. I'm all for helping the genuine children, but the well of goodwill is rapidly being exhausted here.”
The child refugees who don't have birth certificates
"19.10.2016 18:15:18" driving.ca First Drive: 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Honda's playful Civic hatch make it one of the most fun entries in the compact segment driving.ca: There's a reason why the Honda Civic has been Canada's best-selling car for the past 18 years. #autos
"19.10.2016 18:00:01" theprovince.com Randene Neill announces she is leaving Global BC Global morning anchor Randene Neill announced today she is leaving Global BC. “I've been given the opportunity for another job,” Neill said during an emotional Global broadcast. “It's the only other job that could parallel my love for Global BC.” Neill Morning anchor Randene Neill announced today she is leaving Global BC for another job.
The departure follows the controversial decision to eliminate the position of fellow Global anchor Steve Darling.
"19.10.2016 16:48:01" theprovince.com Most highest-paid B.C. government employees are men Of the 100 highest-paid B.C. government employees, almost two-thirds, or 64 per cent, were men, according to The Sun's public sector salary database. Two-thirds of the 100 highest-paid B.C. government employees are men, despite the fact that the majority of B.C. public servants are women.
(Among MLAs, Premier Christy Clark received the highest compensation, at $193,002, but she ranked 200th in the
"19.10.2016 16:48:00" theprovince.com Video shows judge who sent drug lord 'El Chapo' to prison being shot in the head while jogging A video shows a man creeping up behind Vicente Antonio Bermudez Zacarias while he was jogging outdoors and shooting him in the back of the head The judge who sent Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' to prison was assassinated as he jogged Monday.
"19.10.2016 16:08:17" theprovince.com Jacques 'Porkchop' Rouschop guilty of rape, jury rejects micro-penis defence After three weeks at trial, an Ottawa jury has found Jacques “Porkchop” Rouschop guilty of raping two women, rejecting his defence that his penis was too small to have committed the vicious crimes. “I'm numb. I can't believe this is happening. There are things the jury never heard," he told the Ottawa Citizen Tuesday night.
"I can't believe this is happening after I went public with (the size of my penis).”
"19.10.2016 16:00:32" driving.ca Top 10 obscure, ticket-triggering driving rules in Canada When you cross provincial borders you're dealing with a new set of rules, so it's good to review some of the lesser-known laws driving.ca: If you're hogging the left lane in B.C., that could cost you $167 and three points. That should be enforced everywhere else in Canada, too. #autos
"19.10.2016 15:36:58" www.theprovince.com B.C. pressed to be gender-neutral with HPV vaccination policy More than 500 B.C. residents will get cancer this year caused by sexually transmitted HPV and the Canadian Cancer Society wants B.C. to start offering vaccinations to all adolescent boys, just as it does for girls. The vaccine against the human Would you get the HPV vaccine for your sons if it was as readily available as it is for girls?
"19.10.2016 15:00:00" theprovince.com City of Vancouver joins chorus of opposition to YVR sale The City of Vancouver has lined up as an ally to the Vancouver Airport Authority's lobby against a feared federal sell off of Canada's biggest airports to private interests, including the not-for-profit YVR. Should the Vancouver International Airport be sold off?
The airport's CEO warns that while a sell off could put billions back into federal hands, it would lead to less local control over the facility and potentially reduced services and higher fees.
"19.10.2016 13:54:00" theprovince.com City will go it alone on 250 affordable housing units in South Vancouver The city plans to forge ahead without help from its federal and provincial counterparts to build 250 affordable housing units in South Vancouver. Without further funding, rental rates in the 250 units are projected to be slightly below market, but if the city's affordable-housing agency can bring Victoria, Ottawa or another partner on board, staff say the rates could go down further.
"19.10.2016 13:48:00" B.C.'s top 10 public sector salaries for 2014-15 The top 10 highest-earning public-sector employees in B.C. took home a combined $9.6M in the 2014-15 fiscal year.
You can search The Vancouver Sun's databaste here: www.vancouversun.com/pay
"19.10.2016 12:00:00" theprovince.com Tory leadership candidate wants to privatize CMHC to fight trend to higher housing prices Michael Chong says 'the single biggest factor' contributing to the rapid increase in housing prices has been the 'massive expansion' of government-backed mortgage credit Will privatizing the CMHC help lower housing prices?
One Conservative Party of Canada - Parti conservateur du Canada leadership candidate thinks so.
"19.10.2016 11:57:01" theprovince.com Petition fights idea of Commercial Drive bike lanes More than 5,000 people who shop in stores on Commercial Drive have signed a petition opposing City of Vancouver plans for a bike lane along the busy street. “In other words, these are real clients, real customers who shop in our stores every day. They are saying to the City of Vancouver: 'This is an important neighbourhood to us and we ask you please not to alter it for the sake of a bike lane to nowhere,'”
"19.10.2016 11:24:00" theprovince.com Employment Standards Branch investigating unpaid overtime complaint over Sausage Party B.C.'s Employment Standards Branch is reviewing a third-party complaint against the Vancouver animation studio behind the hit feature Sausage Party. In a letter, sent during production on the film in December, 30 animators complained about being coerced to work unpaid overtime, and other fear tactics. #arts
"19.10.2016 10:48:01" theprovince.com East Vancouver dispensary staff shaken after being robbed at gunpoint Just before 9 p.m. on Sunday, four suspects robbed the Stressed and Depressed Association dispensary at gunpoint. It's the second time the Stressed and Depressed dispensary have been robbed since opening.
Last May, thieves drove a van through the front windows and took about $6,000 worth of product.
"19.10.2016 10:12:00" theprovince.com Radicalized or ashamed: 100-plus girls taken by Boko Haram unwilling to leave now, community leader says The unwilling girls may have been radicalized by Boko Haram or are ashamed to return because they have married extremists and have babies At least 20 of the girls who have escaped Boko Haram are studying in the U.S. because they face stigma in Nigeria.
"19.10.2016 09:36:00" theprovince.com Remaining sex assault charges against Port Alberni man dropped in Colorado Officials in Denver, Colo., say sexual assault charges against a Port Alberni man have been dropped. Police say the sexual assault charges related to an alleged attack in a Denver hotel room last November were dropped after new information came to light.
"19.10.2016 09:00:00" theprovince.com University of Ottawa condemns pub-crawl event that awarded students points for sexual behaviour Students got points for behaviour such as taking off their clothes in public, drinking shots off each other's bodies, and having sex with those judging the competition The pub-crawl's slogan was: “It's not peer pressure, it's just your turn.”
What sort of punishment, if any, should the organizers face?
"19.10.2016 08:24:00" theprovince.com Keyboard Kimura: Is GSP the star needed to kickstart a fighters' union? The former UFC welterweight champ shared candid thoughts about compensation and standing up for his fellow athletes on Monday. E. Spencer Kyte explains why St-Pierre could be the catalyst to fighte… Few believed that a competitor from the top tax bracket would be willing to champion the cause of the underpaid newcomers in the UFC.
Enter, Georges St-Pierre — maybe.
"19.10.2016 07:48:00" theprovince.com 'Stop. Prevent your death!' said sign at underwater cave. These experienced divers ignored it It's known as the 'Mount Everest' of cave dives. Eagle's Nest had claimed at least eight lives, according to media reports, including a father and son on Christmas Day “STOP. PREVENT YOUR DEATH!” the sign warns. “THERE'S NOTHING IN THIS CAVE WORTH DYING FOR!”
Two experienced divers drowned this weekend at Florida's Eagle's Nest Sinkhole, which is considered one of the planet's most dangerous dives for its extreme
"19.10.2016 07:12:01" theprovince.com 'Price is Right' contestants make history with three-way tie LOS ANGELES, Calif. - "Price is Right" history was made on Monday's episode when a trio of contestants spun $1 on the game show's colorful wheel. Watch all three of these The Price Is Right contestants land on $1 and promptly proceed to lose their minds.
"19.10.2016 07:00:00" theprovince.com Bullfighter nearly gored one year after severing another bull's ears and holding them as trophies One year after Lea Vicens killed a bull, severed its ears and was happily pictured holding them for a trophy, a prized French bullfighter almost met her end The French bullfighter drew the ire of animal rights activists in 2015 when she posed with the ears of a bull that had gored her.
She escaped another near-goring this weekend.
"19.10.2016 06:36:00" news.nationalpost.com Royal privilege: Saudi prince slashing public spending buys $720M yacht from Russian vodka tycoon He has slashed the state budget, frozen government contracts and reduced the pay of civil employees, but last year Mohammed bin Salman saw a yacht he couldn't resist It is the paradox of the brash, 31-year-old Salman: a man who is trying to overturn tradition, reinvent the economy and consolidate power — while holding tight to his royal privilege.
In less than two years, he has emerged as the most dynamic royal in
"19.10.2016 06:01:57" theprovince.com Canucks 2 Blues 1 (OT): Canucks grind out another win in overtime The Sedins with Loui Eriksson haven't looked right. Brandon Sutter is struggling on the rush to feed Jannik Hansen pucks. The Canucks power play remains, to be kind, a work in progress. If yo… It wasn't pretty, but a win's a win.
"19.10.2016 05:24:00" theprovince.com Kamloops man avoids jail after beating pet Chihuahua to death during Thanksgiving A father who beat a Chihuahua to death after it bit his daughter in the face during Thanksgiving dinner does not deserve a jail sentence, a provincial court judge ruled Tuesday. Christopher Mathes,… The father beat the Chihuahua to death after it bit his daughter under the eye. It was the latest in a string of attacks by the dog.
The judge called it an exceptional circumstance and gave him a 12-month conditional discharge. He is also banned from
"19.10.2016 04:48:01" theprovince.com Island man, 62, trapped two nights in ravine found 'shivering,' lying in mud A 62-year-old Vancouver Island man was found shivering and unable to speak after two nights trapped in a ravine on a stormy weekend.… “I honestly don't think he would have made it through another night."
"19.10.2016 04:12:01" theprovince.com Generation Squeeze: Young Vancouver families crushed by housing costs When their daughter was born, Kimberly Kelly and her husband built a makeshift nursery in the corner of the living room. "...we've been calling it generation ghost town."
Have you had to move further out of Vancouver in order to raise a family?
"19.10.2016 03:36:01" theprovince.com No Vancouver schools to close before election, minister indicates School closures appear to be off the table for the foreseeable future in Vancouver, despite Education Minister Mike Bernier's decision to fire the school board.… Parents don't have to worry about school closures for now.
The appointed trustee's priorities will include passing a balanced budget and getting staff back to work. She will also be expected to hold public board meetings.
"19.10.2016 03:00:00" theprovince.com Steve Nash sues former business partners over B.C. fitness clubs In a notice of civil claim filed in B.C. Supreme Court, the former NBA star alleges that there was a breach of contract between his company, B & L Holdings Ltd., and SNFW Fitness B.C. Ltd., the company currently running the facilities. After a falling-out with his business partners, Steve Nash is going to court seeking an order preventing his name or image from being used in relation to 21 fitness facilities around B.C.
"19.10.2016 02:24:00" theprovince.com New B.C. lottery: Could you scrape by on $1,000 a day? If today you're, say, 30 years old and live another 50 years, 80 and 84 being the life expectancy for males and females in B.C. according to StatsCan, that would be a gross lifetime income of $18.25 million. Plus another $12,000 to include leap years What would you do with an income of $1,000 every day, weekends and holidays included, for the rest of your life?
"19.10.2016 01:48:00" theprovince.com Trial judge criticized as court overturns fire chief's sex-assault convictions The sexual-assault convictions of a former fire chief in northern B.C. have been overturned after the B.C. Court of Appeal found the trial judge';s conduct to… It's the second time in a month that the judge's conduct has been scrutinized by the Appeal Court.
"19.10.2016 01:12:01" theprovince.com 'This is huge': Daring diamond thieves swap jewels for fakes in coast-to-coast spree A pair of bold diamond thieves has hit jewelry stores across Canada, switching fakes for the real thing in the blink of an eye. “Right across Canada. Big time. This is huge.”
The thieves present themselves as a middle-aged couple arguing over how many carats to buy, and then switch real diamonds with fakes while salespeople are distracted.
"19.10.2016 00:36:00" theprovince.com Wonton soup from Calgary restaurant led to coma, $2.4 million lawsuit claims A Calgary woman lapsed into a coma and was hospitalized for months after eating tainted wonton soup, a nearly $2.4-million lawsuit says. The food poisoning was so severe that the woman became comatose and required surgeries that saw her hospitalized for several months.
Two years later, she still requires a wheelchair due to flexibility issues, the lawsuit claims.
"19.10.2016 00:00:00" theprovince.com Canucks Game Day: Miller is 'tight', Markstrom starts, UBC to crease rescue, Skille sighting, Horvat's struggle Canucks look to start season 3-0. Plan A was Ryan Miller playing after the team had a day off.
Plan B was to wait and see if he could back up Jacob Markstrom.
Plan C is UBC goalie Matt Hewitt.
Plan C it is!
"18.10.2016 22:50:08" theprovince.com Langley gang member charged with murder of Hells Angel The man accused of killing Hells Angel Bob Green was out on bail at the time of the shooting. Jason Francis Wallace, 27, was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder for the slaying of Green on a rural Langley property on Sunday morning. Wallace was on BREAKING: Jason Francis Wallace, 27, has been charged with second-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Hells Angel Bob Green in Langley on Sunday morning.
A year ago, B.C.'s anti-gang agency described him as a member of the 856 Gang.
"18.10.2016 22:48:00" theprovince.com Housing costs consume majority of disposable income in B.C., according to new affordability tool Once British Columbians pay for essential costs such as food, taxes and child care, nearly half of their leftover income is consumed by housing. A quarter of British Columbians spend two-thirds of their disposable income on housing. #business
Does that sound like you?
"18.10.2016 22:12:00" vancouversun.com Nursing home CEO apologizes to family over care aide's public comments on euthanasia case The last article I wrote about Margot Bentley drew hundreds of published and unpublished (emailed) reader responses, virtually all of them critical of the Abbotsford nursing home for continuin… How would you react if a health professional breached your family member's patient privacy on social media or a news site?
Here's how Margot Bentley's daughter responded: "I would like to thank the care providers who have looked after my mom for so many
"18.10.2016 21:36:00" theprovince.com Ex-judge charged with giving defendants lighter sentences in exchange for nude photos Joseph Boeckmann allegedly had more than 4,600 photos of nude or semi-nude men. He threatened to make one person 'disappear,' according to prosecutors The former judge allegedly had over 4,600 photos of nude or semi-nude men in his possession.
Law enforcement records show that of the 254 men he sentenced to community service over a seven-year period in one of three districts he oversaw, just 13 of the
"18.10.2016 21:00:00" theprovince.com B.C. duo to declare runs for federal Tory leadership The Conservative Party, which was decimated in Canada's three largest cities and lost much of its B.C. power base in 2015, are about to get two new leadership campaign entrants who vow to fix that problem. Could the next Conservative Party of Canada - Parti conservateur du Canada leader be a British Columbian?
Here's a look at two hopefuls who are throwing their hats into the ring. How do you think they will fare?
"18.10.2016 20:45:21" theprovince.com Meat sold at B.C. IGA store recalled due to possible metal shavings Meat products that were packaged at an IGA store in Port McNeill, B.C., are being recalled due to the possible presence of metal shavings. RECALL: Meat products sold at the IGA in Port McNeill are being recalled due to the possibility presence of metal shavings.
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"18.10.2016 20:24:00" theprovince.com Controversial Arizona sheriff who forced inmates to wear pink, live in tents in desert faces federal charge Federal authorities reversed course Monday and charged the defiant 84-year-old lawman with misdemeanour criminal contempt of court If convicted, he faces up to six months in jail.
The odds are he won't be forced to wear pink underwear or live in a tent in a prison yard, unlike his inmates.
"18.10.2016 19:48:00" Inside an illegal grow op In the shadows of these snow-capped B.C. mountains, small growers are running a billion-dollar industry.
Here's an inside look into how B.C. Bud is secretly sustaining some communities: http://bit.ly/2dLQ7Bz #OCannabis
"18.10.2016 19:12:00" theprovince.com '...Make him a naughty old man': Teen sexted with man accused of killing son in hot car An Alabama teenager testified she was just 15 when she exchanged raunchy text messages with a man now accused of purposefully leaving his toddler son to die in a hot car so he could pursue extramarital sex Prosecutors have argued the U.S. man wanted his toddler to die so he could pursue sex with women other than the boy's mother.
"18.10.2016 18:36:00" news.nationalpost.com The competitive world of medicinal marijuana “In Washington … they merged the medical program and the recreational program and in some ways that is probably closest to what is happening in Canada.” There's 11,000 kilograms of pot collecting dust in Canada right now.
For more than a year now, legal marijuana growing facilities have been producing more than they are able to sell: http://bit.ly/2eevRfI #OCannabis
"18.10.2016 18:15:09" driving.ca Volkswagen still doesn't have a fix for its cheating diesels VW seeks final approval of emissions deal from U.S. lawmakers without a fix in hand driving.ca: More than one year and Volkswagen still doesn't have a plan to fix its diesels. What gives? #autos
"18.10.2016 18:00:00" theprovince.com Canadian tax dollars paying for U.S. high-tech workers to build satellites in California Export Development Canada has financed several satellites being built at SSL in Palo Alto, claiming since the U.S. firm is Canadian-owned the funding benefits Canada Should a Crown corporation be supporting a U.S.-based firm — even if they're Canadian owned?
"18.10.2016 17:21:51" Timeline Photos BREAKING: RCMP Const. Dario Devic has been charged with child luring in relation to last month's Creep Catchers incident in Surrey.
Read more here: http://bit.ly/2ehVom4
"18.10.2016 16:48:00" theprovince.com 'I think the pants were the focus of the robbery:' Men attacked by trouser bandits One of the two assailants demanded that one of the victims hand over his jeans; however, the two fled the scene without the trousers. Beware if you're planning a trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia... there's a pair of trouser bandits on the loose!
"18.10.2016 16:12:47" www.theprovince.com Race to drain diesel fuel from sunken tug underway off B.C. coast BELLA BELLA, B.C. — Salvage crews have begun the process of removing thousands of litres of diesel from a sunken 30-metre tug off British Columbia's central coast. Divers began the operation late Monday afternoon by connecting equipment to fuel tanks The Heiltsuk Nation says the sinking could destroy clam beds vital to the community's culture and economy.
"18.10.2016 15:36:39" www.theprovince.com Pregnant cow shot and butchered in Kamloops field, $25,000 reward offered A $25,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of conviction of those responsible for shooting a pregnant cow, butchering the back legs and tenderloins and leaving the rest of the animal on the ground. The poaching took place on Sadly, poaching of farm animals isn't uncommon. B.C. farmers report losses of 500 to 1,000 animals each year due to criminal activity.
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"18.10.2016 15:05:19" Father, son build drag racing Camaros driving.ca: For now, the old gun is faster than the young prodigy.
Meet the ultimate father-and-son team who built themselves 1,200-HP worth of badass muscle cars: http://bit.ly/2eN6nXq #autos
"18.10.2016 15:00:00" theprovince.com Surrey will be Canada's first City of Refuge Aislinn Hunter, award-winning B.C. poet, author and creative-writing instructor, has never had to worry that her life or liberty were in jeopardy because of something she wrote. The freedom she enjoys living in this country is not something she takes for Soon, Surrey will be a safe haven for those who are persecuted because of their creative endeavours.
On Monday, it was announced that the city is Canada's first International City of Refuge, which means that Surrey will offer temporary sanctuary to
"18.10.2016 14:24:01" news.nationalpost.com Catch and release: There is little consensus in how to deal with marijuana across Canada Planning to go skiing this winter in Alberta's resort towns, or perhaps some fall camping in rural British Columbia?
Better be careful if you want to fire up a joint alongside the chairlift or barbecue. Police investigate more marijuana possession and trafficking incidents per capita in parts of western Canada than in the east.
Does this surprise you? #ocannabis
"18.10.2016 13:48:01" theprovince.com Listeria outbreak: Richmond food-poisoning victim dies in hospital One of six people hospitalized after eating processed meat contaminated with listeria has died. The six cases have been linked to food sold at Foody World in Richmond.
Foody World was closed Friday by Vancouver Coastal Health and remains shuttered.
"18.10.2016 12:57:00" theprovince.com B.C. expands post-foster care support for young adults B.C.'s children's ministry will expand a previously restrictive support program for youth aging out of government care, a move that is good news for vulnerable young people but comes nine months after the province… Children's minister Stephanie Cadieux announced Monday that the program would now continue to give funding to the youth during school breaks, and that it would also be offered for up to four years and up to the age of 26.
Youth in life-skills programs,
"18.10.2016 12:21:01" theprovince.com B.C. residents favour pot shops for legal marijuana sales: poll British Columbians are split on how recreational marijuana should be sold once it's legal, but stand-alone shops like the dispensaries that line… How would you like recreational marijuana to be sold once it's legal?
"18.10.2016 12:00:01" theprovince.com Guy style | Top menswear trends about embracing colour, prints Matthew Millward isn't exactly turning his back on the athleisure movement. But he's not exactly embracing it either. Time to update the winter wardrobe? Here are a few suggestions. #life
"18.10.2016 11:24:00" seattletimes.com If La Nina hits hard, so should the snow at ski resorts in the Pacific Northwest The overview for this winter shows a switch from a strong El Nino pattern — often creating drier and mild weather conditions — to La Nina bringing wetter weather. Good news for winter sports fans.
"18.10.2016 10:12:00" theprovince.com You're not helping: What not to say when a friend is depressed Most teens and young adults turn to friends first when they're feeling depressed, so a Vancouver-based mental health group has produced a set of tips… “It's never so simple as telling someone to snap out of it. If they could snap out of it, they would, because no one wants to feel this way."
"18.10.2016 09:36:00" theprovince.com Father shares memories of twin sons killed in Calgary bobsled run accident Eight months ago, Jason Caldwell found himself confronted with the kind of unfathomable loss that could not be restored, when his twin sons Evan and Jordan died after taking sleds down the bobsled track at Calgary's Olympic Park “All the power in the world cannot bring them back. My entire life I've been focused on bringing things back, and wow — if we could, wouldn't we?”
"18.10.2016 09:00:00" theprovince.com Take a look at the American navy's new stealth warship, the sleek, sophisticated USS Zumwalt Admiral Harry Harris, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, bragged that if Batman had a warship, it would be the USS Zumwalt Does this float your boat?
"18.10.2016 08:24:00" theprovince.com Coffee thrown in face of visiting QB at Island football game Police on Vancouver Island have arrested a man who allegedly tossed a coffee in the face of a visiting quarterback at a junior football game. RCMP say the arrest was made Saturday around 9 p.m. during a West Shore Rebels game at Westhills stadium in the “This disgraceful act was apparently motivated by a bet with the suspect's friends.”
"18.10.2016 07:48:00" theprovince.com Woman says dad died after resuscitation order she didn't approve Lori Wang will never forget the image of her 84-year-old father gasping and choking on his own blood while in cardiac arrest, and her desperate attempts to get staff at Richmond General Hospital to help him. But she said nurses refused to do “The blood was pouring out of his mouth and I pressed the red button, but no one came so I ran into the corridor shouting for help. This is when I learned they wouldn't resuscitate him."
"18.10.2016 07:12:00" theprovince.com Suspect in Jays beer can tossing case no longer works for Postmedia Ken Pagan was charged with mischief earlier this month after surrendering at a police detachment in downtown Toronto A company spokesman would not elaborate on the circumstances of Ken Pagan's departure.
He is charged with mischief and is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 24.
"18.10.2016 06:38:00" theprovince.com Outer space expert visiting Edmonton predicts aliens will be found by 2025 In the next decade, one of two things will happen — either humans will discover extraterrestrial life or Seth Shostak will be buying a lot of coffee. Recently, private funding has been at the forefront of new ideas to help find life throughout the universe, including a $100-million donation from Russian billionaire Yuri Milner to the University of California, Berkeley.
Do you believe extraterrestrial
"18.10.2016 06:23:24" theprovince.com Review: A floating Kanye West just shook Vancouver Rogers Arena brass should call in structural technicians to look the venue over after Monday night's Kanye West concert. Did you just feel that?
The Rogers Arena crowd response to Kanye West's Saint Pablo Tour was so intense tonight that it probably registered seismically, writes Stuart Derdeyn.
"18.10.2016 06:00:00" Timeline Photos Reader Jennifer Butterfield of North Vancouver sent us this letter. What do you think?
I agree with all of Andrew Coyne's points (Oct. 15 column), except one. As a teacher of young boys, I disagree with Coyne's statement that Donald Trump is like a
"18.10.2016 05:08:36" theprovince.com Clinton campaign started taking foreign donations right after her foundation banned them: emails Clinton has been accused of giving preferential treatment to Clinton Foundation donors while she was Secretary of State — a charge her campaign denies Newly leaked emails reveal that one day after the Clinton Foundation bowed to political pressure and limited donations from foreign governments, Hillary Clinton's campaign team quietly decided to open the floodgates to foreign donations.
"18.10.2016 04:12:00" theprovince.com CMHC raises red flag about housing, cites spillover from Toronto, Vancouver The head of the federal housing agency is raising a red flag about the state of Canada's real estate sector, saying affordability concerns have spilled over from the country's two most expensive cities to nearby markets. CMHC will raise its overall risk rating for Canada's housing market to "strong" for the first time.
Are you concerned about the economy? #business
"18.10.2016 03:46:29" theprovince.com Invermere mayor claims mysterious minority status to win NDP nomination The B.C. NDP's gender equity policy for election candidates is again causing confusion, after the mayor of Invermere won a party nomination race over a female rival by claiming a minority status that he refuses to define. The B.C. NDP's gender policy mandates that any riding held by a retiring male MLA must be reserved for a woman candidate, or also a man of an “equity seeking group” such as a racial minority group, First Nation or LGBTQ member.
Should policies such as
"18.10.2016 02:51:59" theprovince.com Family of murdered Manjit Panghali tries to mend Ten years ago, photos of Manjit Panghali embracing her adorable three-year-old daughter, Maya, broke hearts across the country as details of the young mother's disappearance and murder at the hands of her husband. Today, Manjit Panghali's toddler Maya is an active, happy teenager eagerly awaiting high school. She is an honour roll student who plays soccer and loves to sketch clothes. Her passion for fashion design comes from the pictures she has of her mom, says
"18.10.2016 02:24:00" news.nationalpost.com Everything you need to know about roadside testing For decades, police have used a breathalyzer to test whether a driver has had too much alcohol. Now that Canada is on the verge of legalizing marijuana, is there a similar roadside test to detect pot-impaired motorists? In the U.S., where pot is already legal in some states, there is no consensus about how much pot makes a person impaired. Eleven states have "zero tolerance" for THC in drivers' blood.
What should Canada set as its legal limit? #ocannabis
"18.10.2016 01:48:00" theprovince.com Mike Smyth: Vancouver's rebel school trustees get their wish — martyrdom for the cause Vancouver's rebel school trustees — led by Vision Vancouver firebrands Patti Bacchus and Mike Lombardi — have had a chip on their collective shoulders for years, double-daring the Liberal governmen… The government believed the Vision trustees actually wanted to be fired, so they could play the role of selfless martyrs for the glorious cause of public education, writes Province columnist Mike Smyth.
Did the government do the right thing — and will
"18.10.2016 01:12:01" theprovince.com Three teens go on trial in connection with Luka Gordic's swarming death in Whistler Accusations that a young man was abusive to his former girlfriend led to a swarming attack and fatal stabbing of a Burnaby teen in Whistler, a prosecutor… One of the accused on trial pleaded not guilty Monday to second-degree murder. The other two pleaded not guilty to manslaughter. Under young-offender laws they cannot be named because they were younger than 18 at the time of the attack.
"18.10.2016 00:36:00" theprovince.com Jennifer Fox: I'm happier since leaving Vancouver, but affordable housing remains a nationwide problem I left Vancouver five months ago amid a hail of media attention following my “Goodbye Vancouver” Dear John letter. Since moving to Halifax I have received repeated requests for a follow-up. These h… Are you thinking of leaving Vancouver to find a more affordable lifestyle? If so, where would you go?
"18.10.2016 00:00:01" theprovince.com The universe is crowded: Study suggests there are 10 time more galaxies than previously thought There may be 2 trillion galaxies in the observable universe. “The number of galaxies in the universe is a fundamental question in astronomy, and it boggles the mind that over 90 per cent of the galaxies in the cosmos have yet to be studied."
"17.10.2016 23:24:00" Welfare Food Challenge The annual Welfare Food Challenge challenges participants to try to eat on a total of $18 for the week.
Could you do it? Story: http://bit.ly/2ee38oX
"17.10.2016 22:48:00" theprovince.com Pregnant cow shot and butchered in Kamloops field, $25,000 reward offered A $25,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of conviction of those responsible for shooting a pregnant cow, butchering the back legs and tenderloins and leaving the rest of the animal on the ground. The poaching took place on Police are looking for information about who killed this cow.
"17.10.2016 22:33:24" theprovince.com Senior Hells Angel Bob Green murdered in Langley 'This will cause quite a stir. It's not that often that a Hells Angel in this province gets murdered,' one former law enforcement source said A high-ranking Hells Angel was murdered on the weekend at a Langley party.
"17.10.2016 22:12:00" theprovince.com Simple Halloween savings tips anyone can use Q: We've got two tweens at home and they've been planning their Halloween costumes and events for over a month. My husband and I understand that it's probably their last year to go trick-or-treatin… How much do you spend on Halloween? #business
"17.10.2016 21:36:00" theprovince.com Juicing packs a nutritious punch They're part of a trend with enough traction to redefine to a not-so familiar term of "juicing." You could call it a movement. Are you a juicing enthusiast? #life
"17.10.2016 21:00:00" theprovince.com Water 'alarmingly' tainted even on reserves with good treatment plants, study suggests A year after the Liberals were elected, First Nations leaders are still pushing for action on the expensive problem “We've landed people on the moon and we're talking about expanding to other planets, and that's all feasible. So why can't we take care of our people in Canada?”
"17.10.2016 20:24:01" news.nationalpost.com The dark side: How some users could be risking serious illness Cody Morin was used to smoking at least four joints a day. He had been in and out of hospital for years with bouts of violent illness, which lasted for six hours at times. Doctors told him he suffered from stomach ulcers. Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome is a newly detected condition that has been identified in some chronic pot smokers.
Scientists don't know for sure what causes it, but they believe that avoiding marijuana is the only cure. #ocannabis
"17.10.2016 19:48:00" theprovince.com Chinese real estate billionaire says customers troubled by Vancouver tax MONTREAL - A Chinese real estate billionaire looking to invest in Canada says his customers are troubled by British Columbia's tax on foreigners purchasing homes in Vancouver. Chinese investors say Vancouver's 15 per cent tax implemented in August is discouraging them from buying property in the city, and they are looking elsewhere for real estate. #business
"17.10.2016 18:36:00" theprovince.com Wayne Moriarty: From the DTES to wild central coast, a Fox finds his home I have known Norman Fox for 10 years. We met outside a bar. I wrote about him a few years back. He was studying photography. He had a camera and a keen eye. His canvas, if you will, was the streets… What's your dream job?
"17.10.2016 18:00:00" news.nationalpost.com Catch and release: There is little consensus in how to deal with marijuana across Canada Tilray president Brendan Kennedy is hoping the new Liberal government and its intention to legalize recreational marijuana in Canada will be good news for the industry “I see recreational legalization as a huge opportunity for the industry." #ocannabis
"17.10.2016 17:24:00" theprovince.com Breaking: B.C. education minister fires Vancouver School Board Update: Education Minister Mike Bernier has fired the Vancouver School Board, for failing to pass a balanced budget. Former Delta School District superintendent Diane Turner has been appointed instead of the board. “What we've witnessed from the Vancouver B.C.'s education minister has fired the Vancouver School Board.
We will be updating this link as the story unfolds.
"17.10.2016 17:00:31" driving.ca Apple scales back its autonomous car project Apple will now reportedly focus on developing autonomous software for automakers driving.ca: Apple might not want to build a self-driving car after all. #autos
"17.10.2016 16:48:00" theprovince.com Convicted pedophile Denis Hall running for Greater Catholic Schools Board trustee A convicted pedophile is running for trustee with the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools board. Candidate Denis Hall pleaded guilty in July 1981 to two… The school board says said it has no legal recourse to keep a convicted pedophile from running for election as a trustee.
"17.10.2016 16:12:00" theprovince.com Why Canadian Club is cheaper in America: A product-by-product look at the U.S.-Canada price gap Mordecai Richler, gas, booze and, uh, riding boots are more expensive north of the 49th. But handguns are cheaper. Here is the cross-border 'price gap' Why are so many products cheaper in the U.S.?
"17.10.2016 15:36:09" theprovince.com Glass ceiling still in place for public sector employees Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may have introduced a gender-balanced cabinet "because it's 2015," but that equality does not extend to public servants in B.C. The majority of the highest-paid public employees are men.
Does this surprise you?
"17.10.2016 14:36:00" news.nationalpost.com The fame game: Why the celebrity licensing model is the gold standard for a cannabis brand While celebrities sign licensing deals, marketing experts are getting ready to sell you something that bears little resemblance to the marijuana of your youth. You won't be calling it marijuana anymore. Cannabis is now the correct term. And in the new world order, as Frappucino is to coffee, so “cannabis” will be to weed.
Do you think the rebranding will help do away with stereotypes associated with pot
"17.10.2016 14:30:20" driving.ca Are safer cars making drivers more dangerous? As cars take over more duties, drivers are getting lazy and assume they'll be protected driving.ca: How are people, in this day and age, still not using their seatbelts? #autos
"17.10.2016 13:06:00" theprovince.com B.C.'s Welfare Food Challenge participants must eat for a week on $18 The annual Welfare Food Challenge kicked off Sunday. More than 100 participants from across B.C. have signed up to try to eat on a total of $18 for the week. Could you eat for a week on only $18? How would you spend it?
"17.10.2016 12:35:00" theprovince.com Vancouver: through the eyes of an tourist I halted, startled, as a beaver swanked across my path. Thrilled, I crouched to observe as it tore chunks of vegetation from Stanley Park, mowing the patch almost bare. We can become so caught up in our day-to-day activities that we forget what a beautiful place we live in.
Here's a love letter to Vancouver from one Aussie travel writer celebrating our environment, "manners, grace and order" and even our affinity for
"17.10.2016 10:06:00" beta.theglobeandmail.com B.C. child welfare program offer to First Nation backfires over LNG ties - The Globe and Mail First Nation rejects province's Pacific Trail cheque after child welfare program hitched to pipeline offer The Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs have returned a cheque to the province and have backed away from a proposed agreement on the pipeline after the B.C. Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation linked its LNG offer to continued funding for
"17.10.2016 09:36:00" The history of the HBC blanket In honour of Barbie getting a Hudson's Bay makeover, we look back at the history of the HBC blanket.
Read more about the special edition Barbie here: http://bit.ly/2dKAAoB
"17.10.2016 08:36:00" theprovince.com Canadian butter 'really sucks', says B.C. researcher UBC researchers find that Canadian butter has the highest omega-6 fatty acid content compared with butter produced in 13 countries “Our butter really sucks. There's no other way to spin it.”
Canadian butter has the worst omega-6 to omega-3 ratio compared to butter produced in 13 other countries. It's even double that of France. #health
"17.10.2016 07:36:00" theprovince.com Do. Re. Mi … Oh my: How the modern opera star went from bari-chunk to bari-hunk Catherine Kustanczy: With a focus on their own personal branding, opera singers have moved beyond the stage to become social media stars in their own right It ain't over until the fit baritone sings.
A look into the strange new world of sexualized male opera singers — including their very own "Barihunks" shirtless calendar. #arts
"17.10.2016 06:06:00" theprovince.com Ontario court to consider stopping Cleveland from wearing 'offensive' baseball jerseys in Toronto The injuction that would prevent the Cleveland Indians from wearing their regular jerseys, using their team name or their logo when they play in Toronto this week “It's much deeper and more profound than a logo being offensive. It's really an indicator of why that relationship (between First Nations peoples and society at large) is so flawed,” said the Indigenous activist seeking the court ruling.
Should the 'the
"17.10.2016 05:26:11" theprovince.com Canucks 4 'Canes 3 (OT): Bo jolts Canucks to life in comeback win They are not yet comeback kids. It takes time to earn a brand like that. But the Canucks do have jam. At least they do to start this season. In each of their fist two games, Vancouver was down earl… After last night's comeback win, the Canucks came back the very next day.
"17.10.2016 04:36:00" vice.com What the opiate crisis looks like from inside a B.C. prison An inmate describes long waitlists for treatment, black market suboxone, a lack of clean needles, and the risk of overdose on release. "You can't come to jail and expect to get anything."
And that includes treatment drugs to help with withdrawal. The waiting list for suboxone has created a prison black market for inmates who are already on programs to resell their stash to dopesick
"17.10.2016 03:06:00" theprovince.com Surrey teen's death from fallen tree traumatizes family, friends Lisa Kelly wept openly on the phone Sunday, overcome with grief for Shakir Salaam, the boy she had taken in, and thought of as one of her own. Salaam, 16, was killed Friday as he hung out with two friends in a wooded area near Clayton Heights Secondary Shakir Salaam, 16, was killed Friday as he hung out with two friends in a wooded area near Clayton Heights Secondary School in Surrey.
"17.10.2016 03:00:00" In last place: a Canucks musical parody The Vancouver Canucks are the heavy favourites to finish last, so get excited!
"Imagine the Canucks as an escape from your stress rather than the cause of it. This year could do that for you. Lean into it." http://bit.ly/2ejK4Fz
"17.10.2016 02:36:00" news.nationalpost.com How cities could deal with legalized marijuana Although the new law will come from Ottawa, municipalities will find themselves in charge of such things as licensing and deciding where stores can be located, even if sales are limited to provincial government outlets. #OCannabis: Once marijuana becomes legal, it will be up to municipalities to decide how to regulate the industry.
That sort of power doesn't come without problems: http://bit.ly/2ejK1JK
"17.10.2016 02:00:01" theprovince.com Anti-immigration party registers for B.C. election Emboldened by growing anti-immigration sentiment in the United States and Europe, a B.C. man has registered a political party devoted to "Canada's traditional identity" in advance of the provincial election. The platform for B.C.'s new Cultural Action Party promises to promote English and French culture, adjust immigration and refugee policy and hold a referendum to determine public opinion on repealing the multiculturalism act.
Founder Brad Salzberg pointed
"17.10.2016 01:36:00" theprovince.com Richmond woman says she wasn't consulted over 'do not resuscitate' order for dad, 84 Lori Wang will never forget the image of her 84-year-old father gasping and choking on his own blood while in cardiac arrest, and her desperate attempts to get staff at Richmond General Hospital to help him. But she said nurses refused to do “The blood was pouring out of his mouth and I pressed the red button, but no one came so I ran into the corridor shouting for help. This is when I learned they wouldn't resuscitate him. The nurses were just wiping his blood away.”
"17.10.2016 00:36:00" theprovince.com Glass ceiling still in place for B.C.'s public sector employees Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may have introduced a gender-balanced cabinet "because it's 2015," but that equality does not extend to public servants in B.C., where the vast majority of the highest-paid employees are men. An analysis of The Sun's exclusive public sector salary database reveals that of the 200 highest-paid public employees in B.C., during 2014 or the 2014-15 fiscal year, 70 per cent were men and 30 per cent were women.
How would you try to explain these
"16.10.2016 23:36:00" theprovince.com Eddie Lack is back, and not just for the tacos Former Canucks fan favourite has good time Saturday in preparation for start in goal Sunday at Rogers Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes had tacos waiting for them in their dressing after practice at Rogers Arena Saturday afternoon.
You can guess who was in charge of lunch. That's right. Eddie Läck is back in Vancouver. #sports
"16.10.2016 22:36:00" theprovince.com U.S. Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay's 15-year-old daughter shot dead near University of Kentucky Trinity Gay was reportedly killed in an exchange of gunfire between two vehicles around 4 a.m. Sunday "Our hearts are broken this morning over the loss of Trinity to this tragic and senseless act of violence"
"16.10.2016 21:36:00" theprovince.com Red Deer man on death row hangs hopes on Liberal government A Canadian on death row in Montana has been living on borrowed time since admitting he murdered two young men more than three decades ago “If you're willing to take me back, I'm willing to come home”
"16.10.2016 21:00:00" theprovince.com A tasty weekend in Tofino When you're born and raised in Vancouver, it can be easy to take some things for granted. For me personally, traveling locally has never really been much of a priority. Where in B.C. have you always wanted to visit?
Here are the best places to visit — and the best places to grab a bite — in beautiful Tofino, British Columbia. #life
"16.10.2016 20:40:18" theprovince.com Last in a series of three storms was more tame than anticipated The final storm in a series of three that predicted mayhem for the Lower Mainland and the South Coast has passed through the area, leaving only heavy rainfall and a handful of power outages. Weather warnings were lifted early Sunday after Saturday night's installment of wild weather deviated slightly from the dire predictions earlier in the week.
"16.10.2016 19:36:00" theprovince.com From pirouettes to tackles, Argyle's Mikayla Baigent brings grace to the gridiron Last year, on the first game day of the season, the members of the senior varsity football team at North Vancouver's Argyle Secondary School all took part in the tradition of wearing their jerseys … Meet Mikayla Baigent, the only female playing senior varsity high school football player in B.C. this season.
"(Football) was quite the struggle at the beginning but I overcame it. I have never been scared of getting hit. I am not scared of their size.
"16.10.2016 19:00:00" theprovince.com White Rock mayor refuses to tap-out in irate debate over water quality, supply White Rock's municipal water system has all the characteristics of a potential disaster. Is it time White Rock taps into Surrey's water supply?
The city has arsenic and manganese levels in its water supply, not to mention reservoirs so limited that residents, and even the local hospital, were forced to rely on bottled water following a
"16.10.2016 18:36:00" news.nationalpost.com The dark side: How some cannabis users could be risking serious illness Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome has been detected in some chronic pot smokers who face periodic bouts of violent vomiting. Colorado has seen a rise in cannabis-related hospital visits since legalization, from cyclical vomiting syndromes (cannabinoid hperemesis) to burns, most of them caused by extracting THC from plants using butane as a solvent.
Read more here:
"16.10.2016 18:00:00" theprovince.com Aboriginal tourism swings into high gear in B.C. What's the connection between German novelist Karl May and the village of Bridge River, BC? Chances are you have never heard of either, but the future of aboriginal tourism in B.C. looks great than… The ancient culture of aboriginal tribes living in harmony with the land in B.C. is being brought back through the interests and curiosity of foreign tourists. #travel
Have you ever gone on an aboriginal tour?
"16.10.2016 17:50:38" theprovince.com Masked men carrying fake guns taken down at gun point by Surrey Mounties Five men hanging around a Surrey Walmart wearing masks and carrying fake pistols were just "playing around" police said Sunday. “The group of males was detained at gun point, and it was determined that the handguns that they had were actually imitation firearms."
"16.10.2016 17:36:00" theprovince.com Keyboard Kimura: UFC's Toronto return not strong enough Canada continues to look like an afterthought as December PPV fills out. E. Spencer Kyte explains in his latest for Keyboard Kimura. As of right now, there are nine fights either confirmed or announced for the December 10 pay-per-view at the Air Canada Centre.
Of those bouts, only three are between two non-Canadian athletes and only two – three at the absolute most – carry enough
"16.10.2016 16:36:00" theprovince.com Mike Smyth: Threat of Uber looms large for Vancouver taxi drivers Terry Sihota had planned to be enjoying retirement by now, having driven a Vancouver taxi cab for more than 40 years. Should Vancouver's cabbies be worried about Uber?
Taxi drivers say it's not the competition they're worried about. It's whether the competition will be fair.
"16.10.2016 16:00:00" news.nationalpost.com Growing opportunities: In B.C., small growers are running a billion-dollar industry “Really, a lot of these people don't want to be known. They're running a legitimate business that there is inherent risk involved in, and they don't want to… It's estimated that more than half of Kootenay residents are connected to the cannabis industry. The MLA for Nelson-Creston, doesn't deny the role that cannabis plays in her riding.
“The type of industry that's grown under the black market is very much
"16.10.2016 15:36:00" theprovince.com Ed Willes: Looking for answers after opening night? Keep looking The Canucks looked like they could finish last, and they looked like they could make the playoffs. Which team will they bear out to be? Keep tuned … The Vancouver Canucks looked like they could finish last, and they looked like they could make the playoffs.
Which team will they bear out to be?
"16.10.2016 15:00:00" news.nationalpost.com U.S. cannabis investors eye Canada as testing ground As the U.S. takes a state-by-state approach to cannabis legalization, investors south of the border are pining for a chance to see how a market booms when national legalization arrives. As the U.S. cannabis market remains fragmented because of state-by-state legalization, Canada's position as the first national market “right out of the gate" has investors chomping at the bit.
Read more here: http://bit.ly/2edDtR3
"16.10.2016 14:36:00" theprovince.com Bear with him: Man grabs attention for hugging big bears Bear hugs are nothing. Jim Kowalczik hugs bears. Bear hugs are great. Hugging an actual bear...
The Orphaned Wildlife Center in New York uses viral videos of the owners hugging and rough-housing with its bears to help gain exposure. #life
"16.10.2016 13:36:00" theprovince.com Alcoholics Anonymous' universal status challenged in human rights court for forcing belief in God By casting a light on the spiritual requirement in recovery, legal actions in Toronto and Vancouver threaten to undermine AA's unique status as a universal refuge for the desperate drunk Legal actions in Toronto and Vancouver are questioning whether a recovering alcoholic in AA must believe in God.
Is striking down those spiritual rules and practices a logical step for Alcoholics Anonymous?
"16.10.2016 12:36:00" theprovince.com Opening of Trump hotel in Vancouver delayed until 2017 The opening of the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver has been delayed until at least January, said the hotel's GM. Asked if the hotel's rescheduled opening date had anything to do with the upcoming U.S. election on Nov. 8, the general manager said: “No, absolutely not.”
"16.10.2016 11:36:00" theprovince.com Why the one redeeming quality of the food court is the bad Chinese food in all its greasy glory I'm sure I do not need to explain that, as far as cuisines go, North Americanized Chinese food is far and away humanity's greatest creation. "There is only one redeeming quality to the basement-dwelling or kiosk-surrounded experience of the food court, and that is of course the bad Chinese food stand that occupies at least one stall in each of them. They are the lone sign that there is someone
"16.10.2016 10:36:00" theprovince.com The craft cocktail movement has helped some women rise as bartenders, but old biases die hard The cocktail world is full of talented female bartenders. And yet both men and women will tell you that, especially in some markets, gender biases are still a problem Did you know that it wasn't until the '70s that, because of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, laws prohibiting women from bartending began to get struck down?
Here's an interesting look at the genders behind the blenders and the biases some female bartenders
"16.10.2016 09:36:00" theprovince.com Blatchford: Rapper rebuked for criticizing sex assault sentence more in touch than the judge If Canadians have a right to be critical of court decisions, as the bar association has magnanimously granted we do, they don't get to tell us how to do it Canadian rapper Classified was rebuked by the Canadian Bar Association for calling out a minimum sentence for a child sex offender.
“This is so sad, so disturbing…and crazy, who the f— was the judge and how do you explain this?” he wrote on his Facebook
"16.10.2016 08:36:00" theprovince.com Paterson: Over-the-top champagne-doused baseball celebrations amuse, mystify Canucks When a Major League team makes the playoffs or wins a series, the locker-rooms turn into a champagne-showered bash, something that hockey players can't relate to — unless it's the Stanl… Should the NHL lighten up and celebrate more often?
"16.10.2016 07:36:00" theprovince.com Woman mauled by tiger after exiting car sues Beijing safari park for US$300K The woman reportedly left her car because she felt carsick. Her mother was killed in the incident after also leaving the vehicle to come to her assistance A woman who exited her car inside the tiger enclosure of a safari park is suing for $300,000.
Her mother was killed in the incident after also leaving the vehicle to come to her assistance.
"16.10.2016 06:36:00" theprovince.com The Best Thing: Loui Eriksson's counterintuitive first goal as a Canuck With one game in the books, the Vancouver Canucks are now on pace for 164 points, 100 clear of their projected totals. Suck on that, pundits. Tonight's best thing award goes to Loui Eriksson, who was involved in both regulation goals tonight, picking up an assist on the game-tying marker and scoring the Flames' lone goal himself.
"16.10.2016 05:58:13" theprovince.com Canucks 2, Flames 1 (OT): Top line starts slow, finishes fast It didn't take long for Loui Eriksson to score his first Canucks goal. Unfortunately, it was in his own net. Eriksson's debut on opening night in Vancouver couldn't have started m… It didn't take long for Loui Eriksson to score his first Vancouver Canucks goal. Unfortunately, it was in his own net.
"16.10.2016 05:36:00" theprovince.com Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones banned from Canadian, U.S. airlines over fire concerns The orders, which are effective immediately, say the phones may not be carried on board or packed in checked bags. The phones also can't be shipped as air cargo Do you own a Samsung Galaxy Note 7? Don't plan on travelling with it.
Effective immediately, the phones may not be carried on board or packed in checked bags on flights to and from Canada and the United States or within either country. They also can't be
"16.10.2016 05:00:00" theprovince.com Flight crew didn't believe black woman was a doctor during inflight emergency Tamika Cross, an obstetrician and gynecologist, flagged down one of the crew members, offering to treat the man. 'Oh no, sweetie, put (your) hand down,' she was told “Oh no, sweetie, put (your) hand down,” the flight attendant told her. “We are looking for actual physicians or nurses or some type of medical personnel, we don't have time to talk to you.”
"16.10.2016 04:36:00" news.nationalpost.com How pot legalization will impact the workplace O Cannabis database Catch and release Inside the green rush Pot's retail therapy The fame game Growing opportunities Black market to grey VANCOUVER — Meet the boss of Canada's illegal marijuana trade, Don Briere. To police and the criminal courts, he's a Should there be a zero tolerance for pot when it comes to the workplace?
"16.10.2016 04:00:00" theprovince.com Video shows frustrated U.S. judge tearing robe off to help tackle mouthy defendant A Michigan judge, growing increasingly frustrated with a defendant who was talking back to him, stormed down from his bench and rushed to help subdue the man as he resisted being handcuffed. The robe came off.
"16.10.2016 03:36:00" news.nationalpost.com Growing opportunities: In B.C., small growers are running a billion-dollar industry Since the early 1970s, the southeast B.C.'s Kootenay-Rockies region's billion-dollar black market has quietly kept Canadians stoned. Since the early 1970s, the southeast B.C.'s Kootenay-Rockies region's billion-dollar black market has quietly kept Canadians stoned.
We toured one B.C. bud grower's facilities to find out what they think will happen to the industry once it's legalized.
"16.10.2016 03:00:00" theprovince.com Is B.C. going to pot? Stats show lots of cannabis smokers, but cops aren't recommending charges Texada Island, a large Gulf Island tucked away in the northern Georgia Strait, has long been a hotbed of illicit marijuana production, according to an exclusive Postmedia database on pot-related cr… The higher you go, the less tolerant police seem to get.
After Lake Louise and Jasper in Alberta, the next seven municipalities with the highest rate of investigations for pot possession per capita were in B.C. mountain towns: Salmo, Clinton, McBride,
"16.10.2016 02:36:00" theprovince.com B.C. Hydro crews took a break Saturday to rest up for storm No. 3 B.C. Hydro crews had a moment of respite Saturday before gearing up for overnight shifts to battle a fierce storm that was expected to knock out power across the south coast overnight. As much as 50 millimetres is forecast for overnight in the Howe Sound, East Vancouver Island and the North Shore Mountains.
Winds up to 100 km/h are also expected, but they should ease by Sunday morning.
"16.10.2016 02:00:00" How to avoid offensive Halloween costumes How can you avoid offending people with your Halloween costume this year? We have a key piece of advice.
"16.10.2016 01:36:00" theprovince.com Sunken tug cleanup continues off B.C. coast despite rough weather The clean up of a diesel spill on waters off the coast of B.C.'s Great Bear Rainforest is continuing this weekend despite high winds in the forecast for the region. The tug was loaded with 226,875 litres of diesel and only 25,000 litres have been pumped out.
"16.10.2016 00:36:00" theprovince.com B.C.'s great pumpkins haul in over $4 million each year Families are flocking this month to pumpkin patches to select the right gourds for ornamental carving, pies and soups. Have you gone to the pumpkin patch yet?
It's a bumper crop year with well over 8,000 tonnes farmed — the largest of which weighed in at 1,172 pounds.
"15.10.2016 23:36:00" theprovince.com Recently discovered letter by Lord Stanley goes up for auction Brian Grant Duff of All Nations Stamp and Coin was going through an estate recently when his assistant Neil Worley noticed an unusual name on a letter: Stanley of Preston. The letter was last sold for 50 pounds, but the poor soul who made that deal probably didn't realize that Stanley of Preston was THAT Stanley. Yes, the one we've named the cup and park after.
It's expected to fetch over $1,000 at auction.
"15.10.2016 22:06:00" theprovince.com In Trump's Apprentice run, reality wasn't what it seemed WASHINGTON - In Donald Trump's 14-season Apprentice run, Trump the actor made Trump the businessman seem pretty fabulous. Show insiders have told the AP that in his years as a reality TV boss, Donald Trump repeatedly demeaned women with sexist language, rating female contestants by the size of their breasts and talking about which ones he'd like to have sex with.
"15.10.2016 21:36:00" theprovince.com Bo-wildering move for Canucks as sniper Horvat moved to checking line It seemed like a ruse but coach Willie Desjardins wasn't kidding. Centre Bo Horvat, who led the Vancouver Canucks in scoring in the second half of last season, will start Saturday's season-op… What do you make of this decision?
"15.10.2016 20:36:00" theprovince.com Rescued plants recycled into peaceful paradise for Vancouver homeowner At least 40 per cent of this garden is made up of rescued, recycled plants, including a large rhododendron salvaged from an old house on Marine Drive. Here's a great way to reduce, reuse, recycle:
Nagib Padamshi's garden has been built using plants rescued and recycled from demolition sites around Greater Vancouver. #life
"15.10.2016 19:36:00" theprovince.com It's a whale of a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it A Salt Spring Island artisan-scientist who has crafted a career as a “skeleton articulator” — assembling whale bones and installing them in museums — is set to make a global splash when he remounts… Mike deRoos' craft, honed since he graduated in biology from the University of Victoria, involves cleaning and reassembling marine skeletons in startlingly lifelike poses.
"15.10.2016 19:16:12" theprovince.com Surrey teen killed by tree during violent storm was a 'beautiful soul' A friend of the family has identified the teen as Shakir Salaam, a 16-year-old Clayton Heights Secondary student and rugby player. As a community mourns the loss of Shakir Salaam, an outpouring of generosity has seen a GoFundMe campaign to raise $7,500 for the family to cover funeral expenses surpassed Saturday morning. It has been increased to $15,000, to set up a rugby
"15.10.2016 19:00:00" news.nationalpost.com The fame game: Why the celebrity licensing model is the gold standard for a cannabis brand By aligning your product with a high-profile celebrity you can claim something that may be even more valuable than a trademark: a kind of social patent. Leafs by Snoop, Willie Nelson's Willie's Reserve, Marley Natural...
Here's an interesting look at how celebrity branding has been used to fuel the cultural change around pot — attracting big investors into big marijuana along the way. #ocannabis
"15.10.2016 18:36:01" theprovince.com Unknowns in the Vancouver real estate market Metro Vancouver's stratospheric real estate market is showing signs of slowing, as properties are sitting longer and some prices are falling even as official benchmarks hang onto their highs. We answer some of your burning real estate questions, including: Are buyers just sitting on the sidelines in the aftermath of the foreign buyers tax? And how is the provincial government moving in with tighter industry oversight?