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"09.12.2016 10:00:00" theprovince.com Embryos suing Modern Family actress for the right to life in custody case over frozen eggs Emma and Isabella, the names given to the embryos by Sofia Vergara's ex-partner Nick Loeb, are named as plaintiffs in a lawsuit which claims that they have a right to live and he should raise them Well, this case has taken a bizarre twist.
The embryos (yes, you read that right) or Modern Family's Sofia Vergara and her ex are now suing her for the right to live. The couple had originally agreed that they wouldn't be used if they split.
"09.12.2016 09:24:00" theprovince.com Be prepared for more extreme rainfalls — think biblical floods — U.S. climate scientists warn In a research paper that reads like it was written by a horseman of the apocalypse, scientists are predicting the kind of downpours that cause flooding, landslides and massive infrastructure damage Biblical floods, extreme rainfalls, sandstorms, ice storms...
No, this isn't a 'sign of the end times' — it's physics.
"09.12.2016 08:48:00" theprovince.com Santa turns Grinch when he tells boy to 'lay off the hamburgers and french fries' Anthony Mayse asked for an iPad and a drone but instead, he said a mall Santa in North Carolina body shamed him. He cried and ripped up their photo That's pretty rich coming from someone with a "belly like a bowl full of jelly."
"09.12.2016 08:12:00" theprovince.com Fentanyl crisis: B.C. announces new overdose sites in Vancouver, Victoria, Surrey Several overdose prevention sites were announced Thursday by the B.C. provincial government, in response to the fentanyl crisis underway. In the midst of a fentanyl crisis, B.C. has announced it will open several new opioid overdose sites in Victoria, Surrey and Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.
What else should be done?
"09.12.2016 07:36:00" theprovince.com Backlash after British Vogue reveals designers refused to dress plus-sized model for cover Many brands 'flatly refused' to lend clothes for the plus-size model to grace the cover of British Vogue, who is outside the 'sample range' of runway model size 4 It's 2016 and the average American woman is a size 16, but many designers still 'flat out refuse' to dress models and celebrities like Ashley Graham and Christina Hendricks because they aren't a size 2.
"09.12.2016 07:00:00" theprovince.com Tyler Cowen: Ahoy, young libertarian! Seasteading could very well be the wave of the future A radical idea is re-emerging as a vehicle for political liberty: the founding of new governance units on previously unoccupied territory, possibly on the open seas Forget moving to Canada.
Americans dismayed by the election results have a different option: seasteading. That's the founding of new and separate governance units on previously unoccupied territory, possibly on the open seas.
"09.12.2016 06:24:00" theprovince.com Anything but uniform: Vancouver Giants to pull on ugly Christmas jerseys this weekend "I think it's good for the fans and I think it's good for us. It's something to get excited about for games. It's a little bit different.” What do you think of the Vancouver Giants' ugly Christmas jerseys?
The Official Vancouver Giants Page #sports
"09.12.2016 05:48:00" theprovince.com Car-share services prepared for winter driving conditions in B.C. The rare appearance of heavy snow on Lower Mainland streets may have sent some drivers scrambling to put rugged tires on their rides, but car-share customers were already prepared — whether they knew it or not. Despite their feeble appearances, the Smart cars and Prius Hybrids that fill the fleets of point-to-point car shares are ready for winter with mud and snow tires.
"09.12.2016 05:12:00" theprovince.com Crisp and clear makes for unfriendly skies for thrushes in Lower Mainland Pity the thrush, soaring through the air, headed for the wild blue yonder when, bang!, it slams into a pane of glass. “With a drop in temperatures and snow on the mountain, thrushes are moving down to lower elevations, and while they have milder temperatures and easier access to food, they have to navigate the urban environment and the hidden danger of glass."
"09.12.2016 04:36:00" theprovince.com All-gender washrooms in schools raises question: Who cares where you pee? The small picture of a black toilet on a white background above the word 'washroom' has become a big sign of inclusion for a rural school… As the sign on a gender-neutral washroom in a British Columbia high school simply says: “Whatever. Just wash your hands.”
"09.12.2016 04:14:50" theprovince.com Canucks 5 Lightning 1: Fourth liners go snipe city in Tampa TAMPA, Fla. — Sorry, Willie. The Canucks head coach kept saying he just needed more from his fourth line. The Canucks got two goals each from Jayson Megna and Jack Skille. All four were beauties too.
"09.12.2016 04:00:00" theprovince.com Zoo animals like the chilly weather more than you might think It may sound strange to imagine a group of zebras standing on a snowy hill in Aldergrove as temperatures dip to the freezing point, but the ones that inhabit the… Don't worry, the giraffes won't slip and break their necks — they're in their winterized barns.
The Greater Vancouver Zoo's Siberian Tiger, on the other hand, apparently loves rolling and playing in the snow.
"09.12.2016 03:24:00" Enchant Christmas Light Maze Have you visited the Enchant Christmas light maze yet?
Find more holiday events (over 150!) here: http://theprov.in/2h0b0eu
"09.12.2016 02:48:00" theprovince.com Langara College student loses court case over $173 transit ticket fine A three-year battle over a $173 transit ticket has ended with a B.C. Supreme Court judge ordering a college student to pay the fine. A $173 fine for accidentally grabbing the wrong pass.
Have you ever been fined on transit? Did you fight it?
"09.12.2016 02:12:00" theprovince.com TransLink warns commuters ahead of major snowfall expected to hit Thursday night Friday has the potential to be “an awfully sloppy day for commuters,” if a forecasted snowstorm hits the Lower Mainland overnight Have you made any changes to your regular commute ahead of tomorrow's storm?
"09.12.2016 01:36:00" theprovince.com 30 years after transplant, kidney recipient hopes to thank donor's family Sarah Vant Geloof desperately wants to meet the surviving family members of a person whose life-saving kidney was donated to her 30 years ago today. Can you help Sarah Vant Geloof?
She's looking for her kidney donor's family. She believes he may have been a young man who died in a motorcycle accident around Dec. 7, 1986.
Please share to spread the word.
"09.12.2016 01:00:00" driving.ca Survey shows work to be done on perception of winter tires The safety and economic benefits of these specialized tires far outweighs the initial cost This might surprise you, but the biggest believers and users of winter tires are millennials. The worst? Boomers.
"09.12.2016 00:24:00" theprovince.com IHIT investigates suspicious death in Langley The suspicious death of a Langley man is under investigation, but police haven't determined yet if it's a murder. Anyone who had recent contact with Lucito Santos Castillo is asked to contact IHIT or CrimeStoppers.
"08.12.2016 23:48:36" theprovince.com Viola Desmond will be first woman other than the Queen featured on Canadian currency Desmond's image will be featured on Canada's next $10 bill, which will be issued in 2018 Viola Desmond is often referred to as Canada's Rosa Parks.
In 1946, the businesswoman was arrested and fined for refusing to sit in the blacks-only section of a movie theatre in Nova Scotia. #business
"08.12.2016 23:23:46" Timeline Photos UPDATE: Zoe Forsyth-Sanford has been found safe. Police would like to thank everyone for their efforts.
MISSING CHILD: Zoe Forsyth-Sanford, 12, was last seen around 8 a.m. today on Ortona Road in the University
"08.12.2016 23:12:00" theprovince.com 'Oh, they're going to pop': The next big bubble could be in Canada's soaring pot market Chris Damas, an analyst at BCMI Research in Barrie, Ontario, likens the capital pouring into the sector to the dot com craze of the 1990s Forget the real estate bubble... In two years, Canada's marijuana stocks have swelled to almost $4 billion. #business
Is all of that about to go up in smoke?
"08.12.2016 22:36:00" theprovince.com Mob of parents storm into church and beat trumpeter to death for sexually abusing kids The Argentinian teacher was sentenced to 30 years for sexually abusing five children. Four years later, his sentence was reduced, and he was released from prison "Justice does not work like this, but if they touched my daughter I think I would have done the same thing."
"08.12.2016 21:24:00" theprovince.com Mick Jagger, 73, a father again with his eighth child, who is younger than his great-granddaughter Jagger was at the hospital in New York with girlfriend Melanie Hamrick, a 29-year-old ballerina, for the birth of their son. 'They are both delighted' Congratulations to Mick Jagger on the birth of his 8th child!
"08.12.2016 20:48:00" business.financialpost.com How a new breed of activist is damaging economic growth, one project at a time Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had barely finished delivering his statement approving the Trans Mountain and Line 3 pipelines when anti-pipeline activists started tweeting. Is there a common ground or some sort of compromise that can be reached in the pipeline debate?
"08.12.2016 20:12:00" theprovince.com B.C. boy with mysterious broken bones returned to parents after abuse ruled out The Ministry of Children and Family Development had seized their two children twice because their five-year-old son kept suffering broken bones. "I was starting to get really bad anxiety ... We feel like we're set up for failure."
Does institutional racism exist in B.C.'s Ministry of Children and Family Development? This case indicates that it very well could, says one MLA. #health
"08.12.2016 19:36:00" theprovince.com Woman who thinks Sandy Hook shooting was faked, charged with threatening victim's father Lenny Pozner knew there were people who contended that the shootings never happened. “You going to die."
The Sandy Hook truther was allegedly angry that the child's dad had objected to a professor who has argued that the massacre was a hoax. The professor was later fired.
"08.12.2016 19:00:00" theprovince.com TransLink 'ready for the weather' ahead of expected snow storm From trucks that coat trolley wires with glycerine to trains that spray de-icer on power rails, TransLink is confident in its snow plan. They've made a list, and they've checked it twice, now TransLink is ready to ride out the weather — whether it's naughty or nice.
Are you planning on travelling tomorrow or will you be declaring a snow day?
"08.12.2016 18:24:00" theprovince.com Get ready, Metro Vancouver: Major snowfall expected to hit Thursday night With an entrenched cold arctic air mass over southern B.C. and the prospect of an intense Pacific storm expected to dump up to 15-20 cm of snow, Metro Vancouver is bracing for more weather challenges. Are you ready for this?
Metro Vancouver can expect 5-15 cm of snow at lower elevations, and as much as 25 cm higher up.
"08.12.2016 17:48:00" theprovince.com Man left quadriplegic in axe attack sues victim crime assistance program over breach of agreement On Oct. 28, 2006, Michael Levy was attending a dance at Tynehead Hall in Surrey when he was surrounded by three teens and had a bottle broken over his head and was punched in the head. The rate caregivers charge has gone up, but B.C.'s Crime Victim Assistance Program is allegedly refusing to pay the difference.
Michael Levy's lawsuit also claims the program refused to pay for wound care services for his pressure sore ulcers.
"08.12.2016 17:12:47" www.theprovince.com Donald Trump chooses WWE co-founder Linda McMahon for small business to ‘unleash America’s entrepreneurial spirit’ Some national small business advocates said they had little experience with McMahon but hoped she would understand the needs of small companies Donald J. Trump has tapped the WWE's co-founder to be part of his cabinet.
"08.12.2016 16:36:02" www.theprovince.com Mexican cartels to expand reach in Canada with visa changes Violent drug cartels are expected to expand their reach in Canada now that a visa requirement for Mexicans has been lifted The lifted visa requirement could potentially open the door to Mexican cartels looking to find local airport and port workers to further their smuggling business.
"08.12.2016 16:00:20" www.theprovince.com B.C. aboriginals urge all genders be included in murdered women's inquiry The Expand the Coalition coalition recognizes that 70 per cent of murdered indigenous Canadians have been men and boys. Aboriginal boys in B.C. have also been found to be seven times more likely than aboriginal girls to commit suicide. Should the inquiry be expanded to include men?
Over 70% of murdered Indigenous Canadians have been men and boys.
"08.12.2016 15:24:00" www.theprovince.com Rising house values lock more Metro Vancouver residents out of homeowners' grant The 50-per-cent hike in the assessed value of houses expected for 2017 in Metro Vancouver is likely going to prevent increasingly more people from claiming the homeowners grant. Regional politicians are renewing calls for changes to the provincial grant House-rich but cash-poor: Rising house values are causing half of Metro Vancouverites to lose their $570 property tax break.
"Do we want to force someone to sell their home to pay their taxes?"
"08.12.2016 14:48:00" theprovince.com DOA's Joe Keithley has morphed into Citizen Joe When did DOA become lovable? The group, most specifically Joe Keithley who has been leader of DOA for close to 39 years, was inducted into the B.C. Walk of Fame on Nov. 17 at the Orpheum. D.O.A.'s Joey "Shithead" Keithley has evolved from punk rocker to a longtime husband, father of three, baseball coach, record-label owner, politician — he is Citizen Joe.
How do you think he'll fare against the Liberals' Steve Darling? #arts
"08.12.2016 14:12:00" theprovince.com Self-driving adventures: A camper truck becomes family on a fascinating African safari Philip Josephs found camping in isolated campsites led to hearing the nighttime roars of lions, cries of hyenas and elephant tracks by the camper in the morning This is not your average road trip.
Imagine camping out with the nighttime distant roars of lions and cries of hyenas and waking up to elephant tracks outside. #travel
"08.12.2016 14:00:02" Christmas stocking fund To help spread the Christmas spirit, visit theprovince.com/esf
"08.12.2016 13:36:00" theprovince.com Breaking that electoral reform promise is dangerous in an unstable world, Liberals Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insists that well before we all go to the polls again, he's going to keep his promise to replace the first-past-the-post system Canadians have been using since Confederation. What do you think will happen if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau breaks his electoral reform promise?
Is our trust in Parliament so frail that we could see a repeat of what's happened in the U.S. and other countries here?
"08.12.2016 13:00:00" theprovince.com I thought I'd made peace with not having a child. At 54, it finally hit me: it's too late 'I've always had a complicated relationship with my fertility. When I got my period… I wanted nothing to do with its responsibilities,' Lindsey Crittenden writes Have you put off childbirth?
In Canada, the average age of mothers at childbirth is over 30. #health
"08.12.2016 12:24:00" theprovince.com Toenail clippings from the Franklin expedition crew debunk major myth about the ill-fated voyage Scientists have illuminated the final days of the famous expedition using lasers and high-energy beams from a Saskatoon lab to examine a tiny piece of toenail Finally, answers to a great Canadian myth:
Yes, there was ghastly evidence of cannibalism, but toenail clippings have proven the men likely died from infections and tuberculosis — not lead poisoning as previously thought.
"08.12.2016 11:48:00" theprovince.com Westworld is officially the most watched first season in HBO history, even topping Game of Thrones Any fear that creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy might have had about Westworld's ratings performance has been quashed Have you been watching Westworld?
What other shows are you into right now?
"08.12.2016 11:12:00" theprovince.com Vancouver police seize $4.5 million worth of cocaine after traffic stop Officers made the “large and significant” discovery in east Vancouver Tuesday evening after pulling over two men in an SUV. A search of the SUV found 65 kilos of cocaine.
"08.12.2016 10:36:00" theprovince.com Netflix plans to keep you glued to your screen by recognizing your mood and habits Netflix is basically replacing the TV experience, but with a few more hooks to keep you around for when your stories are finished Confused why Netflix is offering you all those Rom-Coms?
Here's a look into the sophisticated personalization behind Netflix and how it knows what — and when — to offer you new shows and movies. #arts
"08.12.2016 10:00:00" theprovince.com Ban Trump and save breakfast cartoon characters: Notable petitions sponsored by federal MPs Among the fringier suggestions, a ban on dog fur coats and a mandatory 'morning of silence' on Remembrance Day Save Tony the Tiger! Ban Donald Trump from Canada! Enact a “mandatory national morning of silence" on Remembrance Day!
Here's a look at some of the more original petitions sent to the House of Commons:
"08.12.2016 09:24:00" theprovince.com Broga: macho twist on yoga for men who want a more vigorous workout A growing global fitness trend has men ditching dumbbells for yoga mats in so-called Broga classes, a macho twist on the thousands-year-old practice that promises the same punishing workout — with a little added bliss. Dudes, ditch the dumbbells and grab the yoga mat — it's time to take a Broga class. Who knows, you may like being a Brogi.
"08.12.2016 08:48:00" theprovince.com How a fashion brand is working with Peruvian prisoners to help women break away from a life of crime The handmade knitwear collection is produced using soft, baby alpaca wool, with the name of the inmate who manufactured the garment subtly marked inside The inmates are given a living wage so that they can buy necessities like shampoo and sanitary pads – products not freely available in prison. It also offers them a chance to send money to their children and save up for a fresh start once they get out.
"08.12.2016 08:12:00" Google Earth Canadian City Timelapses These timelapse videos give an amazing view of how entire cities have changed over time.
"08.12.2016 07:36:00" theprovince.com Are Japanese tourists really going to the Yukon for sex under the northern lights? The story goes that by conceiving children under the northern lights, parents can impart their children with extra wisdom. Have you ever heard the story about Japanese tourists flocking to the Great North to make love under the Northern Lights?
Yeah, about that...
"08.12.2016 07:00:00" theprovince.com What we learned from the second episode of Leah Remini's new documentary on Scientology 'If the Church believed that someone was an enemy that needed to be silenced or destroyed, it was my job and I did it' How far will Scientology's leader go to silence people?
The Church's former spokesperson says private investigators tail him, websites defame him, his garbage is stolen, cameras are planted in birdhouses to watch him and much more. #arts
"08.12.2016 06:24:43" www.theprovince.com Freezing temperatures make for tough days on Vancouver's DTES streets David Van der Melen has a trick for staying warm in the morning during the winter when he is kicked out of an emergency shelter for the day in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. "It's really cold at night. You stay up because it's cold, and you wait for the places to open up in the morning."
Vancouver's homeless are struggling to stay warm in this cold snap. Many shelters have people out by 7 a.m. but many daytime locations
"08.12.2016 06:05:46" Simon Fraser University Despite the winter weather, SFU Clan's swimming team still managed to practice.
#snowswimchallenge The next Olympic winter sport?
"08.12.2016 05:48:00" theprovince.com Grooming pubic hair linked to higher risk of sexually transmitted infections The authors defined extreme grooming as 'removal of all pubic hair more than 11 times per year' So, this might be a little personal...
"08.12.2016 04:36:00" theprovince.com Parents prep for realities of legalized marijuana B.C. mom Scarlett Ballantyne wonders if Ottawa's plans to legalize marijuana will make her 14- and 16-year-old daughters more inclined to try it. But she's not waiting to find out. Have you talked to your kids about marijuana — before you found a stash in their rooms?
What do you think the age limit should be if and when Canada legalizes pot?
"08.12.2016 04:00:12" www.theprovince.com Christie Blatchford: B.C. teacher fired for having the wrong opinion His passing comment that he found abortion to be wrong caused a female student to complain that his words had 'triggered' her such that she felt 'unsafe' The B.C. teacher's comment about abortion "triggered" a student at the posh private school.
It may be the first time a Canadian teacher was fired not amid allegations of impropriety, but because of an opinion.
"08.12.2016 03:24:00" Van Dusen Festival of Lights Oh the lights!
This year's Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden features 15 acres of the garden decorated with one million lights, roving Scandinavian gnomes, the big guy in red and a holiday carousel!
Find more holiday events (over 150!)
"08.12.2016 02:26:28" www.theprovince.com Teen cancer survivor realizes soccer-star dream in FIFA 17 Teen soccer star Kenton Doust is working hard to get his game back after successfully battling brain cancer earlier this year. But in the meantime, video-game maker Electronic Arts has given him a kick at virtual stardom in its new FIFA 17 release. In Kenton Doust is waiting to get back into the game after battling cancer.
In the meantime, the teen has been given a kick at virtual stardom in the new FIFA 17.
"08.12.2016 02:12:00" theprovince.com Patients vow to help West Vancouver doctor fund his retirement Dr. Myron MacDonald's goodbye letter to his patients including in the closing paragraphs suggestions of donations of “perhaps $20-$30 a month on your credit card.” “He's not a good businessman, but that doesn't make him a bad doctor or a bad person.”
Would you stand by your doctor if upon retirement he asked for donations? These patients are.
"08.12.2016 01:36:00" theprovince.com Federal government promises to shorten immigration waits for sponsored spouses In cases where the foreign partner is overseas, it typically took 18 months for a decision on a sponsorship to be made. That increased to 26 months if both were in Canada. The long wait is over!
A lot of families could soon be reunified after Ottawa promised to decide on most permanent residency cases for sponsored spouses within a year.
"08.12.2016 01:00:00" theprovince.com Salt in short supply as Metro Vancouver braces for more ice and snow Metro Vancouver is bracing for more weather challenges with an entrenched cold arctic air mass over southern B.C. and the prospect of an intense Pacific… Well, this doesn't bode well.
Just in case you forgot: Metro Vancouver could see 15-20 cm of snow.
"08.12.2016 00:24:00" theprovince.com Vancouver considers deeper tax hike to combat city's fentanyl crisis The fentanyl crisis could soon take its toll on the pocketbooks of every homeowner in Vancouver. The fentanyl crisis could cost you.
Vancouver is considering raising property taxes by .5% (on top of a proposed 3.4% increase) to help fill a contingency fund intended to combat the growing crisis.
"07.12.2016 23:48:01" driving.ca Here's why you need winter tires Simple tests reveal a startling difference in performance between winters and three-seasons Admit it: do you bother changing your tires in the winter?
"07.12.2016 22:58:15" Photos from The Province's post Vancouver, you sure are beautiful today.
You can see more of our snapshots at instagram.com/theprovince
(: Gerry Kahrmann/PNG)
"07.12.2016 22:36:00" driving.ca When it comes to EV chargers, if you build them, they won't come The city is throwing $3 million of taxpayer's money to add more electric-vehicle (EV) charging stations to the existing 78 currently located within city boundaries. Do you think the City of Vancouver's decision to build more public charging stations is a waste of tax dollars?
"07.12.2016 22:00:00" theprovince.com Panorama Ridge boys basketball rolls out yoga mat on new season Kareem Abdul-Jabbar swore by the practice. And Phil Jackson, during his coaching days with both the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers, embraced its benefits, both from a physical and a me… “My boys know how to play the game, but if they don't appreciate their bodies, they are not going to be able perform over the long-term."
This B.C. high school basketball coach knows the key to longevity for his players is taking care of their muscles
"07.12.2016 21:24:00" theprovince.com The race is on to save an Antarctic base before it is swallowed into a huge ice chasm The team has just nine weeks to relocate before the harsh winter begins, which will make it difficult to move the structure amid complete darkness and gale-force winds The countdown is on!
The research crew has just nine weeks to relocate their base before the harsh winter begins, plunging them into complete darkness, plummeting temperatures and gale-force winds.
"07.12.2016 20:48:00" theprovince.com Solar power lights school off-the-grid B.C. school The solar-power energy system that lights up False Bay School on Lasqueti Island passed a major test this fall when the tiny two-classroom building suddenly went dark. This is pretty awesome:
It wasn't until the lights went out at Lasqueti Island's school during a dark October that the principal discovered the back-up diesel generator had died — and no one had realized.
In less than a decade the school's solar
"07.12.2016 20:12:00" theprovince.com Let it snow! We could have a white Christmas in Metro Vancouver There's a a 40 to 50 per cent chance of a white Christmas. It's going to snow tomorrow — and it's going to stick!
Temperatures will remain near or below freezing until mid-month, which means we have a very good chance at having a white Christmas.
"07.12.2016 19:36:00" How one neurosurgeon will perform the world's first head trans... How one neurosurgeon will perform the world's first head transplant: http://theprov.in/2gCLOKC
NEAT!: A 24-year-old scientist from B.C. invented the goo that may make the world's first head transplant work.
"07.12.2016 19:00:00" theprovince.com 22 heavily armed men posted a mannequin challenge, much to the delight of cops Police wondered if the guns were accompanied by the proper permits. Given that the house was caught on film, police got a search warrant for the property Do you think the Mannequin Challenge is dumb? This takes it to a whole new level of stupidity.
"07.12.2016 18:19:54" theprovince.com 'Tis the season to get a job: Labour shortages squeezing B.C. restaurants and retailers Staffing shortages are so acute at Pizza Hut in B.C. that the company has been forced to hold off opening new locations. Do you know someone looking to get a job — even if it's just seasonal?
There's a massive labour shortage in B.C.'s restaurant and retail industries, with companies like Lush Cosmetics North America reporting they're getting 50% less applicants than
"07.12.2016 17:48:00" theprovince.com Thousands of snow geese die after landing in toxic Montana mine pit A great flock of snow geese traveling south came upon a small body of water in Butte, Mont. They swirled and landed on the water. However, this was no ordinary pond Roughly 10,000 snow geese landed in the toxic Berkeley Pit at the end of November.
It wasn't the first time.
"07.12.2016 17:12:01" theprovince.com B.C. man accused of murdering uncle claims he acted to defend wife A man accused of murder claims he was justified in the fatal attack on his uncle because the uncle was sexually assaulting the accused's wife at the time. Norman Robinson claims he was justified in beating his uncle to death because the man was sexually assaulting his wife.
"07.12.2016 16:36:01" theprovince.com 'What do we have to celebrate?: Indigenous leaders disappointed with Trudeau's record The PM won applause for new legal protections for indigenous languages but many are frustrated with slow progress on Trudeau's other promises “What do we have to celebrate? The oppression? The poor housing? The high suicides?”
How would you grade Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's record?
"07.12.2016 16:00:00" theprovince.com Canada's new sex trade laws violate rights of sex workers, says report Sex workers are still not protected from exploitation and violence in Canada and their Charter rights are ignored, says a new report What do you think Canada's laws around prostitution should be?
"07.12.2016 15:24:00" theprovince.com Some Lower Mainland single-family home assessments will increase 30-50% in 2017 Single-family homes in the Metro Vancouver area will face hikes of up to 50 per cent on their 2017 B.C. Assessment letters scheduled to be mailed out in the new year, the agency announced Tuesday. The good news: You can sell your home for more money.
The bad news: You'll be paying higher property taxes if you stay.
"07.12.2016 14:48:00" theprovince.com Destruction of the Amazon rainforest increased 30 per cent over the last year The destruction of 7,989 square kilometres 'is the highest deforestation number since 2008' it means an extra 150 million tons of CO2 went up into the air… AWFUL:
7,989 square kilometres of rainforest in the Amazon were destroyed by loggers, farmers and cattle ranchers between August 2015 and July 2016.
"07.12.2016 14:12:00" How did a public servant working for the Canadian military steal almost $1 million in computer supplies before getting caught?
Read the astonishing story here: http://theprov.in/2h037G7
"07.12.2016 13:36:00" theprovince.com Four major CRTC decisions that will impact your cellphone, TV and Internet bills in 2017 Canadians pay some of the highest prices in the world for their cellphone, Internet and TV services, but that could change depending on CRTC's rulings next year Could you be paying less for your cellphone, TV and Internet bills next year? That depends on these expected CRTC rulings.
"07.12.2016 13:00:00" driving.ca Your Corner Wrench: How to save your car from winter Here are a few essential tips to keep things running smoothly when the Mercury dips past freezing Well, this is timely.
Here are a few essential tips to keep things running smoothly when the Mercury dips past freezing. #driving
"07.12.2016 12:24:01" theprovince.com C-sections evolving bigger babies that can't squeeze through narrower pelvises, study suggests Philipp Mitteroecker, an anthropologist at the University of Vienna, said women with a particularly narrow pelvis wouldn't have survived childbirth a century ago Have you had a c-section? Genetics may be to blame.
Researchers believe cesareans may be keeping women's pelvises from evolving to be wider. #health
"07.12.2016 11:48:00" theprovince.com Actor Tim Roth reveals that he and his father were sexually abused by his grandfather 'Things happen to you in your life, but you don't want to consider yourself to be a victim — you want to be a survivor' "He was a f—king rapist. But nobody had the language. Nobody knew what to do. That's why I made The War Zone."
— Resevoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction's Tim Roth
"07.12.2016 11:12:00" RCMP recruits get pepper sprayed An Albertan RCMP officer was bear sprayed Tuesday after responding to a break and enter at a rural property. This video shows what it's like to be hit with pepper spray. Spoiler alert, it looks really painful.
"07.12.2016 10:36:00" theprovince.com Alec Baldwin will stop his Trump impression for SNL on one condition The show aired a sketch hammering Trump for spending his time tweeting instead of preparing to govern. Trump lashed out at SNL on Twitter before the credits rolled Alec Baldwin will stop impersonating Donald J. Trump on one condition: he releases his tax returns.
"07.12.2016 10:00:00" theprovince.com Food in North often expired — even at high prices and with subsidy, good food is hard to find Food in the North costs between two and three times what it does in the south. Grapes were recently selling in Nunavut for more than $28 a kilogram. Grapes were recently selling in Nunavut for $28 a kilogram.
"07.12.2016 09:24:00" theprovince.com Dutch bakery in Edmonton celebrates Christmas with controversial blackface tradition An Edmonton bakery is facing criticism for promoting the Dutch custom of Zwarte Piet, or Black Pete. The bakery is modifying Black Pete's outfit next year to feature soot streaks on his face instead of blackface.
"07.12.2016 08:48:00" theprovince.com Murder in high school love triangle earns life sentence for B.C. woman A British Columbia woman has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for seven years after admitting she directed her… The woman was given a life sentence after admitting she directed her teenage lover to kill another boyfriend.
"07.12.2016 08:12:00" theprovince.com Natural resources minister apologizes for threatening to use military against pipeline protesters The military confirmed it was not preparing any response to oil pipeline protesters, nor was it involved in any planning to deal with such an event Plan on civil disobedience? Carry on. The military wasn't planning on stopping you.
Were the natural resources minister's comments uncivil themselves?
"07.12.2016 07:36:00" driving.ca Okanagan racetrack Area 27 adds to B.C. motorsport scene Nestled in the rolling hills near Oliver, B.C. is a brand new racetrack called Area 27. The name, says co-founder Bill Drossos, is in homage to two very different things. Have you ever wanted to (legally) race a car? The Area 27 racetrack in Oliver lets you do just that.
"07.12.2016 07:00:00" theprovince.com Drive to these rustic lodges: Four of the best 'front country' lodges Fortunately, if your time, energy, budget or backcountry knowhow is at minimal level, driving to many of the best lodges on both sides of the Rockies is easy We wouldn't complain about the snow if this was the scenery!
Here's a look at four of the best easy-to-access lodges in the Canadian Rockies:
"07.12.2016 06:24:00" theprovince.com 'This rope's for you': Man makes noose and shows it to Muslim women in Edmonton Suspect, believed to be in his 60s, broke out into O Canada after approaching the women waiting at transit station on the campus of University of Alberta He allegedly approached two young women wearing hijabs at a University of Alberta transit station, fashioned a noose in a rope and said it was meant for them. He then broke out into O Canada.
"07.12.2016 05:48:00" theprovince.com Video of breadwinner cruising down highway on scooter in blizzard goes viral Desperate times call for desperate measures — and riding a scooter down the highway in Calgary in the middle of a blizzard certainly qualifies. Most of us would have been tempted to call it a snow day. Hopefully his employer sees his dedication.
"07.12.2016 05:12:00" theprovince.com B.C.'s largest bar? Canucks adding The Sportsbar to Rogers Arena next week When the Vancouver Canucks host the Tampa Bay Lightning on Dec. 16, there will be hundreds of fans who didn't pay to get into the building. Can't afford tickets to see the Vancouver Canucks? Hit the bar instead.
The The Sportsbar Live at Rogers Arena is a 14,000-square-foot bar and restaurant with more than 550 seats and an open view into the Rogers Arena bowl. #sports
"07.12.2016 04:36:00" Photos from The Province's post CUE THE LIGHTS!
Here's a list of the best home Christmas light displays in Metro Vancouver that would make Clark Griswold proud: http://theprov.in/2h3wGXo
"07.12.2016 04:00:00" theprovince.com Five things about the coming snow in Metro Vancouver More snow on the way Monday's daylong snowstorm was a prelude to the main event, a bigger dump that will start Thursday afternoon and continue well into Friday, with accumulations of 10 centimetres or more as a Pacific storm hits the… The bad news: Thursday afternoon's commute will likely be bad as we face accumulations of 10 cms of snow or more.
The goods news: There's a 40-50% chance of a white Christmas.
"07.12.2016 03:24:00" Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge If this isn't a Christmas tradition for you, it should be.
The Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park took over two months to set up! And this year's display is interactive!
Find more holiday events (over 150!) here: http://theprov.in/2h0b0eu
"07.12.2016 03:06:26" theprovince.com Devils 3 Canucks 2: Game loses meaning after Larsen laid out NEWARK, N.J. — The Canucks lost 3-2, but who cares? No one with a heart. Not after seeing Philip Larsen. Was that hit on Philip Larsen clean?
"07.12.2016 02:48:00" theprovince.com B.C. government to pay deductible for cars damaged by falling snow, ice on bridges The B.C. government will pay the deductible for vehicles damaged by falling ice and slush on the Alex Fraser and Port Mann bridges during Monday's storm, Transportation Minister Todd Stone said Tuesday. As of Tuesday afternoon, the Insurance Corp. of B.C. ICBC received 40 claims from Monday's snowfall — 30 from vehicle owners who were hit from ice bombs on the Alex Fraser and Port Mann bridges.
Safety measures — including de-icing — will be increased on Thursday, officials say.
"07.12.2016 02:12:00" theprovince.com The Potomaks of B.C. become first sisters to make Hockey Canada senior women's nats To hear Amy Potomak tell it, Melody Davidson has a gift for patiently building up a story. “It's great to have the chance to put on the Canada jersey, but to be able to do it with my sister takes it to a whole other level. We haven't played together in awhile. We've never played together in Canada jerseys. It's beyond cool.” #sports
"07.12.2016 01:36:00" theprovince.com Wayne Moriarty: Vancouver drivers are unfairly mocked when it snows You may have noticed, it snowed the other day. That would be sarcasm, of course. So rare, in recent history, is the sight of snow in our parts, when it did arrive in flakes the size of cotton… Do Vancouver drivers have a deserved bad rep when it comes to winter driving?
"07.12.2016 01:22:14" theprovince.com Canucks Live: Vancouver looks to pour water on Devils' hot home record The Vancouver Canucks will face a familiar foe when they do battle with the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night: the road. BREAKING:
Vancouver Canucks' Philip Larsen has been taken off the ice on a stretcher after being hit by Taylor Hall and knocked out. #sports
"07.12.2016 01:00:00" theprovince.com B.C. to bear the brunt of food price inflation in 2017, report suggests The triple threat of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump, a struggling Canadian dollar and a new OPEC production deal will make food more expensive in 2017, especially for B.C. How much do you spend per month on groceries? Expect to pay more in 2017.
Canadians on average will spend $420 more on food next year, but B.C. will see above-average food inflation — around 4-5%. #business
"07.12.2016 00:24:00" theprovince.com U.S. teen charged with decapitating classmate for no clear reason held without bail Mathew Borges, 15, is being prosecuted as an adult for allegedly stabbing Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino, 16, to death and cutting off his head before leaving the body by a river The teen, who is being tried as an adult, reportedly told a witness that he had “done something bad” and that he had “stabbed a kid and cut his head off killing him.”
"06.12.2016 23:48:00" theprovince.com No charges against paramedics and Delta cops over interaction with at-risk teen who later died Paige Gauchier fatally overdosed in the Downtown Eastside at age 19, shortly after aging out of foster care. A preventable tragedy? The children's watchdog thinks so.
A scathing report outlines several occasions police interacted with Paige Gauchier, but there was no documented ministry contact — which is in violation of the rules requiring authorities to tell
"06.12.2016 23:12:00" theprovince.com 'Absolutely besotted' Prince Harry diverts flight home 2,700 km to see Meghan Markle in Toronto Markle was spotted last weekend at a Toronto grocery store, presumably stocking up on supplies before Harry's arrival Sunday night Oh to be young and in love.
What's the most spontaneous thing you ever did when first starting a relationship?
"06.12.2016 22:36:00" theprovince.com Meet the new Duke of Westminster, a billionaire bachelor with the longest silver spoon anyone can have Hugh Westminster is now the richest man on Earth under the age of 30. He owns more land than the Queen and a shopping centre. But he keeps a low profile Hugh Westminster is now the richest man on Earth under the age of 30.
His $14.5-billion inheritance includes more land than the Queen owns; a collection of paintings by Rembrandt, Velasquez, Stubbs and Lucian Freud; and a huge international property
"06.12.2016 22:29:44" The Province's cover photo The snow-capped North Shore Mountains tower over Vancouver at daybreak.
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"06.12.2016 22:00:00" theprovince.com Two supervised-injection sites proposed for Surrey to stem fatal overdoses Two supervised-consumption sites have been proposed for Surrey in an effort to curb a spike in the number of fatal overdoses. Surrey could soon be home to two safe-injection sites.
What do you think about the Insite model?
"06.12.2016 21:24:39" Deep Cove Outdoors This is how we shovel snow at Deep Cove Outdoors!! With a Onewheel - check it on our website here http://bit.ly/2gwD7Bx Does it get more Vancouver than this?
"06.12.2016 21:24:00" theprovince.com Amazon testing retail store that eliminates checkout line, charges shoppers as they leave The technology will track what items shoppers pick up or even return to the shelves and add them to a virtual shopping cart in real time No more long checkout lines!
Amazon's new Seattle store will allow shoppers to grab groceries without having to scan and pay for them. Customers will be automatically billed as they exit. #business
What do you think of the idea? Pros? Cons?
"06.12.2016 20:48:00" theprovince.com Woman impersonates ex on Facebook so she can frame him by sending herself death threats It took officials months to access Facebook records that proved the threats had come from her own devices. She wasn't the victim at all. She was the perpetrator Talk about a bitter breakup:
A U.S. woman has been sent to jail after she created a fake Facebook profile for her ex-boyfriend to frame him for death threats and messages about raping her daughter.
"06.12.2016 20:12:00" theprovince.com Wacky winter wonderland: B.C. man shovels snow on electronic skateboard It'll cost you more than a snowblower, but you might have more fun clearing your driveway with this. Is this the most B.C. way to clear snow ever?
"06.12.2016 19:36:00" More snow coming on Thursday Yesterday's snowfall was just a test run for the big snowstorm we're getting Thursday.
Read more about the forecast here: http://theprov.in/2h24J2h
"06.12.2016 19:00:00" theprovince.com Foreign investors continue to gobble up Canadian commercial real estate: report For the year, there has been $27.4 billion worth of investment activity, a pace that would take the country to $35 billion and a new annual record Foreign capital continues to be a driver of the commercial real estate market with $3 billion coming in from abroad in the third quarter — 90 per cent of the amount directed at hotels.
"06.12.2016 18:24:00" theprovince.com "I never thought he would do anything but get better': Tamara Lovett testifies about son's death Often wiping away tears, Calgary mom Tamara Lovett conceded Monday she failed in caring for her dead son. But Lovett said had she known how grave little Ryan's condition was, she would have sought medical help sooner and perhaps saved him. Lovett admitted “I failed because I didn't know he was that sick, I just thought he was sick."
The boy, who had never been to a doctor in his life, was being treated with a variety of home remedies, such as dandelion tea, potato poultice and oil of oregano.
"06.12.2016 17:47:54" theprovince.com Some Lower Mainland single family home assessments will increase 30-50% in 2017: B.C. Assessment B.C. Assessment is predicting 'significant increases' in the assessed value of single-family homes for 2017, the agency said in a news release Tuesday. UH OH: Do you own a single-family home in Vancouver, the North Shore, Squamish, Burnaby, Tri-Cities, Richmond or Surrey?
Expect your assessed value to increase by 30-50% in 2017. #business
"06.12.2016 17:11:48" theprovince.com 'Astonishing' hope for infertile women after cancer drug found to make ovaries produce new eggs Although the eggs are in an immature state, the scientists are trying to discover how they were created, then work out a way to bring them to maturity Wow!
Scientists have discovered that women who had undergone chemotherapy for Hodgkin Lymphoma with a drug combination known as ABVD had up to 10 times the number of eggs as healthy women. #health
"06.12.2016 16:36:00" In Memoriam: The victims of the Polytechnique massacre On Dec. 6, 1989, 14 women were killed at Montreal's École Polytechnique. Today, we remember them.
Share their names.
"06.12.2016 16:00:01" theprovince.com Maple Ridge boy shares passion for reading by collecting books for kids Nine-year-old Reece Reichelt has had a rough time over the last few years, but it certainly isn't getting him down. The Maple Ridge boy, who was bullied so relentlessly that he switched schools this year, has collected more than 200 books for the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society to share his love of reading with other kids in the community.
"06.12.2016 15:45:12" driving.ca Your Corner Wrench: What to do when your car burns oil Oil consumption can be a very expensive symptom to correct driving.ca: If any engine burns enough oil to require a top-up between service intervals, it's likely a problem. #autos
"06.12.2016 15:24:02" theprovince.com 'It is not beautiful': Montreal's Charlie Brown Christmas tree the target of jokes and ridicule Montreal has fallen short in its effort to claim the title for North America's tallest Christmas tree, but it remains a strong contender for the continent's ugliest tree Montreal has fallen short in its effort to claim the title for North America's tallest Christmas tree, but it remains a strong contender for the continent's ugliest tree.
Since it went up last week, the spindly, lopsided balsam fir — its tip apparently
"06.12.2016 14:49:32" theprovince.com Burnaby urologist charged with fraud after medicare overbillings Dr. Vu Ngoc Truong, a Burnaby urologist, has been charged with fraud over $5,000 related to allegations of overbilling. He is the first doctor to face criminal prosecution since the B.C. Ministry of Health set up a special investigations unit in 2015 to look into overbilling.
Estimates of health care fraud, mostly by doctors, has been estimated at $10 billion a year
"06.12.2016 14:12:00" theprovince.com Richmond churches push back at racist flyers by organizing rally Sixteen Richmond Christian leaders have banded together to issue an open letter calling for unity against the anti-immigration message in racist flyers distributed to households in the city over the past two weeks. The churches are asking members to join “I don't think we can take the high road all the time and say, well, the Americans are like this and we're not, when clearly we have our own issues as well."
"06.12.2016 13:36:00" theprovince.com Three things to know before you cash in reward card points for gifts Q: I've accumulated a lot of reward points on different credit cards and retail reward programs over the years and have never used them. How do you keep track of reward cards points? #business
"06.12.2016 13:00:01" theprovince.com Passaglia genes handy for Terry Fox kicker who boots Subway Bowl winner “I definitely call that every kicker's fantasy,” the 5-foot-8, 150-pound senior said Saturday night after his 29-yard overtime field goal carried the Terry Fox Ravens to a 17-14 win over Vancouver's Notre Dame Jugglers in one of the most dramatic Sub Devin Passaglia got to live out his dream on the final play of his high school football career.
"06.12.2016 12:24:00" theprovince.com David Suzuki and Faisal Moola: Hunting animals for sport is 'unethical and immoral' Throughout much of Canada, Indigenous peoples and non-aboriginal Canadians hunt and eat elk, moose, seal, caribou, geese and other wild game. A 2015 Insights West poll found 91 per cent of B.C. residents oppose trophy hunting, while only 23 per cent of residents oppose hunting animals for meat.
"06.12.2016 11:48:00" theprovince.com Will Italy's political drama spawn a new eurozone crisis? LONDON - Italy's political upheaval has raised questions of whether the eurozone is headed for a new financial crisis that could once again put in doubt the future of the euro and roil global markets. Italy is on the verge of damaging the EU in a way that will dwarf Brexit.
"06.12.2016 11:12:00" theprovince.com Jason Botchford: Dorsett surgery should open door for Virtanen. But will it? NEWARK, N.J. — The Canucks have never needed Jake Virtanen more. Unfortunately, Virtanen still needs Utica. If Jake Virtanen needs any extra motivation in his fight to get back to the NHL, maybe he can use this.
"06.12.2016 10:36:01" theprovince.com Tension escalates in Germany after unaccompanied migrant, 17, arrested in student's rape and murder Amid rising tensions, the vice-chancellor said, 'It is clear to everyone that refugees can commit equally terrible crimes as people born in Germany' Joerg Meuthen, of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party, argued that Chancellor Angela Merkel and Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel bear “a decisive share of the responsibility for this cruel act and many other 'isolated cases' that have happened
"06.12.2016 10:00:00" theprovince.com Blind obedience led in part to marriage of two underage kids: Crown CRANBROOK — A culture of isolation and distrust of outsiders, along with blind obedience to religious polygamist doctrine, enabled the marriage of two… Crown counsel Peter Wilson closed his final submissions to Justice Paul Pearlman in the trial of James Oler, Brandon James Blackmore and Gail (Emily Ruth) Blackmore, who are facing child-trafficking charges for allegedly removing two underage kids from
"06.12.2016 09:24:01" seattletimes.com Amazon unveils 'self-driving' brick-and-mortar convenience store The 1,800-square-foot store, dubbed “Amazon Go,” is the latest beach in brick-and-mortar retail stormed by the e-commerce giant. It's clearly a sign Amazon sees a big opportunity in revolutionizing Main Street commerce. What do you think: is this the future of retail?
"06.12.2016 08:48:00" theprovince.com Woman who fatally stabbed Burnaby social worker found not criminally responsible due to mental disorder A Fort St. John woman accused of fatally stabbing a much-loved Burnaby social worker has been found not criminally responsible due to a mental… Ayelech Ejigu, who came to Canada from Ethiopia, was acquitted of the attempted murder charge on the grounds that she was a battered spouse.
She testified that her husband was abusive toward her to the point where she feared for her life and that he
"06.12.2016 08:12:00" theprovince.com Last Tango in Paris: How we believed a director's admission instead of a woman's claim Sadaf Ahsan: Nearly a decade ago, Schneider, who died from cancer in 2011, told her side of the story in an interview with the Daily Mail – except, it seems, no one was listening Nearly a decade ago, Maria Schneider, who died from cancer in 2011, told her side of the story in an interview with the Daily Mail – except, it seems, no one was listening.
It reveals just how far we have to go to not only give women a platform, but
"06.12.2016 08:12:00" theprovince.com Suspicious fire at empty house in Surrey raises questions An empty house in Surrey that was reportedly being prepared for demolition was heavily damaged by fire Monday morning. The house had homeless people staying inside last week and was also full of old furniture and refuse, according to a witness.
"06.12.2016 07:36:00" kiro7.com Man with bumpy clothes caught smuggling Blu-Rays into U.S. A Canadian citizen who was stopped at the Lynden port of entry into the US last week was caught sneaking Blu-Ray disks into the US to avoid paying duties and taxes. Is that a Blu-Ray in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
"06.12.2016 06:24:00" news.nationalpost.com Sex on the brain: Regular heterosexual intercourse improves memory in women, study suggests Women ages 18 to 29 who reported having the most frequent sex remembered more abstract words, but not more faces It's a classic chicken-and-egg dilemma: if the correlation holds, what came first — better memory, or more sex? #health
"06.12.2016 05:48:01" theprovince.com Former live-in caregiver jailed for exploiting migrants who wanted to follow in her footsteps to Canada Eliza Lazaro forged paperwork to create make-believe employers for upfront fees that allowed the women and one man to obtain visas to Canada Her lawyer asked that she serve her sentence in the community.
The judge sentenced her to 11 months in jail and ordered her to pay $23,500 in restitution to her victims.
"06.12.2016 05:00:01" theprovince.com Monday's snow a test run for storm expected Thursday: Officials Metro Vancouver residents digging themselves out after Monday's snowfall can look forward to two days of sub-zero temperatures and an even bigger… “It's going to be the coldest temperatures we've seen in a long time.”
A cold-air mass over Metro will bring sunny, but sub-zero, weather to the region Tuesday and Wednesday. The mercury will dip as low as -7 C overnight Tuesday.
"06.12.2016 04:36:01" theprovince.com Vancouver food startup selling cricket bars with cricket shakes to come Three young entrepreneurs are convinced that insect-based protein is shifting in the public's perception from feed to food. Coast Protein is wagering that… What's the craziest thing you've eaten?
"06.12.2016 04:00:00" theprovince.com Chilcotin First Nation on alert after suspected shooting of wild horses At least five wild horses have been found dead in the Chilcotin, and locals suspect they were senselessly shot. “It's a disgusting act. I hope whoever did it is caught and charged.”
"06.12.2016 03:24:01" theprovince.com Video: Million lights illuminate the season at Van Dusen Garden Vancouver's longest-running holiday event with more than 15 acres of the garden decorated with one million lights. Highlights include Dancing Lights Show,… Is the Van Dusen Garden lights display part of your holiday tradition?
"06.12.2016 02:48:03" theprovince.com Mike Smyth: Notley woos B.C. as pipeline politics heat up Rachel Notley and John Horgan are both leaders of provincial New Democratic parties, but there's no love lost between them on the issue of the Kinder Morgan pipeline. Rachel Notley's trip to B.C. highlights the political pickle John Horgan finds himself in with the Kinder Morgan pipeline.
She is bound to woo many B.C. New Democrats into seeing her side of the argument. But if Horgan wavers, the party's fierce
"06.12.2016 02:12:00" theprovince.com West Vancouver doctor asks patients for money to help him retire comfortably A West Vancouver doctor who wrote a letter asking patients for regular payments to support him during retirement is facing scrutiny. How would you react if you got a request like this from your retiring family doctor?
"06.12.2016 01:36:00" theprovince.com Vancouver to help homeowners become landlords in leadup to empty homes tax Vancouver wants to make it easier for homeowners to become landlords ahead of an empty homes tax designed to put more properties on the rental market. The city is collaborating with LandlordBC, a professional association for landlords, to offer support What do you think: Will homeowners choose to rent their vacant properties to avoid the city's new tax?
"06.12.2016 01:00:00" theprovince.com P.E.I. police service apologizes to Nickelback, takes down viral 'joke' post KENSINGTON, P.E.I. - A small-town P.E.I. police department has issued a public apology to Nickelback, and taken down a social media post that threatened to force drunk drivers to listen to the Alberta band's music. Most Canadian headline ever. #arts
"06.12.2016 00:24:00" theprovince.com Weather warnings continue as snowfall causes chaos across Metro Vancouver Many Metro Vancouver residents were late for work Monday as the season's first snowfall blanketed the region, snarling traffic and delaying transit across the region. Get ready to bundle up: Today's snow is expected to be followed by clear skies and chilly temperatures, with a low of -7C predicted Tuesday night.
"05.12.2016 23:48:00" theprovince.com Alberta member of Creep Catchers charged with criminal harassment, mischief A member of a vigilante group has been charged with criminal harassment and mischief in an incident in central Alberta. Chief Lorn… “In this case, police believe the victim was targeted online and lured into a situation by a person or group using vigilante-type tactics without justification or facts to support their claims."
"05.12.2016 23:12:00" theprovince.com Afghan migrant's arrest in murder, rape case must not lead to 'rabble-rousing' Amid rising tensions, the vice-chancellor said, 'It is clear to everyone that refugees can commit equally terrible crimes as people born in Germany' “We must not allow this abhorrent act to be abused for rabble-rousing and conspiracy propaganda.
“It is clear to everyone that refugees can commit equally terrible crimes as people born in Germany.”
"05.12.2016 22:36:01" theprovince.com Metro Vancouver wakes up to snowfall and transit, traffic snarls Many Metro Vancouver residents were late for work Monday as the season's first snowfall blanketed the region, snarling traffic and delaying transit across the region. Were you prepared for this morning's weather?
"05.12.2016 22:00:00" theprovince.com Vancouver volunteer uses past skills as a cook to assist refugees I wanted to do something for the Syrian refugees coming to Vancouver, but I couldn't offer accommodation or much money. It never occurred to me that… “If you have something positive to contribute, you are welcome.”
"05.12.2016 21:24:00" theprovince.com With a kangaroo holding his dog in a headlock, Australian nonchalantly challenges it to fistfight Roo-puncher Greig Tonkins, a zookeeper, has unwittingly become a celebrated picture of Australianness The Australian government recommends against punching large, dangerous animals in the face, but that didn't stop one man from taking on a kangaroo.
"05.12.2016 20:48:00" business.financialpost.com 'It's crazy, isn't it?': Quebec's maple syrup rebels face ruin as cartel crushes dissent Quebec's iron-fisted maple syrup cartel is poised to crush dissent in the sugar bushes of Quebec by driving rebel syrup makers out of business — just in time for the holidays Maple syrup is a big and very profitable business: Oil sells for US$55 a barrel — maple syrup fetches US$1,200 a barrel. #business
"05.12.2016 19:36:01" theprovince.com Snow snarls TransLink's system during Evergreen Line's first morning commute The new Evergreen Line SkyTrain extension underwent a trial by snow on its first full day of commuter service, collecting standing-room-only crowds and dumping them into a snarled and packed transi… It was a trial by snow for the first commuters on the Evergreen Line.
"05.12.2016 19:00:00" Rogers Santa Claus Parade ICYMI: Vancouver's 13th Annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade was Sunday.
"05.12.2016 17:48:00" theprovince.com Saskatoon considers a ban on panhandling near parking pay stations It could soon be illegal for panhandlers to ask people for cash while they are paying at Saskatoon's parking pay stations. A report heading to city… How do you feel about panhandlers operating in the very spots where you're pulling change out of your pockets?
"05.12.2016 17:28:00" theprovince.com Lower Mainlanders start off the week with snow Lower Mainland residents woke this morning to the first significant snowfall of the year. Snow day! How was your commute?
"05.12.2016 17:22:51" theprovince.com Asian retail giant Muji likely to enter Vancouver next year With Vancouver's retail sector continuing to outperform other Canadian markets, one industry observer says the city can expect an explosion of new brands, both international and domestic, in the coming year, with a prominent Asian retailer leading the Asked which other new brands might open stores in Vancouver in the next year, an expert said, "I can go on for an hour."
"05.12.2016 16:45:11" driving.ca Mastering the not-so-festive dance of Christmas mall parking No one likes to be there, but these tips can make finding a spot a bit more tolerable for everyone driving.ca: Still need to hit the mall to knock off the rest of your Christmas shopping? Good luck. We mean it. #autos
"05.12.2016 16:00:01" theprovince.com University class takes on case of B.C. woman stripped of citizenship A group of university students in Squamish is hoping their school work will help change the life of a woman whose Canadian citizenship was stripped under a little-known policy. Leanne Roderick, an instructor at Quest University, wanted the 20 students in An unknown number of people born abroad to Canadian parents between 1977 and 1981 were stripped of their nationality because they were unaware of an obscure piece of legislation requiring them to apply to retain their citizenship before the age of 28.
"05.12.2016 15:36:01" theprovince.com Plan to add more subsidized housing for B.C.'s low-income seniors meets just fraction of demand There are about 5,740 low-income seniors on B.C. Housing's waiting list in the province. There are about 5,740 low-income seniors on B.C. Housing's waiting list, but the recent announcement will provide only 1,354 units specifically for seniors requiring subsidized housing.
"05.12.2016 15:11:12" theprovince.com Snowfall snarls morning commute Lower Mainlanders woke to the sight of snow covering homes and roads Monday morning. It's beginning to look a lot like winter, as snow fell across the Lower Mainland this morning, slowing traffic and transit and shutting down SFU's Burnaby Mountain campus.
"05.12.2016 14:36:02" theprovince.com Why is it so expensive to adopt a child? There's always a way to adopt if that's what you're determined to do. It just requires finding a way to get your hands on the money With adoption costs hitting as high as $30,000USD, more and more parents are looking to fundraising and social media to try to adopt a child.
"05.12.2016 13:36:01" theprovince.com Santa Claus parades into downtown Vancouver Spectators lined downtown Vancouver streets Sunday under rare fair skies for the 13th annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade. The Rogers Santa Claus Parade is one of the largest food and fund raising events for the Food Bank.
Since 2004, the Parade has collected $151,200 and more than 76,400 pounds of food for hungry families in the Lower Mainland.
"05.12.2016 12:36:00" theprovince.com Hillary Clinton can blame her loss on electoral college, media and yes, the millennials who abandoned her If you accept the exit polls, it's clear Clinton did significantly worse among young people, and it was more than enough to make the difference in the states that mattered Hillary Clinton's campaign has lots of excuses for losing.
Who, or what, is to blame for her losing to Donald Trump?
"05.12.2016 11:36:00" theprovince.com Canadian veteran fighting ISIL arrested in Iraq, his mother says: "Nobody knows the reasons" Michael Kennedy, 32, was on his to Sulaymaniyah, trying to make it home to Newfoundland for Christmas, when he was taken into custody by Iraqi Kurdish authorities Michael Kennedy, 32, was on his to Sulaymaniyah, trying to make it home to Newfoundland for Christmas, when he was taken into custody by Iraqi Kurdish authorities, said his mother Kay Kennedy.
"05.12.2016 10:36:01" theprovince.com Super-wealthy men are now embracing free facials before their flights Here's how some of the best airline lounges in the world are pushing the envelope in the spa department beyond chair massages for the masses What's the best airline perk you've ever received?
Here's how some of the best airline lounges in the world are pushing the envelope in the spa department beyond chair massages for the masses—and what you need to do to be pampering-eligible. #travel
"05.12.2016 08:36:00" theprovince.com Opinion: Head transplant an unjustified ghoulish human experiment Just when we thought we had heard it all, now there is the head transplant. Head transplants: Taking science to a new frontier or an unjustified ghoulish human experiment?
"05.12.2016 07:36:00" theprovince.com Ben Kuzma: Canucks could consider extending contract of UFA Miller Any conceivable scenario in moving pending unrestricted free-agent Ryan Miller this season always meant one thing. Should the Canucks extend the contract of Ryan Miller, or look elsewhere for a veteran backup to Jacob Markstrom next year?
"05.12.2016 06:36:01" theprovince.com Quebec Mohawk chief vows civil unrest if B.C. pipeline moves forward "The way it works with our allies is their fights are my fights and vice versa," Kanesatake Grand Chief Serge Simon says. “If the government insists on ignoring its commitment to First Nations, we're looking at unrest in many areas of the country, not just in British Columbia.”
"05.12.2016 05:36:00" theprovince.com Symone Sanders inspires young B.C. activists at Fresh Voices Forum Young Vancouver activists got some inspiration Sunday from one of America's rising political stars. Symone Sanders, who at 24 became press… Symone Sanders, who at 24 became press secretary to Bernie Sanders in his unsuccessful bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, was in Vancouver to coach young people involved in the Fresh Voices Forum, a conference that connects young B.C.
"05.12.2016 05:00:00" theprovince.com Last Tango in Paris butter rape scene was filmed without teen actress's consent, interview reveals Director Bernardo Bertolucci admitted that he and Marlon Brando conspired together to surprise the rape scene on Maria Schneider, who was only 19 at the time “Marlon said to me: 'Maria, don't worry, it's just a movie,' but during the scene, even though what Marlon was doing wasn't real, I was crying real tears. I felt humiliated and to be honest, I felt a little raped, both by Marlon and by Bertolucci. After
"05.12.2016 04:36:00" theprovince.com B.C. has longest waiting lists for English classes in Canada There are about 5,000 people on the waiting list for federally funded classes in B.C. While this is down from a high of 9,000 earlier this year, it is still the most of any province in Canada, said Chris Friesen, settlement services director with the Thousands of Syrian refugees in Metro Vancouver have not had any English classes, making it nearly impossible for them to find jobs as their year of federal support comes to an end in early 2017.
"05.12.2016 04:00:01" theprovince.com Deal for May Wah Hotel collapses, historic Chinatown structure back on the market Two weeks ago it looked like the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation was on the cusp of buying the historic May Wah Hotel. But the deal has collapsed, leaving the future of the 103-year-old Chinatown landmark up in the air. In an email, the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation's Carol Lee said the Foundation had offered to buy the four-storey hotel for $11.5 million from the Shon Yee Benevolent Association, which has owned the building since 1926.
But consultants examining the
"05.12.2016 03:36:00" theprovince.com 150+ events to get you into the holiday spirit Gather up your friends and family and head out to one of the many festive events happening around the Lower Mainland this holiday season. FAMILY EVENTS: Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum Enjoy thousands of lights, cedar boughs and other old-fashioned Looking to get into the holiday spirit?
We've got you covered! Here are over 150 events to attend in the Lower Mainland — with more being added nearly daily. #arts
"05.12.2016 03:00:00" theprovince.com Lower Mainlanders should prepare for snow this week People on the South Coast should brace for this season's first blast of winter as an Arctic air mass is forecast to bring flurries, icy temperatures, and snow. Showers and flurries are expected overnight Sunday night, with snow in inland areas and higher elevations, said Environment Canada, which issued a special weather statement for the region Sunday afternoon.
But the weather office said “more significant
"05.12.2016 02:36:02" theprovince.com 'Precious' vs. 'temporary': Surrey council videos removed from city website It seems everything under the sun can be seen on video these days — except footage from certain city council meetings in Surrey. Should videos of city council meeting be classified as temporary records, or should they remain online for more than two years?
"05.12.2016 01:36:01" theprovince.com Demand for Canucks tickets at an 'all-time low' Demand for Vancouver Canucks tickets this season is at an "all-time low," the lowest it's been since the late '90s, according to a local ticket broker. “I didn't think it would get any lower than the Mike Keenan years — that's when they moved Trevor (Linden) out and brought in (Mark) Messier,” said Vancouver Ticket manager Kingsley Bailey.
What's the cheapest you've scored Canucks tickets for this year
"05.12.2016 00:36:00" theprovince.com Victory for Standing Rock activists as U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it won't grant easement The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota. The four-state, $3.8 billion pipeline will not be built under Lake Oahe, a Missouri River reservoir where construction was on hold.
Will today's victory by the Standing Rock protesters invigorate B.C.'s own pipeline protesters to push even harder against
"04.12.2016 23:36:00" theprovince.com Why nine Vancouver Island First Nations signed on with Kinder Morgan A Port Alberni First Nation leader says the reason he signed a letter of support for Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project is complex. Ditidaht Chief Coun. Robert Joseph: “We came to the determination, as a group, that (the project) was going to go ahead anyway. So it's not really support. If we opposed it, we would have no way of addressing spills, because we would be disqualified from
"04.12.2016 22:00:00" theprovince.com Ed Willes: Olympic boxing is on the ropes One of the most dramatic images to emerge from last summer's Rio Olympics came from the boxing ring, where Russia's Vladimir Nikitin, his face bloodied and bruised, had his arm raised in triumph wh… “(The judges) were (expletive) cheats. They're known to be cheats. Amateur boxing stinks from the core, right to the top.” #sports
Will we see boxing at the next summer games?
"04.12.2016 22:00:00" theprovince.com Comedians to raise cash for volunteer illegal injection sites in DTES Vancouver comedians will trade jokes for serious cash Thursday in support of an illegal supervised-injection tent in the Downtown Eastside. It costs about $150 a day to run an unsanctioned supervised-injection tent in the Downtown Eastside.
Local comedians have teamed up to put on a show this Thursday. All $10,000 in tickets will go directly to the injection site. #arts
"04.12.2016 21:36:00" theprovince.com How a $34M dinosaur museum in northern Alberta went from big awards to bailouts Alberta's $34-million Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum opened with lineups, a motorcycle ride led by Dan Aykroyd and a gala featuring blues singer Colin James. Opened in September 2015, the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum garnered world accolades.
It's now on a shoestring budget with an accounting student at the helm.
"04.12.2016 20:36:00" theprovince.com Douglas Todd: Yes, Virginia, there has always been a 'war on Christmas' The Canadian debate over whether public school educators should expect students to take part in aboriginal smudging rituals is turning into the latest chapter in the legendary “war on Christmas.” The underlying philosophical argument to the B.C. mother's Is there a war on Christmas? Yes, but there has been for centuries.
Here's a look at just a few of the ways the holiday has been scorned — including by other Christians.
"04.12.2016 20:00:00" theprovince.com Forget hacking fears, your cellphone is a molecular tattletale One swab of your phone screen can reveal what food you like, what drugs you take and what cosmetics you wear, a new study shows. You can stop worrying about all that sensitive personal information in your phone — it's all on your screen.
Just one tiny swab of your phone screen can reveal what food you like, what drugs you take, what cosmetics you wear, what sports you play — even
"04.12.2016 19:36:00" theprovince.com Vancouver mayor's national profile on the rise in pipeline debate The ever-simmering world of pipeline politics is once again threatening to boil over after the federal government approved the Trans Mountain project While a litany of local politicians, First Nations and environmental groups have come out in opposition to Trans Mountain, some observers predict Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson will emerge as a key figure in the fight to block the $6.8-billion
"04.12.2016 19:00:00" theprovince.com Vancouver councillor calls on Greens to fund grassroots campaign against pipeline expansion A Vancouver city councillor is presenting an emergency resolution to the Green Party of Canada calling for action against the controversial Kinder Morgan Trans… Vancouver councillor Adriane Carr said she is “willing to go to the line” in opposition and join First Nations and citizens in non-violent civil disobedience.
“I'm not asking the (Green Party of Canada) to embrace that specifically at this point but it's
"04.12.2016 18:36:01" theprovince.com A man punched a crying baby boy so hard he died, Calfifornia police say, but he may not face charges He was released about two days following his arrest after the county district attorney declined to file charges, saying the agency needed more information Kenneth Johnson had confessed that he punched a 14-month-old in the stomach after becoming frustrated over the child's crying.
In the statement, the county district attorney said prosecutors can file charges against Johnson only after a thorough
"04.12.2016 17:36:00" theprovince.com 'Magic mushroom' psychedelic may ease anxiety, depression The psychedelic drug in "magic mushrooms" can quickly and effectively help treat anxiety and depression in cancer patients, an effect that may last for months, two small studies show. Don't try it on your own, but U.S. cancer patients could one day be prescribed magic mushrooms to help treat anxiety and depression.
"04.12.2016 17:00:00" theprovince.com Granville Island: 'Car-lite' proposal draws most reaction at Q&A As cars carrying Christmas shoppers crawled Granville Island in search of parking Saturday, the team charged with planning the revitalization of Vancouver's “creative heart” presented a vision that would in future see fewer vehicles — and parking spaces — Can you imagine shopping at Granville Island without a car?
The idea of fewer vehicles — and parking spaces — on the site could soon be a reality.
"04.12.2016 16:36:00" Lily Hall has courageously fought brain cancer “Of all the things I worried about when the girls were little — cuts, bruises, falls, concussions — I never thought we would face something like this,” says Lily Hall's mother.
For two years, the 15-year-old has been fighting brain cancer, while her
"04.12.2016 15:36:00" theprovince.com Federal Liberals eye tax on private health and dental plans The employee-sponsored health care tax exemption is being scrutinized as part of a sweeping review of 150 tax credits worth about $100B a year in foregone federal revenue The controversial move could raise about $2.9 billion.
"04.12.2016 14:36:01" theprovince.com Empty Stocking Fund: Fort Langley blacksmith crafts stocking hangers There's a soft sizzling as Jeff Chenatte buries a pencil-length piece of steel in the coals atop his forge. Are your stockings hung by the chimney with care?
This Fort Langley blacksmith is making stocking hangers in return for donations to The Province's Empty Stocking Fund. You can buy yours Dec. 10 at the "Made in Canada" marketplace.
"04.12.2016 13:36:00" Christmas carols? Bah humbug! Does anyone else loathe the full month of Christmas songs in stores, or is he on his own here?
While we on the subject: Is there a particular song that you really can't stand?
"04.12.2016 12:36:00" theprovince.com Richmond firm New Coast Realty fined by Real Estate Council for unlicensed services New Coast Realty, a fast-growing Richmond-based real estate firm, has been fined $7,500 by B.C.'s Real Estate Council two years after an auditor discovered… New Coast Realty has been fined $7,500 after it was discovered that the company's director and other staff were involved in unlicensed services.
"04.12.2016 11:36:00" theprovince.com The important questions: What is the proper etiquette for farting in public? Laura Hensley: In the case of really gutsy gas monsters, they'll laugh at your horror as they assault your senses with their stink Is there anything worse than the public farter?
"04.12.2016 10:36:00" theprovince.com How humanity's earliest cousins learned to embrace winter: They found their inner Canadian Living in rudimentary families built, they pushed northwards across France, past 50 degrees latitude into Germany, even to the coast of Britain Our ancestors may not have been driven north after all. They simply learned how to handle the winter.
"04.12.2016 09:36:00" theprovince.com No charges for man who jumped off ferry, swam to Galiano, broke into house Witnesses said the man in his 20s had launched a life-raft for 100 people. But instead of getting into the raft, he swam to Galiano Island. The man yelled "yahoo!" before doing a front flip off the ferry. He then swam to Galiano Island and broke into a home.
"04.12.2016 09:36:00" theprovince.com Is a psychic reading from a fortune teller ever worth the cost? Laura Hensley: Searching for specific answers from someone who promotes themselves with glowing crystal balls is likely to leave you wanting Be honest: have you ever had a psychic reading? Was it off on eerily accurate?
"04.12.2016 09:00:01" theprovince.com Why do people start complaining about how early the holidays begin even earlier than the year before? Paul Taunton: At this rate, we won't have the strength to complain about people complaining about how long into the new year people wish them Happy New Year "At this rate, we won't have the strength to complain about people complaining about how long into the new year people wish them Happy New Year. Just last year I heard someone complaining as late as January 31st that people were still wishing them Happy
"04.12.2016 08:36:00" theprovince.com Expert who called Beethoven score in $330K auction fake tried to buy it for less than 1% its value The sheet music is thought to have been completed in 1817 and bears an inscription stating that it was 'composed and written by Beethoven himself' The Ludwig van Beethoven expert was given an earful after declaring the score a fake — and then trying to buy it for a knockdown price.
"04.12.2016 08:00:00" theprovince.com Should I feel weird going to dinner by myself? Have you ever taken yourself out for dinner (or even a movie) solo? Did you feel awkward or uncomfortable?
"04.12.2016 07:36:00" theprovince.com Chef credited with inventing General Tso's Chicken has died The chef credited with inventing General Tso's Chicken, a world-famous Chinese dish smothered in a sweet sauce that was never a staple in China, has died in Taiwan at 98. The 98-year-old was still cooking in the family's Taipei restaurant kitchen just a few months ago.
While General Tso's chicken exploded with popularity across North America about 40 years ago, it was never part of the Chinese culinary tradition. #arts
"04.12.2016 07:00:00" theprovince.com Human embryo experiment shows progress toward 'three-parent' babies The researchers swapped nuclear material in human eggs to create healthy embryos lacking disease-carrying mitochondrial DNA The therapy doesn't create “three parent” babies so much as a healthy baby with two parents and a very small number of genes from a third person.
"04.12.2016 06:36:00" theprovince.com Medicine Hat family pleads for return of baby's stolen ashes Months after the tragic loss of their baby, they still carry him wherever they go. “Have fun with the money, we don't care — just bring the ashes back.”
"04.12.2016 06:00:00" theprovince.com If Trump lifts sanctions, Putin could establish his country as an equal to U.S. Despite Russia's denials that it tampered in the U.S. election or even took sides, Trump's victory has been greeted as a win of sorts for Moscow, too Make Russia great again?
"04.12.2016 05:36:00" theprovince.com Illicit on the streets, Ecstasy could become a prescription drug for mental health treatment in U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave permission for Phase 3 clinical trials of the drug — a final step before the possible approval of Ecstasy as an accepted… Would you try prescription Ecstasy if it's proven to speed the natural healing process for PTSD patients?
"04.12.2016 05:00:00" theprovince.com Scalded toddler's skin was destroyed and left in leathery state when he died from untreated burns Michael Shkrum, the pathologist who performed the autopsy, told the jury that Ryker's skin was destroyed all the way down to the fatty layer. He died of dehydration and ketoacidosis The horrible burns set off the deadly changes inside little Ryker's body. The medical explanations didn't take away from how painful and preventable his death was.
"04.12.2016 04:36:00" theprovince.com Former VSB trustee attacks society of Christian schools over employment standards While the debate over Trinity Western University's community covenant rages on through the courts and the media, many Christian elementary and high… Many independent Christian schools that receive B.C. government funding are quietly operating with policies that essentially bar gay teachers from employment.
These policies also tend to include prohibitions on things like public drunkenness and watching
"04.12.2016 04:11:43" theprovince.com Canucks 3, Leafs 2 (SO): No blood, but drama satiating enough for fans If you closed your eyes late at night and wished for the perfect game Saturday, you were left wanting. What the game lacked in blood, and revenge, it made up for in drama.
"04.12.2016 03:36:00" theprovince.com Snowfall expected in several B.C. regions overnight Saturday Significant snowfall is expected in several areas of B.C. overnight Saturday. SNOW!
There's snowfall warnings for the Fraser Valley, Fraser Canyon and Nicola regions, with up to 25 centimetres expected by Sunday morning along the Coquihalla Highway between Hope to Merritt.
"04.12.2016 02:55:21" theprovince.com Clinton can blame loss on electoral college, media and — yes, millennials If you accept the exit polls, it's clear Clinton did significantly worse among young people, and it was more than enough to make the difference in the states that mattered Why was Hillary Clinton unable to rally the millennial vote?
"04.12.2016 02:36:00" theprovince.com Up to 40 feared dead after fire breaks out at Oakland warehouse party, roof collapses Alameda County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly said authorities were prepared to deal with 30 to 40 deaths. Nine people have been confirmed dead, with another 25 missing “I literally felt my skin peeling and my lungs being suffocated by smoke."
The only way out of the second floor was a makeshift stairwell made of pallets. Authorities are preparing for the death toll to hit upwards of 30 to 40 people.
"04.12.2016 02:00:00" theprovince.com Highway washout cuts off Tofino, Ucluelet residents A washout has closed off traffic in both directions on Highway 4 about five kilometres from the Ucluelet Junction. Headed to Tofino or Ucluelet? No detour route is available.
"04.12.2016 01:36:00" theprovince.com An electric shock therapy stops self-harm among the autistic, but at what cost? To outsiders, it sounds brutal and inhumane. It's aversive therapy of the most extreme kind, which the United Nations' special rapporteur on torture and the U.S. Department of Justice have condemned In a quiet Boston suburb, a school for the mentally disabled and autistic children and adults uses electric shocks to control violently aggressive and self-injurious behaviour. #health
Few can dispute that the electric shocks – and the threat of electric
"04.12.2016 00:36:00" theprovince.com Rescuers in northwestern B.C. search remote highway for missing U.S. man A search is underway along a remote northwestern B.C. highway for a 70-year-old Alaska man who was last seen on the route Monday. The man's daughter, Trace Cooper, says her father's abandoned truck, containing all his personal items except his wallet, was found Tuesday on Highway 37 North, about 500 kilometres north of Terrace.
"03.12.2016 23:36:00" theprovince.com Six ways to score deals and discounts on U.S. ski trips this winter Want to bust your winter vacation budget? Buy a one-day lift ticket at a ski resort on a holiday weekend Don't get fleeced wearing your fleece. Here are six ways to score deals and discounts on ski trips this winter.
"03.12.2016 22:36:01" theprovince.com Nova Scotia to close all schools because student safety cant be ensured after teachers take job action The province says students could end up stranded in schoolyards, or unsupervised in classrooms. The Nova Scotia Teachers Union has directed staff to go to school 20 minutes before class begins and leave 20 minutes after it ends.In a statement early Saturday, the province says it won't keep schools open because it cannot ensure students' safety.
"03.12.2016 21:36:00" theprovince.com Breaking down the gender stereotypes in kids' clothing NEW YORK — Pink for girls. Truck motifs for boys. A growing number of parents want to get outside those parameters when it comes to dressing their kids. "There are no boy colours. There are no girl colours."
Do you find it difficult to find gender-neutral clothing for your children? #life
"03.12.2016 20:36:01" theprovince.com Liberal minister says those who protest pipelines less than peacefully will face the Canadian military Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr sounded an ominous note for anyone thinking of protesting less than peacefully the Liberal government's decision to allow the building of pipelines. They will have to face the Canadian military. Some opponents to Kinder The National Resources Minister told industry contractors that peaceful dissent would be allowed. But if Canadians break the law then they will face the Canadian military, among other forces.
"03.12.2016 20:00:01" theprovince.com Anti-authoritarian Pirate Party leads efforts to form coalition government in Iceland The Pirate Party, founded four years ago by an assortment of hackers, political activists and internet freedom advocates, came third in Iceland's Oct. 29 election Would you vote for a Pirate Party?
"03.12.2016 19:36:00" theprovince.com After fraud in one constituency office, B.C. MLAs agree to give up control on constituency spending VICTORIA — B.C. MLAs will hand over control of their constituency expenses to a central office in the legislature after a fraud involving thousands of taxpayer dollars at a Victoria MLA's office. An all-party committee of MLAs voted in principle to the Each year, MLAs receive $119,000 for constituency office expenses, which are transferred in monthly bulk payments.
Money that isn't spent in any month stays in bank accounts held by the MLA. But under the new system, those bank accounts may cease to
"03.12.2016 18:36:00" theprovince.com Iain MacIntyre: Gudbranson won't try to kill Leafs, but needs to kill it for Canucks “Matt Martin is dead!” Vancouver Canucks' defencemen Erik Gudbranson bellowed after the game. “Everyone can hear that right now. F------ dead!”
"03.12.2016 17:41:41" theprovince.com Canucks Game Day: We want your vote Remember that it's a 4 p.m. start at Rogers Arena Will there be shenanigans tonight between the Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs? Tell us what you think in our game day poll.
"03.12.2016 17:36:01" theprovince.com Medicine's 'Wild West'? Why an advocate for those with rare diseases opposes right-to-try It might seem ironic that a man who has spent the past decade fighting to get patients with rare conditions access to drugs opposes right-to-try legislation. In 2006, Andrew McFadyen attracted nationwide attention for his campaign to access treatment for It might seem ironic that a man who spent a decade fighting to get patients with rare conditions access to drugs opposes right-to-try legislation. #health
Do you agree that Canada's existing access structures are adequate?
"03.12.2016 16:36:01" theprovince.com City of Vancouver looks to reduce building permit waits as citizens suffer The City of Vancouver's notoriously sluggish permitting process, which has drawn heavy criticism from councillors, builders and homeowners, and… How long have you had to wait to get a permit?
One Vancouver man told us he's been waiting 17 months for permits for $40,000 to do "minor interior" renovations on his house.
"03.12.2016 16:00:01" theprovince.com Washington state officials 'very concerned' Canada's oil pipeline spill plan lacking Canada's approval of Kinder Morgan's TransMountain pipeline is raising concerns with Washington State officials, who say they have not received… “I think quite frankly this is a Canadian oil industry project and to think that they can buy the social licence of Canadians by putting U.S. waters at greater risk is wholly irresponsible and will be vehemently fought."
"03.12.2016 15:24:00" theprovince.com In volcanic Iceland, eruptions bring risk, and tourism boom Iceland is home to 32 active volcanic sites and its history is punctuated with eruptions, some of them catastrophic With a landscape of hardened lava, gushing geysers and steaming hot springs, Iceland has a stark beauty that's like nowhere else on Earth.
And if you want to see an active volcano, now's your chance. Katl recently began rumbling after decades of quiet.
"03.12.2016 14:48:01" theprovince.com Wayne Moriarty: A lesson in giving from a 13-year-old superchef The Province Empty Stocking Fund is nothing if people don't give. That is not exactly my deepest thought, as the same would apply to every charity. If you are looking for a reason to give to charity these holidays, here's one:
The same part of the brain that lights up like a Catherine wheel when you have sex or eat food, well, that joyous part of the brain fires when you give unconditionally, as
"03.12.2016 14:12:00" theprovince.com Warning signs grow that 2016 may be the year of 'peak housing' for Canada A troubling tidbit in recent Canadian data warns that a key driver of economic growth has been tapped out — which could foster widespread weakness further… The signs bear an eerie resemblance to what transpired south of the border in the 2000s.
"03.12.2016 13:36:00" theprovince.com $15m donation to fund immunization clinic at B.C. Children's Hospital In 1995, Dr. David Scheifele wrote a paper proposing that facilities such as B.C. Children's Hospital should have on-site clinics where sick kids could catch up on their vaccinations. It took 21 years, but that vision is finally becoming a reality. It took 21 years, but thanks to a $15-million donation from Save-On-Foods, a new immunization clinic is expected to open at BC Children's Hospital Foundation next year!
"03.12.2016 13:00:00" theprovince.com IIO says cops won't be investigated for administering naloxone in drug OD cases B.C.'s Independent Investigations Office introduced a new policy Friday that will spare police officers from investigation after an unsuccessful attempt to save a life. Any time police are at a location where there's been serious harm or death that can be There have been concerns that investigating such cases may discourage officers from acting quickly to save lives during the B.C.'s fentanyl overdose public-health emergency.
"03.12.2016 12:24:01" theprovince.com Fish mystery: Thousands of dead herring washing ashore in western Nova Scotia The first sightings were reported two weeks ago at beaches along the eastern edge of St. Marys Bay The fish could be succumbing to a virus, some form of pollution, parasites or a poisonous algae bloom.
"03.12.2016 11:48:01" theprovince.com Does monogamy have to be all or nothing? Millennials are less into being exclusive than their elders 'For many millennials, monogamy doesn't hold the appeal it once had. We're a generation that grew up with divorced parents' It's being dubbed the millennial sexual revolution:
Do you find monogamy no longer holds the appeal that it had for our ancestors? #life
"03.12.2016 11:12:01" theprovince.com How many of these 23 Oscar hopefuls will you be able to see in the next two months? Film critic Chris Knight looks at some of the Oscar-hopeful movies set to open in Canada this December and January What was the best movie you watched this year?
"03.12.2016 10:00:01" theprovince.com The Star of Bethlehem was no star. 'Wise men' may have followed rare alignment of planets The star was likely not a star at all but a rare, once-in-several-millennia alignment of planets that would have grabbed the attention of the magi, and signified that a momentous birth had occurred The star of Bethlehem was likely not a star at all, but a rare, once-in-several-millennia alignment of planets.
The magi are believed to have been Zoroastrian priests who analyzed astronomical data.
"03.12.2016 09:24:00" news.nationalpost.com Victorian heritage home's pretty exterior belies its dark Baroque interior. Yours for $1.76M The colourful "painted lady" surprises with an opulent black-and-gold decor This Vancouver Island home is Victorian on the outside but anything but on the inside.
What would your dream home look like?
"03.12.2016 08:48:00" theprovince.com Driver filmed himself weaving through traffic at 183 km/h before crashing into garbage truck Rescue crews extricated him from the car after the crash. He was hospitalized in critical condition. Rhode Island Hospital says he was in fair condition The reckless driver was driving 183 km/h when he crashed into a garbage truck — all the while streaming it live on Facebook.
"03.12.2016 08:12:00" Free entry to Canada's national parks in 2017 Score! Entry to all of Canada's national parks will be free in 2017.
Have you tried to get a free pass? The demand swamped Parks Canada's website Friday, crashing it.
"03.12.2016 07:36:03" theprovince.com Canadian company captures rare images of North Korea using International Space Station camera The world doesn't get many peeks behind North Korea's walls, nor at its capital city, Pyongyang. Vancouver's UrtheCast has captured eerily detailed images of North Korea's capital.
"03.12.2016 07:00:01" theprovince.com A major fashion designer refuses to dress Melania Trump — but his reason isn't political Tom Ford said he shouldn't be dressing any first lady because his clothes are too expensive for women who want to relate to the average citizen Melania won't be wearing TOM FORD because his clothes are just too pricey for women who want to relate to the people.
“Even had Hillary won, she shouldn't be wearing my clothes,” he said. “They're too expensive.”
"03.12.2016 06:24:00" theprovince.com 150+ events to get you into the holiday spirit Gather up your friends and family and head out to one of the many festive events happening around the Lower Mainland this holiday season. This is your DEFINITIVE guide to Christmas in the Lower Mainland.
"03.12.2016 05:49:53" theprovince.com SkyTrain's Evergreen extension means a new style of commute from Tri-Cities On the day the Expo Line SkyTrain opened in December 1985, Tim Chaput and a friend bought day passes and spent hours riding the train back and forth. Chaput was also there when the Millennium Line began operation in 2002, and was part of the celebration Will the Evergreen Line change your commute?
"03.12.2016 05:48:01" theprovince.com After car crash, light pole the only thing stopping woman from becoming smear on wall One woman was caught in the wrong place at the wrong time and was only saved by a lucky light pole Talk about a close call!
"03.12.2016 05:12:00" theprovince.com An elevator from the bridge to Granville Island? Have your say on Saturday A fisherman's market selling the catch of the day. An elevator shooting up from Granville Island to the Granville Street Bridge. Granville Island could soon boast an elevator and staircase connecting it to the Granville Street Bridge. BONUS: People could use "Granville Grind" timer chips to record their times going up and down the staircase, similar to the Grouse Grind®.
"03.12.2016 04:36:00" theprovince.com Public guardian files lawsuit over assets of murdered Port Moody mom An agency representing a Port Moody mother of six who was allegedly murdered by her husband has filed a lawsuit aimed at protecting her assets. The suit was filed on behalf of the woman by the Public Guardian and Trustee of B.C., an independent The public guardian is trying to protect the murdered mother's assets from being claimed by her husband, who is charged in her death.
She died after their shared home was allegedly set on fire. Their five children, who were inside at the time of the
"03.12.2016 04:00:01" theprovince.com Teenager's death in Surrey 'a preventable tragedy,' NDP says NDP leader John Horgan has blasted the provincial government after a teenager who recently aged out of government care died in a tent in a bush area of Surrey frequented by homeless people. “I'm profoundly saddened by the death of this girl — but more “I'm profoundly saddened by the death of this girl — but more than that, I am angry. Angry that her life was cut short because of the failures of an uncaring government. … I'm angry because this was a preventable tragedy. It never should have happened.”
"03.12.2016 03:24:00" Kitten Therapy Session Tiny, furry therapists were on hand to help stressed out Simon Fraser University students this week. Fur real.
It was paw-some.
"03.12.2016 02:48:01" theprovince.com B.C. Hells Angels associate, rock frontman and fraudster dies months after being gunned down A controversial rocker and Hells Angels associate convicted of stock fraud has died, three months after being shot in Burnaby. Hells Angel Adis (Ady) Golic passed away Nov. 22 from injuries sustained in the targeted shooting.
"03.12.2016 02:12:01" theprovince.com Skyrocketing rent forces closure of Commercial Drive institution Wonderbucks A Commercial Drive institution will be shuttering its doors early next year, the latest casualty of Vancouver's rising retail rents Commerical Drive is considered one of the last hip, somewhat affordable spots in Vancouver. But that seems to be changing.
Wonderbucks Wonderful Living is closing its doors after 18 years due to skyrocketing rental costs — $25,000 a month. #business
"03.12.2016 01:36:01" Brace for snow, Vancouver Break out the mittens, shovels and sleds... it's going to snow this weekend! Well, hopefully?
There's a 30% chance we'll see snow flurries and sub-zero temperatures: http://theprov.in/2gWP2Ix
"03.12.2016 01:00:00" theprovince.com Four life sentences for man who fatallly shot two former co-workers at Nanaimo sawmill A man who fatally shot two former co-workers and injured two others at a sawmill in Nanaimo has been handed four life sentences. Kevin Addison will not be eligible for parole for 25 years.
"03.12.2016 00:24:02" theprovince.com Young mom was about to buy her dream home. Now she's dead and her baby is clinging to life Susana Dumitru, her husband, their child, and her mother-in-law were struck in a vehicle by a man charged with impaired driving. Susana was pronounced dead in hospital Please don't drink and drive.
This Ontario mother was killed and her two-month-old son is clinging to life after their vehicle was struck by an alleged drunk driver.
"02.12.2016 23:48:00" theprovince.com B.C.'s 'original' NHL linesman, Jim Christison, dies at 70 Former NHL Jim Christison, one of the first on-ice officials from B.C. when he entered the league at the same time as the Vancouver Canucks in 1970, died Wednesday in Portland after undergoing heart surgery. He was 70. Born in Vancouver, Christison Jim Christison was one of "original five" on-ice officials from B.C. when he entered the league at the same time as the Vancouver Canucks in 1970.
"02.12.2016 23:12:00" theprovince.com How to prepare for the housing crash that may not actually happen Imagine for a brief moment all the people who have predicted a housing crash in Canada for at least a half a decade actually turn out to be right at some point Will your home be under water if the bubble bursts?
It may not be the end of the world.
"02.12.2016 22:36:00" theprovince.com Teenager brings guns to school and shoots classroom ceiling, but his parents disarm him The chief applauded that the parents had recognized something was off and taking action Police are applauding a mother and father who physically disarmed their 15-year-old son at a Utah junior high school after noticing he was acting unusual earlier that morning.
"02.12.2016 22:00:00" theprovince.com Hundreds may lose Canadian citizenship, resident status because of one corrupt immigration consultant When Xun 'Sunny' Wang was convicted last fall of a massive fraud scheme, a gargantuan task lay ahead for officials sort through his client list of 1,600… “You're paying someone for a service, you expect them to do it properly and do it legitimately.”
Officials are trying to determine if 1,600 clients of a B.C. immigration consultant convicted of fraud should be penalized.
"02.12.2016 21:45:00" The hottest toys for the holidays Here are the hottest toys for 2016.
What did your children write Santa for?
"02.12.2016 21:24:00" Maryam Monsef vs. Everyone in Question Period Maryam Monsef has since apologized, but MPs were not happy with her yesterday.
Read about the wild Question Period here: http://theprov.in/2ghxK8U
"02.12.2016 20:48:00" theprovince.com Man 'cured' of advanced prostate cancer with shock doses of testosterone Other men taking part in the trial also showed responses that astounded scientists, with tumours shrinking and the progress of their disease halted "I think we may have cured one man — his disease has all disappeared.”
"02.12.2016 20:12:00" The right to try unapproved drugs Should Canada change its laws to allow terminally ill patients to try drugs not yet approved here?
Read more about the "Right to Try here: http://theprov.in/2gISRSv
"02.12.2016 19:36:01" theprovince.com One family's journey from Syria to Surrey The Sua'Ifan family are among 2,700 Syrian refugees who started their lives over in B.C. in the past year. Tara Carman and Mark Yuen have documented their journey. The Sua'Ifan family were building a new home when the Syrian civil war broke out on their doorstep in 2012. Soon, the sight of dead bodies became the norm.
“A child, if he is seeing all of that, he will for sure not be normal,” the father said. “We were
"02.12.2016 19:00:01" theprovince.com As their son lay dying from untreated burns, Ontario couple was buying furniture and selling bike parts Amanda Dumont and Scott Bakker were in a sketchy townhouse to sell bike parts when the buyer, who testified in court, said they pulled out a pipe meant for smoking crystal meth A man testified that he had been to the couple's messy home two days before their toddler's death to buy mini bike parts.
He made a crack about a lighter on the ground being used for crack.
The couple said they didn't do that, and then pulled up a
"02.12.2016 18:30:21" driving.ca First Drive: 2017 Honda CR-V All-new, fifth-generation compact SUV has its fuel-sipping sights set on segment-leading status Does the Honda CR-V have the chops to become Canada's best-selling compact CUV? driving.ca finds out. #autos
"02.12.2016 18:24:01" theprovince.com Russia warns Ukraine's missile drills near Crimea violate border, puts warships on combat alert The Russian defence ministry warned in a note handed to the Ukrainian defence attache in Moscow that it would shoot down the missiles if necessary Russia called the drills a “dangerous precedent” and threatened at first to shoot down the missiles.
"02.12.2016 17:48:00" theprovince.com B.C. braces for influx of Mexican refugee claimants after visa requirement lifted B.C.'s refugee settlement sector is bracing for a possible wave of claimants from Mexico after Thursday's lifting of a seven-year-old federal… The Conservatives say the visa decision will cost taxpayers $433.5 million over 10 years.
Despite criticisms, the immigration minister says lifting the visa requirement will boost the tourism industry and create jobs.
"02.12.2016 17:10:13" theprovince.com U.S. police sniper kills gunman who had used two children as human shields 'We were able to get the suspect cornered and trapped, even though he had two kids. We had a SWAT member who had a clear shot. We fired one round' The standoff began after the gunman allegedly shot and killed a Tacoma police officer who was responding to a domestic disturbance call.
"02.12.2016 16:36:33" www.theprovince.com B.C. mother who drowned newborn son at home before taking university exam gets two years probation 'She held the baby for some time, but she had an exam that day. Because she had the exam, she didn't know what to do,' a Crown lawyer said of the 19-year-old "She held the baby for some time, but she had an exam that day. Because she had the exam, she didn't know what to do. She finally decided she should drown the baby."
"02.12.2016 16:00:33" theprovince.com More humpback whale in B.C. waters results in record entanglements in fishing gear An unexpected increase in humpback whales in B.C. coastal waters this year has resulted in a record number of entanglements in nets, lines, traps and related commercial fishing gear. Paul Cottrell, marine mammal coordinator with the federal fisheries Of the 22 entangled whales found in B.C. waters this year, rescue crews have successfully removed gear from six.
"02.12.2016 15:53:13" SkyTrain's Evergreen extension opens The Evergreen extension is officially open! (More on that here: http://theprov.in/2fRFltY)
Now that it's complete, what projects would you like TransLink to consider in the future?
"02.12.2016 15:24:00" theprovince.com Legal challenges will not prevent Kinder Morgan from moving ahead, experts say Court challenges by First Nations of Kinder Morgan's $6.8-billion Trans Mountain pipeline could slow the expansion down but are not likely to scuttle the… “It could slow things down – that's really the extent of it."
Do you think First Nations should have a veto?
"02.12.2016 14:12:00" theprovince.com Aurora Cannabis begins work on world's largest marijuana greenhouse in Alberta Aurora Cannabis says it has started construction on a production facility in Leduc County that will be the size of 16 football fields when completed. The pot greenhouse will be the size of 16 football fields when completed.
"02.12.2016 13:36:00" 40 Acts of Kindness in 40 Days If you've seen people on the streets doing random good deeds, this is probably why:
"02.12.2016 13:00:00" theprovince.com Economic boon or environmental disaster? How to navigate Canada's murky pipeline debate Making sense of why the Liberal government's controversial approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline is both generating praise and sparking… Not sure where you stand on the Kinder Morgan pipeline debate?
Here's a look at both the economic benefits, the potential environmental impacts (including on whales) and the impact on aboriginal relations.
"02.12.2016 12:24:00" theprovince.com School board's social media advice on 'scantily clad' teachers reveals limits of solidarity What makes school boards' parochial social media policies so galling are teachers' unions tacit approval of these gendered expectations from the employers they're supposed to keep in check Who could get offended by a picture of a teacher waving from the beach or building a sandcastle with her kids?
Do you care what your children's teachers are posting online? To what limit?
"02.12.2016 11:48:01" theprovince.com The creator of the world's most iconic burger, the Big Mac, dies at 98 Michael Delligatti also helped introduce McDonald's Breakfast, specifically developing the hotcakes and sausage meal You may not have known his name, but you've likely eaten his creation more times than you can count.
"02.12.2016 11:12:00" theprovince.com 5 things to know about Amy Schumer, who's at Rogers Arena on Friday In just over a decade, Amy Schumer has gone from working dingy clubs to making arena-sized crowds both cringe and cheer. What's your favourite Amy Schumer bit?
"02.12.2016 10:36:00" theprovince.com Just in time for winter: You can buy tights with Trudeau's floating head all over them There are days when you need to dress to impress. And then there are the days when you just need to plaster yourself with Justin Trudeau's floating head. Here, there, down there. Trudeau-mania is everywhere.
"02.12.2016 10:00:00" theprovince.com Rare plague pit with 48 skeletons shows a society cut down by the Black Death The discovery of a shallow, mass grave in northern England reveals how a medieval community was overwhelmed by the pandemic. 'It's a population in crisis' "One of the questions about the Black Death has always been where are all the dead people?"
"02.12.2016 09:24:00" theprovince.com China is building a Titanic: Landlocked theme park to host full-sized reproduction of doomed ocean liner After a century of developers promising to raise or rebuild the Titanic, this is the first one to get off the ground. The keel was laid Wednesday The reconstruction will include a ballroom, dining facilities and hotel rooms designed to resemble Titanic staterooms. Oh, and WiFi.
A section of the attraction will also use special effects to simulate the chaos of the ship's interior on the night the
"02.12.2016 08:48:00" theprovince.com Matthew McConaughey gave University of Texas students 'safe rides' this week 'Professor McConaughey' has been giving University of Texas at Austin students free rides home from class at night to help them feel safe Actor Matthew McConaughey made some university students feel alright, alright, alright this week.
"02.12.2016 08:12:00" theprovince.com Clones of Hunter S. Thompson's private marijuana strains coming to Colorado weed shops The marijuana will appear under the Gonzo brand. Thompson called cannabis a 'basic staple of life, along with beer and ice and grapefruits' Now you, too, can smoke like Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.
"02.12.2016 07:36:00" theprovince.com German spy arrested for plotting attack was a onetime gay porn actor — and a secret Islamist The 51-year-old German citizen of Spanish descent confessed to secretly converting to Islam in 2014. From there, his story took a stranger turn Double life? This spy had a triple life.
The married father of four was a spy, a gay porno actor and alleged would-be terrorist who secretly converted to Islam.
"02.12.2016 07:00:00" theprovince.com Ducks 3 Canucks 1: The climb back to .500 just hit a snag In what was a litmus test for the Canucks — trying to win three straight since their run at the start of this National Hockey League season and climb back to the .500 bar — they did what they could, but their lack of overall team speed and experience The Canucks learned a tough lesson on a night when the Ducks made it just tough enough on everybody.
"02.12.2016 06:24:00" theprovince.com Would-be Ontario PC candidate denies making video of man eating hamster The Ontario Progressive Conservatives have another unhappy would-be candidate on their hands, claiming he was squashed by the party in favour of a candidate leader Patrick Brown preferred. “I am disappointed to inform you all that the PC Party of Ontario, Who says we don't have strange goings-on in Canadian politics?
For example, this hamster or poutine question...
"02.12.2016 06:24:00" SUV plunges into icy creek; woman survives by huddling in dry ... "I did my part, I stayed alive.”
A Surrey woman's SUV fishtailed off the Sunshine Coast Highway and down a 12-metre embankment, before flipping onto its side and into a creek below.
She expresses her gratitude to her rescuers here:
"02.12.2016 05:12:00" theprovince.com Liberal MPs urge Prime Minister to break promise of new voting system by next election That remarkable call for inaction came Thursday even as opposition members of the committee joined forces to put pressure on Trudeau to keep the campaign commitment. Do you want a new electoral system in Canada?
"02.12.2016 04:36:02" theprovince.com Girl who recently aged out of government care dies in Surrey tent A teenager who recently aged out of government care died on Wednesday in a tent in a rain-soaked bush area of Surrey often frequented by homeless people. Bernard Richard, B.C.'s new acting representative for children and youth, confirmed the girl was 19 The B.C. Coroners' office confirmed it is investigating the death of a young adult female found in a tent in an area of bush known to be frequented by the homeless near King George and 132nd Street.
In B.C., at 19, kids in government care are abruptly
"02.12.2016 04:00:00" theprovince.com Premier wants share of Kinder Morgan's profits for B.C. B.C. would like a share of Kinder Morgan's profits from the extra oil it plans to ship under its newly approved Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. "...All of that money I think needs to go back into making sure that we mitigate the risk that British Columbians are taking with our land base and on the marine side by allowing heavy oil to be shipped through our province.” — Premier Christy Clark
"02.12.2016 03:24:00" theprovince.com Beaver walks into Maryland store, finds only artificial Christmas trees, and proceeds to trash it The 'suspect attempted to flee the area,' as the sheriff's office put it in a statement, but it was apprehended by animal control and released to an animal rehabilitator Can you blame it?
"02.12.2016 02:48:00" theprovince.com ICBC might limit amount it would pay to fix a luxury car in crash Luxury car owners in B.C. might one day have to pay for some of their own auto repairs in a crash, even when they weren't at fault in the accident, says the province's transportation minister. Luxury car owners might have to pay for some of their own auto repairs in a crash, even when they weren't at fault.
Is this fair? How else should ICBC reign in costs?
"02.12.2016 02:12:01" theprovince.com Vancouver called on to allow low-income renters to keep their pets It's tough enough finding a place to rent that allows pets. It's even more of a struggle if you're seeking subsidized housing, says a Vancouver lawyer. Have you ever had to give up a pet in order to secure housing?
Upwards of 20% of people approved for subsidized housing end up surrendering their pets to the SPCA.
"02.12.2016 01:36:00" theprovince.com Vancouver's newest winter sport involves a pony, a wakeboard and a ditch full of rain The Maynard family at Vancouver' Southlands Farm knows how to have fun on a rainy day. To heck with staying dry.
How about some horse-powered wakeboarding at Southlands Riding Club?
"02.12.2016 01:00:00" theprovince.com At one small border post in Quebec, Canada tests the idea of automated drive-through entry If you drive into the province of Quebec via the crossing at Morses Line, Vt., after 4 p.m. on any day, no live Canadian customs agent will stop and interrogate you We could soon see automated drive-through crossings in small border towns.
"02.12.2016 00:24:00" theprovince.com Woman insulted by $1,500 settlement offer after she received diluted chemotherapy Brenda Kovacs was one of 290 cancer patients who received diluted chemotherapy. The settlement? A measly $1,500.
You'd get more if you tripped on a crack in a sidewalk and sprained your ankle, she said.
"01.12.2016 23:48:00" theprovince.com B.C. family warns against 'guardian homes' after teen's therapy dog taken by breeder Since Devon Wagner's dog was taken away, he says he feels like there's a “hole” inside of him. Have you ever considered being a "guardian home" for a dog?
This B.C. family learnt the hard way how the breeder contracts work.
"01.12.2016 23:12:00" Small-town Alberta grandmother wins $50-million lottery A small Alberta town is home to a big lottery win and it belongs to a woman who can remember when her farmhouse first got plumbing: http://theprov.in/2gEb9nA
"01.12.2016 22:42:34" business.financialpost.com How one Winnipeg company scratches more than just the surface of the... Pollard Banknote is a publicly traded company in Winnipeg that has figured out how to make money of the lottery: print the tickets. Pollard Banknote is a publicly traded company in Winnipeg that has figured out how to make money of the lottery: print the tickets. #business
"01.12.2016 22:36:00" theprovince.com The caribou population in Alaska's arctic region has dipped by 50% — and no one knows why The department does not believe hunting is a factor in the decline, saying caribou killed by hunters account for a small portion of overall deaths Hunters, predators and diseases have tentatively been ruled out for the caribou's severe population drop.
So what's causing the steep decline?
"01.12.2016 22:17:14" business.financialpost.com Surprise! Air Miles says it's cancelling controversial expiry policy... The company also said there will no longer be any deadline in place for collectors to use their miles for reward The company also said there will no longer be any deadline in place for collectors to use their miles for reward. #business
"01.12.2016 22:00:00" theprovince.com Victoria police, customs officials seize $1.2 million worth of fentanyl Victoria police and the Canadian Border Services Agency have seized $1.2 million worth of drugs after a multi-jurisdictional investigation, the police department said at a press conference this morning. Victoria police initiated the investigation in Police have seized $1.2 million worth of drugs, including enough fentanyl to cause 750,000 overdoses.
"01.12.2016 21:24:00" theprovince.com 'Magic mushroom' psychedelic may ease anxiety, depression NEW YORK, N.Y. - The psychedelic drug in "magic mushrooms" can quickly and effectively help treat anxiety and depression in cancer patients, an effect that may last for months, two small studies show. Would you try magic 'shrooms if it helped rid you of your depression or anxiety caused by a serious illness?
"01.12.2016 21:15:08" driving.ca What's the best type of spark plug for your car? There are actually a few good reasons to upgrade your car's spark plugs driving.ca: Time for new spark plugs? Those fancy iridium-tipped ones aren't much of a gimmick after all. #autos
"01.12.2016 20:48:00" theprovince.com Trump has to sell crown jewel of his hotel empire in DC before taking office: lawyer The hotel is just down the street from the White House. A clause in the contract says no elected government official 'shall be admitted to any share of part of this lease' “It's a breach of contract. He's got to get rid of the hotel.”
The loss would be a blow. Trump has poured roughly $200 million into refurbishing the building. And he has an equity stake in the hotel and isn't just renting out his name, as is the case
"01.12.2016 20:26:38" business.financialpost.com Thank Ottawa for rising rates on longer amortization mortgages as banks... TD Bank is raising rates above the traditional 25 years, a move industry analysts suggest comes in response to tougher government regulations TD Bank is raising interest rates for mortgages that are amortized over more than 25 years. It's a move industry analysts suggest comes in response to tougher government regulations. #business
"01.12.2016 20:12:00" theprovince.com TransLink will open Evergreen Line on Dec. 2 Northeast Metro residents will be getting an early Christmas present when the long-awaited Evergreen SkyTrain line begins service on Dec. 2. Will you be taking the new Evergreen Line tomorrow?
"01.12.2016 19:36:00" theprovince.com B.C. court orders new trial, raises 'stigma' of child porn conviction for teenagers caught sexting The B.C. Court of Appeal says there may be no more compelling objective than preventing harm to children, but the anti-porn legislation may be too broad and grossly disproportionate when applied to youth. Should teens who share sexted photos face the same child pornography laws as adults?
"01.12.2016 19:00:00" theprovince.com Fisheries investigation after second deadly whale entanglement in B.C. waters A necropsy has been completed on the latest humpback whale to be killed from being trapped underwater by fish-farm equipment off the… There have been 21 whale entanglements in Canada this year, up from 10 to 15 recorded in a typical year.
"01.12.2016 18:24:00" theprovince.com Clark says Ottawa close to meeting B.C.'s five pipeline conditions VANCOUVER - Premier Christy Clark says the federal government is close to meeting British Columbia's five conditions for its approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline and she wants the prime minister to come to the West Coast to explain why his government B.C.'s five conditions include world-leading marine and land oil spill response and prevention, First Nations participation and opportunity, a fair share of economic benefits and successful environmental reviews.
"01.12.2016 18:00:32" theprovince.com 2019 World Junior Hockey Championship reportedly coming to B.C. Hockey Canada is to make an major international event announcement this afternoon at Rogers Arena. According to Sportsnet's John Shannon, they will announce that Vancouver will be involved in hosti… YES! The World Juniors are reportedly coming to B.C.
Will you try to score tickets?
"01.12.2016 17:48:00" theprovince.com Al Pacino was nearly fired from The Godfather, and the rest is history Pacino long ago proved the studio brass wrong, that he's the furthest thing from a disaster It wasn't personal, Al Pacino. It was strictly business.
Can you imagine what The Godfather would have been like if Robert Redford was cast instead?
"01.12.2016 17:15:13" driving.ca How I brought a dilapidated Corvette Stingray back to life I saw a battered and dusty 1970 Corvette on eBay and I knew it deserved a better future The things our friends at driving.ca do for love... #autos
"01.12.2016 17:12:00" theprovince.com Surrey woman rescued after SUV plunged into Sunshine Coast creek A woman whose vehicle fishtailed off a highway and was plunged into a creek of ice-cold rushing water on the Sunshine Coast managed to survive after huddling in a dry corner of her SUV for more than three hours last week. The woman survived after huddling in a dry corner of her SUV for more than three hours before being spotted by a passing motorist.
"01.12.2016 16:56:45" business.financialpost.com Air Canada wants Toronto's Pearson Airport to be a mega-hub, but high... The airport is well on its way to meeting that goal as it attracts more international passengers than any other airport in North America except JFK... The airport is well on its way to meeting that goal as it attracts more international passengers than any other airport in North America except JFK in New York City. #business
"01.12.2016 16:36:40" theprovince.com Nine tons of garbage, animal feces and $30,000 in damage left behind by evicted Ontario tenants 'It was a biohazard, it was a fire hazard, it was a health hazard.' But the owner has little recourse because the damage is treated as a landlord-tenant dispute “I could tell you things that no human should know about what happens to mould when it grows on semen."
Landlords, what's the worst thing tenants have ever done to your property?
"01.12.2016 16:02:03" theprovince.com Researchers may have 'found' many of China's 30 million missing girls 'If we go over a course of 25 years, it's possible there are about 25 million women in the statistics that weren't there at birth' It's not uncommon to hear about China's missing girls — those apparently aborted or killed just after birth.
But most of them may not have been killed at all. They simply weren't registered.
"01.12.2016 15:27:15" theprovince.com Metro Vancouver looks for answers as homeless tent cities grow The building at Pacific and Hornby in downtown Vancouver once housed a gardening store, so high windows provide good light, and the space is well ventilated and heated. The city-owned building reopens Thursday, but housing people now, not plants. Forty Six temporary winter homeless shelters are opening in Vancouver for a total of 195 beds, each to stay open until April, 2017.
And if last year's numbers hold, more than 500 of the city's homeless will still be outdoors this winter.
"01.12.2016 14:48:07" theprovince.com Forecasts and foreclosures: What does newest Metro Vancouver real estate prediction mean? When home prices are on the rise, there are few foreclosures. Owners not able to make mortgage payments can easily sell or refinance to get themselves out of a bind. When prices fall, however, it's a different story. At the moment, mortgage default rates in B.C. are very low.
But “in 2008, it didn't take a huge decline in prices. In short order, there was double and then triple the number of defaults because of price declines.” #business
"01.12.2016 14:12:02" theprovince.com City of Vancouver upping fines as pot shops continue to defy order to close Fines are quadrupling for businesses operating without a licence in Vancouver as city staff struggle to shut down unlicensed pot shops. City councillors voted Wednesday to increase fines to $1,000 a day, from $250 a day, for unlicensed businesses and licensed operators who fail to comply with their licence conditions.
"01.12.2016 13:36:00" theprovince.com Superbugonomics: Why it's so hard to stop a looming health crisis 'When I trained, I never imagined I wouldn't be able to treat an infection. I went in to cure and here I am with a patient I can't cure' How often do you take antibiotics?
Decades of antibiotic overuse have led to an increase in infections from bacteria that have developed a resistance to them, rendering the drugs that have conquered pneumonia, rheumatic fever and tuberculosis powerless.
"01.12.2016 13:00:01" theprovince.com Man convicted of sexual assault wins new trial on appeal A Vancouver man who was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman after giving her a drink laced with a date-rape drug has won a new trial following an appeal. In July 2015, Seyed Nima Razavi Zadeh, 33, was found guilty of one count of sexual assault and one count of administering a stupefying drug for the purpose of enabling sexual assault.
But on appeal, it was claimed that the judge failed to engage in a
"01.12.2016 12:24:00" theprovince.com Nellie McClung got snubbed for a banknote. They wanted a 'perfect' woman instead Men can have questionable views and get a place on the money, but not a woman Was Nellie McClung snubbed because of her dark side?
If so, why are men — like Sir John A. McDonald — given a free pass?
"01.12.2016 11:48:00" theprovince.com More racist flyers distributed in Richmond More anti-Chinese flyers have been distributed in Richmond. Immigration Watch Canada has claimed responsibility for the anti-Chinese flyers.
The group, which promotes white nationalism, previously hung an anti-immigration banner from a Richmond overpass.
"01.12.2016 11:12:00" theprovince.com The donut planet: Icy basin in Pluto's heart may be natural sinkhole Two weeks ago, another study in the journal Nature suggested an ocean beneath Sputnik Planitia Pluto's heavy "heart" may have led to a depression.
"01.12.2016 10:36:00" theprovince.com India's solar farm — built in a record eight months — overtakes California as world's largest The vast 2,500 acre site in Tamil Nadu is the size of nearly 60 Taj Mahals, while the area of the solar panels alone could hold 476 football pitches The vast 2,500 acre site is the size of nearly 60 Taj Mahals, while the area of the solar panels alone could hold 476 football pitches.
"01.12.2016 10:00:00" theprovince.com Scientology's hidden allegations of rape and abuse: Lessons from Leah Remini doc series As a member for over 30 years, Remini eviscerates the organization's beliefs and its deplorable behaviour Curious about the inner workings of Scientology?
Here are six takeaways from the Leah Remini's new TV series, including that crimes committed by members are handled exclusively by the Church — including rape allegations. #arts
"01.12.2016 09:24:00" Adidas Ultraboost sneakers cause frenzy Is there anything you would line up for overnight to buy?
ICYMI: Vancouverites lined up for coveted limited edition adidas sneakers that are already being listed on Craigslist for $1,500. http://bit.ly/2fEuAQo
"01.12.2016 08:48:00" theprovince.com Sudbury bears are scratching themselves until their fur falls off Sarcoptic mange spreads when microscopic insects burrow under the skin of animals, leaving a trail of eggs behind, causing an inflammatory response similar to an allergic reaction Their rumps are rubbed raw. Their fur is missing in chunks.
Sudbury's bears are suffering from what may be a fatal case of mange, but no one is willing to trap and treat them.
"01.12.2016 07:36:02" theprovince.com Fiat heir fakes own kidnapping, collects $10k ransom from family — buys more drugs from escort One of Italy's most celebrated playboys has been arrested in New York after a two-day drugs and alcohol bender with an escort Talk about a bender.
"01.12.2016 07:00:00" theprovince.com Accused UN killer brought up friendship with Clay Roueche, Crown says Accused United Nations gang killer Cory Vallee raised his friendship with gang leader Clay Roueche in a secretly recorded conversation with an undercover cop, a Crown prosecutor said Wednesday. Crown counsel David Jardine said the fact it was Vallee “He talks about Clay Roueche being his buddy at least four times.”
Roueche is an alleged co-conspirator in the same murder case as Cory Vallee, but has not been charged because he is serving a 30-year U.S. sentence for conspiracy to distribute cocaine
"01.12.2016 06:24:00" Quite the kicker He's only 11, but this Canadian kid can crush a football.
Jayden Rice will competing in the Punt, Pass and Kick Competition during the game this weekend between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams. http://bit.ly/2gypSR2
"01.12.2016 05:48:00" theprovince.com B.C. scientists develop test to make chocolate even better Two food scientists at the University of B.C. have developed a cheaper and faster way to measure antioxidants in chocolate. Xiaonan Lu, an assistant professor in food, nutrition and health in the faculty of land and food systems, developed the method B.C. scientists have developed a way to make chocolate even healthier for you.
(Without sacrificing the oh-so-delicious taste).
"01.12.2016 05:12:00" theprovince.com Model canine lauded for after taking down thief who allegedly stole child's piggy bank The canine officer is known as Mr. September for his role in 2017's Vancouver Police Department's Police Dogs calendar, but it was his takedown during a break-in and robbery that served as a reminder of what Rebel can do. Canine officer, calendar model, hero and solace to small children: Is there anything Rebel can't do?
"01.12.2016 04:36:00" theprovince.com Call for help from Chilliwack elementary school feeding 50 hungry kids a day Seventy-five to 80 per cent of the school's 500 children are from low income families. Giving Tuesday may have passed, but it's not too late to help out Chilliwack's Watson Elementary school. It needs $5,000 to continue feeding 50 students who come to school hungry each day.
Please share to spread the word.
"01.12.2016 04:00:00" theprovince.com Vancouver man wakes to find bike lock stolen, replaced by bike A Vancouver man is still deciding whether he's the victim of a theft or the recipient of a gift, after a bike-lock thief left behind a pretty nice bike. The only thing they stole was a bike lock. They left behind a bike.
"01.12.2016 03:24:00" theprovince.com Kinder Morgan pipeline: Protesters aim to emulate Clayoquot Sound success The battle plan is still being drafted, but First Nations and environmentalists are promising to take the fight against Kinder Morgan's pipeline plans to the… “Diversity in tactics is a key strategy. That will mean lawsuits, that will mean meeting with government officials, that will mean people showing up at the ballot box in British Columbia in the coming election, and that will mean protests and direct
"01.12.2016 02:48:00" theprovince.com Proper use of antibiotics could have saved child in '24 to 48 hours': doctor A specialist in infectious diseases said Tuesday that medical intervention would have prevented the death of Ryan Lovett. Ryan Lovett, 7, died due to an "overwhelming sepsis" that could have been prevented and treated with antibiotics, the trial heard.
His mother, who is on trial for his death, allegedly treated him with dandelion tea and oil of oregano, instead of getting
"01.12.2016 02:12:02" theprovince.com Mike Smyth: Pipeline fight could define the B.C. election Premier Christy Clark is ready to go all-in on the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline, revealing Wednesday that she's close to backing the controversial project despite the risky politics surrounding it. Will the pipeline fight define the upcoming B.C. election?
"01.12.2016 01:36:00" theprovince.com Bitumen knowledge gaps too great to assess risk of ocean spill: SFU study Not enough is known about the impact oilsands bitumen could have on ocean plants and animals to assess the risks of moving it through marine environments, according to a new study. “Basic information is lacking or unavailable for several key sources of Is the Kinder Morgan approval potentially problematic for the environment?
These Simon Fraser University researchers say it may be "bordering on irresponsible."
"01.12.2016 01:00:00" theprovince.com Pilot of plane that crashed carrying Brazilian soccer team warned he was out of fuel moments before crash Authorities are avoiding singling out any one cause of the crash, which killed all but six of the 77 people on board, including most of the Chapecoense soccer team No traces of fuel were found at the crash site, which may be why the plane didn't explode.
Six of the 77 passengers survived.
"01.12.2016 00:24:00" theprovince.com Committee recommends removal of Justice Robin Camp over 'knees together' case “He made me hate myself and he made me feel like I should have done something … that I was some kind of slut." Would removing him send a wrong message to other judges who seek to improve themselves?
Court records show Judge Robin Camp asked an alleged rape victim (who he called "the accused" throughout the trial) why she "couldn't just keep her knees together?"
"30.11.2016 23:48:00" theprovince.com Are taxpayers liable for Enbridge's $500m in Northern Gateway costs? Experts divided Legal experts are divided on whether Enbridge Inc. can recoup some or all of the $500 million it says it has spent in seeking federal government approval to construct a $7.9-billion oilsands pipeline to Kitimat. Will there be legal ramifications for turning down the Northern Gateway pipeline — and will taxpayers be on the hook?
Experts aren't sure.
"30.11.2016 23:23:07" business.financialpost.com Only watch HBO or Sportsnet? Canada's TV providers must offer solo... Consumers can celebrate their new right to tailor their own TV packages, with the caveat they won't necessarily save money under the new system Consumers can celebrate their new right to tailor their own TV packages, with the caveat they won't necessarily save money under the new system. #business
"30.11.2016 23:12:00" 2016 Words of the Year Dictionary.com and Oxford Dictionaries have each picked their word of the year for 2016 and they say a lot about the events of the last 12 months.
"30.11.2016 22:57:26" business.financialpost.com 'Long path to legalization': Marijuana companies not convinced of legal... Some marijuana producers believe pot-watchers need to chill expectations for legal recreational sales any time soon Some marijuana producers believe pot-watchers need to chill expectations for legal recreational sales any time soon. #business
"30.11.2016 22:36:00" theprovince.com He was her heroic older brother until she started to dream that he had raped and tortured her Agnes Whitfield's memory of her childhood changed in middle age. Should repressed memories be used in court cases?
Prompted by a bitter dispute with her siblings over the family cottage, this Ontario claims to remember her brother torturing and raping her throughout her childhood.
"30.11.2016 22:19:07" business.financialpost.com Rogers Media announces layoffs and restructuring at English-language... The layoffs come after Rogers announced that it would slash its print publication output and follows 60 jobs cuts in Quebec yesterday The layoffs come after Rogers announced that it would slash its print publication output and follows 60 jobs cuts in Quebec yesterday. #business
"30.11.2016 22:15:27" business.financialpost.com 'This makes a vast difference': Canadian producers eye growth plans as... OPEC ministers agreed to collectively cut back 1.2 million barrels per day of production in order to ease a tw0-year oil market glut OPEC ministers agreed to collectively cut back 1.2 million barrels per day of production in order to ease a tw0-year oil market glut. #business
"30.11.2016 22:00:00" theprovince.com Don't just blame foreigners for Vancouver's affordability crisis: CMHC It is convenient but both divisive and wrong to blame foreign buyers for Vancouver's housing affordability crisis. The CMHC says there's several factors and actors responsible for Vancouver's affordability crisis – including one of the top critics of federal housing policy, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson.
"30.11.2016 21:24:00" theprovince.com There's a (minute) amount of rendered animal fat in Canada's banknotes Beef tallow has been in the bills for years, but only became widely publicized by British vegans Sorry vegetarians and vegans, there's meat in our banknotes.
"30.11.2016 20:48:31" theprovince.com Netflix is going to let you download shows to watch offline No data or reception? No problem. Netflix has announced it is adding a download option so viewers can keep binging even if deprived of cellular data or Wi-Fi. Public transit and ferry rides just got more tolerable. #arts
"30.11.2016 19:36:00" theprovince.com Kansas man who sold sperm for $50 not liable for child support to lesbian couple The state tried to force William Marotta to pay child support after the women separated and the birth mother begin to receive social assistance The couple paid him $50 for his sperm, but the state's child welfare agency tried to bill him $6,100.
"30.11.2016 19:31:16" The Vancouver Sun What's next now that the Kinder Morgan pipeline has received conditional approval?
LIVE: James Tansey of UBC Sauder School of Business, Denise Mullen from the Business Council of British Columbia, and Sophie Harrison of Dogwood Initiative are taking RECAP: A panel discussion on the implications of the Kinder Morgan pipeline.
"30.11.2016 19:00:01" theprovince.com Foreign buyers double in month in Victoria-area housing market Housing sales to foreign buyers more than doubled in Greater Victoria from September to October, prompting the B.C. government to increase scrutiny of the region's real estate market. The latest statistics show foreign nationals involved in 55 sales in Do you think Vancouver's new foreign buyer tax is partly to blame?
"30.11.2016 18:24:00" theprovince.com Baby who died from burns had 90-95% chance of survival with treatment, jury hears Twenty-month-old Ryker Daponte-Michaud died from severe burns to his lower body that were treatable, the trial of his mother and his boyfriend for criminal negligence heard Little Ryker would have required to four-to-six week stay in a burn unit to overcome his third-degree burns. Instead, his parents are accused of using Polysporin and over-the-counter pain relievers.
(WARNING: Contains details that may be disturbing to
"30.11.2016 17:48:00" theprovince.com Trans Mountain pipeline approval prompts anger, promises to protest in B.C. VANCOUVER - British Columbia First Nations, environmental groups and politicians opposed to the $6.8-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion are promising to continue their battle against the contentious project. "They sold us out. They threw us under the bus. They threw us under the tank and this is not acceptable."
"30.11.2016 17:45:12" driving.ca Going to the mall? You might buy your next car there, too Manufacturers are changing how they sell vehicles, and you may never have to set foot in a dealership again driving.ca: As our buying preferences evolve, automakers will have to revise their sales strategies to stay relevant. And one day, that might mean buying cars from malls. #autos
"30.11.2016 17:44:52" Timeline Photos What's next now that the Kinder Morgan pipeline has received conditional approval? We'll have two experts with us at 12 p.m. today to answer your questions: James Tansey, associate professor at UBC's Sauder School of Business; and Denise Mullen, director
"30.11.2016 17:12:00" theprovince.com Nova Scotia vegan buys 23-pound lobster and returns it to the Bay of Fundy Crustacean believed to have escaped every predator over a century until a fisherman pulled it from the sea off southern New Brunswick A vegan has returned the toddler-sized lobster dubbed "King Louie" to the sea.
The four-foot-long beast is believed to be a century old.
"30.11.2016 16:36:00" theprovince.com Judge dismisses Maple Ridge man's claims to a $50-million lottery jackpot George Wilson-Tagoe, 64, argued that through theft and fraud the B.C. Lottery Corp. had deprived him of the prize money from the winning Lotto Max ticket on March 14, 2014. The retired accountant claimed he selected the numbers for the winning ticket — the same ones he played every week — but lost it.
He also accused the publicity-shy family that claimed the massive jackpot of submitting a fake ticket.
"30.11.2016 16:00:00" theprovince.com Richmond to begin diverting compost to ease odour concerns at Harvest Power There's relief coming for Richmond residents who complained in recent months of bad smells coming from the Harvest Power compost facility. Richmond has also ordered Harvest Power to better manage its fumes within 90 days, and has approved $150,000 to pay for compliance officers and other measures to ensure the facility stays on track.
"30.11.2016 15:24:05" theprovince.com Kelowna bylaw would ban sleeping on sidewalks 24 hours a day Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran is defending a proposed new bylaw that would outlaw sleeping or sitting on sidewalks 24 hours a day. “The purpose of this bylaw is to prevent people from obstructing sidewalks and preventing accessibility for residents. The bylaw also prevents people from congregating on sidewalks and intimidating others.”
"30.11.2016 14:48:01" theprovince.com B.C. ski resorts caution patrons of early season conditions As ski resorts across southern B.C. get ready to open for another season of skiing, some operators are cautioning their patrons to be careful about early snow conditions, especially in light of a death last week in Whistler. Deep powder and new snow conditions at Whistler Blackcomb are believed to have contributed to the death of a 27-year-old Slovakian man who fell while snowboarding in a gladed area and suffocated.
Now, as Big White Ski Resort near Kelowna gets ready to
"30.11.2016 14:12:00" theprovince.com U.S. prep schools luring top B.C. players, but it's not all roses | The Province B.C.'s growing high school basketball talent pool becoming ripe for major prep school programs Do you homework when considering prep schools. #sports
"30.11.2016 13:36:02" theprovince.com Five things you need to know about the pipeline decision In a sweeping announcement today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeaus Liberal government killed one oil pipeline project and approved two others. Rejected is Enbridge's $7.9-billion Northern Gateway, which was already on life… Did Monday's energy decisions surprise you?
"30.11.2016 13:00:01" theprovince.com 'Things probably pretty bad': Metro Vancouver home sales prices predicted to drop next year Following a year of double-digit increases, the B.C. Real Estate Association is predicting average home sales prices will drop by as much as 8.7 per cent next year in the Vancouver area and across B.C. The new forecast predicts the average MLS price of Greater Vancouver home sales will decrease by 8.7 per cent next year.
That marks a 14.5-per-cent drop from the association's previous forecast for 2017 — the most recent quarterly update, published in
"30.11.2016 12:24:02" theprovince.com Federal drug lab in Vancouver bombarded with seizures during fentanyl crisis Donning HAZMAT suits and carrying overdose-reversing naloxone nasal spray, police carefully seize a white powder from a clandestine drug lab. It could be cocaine or heroin but lately, it's likely to contain the highly-toxic opioid fentanyl or worse. Until Fentanyl and its cousins – called “analogs” – are increasingly being cut into street drugs for profit with the horrific effect of increasing overdoses, which killed 622 people in B.C. in the first 10 months of 2016.
"30.11.2016 11:47:01" theprovince.com John Carpay: Forcing native smudging on Canadian school kids breaches the Charter In September 2015, Port Alberni mom Candice Servatius was shocked to learn that her two elementary-aged children had been coerced to participate in an aboriginal “smudging” ceremony. "There is a world of difference between teaching children about Islam and requiring children to kneel on prayer rugs in the direction of Mecca and pray to Allah.
"In similar fashion, students can benefit from learning about aboriginal religious beliefs
"30.11.2016 11:12:01" theprovince.com Seven-year-old girl in Aleppo posts live updates after bomb destroyed her house The seven-year-old's Twitter account has detailed her family's harrowing escape amid heavy airstrikes on their Aleppo neighbourhood “My beloved dolls died in the bombing of our house. I am very sad but happy to be alive.”
"30.11.2016 10:36:00" kiro7.com Thousands of caribou dying in Alaska and biologists are trying to find out why The size of a large caribou herd in Alaska's Arctic region has dropped by more 50 percent over the last three years, and researchers who have tentatively ruled out hunting and predation as significant factors for the decline are trying to determine why. In 2010, the herd peaked at 70,000 and has now dwindled to 22,000.
"30.11.2016 10:00:00" theprovince.com Everything you need to know about what happened in the Gilmore Girls revival, including the last four words Spanning four seasons in four feature-length episodes, a whole lot went down in Stars Hollow (and beyond) — much of it not very pretty and much of it pretty… Spoiler alert. #arts
"30.11.2016 09:24:00" theprovince.com Park cameras set up to capture mountain lions snag photos of skunks, coyotes, Santa and a gorilla The motion-activated cameras set up in a Kansas park captured both local fauna and locals pretending to be animals and monsters The cameras were set up to catch sightings of mountain lions. The creepy humans were a bonus.
"30.11.2016 08:48:00" theprovince.com 'We have no other tools': CBC asks Ottawa for more than $300 million in new funding to go ad free In an interview with the Post, the public broadcaster said the decision to ask for the increase came after the Heritage Minister indicated that 'everything is on the table' Do you support giving CBC more government funding so it can operate without advertising dollars?
"30.11.2016 08:12:00" theprovince.com Caring for a son with microcephaly As a woman who has mothered such a child for the past 53 years, let me share some of the difficulties as well as the joys of parenting a child with microcephaly One woman's story of caring for a son with microencephaly, the birth defect that can be caused in babies born to women infected with the Zika virus.
"30.11.2016 07:36:00" komonews.com Gold Bud Light cans offer chance at lifetime Super Bowl tix Bud Light is offering beer drinkers who find special gold cans a chance to win tickets to the Super Bowl for the rest of their lives.Anheuser-Busch… A golden ticket for football fans.
"30.11.2016 07:00:00" theprovince.com Terrorism suspected after Ohio State student drives into pedestrians before stabbing spree The attacker was identified as Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a Somalia-born, permanent U.S. resident. Eleven people were hurt, one critically. Artan was shot to death by police The attacker was born in Somalia and was a legal permanent U.S. resident, according to a U.S. official who wasn't authorized to discuss the case and spoke on the condition of anonymity.
The FBI has joined the investigation.
"30.11.2016 06:05:13" theprovince.com Canucks 5 Wild 4: Young guns win it for Canucks The Canucks were faced with the ultimate indignity. The Minnesota Wild didn't just start their backup goalie, they did it with two days off before Tuesday's game, and two days off after. Well, that was a Wild one.
"30.11.2016 05:48:01" theprovince.com Robson among world's priciest shopping streets Vancouver's Robson Street has been named the seventh most expensive shopping street in the Americas in a new report. The annual Main Streets Across the World report tracked 462 of the top retail streets around the globe, ranking the most expensive in each country by their rental costs.
In the Americas, Robson trailed only the top streets in New York, Chicago, San
"30.11.2016 05:12:00" theprovince.com Developer saves Vancouver's 111-year-old West End house from demolition The old house at 1754 Pendrell was built in 1905, when Vancouver was only 19 years old and had about 45,000 residents. Several other old homes have been torn down in the West End in recent months, including a trio of faded beauties at Davie and Jervis.
But 1754 Pendrell has received a stay of execution, and is about to get a new lease on life.
"30.11.2016 04:36:01" theprovince.com B.C. groups attack Ottawa's approval of Kinder Morgan pipeline B.C. environmental groups, First Nations and local politicians admitted Tuesday they'd lost the battle to convince Ottawa to reject Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline, but vowed that the ground war had just begun to stop the project from ever being Are you for or against today's pipeline decision?
"30.11.2016 04:00:00" theprovince.com Baby who died from burns had 90 to 95 per cent chance of survival with medical treatment, jury hears Ryker Daponte-Michaud died from severe burns to his whole body that were severe but treatable, the trial of his mother and her boyfriend for criminal negligence heard Baby Ryker needed a four-to-six week stay in the burn unit, said a burn treatment specialist at the jury trial of Ryker's mother Amanda Dumont, 30 and her boyfriend, Scott Bakker, 27.
Dumont and Bakker have pleaded not guilty to a joint charge of
"30.11.2016 03:24:00" theprovince.com Lawyer argues that police manipulated accused gang killer during B.C. undercover operation A lawyer for accused United Nations gang killer Cory Vallee says police improperly manipulated his “chatty” client during an undercover operation in August 2014. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Janice Dillon Tuesday was told by the defence lawyer that the cops, whose identities are shielded by a publication ban, deliberately came up with a fake back story that matched Vallee's circumstances just to get him to
"30.11.2016 02:48:00" Video: Kinder Morgan pipeline to Burnaby wins conditional approval.
"30.11.2016 02:13:01" theprovince.com Judge dismisses Maple Ridge man's claims to a $50-million lottery jackpot The B.C. Supreme Court has dismissed the claims of a Maple Ridge man to a $50-million lottery jackpot. George Wilson-Tagoe, 64, argued that through theft and fraud the B.C. Lottery Corp. had deprived him of the prize money from the winning Lotto Max The retired accountant and father of two alleged that he had selected the numbers for himself for the winning ticket, but that he had lost his ticket. He said he remembered the numbers because he played the same numbers every week.
"30.11.2016 01:36:01" theprovince.com Video: Adidas Ultraboost sneakers attract crowd, buyers attempt $1,500 flip Well, that didn't take long. Hours after a batch of limited-edition Adidas Ultraboost sneakers went on sale at Reigning Champ in Kitsilano How long would you wait in line to buy something special? #life
"30.11.2016 01:00:00" theprovince.com Wayne Moriarty: Maybe it's time for a Vancouver Aquarium exit strategy I was at the Vancouver Aquarium a few years back. It was August. The facility was packed and all seats around the whale tank were taken 20 minutes before showtime. What would the aquarium be without whales?
"30.11.2016 00:24:03" theprovince.com Provincial surplus projected to increase, despite cooling B.C. real estate B.C. is projecting a larger-than-expected budget surplus this year, despite the cooling of revenues from real estate sales. Despite the slowing real estate market, the B.C. government still expects to collect almost $2 billion in property transfer tax.
"30.11.2016 00:01:55" business.financialpost.com Apple begins offering discounted Apple Music plan for Canadian college... The tech giant said eligible students can now get the paid-for music streaming service for $4.99 a month, or half its usual subscription price, for... The tech giant said eligible students can now get the paid-for music streaming service for $4.99 a month, or half its usual subscription price, for up to 48 months. #business #tech
"29.11.2016 23:48:00" theprovince.com 'Swarthy complexion': Cabbie's sex assault sentence overturned after judge's comments The judge said the taxi driver had a "swarthy complexion" and worried about the impact the case might have on the Sikh community in Ottawa. The cab driver was convicted of sexual assaulting his passenger but his sentence will be reconsidered after a superior court decided the judge went too far in his remarks during the sentencing hearing.
"29.11.2016 23:12:00" theprovince.com Auditor general says Canada Revenue Agency takes too long to respond to tax complaints Canadians have been forced to wait several months to more than a decade for the CRA to process billions of dollars worth of income-tax objections Have you ever filed an "objection" to your income tax return? How long did you wait for a response?
"29.11.2016 22:36:00" theprovince.com Deadly opioid carfentanil claims its first overdose victim in Vancouver Vancouver police have linked carfentanil, a powerful synthetic opioid, to the overdose death of a man found in an East Vancouver apartment earlier this month.… “This is the first confirmed death linked to carfentanil in Vancouver.
“Unfortunately, we suspect this death won't be the last.”
"29.11.2016 22:01:34" theprovince.com Trudeau gives conditional approval to Kinder Morgan pipeline In what is likely to be one of the landmarks decisions of his first term in office, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the conditional approval of one pipeline megaproject to B.C. BREAKING NEWS: Kinder Morgan has won government approval to triple the capacity of its Alberta-to-Burnaby pipeline.
"29.11.2016 22:00:00" theprovince.com Murder investigators look to indentify burned body found in North Vancouver The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has yet to identify a burned bound discovered Monday morning in North Vancouver. North Vancouver RCMP… Were you in the area around the north part of Bridgman trail in North Vancouver last weekend?
Police are looking for help to solve a murder.
"29.11.2016 21:24:00" theprovince.com BWC products Barzal and Fabbro among invitees to Team Canada world junior selection camp Fabbro's former Vees teammate Jost and Abbotsford native Juulsen among the other campers with B.C. ties Four B.C. players have been picked to try out for Hockey Canada's world junior team. #sports
"29.11.2016 20:48:00" theprovince.com Foreign buyers involved in more Metro Vancouver residential real estate transactions in October The number of foreign purchasers involved in Metro Vancouver residential real estate transactions increased from September to October, as the market continues to digest the 15 per cent additional tax applied to sales by non-Canadian buyers as of August 2. The number of real estate deals involving foreign buyers increased month, but the numbers are still below what they were before the tax was implemented in Metro Vancouver.
Do you think the tax has slowed the market permanently? #business
"29.11.2016 20:12:00" theprovince.com The world's oldest person celebrated her 117th birthday in Italy with cake Emma Morano, who is believed to be the last surviving person in the world born in the 1800s, became the oldest living person in May Emma Morano is believed to be the last surviving person in the world born in the 1800s.
Whose the oldest person you know?
"29.11.2016 19:36:00" theprovince.com Final piece of a land conservation puzzle protects unique central B.C. valley A 15-year effort to protect land in a section of British Columbia's southern Interior has ended successfully with the donation of a… Joerg and Hannelore Fischer donated 29 hectares of land on the northeast edge of Tatlayoko Lake southwest of Williams Lake.
It was the last piece of unprotected private property and preserves 1,100 hectares of the Tatlayoko Valley.
"29.11.2016 19:00:00" theprovince.com Championship-bound Brazilian soccer team nearly wiped out as plane crashes in Colombia Police said 75 people had been killed at the site of the crash and six others had been injured and rescued from the scene. Three members of the soccer team survived Tragic.
"29.11.2016 18:45:10" driving.ca Motor Mouth: Tolls can create more problems than they solve Proposed road tolls will end up costing Toronto money and alienating neighbours driving.ca: Could Toronto-style road tolls fly in other provinces? #autos
"29.11.2016 18:24:00" theprovince.com Amazon employee jumps off company building after sending email to hundreds of co-workers, including CEO Jeff Bezos The employee, who survived the 13-storey leap from the building at Amazon's Seattle headquarters, criticized how the company had handled his request for a transfer The employee was injured after leaping off the company's Seattle headquarters in what police say was a suicide attempt. #tech
"29.11.2016 18:09:53" business.financialpost.com New marijuana company International Cannabis starts trading on TSX International Cannabis is the newest TSX Venture-listed marijuana company, and it's operating in tiny, pot-loving Uruguay Midas Letter: International Cannabis is the newest TSX Venture-listed marijuana company, and it's operating in tiny, pot-loving Uruguay. #business
"29.11.2016 17:48:01" theprovince.com A photograph of torture: P.E.I. police threaten to play Nickelback to drunk drivers Constable Robb Hartlen says if you're foolish enough to get behind the wheel after drinking then Chad Kroeger 'is the perfect gift for you' Whose music would be torture for your ears?
"29.11.2016 17:12:00" theprovince.com Kinder Morgan: Trudeau government poised to decide on controversial pipeline Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government could make a decision on Kinder Morgan's $6.8-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion as early… Today could be the day. #business
"29.11.2016 16:45:12" driving.ca Your Corner Wrench: How to read worn-out tire treads You can diagnose several problems just by taking a closer look at those worn-out tires driving.ca: Can't figure out why your tires are wearing out prematurely? Here's what those balding treads are trying to tell you. #autos
"29.11.2016 16:37:27" theprovince.com Young cougars destroyed after becoming too used to humans in coastal B.C. town Two young cougars have been destroyed in a small town on British Columbia's central coast after the animals grew increasingl “They were consistently in the community. They were highly habituated, so showing no fear of humans whatsoever."
"29.11.2016 16:00:01" theprovince.com Elderly B.C. renters living in fear over rising rents Seventy-one-year-old Maria de los Angeles Flores and her husband live in an immaculate one-bedroom apartment ideally located in North Vancouver close to shops and a community centre. The… Seniors who have rented the same apartment for years in the West End, typically pay half of that amount.
But they are increasingly targeted for eviction to clear the way for the landlord to increase the rent for a new tenant, said Vancouver's West End
"29.11.2016 15:24:01" theprovince.com Canucks wives, girlfriends offer seasonal cheer for the Empty Stocking Fund Listen for shouts of Christmas cheer this Thursday at Rogers Arena, as the Canucks' wives and girlfriends exchange premium gifts for donations in support of The Province's Empty Stocking Fund.… Listen for shouts of Christmas cheer this Thursday at Rogers Arena, as the Canucks' wives and girlfriends exchange premium gifts for donations in support of The Province's Empty Stocking Fund.
Click on the following link if you are interested in filling
"29.11.2016 14:48:01" theprovince.com Mike Smyth: B.C. NDP crunched the polling numbers on grizzly-bear hunting ban The last time the NDP proposed a ban on hunting grizzly bears, the result wasn't exactly a roaring success. Is John Horgan risking another rural backlash against his party?
The Liberals, who have stubbornly refused to ban grizzly hunting despite significant public opposition to it, are certainly hoping so.
"29.11.2016 14:12:03" theprovince.com NDP wants Auditor General to review ICBC finances B.C.'s Auditor General should probe the worsening financial problems at the Insurance Corp. of B.C., says the Opposition NDP. NDP critic Adrian Dix wrote to Auditor General Carol Bellringer on Monday, urging her to examine the government's financial withdrawals from ICBC and the implications to ratepayers.
ICBC released last week a hypothetical scenario that could see rates
"29.11.2016 13:36:01" theprovince.com Man granted Canadian residency after years in Langley church wants to clear name A man who spent more than two years in a British Columbia church to avoid deportation from Canada on alleged terrorism links is asking the… Now that Jose Figueroa is a permanent resident of Canada, would you expect Canada Border Services Agency to erase old files?
"29.11.2016 13:00:00" globalnews.ca It has rained almost every day for two months in Vancouver Will it ever stop raining in Vancouver? The odds of seeing the sun this fall are about as good as seeing a Canucks home victory. There's a reason we're getting gloomy in Vancouver.
"29.11.2016 12:24:00" theprovince.com Sports psychology: Players more willing to learn skills to handle the pressure Dr. Dana Sinclair is on the phone and the highly respected sports psychologist is apologizing for being late returning a call. The pressure to perform and provide has professional sports players reaching out for tools to find that elusive career balance.
“They're becoming more aggressive with seeking the expertise, because this is all normal. It's not that there's something
"29.11.2016 11:48:01" theprovince.com Nellie McClung got snubbed for a banknote. They wanted a 'perfect' woman instead. Men can have questionable views and get a place on the money, but not a woman Who is your choice to become the first woman pictured on Canadian money?
"29.11.2016 11:12:00" theprovince.com Pet Therapy: Using behavioural forensics when dog bites dog "Dogs biting other dogs" happens every day. And in many of these cases, owners of attacked dogs feel dismayed when the aggressor dog owner refuses to accept fault and take responsibility for their dog's actions. It typically takes everyone a few seconds to gather their thoughts when a dog bites another dog, at which point we try to recall what just happened, which dog did what, and ultimately, who was at fault?
Sadly, this is when things can turn nasty between
"29.11.2016 10:36:00" theprovince.com Newfoundland teen avoids jail for sharing nude photos of his 15-year-old girlfriend The boy's sentence was the result of a plea deal that saw the boy admit to possessing child pornography The 16-year-old boy was sentenced to 25 hours of community service and a year and a half of probation.
"29.11.2016 10:00:01" theprovince.com Princess Beatrice slashes singer Ed Sheeran's face with sword while pretending to knight pop star At a dinner party, Blunt got down on one knee, Beatrice held a sword above him and said 'arise Sir James.' Then she swung it back and nearly poked Sheeran's eye out The incident reportedly caused such embarrassment that Buckingham Palace refused to comment about it.
"29.11.2016 09:24:00" theprovince.com Delta bans rude pro-Trump passenger for life, gives refunds ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Delta Air Lines is banning for life a passenger who rudely professed his support for Republican President-elect Donald Trump and insulted those who didn't on a flight to Pennsylvania, the company's CEO said Monday. Every passenger on the flight gets a refund on their ticket, the airline said.
What's you worst flight experience? #business
"29.11.2016 08:48:00" theprovince.com CF-18 fighter jet crashes near Cold Lake; no word on missing pilot There was no immediate word on whether the pilot was able to eject before the crash “It's a very, very sad day for the RCAF and our hearts go out to the family of our fallen member."
"29.11.2016 08:12:00" theprovince.com Edmonton prison inmate alleges he was shot in testicles as retribution for lawsuit An Edmonton Institution inmate alleges he was intentionally shot in the testicles during a weekend lockdown as retribution for his part in a $5.6-million lawsuit against the Attorney General of Canada. Shawn Keepness, 31, Matthew Christopher Hamm, 37, and The inmate says prison guards shot him with a rubber bullet while his hands were raised.
"29.11.2016 07:36:00" theprovince.com Teenager busted for scaling World Trade Center boasts in video that he has reached scary new heights New Jersey teenager sentenced two years ago to writing an essay about the perils of scaling tall buildings has returned to his old stunts New York firefighters say this teen should find a safer hobby.
"29.11.2016 07:00:00" theprovince.com Attacker shot to death after eight people stabbed, hit by vehicle at Ohio State University The spokesman said Monday that there were also other injuries that were being evaluated. Eight people were sent to hospitals Monday morning after the attack Abdul Razak Ali Artan, an OSU student, drove a van over a curb near Watts Hall and after hitting pedestrians, got out of the vehicle with the knife and started attacking people, Ohio State University Police Chief Craig Stone told the media earlier Monday.
"29.11.2016 06:24:00" theprovince.com Hung jury declared after 13 days of deliberations in Richmond murder case A Richmond man accused of murdering his wife is facing a new trial after there was a hung jury in the case over the weekend. The failure of the jury to reach a verdict in the case of James Jian Hua Wu came late Saturday, after 13 days of deliberations. It The failure of the jury to reach a verdict in the case of James Jian Hua Wu came late Saturday, after 13 days of deliberations. It may have been the longest ever jury deliberation in B.C.
At the trial in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver, which began Sept.
"29.11.2016 05:48:01" theprovince.com How Westworld revived the twist, a 'narrative hand-grenade' that's been dead for more than a decade Calum Marsh: Suddenly the twist, that radical third-act reveal, no longer seems an antique of a bygone era. It seems like a perfectly interesting avenue for storytelling in the digital age What's the best show on television these days?
"29.11.2016 05:12:00" theprovince.com Christie Blatchford: Incident behind Ryerson anti-racism protests hardly black and white Dr. Henry Parada will remain at the school as a teacher and researcher, says a recent email to students from Dr. Lisa Barnoff, dean of the faculty of community services that includes social work. Dr. Henry Parada, the director of Ryerson University's School of Social Work, has stepped down amid a hue and cry that he committed “a violent act of anti-Blackness, misogyny and misogynoir (a newish term for misogyny directed at black women)” by walking
"29.11.2016 04:36:00" theprovince.com Man charged in 2015 murder of 34-year-old father of three in Burnaby Jordan Braun, a 19-year-old Burnaby man, has been charged with second degree murder in the April 2015 death of Elmer Libertino, police said on Monday. Elmer Libertino, a 34-year-old father of three, was discovered by a police officer on routine patrol around 3 a.m. on April 16, 2015.
Libertino was lying in a pool of blood in the middle of Moscrop Street at Smith Avenue in Burnaby. He did not know his
"29.11.2016 04:00:01" theprovince.com Chinese company Anbang aims to buy Retirement Concepts seniors housing Over three decades ago a silent investment in a Chilliwack retirement home allowed Abdul, Shamim and their son, Azim Jamal, to start what would become the… Although Retirement Concepts won't say how large the deal is, it's massive enough to trigger a review by the federal government's Investment Review Division, which examines all foreign-ownership offers that exceed $600 million.
The purchase, if
"29.11.2016 03:24:00" theprovince.com Transgender candidate Morgane Oger makes history in Vancouver-False Creek B.C. NDP's Morgane Oger is the first transgender candidate for a major political party in provincial or federal politics. On Sunday, the B.C. NDP chose Oger as its candidate in Vancouver-False Creek. She'll face incumbent B.C. Liberal MLA Sam Sullivan, a former mayor of Vancouver, in the May election.
"29.11.2016 02:48:02" theprovince.com Snowboarder's death on Blackcomb a reminder to stay inbounds, watch for hazards The death serves as a reminder that the season is early and conditions are challenging when you go off-piste Whistler Blackcomb spokesman Mason Buettner said they have signs up warning people to stay inbounds and watch for hazards.
“We have early season conditions and are telling people to stay within the Whistler Blackcomb boundaries,” he said. “We are
"29.11.2016 02:12:00" theprovince.com Calls for Highway 1 widening through Fraser Valley increase as number of crashes grows It's the call Fraser Valley tow truck drivers' dread. There's a motorist with a flat tire on the side of Highway 1 east of Langley, where three… What do you think: Should widening Highway 1 east of Langley be a government priority?
"29.11.2016 01:36:00" theprovince.com Google Maps apologizes for brief renaming of Vancouver's Trump Tower as Dump Tower Google Maps is apologizing for what it says were inappropriate names used for Trump landmarks that surfaced on its maps over the weekend, including in Vancouver. For a brief time on Saturday, the Trump Tower had a new name.
"29.11.2016 01:00:00" theprovince.com To catch a texter: How Toronto-area police officers are using public transit to catch distracted drivers Passing drivers were probably not aware that a cop could be watching them from inside — effectively turning every bus into a police cruiser What do you think of this idea to catch drivers on their phones?
"29.11.2016 00:24:01" theprovince.com Don't approve Kinder Morgan pipeline, B.C. First Nation tells Trudeau The B.C. First Nation at the heart of the proposed $6.8 billion Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion made a last-ditch appeal to the Trudeau… Another last-ditch appeal to stop the pipeline. Will the federal government approve it?
"28.11.2016 23:48:00" theprovince.com The silence of Bana Alabed: Seven-year-old Syrian girl's Twitter feed goes quiet Girl who has been tweeting about life in a war zone sends out message Sunday that her home had been bombed and her family was on the run “Tonight we have no house… I saw deaths and almost died."
"28.11.2016 23:36:08" business.financialpost.com 'We have no other tools': CBC asks Ottawa for more than $300 million in... In an interview with the Post, the public broadcaster said the decision to ask for the increase came after the Heritage Minister indicated that... In an interview with the Post, the public broadcaster said the decision to ask for the increase came after the Heritage Minister indicated that 'everything is on the table.' #business
"28.11.2016 23:12:00" theprovince.com B.C.'s high rental market leaves some seniors on the street or in fear of homelessness The high cost of housing in Metro Vancouver and Victoria is rendering some seniors homeless for first time in their lives, while others are being forced to leave their communities to find affordable rents. “We live in an affluent society but seniors are now falling through the cracks.”
"28.11.2016 22:41:25" business.financialpost.com Rogers asks Ottawa to fold Canadian content funding into new agency, use... The telecom giant, which says it invested $580 million in Canadian content last year, makes no secret that it and other large companies stand to... The telecom giant, which says it invested $580 million in Canadian content last year, makes no secret that it and other large companies stand to benefit from its proposals. #business
"28.11.2016 22:36:01" theprovince.com Premier announces 1,900 new campsites in B.C. Premier Christy Clark announced Monday almost $23 million to create 1,900 campsites in B.C. over the next five years. Good news for campers — more spaces to pitch a tent coming to B.C.
"28.11.2016 22:00:00" theprovince.com Moroccan TV pulls video offering makeup tutorial for hiding 'red punch marks' and bruises Video prompts shock and criticism from viewers who say it's an attempt to encourage women to 'conceal' abuse instead of report the violence After a social media backlash, the channel removed the video from its website and issued online and on-air apologies for the tutorial.
"28.11.2016 21:24:00" theprovince.com Vancouver Aquarium seeking answers on back-to-back beluga deaths Scientists around the continent are working to unravel the mystery of the deaths of Qila and Aurora, the Vancouver Aquarium's two belugas… “We will not make any decisions about going forward until we know what happened, first and foremost. To do otherwise would be irresponsible."
"28.11.2016 20:48:00" theprovince.com One in five willing organ donors in Ontario have their wishes vetoed by family Provincial policies contravene law, lead to "wasted organs" as transplant waitlists grow “Don't take your organs to heaven. Heaven knows we need them here.”
"28.11.2016 20:12:00" theprovince.com Five things: Beluga's death raises issues at Vancouver Aquarium The death late Friday of Aurora, the last beluga whale in residence at the Vancouver aquaria, provided new fodder for those opposed to keeping whales in captivity. A look at recent events: 1 Two tragic deaths: On Friday, the beloved 30-year-old beluga What do you think about keeping cetaceans in captivity?
"28.11.2016 19:36:00" theprovince.com Mother refuses to give up on daughter who went missing in Victoria four years ago Four years after Emma Fillipoff's disappearance in Victoria sparked a high-profile but fruitless search for the 26-year-old, her mother… Do you know anything about the disappearance of Emma Fillipoff?
Police are still looking for tips to find the young woman who has been missing since Nov. 28, 2012. A $25,000 reward is offered.
"28.11.2016 19:00:02" theprovince.com No more sexy solicitors: California considers ban on sex between lawyers and clients Some attorneys say it's an unjustified invasion of privacy What do you think: Should lawyers be disciplined for having consensual sex with their clients?
"28.11.2016 18:24:01" theprovince.com Japanese amusement park under fire for freezing 5,000 fish in ice to create skating rink that looks like the ocean About 25 different kinds of fish could be seen under the 250-metre-long ice circuit. The park in the city of Kitakyushu opened the 'Ice Aquarium' as an 'attraction never heard about' earlier this mont The icy reception from social media led to the closure of the rink.
A memorial service is planned for the dead fish.
"28.11.2016 17:48:00" theprovince.com Cavers in search of bats find skeleton of black bear Recreational cavers engaged in bat research tripped upon the skeleton of a black bear within a dark cave system in the Chilliwack River Valley. “It didn't smell at all, and there was no remaining flesh. It had probably been in there a while.”
"28.11.2016 17:12:00" theprovince.com Snap, click, collect $2,000: Wildlife federation launches app so public can track polluters and poachers Poachers and polluters beware: The B.C. Wildlife Federation has launched a new smartphone app that makes it easier than ever to report illegal dumping, hunting and other backcountry violations from anywhere in B.C. As an added bonus, citizens that report Do you know of any illegal dumping sites? You might get a reward for reporting them.
"28.11.2016 16:44:35" theprovince.com Fire department says seven injured after active shooter reported at Ohio State University The alert links the active shooter to Watts Hall, a materials science and engineering building at 19th and College Around 10 a.m, the university's emergency management department tweeted "Run Hide Fight" to alert the campus about a shooter.
News reports say the shooter has been killed.
"28.11.2016 16:15:09" driving.ca Planning for your retirement – from driving With our skills diminishing as we get older, being proactive will put the decision in your hands, not those of someone else driving.ca: When it comes to getting behind the wheel, it's best to plan your driving future so you – and only you – can control it. #autos
"28.11.2016 16:00:01" theprovince.com Pro-Castro vigil held in Vancouver About a hundred people held candles and flowers at a rain-soaked vigil to commemorate the life and legacy of Fidel Castro in downtown Vancouver on Sunday. As debate raged over the former Cuban leader's controversial legacy, attendees at the pro-Castro vigil praised the revolutionary figure's contributions to his nation's education and health care, and his cordial relationship with Canada.
"28.11.2016 15:36:00" To Catch a Texter You won't believe how York Regional Police are catching distracted drivers: http://natpo.st/2g06u1H
"28.11.2016 14:36:00" theprovince.com 'Everything has to match': How to pack like the pros for your next trip Between bag fees and new categories of airline tickets, it's becoming more and more important to learn how to travel with a minimal amount of luggage Could you take a vacation with just a carry-on?
With airlines increasing baggage fees, it's getting more and more important to know how to travel with a minimal amount of luggage. #travel
Here are some tips that will have you packing like the pros:
"28.11.2016 13:36:01" theprovince.com Downtown Vancouver retailers double-down on market faces competition on all sides Downtown Vancouver's retail market continues to be the strongest in Canada, but among the sea of strength may be pockets of weakness and a risk… Craig Patterson, editor-in-chief of industry publication Retail Insider, said Vancouver has consistently “punched above its weight class” in retail sales, partly due to the large influx of wealthy immigrants from the China in the past decade.
"28.11.2016 12:36:00" theprovince.com A perfect circle around B.C.: From the coastal range to the Cariboo, a 12-day jaunt A 3,540-km loop through B.C. that showcased water, mountains, remnants of volcanoes and the storied sites of Canada's gold-rush and fur-trade eras During the 18th century, a volcano erupted in what is now the Nisga'a Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park.
You can take a self-guided tour along Highway 113, stopping to take in the acres of jagged blue-back lava beds, or opt for a guided hike in the
"28.11.2016 10:36:00" theprovince.com Jeff Paterson: Sedins lament the good ol' days of freewheeling hockey You've heard it a thousand times: the National Hockey League has never been faster than it is right now. Is the NHL faster than in the past? The Sedins don't.
"I think the game is different, but I don't think it's faster or guys are skating any faster than they have,” says Henrik Sedin. “But teams are defending much better. That's the only difference I
"28.11.2016 09:36:00" Bank of Canada's Woman Finalists One of these five women will be on 's next bank note. Who would you choose?
Read more about them here: http://bit.ly/2g8XHIo
"28.11.2016 08:36:00" theprovince.com Henry VIII love letter vowing to kiss Anne Boleyn's pritty duckys too risque for film: Vatican To modern ears, it is little more than a flirty, if somewhat baffling, declaration of love. But for the Vatican, the reference to 'duckys' appears to be beyond the pale “Wishing my self (specially an evening) in my sweetheart's armes whose pritty duckys I trust shortly to kysse.” #arts
Tsk. Tsk. Naughty king!
"28.11.2016 07:36:00" theprovince.com Big birthday, but no candles for Sweden's Christmas goat Sweden's Christmas Goat — a giant decorative goat made of straw and wood — is celebrating its 50th birthday, but revelers are being asked to keep the candles away. The giant straw goat attracts arsonists and seldom survives the season without someone trying to burn it down
"28.11.2016 06:36:00" theprovince.com According to a new study, Diet Coke is not helping you lose weight like you think it is As it turns out, the artificial sweetener aspartame, which is found in soft drinks like Diet Coke, isn't actually the smart choice That Diet Coke? It's actually making you GAIN weight.
"28.11.2016 06:00:00" theprovince.com Ottawa Redblacks pull off wild upset, defeat Calgary Stampeders in overtime to claim 2016 Grey Cup The expectation was that Sunday night would provide a fitting end to Calgary's historic season. But nobody told Ottawa It was a wild finish — and a wild upset — as the Ottawa Redblacks claimed the 2016 Grey Cup over the favoured Calgary Stampeders.
"28.11.2016 05:36:00" theprovince.com It's 'sad' Hillary Clinton is joining push for recount in three key states, Donald Trump says Trump tweeted part of Clinton's concession speech, when she told supporters they must accept that 'Donald Trump is going to be our president' Trump and his lieutenants assailed an effort — now joined by Clinton — to recount votes in up to three states, calling the push fraudulent, the work of “crybabies” and, in Trump's estimation, “sad.”
There's been no indication of vote manipulation,
"28.11.2016 04:36:00" theprovince.com Empty Stocking Fund helps turn things around for Trang Le and family What a difference a year has made for Trang Le. Last November, Le was going through a difficult period. Spreading hope, getting hope:
Here's a look at how Christmas will be extra-special for this Vancouver family this year.
"28.11.2016 04:00:01" theprovince.com A university's queer covenant: Is TWU controlling a culture of shame? Just before Ashlee Davison helped bring home Trinity Western's first ever Canadian university championship in women's soccer, she received an e-mail informing her that she was under investigation for having a relationship with another woman. “I don't think it's an accurate portrait of how Christians on a whole feel about homosexuality,” said Alexandra Moore, who spent seven years in the closet at TWU.
“I think this is an administrative attempt to have a controlling narrative and to have a
"28.11.2016 03:36:00" theprovince.com Former coal baron's Victoria castle now a popular tourism — and wedding — spot A step inside Craigdarroch Castle is a walk back into history, when a mighty coal baron built a monument on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city of Victoria Who says you can't have a fairy tale wedding location on a beer budget?
Victoria's Craigdarroch Castle not only offers tours, but also boasts a $300 elopement package. #travel
"28.11.2016 03:00:00" theprovince.com Richmonds residents hold silent protest in support of all cultures A small but passionate group of people braved the rain and cold Sunday to take a stand against racism in Richmond. About two dozen supporters of the We Are One Community held a rally outside Brighouse SkyTrain Station in downtown Richmond Sunday afternoon in response to anti-Chinese flyers distributed to some homes in Steveston.
“We want to show people our
"28.11.2016 02:36:00" theprovince.com Teachers on Facebook: Is posting that beach bikini shot going too far? A teacher on vacation posts a picture on Facebook depicting her frolicking on the beach in a swimming suit. Is she risking her professional reputation and putting herself in danger of discipline? Teachers are held to a higher standard of behaviour than some other professions. The Supreme Court has ruled that how they act outside the classroom is relevant to their ability to do their job.
But is a ban on beach photos going too far?
"28.11.2016 01:36:00" theprovince.com Trudeau's B.C. Senate appointee a Beijing apologist, MP charges B.C.'s newest member of the Senate has been accused by the Conservatives of being an “apologist” for Beijing's “unacceptable” behaviour in asserting territorial claims in the South China Sea. Yuen Pao Woo argued against a Senate motion that was critical of China's “escalating and hostile behaviour” in constructing artificial islands and military airfields on outcroppings in order to assert its claimed sovereignty over resource-rich and
"28.11.2016 00:36:00" How a single text changed the life of John Boden It's been nine years since the crash that altered the course of John Boden's life – a head-on car collision caused by a teenage driver who had sent a text message moments earlier: http://natpo.st/2fw4ihz
“The message is pretty simple: We've changed our
"27.11.2016 23:36:00" theprovince.com The new frontier for drone warfare is under the sea 'The Pentagon feels like the U.S. is well positioned to do undersea warfare and anti-submarine warfare better than any other country' The undersea domain, while often overlooked, could one day be as contested as the surface of the sea, the skies – and even space.
"27.11.2016 22:36:00" theprovince.com How humanity's earliest cousins learned to let go and embrace winter:They found their inner Canadian Living in rudimentary families built, they pushed northwards across France, past 50 degrees latitude into Germany, even to the coast of Britain What baffles anthropologists is why would a creature that arose in the lush warmth of Africa decide to strike out north, where snow covers the land half the year
"27.11.2016 22:00:00" theprovince.com Shelter from the storms in Tofino When you endure winters on the wet coast, it's not often that you hope for more bad weather on your vacation. Sun, sea, sandcastles? So over-rated when you can have horizontal rain, moody skies and pounding surf in Tofino, British Columbia to keep you company. #travel
Have you gone storm watching? A storm in the wild is a spectacular, rollercoaster of a show.
"27.11.2016 21:36:00" theprovince.com Toronto man who has been de-radicalizing Canadian terrorists being deported to the U.S. The case touches on an issue likely to become more widespread as ISIL continues to suffer losses: what to do with ex-foreign fighters Past has come to haunt a Toronto man who joined an Islamist group in his youth and has since disavowed extremism, even helping de-radicalize two former terror group members
"27.11.2016 20:36:00" theprovince.com Parents have been blaming wild behaviour on sugar for decades. But does it actually make kids hyper? Sugar tastes good but has no nutritional value. That means it doesn't help you grow or stay healthy Think sugar makes your kids hyper. Think again.
(Psst... while we're at it: Going outside with wet hair on a chilly day won't make your kids sick.) #life
"27.11.2016 20:00:00" theprovince.com Trial to begin for woman who used holistic medicine to treat fatally ill son Experts say the trial of a woman who turned to holistic medicine before the death of her seven-year-old son is likely to reignite a debate over the use of natural and alternative treatments. Tamara Lovett, 47, is charged with failing to provide the Tamara Lovett is charged with failing to provide the necessaries of life and with criminal negligence causing the death of her son Ryan
Ryan died in March 2013 after getting a strep infection that kept him bedridden for 10 days.
"27.11.2016 19:36:00" theprovince.com Jason Botchford: The top 10 reasons to feel good about the Canucks' mediocre start It was a painful first month for the Vancouver Canucks. There were few goals and fewer wins. But it wasn't all bad. We know, we know... the media can be hard on the Vancouver Canucks.
So here's 10 reasons why you can feel good about this year's team:
"27.11.2016 19:00:00" theprovince.com Trudeau on Castro: 'A legendary revolutionary' who improved education and healthcare Trudeau recently travelled to Cuba but was unable to meet with Castro, who had been a friend of his father Did Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "white-wash" Fidel Castro?
A lot of Canadians using #trudeaueulogies seem to think so.
"27.11.2016 18:36:00" theprovince.com Snowboarder, 27, dies on Whistler-Blackcomb The man was reportedly found unresponsive near a gladed area of Blackcomb Mountain dubbed Arthur's Choice Run A 27-year-old man has died following an apparent snowboarding accident at Whistler-Blackcomb Saturday afternoon.
"27.11.2016 17:36:00" theprovince.com Mike Smyth: Ticket fraudsters should face the music If you tried — and failed — to buy tickets last week to the big Bruno Mars concerts coming to Rogers Arena next summer, welcome to the club. It's about time B.C. bans ticket-buying bots, says the NDP.
What else needs to be changed in the ticket-selling industry to protect consumers?
"27.11.2016 17:00:00" theprovince.com Does this space suit make me look old? What astronauts can teach us about aging When Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield returned to Earth after nearly five months in space in 2013, he described his physical state as tottering around like an old man. Space travel ages you. Rapidly.
And that's exactly why geriatric researchers want to study how what happens to astronauts' bodies. #health
"27.11.2016 16:36:01" theprovince.com Simmering anger over public education could define 2017 B.C. election Kim Nowitsky didn't even vote in the last provincial election. All that campaign talk about the economy and LNG didn't catch her attention enough to actually cast a ballot. But come next May things… What's your No. 1 issue this provincial election?
"27.11.2016 15:36:02" vancouversun.com Stephen Hume: Want lower ICBC rates? Drop speed limits, get tough on lead-foot drivers B.C. Transportation Minister Todd Stone does have at his disposal a fast way to slow and even reduce ICBC's rising costs dramatically and quickly. Should B.C. bring back photo radar and lower speed limits?
"27.11.2016 14:36:00" theprovince.com Wayne Moriarty: Vancouver celebrates anniversary of paid parking — I won't bring cake I've not done well with resolutions in my life. For the past two years, I've tried to make it through an entire calendar without getting a parking ticket. It was 70 years ago this year that the city got its first parking meters.
Last week, Vancouver city council approved changes that will jack rates by $1 per hour at the busiest parking spots. The spots that get the least traffic will conversely cut rates
"27.11.2016 13:36:00" news.nationalpost.com Guilty texter's fatal mistake left a family without a father The crash that day – on Sept. 7, 2011 — would shatter the life of Cheryl Derry and the family she had formed with a man she first met 25 years earlier, when she was a nurse and he was in nursing school. In the span of 44 minutes, the teen typed and sent 12 text messages and read seven.
The last message he received was especially long: “It was so cold! Hahaha at least it was nice to get out of the city. Got drunk and just had fun and drove to kenora
"27.11.2016 12:36:00" theprovince.com To reverse damage of sitting, take a brisk, hour-long walk LONDON — If you spend all day sitting, then you might want to schedule some time for a brisk walk — just make sure you can spare at least an hour. Do you have a desk job? It could be as bad for you as smoking.
Scientists say you need to do at least an hour of "moderate intensity" exercises daily to undo the damage sitting all day does to your body. #health
"27.11.2016 11:36:00" news.nationalpost.com With more code than a Boeing jet, today's cars are so smart — they're making us dumb Picture this scenario: a teenager has just texted his crush, asking for a date. While driving to meet a friend, his phone dings and he thinks it might be her. Excited, he glances down just as a truck brakes in front of him. His parents' new car, which has Are all these new fancy safety features in our vehicles lulling us into a false sense of security?
"27.11.2016 11:36:00" theprovince.com Nova Scotia just fulfilled its longstanding dream to harness the tides with an underwater windmill In 2009, a prior attempt at an in-stream turbine in the Bay of Fundy ended in utter failure. Neat!
This power plant is simply placed on the bottom of the ocean to silently soak up the energy of incoming tides.
"27.11.2016 10:36:00" theprovince.com Not so loony: Why the Gray Jay soared to victory as Canada's would-be national bird The Royal Canadian Geographical Society recently stunned many Canadians by choosing the gray jay over the common loon as the organization's candidate to become Canada's national bird. The announcement was made on Nov. 16, 2016, at the College of Fellows' Not the loon, not the Canadian goose.
Our national bird is the Grey Jay — and for good reason.
Do you agree with the decision after reading the reasons why?
"27.11.2016 09:36:00" theprovince.com Mother of man shot and killed by Vancouver police files lawsuit The mother of a man who was shot and killed by Vancouver police has filed a lawsuit alleging police negligence. Phuong Na “Tony” Du, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia, was holding a piece of wood in his hands and knocking it against a fence when police approached him.
One officer shot a bean bag gun at him. Another officer then shot him with his firearm.
"27.11.2016 09:00:00" theprovince.com Christie Blatchford: Truth is, universities have never been champions of free speech At Ryerson, you were most free to speak as long as you clung to the conventional left-wing cant. Nothing has changed, as a quick survey of campuses shows
"27.11.2016 08:36:00" theprovince.com The directors behind Moana consider star Dwayne Johnson to be the new Angela Lansbury In Moana, Johnson gets to be in a Disney animated movie musical while paying tribute to his Polynesian heritage From wardrobe, to music, to dance rituals, the filmmakers behind The Little Mermaid and Aladdin made sure they got the Polynesian past right for Moana. #arts
What's your favourite Disney animated film?
"27.11.2016 08:00:00" theprovince.com Object found off B.C. coast thought to possibly be lost atomic bomb identified as harmless steel The Royal Canadian Navy used an underwater robot to check out the object. There was speculation it was either a Mark IV atomic bomb or part of the device lost in 1950 There was speculation the object was either a Mark IV atomic bomb or part of the device lost in 1950.
"27.11.2016 07:36:00" theprovince.com U.S. man fatally shoots teen, claiming "that's another piece of trash off the street" William Ronald Pulliam has been charged with murder in the shooting. Police are calling on federal authorities to determine whether it can be considered a hate crime The federal authorities will determine whether the case could be considered a hate crime.
"27.11.2016 07:00:00" theprovince.com Sneak attack: Rowdy Adidas shoe launch broken up by Vancouver police The release of a coveted adidas sneaker led to mayhem on Granville Street at the end of Black Friday. A YouTube video taken outside the adidas store shows a large group crowded around the front door, singing and chanting. Police eventually break up the The $150 shoes quickly sold out. By this afternoon, they were already hitting Craigslist for $1,200.
"27.11.2016 06:24:52" theprovince.com Canucks 3, Avalanche 2 (SO): Vancouver ends road trip on a high It wasn't quite a must-win, but it was close for the Canucks, who take two out of three games on the road with Saturday's victory Colorado's legalization of marijuana has added new meaning to the Mile High City, but nobody felt higher Saturday night than the Vancouver Canucks.
"27.11.2016 06:00:00" B.C. drivers are Canada's worst! OK, OK, we admit it... we're Canada's worst winter drivers.
Read more about how we're overly optimistic when it comes to driving in the snow here: http://bit.ly/2gk7gn0
"27.11.2016 05:00:00" theprovince.com Researchers fly drones through whale blow sprays to help measure humpback health Researchers are using a drone to obtain samples from the blow sprays of humpback whales on the B.C. coast and analyzing the contents as a way to measure health. Lance Barrett-Lennard, a whale scientist with the Vancouver Aquarium, said Saturday that a Researchers are essentially flying drones through whale snot.
"27.11.2016 04:36:00" theprovince.com U.S. colleges feared backlash over Trump win — so they removed flags and banned USA-themed parties Hampshire College, a small school in Massachusetts, announced that the American flag was being removed from campus, in a bid to calm tensions One U.S. college removed the American flag from campus, in a bid to calm tensions. It was later replaced, but flew at half mast.
"27.11.2016 04:00:00" theprovince.com Dozens fall ill after eating oysters in Tofino At least 48 people have suffered vomiting and diarrhea after eating oysters in Tofino. At least 48 people are having a s----y weekend.
Don't be shellfish, make sure you wash your hands if handling oysters.
"27.11.2016 03:36:00" theprovince.com Alberta continues controversial wolf cull as part of caribou recovery Despite ongoing criticism, the Alberta government is continuing with its wolf cull for another three years in an ongoing effort to save endangered caribou. The province has just closed a request for proposal for a helicopter to continue a program to Alberta is continuing its wolf cull — which includes shooting them from helicopters — for another three years.
"27.11.2016 03:00:00" theprovince.com Vancouver Aquarium mourns death of beluga Aurora, just days after daughter Qila dies There were glimmers of hope this past week that Aurora's health had taken a turn for the better. In the wake of the beluga deaths, should the Vancouver Aquarium proceed with its plans to expand the whale pools?
"27.11.2016 02:37:36" theprovince.com Surrey police investigating after two bodies discovered within 24 hours Surrey police are investigating after two bodies were discovered within 24 hours, one in a ditch and another next to a grocery store. Mounties are investigating after a body was found in a water-filled ditch in the 3600-block of 176th Street in Surrey this afternoon.
The investigation comes after a second body was discovered Friday night next to a grocery store.
The cause of death in
"27.11.2016 02:00:00" news.nationalpost.com Driven to distraction: With more code than a Boeing jet, today's cars are so smart — they're making us dumb Picture this scenario: a teenager has just texted his crush, asking for a date. While driving to meet a friend, his phone dings and he thinks it might be her. Excited, he glances down just as a truck brakes in front of him. His parents' new car, which has Do you find your vehicle's new-fangled safety features distracting?
"27.11.2016 01:35:00" theprovince.com Aspiring farmers might look to 'free leases' to realize Green Acres goals If you're ready to pack in the city life and take up farming, a few folks who have had the experience have some good —and bad — news for you. Have you ever thought about farming but can't afford to buy the property?
Turns out you might not need to buy land in order to get started. #life
"27.11.2016 00:36:00" theprovince.com Eat, drink, shop: Vancouver department stores offer some stylish food options Quickening pulse rates. Hyperventilation. Intensity. Can you sense it in shopping malls as they set up for audiences with Santa and holiday music? Forget the food court.
Department stores are opening up some rather stylish restaurants where you can eat, drink and cling to sanity while you shop. #life