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"23.02.2017 19:04:00" vancouversun.com Sculpture enthusiasts want to turn back the sands of time in B.C. The world championships that started in White Rock in 1979, and eventually moved to Harrison Hot Springs, finally left B.C. for the U.S. after 2008, when costs proved prohibitive for the local society that ran the event. Would you like to see sand sculpture competitions return to B.C.?
"23.02.2017 18:47:50" vancouversun.com Pamela Anderson to campaign for men falsely accused of rape B.C. actress Pamela Anderson is planning to start campaigning for men who have been falsely accused of rape.
"23.02.2017 18:24:11" vancouversun.com Vancouver man dies following motorcycle crash in Kitsilano Vancouver police say the motorcyclist was travelling southbound on MacDonald at West Broadway when he collided with an Audi making a left turn onto Broadway. A 39-year-old Vancouver man has died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Kitsilano on Wednesday morning.
"23.02.2017 18:15:04" vancouversun.com Focus on B.C. borders as Donald Trump ramps up immigration crackdown Bellingham-based Greg Boos specializes in cross-border issues and he sees strong parallels to what happened in the mid-1980s, when much of Central America was embroiled in civil wars. The surge of asylum seekers walking across the Canadian border to escape Donald Trump's tough talk on refugees and illegal immigrants is a phenomenon that hasn't been seen in three decades, according to an American immigration lawyer.
"23.02.2017 18:00:51" vancouversun.com 'Sometimes people change': Maryland shop owner offering to cover racist tattoos for free Owner Dave Cutlip has been tattooing for 25 years and now he is using his skills to help people move on from a hate-filled past "Sometimes, people change."
"23.02.2017 17:40:11" vancouversun.com Fiddling as Rome burned: Inside the 96 hours that brought down Milo Yiannopoulos Before Milo Yiannopoulos gained (and lost) a Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) invitation, a book deal and a job, the now-former Breitbart News writer had already said and written many offensive things “Milo,” the personality, was built on the idea of triggering liberals. Here's how it all came crashing down.
"23.02.2017 17:20:00" vancouversun.com Catching up with 'Hurt Bae' and her viral breakup fame NEW YORK, N.Y. - What does a truly nasty breakup get you? Internet fame, for some, or is it more like notoriety? Have you seen this? We catch up with the couple in the "Hurt Bae" video, which has been viewed about 48 million times on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, spawning the hashtag "Hurt Bae" and a slew of funny parodies and other memes.
"23.02.2017 17:12:55" vancouversun.com Burnaby RCMP warns public after woman sexually assaulted at SFU The suspect is described as tall with a medium-to-heavy build, a deep voice with no accent, and wearing a grey, long sleeved hoodie or shirt. Alert: If you have any information on this sex assault at Simon Fraser University, please call Burnaby RCMP at 604-294-7922 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
"23.02.2017 17:10:18" vancouversun.com 'We will not accept it:' Mexico on U.S. plan to deport non-Mexicans across southern border Against this backdrop, the two sides planned to discuss Thursday how to move forward in day-to-day relations, which include US$1.5 billion in daily commerce. Mexico's foreign minister drew a sharp line against “unilateral” U.S. immigration policies Thursday.
"23.02.2017 16:54:00" vancouversun.com Everyone was dead: When Europeans first came to B.C., they stepped into the aftermath of a holocaust In the beautiful vistas of the Pacific Northwest, George Vancouver came upon whole villages strewn with nothing but bones Explorer George Vancouver seems to have gone to his grave never grasping the full gravity of what he witnessed in B.C. The “docile” and “cordial” people he met were the shattered survivors of an apocalypse, one of the most devastating plagues in human
"23.02.2017 16:50:36" Timeline Photos LIVE, Friday at 12 p.m.: Join us right here on Facebook as MMA writer E. Spencer Kyte chats with Julia "The Jewel" Budd in a special edition of Fight Talk Friday. Post your questions for Budd in the Comments and we'll get as many to her as possible.
"23.02.2017 16:39:47" vancouversun.com Calgary seniors shocked at being fingerprinted, photographed by U.S. border officials Calgary seniors Carl and Sandra Hannigan were looking forward to a stress-free flight home after a 10-day visit to Mexico. But the two said they were stunned when U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials pulled them aside at the Salt Lake City Calgary seniors Carl and Sandra Hannigan were stunned when U.S. officials pulled them aside at an airport to fingerprint and photograph them.
"23.02.2017 16:20:00" vancouversun.com Abbotsford police investigate pedestrian fatality Abbotsford police attended the accident scene in the 33400 block of Marshall Road at 7:30 p.m. and located a seriously injured female pedestrian and a damaged Chevrolet Venture van nearby. A 79-year-old woman is dead following a pedestrian accident in Abbotsford Wednesday night.
"23.02.2017 16:00:00" vancouversun.com Supreme Court to hear appeals about Trinity Western University law school The cases pit religious freedom against gay and lesbian rights. The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear two appeals involving a British Columbia Christian university's efforts to have future graduates from its proposed law school accredited as lawyers.
"23.02.2017 15:40:00" vancouversun.com Throwback Thursday: Trump family came to promote 'sexy' tower in 2013 The Trump sons will be back Tuesday for the grand opening of the tower. "I think it will be very, very sexy."
The Trump family came to Vancouver in 2013 to promote the city's Trump tower, and Postmedia reporter Dan Fumano sat down to talk to Eric Trump then about “the best building in Vancouver.”
"23.02.2017 15:14:51" vancouversun.com Minor quakes hit off Vancouver Island and in Washington State PORT HARDY -- A magnitude 4.4 earthquake rumbled off the coast of British Columbia late Wednesday night. Did you feel the quakes last night?
"23.02.2017 15:12:29" vancouversun.com B.C. Liberal budget puts squeeze on NDP's big-ticket promises, say experts The focus on boosting spending for education, health and child-welfare initiatives leaves the New Democrats on the outside on issues consistently on their agenda. The Liberal government's new budget tries to "kneecap the NDP in terms of major policy planks the NDP might want to pursue," says a political expert.
"23.02.2017 14:41:05" vancouversun.com VSB facing shortfall of at least $12 million for next year The Vancouver School Board will be facing a shortfall of at least $12 million for the 2017-2018 school year. "We have to start looking outside the box and looking at ways to bringing revenues into the district to offset the structural deficit. It's a challenge."
"23.02.2017 14:00:04" vancouversun.com Vancouver's little yellow schoolhouse gets another reprieve The Vancouver school board's appointed trustee decided Wednesday to put off a decision about the little yellow schoolhouse at General Gordon elementary. The schoolhouse was built in 1912 and housed a Montessori preschool until last spring.
"23.02.2017 07:10:00" vancouversun.com Fraser Health nursing homes adopt assessment tool that reduces patient transfers to hospital Nursing homes across the Fraser Health region are adopting a tool that has reduced transfers of patients to emergency departments by as much as 71 per cent. Taking care facility residents to hospital can be unnecessary and can lead to serious or even fatal complications such as delirium, falls and hospital acquired infections. So, if it's possible, treating nursing home patients where they reside is
"23.02.2017 06:40:00" vancouversun.com City cash will help fund Downtown Eastside Drinker's Lounge Vancouver city councillors approved about $450,000 in mental health and addictions supports, including cash for a Drinker's Lounge in the Downtown Eastside. About $35,000 will go to the Portland Hotel Society to help fund its Drinker's Lounge, a managed alcohol program.
"23.02.2017 06:10:01" vancouversun.com Christy Clark tells board of trade an MSP cut was best way to dole out surplus Premier Christy Clark is defending her decision to cut Medical Services Plan premiums in her budget, saying it will provide a much larger benefit to the middle class than a reduction to s… "I went back and thought OK if we have a $2 billion surplus I think the best place to start is lets figure out how we give at least half of that, if not more, back to the people," Clark said.
"23.02.2017 05:40:00" vancouversun.com Downtown Eastside gentrification creating 'zones of exclusion' for residents: community group A group representing low-income residents in the Downtown Eastside and Chinatown has slammed growing gentrification in the area, noting people already on the fringes are being further marginalized … “We call them 'zones of exclusion' because they exclude low-income people. They (the businesses) are expensive and these are places where low-income people don't feel welcome, and they are stigmatized when they enter these shops."
"23.02.2017 05:10:00" vancouversun.com Downtown Eastside pharmacy fined 'unfairly' by strata, judge rules A judge has ruled in favour of a pharmacist who claims a strata council levied fines against his Downtown Eastside pharmacy in a "campaign" to push the business and its customers out of the buildin… In her judgment issued Monday, Justice Elaine J. Adair called the strata's fines "burdensome, harsh and wrongful" and their actions "oppressive and significantly unfair."
"23.02.2017 04:40:00" vancouversun.com CN takes district of West Vancouver to court over alleged encroachments near popular sea walk If CN Rail gets its way, one of the most popular seawalls in West Vancouver may be off limits to the public. The District of West Vancouver says it is challenging a bid by the Canadian National Railway to shut down access to much of the Centennial Seawalk that runs along a railway corridor after CN sought to charge the district $3.7 million in rent per year for
"23.02.2017 04:10:00" vancouversun.com Former UN associate dies in halfway house months before reuniting with family Johnny "K-9" Kroitoru was a colourful former wrestler, bit actor and biker who pleaded guilty in 2013 to conspiring to kill the Bacon brothers. “All he wanted was to change his life and be a better man and father. I know he made some horrible decisions in his life, but he paid for that big-time. He was a good man to those that knew and loved him.”
"23.02.2017 03:40:01" vancouversun.com Focus on B.C. borders as Donald Trump ramps up immigration crackdown The surge of asylum seekers walking across the Canadian border to escape Donald Trump's tough talk on refugees and illegal immigrants is a phenomenon that hasn't been seen in three decades, accordi… “What Trump is doing right now with those new regulations, he's going to generate a lot of desperate people who are going to be pressing on Canada's border."
"23.02.2017 03:10:00" vancouversun.com Burnaby RCMP warns public after woman sexually assaulted at SFU Burnaby RCMP is warning the public after a woman was sexually assaulted Tuesday night at Simon Fraser University's Burnaby mountain campus while returning to her car. SFU-Burnaby students are urged to be cautious after a woman was sexually assaulted while walking to her car on Tuesday night.
"23.02.2017 02:40:01" vancouversun.com Ian Mulgrew: Collapse of Abbotsford police investigation robs B.C. cop watchdog of bite The B.C. Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner says it can't provide proper oversight as a result of the collapse of a sweeping investigation into the Abbotsford Police Department. "It's not a good outcome from our perspective. There are 122 allegations here that we would have liked to have seen investigated."
"23.02.2017 00:45:11" vancouversun.com Jason Botchford: There is no option — Canucks need to sell, sell, sell The Canucks have to do something this organization either hasn't been able or willing to do in long time, nearly two decades. They have to sell.
"23.02.2017 00:40:00" vancouversun.com Health Canada approves sale of irradiated ground beef, says can reduce bacteria The federal government has approved the sale of ground beef that has been treated with radiant energy similar to X-rays. Mark Klassen, a spokesman for the Canadian Cattlemen's Association, compared the health benefits of irradiated beef to the effect of milk pasteurization at the beginning of the last century.
"23.02.2017 00:00:01" vancouversun.com Video: Pet massage? 'Bodywork' can improve an aging animal's quality of life What's holding back Sakura, a salt-and-pepper-haired stunner, from sharing her thoughts on the aging ordeal? Well, she's a dog. Have you considered massages for your pet?
"23.02.2017 00:00:00" vancouversun.com Ontario high school teacher who pushed anti-vaccination views found guilty of professional misconduct An Ontario teacher stormed out of his tribunal hearing after he was found guilty of professional misconduct for shouting at students at a vaccination clinic An Ontario teacher stormed out of his tribunal hearing after he was found guilty of professional misconduct for shouting at students attending a vaccination clinic, arguing that vaccines for polio and diphtheria could cause death.
"22.02.2017 23:40:01" vancouversun.com Luck, fate and lots of eights: As Asian high-rollers courted, concern grows about problem gambling Asian-Americans contributed as much as 25 per cent of casino revenues, The New York Times reported in 2011. No Canadian figures were available. Across North America, the gambling industry's courting of Asian high-rollers is intensifying. But how to explain the love affair so many Asians seem to have with gambling?
"22.02.2017 23:35:00" vancouversun.com Video: Pet massage? 'Bodywork' can improve an aging animal's quality of life What's holding back Sakura, a salt-and-pepper-haired stunner, from sharing her thoughts on the aging ordeal? Well, she's a dog. Maybe pet massage is just what the doctor ordered for your pooch.
"22.02.2017 23:33:56" vancouversun.com Trump sons in Vancouver: Protest and party planning precede next week's visit Plans for protests on the arrival of Eric and Donald Trump Jr. in Vancouver next week for the official opening of the Trump International Hotel and Tower are changing as details about the day's schedule emerge.
"22.02.2017 23:12:04" The benefits of dog massage Video: Vancouver-based animal masseuse Marta Banat of All Paws Massage discusses the benefits of dog massage — for pets young and old — and showcases a few easy moves pet parents can try at home.
"22.02.2017 23:10:00" vancouversun.com Bill Maher on Milo Yiannopoulos's downfall: 'You're welcome' Old videos resurfaced that featured Yiannopoulos condoning a hypothetical relationship between a 13-year-old who's “sexually mature” and older men. The statements, even he later admitted, took a flip approach to pedophilia. How does Maher feel about his role in Milo Yiannopoulos's public meltdown? “As I say, sunlight is the best disinfectant,” he said during an interview with the New York Times. “You're welcome.”
"22.02.2017 22:56:45" How do housing bubbles work? Everything you need to know about housing bubbles.
"22.02.2017 22:46:00" vancouversun.com Trump administration to lift transgender bathroom guidance The decision would be a reversal of an Obama-era directive advising public schools to grant bathroom access to students in line with their expressed gender identity and not necessarily the gender on their birth certificate. The Trump administration will revoke federal guidelines that tell public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity, the White House said Wednesday.
"22.02.2017 22:20:00" vancouversun.com B.C. medical services premium cut a strategic 'bang for the buck,' Christy Clark says Clark said a one-per-cent cut in the PST would have saved middle-class taxpayers $200 a year, while a planned 50-per-cent cut to medical premiums announced in Tuesday's budget will save them up to $900 a year. Premier Christy Clark says her government considered cutting the provincial sales tax, but decided slashing British Columbia's medical service premiums would keep more money in taxpayers' pockets.
"22.02.2017 22:00:02" vancouversun.com B.C.'s chief doctor says Canada's addiction-treatment system is broken VANCOUVER -- British Columbia's chief medical officer says far more needs to be done to bridge the divide between mental-health and addiction treatment in order to tackle Canada's growing overdose … B.C. has been ground zero for Canada's opioid crisis, and more than 900 people died from illicit drug overdoses last year.
"22.02.2017 21:37:00" vancouversun.com Killer whales are 'terrorizing' narwhal as melting Arctic ice gives them easier access to prey The decline in ice due to global warming means killer whales arrive earlier, leave later, and are greater in number. 'I think the narwhal are scared to death' A study has concluded that the increased presence of killer whales in Arctic waters is intimidating narwhal into drastically changing their behaviour.
"22.02.2017 21:27:12" vancouversun.com B.C. RCMP say this man should be considered armed and dangerous RCMP in B.C. have issued a Canada-wide warrant for a Prince George man charged with attempted murder. Have you seen this man? Call 9-1-1 immediately.
"22.02.2017 21:25:36" vancouversun.com Three more arrested in connection with east Vancouver kidnapping, murders Homicide detectives have arrested the three remaining suspects wanted in connection with a kidnapping and double homicide last September in east Vancouver. On Sept. 17, Vancouver police were called to a house on Dieppe Place, a quiet residential cul-de-sac near Grandview Highway and Boundary Road. Inside, they found the bodies of 29-year-old Samantha Le and 24-year-old Xuan Vanvy Bacao, a terrified but
"22.02.2017 20:40:00" vancouversun.com 'Your throat will be slit': Canadian's Muslim talk show in India triggers threats, a bounty on head The reception was explosive when Tarek Fatah took his commentary to India, where Hindu-Muslim tensions simmer below surface An infuriated critic put a bounty on the Canadian Tarek Fatah's head, while one of his own guests suggested on air that he be decapitated.
"22.02.2017 20:20:00" vancouversun.com Four inmates charged in jailhouse attack on triple murderer Douglas Garland Charged with aggravated assault are Brandon Richards, 34, Connor Skipper, 20, Michael Bohdan, 30 and 18-year-old Tristan Thom. City police have charged four inmates in the jailhouse attack last weekend on convicted triple murderer Douglas Garland.
"22.02.2017 20:05:02" vancouversun.com Awards mocking wasteful spending target City of Victoria The City of Victoria wins the municipal waste award for the Johnson Street Bridge replacement project that the federation says has ballooned from $63 million to $105 million over five years, and is… One award is for the province's electric vehicle incentive program, which the federation says provides subsidies for luxury cars, while the other is a lifetime achievement award for what the spending watchdog says is the lengthy mishandling of Ontario's
"22.02.2017 19:46:00" vancouversun.com Is there anyone out there? 7 Earth-like planets discovered orbiting nearby star When astronomers eyeball little stars twinkling through their telescopes, they now know for certain that circling around some of them are worlds not unlike our own. A Dutch-led international research has discovered a solar system 40 light years away, with seven Earth-size planets revolving around a small star.
"22.02.2017 19:38:06" vancouversun.com Earth-size worlds are found orbiting star; could hold life This cluster of planets is less than 40 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius, according to NASA and the Belgian-led research team who announced the discovery Wednesday. For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life.
"22.02.2017 19:20:00" vancouversun.com Trump's 3,000 websites — and what they say about his rise to power Only a small fraction of Trump's thousands of domain names link to actual websites. TrumpArmy.com, Trump.cheap and many others are bought and paid for, but not used Donald Trump's 3,000 websites — and what they say about his rise to power, from TrumpMustGo to InTrumpWeTrust.
"22.02.2017 19:00:04" vancouversun.com Calgary seniors shocked at being fingerprinted, photographed by U.S. border officials Calgary seniors Carl and Sandra Hannigan were looking forward to a stress-free flight home after a 10-day visit to Mexico. But the two said they were stunned when U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials pulled them aside at the Salt Lake City These Calgary seniors say they were stunned when U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials pulled them aside at the Salt Lake City International Airport to fingerprint and photograph them.
"22.02.2017 18:42:45" Timeline Photos It feels like spring, and it looks like it too! Carolyn Ali spotted these first cherry blossoms near Stanley Park.
(Photo: @carolynali1, Instagram)
"22.02.2017 18:40:06" vancouversun.com Everyone was dead: When Europeans first came to B.C., they stepped into the aftermath of a holocaust In the beautiful vistas of the Pacific Northwest, George Vancouver came upon whole villages strewn with nothing but bones Explorer George Vancouver seems to have gone to his grave never grasping the full gravity of what he witnessed in B.C. The “docile” and “cordial” people he met were the shattered survivors of an apocalypse, one of the most devastating plagues in human
"22.02.2017 18:20:00" vancouversun.com 'Princess of pot' opens a Cannabis Culture shop on Bank Street Canada's Princess of pot Jodie Emery led a dozen protesters on Parliament Hill Wednesday morning to demand the government act quickly to legalize marijuana and immediately stop arresting people for simple possession. They chanted “Stop arresting people!” Canada's “princess of pot” says she's opening a Cannabis Culture shop in Ottawa Wednesday.
"22.02.2017 18:11:00" vancouversun.com 'Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?': Airport video shows Harrison Ford runway mixup Seventy-four-year-old star's single-engine aircraft mistakenly swoops over an American Airlines 737 with 116 on board as actor lands on wrong laneway Video: An American Airlines 737 is taxiing slowly. Then Ford's yellow, single-engine Aviat Husky suddenly zooms in from the right of the frame, flying low over the airliner.
"22.02.2017 18:03:00" vancouversun.com Iceland's president says he would not, after all, ban pineapple as a pizza topping Iceland's president has strong feelings about pineapple as a pizza topping, and it has created a social media storm.
Gudni Th. Johannesson disclosed his opposition to pineapple on pizza to Icelandic high school students last week. Icelandic media
"22.02.2017 17:54:00" vancouversun.com Police corruption: Probe of allegations against Abbotsford officers dropped The reason: Court decisions blocked the office's civilian investigators from seeing police evidence about informants. A probe of more than 100 corruption allegations against 14 Abbotsford police officers has been dropped. Now, 122 allegations of misconduct against Abbotsford officers will be left open with no outcome.
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"22.02.2017 17:45:01" vancouversun.com 10 doctors and 10 pharmacies gave addicted patient 26 prescriptions of opioids, no questions asked The College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. discovered the case while doing a routine review of prescribing patterns on the PharmaNet database where all dispensed prescriptions are recorded. Over a four-month period, a 39-year old B.C. man went doctor shopping to obtain opioids and other addictive drugs, finding 10 willing doctors to write a few dozen prescriptions and 10 pharmacies to fill them.
"22.02.2017 17:32:04" vancouversun.com For $55, a phone and an iPod, two teens shot 14-year-old girl in the back of the head, authorities say Deserae Turnern disappeared on Friday night; she was found hours later, shot in the head and clinging to life in a canal One boy allegedly shot Deserae Turner in the head with a .22 caliber handgun. The teenagers stole her iPod, her phone and US$55 she was carrying in her purse.
"22.02.2017 16:22:00" vancouversun.com 10 doctors and 10 pharmacies gave addicted patient 26 prescriptions of opioids, no questions asked Over a four-month period, a 39-year old B.C. man went doctor shopping to obtain opioids and other addictive drugs Is it too easy to get opioids and other addictive drugs in B.C.?
"22.02.2017 16:00:00" vancouversun.com Calgary seniors shocked at being fingerprinted, mug-shotted by U.S. border officials The couple were looking forward to a stress-flee flight home after a visit to Mexico. Calgary seniors Carl and Sandra Hannigan were stunned when U.S. officials pulled them aside at an airport to fingerprint and photograph them.
"22.02.2017 15:40:00" vancouversun.com Suspects in death of North Korean leader's brother coated hands with poison, police suggest The North Korean Embassy ridiculed the police account of Kim Jong Nam's death, demanding the immediate release of the two 'innocent women' The two women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea's ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals, then wipe them on his face, police in Malaysia said Wednesday.
"22.02.2017 15:20:00" vancouversun.com Christie Blatchford: Complacency is the culture in courts The entire justice system seems to be geared toward wasting time. Do you think our court system is in need of reform?
"22.02.2017 15:00:00" vancouversun.com Uber CEO apologizes for company culture after harassment claims In its almost eight-year history, Uber has been buffeted by near-constant controversy At a meeting open to all Uber Technologies Inc. employees on Tuesday, Travis Kalanick apologized for cultural failings at his company after a former employee alleged she was harassed and discriminated against while working there.
"22.02.2017 14:40:36" vancouversun.com Police identify victim of Abbotsford homicide, release trio The victim of Abbotsford's latest homicide was known to police and his death is believed to linked to gang violence in the Lower Mainland, said police. “This homicide was a brazen shooting that occurred in a quiet residential neighbourhood, and fortunately no one else was hurt."
"22.02.2017 14:00:01" vancouversun.com Reaction mixed from interest groups responding to B.C. budget VICTORIA -- British Columbia's 2017-18 budget was announced Tuesday by Finance Minister Mike de Jong and elicited mixed reactions from interest groups across the province. "Now that it's election time, the government is singularly focused on having you forget everything they have ever done." - Carole James, Opposition NDP finance critic
"22.02.2017 07:40:00" vancouversun.com Island Health suspends $174M electronic health-record system Island Health has pressed the pause button on its new iHealth system, suspending the $174-million, electronic health-record system at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital to give exhausted health… “Despite everybody trying really, really hard, there's a level of exhaustion on the site."
"22.02.2017 07:10:00" vancouversun.com Vancouver café becoming new island for Indonesian community The cosy interior of Liza Wajong's new Vancouver café — Nusa — may only be 400-square-feet in size. “For me, the work is not pressure, because I'm doing this with a purpose — not just to be successful, but be ethical and sustainable. If we can grow the community both here and in Indonesia, then why not?”
"22.02.2017 06:40:00" vancouversun.com Will Reid Boucher 'fit' ultimately be a hit for Canucks? Reid Boucher went to California with his girlfriend this week during the National Hockey League's mandated five-day break. Do the Canucks see something in Reid Boucher or were they just filling a roster spot when they claimed him on waivers?
"22.02.2017 06:10:00" vancouversun.com Payroll glitch: Months later, Kent prison guard still getting stiffed on pay A guard at B.C.'s Kent Institution is among thousands of federal government employees still plagued by payroll shortfalls and inconsistencies a year after the government rolled out its computerized… “I've been cordial, I've been really patient, and it's just getting to the point now ... I'm like are you guys even trained to do this, what is going on here."
"22.02.2017 05:40:01" vancouversun.com B.C. budget puts money back into 'hollowed-out' social-services The provincial budget gave back to its beleaguered social-service ministries, pledging $796 million over the next three years to deal with service deficits, including a specific contribution to fix… Finance Minister Mike de Jong tabled a budget that put $796 million over the next three years into the spending plans for the Ministry of Children and Family Development and Social Development and Social Innovation.
"22.02.2017 05:10:00" vancouversun.com Vaughn Palmer: De Jong makes reluctant U-turn on medicare premiums VICTORIA — After years of defending Medical Service Plan premiums as essential to helping pay for health care, Finance Minister Mike de Jong announced in Tuesday's provincial budget speech the… De Jong conceded the effectiveness of the campaign against MSP premiums Tuesday, telling reporters that getting rid of them was a constant plea during the government's pre-budget consultations.
"22.02.2017 04:40:00" vancouversun.com Elusive male wolf 'captured' in lucky island encounter off Vancouver Island Nature photographer Nancy Brown-Schembri was just along for the ride. What she got exceeded — pardon the expression — her wildest expectations. "It was a lucky encounter. We weren't even looking for him. He just wandered out of the woods and sat down on the rock."
"22.02.2017 04:10:00" vancouversun.com Vancouver Aquarium to spend $20 million on belugas pens despite upcoming ban The Vancouver Aquarium plans to spend $20 million to expand its beluga habitat, despite plans to stop displaying the whales within a decade. Expansion of the beluga habitat and re-introduction of up to five non-breeding animals is expected to be complete by early 2019, leaving just 10 years before the program is phased out.
"22.02.2017 03:40:00" vancouversun.com One-quarter of Vancouver homes could be torn down by 2030, UBC study finds An architecture professor at the University of British Columbia says about a quarter of detached homes in Vancouver could be torn down in just over a decade.
"22.02.2017 03:40:00" vancouversun.com B.C. budget offers cut to MSP premiums, but no reduction to PST or income tax VICTORIA – Major tax cuts promised by Premier Christy Clark largely failed to materialize in Tuesday's provincial budget, replaced instead by partial future relief from medical premiums and spendin… The cuts wouldn't come into effect until Jan. 1, 2018 — eight months after the May 9 election.
"22.02.2017 03:15:07" vancouversun.com Police corruption: Probe of Abbotsford allegations ends, highlighting hole in oversight B.C.'s Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner has dropped a probe of over 100 corruption allegations against 14 Abbotsford police officers, citing court decisions that blocked the office's&nbs… "When you look at these serious allegations without an outcome, I think that would be concerning to members of the public."
"22.02.2017 03:14:25" vancouversun.com Father, son killed in head-on collision w/ each other in Alabama: 'You really just can't imagine it' Jeffrey and Austin Brasher both died in as their trucks collided on Saturday morning, as one drove home from a party and the other to work. Police say alcohol may have been a factor Unbelievable, and horrific.
"22.02.2017 02:40:00" vancouversun.com About 9,000 complaints from B.C. patients, mostly about their care B.C. patients and their family members or other advocates filed 8,896 complaints last year about their treatment and handling by staff in hospitals and other health facilities, according to th… Complaints ranged from minor (not getting care for a nosebleed in an emergency department or patients' belongings being stolen) to deaths from misdiagnoses, surgical delays or mishaps.
"22.02.2017 02:32:14" The Province The Patcast live from Eagle Ridge Chevrolet Buick GMC: Jeff Paterson is joined by Postmedia hockey writer Jason Botchford to talk about possible moves the Vancouver Canucks can make at the NHL trade deadline.
"22.02.2017 02:10:00" vancouversun.com Treats for business in B.C. budget, but concerns as well over Trump-led administration Businesses are getting a boost from B.C.'s $50.2-billion operating budget from tax cuts to eliminate the provincial sales tax on electricity and reduce the small-business corporate income tax. “The U.S. is a bit of a wild card right now. If that trade (with the U.S.) is impacted, it's going to have an effect on us.”
"22.02.2017 02:01:13" The Province The Patcast live from Eagle Ridge Chevrolet Buick GMC: Jeff Paterson is joined by Postmedia hockey writer Jason Botchford to talk about possible moves the Vancouver Canucks can make at the NHL trade deadline.
"22.02.2017 00:10:00" vancouversun.com One-quarter of Vancouver homes could be torn down by 2030, UBC study finds An architecture professor at the University of British Columbia says about a quarter of detached homes in Vancouver could be torn down in just over a decade.
"21.02.2017 23:53:32" 5 things to know about B.C. Budget 2017 Video: 5 things you should know about B.C. Budget 2017
Story: B.C. budget offers cut to MSP premiums, but no reduction to PST or income tax http://ow.ly/Tlxg309emmK
"21.02.2017 23:53:00" vancouversun.com Plucky N.Y. bull that led police chase escapes slaughterhouse only to die on its way to a shelter A plucky bull escaped from a slaughterhouse and led police on a wild chase through the streets of Queens on Tuesday only to die on its way to a shelter.
"21.02.2017 23:24:00" vancouversun.com Hollywood North: Kate Winslet, Idris Elba spotted kissing (for a movie) in Vancouver today Vancouver stargazers caught a glimpse of some A-list talent sharing a kiss in Coal Harbour afternoon. Kate Winslet and Idris Elba, in Vancouver shooting the survival/romance movie The Mountain Between Us, embraced and kissed while filming a pivotal scene in Oceanic Plaza (1066 West Hastings) outside the Meat & Bread restaurant.
"21.02.2017 23:10:00" vancouversun.com New trial date set for accused human smuggler after B.C. jury unable to reach verdict A new trial date has been set for a Sri Lankan man accused of smuggling hundreds of Tamil migrants to Canada aboard a decrepit cargo ship.
"21.02.2017 22:47:10" vancouversun.com B.C. budget puts money back into 'hollowed-out' social-services The provincial budget gave back to its beleaguered social-service ministries, pledging $796 million over the next three years to deal with service deficits, including a specific contribution to fixing problems in the welfare system for indigenous
"21.02.2017 22:30:57" vancouversun.com B.C. education budget boosted to cover court win, rising enrolment B.C. Budget 2017: Education got a significant boost in the pre-election provincial budget, although most of the $740 million is already spoken for.
"21.02.2017 22:20:00" vancouversun.com The important questions: Should you add your boss on Facebook? Letting them into your intimate social network is never a good idea. Are you friends with your boss on Facebook? How has that worked out for you?
"21.02.2017 22:02:04" vancouversun.com BC offers tax cuts in provincial budget Finance Minister Mike de Jong resisted calls to cut the provincial sales tax, or personal income tax, to honour the premier's promise to return surplus funds back to taxpayers' wallets. Major tax cuts promised by Premier Christy Clark largely failed to materialize in Tuesday's provincial budget, replaced instead by partial future relief from medical premiums and spending increases for health care, child welfare and education.
"21.02.2017 22:01:07" vancouversun.com B.C. Budget 2017: Here's how it will affect your bottom line Despite the premier's hype, and rampant speculation, the government did not cut the Provincial Sales Tax, nor did it lower personal income tax rates for British Columbians. Here's how B.C. Budget 2017 will make a difference to you. What are your thoughts?
"21.02.2017 21:58:00" vancouversun.com The loonie effect: Fewer Canadians visit the U.S. for third year in a row, while other international travel soars The trend is the opposite for American visitors to Canada, which rose 8.3 per cent in 2016 and 8.4 per cent in 2015 With our low loonie, are you making fewer visits to the U.S.?
"21.02.2017 21:48:35" Timeline Photos BREAKING: B.C.'s new budget offers a 50 per cent cut to Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums for two million British Columbians, as well as increased spending for education, health care and child welfare. But there's no cut to the PST or income taxes.
"21.02.2017 21:40:00" vancouversun.com Milo Yiannopoulos resigns as editor of Breitbart Tech after video shows him endorsing pedophilia Milo Yiannopoulos has been a flame-throwing provocateur whose writing has offended women, Muslims, blacks and gay people ever since former Breitbart executive chairman Stephen K. Bannon hired him as a senior editor in 2014 Milo Yiannopoulos, the incendiary writer and commentator who helped make Breitbart News a leading organ of the “alt-right,” resigned from the news organization Tuesday after a video of him endorsing pedophilia surfaced online over the weekend.
"21.02.2017 21:39:17" Poll: Who are you voting for in the upcoming provincial election and why? A new poll has the Liberals and the NDP deadlocked at 37% among decided voters.
"21.02.2017 21:20:00" vancouversun.com Iconic fast-food chain McDonald's debuts all-day breakfast at most of its 1,400 restaurants across Canada Craving an Egg McMuffin or hotcakes at 7 p.m., instead of 7 a.m.? McDonald's now has you covered.
The iconic fast-food chain debuted its all-day breakfast at most of its 1,400 restaurants across Canada on Tuesday, weeks after the rollout started ear Now you can have an Egg McMuffin any time you feel like it.
"21.02.2017 21:04:18" vancouversun.com Runaway cow leads police on wild chase through N.Y.C. suburb after it was shot w/ tranquilizer dart The black bull or steer was caught on camera and it ran down the streets of a busy New York suburb and evaded capture by squeezing through openings The cow trotted through a residential neighbourhood with several tranquilizer darts stuck in its hide before it was captured.
"21.02.2017 21:00:01" vancouversun.com Vancouver's Arts Club Theatre 'heart' Bill Millerd to step down as artistic managing director The 73-year-old Millerd has run the Arts Club since 1972 — for 45 of its 54 years — building it into the biggest urban theatre in the country (excluding Ontario's Stratford and Shaw festivals). Bill Millerd, who has overseen Vancouver's Arts Club Theatre Company for over 40 years, will step down as artistic managing director at the end of the 2017-18 season.
"21.02.2017 20:30:00" vancouversun.com B.C. First Nations couple convicted in wildlife trafficking case argue rights precede laws Jay Coutts and Farah Palmer were convicted in May following a trial in Kamloops provincial court. Both were found guilty of trafficking in wildlife, while Coutts was convicted of an additional count of hunting during prohibited hours. A First Nations couple found guilty last year of trafficking wildlife is asking a judge to throw out the convictions based on aboriginal rights — privileges they argue allow them to continue “pre-contact customs” even if they violate today's laws.
"21.02.2017 20:29:44" National Post Music Join #NPMusic as we host weekly performances of original songs and covers from some of the most critically acclaimed names in music. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and don't miss out on new videos and
"21.02.2017 20:06:00" vancouversun.com Parents of man killed in 2015 kidnapping fear justice not being served Sun is particularly upset that the killer of his son — who arrived in Vancouver at age 15 to attend high school after they agreed Canada was a safe country — is only facing a manslaughter charge after being told originally that the charge would be fi The Chinese parents of a man who was abducted and killed in North Vancouver two years ago fear that justice may not be served when their son's killer appears in court Tuesday for sentencing.
"21.02.2017 19:38:00" vancouversun.com Tickets for Pemberton Music Festival go on sale Thursday The four-day festival, ranked among the top 10 grossing festivals in the world, according to industry trade magazine Pollstar in 2016, has attracted some of the world's biggest musics artists since its inception in 2014. With no hint as to who might be playing, Pemberton Music Festival organizers announced Tuesday that tickets for the fourth annual music and comedy festival, July 13-16, will go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m.
"21.02.2017 19:36:26" vancouversun.com Canadian dietitians say gas, bloat among most common digestive woes TORONTO - Feeling gassy? Bloated? You're not alone, according to Dietitians of Canada. Feeling gassy? Bloated? You're not alone, according to Dietitians of Canada.
"21.02.2017 19:16:03" Harlem Globetrotters come to B.C. Video: “Buckets” Blake of the The Original Harlem Globetrotters took a scenic helicopter ride around Vancouver with three elementary school students in advance of the iconic basketball team's series of games in southwest B.C. this week.
"21.02.2017 19:16:00" vancouversun.com B.C. budget: De Jong hints at cut to small business tax rate Finance Minister Mike de Jong is hinting at a tax cut for B.C.'s small businesses as part of Tuesday's provincial budget.
"21.02.2017 19:13:00" vancouversun.com Trump is getting pasted by his foes The legislature, the judiciary, the media, civil society, public opinion – these traditional, if unsung, guardians of democracy – are checking Trump's excesses. The system is working. The story of U.S. President Donald Trump's first month in office is how the country's institutions are constraining his reckless presidency.
"21.02.2017 19:11:01" vancouversun.com Teen avoids prison for orchestrating sexual 'game' of truth-or-date between boy, 18, and girl, 12 The teen got 15 months probation for orchestrating a sexual game between her foster brother and friend, which culminated in oral and anal sexual assault on the 12-year-old A teenage girl won't spend time behind bars after admitting that she orchestrated a sexualized game of truth or dare involving her 18-year-old foster brother and a 12-year-old girl.
"21.02.2017 19:07:23" vancouversun.com Hollywood North: Liam Neeson seeking some revenge in B.C., Alberta Movie pitch: Ok, it's an action-packed revenge flick starring Liam Neeson as a badass father who turns into a one-man army and takes down the baddies who harmed his child. Liam Neeson will play a salt-of-the-earth everyman hero, one of the yet-to-be-cast lead villains is described as a Tesla-driving vegan. Good luck finding someone in Vancouver to play that role.
"21.02.2017 18:57:57" vancouversun.com 13 Calgary police employees file bullying, harassment complaints The employees allege that the culture of the CPS protects those who engage in abusive and harassing conduct in the workplace, according to the statement. More than a dozen employees of the Calgary Police Service, including a veteran female police officer who publicly resigned from her job on the force last month, are filing formal complaints of bullying and harassment against the service.
"21.02.2017 18:45:08" What Canadians need to know when crossing the border Can border agents search your phone?
"21.02.2017 18:02:21" The Province Come watch our sports columnists Jeff Paterson and Jason Botchford do the Patcast live Tuesday 6 p.m. at Eagle Ridge GM (2595 Barnet Hwy). Door prizes! Come watch our sports columnists Jeff Paterson and Jason Botchford do the Patcast live Tuesday 6 p.m. at Eagle Ridge GM (2595 Barnet Hwy). Door prizes!
"21.02.2017 17:46:43" Poll: Who are you voting for in the upcoming provincial election? A new poll has the Liberals and the NDP deadlocked at 37% among decided voters.
"21.02.2017 17:41:36" vancouversun.com 'She exploited him with romance': Woman accused of faking cancer to steal thousands from boyfriend 'What we have here is a bad person who preyed upon the heart and kind intentions of a really good person who wanted to help' The love-struck man exhausted his bank account and took out loans totalling $40,000 to pay for his girlfriend's cancer treatments. But Michelle Zipp didn't really have cancer.
"21.02.2017 17:39:48" vancouversun.com Surrey Creep Catchers under investigation by B.C. privacy watchdog VICTORIA — British Columbia's privacy watchdog has launched a probe into a controversial vigilante group. The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner confirms it is investigating after receiving a complaint about Surrey Creep Catchers.
"21.02.2017 16:20:00" vancouversun.com Plane carrying five people crashes into Melbourne mall An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing vacation were killed in the crash Five people are dead after a plane crashed into a Melbourne shopping mall in a 'massive fireball.'
"21.02.2017 16:00:00" vancouversun.com Seventy-four bodies of migrants wash ashore in Libya 'We are seeing the new boats, which are not equipped with anything, but they carry more people' Scores of bodies of African migrants washed ashore in Libya's western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean, a spokesman for the Libyan Red Crescent said Tuesday.
"21.02.2017 15:40:00" vancouversun.com CIA analyst resigns because he 'cannot in good faith' serve under President Donald Trump 'Despite working proudly for Republican and Democratic presidents, I reluctantly concluded that I cannot in good faith serve this administration' A CIA analyst has publicly resigned because of Donald Trump, saying he finds the president's actions "disturbing."
"21.02.2017 15:20:00" vancouversun.com New poll shows B.C. Liberals and NDP deadlocked at 37 per cent The B.C. Greens are at 17 per cent, and the leaderless B.C. Conservatives at 10 per cent. A new poll has the B.C. Liberals and the NDP in a dead heat, with one in three British Columbians still undecided, less than three months before the May provincial election.
"21.02.2017 15:00:00" vancouversun.com Seven skiers, snowboarders, found safe at Sun Peaks ski resort near Kamloops There was concern because the seven had entered a hazardous gully where they could have ended up in a creek or stranded by the steep terrain. All seven people reported missing Monday at a ski resort near Kamloops have been found safe.
"21.02.2017 14:40:01" vancouversun.com SUCCESS launches forum in wake of racist incidents, Québec massacre Vancouver-based immigrant services group SUCCESS is launching a series of province-wide roundtables to tackle “recent incidents of racial discrimination” in B.C. and throughout Canada, officials sa… "What are the facts? What are the sentiments? What do we need to do to be inclusive as a community?”
"21.02.2017 14:20:00" vancouversun.com Surrey man testifies Vancouver cops assaulted, wrongfully arrested him A Surrey man testified Monday that Vancouver police repeatedly punched and kicked him, then wrongfully arrested him in a case of mistaken identity. "I was punched from up and down. I was kicked with boots on my leg, my stomach. My head was smashed on the ground."
"21.02.2017 14:00:01" vancouversun.com Aquarium to undergo ambitious expansion plan, despite phasing out belugas The Vancouver Aquarium will proceed with its ambitious expansion plans, even though it will phase out its captive beluga program over the next 12 years. Goodbye, belugas: The Vancouver Aquarium will phase out its captive beluga program by the end of 2029.
What do you think of the plan and the timeline?
"21.02.2017 07:40:00" vancouversun.com Eric Church cancels 25K tickets bought by scalpers Country star Eric Church has been battling ticket scalpers for years as his popularity grew and he began selling out arenas. But he's taken his biggest step yet by cancelling more than 25,000 tickets to his spring tour that were purchased by scalpers Do you wish all musicians would take a stand against ticket scalpers like Eric Church has done?
"21.02.2017 07:10:00" vancouversun.com B.C. man convicted of promoting hate against Jews loses court fight QUESNEL, B.C. — A British Columbia man convicted by a jury of wilfully promoting hatred against people of the Jewish religion has lost a constitutional fight over the same issue in court. In a decision posted Monday, Justice Bruce Butler said that the Internet may make the risk of harm associated with hate speech a more pressing issue.
"21.02.2017 06:40:00" vancouversun.com Social media plea brings in oodles of special KD noodles for autistic B.C. boy Hundreds of boxes of a limited-edition pasta now fill the home of a family in Nanaimo, B.C., following a plea to help their autistic son. Reed Botwright put out a call on social media last week when he and his wife could not track down any more boxes of Star Wars Kraft Dinner, one of the only foods their six-year-old son Everett will eat.
"21.02.2017 06:10:01" vancouversun.com Risk tool could reduce unnecessary cardiac diagnostics by thousands, says UBC-led study Thousands of people are needlessly given radiological exams and cardiac stress tests after suffering chest pains, according new research led by the University of British Columbia. A quick web-based assessment tool called Promise Risk Tools allows ER doctors and cardiac specialists to determine whether their patients are at risk of a cardiac event based on 10 risk factors.
"21.02.2017 05:43:55" Goodbye belugas, in 2029 Video: The Vancouver Aquarium is phasing out its captive beluga whale program.
"21.02.2017 05:40:00" vancouversun.com Parents of man killed in 2015 kidnapping fear justice not being served The Chinese parents of a man who was abducted and killed in North Vancouver last year fear that justice may not be served when their son's killer appears in court Tuesday for sentencing. “I don't feel justice is being served. If that's the law in Canada, it's unfair.”
"21.02.2017 05:10:00" vancouversun.com Metro Vancouver still 'under-building,' UDI argues in new report Metro Vancouver posted record housing starts in 2016, but the Urban Development Institute argues that the pace of building wasn't enough to contribute to making housing more affordable in the regio… "Of all townhouses that were completed in 2016, only eight remained unsold by the end of December, said UDI CEO Anne McMullin, which points to construction still not meeting demand."
"21.02.2017 04:40:04" vancouversun.com The invention of childhood: By holding onto our kids so tightly, are we holding them back? Richard Whittall: One wonders at the cost of our failure of imagination when it comes to our children's ability to learn, create and lead Are we too protective of our children, to their long-term detriment?
"21.02.2017 04:10:00" vancouversun.com Former Barriere fire chief to plead guilty to child porn charges, says lawyer The former fire chief of Barriere who resigned suddenly last year while under investigation for child pornography will plead guilty. Al Kirkwood, 62, is accused of importing child pornography in June 2016 and of possessing it on the date he was arrested.
"21.02.2017 03:40:00" vancouversun.com Vancouver's Arts Club Theatre 'heart' Bill Millerd to step down as artistic managing director Bill Millerd, who has overseen Vancouver's Arts Club Theatre Company for over 40 years, building it into the top theatre company in Western Canada while mentoring such diverse talent as Michael J. … The 73-year-old Millerd has run the Arts Club since 1972 — for 45 of its 54 years — building it into the biggest urban theatre in the country (excluding Ontario's Stratford and Shaw festivals).
"21.02.2017 03:05:00" vancouversun.com Stairway to heaven: Lions Gate Bridge climb will offer unparalleled views Although the deal isn't finalized, the first bridge climb in North America may soon be a reality here in Vancouver, on the historic Lion's Gate Bridge. Would you do a Lions Gate Bridge climb?
"21.02.2017 02:46:00" vancouversun.com Sunshine, blue skies, bulbs sprouting — and even a chance of a spring snowfall Environment Canada says there is a 30-per-cent chance of flurries on Saturday night, rising to a 60-per-cent chance of flurries or rain showers on Sunday. Vancouver weather: OH NO, not more snow?
"21.02.2017 02:40:01" vancouversun.com Ian Mulgrew: Alex Gervais tragedy indicts more than ministry Watching the most-recent pummelling of Children and Family Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux over the 2015 death of Alex Gervais, I wondered if the province shouldn't look in the mirror.… "Any honest conversation about child welfare in B.C., especially around aboriginal children, needs to include our collective responsibility."
"21.02.2017 00:20:00" vancouversun.com Teacher ordered to pay $10K toward disciplinary process after throwing marker at student Levesque took a whiteboard marker and — depending on who is asked — “tossed” or “whipped” it at the misbehaving pupil. The marker fell short of its mark, instead hitting a female student on the forehead and leaving a welt. A Saskatchewan teacher found guilty of professional misconduct for hitting a Grade 9 student with a whiteboard marker has been ordered to pay $10,000 toward the costs of a months-long disciplinary process.
"20.02.2017 23:55:03" Federal gov't OKs insect-based feed for farmed fish Federal approval of a B.C.-made, insect-based feed for farmed fish may help take pressure off wild ocean fish stocks. Enterra Feed Corporation is the brainchild of environmentalist David Suzuki and CEO Brad Marchant.
"20.02.2017 22:34:48" vancouversun.com Sunshine, blue skies, bulbs sprouting, and even a chance of a spring snowfall More snow could be on the way for the Lower Mainland. The mercury will fall this week, dipping to 1ºC overnight on Wednesday and Thursday before dropping below freezing Friday and Saturday … Alert: We could be getting more snow this weekend.
"20.02.2017 22:32:17" vancouversun.com David Cassidy fighting memory loss, wants to 'enjoy life' The 66-year-old actor-singer tells People magazine his family has a history of dementia and he had sensed "this was coming." He says for now he wants to stay focused and "enjoy life." Former Partridge Family star David Cassidy has been diagnosed with dementia.
"20.02.2017 22:20:00" vancouversun.com Petition pushes back against move to exclude police from Vancouver Pride Parade A push to exclude police from Vancouver's Pride Parade is experiencing push back from a group that says not allowing officers to take part in the event risks undermining the positive relationship between the LGBTQ community and law enforcement. Should the police be part of the Vancouver Pride Parade?
"20.02.2017 22:09:00" vancouversun.com People injured on turbulent Air Canada flight that landed in Calgary not wearing seatbelts: report The Transportation Safety Board warned air travellers of the importance of wearing seatbelts as it released a report Monday that found a failure to buckle up left 21 people injured when a Toronto-bound flight hit severe turbulence in December 2015. The The passengers who were injured on a turbulent Air Canada flight in 2015 were not wearing seatbelts. “The injuries resulted from passengers coming into contact with aircraft furnishings, the ceiling, and the floor of the interior.”
"20.02.2017 22:02:13" vancouversun.com Former Barriere fire chief to plead guilty to child porn charges, says lawyer According to court documents, Al Kirkwood is accused of importing child pornography in June 2016 and of possessing it on the date he was arrested. The former fire chief of Barriere who resigned suddenly last year while under investigation for child pornography will plead guilty.
"20.02.2017 22:00:46" vancouversun.com Vancouver Aquarium phasing out its captive beluga program The news follows an investigation into the sudden deaths of two belugas in November. Aquarium vet Martin Haulena said Monday that no definitive cause has been found for the mortalities, but the res… BREAKING: The Vancouver Aquarium will phase out its captive beluga program by the end of 2029.
What do you think of the plan and the timeline?
"20.02.2017 21:40:00" vancouversun.com Cinderella Project helps make graduation dreams come true for B.C. teens The Cinderella Project, which started in 2000, provides deserving Grade 12 students with an outfit for their high school graduation. It took more than a magic wand, but the graduation dreams of about 190 Metro Vancouver teens are one step closer to reality, thanks to the Cinderella Project.
"20.02.2017 21:23:45" Timeline Photos BREAKING: Vancouver Aquarium will phase out its beluga display by 2029. http://ow.ly/v7UA309bIQQ
What do you think of the plan and the timeline?
"20.02.2017 20:28:00" vancouversun.com Montreal ranks 23rd in the world in congestion, over Toronto, Vancouver: report Being stuck in traffic cost the average U.S. driver $1,400 last year and nearly $300 billion for all drivers nationwide, Inrix said. Canada's top congested big cities were Montreal in 23rd place, 38th-ranked Toronto, and 76th-ranked Vancouver.
"20.02.2017 20:27:45" vancouversun.com B.C. budget: De Jong hints at cut to small business tax rate B.C.'s small business tax rate is 2.5 per cent. Cutting that rate was something the B.C. Liberals promised in the party's 2013 election platform. Finance Minister Mike de Jong is hinting at a tax cut for B.C.'s small businesses as part of Tuesday's provincial budget.
"20.02.2017 20:00:00" vancouversun.com Vancouver Christians hike pressure against visit by Muslim-denouncing evangelist A growing number of Christians in Metro Vancouver want to stop controversial U.S. evangelist Franklin Graham from leading a major crusade next month in the city. Provocative statements by Graham have become increasingly worrying to many Metro Vancouver Christians.
"20.02.2017 19:45:08" vancouversun.com Three in custody following fatal shooting in Abbotsford One man is dead after being gunned down in the street in Abbotsford this morning. Responding officers pursued a vehicle that was spotted speeding away from the scene onto Highway 11 and into Mission. Mission RCMP used a spike belt to disable the vehicle.
"20.02.2017 19:40:00" vancouversun.com Nutty business venture pays off for North Vancouver family When it came to seeking out a niche market, Ayoub and Amir Hosseini went absolutely nuts. This father and son team, who immigrated to Canada from Iran six years ago, brought along a talent for roasting premium nuts and dried fruit, a tradition in Iran and Middle Eastern countries.
"20.02.2017 19:30:00" vancouversun.com Accused drug dealer walks free due to lack of sheriff The incident highlighted an ongoing sheriff shortage that has closed courtrooms, delayed trials and tossed cases out of court around B.C. The Victoria courthouse is particularly hard hit. A B.C. Supreme Court justice freed an accused cocaine trafficker Friday because there was no sheriff to lead the man from a cell in the Victoria courthouse to the courtroom.
"20.02.2017 19:19:00" vancouversun.com RSPs Part 2: Three out four Gen Xers are unprepared for retirement: Study Three out of every four generation Xers are unprepared for retirement, according to a TD Canada Trust study that surveyed those age 41 to 52. Fears of financial insecurity in retirement can be laid to rest with a financial plan. “Anyone older than 25 should have one. And revisit it every three years.”
"20.02.2017 19:00:01" vancouversun.com Watch Brian Mulroney serenade Donald Trump with When Irish Eyes are Smiling at Mar-a-Lago club The Palm Beach Daily News said that Mulroney had been sitting with Trump and his wife Melania, who are his longtime neighbours in Palm Beach, Fla. A video posted on social media that appeared to be taken from a fundraising event shows Mulroney singing When Irish Eyes are Smiling on the stage at the Mar-a-Lago club.
"20.02.2017 18:50:00" vancouversun.com $40,000 raised to help family of student who died of fentanyl overdose A fundraising effort to unite a mother in India with her son who died of a fentanyl overdose in Vancouver has raised close to $40,000. Jashanpreet Singh Sandhu, 21, died of a fentanyl overdose at St. Paul's Hospital on Feb. 10. Sandhu, a student, had been in Canada only a few days before he died.
"20.02.2017 18:40:00" vancouversun.com The invention of childhood: By holding onto our kids so tightly, are we holding them back? Richard Whittall: One wonders at the cost of our failure of imagination when it comes to our children's ability to learn, create and lead Are we too protective of our children, to their long-term detriment?
"20.02.2017 18:37:13" vancouversun.com Man sent to hospital following targeted shooting in East Vancouver Abbotsford police have a suspect in custody in connection with the morning shooting in the Townline Hill area. A 22-year-old Burnaby man is in hospital listed in serious, but stable condition following a shooting Sunday night in East Vancouver.
"20.02.2017 18:28:04" vancouversun.com Search for Alberta sledder missing in popular B.C. snowmobiling area near Revelstoke The 48-year-old Hinton, Alta., man became separated from his group at around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Great news: Rescue crews have found the snowmobiler who was missing near Revelstoke.
"20.02.2017 18:26:00" vancouversun.com Defence lawyer blasts those who cheered the beating of convicted murderer Douglas Garland A criminal defence lawyer who has raised concerns in the past about safety at a Calgary jail says people shouldn't be happy that a convicted murderer in a… “Convicted or not, he's entitled to protection and basic human rights. Even if he didn't show that to his victims.”
"20.02.2017 18:20:00" vancouversun.com How the cookie fortune crumbles: Dare family embroiled in lawsuit over company's fate Dare Foods started off as a cookie and candy manufacturer in Kitchener, Ontario. Now Carolyn Dare is suing her brothers over her piece of the massive manufacturer's pie A trial that begins next week in Toronto threatens to either break up the Dare confectionery dynasty or cripple it with debt.
"20.02.2017 18:14:04" vancouversun.com Search for Alberta sledder missing in popular B.C. snowmobiling area near Revelstoke The 48-year-old Hinton, Alta., man became separated from his group at around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Boulder Mountain near Revelstoke in southeastern B.C., has been closed as RCMP and rescue teams search for a missing snowmobiler.
"20.02.2017 18:09:00" vancouversun.com 'Look what's happening in Sweden': Donald Trump says he was talking about immigration, not terrorism President Donald Trump first suggested a major incident happened in the Sweden, then he said he was talking about immigration, now he's tweeting about 'fake news' President Donald Trump first suggested a major incident happened in the Sweden, then he said he was talking about immigration, now he's tweeting about "fake news."
"20.02.2017 18:00:00" vancouversun.com A father's emotional open letter about teen drug overdoses in Kanata In light of the recent death of popular Kanata teenager Chloe Kotval from an apparent drug overdose, and warnings from Ottawa police and Ottawa Public Health about counterfeit prescription drugs they suspect have been the cause of “recent life-threatening Heartbreaking.
"20.02.2017 17:40:00" vancouversun.com Eric Church cancels 25K tickets bought by scalpers Country star Eric Church has been battling ticket scalpers for years as his popularity grew and he began selling out arenas. But he's taken his biggest step yet by cancelling more than 25,000 tickets to his spring tour that were purchased by scalpers Do you wish all musicians would take a stand against ticket scalpers like Eric Church has done?
"20.02.2017 17:13:00" vancouversun.com Study reveals thousands of buildings in Victoria at risk of earthquake destruction Following the release of the study, Victoria city councillor Geoff Young noted it was going to be a long and sometimes painful process readying the city, the province's capital, for a big earthquake. A new study shows nearly 4,000 buildings in Victoria are at risk of complete damage from a major earthquake.
"20.02.2017 16:53:05" vancouversun.com Stairway to heaven: Lions Gate Bridge climb will offer unparalleled views Although the deal isn't finalized, the first bridge climb in North America may soon be a reality here in Vancouver, on the historic Lion's Gate Bridge. Would you do a Lions Gate Bridge climb?
"20.02.2017 16:50:47" vancouversun.com Trump wigs in big demand for Austrian carnival-goers State broadcaster ORF cites Manuela Plank, who says she has taken to fashioning normal blond hairpieces into Trump wigs just to meet the demand. Just about everyone wants to be Donald Trump this Carnival season in Austria — so much so that some costume rental shops have run out of wigs miming the U.S. president's signature hairstyle.
"20.02.2017 16:20:00" vancouversun.com Man sent to hospital following targeted shooting in East Vancouver Sunday night Police say the shooting appears to be targeted, and no arrests have been made. A 22-year-old Burnaby man is in hospital listed in serious but stable condition following a shooting Sunday night in East Vancouver.
"20.02.2017 16:00:00" vancouversun.com How the cookie fortune crumbles: Dare family embroiled in lawsuit Carolyn Dare is suing her brothers over her piece of the massive manufacturer's pie A family battle is threatening to destroy the Dare dynasty.
"20.02.2017 15:40:00" vancouversun.com Young kids at risk of opioid overdose from adult prescriptions in household Young children whose mothers have been prescribed an opioid are at an increased risk of being hospitalized for an OD "A single tablet could kill a small child. These are very dangerous drugs."
"20.02.2017 15:20:00" vancouversun.com Defence lawyer blasts those who cheered beating of murderer Douglas Garland "He's entitled to protection and basic human rights. Even if he didn't show that to his victims." A lawyer is criticizing those who celebrated the beating of Douglas Garland in jail by fellow inmates. Garland was sentenced Friday to spend the rest of his life behind bars for killing Alvin and Kathy Liknes and five-year-old Nathan O'Brien in 2014.
"20.02.2017 15:00:00" vancouversun.com Problem gamblers enter a trancelike 'zone' when they play slots, UBC study finds Gambling addicts enter a trancelike state while playing slot machines that appears to make the surrounding world and its cares melt away Has problem gambling affected you or someone you know?
"20.02.2017 14:40:01" vancouversun.com U.S. woman shocked friend walked to Canada after asylum claim rejected Trump's hardline views on immigration have rattled many in Minneapolis's large Somali community. Mohamed Badal almost died on the cold, snowy trek to Winnipeg “For an entire week he was anxious, he was scared,”
"20.02.2017 14:20:02" vancouversun.com Vancouver's Chinese community wooed by French government The French government has created a new diplomatic position in B.C. with the job of persuading more of B.C.'s Chinese population to travel and do business in France. The French want to draw more Chinese from Vancouver to visit France, and foster interest in eventually investing or doing business in the French market.
"20.02.2017 14:00:01" vancouversun.com RSPs Part 2: Three out four Gen Xers are unprepared for retirement: Study Three out of every four Generation Xers are unprepared for retirement, according to a TD Canada Trust study that surveyed those age 41 to 52. Do your financial worries keep you awake at night?
"20.02.2017 08:00:00" vancouversun.com Obituary: Legendary Canadian journalist Ben Tierney dies in Victoria at age 81 Ben Tierney worked his way up from a copy boy at the Calgary Herald to become one of Canada's most distinguished foreign correspondents.
"20.02.2017 07:25:00" vancouversun.com Susan Point, pioneering indigenous artist, gets first solo show at Vancouver Art Gallery In the first solo show by Musqueam artist Susan Point at the Vancouver Art Gallery, one of the most evocative works is Butterfly Grid. “This piece is a symbol of power for those of us who had strength and resilience to survive the residential school system.”
"20.02.2017 06:40:01" vancouversun.com A father's emotional open letter about teen drug overdoses in Kanata In light of the recent death of popular Kanata teenager Chloe Kotval from an apparent drug overdose, and warnings from Ottawa police and Ottawa Public Health about counterfeit prescription drugs they suspect have been the cause of “recent life-threatening The days of the saying “They need to hit rock bottom before getting better” are over.
Sadly in most cases today rock bottom is a slab at the morgue, writes an emotional father after his daughter's overdose death
"20.02.2017 06:09:00" vancouversun.com Twisting the knife: Why killing off major television characters has become the cheapest and easiest plot device Sadaf Ahsan: Why bother with probing emotional story lines when you can bring out the car wrecks and torches — and baseball bats Why bother with probing emotional story lines when you can bring out the car wrecks and torches and baseball bats?
"20.02.2017 05:09:01" vancouversun.com Daphne Bramham: Rick Peterson believes policy matters in Tory leadership race In normal times, Rick Peterson would seem to have all the right credentials for a potential Conservative Party leader. The Vancouver venture capitalist and former journalist is a fiscal conservative with an eye not only on the balance sheet, but a concern about rising levels of poverty and homelessness.
"20.02.2017 04:38:00" vancouversun.com How to watch Oscar-nominated flicks from your couch NEW YORK, N.Y. - Movie fans, rejoice! You can watch about two-thirds of the Oscar-nominated flicks from your couch. But it'll cost you.
"20.02.2017 03:40:00" vancouversun.com Study reveals thousands of buildings in Victoria at risk of earthquake destruction It's only the second such analysis — after one by the District of North Vancouver in 2015 — conducted recently by communities in southwestern B.C. which are beginning to grapple with increasing scientific knowledge that a major earthquake will be dev A new study shows nearly 4,000 buildings in Victoria are at risk of complete damage from a major earthquake
"20.02.2017 03:06:00" vancouversun.com The funeral selfie: Grave new world or an instinct as old as time? Two pictures. Two young men. One is grinning, the other flashing a peace sign, each over what appears to be their dead grandmothers. Your thoughts on the "funeral selfie"?
Although they rarely include the guest of honour, they're the target of Quebec funeral directors, who recently pleaded with people to stop taking and posting them.
"20.02.2017 02:10:00" vancouversun.com Social media plea brings in loads of special Kraft Dinner for Autistic B.C. boy Hundreds of boxes of a limited-edition pasta now fill the home of a family in Nanaimo, B.C., following a plea to help their autistic son. Reed Botwright put out a call on social media last week when he and his wife could not track down any more boxes of Star Wars Kraft Dinner, one of the only foods their six-year-old autistic son Everett will eat.
And now they have hundreds
"20.02.2017 01:25:00" These days one company dominates the market for smartphone software.
"20.02.2017 00:40:00" vancouversun.com Vancouver Christians hike pressure against visit by Muslim-denouncing evangelist A growing number of Christians in Metro Vancouver want to stop controversial U.S. evangelist Franklin Graham from leading a major crusade next month in the city. Provocative statements by Franklin Graham have become increasingly worrying to many Metro Vancouver Christians since the evangelist presided at the January inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump
"20.02.2017 00:00:00" homesanddesign.ca ART SCENE | Westcoast Homes & Design Magazine Ambivalent Pleasures is the first iteration of this series and it features works by 40 artists produced within the last five years—Vancouver's post-Olympic period. This year, the Vancouver Art Gallery is introducing Vancouver Special, a survey exhibition of the city's contemporary art scene that will occur every three years.
"19.02.2017 23:10:01" homesanddesign.ca The cutting edge | Westcoast Homes & Design Magazine Even if we've invested in a shiny set of Global or Henkel knives, few of us know how to take care of them properly. The knife is quite simply the most important tool in the kitchen. After all, says chef Douglas Chang, “Civilization started with the invention of a sharp edge. And most of cooking is not in the cooking, it's in the preparation.”
"19.02.2017 22:25:00" vancouversun.com Nurse who posted to Facebook about grandfather's care could have to pay $30K The disciplinary hearing for registered nurse Carolyn Strom, who posted to Facebook about her grandfather's care, continued Friday in Regina as her professional misconduct penalty was discussed. This nurse complained on Facebook about her grandfather's care. Carolyn Strom's Facebook post was found to “harm the standing of the profession of nursing” per the Registered Nurses Act and a lawyer is now arguing she should have to pay $30,000.
"19.02.2017 21:40:00" vancouversun.com Biologists find weird cave life that could be 50,000 years old In a Mexican cave system so beautiful and hot it is called both Fairyland and hell, scientists have discovered life. The life forms — 40 different strains of microbes and even some viruses — are so weird their nearest relatives are still 10 per cent different genetically. That makes their closest relative still pretty far away, about as far away as humans are from
"19.02.2017 21:00:02" vancouversun.com B.C. public schools to get $29.4 million for supplies The $29.4 million Student Learning Grant announced Sunday is to be used for supplies like textbooks, computer programs, athletic equipment and art supplies School boards across B.C. will get $29.4 million to buy supplies this year that “reduce costs for parents and help teachers deliver B.C.'s new curriculum
"19.02.2017 20:11:38" vancouversun.com 'Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking?' Swedes confused by Trump's comments Swedes have been ridiculing President Donald Trump's remarks that suggested a major incident had happened in the Scandinavian country Friday night Um, what? During a rally in Florida on Saturday, Trump said “look what's happening last night in Sweden” as he alluded to past terror attacks in Europe.
"19.02.2017 20:10:00" vancouversun.com Vancouver's Trump tower a beacon of controversy in multicultural city, says Coun. Kerry Jang Vancouver's Trump International Hotel and Tower has transformed into a potent symbol of Trump's candidacy and presidency, observers say. Protests over U.S. policy inevitably end up on the Trump International Hotel and Tower's doorstep and provincial and city politicians have said the Trump name doesn't represent Vancouver.
Is it a beacon of controversy for you?
"19.02.2017 19:31:01" homesanddesign.ca Smoke and spice | Westcoast Homes & Design Magazine After a day on the slopes, we crave the aromas of smoke and spice, the complex flavours of peaty whiskies and toffee-scented rums, the heat of something that is both warming and actually warm. The first green shoots of spring may be sprouting here in the Lower Mainland, but in the mountains, it's still a wintry wonderland. That means there's still plenty of time for a little après ski action.
"19.02.2017 18:41:23" vancouversun.com B.C. transplant specialist says drug overdose organ donors on the rise VANCOUVER - There has been a spike in the proportion of organs coming from donors who have died of drug overdoses in British Columbia, says a leading transplant specialists. "Unfortunately, always when there is a donation there's been a tragedy."
"19.02.2017 18:00:01" homesanddesign.ca A capital idea | Westcoast Homes & Design Magazine The nation's capital is ready to party. And what a party it will be. For the past months and years, Ottawa has risen each morning to the clatter of jackhammers and the rattle of power drills, its most famous buildings hidden behind scaffolding, its busiest streets a maze of construction and detours. Now the work is done.
"19.02.2017 17:40:00" vancouversun.com In the Garden: Big week for gardeners with top shows calling Next week is a big one for gardeners in B.C. with two key shows competing for attention: B.C. Home + Garden Show in Vancouver and the second biggest event of its kind in North America, the Northwes… What gardening shows do you have your eye on this week? #life
"19.02.2017 16:20:00" vancouversun.com Small-scale farmers hobbled by rising costs, less access to slaughter services Squamish farmer Tracy Robertson is getting out of the chicken business. Chickens from the Stony Mountain Farm were being processed a few hundred at a time at a local meat packing facility until … "I was told that between summer and the New Year, I was not going to get any animals in unless someone quits, retires or dies."
"19.02.2017 15:30:00" vancouversun.com B.C. woman reunited with stolen bike through smartphone app Kathy Gonzales was contacted by police after listing her bike on 529 Garage, a website and phone app that allows cyclists to register details and photos of their bikes. If a registered bike is stolen, an alert is sent out to fellow 529 Garage users. A Nanaimo woman whose mountain bike was stolen during a trip to Kelowna last year has been reunited with her wheels — with help from a smartphone app.
"19.02.2017 07:25:00" vancouversun.com Milwaukee to 'Pokemon' monsters: Get a permit to enter parks MILWAUKEE - "Pokemon Go" monsters can roam virtually wherever they please, but they'll need a permit to get into Milwaukee County parks. After months "of basically absolute hell" at a Milwaukee park along Lake Michigan, a new ordinance requires that Pokemon Go get a permit like any other business or group that wants to host park events.
"19.02.2017 06:40:00" vancouversun.com Enbridge cleaning up pipeline leak of 200,000 litres of oil condensate in Alberta Enbridge is cleaning up a pipeline leak of 200,000 litres of oil condensate in Strathcona County. The leak, released from line 2A near Anthony Henday Drive and 92 Avenue, happened Friday night and the spill has been put into a privately-owned excavation A pipeline spilled oil near Edmonton on Friday.
"19.02.2017 06:00:02" homesanddesign.ca Bright modern flair | Westcoast Homes & Design Magazine Westcoast Homes & Design Magazine showcases Vancouver's real estate market from new home development and local architecture to creative design trends and solutions. Warm tones from the refinished hardwood floor combined with high-gloss cabinetry and custom leaded-glass cupboard doors give this kitchen its transitional aesthetic, perfectly blending modern flair with traditional elements to make it a stylish and
"19.02.2017 05:54:31" vancouversun.com Rescuers, 67 and 69, honoured for pulling man from burning car Mark Perkins was heading home with fish and chips on Dec. 23 when he stopped at a serious car crash on Lochside Drive in North Saanich. “I didn't plan on doing anything else but getting supper,” he said.
"19.02.2017 05:10:00" vancouversun.com Man accused of murdering Japanese student also charged with same-day sex assault The man accused of murdering Natsumi Kogawa and stashing her body in a historic Vancouver mansion has also been charged in connection with an attempted sex assault in Vernon. Court records show that Schneider is now charged with an attempted sexual assault allegedly committed on the day of his arrest.
"19.02.2017 04:25:00" vancouversun.com Facebook Inc takes on LinkedIn Corp by letting businesses recruit people through its massive social media network Called Jobs, the new feature gives businesses access to the hundreds of millions of Facebook daily users in both Canada and the U.S. How do you feel about finding your next job via Facebook?
"19.02.2017 03:00:01" vancouversun.com This mayor is 21, lives at home, goes to school part time and is on a mission for his hometown Is it the leading edge of the wave? Is this a sneak peek at the new world order, where anyone but a politician can get elected? Since the swearing-in, Brandon Paulin's gotten his braces off, but he still looks like the high school wrestling captain he was two years ago.
"19.02.2017 01:20:00" vancouversun.com A new 600-digit number each month: Even cyber spies can't remember their passwords A new 600-digit number each month: Even cyber spies can't remember their passwords How many passwords do you have?
"19.02.2017 00:40:00" vancouversun.com Trump interviewing candidates to replace the ousted Flynn WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - As he seeks to get his struggling administration back on track, President Donald Trump is interviewing potential candidates this weekend to serve as his new national security adviser. Trump continued his rants against the news media Saturday, tweeting: "Don't believe the main stream (fake news) media. The White House is running VERY WELL. I inherited a MESS and am in the process of fixing it."
"19.02.2017 00:00:00" vancouversun.com 'Not what I signed up for': An inside look at why Apple Inc has failed to revolutionize the industry The device isn't critical to Apple's bottom line, but it's central to the company's services segment because the living room is where consumers consume media Are you happy with your Apple TV?
Apple has essentially settled for turning the television set into a giant iPhone: a cluster of apps with a store. “That's not what I signed up for.”
"18.02.2017 23:10:00" vancouversun.com Canucks Game Day: Do or die comes home The Canucks are back from a six-game road trip. Points to ponder as they get set to face the Flames. The Canucks meet the Flames tonight at 7 p.m.
"18.02.2017 22:25:00" vancouversun.com Don't confuse teen sex confusion with gender dysphoria: Teacher Daryl Wakeham, who has taught for 13 year in public schools and 25 in private schools, says it's dangerous for young people to start thinking they are transgendered when most are just sexually confused. A veteran Vancouver teacher and counsellor has a warning for educators who are buying into what he sees as a pop psychology fad to over-diagnose gender dysphoria in young people.
"18.02.2017 21:55:21" vancouversun.com Three Chilliwack homes evacuated after landslide on Vedder Mountain Three homes were evacuated Saturday morning after a landslide at the top of Vedder Mountain in Chilliwack. “The biggest relief for us is that the residents are safe,” said Chilliwack mayor Sharon Gaetz.
"18.02.2017 21:40:00" vancouversun.com Several inmates assault triple murderer Douglas Garland in jail Sources say convicted triple murderer Douglas Garland was assaulted by fellow inmates hours after being sentenced to life in prison, with no chance for parole for 75 years. Around 10:30 p.m. on Friday, members of the Calgary Police Service and EMS were Sources say convicted triple murderer Douglas Garland was assaulted by fellow inmates hours after being sentenced to life in prison, with no chance for parole for 75 years for the murders of Alvin and Kathy Liknes and their five-year-old grandson Nathan
"18.02.2017 21:23:44" National Post Music Can't stop tapping our feet to the Whitehorse singing a cover of Tom Waits' "Gun Street Girl".
"18.02.2017 21:00:00" vancouversun.com 'Love Actually' update to air on 'Red Nose Day Special' NEW YORK, N.Y. - Whatever happened to the characters from "Love Actually"? Writer-director Richard Curtis is planning an update on the characters from Love Actually. But do you really want to know?
"18.02.2017 20:10:00" vancouversun.com Restaurant review: Get your Korean food fix at Haru Korean Kitchen Haru Korean Kitchen 324 Cambie St. | 778-379-9488 Open Monday to Saturday, 11:30 to 9; and 4:30 to 9 on Sunday; harukoreankitchen. My heart, first of all, belonged to the stone-bowl kimchee bibimbap.
"18.02.2017 19:49:59" vancouversun.com Turkish Airlines flight evacuated after 'BOMB TO TORONTO' note found in bathroom The airline said the plane and its passengers underwent security procedures, but the official said nothing suspicious was found The flight crew of Turkish Airlines Flight TK-17 found the words on the bathroom's wall.
"18.02.2017 19:25:00" vancouversun.com Twisting the knife: Why killing off major television characters has become the cheapest and easiest plot device Sadaf Ahsan: Why bother with probing emotional story lines when you can bring out the car wrecks and torches — and baseball bats If there's anything George R.R. Martin and Shonda Rhimes have taught the contemporary television audience, it's that the death of a beloved character is a-okay, just as long as it somehow furthers your plot.
"18.02.2017 18:40:00" vancouversun.com B.C.'s disability assistance rate hike merely a 'pittance' The extra money is welcome, but it simply isn't enough, disability advocates and people with disabilities say. “They're basically giving back from what they clawed back from the bus passes."
"18.02.2017 18:37:00" vancouversun.com Magnitude 4.2 earthquake rattles B.C. coast A 4.2-magnitude earthquake situated about 139 kilometres northeast of Powell River rattled the B. There were no reports of damage from today's 17km deep quake, but this weekend would be a good time to check your emergency kit; you never know when you might need it.
"18.02.2017 18:17:00" vancouversun.com It's likely the most important event of your life, and options abound. Here's a guide to help From top wedding dresses to a guide for grooms, here's everything you need to know before saying "I do."
"18.02.2017 17:40:00" vancouversun.com Canada 150: 'Flying Phil' was province's most prolific public works builder To mark Canada's 150th birthday, we are counting down to Canada Day with profiles of 150 noteworthy British Columbians. He was “Flying Phil” to enthusiasts, “Sorry Phil” to detractors.
"18.02.2017 17:40:00" Five things about the new Pat Quinn statue Video: Five things about the new Pat Quinn statue at Rogers Arena.
"18.02.2017 17:38:00" Timeline Photos The Vancouver Sun will be at the Vancouver International Wine Festival this weekend. Complete our wine passport and receive a prize at our booth (Booth N). Prizes will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
"18.02.2017 17:02:59" vancouversun.com Police seek victim, suspect after Vancouver street assault Vancouver police are concerned for a woman's welfare after witnesses reported seeing her being hit repeatedly before being dragged into a car Saturday morning. Police are looking for the Caucasian victim in her early 20s with a slender build and long, straight, platinum blond hair with bangs. Anyone with information is asked to call 9-1-1 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
"18.02.2017 16:20:00" vancouversun.com Settlement reached in sexual harassment lawsuit against former RCMP spokesman Tim Shields A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit that alleged a former spokesman for the RCMP sexually harassed a colleague. A former civilian employee filed the lawsuit in 2014, alleging in court documents that Tim Shields physically and verbally harassed and assaulted her, and that the RCMP did not provide her with a safe work environment.
"18.02.2017 15:30:00" vancouversun.com This Week in History: 1922 The Vancouver World campaigns against the dope menace The evil of drugs has been a recurring theme for Vancouver newspapers since the city was founded in 1886. “I maintain that a man who is found guilty of selling drugs to young boys and girls with the knowledge that it will result in the degradation of the child's body and soul should be made liable to flogging,” said Conservative MP H.H. Stevens.
"18.02.2017 07:40:00" vancouversun.com Success of Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard stimulating tennis boom for Canadian youth According to Tennis Canada, 161,000 boys and girls under 12 played tennis on a frequent basis in 2016 — meaning at least once a week over an eight-week season. That number represents an eight-per-cent increase from 2015 and at least a 23-per-cent jump Are your kids taking up tennis? #sports
"18.02.2017 07:10:00" vancouversun.com 'Napalm Girl' Kim Phuc: 'We have to help' refugees "With people who really need help, we have to help them," Kim Phuc told an audience at a "Talking about Peace" event at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts on Friday. One of the best-known child victims of war says Canada should remain a haven for refugees.
"18.02.2017 06:55:00" vancouversun.com Photos: David and Victoria Beckham hit the slopes in Whistler Glamour couple David and Victoria Beckham are treating their four children to a ski vacation in Whistler this weekend.
"18.02.2017 06:10:00" vancouversun.com Obituary: Legendary Canadian journalist Ben Tierney dies in Victoria at age 81 Ben Tierney worked his way up from a copy boy at the Calgary Herald to become one of Canada's most distinguished foreign correspondents.
"18.02.2017 05:40:00" vancouversun.com Enbridge to invest $1.7 billion in wind farm as pipeline business gathers steam CALGARY — Energy giant Enbridge Inc. is making big inroads into renewables even as changes in government policies are paving the way for the rapid expansion of its traditional oil and gas pipeline business. The company said Friday it was investing $1.7 Energy is energy, after all. #business
"18.02.2017 05:10:00" vancouversun.com Victoria-to-Vancouver ferry launching in May targets luxury market V2V Vacations says it expects to launch its passenger ferry service between downtown Victoria and downtown Vancouver on May 1. Will you try out the latest attempt at a downtown-to-downtown ferry service?
"18.02.2017 04:40:00" vancouversun.com Circle of life: Former Victoria maternity doctor now helps terminally ill end their suffering For Stefanie Green, the transition from baby doctor to helping people die was completely natural, providing care at different ends of life's continuum. “There is a real satisfaction on the part of the patient, who has made an empowering decision and been able to fulfill it after years of pain and hopelessness.”
"18.02.2017 04:13:39" Timeline Photos Family members from Somalia are helped into Canada by RCMP officers along the U.S.-Canada border near Hemmingford, Que., on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. http://ow.ly/q6yl3097EPO
Photo: Paul Chiasson, CP
"18.02.2017 04:10:00" vancouversun.com B.C.'s long history of pre-election fudge-it budgets leaves voters wary VICTORIA — When Finance Minister Mike de Jong stands to deliver his pre-election budget on Tuesday, he'll face more than the usual skepticism over his financial figures. There is widespread agreement, even from critics, that it's much harder to “fudge” the province's financial figures today than in the past.
"18.02.2017 04:07:23" vancouversun.com Kesha releases damning emails allegedly written by Dr. Luke, in which he criticizes her weight Kesha's legal team stated that she simply wants to 'be free from her abuser and rebuild her physical, emotional and mental health' In hopes of adding credibility to her claims that producer Dr. Luke, a.k.a. Lukasz Gottwald, mentally abused her, amidst their long-time legal battle, Kesha released several damning emails exchanged between him and her manager, Monica Cornia, on
"18.02.2017 03:40:00" vancouversun.com Bed-bound, Vancouver quadriplegic facing eviction wins judge's reprieve In December, Guy Trevor Williamson, 54, received a “notice to end tenancy” from his landlord, Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation, for non-payment of rent. Joshua Prowse, a lawyer who provides services to low- and moderate-income people, said he believes that Williamson has somehow fallen through the cracks in the system.
"18.02.2017 03:10:00" vancouversun.com Man accused of murdering Japanese student also charged with same-day sex assault The man accused of murdering Natsumi Kogawa and stashing her body in a historic Vancouver mansion has also been charged in connection with an attempted sex assault in Vernon. Court records show that William Victor Schneider is now charged with an attempted sexual assault, allegedly committed on the same day of his arrest for the murder of Natsumi Kogawa.
"18.02.2017 02:40:00" vancouversun.com B.C. spends $150 million to plant millions of trees PRINCE GEORGE — British Columbia is spending $150 million to plant tens of millions of trees, which it says will help fight climate change and create 3,000 jobs in rural parts of the province. Trees, trees, and more trees.
"18.02.2017 02:10:01" vancouversun.com Howe Sound ecology improving but remains under threat, Vancouver Aquarium report finds The Vancouver Aquarium's Coastal Ocean Research Institute found that the return of whales and other marine life to Howe Sound is a welcome environmental achievement. The discovery of 16 glass sponge reefs also hints at the unique features found withi Howe Sound remains vulnerable to development, shipping and fishing pressures despite impressive improvements in the region's marine health in recent years, a report released Friday concluded.
"18.02.2017 01:25:00" vancouversun.com B.C. financial group under investigation was aimed at young homebuyers FS Financial positioned itself as a company with heart, ready to help young people hoping to buy homes in Vancouver, and new immigrants trying to learn Canada's financial system. A B.C. financial group under investigation was aimed at young homebuyers.
"18.02.2017 01:10:00" vancouversun.com Vancouver Trump tower opening draws renewed international scrutiny Some Instagram posts of Vancouver-based CEO of Holborn Properties Joo Kim Tiah have drawn as major media outlets in the U.S. and Europe turn to the grand opening of Holborn's Trump International H… The Trump Tower in Vancouver is part of a string of Trump-related properties outside of the U.S. that are being examined closely for what they might reveal about possible or perceived conflicts of interest.
"18.02.2017 00:45:02" vancouversun.com B.C. gets money for addictions and mental health in federal deal B.C. had been one of the most vocal critics of Ottawa's strategy to pick off provinces one by one with special agreements, rather than negotiate across-the-board health transfers with all the provinces. Health Minister Terry Lake had described the fe After decrying Ottawa's “divide and conquer” approach on health care agreements, British Columbia signed its own side deal Friday to get extra cash for its ongoing overdose crisis.
"18.02.2017 00:28:00" vancouversun.com Denying full range of reproductive services — including abortion — a form of violence, Monsef says Monsef did not mention Trump by name, but the spectre of his administration was front and centre as she stressed the importance of protecting reproductive rights Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef says denying access to the full range of reproductive services — including abortion — is a form of violence against women.
What do you think?
"18.02.2017 00:05:15" business.financialpost.com RRSPs or TFSAs? Save or pay down debt? What the #!%*? To figure out the right money moves for you, we turned to some financial experts to sort through some of the confusion. Life is about choice, and money decisions, especially for Millennials, can be intimidating and downright confusing #MillennialsAndMoney
"18.02.2017 00:00:01" vancouversun.com Federal, provincial governments to upgrade Highway 1 through southeastern B.C. The federal and British Columbia governments have announced $469 million in upgrades to two stretches of Highway 1 through southeastern B.
"17.02.2017 23:43:55" vancouversun.com Photos: David and Victoria Beckham hit the slopes in Whistler The former soccer star and Spice Girl have been sharing photos from the slopes on their respective Instagram accounts. Glamour couple David and Victoria Beckham are treating their four children to a ski vacation in Whistler this weekend.
"17.02.2017 23:40:00" vancouversun.com Metro Vancouver mayors concerned about provincial commitment to mobility pricing An independent commission is set to start work on a region-wide mobility pricing strategy this spring, but Metro Vancouver mayors are concerned that the commission's work won't be supported by the provincial government.
Mobility pricing — which incl Mobility pricing — which includes road use fees — has been proposed as a way to help fund the upcoming second and third phases of the mayors' 10-year Vision for Metro Vancouver Transportation.
"17.02.2017 23:13:34" vancouversun.com Langley RCMP on lookout for escaped wallaby … seriously The search is on for a missing marsupial in Langley. RCMP are say a wallaby, a smaller cousin of the kangaroo, has escape its enclosure from a private residence and has been spotted hopping loos… Langley RCMP are looking for this missing wallaby. Have you seen it?
"17.02.2017 23:10:02" vancouversun.com B.C. woman reunited with stolen bike through smartphone app Kathy Gonzales was contacted by police after listing her bike on 529 Garage, a website and phone app that allows cyclists to register details and photos of their bikes. If a registered bike is stolen, an alert is sent out to fellow 529 Garage users. A Nanaimo woman whose mountain bike was stolen during a trip to Kelowna last year has been reunited with her wheels — with help from a smartphone app.
"17.02.2017 22:40:00" vancouversun.com B.C. coroner calls for clean heroin supply to addicts as January overdose toll at 116 The number of overdose deaths from illicit opioids was down in January in British Columbia, but the toll of 116 people is still the third-highest on record behind only the previous two months.
"17.02.2017 22:32:32" vancouversun.com Woman arrested for allegedly helping kill Kim Jong Nam thought she was taking part in comedy show The Indonesian woman arrested for suspected involvement in the killing of the North Korean leader's half brother in Malaysia was duped into thinking she was part of a comedy show prank, Indonesia's national police chief said Friday, citing informatio Tito Karnavian told reporters in Indonesia's Aceh province that Siti Aisyah, 25, was paid to be involved in “Just For Laughs” style pranks, a reference to a popular hidden camera show.
"17.02.2017 22:24:00" vancouversun.com Horse meat and genitals hidden in juice boxes seized by U.S. customs agents in Virginia 'We open their bags and it is sitting there staring right at us,' said Stephen Sapp, a spokesman for the department Customs and Border Protection agents at Dulles International Airport in Virginia seized 42 pounds of horse meat and horse genitals hidden in juice boxes, officials said Thursday.
"17.02.2017 22:00:02" vancouversun.com Ontario man forgot he hid $100,000 in cash inside TV 30 years ago. Then it was found in a scrap heap In a lapse of memory, the man actually gave the television — with the cash still inside — to a friend who, years later, brought it to the recycling depot. When the employees of an Ontario recycling plant cracked open the wooden frame of a worthless, broken-down television set from the 1980s, they found the real treasure inside.
"17.02.2017 21:34:31" vancouversun.com LIVE: Douglas Garland sentenced to life in prison, no chance of parole for 75 years "It's evil." With those two words, Crown prosecutor Shane Parker summed up the horrific acts triple murderer Douglas Garland committed. Breaking: Douglas Garland, who killed two grandparents and their five-year-old grandson who happened to be spending the night, will be behind bars for 75 years before he can apply for parole.
"17.02.2017 21:11:00" vancouversun.com Plea made in fiery death of nine-year-old Amber Lucius Admitted murderer Laura Coward inadvertently killed her daughter by drugging her and torching the vehicle she was in. Laura Coward panicked when she thought the drugs she had given her daughter, Amber Lucius, had killed her. She then set fire to a Rubbermaid tote in the back of her Ford Escape SUV, sealing her daughter's fate.
"17.02.2017 21:01:08" vancouversun.com As First Lady, Melania Trump will focus on 'womens' difficulties,' President Trump says Trump lashed out at criticism of his third wife, who he called a 'very private person' and also, perplexingly, 'always the highest quality you could find' Stop despairing, women with “issues” and “difficulties” – President Donald Trump says first lady Melania Trump will be there for you.
"17.02.2017 21:00:03" vancouversun.com Susan Point, pioneering indigenous artist, gets first solo show at Vancouver Art Gallery In the first solo show by Musqueam artist Susan Point at the Vancouver Art Gallery, one of the most evocative works is Butterfly Grid. “This piece is a symbol of power for those of us who had strength and resilience to survive the residential school system.”
"17.02.2017 20:29:19" vancouversun.com Montreal police department, officer ordered to pay $17,000 for racial profiling But the anti-racism group that has championed the case of plaintiff Victor Whyte acknowledges that even though the incidents are alleged to have occurred in 2009, the case could continue to be disputed before the courts — perhaps for years. Quebec's Human Rights Commission has ordered the Montreal police department and one of its officers to pay $17,000 to a young black man the commission has ruled was a victim of racial profiling.
"17.02.2017 20:09:46" vancouversun.com 'We want her back:' Abbotsford parents mourn toddler who died of suspected pneumonia “We want her back,” said mother Balraj Gill in between tears, a white scarf draped around her neck. In Sikh culture, those in mourning wear white or black clothing. Nimrat Gill, 3, died on the morning of Feb. 7, during her second visit to Abbotsford Regional Hospital in as many days.
"17.02.2017 20:07:40" The Province You have to listen to this: Postmedia columnist Ed Willes and editor Paul Chapman talk Canucks, Willie Desjardins' future, Whitecaps and Pat Quinn's statue.
"17.02.2017 19:50:31" vancouversun.com Conservation officers set trap for sassy cougar that sniffed a dog at Coquitlam park The animals were seen walking across residents' front lawns, sauntering down suburban streets and at least once in a convenience store parking lot. Provincial conservation officers set a trap in a Coquitlam forest on Thursday afternoon after a week of sightings of two cougars who exhibited little of the breed's usual shyness around people.
"17.02.2017 19:42:00" vancouversun.com B.C. and Ottawa to sign health agreement including opioid overdose funding The official says the deal amounts to a three per cent federal funding increase and includes 10-year agreements to fund mental-health and home-care initiatives. British Columbia and the federal government will sign an agreement on health funding that includes extra money to help address the opioid overdose crisis, a provincial government source says.
"17.02.2017 19:34:39" The Vancouver Sun Langley RCMP are on the lookout for a missing wallaby. Have you seen it? Langley RCMP are on the lookout for a missing wallaby. Have you seen it?
"17.02.2017 19:30:52" vancouversun.com Douglas Todd: How would Vancouver's housing bubble burst? Look to China After stratospheric escalation, a punctured bubble would be disaster for hundreds of thousands of over-mortgaged homeowners. Yet it could bring relief to those desperate to get into housing. No question is more on the minds of Metro Vancouver homeowners and renters than how and when the region's housing bubble could burst.
"17.02.2017 18:27:10" National Post Music Watch Vancouver indie band Bear Mountain perform 'On My Own' in the National Post music studio.
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"17.02.2017 18:20:36" vancouversun.com Nurse who posted to Facebook about grandfather's care could have to pay $30K The disciplinary hearing for registered nurse Carolyn Strom, who posted to Facebook about her grandfather's care, continued Friday in Regina as her professional misconduct penalty was discussed. This nurse complained on Facebook about her grandfather's care. Carolyn Strom's Facebook post was found to “harm the standing of the profession of nursing” per the Registered Nurses Act and a lawyer is now arguing she should have to pay $30,000.
"17.02.2017 18:01:44" vancouversun.com Daphne Bramham: Celebrated Iranian-Canadian sculptor skips New York show, can't risk U.S. travel ban Tanavoli likely won't get to see the exhibition for the very reason that MOMA made the dramatic gesture to showcase permanent works in its collection by Muslim artists — U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens and people born in seven Mu As much as he wants to, Vancouver artist Parviz Tanavoli won't go to New York to see his sculpture that MoMA The Museum of Modern Art recently put back on display in an exhibition that displaces such notables as Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.
"17.02.2017 17:56:44" Modular housing in Vancouver Video: This modular housing development at 220 Terminal Ave. will house 40 people in a city with a record high homeless population of nearly 1,850, according to Vancouver's latest count.
"17.02.2017 17:40:06" vancouversun.com Feds pay for half of Vancouver's temporary housing project The city started building the $3 million social housing project months ago, despite having failed at that point to secure financial help from the provincial or federal government. The federal government has chipped in $1.5 million toward a temporary 40-unit modular housing development on city-owned land near Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.
"17.02.2017 17:30:04" Timeline Photos Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pauses after laying a wreath at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin on Feb. 17, 2017, during his visit to the German capital.
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"17.02.2017 17:18:57" vancouversun.com B.C. judge urged to reject denials of three teenagers accused in death of teen in Whistler A prosecutor urged a judge Thursday to reject the denials of three teenagers accused in the fatal swarming attack of another teen in Whistler. In final submissions, Crown counsel Hank Reiner told B.C. Supreme Court Justice Terence Schultes that three youths' testimony that they were not to blame for the May 2015 stabbing of Luka Gordic, 19, of Burnaby was not credible. The youths cannot be
"17.02.2017 16:54:35" vancouversun.com The funeral selfie: Grave new world or an instinct as old as time? Two pictures. Two young men. One is grinning, the other flashing a peace sign, each over what appears to be their dead grandmothers. Your thoughts on the "funeral selfie"?
Although they rarely include the guest of honour, they're the target of Quebec funeral directors, who recently pleaded with people to stop taking and posting them.
"17.02.2017 16:51:56" vancouversun.com Arnold Schwarzenegger compares Nickelback to U.S. Congress and herpes, Nickelback fights back Schwarzenegger tweeted, “When Congress is less popular than herpes & Nickelback, how do 97% of them get re-elected? Gerrymandering.” As one of the most hated bands of all time, the Canadian group have taken yet another hit, this time from former California governor and current Apprentice host Arnold Schwarzenegger.
"17.02.2017 16:20:00" vancouversun.com Defensive Donald Trump calls media ‘out of control’ at free-wheeling news conference Yet moments later, the president seemed to acknowledge the widespread reports of turbulence and upheaval emanating out of his West Wing President Trump yesterday declared his administration was running like a 'fine-tuned machine' and complained about the media attacking him.
"17.02.2017 16:00:00" vancouversun.com New study seeks answers on how Canadians use cannabis "The detailed information that scientists and policy-makers will need to evaluate legalization has never been collected." A new study wants to understand why Canadians use cannabis.
"17.02.2017 15:45:07" business.financialpost.com Betting on volatile B.C. property market would make for a skinny... Gen Xers want replace their Vancouver home with rental units to fund their goal of retiring in their 50s but their plan has lots of problems Thirty-somethings want to replace their Vancouver home with rental units to fund their goal of retiring in their 50s, but their plan has lots of problems #business
"17.02.2017 15:40:00" vancouversun.com The Zuckerberg manifesto: The Facebook founder on the next decade for his company and how he plans to debug the world 'In times like these, the most important thing we at Facebook can do is develop the social infrastructure to give people the power to build a global community that works for all of us' Mark Zuckerberg hopes Facebook can encourage more civic engagement, an informed public and community support in the years to come. Facebook now has nearly 2 billion members, which makes it larger than any nation in the world.
"17.02.2017 15:20:00" vancouversun.com As First Lady, Melania Trump will focus on 'women's difficulties' President Trump says Trump lashed out at criticism of his third wife, who he called a 'very private person' and also, perplexingly, 'always the highest quality you could find' Stop despairing, women with "issues" and "difficulties" – President Donald Trump says first lady Melania Trump will be there for you.
"17.02.2017 15:00:00" vancouversun.com Robot probes show Japan reactor cleanup worse than expected Preliminary examinations have shown higher-than-expected radiation inside the Unit 2 containment chamber. Robot probes sent to one of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear reactors have suggested worse-than-anticipated challenges for the plant's ongoing cleanup.
"17.02.2017 14:40:00" vancouversun.com Metro Vancouver mayors concerned about provincial commitment to mobility pricing An independent commission is set to start work on a region-wide mobility pricing strategy this spring, but Metro Vancouver mayors are concerned that the commission's work won't be supported by the … “My concern and, I guess, angst and is that we can go through all of these hoops for mobility pricing and everything else, and unless we get approval from the province we're just spinning our wheels and going nowhere."
"17.02.2017 14:00:14" vancouversun.com LGBTQ business summit set for Seattle casts light on economic clout in politically murky times The West Coast's biggest LGBTQ business groups didn't time their first major business summit for Seattle with politics in mind. "To be able to shine a light on the economic power of the LGBT community is very important, and even more important now when there might be new drives (in the U.S.) for rolling back protections for the LGBT community (and) civil rights."
"17.02.2017 07:40:01" vancouversun.com B.C. investigating PharmaNet system breach that compromised information of 7,500 people The B.C. Ministry of Health has launched an investigation into four incidents of what it calls "unusual" PharmaNet activity in which four people are believed to have accessed personal information i… Approximately 7,500 individuals have had their basic profiles viewed, and about 80 others also had their recent medication histories viewed.
"17.02.2017 06:40:00" vancouversun.com Blues 4 Canucks 3: Canucks tripped up on the road yet again ST. LOUIS – It was a game and a road trip where the Vancouver Canucks didn't get what they earned but probably deserved what they got. After leaving points on the table last week in Nashville and Boston, the Canucks on Thursday again came away with nothing in a 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Blues.
"17.02.2017 06:10:00" vancouversun.com Federal government pays for half of City of Vancouver's temporary housing development The federal government has chipped in $1.5 million toward a temporary 40-unit modular housing development on city-owned land near Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. The project will house 40 people in a city with a record high homeless population of nearly 1,850, according to Vancouver's latest count.
"17.02.2017 05:40:00" vancouversun.com Conservation officers set trap for sassy cougar that sniffed a dog at Coquitlam park Provincial conservation officers set a trap in a Coquitlam forest on Thursday afternoon after a week of sightings of two cougars who exhibited little of the breed's usual shyness around people. “There wasn't an attack. The cougar did approach a dog and sniff it, most likely out of curiosity. … That's abnormal behaviour, to be approaching a pet that close to its owner. It's something we take seriously.”
"17.02.2017 05:10:01" vancouversun.com B.C. woman reunited with stolen bike through smartphone app VICTORIA — A Nanaimo woman whose mountain bike was stolen during a trip to Kelowna last year has been reunited with her wheels — with help from a smartphone app. “I'm thrilled to get my bike back. The process was so easy and the more people use it, the better it will be.”
"17.02.2017 04:40:00" vancouversun.com Langley RCMP on lookout for escaped wallaby … seriously The search is on for a missing marsupial in Langley. RCMP are say a wallaby, a smaller cousin of the kangaroo, has escape its enclosure from a private residence and has been spotted hopping loos… There's a wallaby on the loose in Langley.
"17.02.2017 04:10:00" vancouversun.com B.C. judge urged to reject denials of three teenagers accused in death of teen in Whistler A prosecutor urged a judge Thursday to reject the denials of three teenagers accused in the fatal swarming attack of another teen in Whistler. "They looked for Luka Gordic together, they attacked together, they fled together, they were arrested together."
"17.02.2017 03:51:00" Video: Donald J. Trump had another wild press conference today, and there is a growing movement to get him impeached.
"17.02.2017 03:40:00" vancouversun.com 'We want her back:' Abbotsford parents mourn toddler who died of suspected pneumonia Nimrat Gill, 3, died on the morning of Feb. 7, during her second visit to Abbotsford Regional Hospital in as many days. But her family wonders if there may have been a different outcome if their da… "When they say she is OK, I believed them completely. Otherwise, I could have gone to another doctor."
"17.02.2017 03:10:00" vancouversun.com B.C. financial group under investigation was aimed at young homebuyers FS Financial positioned itself as a company with heart, ready to help young people hoping to buy homes in Vancouver, and new immigrants trying to learn Canada's financial system. The Commission staff alleges FS companies, which under Low and Lim raised about $36 million from over 300 investors, failed to disclose mounting losses to investors and paid some investors with funds raised from new investors.
"17.02.2017 02:49:55" It's "Make or Break" time for the Canucks The Canucks are wrapping up a road trip even the players called "make or break."
"17.02.2017 02:40:01" vancouversun.com Vancouver Trump tower opening draws renewed international scrutiny Some Instagram posts of Vancouver-based CEO of Holborn Properties Joo Kim Tiah have drawn as major media outlets in the U.S. and Europe turn to the grand opening of Holborn's Trump International H… Vancouver's Trump Tower will be the first Trump-branded property to open since Trump took office at the White House on Jan. 20.
"17.02.2017 01:31:52" vancouversun.com Vancouver's Downtown Eastside Cross needles public about drug crisis Sculpture a classic example of 'outsider art,' the latest such work to come out of (Randy) Pandora's box. This cross, made of cardboard and hypodermic needles, is a classic example of what's known as Outsider Art.
"17.02.2017 01:30:11" youtube.com Jimmy Eat World 'Get Right' Jimmy Eat World are in the National Post Studio singing "Get Right" Jim Adkins, Tom Linton, Rick Burch, Zach Lind. Visit the official Jimmy Eat... Enjoy the Jimmy Eat World performance of 'Get Right' in National Post music studio.
"17.02.2017 01:08:00" vancouversun.com Winnipeg bus driver stabbed to death by passenger was facing trial for allegedly molesting five-year-old girl Court documents show Irvine Jubal Fraser was accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a girl between 1983 and 1991 A Winnipeg bus driver who was stabbed to death on the job this week was facing charges of sexual assault and sexual interference.
"17.02.2017 00:46:41" vancouversun.com 'Day Without Immigrants': Protest closes restaurants in US PHILADELPHIA - The heart of Philadelphia's Italian Market was uncommonly quiet. Fine restaurants in New York, San Francisco and the nation's capital closed for the day. Grocery stores, food trucks, coffee shops and taco joints in places like Chicago, Los Immigrants around the U.S. stayed home from work and school Thursday to demonstrate how important they are to America's economy and way of life, and many businesses closed in solidarity, in a nationwide protest called A Day Without Immigrants.
"17.02.2017 00:10:00" vancouversun.com Model Karlie Kloss sorry for a culturally insensitive spread NEW YORK, N.Y. - White model Karlie Kloss is apologizing for appearing in a fashion spread in Vogue's diversity issue styled as a geisha, calling it culturally insensitive. Karlie Kloss, who has Danish and German roots, was photographed by Mikael Jansson in a black wig and wears a kimono in one shot and poses beside a sumo wrestler in another. In its introduction, Vogue writes that the spread is "paying homage to geisha
"16.02.2017 23:54:59" Five things about the new Pat Quinn statue Video: Five things about the new Pat Quinn statue at Rogers Arena.
"16.02.2017 23:12:11" vancouversun.com Watchdog chastises Northern B.C. Mounties for poor reporting in missing-persons cases An independent watchdog has uncovered shoddy reporting by RCMP officers in northern British Columbia that makes it impossible to tell whether many missing-persons cases were properly investigated. An independent watchdog has uncovered shoddy reporting by RCMP officers in northern British Columbia that makes it impossible to tell whether many missing-persons cases were properly investigated.
"16.02.2017 22:47:41" vancouversun.com Langley RCMP on lookout for escaped wallaby … seriously The search is on for a missing marsupial in Langley. RCMP are say a wallaby, a smaller cousin of the kangaroo, has escape its enclosure from a private residence and has been spotted hoppin… Langley RCMP are on the lookout for a missing wallaby. Have you seen it?
"16.02.2017 22:40:00" vancouversun.com Facebook Inc takes on LinkedIn Corp by letting businesses recruit people through its massive social media network Called Jobs, the new feature gives businesses access to the hundreds of millions of Facebook daily users in both Canada and the U.S. How do you feel about finding your next job via Facebook?
"16.02.2017 22:23:42" homesanddesign.ca Vintage Canada | Westcoast Homes & Design Magazine The festival—this year from Feb. 11 to 19—has Canadian wineries as the theme region. Of the 181 producers in the tasting room, 60 are from B.C., 10 from Ontario and six from Nova Scotia. Here is a way to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada: Taste the most expensive red wine from the Okanagan at the Vancouver International Wine Festival.
"16.02.2017 22:21:00" vancouversun.com This mayor is 21, lives at home, goes to school part time and is on a mission for his hometown Is it the leading edge of the wave? Is this a sneak peek at the new world order, where anyone but a politician can get elected? Since the swearing-in, Brandon Paulin's gotten his braces off, but he still looks like the high school wrestling captain he was two years ago.
"16.02.2017 22:05:05" vancouversun.com New Hampshire woman accused of stabbing her 16-month-old daughter in the back Officials say the woman's husband awoke to a bleeding toddler and a despondent wife, and called police.
"16.02.2017 22:01:08" vancouversun.com Hillary Clinton: Designer de La Renta inspired immigrants Clinton noted that the Dominican-born de la Renta was an immigrant and asked, "Aren't we proud and grateful that he was?" Hillary Clinton has praised Oscar de la Renta as an inspiration to striving immigrants like himself at an event honouring the late fashion designer with a series of commemorative stamps.
"16.02.2017 21:46:19" vancouversun.com Douglas Garland's previous life not revealed to triple-murder jury An Alberta man waiting for a jury's verdict lived under an assumed name and did time for drug trafficking years before facing first-degree murder charges in the deaths of a couple and their grandson. Douglas Garland, 57, was the oldest of three children Murderer Douglas Garland's previous life, including his time in Richmond, was not revealed to the triple-murder jury.
"16.02.2017 21:25:18" vancouversun.com Christie Blatchford: Lesson from triple murder trial: don't anger the psychopaths in your midst This petty grievance grew to incorporate Liknes, his wife Kathy, as a quasi sexual object, and was flexible enough to subsume Nathan O'Brien, their five-year-old grandson If there must always be a lesson, there's only one to take out of the just-ended trial of the alleged multiple murderer Douglas Garland and it's this: Do not inadvertently piss off the quiet psychopaths in your midst.
"16.02.2017 21:21:51" vancouversun.com Jury finds Douglas Garland guilty of killing Liknes couple, grandson Nathan The three-woman, nine-man jury found Garland guilty of first-degree murder in the June 30, 2014, slayings of Alvin and Kathy Liknes and five-year-old Nathan O'Brien. BREAKING: Douglas Garland has been found guilty Thursday of the revenge-motivated killings of a Calgary couple and their little grandson.
"16.02.2017 21:19:24" Are BeaverTails overrated? One of our columnists went to find out for himself - and even learned how to make them.
"16.02.2017 21:04:24" vancouversun.com Trump administration stops challenge of travel ban, says it will introduce new, revised version instead The administration attacked the decision in Thursday's court filing, saying the three-judge panel misunderstood the scope of the order President Donald Trump's administration said in court documents on Thursday it does not want a larger appellate panel to review a ruling keeping its travel ban on hold and will instead replace the ban.
"16.02.2017 21:02:06" vancouversun.com A new 600-digit number each month: Even cyber spies can't remember their passwords It is one of the frustrations of modern life: the need to recall an ever-growing list of internet passwords. How many passwords do you have?
"16.02.2017 20:33:43" vancouversun.com Calgary teacher disciplined after inappropriate texting with Grade 12 student An official with the Calgary Board of Education said that “it is highly unlikely” a teacher with a record of professional misconduct would be hired as a teacher again. A Calgary teacher has been fined $1,000 and received a letter of severe reprimand after engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a Grade 12 student, including texts referencing “nakedness,” late-night, alcohol-influenced conversations, and payment
"16.02.2017 20:25:23" vancouversun.com Defensive Donald Trump calls media 'out of control' at free-wheeling news conference Nearly a month into his presidency, Trump insisted in a free-wheeling White House news conference that his new administration had made “significant progress” and took credit for an optimistic business climate and a rising stock market. Donald Trump mounted an aggressive defense of his young presidency Thursday, lambasting reports that his campaign advisers had inappropriate contact with Russian officials and vowing to crack down on the leaking of classified information.
"16.02.2017 20:09:13" vancouversun.com Immigrant workers, families to protest by staying home "A Day Without Immigrants" actions are planned in cities including Philadelphia, Washington, Boston and Austin, Texas. Organizers in cities across the U.S. are telling immigrants to miss class, miss work and not shop on Thursday as a way to show the country how important they are to America's economy and way of life.
"16.02.2017 20:04:13" business.financialpost.com The other side of Hunter Harrison's CP legacy: white-collar workers... Job cuts under the former CP Rail CEO have office workers regularly riding the rails creating, according to the union, a potentially dangerous situation. #business
"16.02.2017 20:00:00" vancouversun.com 'Not what I signed up for': An inside look at why Apple Inc has failed to revolutionize TV industry The device isn't critical to Apple's bottom line, but it's central to the company's services segment because the living room is where consumers consume media Are you happy with your Apple TV?
Apple has essentially settled for turning the television set into a giant iPhone: a cluster of apps with a store. “That's not what I signed up for.”
"16.02.2017 19:41:50" youtube.com The Sounds stripped down version of 'Something To Die For' Swedish indie rockers Maja Ivarsson and Jesper Anderberg from THE SOUNDS perform a stripped-down version of their song "Something To Die For". Official websi...
"16.02.2017 19:40:00" vancouversun.com Bouchard follows through on Super Bowl bet, goes on date with Patriots fan On Wednesday, Bouchard followed through on the bet and tweeted a photo of the two of them in the backseat of a car with the caption "Just met my 'Super Bowl Twitter Date' John. On our way to the @BrooklynNets game!" Eugenie Bouchard is not one to welch on a bet. The tennis star from Westmount, Que., went on a date with New England Patriots fan John Goehrke on Wednesday night after the two agreed to a bet over Twitter during Super Bowl 51.
"16.02.2017 19:01:33" business.financialpost.com Facebook takes on LinkedIn by letting businesses recruit people through... Called Jobs, the new feature gives businesses access to the hundreds of millions of Facebook daily users in both Canada and the U.S. Called Jobs, the new feature gives businesses access to the hundreds of millions of Facebook daily users in both Canada and the U.S. #business
"16.02.2017 18:49:14" vancouversun.com Surrey woman suing Abbotsford cops claims officer drew gun, called her 'fat' A Surrey woman is suing the Abbotsford Police Department, City of Abbotsford and three constables, claiming a police officer drew her gun on her, forced her to the ground, hit her and called her “b… “While the plaintiff was on the ground Pappius repeatedly physically and verbally assaulted the plaintiff, in particular striking her and calling her 'bitch' and 'fat,'” the lawsuit alleges.
"16.02.2017 18:43:45" vancouversun.com B.C. conservation officer attacked, injured by cougar in West Kootenay region B.C.'s Conservation Officer Service says an emaciated cougar that attempted to enter a West Kootenay home through a window has attacked and injured one of its officers. An emaciated cougar that tried to enter a West Kootenay home through a window attacked and injured a conservation officer this week in British Columbia.
"16.02.2017 18:20:00" vancouversun.com Trump sons to attend grand opening of Vancouver tower and hotel Public relations firm Talk Shop says Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump will participate in the opening for the Trump International Hotel and Tower on Feb. 28. Two of U.S. President Donald Trump's sons have been confirmed as attending the grand opening later this month of a new hotel in Vancouver that bears their father's name.
"16.02.2017 18:00:59" vancouversun.com Melania Trump goes to Washington for first official appearance since Donald Trump was sworn in Melania took her Israeli counterpart to one of Washington's hottest tourist attractions, the National Museum of African American History and Culture First Lady Melania Trump joined her husband in welcoming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara to the White House on Wednesday — the first official appearance the First Lady has made since January 20 when her husband was sworn into
"16.02.2017 17:58:19" vancouversun.com Robert De Niro and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. are offering a $100,000 reward to anyone who can prove vaccines are safe In 2016, De Niro pulled discredited doctor Andrew Wakefield's anti-vaccine documentary, Vaxxed, from the Tribeca Film Festival after a massive outcry Robert de Niro joined Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to announce that they will be rewarding $100,000 to anyone who can prove that vaccines are safe, reports Vox.
"16.02.2017 17:57:09" vancouversun.com Liberal minister Melanie Joly accuses Tories of contributing to Islamophobia by failing to denounce it The Conservative motion, tabled Thursday morning is the latest in what has escalated into a political culture war between Conservatives and Liberals The Liberals, with the support of many New Democrats, accused some Conservatives, particularly several running for that party's leadership, of intolerance and bigotry.
"16.02.2017 17:43:09" business.financialpost.com RRSPs or TFSAs? Save or pay down debt? Life is about choice, and money decisions, especially for Millennials, can be intimidating and downright confusing. Should you save or tackle your debt? Should you put your money into an RRSP or a TFSA?
"16.02.2017 17:40:00" vancouversun.com Two Indiana eighth-grade girls went for a hike on a day off school Monday. Their bodies were found a day later. Autopsies performed Wednesday determined that the bodies found alongside a stream are those of Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, both of Delphi, Indiana. Two bodies found along a northern Indiana stream are those of two teenage girls who went missing Monday and their deaths are being investigated as homicides, authorities said on Wednesday.
"16.02.2017 17:36:40" vancouversun.com Don't confuse teen sex confusion with gender dysphoria: Teacher A veteran Vancouver teacher and counsellor has a warning for educators who are buying into what he sees as a pop psychology fad to over-diagnose gender dysphoria in young people. Vancouver teacher Daryl Wakeham, who has taught for 13 years in public schools and 25 in private schools, says it's dangerous for young people to start thinking they are transgendered when most are just sexually confused.
"16.02.2017 17:23:59" vancouversun.com A public poisoning? Piecing together how North Korea's Kim Jong Nam was attacked in a busy airport Three suspects — two women and a man — were picked up separately Wednesday and early Thursday. The women were identified using closed-circuit TV footage Kim Jong Nam was suddenly set upon by two attractive young women who looked like any other travellers heading off on vacation. One of the women grabbed him as the other sprayed liquid on his face and held a cloth over it for about 10 seconds.
"16.02.2017 16:20:00" vancouversun.com Watchdog chastises Northern B.C. Mounties for poor reporting in missing-persons cases The watchdog also found serious record-keeping gaps, policy weaknesses or compliance issues related to police investigations of public intoxication An independent watchdog has uncovered shoddy reporting by RCMP officers in northern British Columbia that makes it impossible to tell whether many missing-persons cases were properly investigated.
"16.02.2017 16:00:00" vancouversun.com B.C. investigating PharmaNet system breach that compromised information of 7,500 people A statement says about 7,500 people have had their basic profiles viewed while another 80 or so people have had their recent medication history viewed The B.C. Ministry of Health has launched an investigation into four incidents of what it calls “unusual” PharmaNet activity in which four people are believed to have accessed personal information in the system.
"16.02.2017 15:40:00" vancouversun.com A public poisoning? Piecing together how North Korea's Kim Jong Nam was killed Three suspects were picked up separately Wednesday and early Thursday. How were two women able to assassinate the half brother of North Korea's leader in a busy airport?
"16.02.2017 15:21:00" vancouversun.com Melania Trump goes to Washington for first official appearance since Donald Trump was sworn in Melania took her Israeli counterpart to one of Washington's hottest tourist attractions, the National Museum of African American History and Culture First Lady Melania Trump joined her husband in welcoming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara to the White House on Wednesday — the first official appearance the First Lady has made since January 20 when her husband was sworn into
"16.02.2017 15:03:19" vancouversun.com Canadian government removes kitten from webpage promoting girls in science and technology But Thursday morning, the wide-eyed tabby had been removed, as were references to how science relates to fashion. A day after the National Post reported about the controversy over a government of Canada website to promote girls in science, the page has been drastically altered and no longer specifically mentions girls or uses images of kittens or fashion as
"16.02.2017 14:40:00" vancouversun.com New B.C. mariner's guide helps to reduce harm to whales and other cetaceans A guide is now available to help mariners avoid collisions and disturbance involving whales and other cetaceans in B. The guide recommends, in part, that mariners keep at least 100 metres from whales, reduce speed, change routes to avoid whales, avoid rapid acceleration, insulate engines, maintain cleans hulls and propellers, and use cleaner-burning fuels.
"16.02.2017 14:20:01" vancouversun.com Budget boost expected for B.C. children's ministry B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong confirmed Wednesday that a budget boost is in the works for the Ministry of Children and Families. More money is needed so government can fund changes in the child welfare system, said B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong.
"16.02.2017 14:00:08" vancouversun.com Vancouver artists Landon Mackenzie, Glenn Lewis win Governor General's Awards An artist who started painting in secret as an adult and another whose work was commissioned by the nation for a 1970 exposition but never shown are the two Vancouver recipients of the 2017 Go… “What does it mean to me? It's great to have the recognition,” said Glenn Lewis, 81. “I've managed to live long enough to receive it.”
"16.02.2017 07:40:00" vancouversun.com PayPal poised to buy Vancouver's TIO Networks for $304 million PayPal is ramping up its efforts to compete with the world's big banks with a $304-million offer to take over Vancouver-based TIO Networks. Looking to build a bigger bridgehead in Canada, PayPal has targeted a Vancouver-based company for "strategic acquisition."
"16.02.2017 07:10:01" vancouversun.com Parents hope for the best if underground West End substation gets the go-ahead Many parents are awaiting with resignation for the decision on building a new, underground B.C. Hydro substation near a West End school annex. "This could be a win-win situation, but it's got to be done right."
"16.02.2017 06:40:01" vancouversun.com B.C. gangster pleads guilty in Montreal to role in international cocaine conspiracy A B.C. gangster linked to one of the biggest arms seizures in Canadian history has pleaded guilty in Montreal to a series of drug, explosives and firearms charges. Prosecutors said Shane “Wheels” Maloney controlled the massive weapons cache, which contained 1,475 sticks of dynamite, two pounds of C-4 explosives, remote controls for the explosives, detonators and hundreds of firearms and prohibited gun parts.
"16.02.2017 06:10:01" vancouversun.com Trump sons to attend grand opening of Vancouver tower and hotel Two of U.S. President Donald Trump's sons have been confirmed as attending the grand opening later this month of a new hotel in Vancouver that bears their father's name. Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump will participate in the opening for the Trump International Hotel and Tower on February 28.
"16.02.2017 05:40:00" vancouversun.com Organ transplants surge in B.C. because of fentanyl-overdose deaths B.C.'s overdose epidemic, especially deaths involving fentanyl, is behind a significant increase in the number of organ transplant donors, according to a B. Operating rooms are much busier with transplant surgeries and "one reason for sure is fentanyl."
"16.02.2017 05:10:00" vancouversun.com Two Metro Vancouver properties on the auction block in new sales strategy Harcourts Canada, a newcomer to Metro Vancouver's real estate scene, wants to make housing auctions a common and accepted way of buying and selling homes. Should housing auctions be more common in Metro Vancouver real estate?
"16.02.2017 04:40:00" vancouversun.com One of the rarest cars in Canada on display to celebrate Canada 150 in B.C. One of the rarest cars in Canada is now on display at the Royal B.C. Museum, in celebration of Canada 150. The vehicle was designed by George Barris, who also created the original Batmobile.
"16.02.2017 04:36:00" Make the Demogorgon Cocktail A Calgary concoction: Cannibale bartender Evan Cooper demonstrates how to make the Demogorgon cocktail.
"16.02.2017 04:30:49" vancouversun.com How (not) to get out of a snowbank: One man learns a fiery lesson When a 24-year-old man got his car stuck in a Gatineau-area snowbank, he came up with an "unorthodox" idea to free it singlehandedly. Hopefully, our snow is done for the winter. But if you ever do get stuck in a snowbank, this is not the way to extract your car.
"16.02.2017 04:10:00" vancouversun.com Vaughn Palmer: Tune changes, for now, on housing supply, transit After two years of aggressively promoting increased supply as the surest route to improving housing affordability, the B.C. Liberals mentioned the possibility only in passing in this year's speech … "With battleground ridings all over Metro Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, the last thing the Liberals want is to provoke local politicians and activists with threats to override zoning and impose housing density by provincial fiat."
"16.02.2017 03:40:00" vancouversun.com Central Saanich police arrest 81-year-old in historic sex assaults Police on Vancouver Island have arrested an 81-year-old man in connection with alleged historic sexual assaults against minors that took place in Central Saanich between 1975 and 1986. Geradus Wilhelmus Peters, is charged with one count of indecent assault and four counts of sexual assault involving four females. Peters, who now lives in Nanaimo, lived in Central Saanich from 1960 to 1998.
"16.02.2017 03:10:00" vancouversun.com Engaged on Valentine's Day: Love trumps travel ban at Canada-U.S. border Love found a way. Two sweethearts, Iranian by birth, didn't let Trump's travel ban prevent them from getting engaged. They just had to get creative – and made it happen at the Peace Arch monument.
"16.02.2017 02:40:00" vancouversun.com Judge declines to dismiss Concord Pacific lawsuit over former Plaza of Nations lands A judge has declined to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Concord Pacific over an alleged agreement to develop some of the former Expo lands in Vancouver. Concord Pacific is suing the company that owns the former Plaza of Nations lands on the Expo site over an alleged development agreement.
"16.02.2017 02:10:00" vancouversun.com B.C. conservation officer attacked, injured by cougar in West Kootenay region B.C.'s Conservation Officer Service says an emaciated cougar that attempted to enter a West Kootenay home through a window has attacked and injured one of its officers. “Fortunately, it's very unusual but it's a good reminder of the risks officers face when they're responding to various human-wildlife conflicts."
"16.02.2017 02:06:00" vancouversun.com 'It's work': A month after announcing her divorce, Scarlett Johansson says monogamy is not 'natural' 'It's something I have a lot of respect for and have participated in, but I think it definitely goes against some instinct to look beyond' Scarlett Johansson says monogamy is not natural. Do you agree?
"16.02.2017 01:45:06" youtube.com Bobby Bazini 'C'est La Vie' acoustic performance in NP Music studio Multiplatinum, soul-infused, singer-songwriter Bobby Bazini performs a stripped down 'Cest La Vie' for #NPSessions in the NP Music studio.... Bobby Bazini joined us in the National Post music studio to perform an acoustic version of "C'est La Vie"
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"16.02.2017 01:22:39" vancouversun.com Canadian Legion bans 90-year-old veteran for promoting music nights at another club It got worse. After he was banned, Bob Hanson went to the Legion wanting to talk to one of its executives. Instead, the bar steward said he was trespassing and called police Last November, Bob Hanson was banned for 180 days from the Legion's Victory branch 317 in London for breaking its rules. His infraction? Handing out business card-sized flyers of a country music band schedule he'd set up at another London club.
"16.02.2017 00:55:00" vancouversun.com Home sales in B.C. return to 'historic averages' says real estate board The association says 4,487 condos, townhomes and detached homes sold in B.C. in January, down 23 per cent compared with the same period last year. The British Columbia Real Estate Association says the province's housing market has tumbled from record highs posted in 2016 to return to what it calls historic, long-term averages.
"16.02.2017 00:46:33" vancouversun.com Jane Park won the lottery at 17. Now she blames EuroMillions officials for 'ruining her life' 'My life would be so much easier if I hadn't won,' Jane Park says. 'I have material things, but apart from that my life is empty. What is my purpose in life?' Before her lottery win, Jane Park worked as an administrative temp for $13. Now 21, she says her life as a rich person has been so fraught with drama that she thinks she should have been barred from becoming EuroMillions's youngest winner at 17.
"16.02.2017 00:44:00" vancouversun.com B.C. government signs LNG benefits agreement with First Nations There was no total value immediately available on the deal — which includes annual payments if the project goes ahead. Premier Christy Clark's government and Lax Kw'aalams First Nation Mayor John Helin announced today a benefits agreement worth hundreds of millions of dollars on the controversial Pacific Northwest LNG project.
"16.02.2017 00:30:01" vancouversun.com Fishermen to fight feds over expected B.C. ban near fragile Hecate Strait reefs In 1987, four glass-sponge reefs were discovered in the strait, located between Haida Gwaii and the B.C. mainland, and in 2010 the Department of Fisheries and Oceans officially identified its glass-sponge reefs as an area of interest for “marine prot Canada's largest commercial fishermen's organization says it will fight the federal government over its expected decision to ban fishing near fragile glass-sponge reefs in B.C.'s Hecate Strait.
"16.02.2017 00:20:01" vancouversun.com Iain MacIntye: If we'd judged Gaunce back when, he wouldn't be with the Canucks now Facing an injury crisis, the Vancouver Canucks recalled a minor-league forward this week and he wasn't Jake Virtanen. Brendan Gaunce doesn't know what kind of player he will be in the NHL and neither do we. But if you had asked us two years ago, we'd have projected law school or drama classes or a future in the German League for Gaunce.
"15.02.2017 23:36:00" vancouversun.com Cocaine addiction a matter of genetics, UBC researchers say Unlike normal mice, the genetically engineered rodents did not show addictive behaviour even after repeated injections over days, suggesting that habitual drug use in humans may be a matter of genetics. Scientists at the University of British Columbiahave genetically engineered mice to resist cocaine addiction, suggesting that habitual drug use is a genetic trait.
"15.02.2017 23:30:00" vancouversun.com 'Our pride includes our police': Vancouver LGBT activists rally against Black Lives Matter plan Black Lives Matter has successfully gotten police excluded from pride parades in Toronto and Halifax “Absolutely no banning of the police in Vancouver Pride.”
Black Lives Matter has set out to make Vancouver the third Canadian city to exclude police from its annual pride parade. An ad-hoc coalition of some of the city's most seasoned LGBT activists have
"15.02.2017 23:27:38" vancouversun.com B.C. children's ministry in line for budget boost, says finance minister British Columbia's finance minister says the Children and Family Development Ministry will receive a financial boost in next week's budget. Mike de Jong isn't providing details but he says recent reports have called for sweeping changes in the ministry's operations that require additional funding.
"15.02.2017 23:13:00" vancouversun.com Burger King: B.C. judge awards $46,000 to cook fired for taking food A B.C. woman who was fired after 24 years of working at Burger King for taking home a fish sandwich combo without paying has been awarded $46,000 for wrongful dismissal.
"15.02.2017 22:43:22" vancouversun.com Two people arrested in Surrey after walking across U.S. border Two people have been arrested at the Canadian border in Surrey after they walked from Washington State into Canada on Wednesday morning.
"15.02.2017 22:40:00" vancouversun.com Father recalls his last words to son who went down world's tallest water slide and was killed 'Six went to the park, five came back': Scott Schwab and his wife, Michele, recall the 'surreal' events of Aug. 7, 2016, when their son, Caleb, was decapitated “I said, 'I just need to hear you say is my son dead.' And he just shook his head, and I said, 'I need to hear it from you. Is he dead?' And he said, 'Yes, your son's dead.' It was surreal. I don't even remember driving home.”
"15.02.2017 22:20:31" vancouversun.com Stuart McLean, bestselling author and host of CBC Radio's 'Vinyl Cafe,' has died In December, McLean announced he was suspending the long-running program to focus on treatment for melanoma RIP to a great storyteller and beloved Canadian icon.
"15.02.2017 22:20:00" vancouversun.com Hope man thrilled with government decision to cover expensive Parkinson's drug therapy Duodopa Therapy, which provides pain relief and greater freedom of movement, is a gel-form combination of two medications, levodopa and carbidopa, administered directly to the small intestine through a surgically placed tube. Seventy-two-year-old Hope retiree Barry Mansfield, who has advanced Parkinson's disease, was thrilled with the news Tuesday that the B.C. government will now cover an expensive drug therapy that wasn't covered by B.C. PharmaCare.
"15.02.2017 22:07:00" vancouversun.com Coquitlam RCMP warn of romance fraudster targeting Metro Vancouver women COQUITLAM -- RCMP in Coquitlam hope a Valentine's Day warning will help them find a man who has been preying on unsuspecting women searching for love. A sweet-talking fraudster stole women's hearts and then their money and bank cards, police say.
"15.02.2017 21:37:40" vancouversun.com Central Saanich police arrest 81-year-old in historic sex assaults “Police are concerned there may be other victims of Peters and hope they are now able to come forward,” Cottingham said. Geradus Wilhelmus Peters, is charged with one count of indecent assault and four counts of sexual assault involving four females. Peters, who now lives in Nanaimo, lived in Central Saanich from 1960 to 1998.
"15.02.2017 21:20:00" vancouversun.com Convicted Air India terrorist Inderjit Reyat can now live at home: Parole Board of Canada The only man convicted in the 1985 Air India bombing no longer has to stay in a halfway house and can now live at his family home, the Parole Board of Canada has ruled. Inderjit Singh Reyat was released from prison a year ago, after completing two-thirds of his perjury sentence for lying at the trial of two co-accused who were later acquitted in the deadly terrorist attack.
"15.02.2017 21:11:47" vancouversun.com Masturbating Windsor intruder sentenced to three years jail The court heard that the victim was a 61-year-old mother of two who had fallen asleep on her couch. She was wakened by a tapping on her head. A Windsor man who masturbated on a sleeping woman's head after breaking into her home will spend three years in jail.
"15.02.2017 21:00:33" vancouversun.com Dairy company Saputo sues B.C. milk board over delivery of contaminated milk A major dairy processor is suing the B.C. Milk Marketing Board and a dairy producer over the delivery of what it claims was more than 17,000 litres of contaminated milk. “A total of 223,230 litres of milk and cream was affected by the contamination which caused damages to Saputo related to 111,921 litres of packaged product,” the lawsuit says.
"15.02.2017 20:01:13" The Vancouver Sun Turn Up the Volume: Gay Nineties' frontman Parker Bossley gives us a special acoustic first look at the Vancouver band's debut album, Decadent Days.
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"15.02.2017 20:00:09" Turn Up the Volume: Gay Nineties' frontman Parker Bossley gives us a special acoustic first look at the Vancouver band's debut album, Decadent Days.
Sound by Dwayne Morgan of June Production.
"15.02.2017 19:51:00" vancouversun.com Worst selfie ever? Broken phone, banged-up passenger — and a speeding ticket Trying to take a high-speed selfie on the Sea to Sky Highway turned out to be a "dangerous and expensive" lesson for a couple of Family Day joyriders. As the officer positioned his vehicle for a traffic stop, a passenger in the speeding car suddenly stood up and reached through an open sunroof to begin taking a video with a smartphone.
"15.02.2017 19:40:53" The Vancouver Sun Facebook Live: Join us at 12 p.m. as Gay Nineties frontman Parker Bossley performs a special acoustic set, live right here on Facebook. Join us ... We're live at noon with Gay Nineties frontman Parker Bossley as he performs a special acoustic set.
"15.02.2017 19:38:03" vancouversun.com WestJet pilot orders pizza for rerouted Air Canada passengers in Fredericton FREDERICTON - Air Canada is apologizing to passengers who found themselves rerouted late at night to Fredericton with nothing to eat — that is, until a WestJet pilot stepped in to buy them pizza. Passenger John Samms tweeted: "Awkward but funny moment: @westjet guy walks in and says 'hey guys I'm from WestJet and we do things differently, want some pizza?'"
"15.02.2017 19:00:38" vancouversun.com Twisting the knife: Why killing off major television characters has become the cheapest and easiest plot device Sadaf Ahsan: Why bother with probing emotional story lines when you can bring out the car wrecks and torches — and baseball bats If there's anything George R.R. Martin and Shonda Rhimes have taught the contemporary television audience, it's that the death of a beloved character is a-okay, just as long as it somehow furthers your plot.
"15.02.2017 18:54:05" vancouversun.com South Carolina woman chained for two months says captor bragged he was so good at killing he had 100 victims Todd Kohlhepp faces murder, kidnapping and weapons charges, but not for sexual assault despite Kala Brown revealing he raped her twice a day for months A South Carolina woman who spent two months chained inside a large metal container says her captor raped her daily and bragged that he was good at killing, claiming that his victims tallied nearly 100.
"15.02.2017 18:35:38" vancouversun.com Aunt of drowned Syrian child Alan Kurdi to release memoir 'The Boy on the Beach' The aunt of a drowned Syrian toddler who became a haunting symbol of the country's refugee crisis will be sharing her story in a forthcoming book. The heartbreaking photo of young Alan Kurdi's lifeless body lying face down on a Turkish beach received worldwide attention in September 2015 and generated outrage over the plight of refugees fleeing war-ravaged Syria.
"15.02.2017 18:26:19" vancouversun.com Vancouver-West End MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert and husband welcome Valentine's Day baby Cupid's arrow has struck Vancouver-West End MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert and his husband Romi after the pair welcomed a baby boy on Valentine's Day. ICYMI: Our top story overnight.
"15.02.2017 18:22:56" Timeline Photos Facebook Live: Join us at 12 p.m. as Gay Nineties frontman Parker Bossley performs a special acoustic set, live right here on Facebook.
"15.02.2017 18:16:35" vancouversun.com 'Love Actually' update to air on 'Red Nose Day Special' NEW YORK, N.Y. - Whatever happened to the characters from "Love Actually"? Writer-director Richard Curtis is planning an update on the characters from Love Actually. But do you really want to know?
"15.02.2017 17:36:07" vancouversun.com Ivanka Trump posts photo of herself behind Oval Office desk after 'great discussion with 2 leaders Ivanka Trump tweeted that she had spoken to her father and Justin Trudeau about 'the importance of women having a seat at the table!' What do you think about this photo?
Ivanka Trump is getting a strong reaction online after posting a photo of herself seated at the Oval Office desk while her father, President Donald Trump, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, stood on either
"15.02.2017 17:36:05" National Post Music Watch Bobby Bazini perform in the National Post music studio.
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"15.02.2017 17:26:40" vancouversun.com 'Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?': Harrison Ford has run-in with commercial flight The actor is also an experienced pilot, but the FAA is investigating after a small plane Ford was landed on the wrong runway, almost hitting an American Airlines jet Harrison Ford mistakenly landed on a parallel taxiway, passing over an American Airlines jet holding nearby.
"15.02.2017 17:01:26" vancouversun.com 'It's work': A month after announcing her divorce, Scarlett Johansson says monogamy is not 'natural' 'It's something I have a lot of respect for and have participated in, but I think it definitely goes against some instinct to look beyond' It was just a month ago when Scarlett Johansson announced her split from her husband of two years Romain Dauriac, and now, in a new interview with Playboy, she opened up on how she feels about monogamy and relationships.
"15.02.2017 16:53:28" vancouversun.com French man sues Uber for $48 million over app glitch he says made his wife suspect he was cheating This isn't to say that he was cheating, just that he didn't want his wife to see his totally kosher Uber rides along the French Riviera If you are going to take suspicious rides through the French Riviera, do not also use your wife's buggy Uber account.
"15.02.2017 16:40:49" vancouversun.com Heavy rain expected to resume Wednesday on B.C.'s South Coast Waterproof wardrobes would work well Wednesday in B.C.'s South Coast where meteorologists are watching for more wet weather.
"15.02.2017 16:40:00" vancouversun.com Liberal government moves to write off $178 million in unpaid federal student loans The money represents 32,554 loans that officials believe they will never be able to collect, either because a debtor filed for bankruptcy or the debtor can't be found The federal government for the second year in a row is writing off millions in student loans it will never collect, this time to the tune of $178.4 million.
"15.02.2017 16:39:58" The Vancouver Sun FACEBOOK LIVE, Wednesday, 12 p.m.: Join us as Parker Bossley, lead singer for Vancouver band Gay Nineties, gives us a first look at the group's debut LP, Decadent Days. FACEBOOK LIVE, TODAY, 12 p.m.: Join us as Parker Bossley, lead singer for Vancouver band Gay Nineties, gives us a first look at the group's debut LP, Decadent Days.
"15.02.2017 16:35:02" contests.canada.com BC Home + Garden Show - $5,000 Luxury Bathroom Fixture Package Contest You could WIN a $5,000 luxury bathroom fixture package from Save More Plumbing & Lighting! #BCHGS17
"15.02.2017 16:22:00" vancouversun.com Heavy rain expected to resume Wednesday on B.C.'s South Coast Waterproof wardrobes would work well Wednesday in B.C.'s South Coast where meteorologists are watching for more wet weather. It's shaping up to be a wet week.
"15.02.2017 16:00:00" vancouversun.com Putin 'testing' Trump: Russia deployed cruise missile, violating Cold War-era treaty, official says Sen. John McCain called on the Trump administration to ensure U.S. nuclear forces in Europe are ready, saying Putin was 'testing' Trump Is Putin testing what he can get away with Trump?
"15.02.2017 15:40:00" vancouversun.com Rock slide closes Highway 1 east of Yale Highway 1 just east of Yale has been closed in both directions due to a rock slide. A rockslide has cut off a highway in southwestern British Columbia, stranding vehicles and stopping train traffic. Police called the slide significant.
"15.02.2017 15:20:00" vancouversun.com Suspected 'LOL' killer arrested in poisoning death of North Korea leader's estranged half-brother The woman was positively identified from closed-circuit television footage at Kuala Lumpur airport. Malaysian police arrested a woman carrying Vietnamese travel documents who is suspected of involvement in the murder of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's half-brother.
"15.02.2017 15:00:05" vancouversun.com South Carolina woman chained for months says captor bragged he had 100 victims Kala Brown says she did what she had to do to survive while being held captive by real estate agent Todd Kohlhepp. A woman who spent two months chained inside a large metal container says her captor raped her daily and bragged that he was good at killing, claiming that his victims tallied nearly 100.
"15.02.2017 14:00:22" vancouversun.com B.C. brings in 13-year-old Ontario-based IBM consultant to push youth-tech movement One of the highest-profile speakers at next month's B.C. Tech Summit will also be one of the youngest. Tanmay Bakshi is not your average 13-year-old. The IBM consultant (yes, that's correct) started learning computer coding at age 5 and developed his first iPhone app by age 9.
"15.02.2017 07:40:01" vancouversun.com 'La La Land': The curiously divisive Oscar front-runner NEW YORK, N.Y. - These are divisive times. Agreement is hard to come by. Passions on both sides are inflamed. And "Saturday Night Live" is providing some of the most trenchant satire on the matter. Have you seen La La Land? Did you love it or hate it?
"15.02.2017 07:10:00" vancouversun.com Vaughn Palmer: B.C. Liberals can't follow up with another rosy Throne Speech VICTORIA — As the B.C. Liberals approached the provincial election four years ago, they went all-in with one of the most ambitious promises ever made by this or any other provincial administration.… "So, to recap: LNG terminals? None yet. Prosperity fund? Half a billion dollars, skimmed from sources other than LNG. Debt-free B.C.? Province headed in the wrong direction."
"15.02.2017 06:40:00" It's the question everyone's asking today: Who is Joe Trudeau?
"15.02.2017 06:10:00" vancouversun.com Penguins 4 Canucks 0: Short-handed Canucks crack under the pressure There was lots of Skille, just not enough skill Tuesday from the Vancouver Canucks. Suddenly without critical centres Bo Horvat and Brandon Sutter, both injured, the Canucks absorbed plenty of p… No Horvat, no Sutter, no goals, no points for the Canucks in Pittsburgh.
"15.02.2017 05:40:00" vancouversun.com Women outnumber men in Victoria, but even there dating can be tricky for all Finding love in Victoria can be as challenging for men as women, despite what statistics show, says a local author. “It's a conservative city in a lot of ways, and with so many in tech, a lot of people go online. But it can be very impersonal and hard to know someone.”
"15.02.2017 05:10:00" vancouversun.com Women take to Vancouver's streets and march against violence Thousands gathered Tuesday in the intersection at Main and Hastings streets for the annual Women's Memorial March in Vancouver. In its 27th year, the event is held each Valentine's Day to honour the memory of women from the Downtown Eastside who died violently.
"15.02.2017 04:40:00" vancouversun.com No, internet, Fidel Castro isn't Trudeau's real father. The PM just really, really looks like him The only way Castro could have fathered Justin is if a 22-year-old Margaret slipped away to stage an unprotected tryst with a communist leader she had never met Fact check: Justin Trudeau was already toilet-trained by the time his mother, Margaret Trudeau, first met Fidel Castro in 1976.
"15.02.2017 04:10:00" vancouversun.com Vancouver Pride Parade's police presence in crosshairs of duelling petitions The group that organizes Vancouver's Pride Parade every summer is being pulled in opposite directions over the presence of uniformed police officers marching in the event. “We're not banning police. That's not our approach. We want to draw them in and have a dialogue and change systems from within by working with them in their already established structure.”
"15.02.2017 03:40:00" vancouversun.com B.C. couple who beat cancer joins Ride to Conquer Cancer to give back Life was rich with promise for Adam Charania and Nicola Anderson in the fall of 2015. Charania was about to start a new job as VP of human resources for a Vancouver company; Anderson was graduat… "The progression of our life was taking on a new momentum. But this stopped us in our tracks. Instead of a baby, we got cancer."
"15.02.2017 03:10:00" vancouversun.com Hope man thrilled with government decision to cover expensive Parkinson's drug therapy Seventy-two-year-old Hope retiree Barry Mansfield, who has advanced Parkinson's disease, was thrilled with the news Tuesday that the B. “This will make a huge difference with my dad's life."
"15.02.2017 02:40:00" vancouversun.com Worst selfie ever? Broken phone, banged-up passenger — and a speeding ticket Trying to take a high-speed selfie on the Sea to Sky Highway turned out to be a "dangerous and expensive" lesson for a couple of Family Day joyriders. “As the officer positioned his vehicle for a traffic stop, a passenger in the speeding car suddenly stood up and reached through an open sunroof to begin taking a video with a smartphone."
"15.02.2017 02:30:26" Timeline Photos FACEBOOK LIVE, Wednesday, 12 p.m.: Join us as Parker Bossley, lead singer for Vancouver band Gay Nineties, gives us a first look at the group's debut LP, Decadent Days.
"15.02.2017 02:10:00" Coquitlam RCMP search for romance fraudster Video: A romance frauster is stealing hearts and then stealing his victims' money, police say.
"15.02.2017 01:11:21" vancouversun.com Vancouver-West End MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert and husband welcome Valentine's Day baby Cupid's arrow has struck Vancouver-West End MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert and his husband Romi after the pair welcomed a baby boy on Valentine's Day. “It was love at first sight when I saw him for the first time.”
"15.02.2017 01:00:21" youtube.com Agnes Obel performs 'It's Happening Again' in NP Music studio 'Citizen Of Glass' is the new album from Danish singer/songwriter Agnes Obel. Obel dropped by National Post Music studio to perform the atmospheric... Agnes Obel gives a moving performance in the National Post Music Studio of "It's Happening Again".
"15.02.2017 00:15:12" Five things to know about the throne speech Video: Here are five things to know about the B.C. government's throne speech.
"15.02.2017 00:10:00" vancouversun.com Convicted Air India terrorist Inderjit Reyat can now live at home: Parole Board of Canada The only man convicted in the 1985 Air India bombing no longer has to stay in a halfway house and can now live at his family home, the Parole Board of Canada has ruled. Inderjit Singh Reyat was released from prison a year ago, after completing two-thirds of his perjury sentence for lying at the trial of two co-accused who were later acquitted in the deadly terrorist attack.
"14.02.2017 23:40:02" vancouversun.com Premier Clark names David Emerson as B.C.'s envoy to U.S. on softwood lumber Premier Christy Clark has named former Member of Parliament, forest-industry executive and top civil servant David Emerson to act as B. He knows how to get a deal done: In 2006, Emerson was Canada's minister of international trade and signed off on the last softwood lumber agreement.
"14.02.2017 23:10:01" vancouversun.com Renowned international intelligence gatherer Moby claims to have insider information on President Trump “Hey, I'm just a clown. I mean, maybe there isn't a #trump administration plan to go to war with Iran. And maybe trump's inner circle isn't filled with Russian operatives." Among his many allegations, Moby claimed that “the Russian dossier on Trump is real. 100% real..."
"14.02.2017 22:40:01" vancouversun.com Canucks Game Day: Bo Horvat out as Vancouver faces tough test in Pittsburgh Vancouver Canucks leading scorer Bo Horvat, coming off a four-point weekend, will be unable to play tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins The Canucks' bus is missing its driver as Vancouver faces Pittsburgh tonight
"14.02.2017 22:20:01" vancouversun.com Twisting the knife: Why killing off major television characters has become the cheapest and easiest plot device Sadaf Ahsan: Why bother with probing emotional story lines when you can bring out the car wrecks and torches — and baseball bats It's traditionally been a major plot device, the sort of thing that was reserved for premieres and finales, that could incite an entirely new narrative juncture, shifting the arc and identities of multiple characters.
Not any more!
"14.02.2017 22:19:14" vancouversun.com B.C. Liberal government to promise financial relief in throne speech VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark's Liberal government will deliver its speech from the throne Tuesday, in an address that's expected to reiterate coming tax relief, while also sounding a note of ca… The B.C. government says it will “invest in your household and in your families” but you'll have to wait until next month's budget to get more details.
"14.02.2017 22:00:04" vancouversun.com B.C. Appeal Court orders province to give up data in smoking lawsuit B.C. must hand over health information that Phillip Morris says it needs to fight the province's efforts to recover health-care costs from tobacco related diseases A B.C. Court of Appeal panel has upheld an order that Phillip Morris must have access to raw data used by the province in its lawsuit against tobacco companies
The lawsuit seeks repayment of health-care expenses for treating patients exposed to tobacco
"14.02.2017 21:40:01" vancouversun.com Playboy magazine reverses position, brings back photographs of naked women after year-long ban Nudity is back in the fold for 63-year-old publication, now under the creative direction of founder Hugh Hefner's 25-year-old son “Playboy and the idea of non-nudity is sort of an oxymoron”
"14.02.2017 21:20:01" vancouversun.com Journalist says Omarosa Manigault, a Trump staffer, bullied her and mentioned a 'dossier' on her 'She stood right in my face like she was going to hit me,' April Ryan, a veteran White House reporter for 20 years, said April Ryan says Omarosa Manigault made verbal threats, including the assertion that she was among several journalists on whom Trump officials had collected “dossiers” of negative information
"14.02.2017 21:00:02" Taking money out of an RRSP Have you ever wondered if you will be charged when taking money out of an RRSP or TFSA?
"14.02.2017 20:41:45" National Post Music Watch Brad Roberts of Crash Test Dummies perform the popular song, "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm"
"14.02.2017 20:40:01" vancouversun.com Ivanka posts photo of herself behind Oval Office desk with Trudeau and Trump Ivanka Trump tweeted that she had spoken to her father and Justin Trudeau about 'the importance of women having a seat at the table!' “A great discussion with two world leaders about the importance of women having a seat at the table!”
"14.02.2017 20:15:04" vancouversun.com Homicide cops identify Coquitlam murder victim Police have released the name of the man found dead Saturday evening on a trail near Coquitlam's Hyde Creek Recreation Centre IHIT says 44-year-old Shawn Curtis George, a Tri-Cities resident, was known to police
"14.02.2017 20:00:04" vancouversun.com Cozy up for Valentine's Day as heavy rain forecast for Metro Vancouver tonight If you're planning to hit the town in Metro Vancouver for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner, wear gumboots. Will the weather dampen your Valentine's Day plans?
"14.02.2017 19:40:01" vancouversun.com Lady Gaga, Jimmy Kimmel condemn Texas 'bathroom bill' Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys and Jessica Lawrence are among more than 140 artists and celebrities condemning a Texas "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people The bill would require people to use bathrooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificate.
"14.02.2017 19:18:45" vancouversun.com Austrian police arrest Hitlers double — moustache, uniform and all Police said the man was arrested for glorifying the Nazi era. He sports a Hitler moustache, combs his hair in the style of the Fuehrer and dresses in Nazi-era regalia Austrian police say they have detained a man described by local media as “Hitler's double” for possible violations of laws against glorifying the Nazi era.
"14.02.2017 19:00:01" vancouversun.com ABC and People teaming up for documentary on Princess Diana Princess Diana will be the subject of a four-hour documentary miniseries airing on ABC this August. It will "remind the world why they fell in love with Diana in the first place"
"14.02.2017 18:40:02" vancouversun.com Coquitlam RCMP warn of romance fraudster targeting Metro Vancouver women The man, described as about 45 years old, with dark brown hair, a trim beard and blue eyes, stayed at the victim's home but police say the woman never saw his car or went to his residence. Coquitlam Mounties hope a Valentine's Day warning will help them find a man who has been preying on unsuspecting women searching for love.
"14.02.2017 18:20:00" vancouversun.com B.C. Liberal government to promise financial relief in throne speech Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon will read the throne speech at 2 p.m. to kickstart a raucous spring session for MLAs in advance of May's provincial election Today's throne speech is expected to reiterate coming tax relief, while also sounding a note of caution about global economic uncertainty
"14.02.2017 18:00:02" vancouversun.com When churches become marijuana dispensaries It was probably inevitable, especially on the cannabis-loving West Coast. A Christian church has been turned into a marijuana dispensary. The quaint building that used to house Shawnigan United Church on Vancouver Island has now been “re-christened” the Green Tree Medicinal Dispensary.
There is symbolic power in the transformation. And, depending on your tastes, the metaphorical shift is
"14.02.2017 17:40:01" vancouversun.com Vaughn Palmer: Premier's bumbling no way to lead up to Throne Speech, budget Opposition leader John Horgan was in an upbeat mood Friday, having enjoyed a good week thanks mainly to Premier Christy Clark having had a very bad one. Premier Christy Clark had falsely accused the New Democrats of criminally hacking the B.C. Liberal Party website on Tuesday, then compounded the frame-up over several days before finally apologizing to John Horgan at the end of the week.
"14.02.2017 17:22:28" vancouversun.com Cannabis industry opposes call for plain packaging and bans on advertising Garfield Mahood has spent 30 years fighting for the Canadian government to require plain packaging for cigarettes. Do you think the government should allow companies to advertise, brand cannabis products?
"14.02.2017 17:01:31" vancouversun.com Rumor has it: German shepherd scores at Westminster dog show A German shepherd called Rumor who just missed winning at the Westminster Kennel Club last year came back to score a big victory Monday night She's no longer a Rumor at America's top dog show
"14.02.2017 16:43:02" vancouversun.com Daphne Bramham: It's time to turn your attention to politics at home In May, voters will choose a new B.C. government and members of the federal Conservative Party will choose a new leader to challenge PM Justin Trudeau As mesmerizing as it is to follow President Donald Trump's daily/hourly antics, Canadians and British Columbians need to focus on what's happening here, writes columnist Daphne Bramham
"14.02.2017 16:22:43" vancouversun.com Father recalls his last words to son who was killed on world's largest water slide 'Brothers stick together.' The 10-year-old boy was decapitated on the world's largest water slide at a water park in Kansas.
"14.02.2017 16:10:24" vancouversun.com Hugh Jackman shows off bandaged nose after cancer treatment Jackman has been open about his battle against skin cancer in recent years. Hugh Jackman has revealed another treatment for skin cancer. The 48-year-old star of the X-Men and Wolverine franchises posted a selfie on social media Monday showing off his bandaged nose. #arts
"14.02.2017 15:45:19" vancouversun.com Port to plant eelgrass gardens off Tsawwassen ferry terminal to benefit marine life Eelgrass beds are part of a series of initiatives by the port to offset environmental damage caused by several large-scale projects. The Port of Vancouver is proposing to plant vast gardens of eelgrass on the ocean floor this year to benefit marine life ranging from fish to crabs near the Tsawwassen ferry terminal.
"14.02.2017 15:16:43" vancouversun.com KKK leader found dead and wife and stepson charged with murder Frank Ancona called himself an imperial wizard with the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan The wife and stepson of a Ku Klux Klan leader found fatally shot next to a river in eastern Missouri were charged in his death Monday.
"14.02.2017 15:06:29" vancouversun.com Half-brother of Kim Jong Un murdered by female assassins Kim Jong Nam fell into disgrace after he was caught in Japan trying to go to Tokyo Disney The older half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been killed in Malaysia by two female agents with “poison needles,” South Korean media outlets reported Tuesday.
"14.02.2017 08:00:02" vancouversun.com Global university ranking puts UBC among world's most 'international' schools UBC is now among the most international academic institutions in the world, placing 12th in the Times Higher Education report earlier this month. The new placement — which takes into account the nu… While UBC's increased focus on drawing international undergraduate students has drawn most of the attention, the higher ranking reflects more the school's efforts on the faculty side, said UBC provost Angela Redish.
"14.02.2017 07:25:01" vancouversun.com Big unions are big donors to NDP, but amenable to banning their contributions Part 2 of 2 Similar to big corporate donors to the B.C. Liberals, big unions are major contributors to the B.C. NDP. Unions among the top 50 donors to the NDP gave $12.79 million between 2005 … “Imposing a limit and getting rid of the corporate donations would level the playing field in terms of the fundraising."
"14.02.2017 06:40:00" vancouversun.com Cocaine addiction a matter of genetics, UBC researchers say Scientists at UBC have genetically engineered mice to resist cocaine addiction, suggesting that habitual drug use is a genetic trait "Addiction is a form of learning in the reward circuits of the brain. Where you don't get synapse strengthening, you aren't getting learning and you aren't getting addiction."
"14.02.2017 06:00:04" vancouversun.com Micro-suites in Vancouver: Small-time living or living small? A debate rages in Vancouver about the legitimacy of micro-suites as a form of housing “This is looking outside the box and maybe the box is smaller than it used to be.”
"14.02.2017 05:10:00" vancouversun.com Roof collapse ruins half of supplies for group that helps men re-entering the workforce A non-profit society that helps men get geared up to get back in the workforce has been hit hard by the weather. The Working Gear Clothing Society has an office at Joyce Street and Kingsway, but th… "Our big urgency is to find a new location. Our (present) location is simply unsafe."
"14.02.2017 04:25:00" vancouversun.com Hugs, kisses not in cards for Valentine's Day start at B.C. legislature Romance is not in the cards for British Columbia's politicians who return to the legislature Valentine's Day for a throne speech that sets the stage for a provincial budget and a scrapp… "I don't know who's going to get roses or chocolates."
"14.02.2017 03:40:00" vancouversun.com Burger King: B.C. judge awards $46,000 to cook fired for taking food A B.C. woman who was fired after 24 years of working at Burger King for taking home a fish sandwich combo without paying has been awarded $46,000 for wrongful dismissal. Fired over a dollar's worth of food, after 24 years with the company.
"14.02.2017 00:40:00" How dateable are you (based on your credit score)? Your credit score is used to determine things such as whether you get a mortgage or can rent a property or secure a job, but what if it also determined whether you could get a date?
"14.02.2017 00:00:02" vancouversun.com The new tool to fight fentanyl: a nasal spray that stops overdoses in their tracks The Surrey, B.C. RCMP detachment was among the first to receive the nasal-spray version of Narcan, the brand name for naloxone. The RCMP in Surrey only had naloxone kits for two days the first time they saved a life
Now, the kits are moving eastward as provinces like Ontario brace for the deadly drug's spread
"13.02.2017 23:10:00" vancouversun.com It's been a slice: Chilliwack Airport Coffee Shop, famed for its pie, to close Bye, bye Chilliwack pie. The Chilliwack Airport Coffee Shop, known across B.C. for its pie, is closing after 30 years. The owners posted the equivalent of a final boarding call on the sho… The busy little shop — not much more than a scattering of tables wedged between a busy kitchen and a bank of large windows facing the runway — is in many ways typical, with decent coffee, greasy menus and a photo of Terry Fox on one wall.
But its pie is
"13.02.2017 22:50:08" National Post Music A powerful cover of Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" by Apocalyptica in the National Post Music Studio.
"13.02.2017 22:25:01" vancouversun.com Daphne Bramham: Enter the dragon — How Kevin O'Leary wants to change Canada He's a reality TV celebrity and a multimillionaire whose net worth is estimated at somewhere around $400 million It's likely that the 13 other candidates in the federal Conservative's leadership race and the party's 80,000-some members prefer to wait until after the May vote to declare a winner.
But not Kevin O'Leary. He's already moved on.
"13.02.2017 21:42:00" vancouversun.com Body of high-profile KKK leader found by a river a few days after he disappeared, police say The body of Frank Ancona, of Leadwood, Missouri, was discovered late Saturday on a river bank in a rural part of the state Missouri man — Frank Ancona — who identified himself as the leader of a Ku Klux Klan chapter has been found dead several days after he was reported missing
"13.02.2017 21:25:09" National Post Music Kirty performs an unplugged version of 'That's Not Me' in the National Post Music studio.
"13.02.2017 21:15:32" vancouversun.com Groom's guide: Tips to have you looking your best on your wedding day Grooms, listen up. Tux? Check. Ring? Check. Manicure? Wait, what?
"13.02.2017 20:39:01" vancouversun.com Peaceful protests turn to riots near Paris after police say officer’s alleged rape of black man was an accident What started as a peaceful protest against police violence ended with violent riots, 37 people arrested and a little girl rescued from a burning car Thousands marched through the suburbs of Paris on Saturday, some burning cars and smashing bus shelters, after police claimed that the anal violation of a black man with a baton was an accident, not a rape.
"13.02.2017 20:03:17" business.financialpost.com In search of super athletes: How Jose Bautista and MLB see technology... From iPads to wearables, the Toronto Blue Jays' right-fielder told the Post that tech is being used more often as every player statistic is placed... From iPads to wearables, the Toronto Blue Jays' right fielder says that tech is being used more often as every player statistic is placed under the microscope. #business #tech
"13.02.2017 19:44:02" vancouversun.com Mickey Mouse comes to Surrey in museum exhibit of Disney collectibles David Lesjak has two passions: the Second World War and Disney collectibles. And he showcases both in a new exhibition of historic Disneyana at the Surrey Museum. The most intriguing item might be a Mickey Mouse gas mask that was designed for British children in 1941, when German planes were bombing England.
"13.02.2017 19:16:01" vancouversun.com French man sues Uber for $48 million over app glitch he says made his wife suspect he was cheating This isn't to say that he was cheating, just that he didn't want his wife to see his totally kosher Uber rides along the French Riviera The man argued that it was a glitch in Uber's iPhone app that led to the breakup of his marriage
It was unclear if an affair had in fact occurred, but the accidental notifications sent to his wife's phone were enough evidence for the woman to conclude
"13.02.2017 18:21:01" vancouversun.com Vancouver's Downtown Eastside Cross needles public about drug crisis Sculpture a classic example of 'outsider art,' the latest such work to come out of (Randy) Pandora's box. The cross is made of cardboard, the needles are sticking out its sides.
At first glance it looks somewhat Christmas-y, because the cross is red and the needles are white. But that's before you realize what it is.
"13.02.2017 18:02:12" vancouversun.com Passengers dash for the exits after United Airlines pilot rants over intercom about Trump and Clinton Passengers reportedly fled a flight before it could take off on Saturday — after a United Airlines pilot went on a bizarre rant over the intercom. 'If you don't feel safe get off the airplane,' the pilot said after the bizarre rant.
After about half her passengers left, she was removed from the flight
"13.02.2017 17:25:15" vancouversun.com Vancouver Island 'serial entrepreneur' has high hopes for new venture, despite controversial past Over the past 20 years, Kenneth Ivan Crause has been a pastor, helicopter pilot, financial planner and tea importer, as well as a convicted thief and fraudster. The self-described “serial entrepreneur” from Vancouver Island is actively recruiting people for his latest venture, an online “community shopper” website where North American businesses can advertise and promote specials.
Participants who buy in to the
"13.02.2017 17:00:24" vancouversun.com The high-stakes handshake: Justin Trudeau meets Donald Trump at the White House Trudeau and his senior cabinet ministers have one overarching goal: keep Canada out of the president's protectionist trade crosshairs Trump and Trudeau were both smiling and appeared to greet each other warmly as they shook hands at the door to the West Wing before the president ushered the prime minister inside.
"13.02.2017 14:20:43" vancouversun.com B.C. MP Peter Julian launches NDP leadership bid The race to replace Tom Mulcair kicked off Sunday, with a British Columbia MP becoming the first to officially announce his candidacy for the federal NDP leadership. Peter Julian made the announcement at a theatre in his riding of New Westminster.
“My vision is for a country where everyone matters and no one is left behind,” he told supporters.
"13.02.2017 14:00:01" vancouversun.com 'Fertility preservation': Men freezing sperm to turn back their biological clocks “Social sperm freezing” is on the rise among men rattled by growing science that postponing fatherhood increases the risk their sperm will carry disease-causing mutations that will be passed on to their child.
"13.02.2017 08:00:06" vancouversun.com This season's flu vaccine effectiveness 'decent' at 42 per cent: researchers A group of infectious disease experts estimates that this season's influenza vaccine has been more than 40 per cent effective in preventing the respiratory illness in Canadians who got the shot.
"13.02.2017 07:25:01" vancouversun.com Adele sweeps the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, picking up Album of the Year over Beyonce's Lemonade The year's biggest frontrunner, Beyonce, led with nine nominations for her album Lemonade, but it was Adele who owned the night, winning the ceremony's biggest awards The year's biggest frontrunner, Beyoncé, led with nine nominations for her album Lemonade, but it was Adele who swept the majority of the evening's biggest awards, including Album of the Year for 25.
"13.02.2017 06:40:02" vancouversun.com Population shrinking in Vancouver's high-priced single-family neighbourhoods As Vancouver grows, several neighbourhoods are seeing their populations drop.
"13.02.2017 06:00:00" vancouversun.com Will Cineplex, Canada's largest cinema chain, be next in line to produce its own content? If Cineplex does venture into content ownership, it could dramatically impact the movie-going landscape, especially for Canadian distributors These days, it seems anyone can become a major Hollywood studio. First, it was the DVD rental firm-turned-streaming giant Netflix. Then, online book retailer Amazon followed suit. Will Canada's largest cinema chain be next in line to roll up its sleeves
"13.02.2017 05:10:00" vancouversun.com Valentine weddings: Love is in the air at Robson Square Love was in the air as more than a hundred couples tied the knot Sunday in a free wedding ceremony at Robson Square. With Valentine's Day on the horizon and a brilliant sunny sky, some of the couples taking part in the third annual free wedding day at the Vancouver landmark said the offer was too good to turn down.
"13.02.2017 04:25:00" Valentine's Day flowers: The colour matters Video: The flower colour you choose for Valentine's Day has special meaning.
"13.02.2017 04:21:00" vancouversun.com Care for a quick facelift? Try a Japanese head spa All the rage in Japan, head spas focus on scalp and hair. Yoko's Haute Coiffure & b-yu Head Spa in North Vancouver has been offering it for two years. “Your hair looks nice!” Normally, I'd need to grow a long beard for my husband to notice hair. Then, when he tells me my skin looks nice, I realize the results of my visit to the head spa must be as dramatic as that beard.
"13.02.2017 03:40:00" vancouversun.com Man who served time for molesting granddaughter gets four years for sexually assaulting daughter in 1980s A grandfather will spend the next four years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting his daughter in the 1980s. The 67-year-old man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the complainant, was released from jail last summer after serving 15 months for molesting his granddaughter — the young daughter of his original victim.
"13.02.2017 03:15:00" Vancouver Whitecaps' new 'rain' jersey Video: Yay or nay? The Vancouver Whitecaps FC introduce a new "rain" jersey.
"13.02.2017 02:09:00" vancouversun.com Vasectomy set for the chop: Human trials on contraceptive injection for men announced Unlike a vasectomy, the new process can be reversed quickly by a second injection that dissolves the gel barrier, immediately restoring fertility The end of the vasectomy is on the horizon after scientists announced human trials for a new contraceptive injection for men.
"13.02.2017 01:17:00" vancouversun.com 'The housing bubble has burst': Economist warns market imbalances are threat to economy in long run Housing helped keep the economy humming in 2016 while oil prices lagged, but an economist warns a long-term dependence on real estate is a crisis in the making Those booming housing markets may make some homeowners rich and provide a short-term boost to the economy, but a Canadian economist is warning about the long-term impact on the country.
"13.02.2017 01:00:17" youtube.com Arkells "Come to Light" in-studio NP Music Arkells perform an acoustic version of "Come to Ligh't" in the NP Music studio. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/nationalpostmusic Follow us on... Arkells perform as acoustic version of "Come to Light" in the #National post Music studio
"13.02.2017 00:40:01" vancouversun.com Gender wage gap in Canada is nearly twice the global average, says non-profit Catalyst Canada “The challenges they are likely to face include the gender wage gap, slower rates of promotion than men, lesser access to “hot” jobs,” says Catalyst Canada's Tanya van… Canadian high-potential women in their first job not only earn less than their male counterparts, the gender wage gap is nearly double the global average, according to most recent Catalyst Canada statistics.
"13.02.2017 00:15:06" youtube.com The Pack A.D. 'Yes I know' Becky Black of The Pack A.D. performs 'Yes I know' for National Post Music. Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/nationalpostmusic... Becky Black of The Pack AD rocks 'Yes I know' for #NPMusic. https://youtu.be/0kQUu2G3jIw #cdnmusic
"13.02.2017 00:02:00" New words for you to use The Merriam-Webster dictionary got a 1,000+ word update and some of them are pretty interesting.
"12.02.2017 23:10:00" vancouversun.com State of the union: Getting married in B.C. today more about choice than numbers Why marry? Statistics show weddings are in decline, but without the restraints of necessity, matrimony is more an expression of free will. “People are now viewing the coupling decision with more knowledge, confidence, skepticism and care than ever before, even though it appears their basic hopes haven't changed.” #life
"12.02.2017 22:45:01" vancouversun.com 'This is it, this is the end of my life': Survivor recalls Parksville electrocution that killed friend The man who survived a major electric shock while working in Parksville is speaking out about the freak accident that killed his friend of 17 years. Jonah McMillan said he and Callum Steele had jus… “I was pretty sure I was going to die. I thought: 'This is it, this is the end of my life.'”
Jonah McMillan said he and Callum Steele had just finished repairing the gutters of a three-storey apartment building on Moilliet Street on Feb. 2 and were at
"12.02.2017 22:25:00" vancouversun.com SALUT: Karen Barnaby drinks a toast to B.C. wineries The early 1990s were heady, exciting times in the B.C. wine industry. Though the industry was not new, it had yet to be truly celebrated. There were a few established, and many fledgling wineries. Recipes: Beet and Goat's Cheese Salad, Smoked Sablefish with Quail's Gate Homemakers' Relish and some wines to match
"12.02.2017 21:51:00" Have you heard about the mysterious healing powers of the waters at Carlsbad Springs? (Or at least, that's the legend...)
"12.02.2017 21:40:00" Video: Do 3D mammograms do a better job at finding deadly breast cancers than traditional mammograms?
Story: Canadian researchers are looking into it. http://ow.ly/6Vrx308QRlm
"12.02.2017 21:00:03" vancouversun.com SALUT: Plan your visit to Vancouver International Wine Festival's tasting room Everyone should have a plan of attack by the time they get to the International Tasting Room no matter what your level of knowledge or interest in wine. Think Chardonnay, sparkling wine, French reds, B.C. Pinot Noir — there are endless possibilities
"12.02.2017 20:10:31" vancouversun.com B.C. universities moving away from allowing students to judge sex assaults Universities in B.C. and Ontario are shifting away from allowing students to investigate sexual assault allegations against fellow students. Advocates say letting students hear cases is inappropriate because they do not have any specific sex assault training and complainants may feel uncomfortable being judged by peers.
Do you agree B.C. universities need highly trained, trauma-informed
"12.02.2017 19:27:10" vancouversun.com Can a veggie burger that bleeds and sizzles like meat help fight climate change? The Impossible Burger isn't your run-of-the-mill veggie burger. It's a burger designed for meat lovers. It bleeds and sizzles like meat – but is made entirely from plants. Now, there's a better chance you'll be able to taste it for yourself. The Impossible Burger isn't your run-of-the-mill veggie burger. It's a burger designed for meat lovers. It bleeds and sizzles like meat – but is made entirely from plants. Now, there's a better chance you'll be able to taste it for yourself.
"12.02.2017 19:21:01" vancouversun.com Restaurant review: Flower and Horse in Spring a bright spot in winter It was the "noodles" in the signage of this oddly named restaurant and the warm glow and bright pops of colour inside (hallucinogenic, almost) that drew me in.
"12.02.2017 18:50:08" youtube.com Alan Doyle performs 'So Let's Go' Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea fame is in the National Post Music studio performing the hit, "So Let's Go". Official Anal Doyle website:... Does this song bring back memories?
Alan Doyle sings 'So Let's Go' in our National Post music studio.
"12.02.2017 18:50:00" Pup gets new leash on life! Cupid, the puppy born without front legs and left to die in a Toronto trash bin, has been fitted with prosthetic legs and is looking for a loving home.
"12.02.2017 18:48:00" Lamborghini Aventador S unveil Last night, Lamborghini Calgary gave customers a sneak-peek at the new Aventador S — a $463,775 car that can go from 0-100 kph in 2.9 seconds.
"12.02.2017 18:40:14" vancouversun.com Romance served up simply for Valentine's Day There's nothing romantic about a frazzled cook or over-full tummies, so the key to a Valentine's Day dinner at home is to keep it light and simple.