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The leadership of a First Nation on British Columbia's central coast says an RCMP officer has been transferred after the community called for his removal from Bella Bella over social media comments he made before joining the Mounties. A statement posted by the Heiltsuk Tribal Council on Wednesda... [...]
Thu, May 30, 2024
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Kamloops Mounties are hoping tips from the public will help them track down a suspect in a robbery earlier this month at a business in Brocklehurst. According to police, officers were called to a store in the 1800-block of Tranquille Road on May 1 for a report of an incident [...]
Thu, May 30, 2024
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'Vanderpump Rules' is poised to return for another season. Showrunner Alex Baskin has dismissed speculation that the reality TV series won't return for a 12th season, after Tom Sandoval and Rachel Leviss' cheating scandal in 2023. Speaking after the three-part reunion shows, Alex t... [...]
Thu, May 30, 2024
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The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear an appeal from victims' families who are trying to enforce a $107-million judgment against Iran over its downing of a passenger jet. Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 was shot down by Iranian officials shortly after takeoff from Tehran in 2020.... [...]
Thu, May 30, 2024
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A national task force that provides guidance for primary health-care providers is not lowering the recommended breast cancer screening age to 40, despite urging from several cancer specialists, surgeons and radiologists. The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care has been reviewing its curren... [...]
Thu, May 30, 2024
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is announcing the opening of a major vaccine production plant in Toronto today — part of Canada's efforts to build up the domestic biomanufacturing sector in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new Sanofi facility is the largest in Canada and is expect... [...]
Thu, May 30, 2024
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AltaGas Ltd. and joint venture partner Royal Vopak have approved a final investment decision for a large-scale liquefied petroleum gas and bulk liquids terminal project near Prince Rupert, B.C. The decision to go ahead with the Ridley Island Energy Export Facility comes after a five-year environment... [...]
Thu, May 30, 2024
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Mel B's ex-husband is suing her for defamation. The Spice Girls singer split from Stephen Belafonte in March 2017 and claimed he had been abusive during their 10-year marriage, but now the producer is looking to obtain $5 million damages after claiming she “engaged in a deliberate and wid... [...]
Thu, May 30, 2024
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Idris Elba has been voted as having the sexiest male voice. The ‘Luther' actor's gravelly tones won him the top spot in a new survey, placing narrowly ahead of fellow actor Tom Hardy and James Bond himself, Daniel Craig, in third. According to the Bingo Association's study,... [...]
Thu, May 30, 2024
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Katy Perry is set to make millions from performing at a pre-wedding bash for one of the world's richest men. The 39-year-old pop star is jetting to Cannes in the south of France to perform a short set for Anant Ambani and his bride Radhika Merchant. A source [...]
Thu, May 30, 2024
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The wings and beak of a hummingbird are vastly more sensitive than many other birds, traits that likely allow them to absorb a gust of wind and maintain a hover in front of a flower, a new study has found. The research into the nectarivore bird, published in the [...]
Thu, May 30, 2024
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A man and a woman were arrested in Nanaimo council chambers this week in what Mayor Leonard Krog called an “embarrassing” incident reflecting a growing problem with ­incivility across the country. “The lack of civility, the rudeness. It's a worrisome trend.” The man... [...]
Thu, May 30, 2024
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A Surrey man will have a B.C. Supreme Court jury trial in spring 2025 on a charge of second-degree murder in connection with a fatal stabbing of a man in Vancouver's Chinatown. The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) said Nikolai Sugak, 32, was found gravely injured near West Pender and Carrall [...]
Thu, May 30, 2024
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A new report has found that 35% of workers in Kelowna make less than a proposed “living wage” for the area. With B.C.'s minimum wage increasing to $17.40 per hour on Saturday, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released a new report analyzing Statistics Canada data, urging t... [...]
Thu, May 30, 2024
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Nick Taylor begins the defence of his RBC Canadian Open title this morning. The product of Abbotsford, B.C., was the first Canadian to win the men's golf national championship in 69 years when he won a four-hole playoff in 2023. He's in a group with Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy and [...]
Thu, May 30, 2024
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Profits were up in the second quarter at two of Canada's biggest banks. Royal Bank of Canada raised its dividend as it reported its second-quarter profit rose compared with a year ago, helped by record earnings in its capital markets business. The bank said Thursday it will now pay a [...]
Thu, May 30, 2024
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BMO says it is working to restore online banking services for customers after a technical problem overnight. The bank says it was experiencing a service disruption due to a false fire alarm at one of its data centres. It says customers can get updates and continue to access their accounts [...]
Thu, May 30, 2024
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The U.S. economy grew at a sluggish 1.3% annual pace from January through March, the government said Thursday in a downgrade from its previous estimate. Consumer spending rose but at a slower pace than previously thought. The Commerce Department had previously estimated that the nation's gross... [...]
Thu, May 30, 2024
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Lab-grown meat is not currently available in any U.S. grocery stores or restaurants. If some lawmakers have their way, it never will be. Earlier this month, both Florida and Arizona banned the sale of cultivated meat and seafood, which is grown from animal cells. In Iowa, the governor signed a [...]
Thu, May 30, 2024
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The jury in former President Donald Trump's hush money trial is to resume deliberations Thursday after asking to rehear potentially crucial testimony about the alleged scheme at the heart of the history-making case. The 12-person jury deliberated for about 4 1/2 hours on Wednesday without reac... [...]
Thu, May 30, 2024
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