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B.C. Transit is gearing up to add electric double-decker buses to its fleet as it plans for an emissions-free future. A request for information about high-capacity buses has been issued; it closes Dec. 21. B.C. Transit is seeking information from double-decker-bus companies on everything from the ma... [...]
Thu, Dec 01, 2022
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A CT scanner campaign at Vernon Jubilee Hospital received a huge boost on Giving Tuesday. The drive brought in $265,000, which was matched by the Galbraith Family Foundation. Once told that the goal of $250,000 had been surpassed, family patriarch George, with sons Ian and Kyle, did not hesitate [...]
Thu, Dec 01, 2022
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The Defence Department's top official says he told the military to prepare to intervene as Freedom Convoy protests gridlocked downtown Ottawa and several border crossings with the U.S. earlier this year. But Deputy Minister Bill Matthews says the plans were never seriously considered or presente... [...]
Thu, Dec 01, 2022
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Team Canada on Thursday trailed for much of its final match at the World Cup in Qatar before falling 2-1, leaving Moroccan supporters jubilant and fans of Canada despondent but still full of pride that their team made the tournament for the first time since 1986. At the Café Sable [...]
Thu, Dec 01, 2022
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MONTREAL âe" Team Canada on Thursday trailed for much of its final match at the World Cup in Qatar before falling 2-1, leaving Moroccan supporters jubilant and fans of Canada despondent but still full of pride that their team made the tournament for the first time since 1986. At the [...]
Thu, Dec 01, 2022
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A political scientist says there is virtue in clearly defining the difference between government oversight of law enforcement and the independence of police, although it is not as straightforward as some witnesses at a public inquiry have suggested. The concept of police oversight and independence c... [...]
Thu, Dec 01, 2022
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The three recently elected Parti Québécois members who have steadfastly refused to swear the oath of office to the King were barred today from taking their seats in the legislature. PQ Leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon and the two other members of his caucus were followed by journalists ... [...]
Thu, Dec 01, 2022
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The New Democrats are calling on the Liberals to boycott India's hosting of the G20, citing that country's treatment of minorities. Today, India started its term in the rotating presidency of the Group of 20, a forum for the world's largest economies. That involves convening meetings thr... [...]
Thu, Dec 01, 2022
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It's a crowdfunding campaign to save three parcels of land in BC and their valuable habitat and ecosystems. The Nature Trust of BC is making an end-of-year push to raise the remaining $265,000 needed to protect three critical areas of BC, including the Columbia Lake North-Wetlands. The wetlands ... [...]
Thu, Dec 01, 2022
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BC Transit has ended its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for staff. The Crown corporation says the policy change, effective Thursday, was made in alignment with Translink and “other provincial Crown agencies.” BC Transit publicly disclosed the step a day after news of a similar decision by Tran... [...]
Thu, Dec 01, 2022
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