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South Korea reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections Saturday with more than 400 cases mostly linked to a church and a hospital, while the death toll in Iran climbed to six and a dozen towns in Italy effectively went into lockdowns as health officials around the world battle a [...]
Sat, Feb 22, 2020
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Patients of all ages lit up when Captain America, Spiderman, Grover, Merida, Raven and more walked into their room at Kelowna General Hospital Saturday morning. The people behind the “Random Acts of Costuming” have been cheering up patients at KGH for more than two years now, handing out... [...]
Sat, Feb 22, 2020
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A man was stabbed at a downtown Vancouver supportive housing complex Friday night A 29-year-old man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries at about 11 p.m., while a 39-year-old man was arrested, CTV New reports. The stabbing occurred in a supportive housing residence in the cit... [...]
Sat, Feb 22, 2020
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A Surrey woman charged in the college admissions scandal pleaded guilty Friday to paying $400,000 to get her son into the University of California, Los Angeles, as a fake soccer recruit. Xiaoning Sui, 49, a Chinese citizen who lives in Surrey, pleaded guilty to a single count of federal programs [...]
Sat, Feb 22, 2020
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UPDATE: 12:40 p.m. Iranian officials Saturday reported a sixth death from the new virus that emerged in China. The governor of Markazi province told the official IRNA news agency that tests of a patient who recently died in the central city of Arak were positive for the virus. Ali Aghazadeh [...]
Sat, Feb 22, 2020
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Canada's governor general has visited an overdose prevention site in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside after meeting with first responders on the front lines of substance-use issues fuelled by the opioid fentanyl. Julie Payette met at a fire hall with firefighters and police officers as well as ... [...]
Sat, Feb 22, 2020
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Until recently there was no such thing as ‘good debt' or ‘bad debt' as all debt was ‘bad debt.' Owing money for any reason wasn't a good thing and it was important to focus on paying off everything. But now we are hearing about having ‘good debt&rsquo... [...]
Sat, Feb 22, 2020
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Traditional chiefs of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation have arrived in Kahnawake, Que., as they continue their tour of Mohawk communities in eastern Canada where rail blockades in solidarity with their cause have been erected. Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs oppose the Coastal GasLink pr... [...]
Sat, Feb 22, 2020
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A man who was granted a new trial in the alleged violent beating of a psychiatrist at Penticton Regional Hospital will now not being going back to court at all. The BC prosecution service made the decision this week to stay the charges against Gregory Nield relating to the 2014 [...]
Sat, Feb 22, 2020
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Canadian author Alice Munro and dozens of other Nobel Prize winners around the world have joined the heated opposition facing a massive oilsands project in northern Alberta, decrying the proposed development as "a disgrace." Munro, Canadian biologist Jack W. Szostak and 40 other global win... [...]
Sat, Feb 22, 2020
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