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Pope to visit Canada to help reconciliation over indigenous schools scandal
The Vatican said in a statement on Wednesday that Canada’s bishops had formally invited him to make a visit which would be part of a “process of reconciliation” with indigenous peoples.
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COVID-19 update for Oct. 27: 457 new cases, two deaths | B.C. is first jurisdiction in North America to offer booster shot to general population | Thousands of health care workers defy vaccination deadline
Here's your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C.
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Missing containers from storm-tossed ship believed to be off north Island in Cape Scott area
The coast guard is working to deploy more tracking buoys and continues to work with the vessel’s owner, Greece-based Danaos Shipping, to locate and recover the containers, which have likely travelled north.
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Vancouver Weather: Mainly cloudy, chance of showers
There are a couple more days of grey weather in Metro Vancouver but then get ready for three days of sunshine. That's right—Halloween night should be clear and dry, but watch out for the chilly overnight temperatures.
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Dan Fumano: As both Vancouver and B.C. look to speed up housing, expect debate
Opinion: Changes proposed by both Vancouver and the province are "heading in the same direction," says Vancouver housing official. They're also likely to be controversial, especially at the civic level.
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COVID-19: 'Solemn day' for B.C. as thousands of health-care workers defy vaccination deadline
“It is so disruptive and detrimental to care when we have outbreaks in hospitals as we have a couple right now. And that is the reason why we have this vaccine mandate in place,” said Dr. Bonnie Henry.
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B.C.'s wolf kill program 'unlawful,' court challenge contends
Animal rights lawyer contends hunting from aircraft is illegal under federal law
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Gitxaala launches court challenge over system that allows easy purchase of mineral rights in B.C.
The Gitxaala charge that mineral claims in their traditional territory were granted without consultation or even notice, which violates constitutional obligations to them and violates the United Nations declaration of the rights of indigenous peoples, which the B.C. government adopted in 2019.
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Trudeau's cabinet shuffle: Few surprises as B.C. ministers change portfolios
The appointment of Jonathan Wilkinson to the natural resource portfolio, and former Greenpeace member Steven Guilbeault to environment signals a commitment to Liberals' climate agenda, says analyst.
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Vaughn Palmer: NDP steamrollers objections to 'grotesque assault on the public’s right to know'
Opinion: NDP chose self-interest over principle on Tuesday and gave approval in principle to undercutting B.C.'s access-to-information law
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UN gang associate loses court battle over protective custody designation
A UN gang associate has a lost a court battle over the decision by B.C. prison officials to place him in protective custody for his safety.
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Drug-related shooting rocks sleepy community outside Naramata
“Investigators are actively gathering evidence, and can confirm this appears to be a targeted shooting, and directly related to the drug subculture,” said police.
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B.C. to provide rebates for EV charging stations in condos and apartments
Condos and apartments can receive a rebate of up to 50 per cent of the cost of an EV charging station to a maximum of $2,000 per charger.
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B.C. auditor highlights COVID-19 relief program risks, budget dispute with government
Michael Pickup says an audit of B.C.'s final budget accounting for the 2020-21 fiscal year under-reports revenues by $6 billion, which does not give a clear representation of the province's financial position.
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COVID-19: B.C. plans to offer booster shots to all British Columbians
A booster shot is recommended for high-risk populations whose bodies may not mount an effective immune response with just two doses.
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Bigger, more frequent landslides predicted for Metro
The number of landslides on the North Shore could increase by as much as 300% by the end of the century, with climate change the most likely cause.
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Fisheries scientist Daniel Pauly's life is one for the books
Biography dives deep into the story of internationally renowned UBC marine biologist
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New play remembers, and gives voice to, the experiences of Vietnamese refugees
“If I haven’t written this a hundred times I haven’t written it once. It’s changed a lot, particularly after the trip. It confirmed or opened up things I’d seen only in my mind. Being able to go through the areas and see the boats were really insightful.” — Sangeeta Wylie
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'What's for dinner?': Vancouver-based vegan cookbook simplifies supper situation
In 2016, Anna Pippus began casually sharing her daily meals on Instagram.
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Review: Five Sails steers in a new direction
Robbie Robinson steps up as chef Pascal Georges leaves Five Sails restaurant.
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Events in Metro Vancouver: Live and virtual things to do Oct. 28-Nov. 3
This week's events around Metro Vancouver include Britannia Mine Museum Halloween weekend event Bad to the Bone.
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Alert posted for snow on Coquihalla Highway
Environment and Climate Change Canada says up to 20 centimetres of snow is possible on some parts of the highway starting tonight and continuing through Wednesday.
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Bryan Adams, Mother Mother and 54-40 to play New Year's gig in Vancouver
The Vancouver New Year’s Eve event will mark Adams’ first hometown show in close to four years
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COVID-19 update for Oct. 26: Deadline arrives for certain B.C. health-care workers to be vaccinated or lose their jobs | 1,618 new cases on weekend, 20 deaths | Traveller returning home unable to use digital proof of vaccination at YVR | Moderna says vacc
Here's your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C.
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Vancouver Weather: Windy with showers
There's more soggy weather in store for Metro Vancouver but hang in there because forecasters say the weekend is going to be sunny.
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Videotron boss starts sales pitch for company's Western wireless ambitions
"We (have proven in) this 15 years of operation that we are a serious contender. We're not there to flip an asset, we're there to build a business because this is our core business." — Videotron CEO Pierre Karl Peladeau.
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B.C. judge orders return of items seized during 2018 arrest of Meng Wanzhou
The court document lists a MacBook laptop, an iPad, a USB stick, an iPhone, a Huawei phone, SIM cards and a Chinese passport.
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Richard Shimooka: Friends of Canada still in Afghanistan face immeasurable risks to their lives
Opinion: At least 10,000 such individuals remain in Afghanistan today, many of whom have already received some vetting. They remain in limbo, stuck under the looming threat of Taliban reprisal while clinging to the thin promise that countries like Canada might remember and act upon their commitments.
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Letters to The Sun, Oct. 26, 2021: Overwhelming density in Vancouver
It was with considerable dismay and trepidation that I read in The Sun this week about the very ambitious plans to develop South False Creek and the Jericho lands. We are already dealing with massive traffic snarl-ups, parking issues, sardine-packed SkyTrain cars and overwhelmed hospitals (even before COVID complicated life). It is a challenge to [
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Vaughn Palmer: Security alert ordered for B.C. government offices
Opinion: Alert cites rising tide of protests against resource projects on top of anti-vaccination protests
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