Avalanche near Valemount claims life of B.C. backcountry skier: RCMP

RCMP said three backcountry skiers were caught in the avalanche. Two freed themselves, while the third, a 35-year-old from Fernie, was buried in the debris field.
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Kelowna, B.C., couple livid with local utility company over cedar trimming
The Meyers said FortisBC did contact them about trimming their emerald cedars, however, the trimming came much sooner than expected.
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No timeline for sector-specific COVID-19 transmission data to be released in Alberta
The transmission data would detail where COVID-19 spread has been happening in the province, which doctors say is important for Albertans to know.
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Canada unlikely to follow U.S. approach to easing COVID-19 masking rules: doctor
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no longer need to wear masks outdoors and in most indoor settings, but one of Canada's top public health officials suggests a different approach would be taken here.
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AstraZeneca shipment in storage as provinces mull how to use vaccine linked to rare risk
Provinces, including Ontario, hit pause on the British vaccine this week, because they have concerns about a statistically extremely small risk those inoculated could develop a rare blood clot. It’s not clear how the latest shipment will be used.
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Stu Cowan: Canadiens didn't take Leafs lightly in 1979 series
"I think we just had a little more talent than them," former Hab Steve Shutt says of series sweep when teams last met in 1979 playoffs.
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Kids and the Pandemic: Vaccines, Schools, Mental Health: Star journalists and experts answer your questions
Our panel — moderated by This Matters podcast co-host/producer Raju Mudhar — will include Dr. Upton Allen, Division Head of Infectious Diseases, SickKids; Dr. Anna Banerji, Infectious Disease Specialist, Universtiy of Toronto; the Toronto Star’s Queen’s Park Bureau reporter Kris Rushowy, and Health reporter Jennifer Yang.
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Gregor Chisholm: April’s offensive worries bring May’s offensive flurries for the Blue Jays
The Jays have scored more runs this month than any team in baseball.
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French in Quebec: Here are the main changes proposed in Bill 96
The proposed legislation tabled Thursday is 100 pages long and includes 201 articles.
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Another jogger bitten by coyote in Vancouver's Stanley Park
Since Dec. 1, 2020, there have been at least 18 attacks on park-users
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Quebec language reform aims at capping English CEGEP enrolment
Bill 96 will give priority to anglophone students. It also should even the playing field for anglophones struggling to get accepted in the English CEGEPS.
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Buyer beware: Angry couple buys, dumps mouldy RV, sticking sellers with tow costs
A civil resolution tribunal ruled it was an 'as is' sale and ordered the buyers to pay the towing and storage fees
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Pandemic pursuit leads to ‘thrilling’ opportunity for Calgary teen
Her photography gets exposure all over North America: 'It's a real confidence-booster and it's encouraged me to continue my photography journey
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Lethbridge police officer suspended, ASIRT to investigate allegations
The officer has been suspended with pay and an ASIRT investigation is underway.
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Junior hockey: Kelowna Rockets close shortened season with win over Victoria Royals
'They did a marvellous job, and the credit goes to the players and the billets because they literally shut down their lives to accommodate these guys.'
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Bella Thomson’s very own fairytale castle sprouts in Swift Current backyard
The Make-A-Wish magical kingdom sprouted to life on the Thomson family's Swift Current acreage over the past few weeks while Bella and her mom Kyla were in hospital in Toronto.
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Sask. NDP makes pitch to waive provincial park gate fees, remove PST from restaurant meals
'We're calling on the Sask Party government to do everything it can right now to make sure we get the economy back on track and to allow families to have a safe, fun summer.'
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‘I had no idea what to do’: Winnipeg business owner robbed by axe-wielding suspects
A Winnipeg business owner is in shock after being robbed by two-axe wielding suspects at his computer repair business.
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B.C. not quite ready to follow CDC advice on vaccinated people no longer needing masks
The CDC also said fully vaccinated people will not need to physically distance in most places but masks should still be worn in crowded settings.
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COVID-19: Nursing school applications on rise, but B.C. doesn't have spaces, staff to teach them all
Nursing schools and nurses union says there are not enough nurses being graduated to replace those retiring. And faculty are among those aging out of the profession, leaving fewer to teach
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B.C. opening COVID-19 vaccine booking to everyone 18+ by Sunday night
Bookings will open first to adults aged 25 and up (born in 1996 or earlier) at 7 p.m. on Friday.
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French in Quebec: Bill puts 'collective rights ahead of individual rights,' critics say
"This is a law that clearly sends out a message that anglophone Quebecers are second-class citizens."
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Kansas City Southern to scrap CP deal after after revised US$33.6-billion offer
Kansas City Southern Inc. says it is terminating its merger agreement with CP Rail after determining that rival Canadian National Railway's revised US$33.6-billion offer was superior.
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Conversations That Matter: B.C. life sciences sector is world class
A growing sector that employs 18,000 people in B.C., the life sciences sector struggles with getting access to capital.
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Saskatchewan diver reaches podium in Japan, eyes spot on Olympic squad
Saskatoon's Rylan Wiens said he had the best event of his life at the FINA Diving World Cup, nailing his dive to take the bronze medal at the 10m platform event.
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Watch: Blue Jays rally for five funs late to roll past Braves
The Blue Jays scored five runs in the final two innings to roll past the Braves and sweep the series. Watch the highlights here.
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Golf community infuriated by Doug Ford’s “buddy” logic for keeping courses closed
The premier suggests he has golfing friends who have played loose with the province’s restrictions.
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Man pleads guilty to 4 charges in connection with 2020 crash in south Edmonton that killed 3 people
A man has pleaded guilty to charges in connection with the deaths of three people who were in a car he was driving that crashed into an Edmonton Starbucks location last summer.
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Canada will have enough AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for a 2nd shot: officials
A number of provinces have made the vaccine not available any longer as a first dose due to concerns over a rare blood clotting reaction.
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Key witness who said Hamilton cop covered up 2005 murder is an ‘opportunist,’ defence says at trial
“I have no reason to lie on Jermaine Dunkley or Craig Ruthowsky. Right is right and wrong is wrong,” the witness said Thursday.
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Israel attacks Gaza with ground forces, escalating the conflict
Israel sent its military into the Gaza Strip early Friday, a major escalation of violence between Palestinians firing rockets into Israel and Israeli forces carrying out air and artillery strikes in Gaza.
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Better learning environment for queer students the focus of new U of L board teaching chair
The University of Lethbridge has named Dr. Suzanne Lenon the 2021 Board of Governors Teaching Chair, and the associate professor has big plans for her two-year term.
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