Be awake to quakes: New book a reminder many North Americans are living on borrowed time

Q&A: Victoria author Gregor Craigie on his new book On Borrowed Time, which is an important look at earthquakes and what we can expect when ‘the big one’ hits
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Major pothole on Ironworkers Memorial Bridge snarls afternoon commute
Drivers trying to leave North Vancouver Wednesday afternoon are being urged to be patient or delay their journey home if possible.
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Severe health outcomes after double vaccination exceedingly rare, but not unexpected, experts say
Some fully-vaccinated Manitobans are still contracting COVID-19, and in rare instances are ending up in hospitals. Health officials say that's not unexpected.
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Town of Taber putting veterans front and centre this Remembrance Day
Banners bearing the names and pictures of those who served will be hung around the Town of Taber as part of the Veterans Banner Project for Remembrance Day 2021.
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City to remove invasive goldfish, koi found in several Lethbridge ponds
The City of Lethbridge is taking action against invasive aquatic species found at three bodies of water in the city and is warning residents about proper disposal.
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Peel police officer charged with assault after alleged off-duty incident in Brampton
Const. Pawan Sandhu has been suspended with pay in accordance with provisions of the Police Services Act, the statement said.
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Prince Albert Grand Council wants answers into two recent in-custody deaths
PAGC is calling for answers as to what exactly happened after two men died while in the custody of the Prince Albert Police Service.
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Child dead after crash between dirt bike and water truck near AB, BC border
A crash between a dirt bike and water truck near the Alberta and British Columbia border on Oct. 22 claimed the life of a child, according to Spirit River RCMP.
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COVID-19: B.C. reports 609 new cases and six deaths, hospitalizations top 400
Wednesday's COVID update left B.C.'s seven-day average for new cases at 578, while the number of active cases in the province fell to 4,748.
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Montreal Alliance hopes to ride pro basketball momentum in Quebec
CEBL's newest team set to debut at refurbished Verdun Auditorium in May under guidance of Montrealer and two-time NBA champion Joel Anthony.
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Kyle Beach identifies himself as Chicago Blackhawks sexual assault investigation victim
Kyle Beach appeared on TSN's SportsCentre on Wednesday night to identify himself as the first accuser of former Blackhawks' video coach Brad Aldrich.
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Vancouver's City Centre Motel reportedly sold, closing in November
Developers have been sniffing around the City Centre site for decades, but the owner, Capital (Canada) Trading Company, held onto the 1954 motel, which it purchased for $2.8 million in September 1989
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A local Kingston business owner believes recent vandalism is linked to ‘faux-coming’ weekend
A downtown Kingston business owner is frustrated after her sign was vandalized over the weekend, and the owner is linking the vandalization to 'faux-coming' weekend.
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London man facing additional charges for harassing women near Western University
The man in question is facing additional charges for the same offences for three separate incidents involving five women last week on or near the Western University’s campus.
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Family of Scarborough father shot to death says they never imagined he’d be victim of gun violence
'It could happen to anyone because my brother was just a regular guy and I'm telling you, everyone loved him,' said Drema MacDonald.
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Assiniboine Park Conservancy project aims help to protect polar bears from wildfire
The project is funded in part through a $90,000 grant from the Canadian Polar Bear Habitat, a not-for-profit charity dedicated to supporting polar bear conservation in Canada.
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Sleepy in Seattle: Canadiens need a wakeup call | HI/O Show
The panel talk about the Habs playing like an expansion team in their first visit to Seattle to face the Kraken.
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Fluvoxamine, an antidepressant, could help to treat COVID-19: study
A new clinical trial has found that fluvoxamine — commonly used to treat depression — seems to reduce the risk of hospitalization with COVID-19.
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‘Disgusting’ Halloween display featuring Confederate flag and noose haunts Kelowna resident
Warning: This story contains graphic content that may be disturbing to some viewers. Direction is advised.
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Former Alberta UCP staffer alleges sexual harassment, heavy drinking in lawsuit against premier’s office
A former UCP staff member has launched a lawsuit against the officer of the premier of Alberta and it has at least one UCP MLA calling on Jason Kenney to resign. 
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2 charged, replica firearm and drugs seized in theft probe, London police say
Officers responded to the scene at 1105 Wellington Rd. S around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday for a reported theft. Two suspects attempted to flee but were taken into custody, police said.
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Staff at B.C.’s 911 dispatcher flagged understaffing up to a year before deadly heat wave: emails
According to internal emails released by the BC Liberals, E-Comm managers were discussing their concerns about 911-call wait times and lengthy delays in ambulance response.
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Judge finds man guilty of hit-and-run, criminal negligence in Brampton cyclist death
'I don't have any forgiveness, zero. I want whatever the maximums are. That's what I'm hoping for. That's what we're all hoping for,' Mark De Pledge, the victim's brother, said.
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B.C. set to end direct funding for children with autism by 2025, moving to overall hub model
For children under the age of six, the province currently offers up to $22,000 per year.
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Parole board orders sex offender who threatened to kill a man released into community
The Parole Board of Canada has ordered that a sex offender who threatened to kill a man be released back into the community.
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West Island community calendar for the week of Oct. 28
Contribute to the community calendar of the Gazette’s West Island/Off-Island section by email at wicomcal@postmedia.com.
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London street preachers sought by police on near year-long arrest warrant: court documents
Matthew Carapella and Steven Ravbar were scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 10, 2020 in relation to a mischief charge, however they failed to attend, court documents say.
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Court of Appeal looks at legal process leading to injunctions tied to Six Nations land occupation
Ontario's Court of Appeal is deciding whether or not the Superior Court will revisit a pair of injunctions in Caledonia tied to a Six Nations land occupation.
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645 new COVID-19 cases identified in Alberta, 10 more deaths linked to disease
Ten more deaths in Alberta were attributed to COVID-19 on Wednesday as the province also identified 645 new cases of the disease.
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‘I am a survivor.’ Kyle Beach comes forward as ‘John Doe’ in Chicago Blackhawks sexual abuse scandal
Beach, who was the eleventh overall pick for the Blackhawks in 2008, identified himself on TSN’s Sportscentre on Wednesday.
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Renters face headwinds moving out of the eye of the pandemic storm
Close to one third of tenants in Ontario’s private rental market receive ODSP or Ontario Works and have no capacity to deal with rental increases. When rents increase, many will be obligated to leave. No slack — no buffer — no margins.
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COVID-19: 1 additional death, 15 more cases confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka
Meanwhile, 76.1 per cent of the region’s population has received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 72.5 per cent has received both necessary doses.
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Woman dies after being hit by train in south Edmonton
A woman who was hit when she attempted to run across a southeast Edmonton rail track has died of her injuries, police said on Wednesday.
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Greg Fertuck trial hears of search efforts for Sheree Fertuck’s body with ground-penetrating radar
Operating on a tip from Greg Fertuck’s common-law spouse, crews searched the gravel pit where Sheree Fertuck is believed to have gone missing.
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Ottawa should join the push for the right to disconnect from work
‘Seamus O’Regan, the newly named federal labour minister, should take on the right to disconnect as a first order of business.’
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B.C. announces move to new community hub model for children with special needs
The first hubs will open in 2023 the Okanagan then launch across the province in 2025.
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Opinion: Marc Garneau, the ’anti-politician,’ deserves better
Turfing him from cabinet shows an egregious lack of judgment on the part of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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