Vernon Mounties nab suspected car thief
One person was safely taken into custody and police will remain in the area to complete their investigation, RCMP said in a statement.
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Accused in alleged south London Costco parking lot assault says he’s not Islamophobic
The incident drew widespread attention on social media after the victim's son had relayed the experience through a widely-circulated Twitter thread.
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COVID-19: Saskatchewan health officials respond to first cases of Omicron variant
'Go out and get your booster shot (and) your kids' shot. This is all going to help, and if you haven't got your first dose, go out and get it.'
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Only one evacuation order is left in flood-ravaged Sumas Prairie, B.C.
Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun said he hopes to lift the final evacuation order in Sumas Prairie in the 'near future,' so the recovery phase of operations can begin.
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Proof of vaccination for fans going to Grey Cup provides ‘sigh of relief’ for Hamilton’s top doc
Canadian Football League sponsored events during Grey Cup week are requiring valid proof of vaccination in addition to compliance with health and safety protocols.
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West Island community calendar for the week of Dec. 9
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COVID-19: 6 deaths, 379 new cases in B.C. as hospitalizations fall again
The update left the B.C.'s seven-day average for new cases unchanged at 346, while there were 2,874 cases provincewide. 
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Canadiens by the numbers: More than meets the eye to Petry's struggles
Despite clearly battling the puck this season, the mistake-prone defenceman's on-ice impact at even strength remains reasonably strong.
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'The Barge' takes on a second life as a public art installation on social media
The City of Vancouver said Wednesday that Transport Canada has received a plan to move the barge.
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‘Super frustrating’: Catalytic converter stolen from B.C. charity’s truck for a second time
Instead of distributing furniture to people in need, the HomeStart Foundation must now turn its attention to filing a police report and renting a vehicle.
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Saskatchewan launches annual snowplow safety campaign
The ministry of highways operates more than 300 provincial snowplows across Saskatchewan serving a highway network of about 26,000 kilometres.
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With Donald Trump’s ‘next coup’ underway, it’s a bit rich for the the United States to be holding a democracy summit
This isn’t a moment when the U.S. will be in a position to lecture other countries about democracy, and everyone knows it, Edward Keenan writes.
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Proposed $750K emergency funding for Calgary homeless population gets committee nod
Funds would help expand shelter capacity and provide people with more winter weather items like toques, mitts and socks, but warming centres were off the table.
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Ottawa expected to release details of carbon capture tax credit soon, Cenovus says
Cenovus itself has set a target to reduce emissions by 35 per cent by 2035 from 2019 levels.
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Cyclist sent to hospital after hit and run in Kindersley
The RCMP says the victim, a man, was found on the east side of the highway next to his bicycle. He was then transported to hospital with serious injuries.
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Floating crane renews buzz around English Bay barge, but city says no timeline for removal
The City of Vancouver told Global News a crane was on-site near the barge Wednesday in preparation for an eventual move but was forced to halt work due to strong winds.
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Canada should rethink blanket ban on travel from South Africa
‘More targeted measures to screen travellers, no matter where they come from, are likely to be more successful in containing the latest COVID threat.’
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Have your say: Has the Omicron variant changed your opinion on whether to get a booster?
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Three NDP MPs sign petition criticizing B.C.'s NDP government over pipeline protests
Lori Idlout, the Nunavut MP and party spokesperson on Crown-Indigenous relations, joined MPs Matthew Green and Leah Gazan, in signing the petition.
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‘Wrong side of history’: Is Jagmeet Singh’s stance on pipelines splitting the NDP?
At least 25 federal NDP riding associations, former candidates and two MPs have signed a statement expressing “distress” with the federal NDP’s response to a pipeline dispute.
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B.C. watchdog reports disturbing hike in abuse and neglect of seniors
B.C.'s seniors' advocate found been a disturbing hike in cases of neglect or abuse of the province's elders in recent years, a likely-under-reported issue that predates COVID-19.
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Half of Canadians under 30 have given up on owning a single-family home: survey
The vast majority of Canadians between the ages of 18 and 28 worry they will not be able to afford a home in their city of choice thanks to soaring real-estate prices, with half already giving up on their dream of owning a single-family home, according to a new survey.
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Ex-Canada Space Agency engineer charged for allegedly working with Chinese firm
"Mr. Zheng allegedly used his status as a CSA engineer to negotiate agreements for the installation of satellite station facilities in Iceland," the RCMP said in a statement.
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Concerns raised about Alberta overdose response app
As concerns grow about a made-in-Alberta mobile app aimed at curbing drug overdose deaths, the government says it has full confidence in the platform and its developers.
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Woman charged with murder of Kelowna man
Billie Jo Bennett, from the Kelowna area, is in custody after being arrested in Kamloops and a charge of second-degree murder was approved by the BC Prosecution Service. 
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Quebec bill aims to modernize policing, rebuild public trust
Under the proposed legislation, both the police watchdog and the ethics commissioner would be given more power to investigate more cases.
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B.C. giving $1 million to wildfire-ravaged Lytton to help with recovery
The province says half of the grant money will support efforts to restart the local economy, while the rest will go toward village operations, including paying staff.
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'People saw themselves': Student creates Black medical drawings to diversify textbooks
An aspiring Nigerian neurosurgeon wants to revolutionize medical diagrams with his drawings of patients with Black and non-white skin tones.
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Phase 2 Edmonton parking ban lifted
The Phase 2 parking ban came into effect in Edmonton at 12:01 a.m. last Tuesday and was lifted at 3 p.m. Wednesday. 
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Provincial auditor finds 859 serious events in Saskatchewan group homes
From physical and emotional abuse to mishandling of medicine, Saskatchewan's auditor says about half of the adults with intellectual disabilities who are living in private group homes have experienced a serious event.
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COVID-19: Peterborough vaccination rate at 80%; outbreak at St. Catherine Catholic Elementary
The health unit reports 19.5 per cent of children ages five to 11 have received a first COVID-19 vaccine dose.
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Seniors advocate releases latest report on abuse and neglect
Isobel Mackenzie says there is a clear five-year pattern of increasing reports of seniors abuse and neglect, but the fragmented reporting system suggests the problem could be more widespread.
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