Dan Fumano: 'Heavy' political influence behind councillor conflict case, lawyer says

"It is not the intent of the legislation to provide a vehicle for partisan disputes," embattled city councillor's lawyer tells B.C. Supreme Court.
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Canada sets another daily record for COVID-19 cases with over 9,500 new infections
Provinces are still seeing staggering numbers of new infections and surging hospitalizations despite attempts to impose new restrictions.
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Feds receive ‘draft’ request from Ontario for assistance as COVID-19 cases soar, spokesperson says
"Our only request to the federal government at this time is a greater and more steady supply of vaccines," a spokesperson for Ontario's solicitor general told Global News.
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Police officers, adults in high-risk communities will soon be eligible for vaccine in Manitoba
More information on when police and firefighters can book appointments is coming next week, while the first list of eligible high-risk communities will be announced on April 21.
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Alberta birthday party COVID-19 outbreak described by Premier Kenney has few details
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has twice mentioned an outbreak at a children’s birthday party this week, however there are no specific details about it.
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Ont. doctor admits 3 COVID-19 patients to ICU after they turned down vaccines
An Ontario doctor is urging people to get a COVID-19 vaccine once a jab becomes available to them after he admitted three patients who turned down shots to the ICU.
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Unity Health halting vaccination at St. Michael’s and St. Joseph’s hospitals due to vaccine shortage
Both clinics will not be open for first-dose appointments until at least April 26, but vaccination appointments already booked will not be cancelled.
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Downtown Saskatoon revitalizing vision requires non-traditional funding, administration says
A new downtown arena, convention centre and a bus rapid transit system are priorities to ensure Saskatoon remains a destination city, officials say.
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1 dead, 1 hospitalized after Dollard-des-Ormeaux residential fire
When firefighters arrived at the home, both victims were in cardiac arrest. The man was declared dead at the scene, while the women was rushed to hospital, where she is recovering.
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2021 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab great for off-road enthusiasts
The Tacoma is still a fun little truck. But get yours with the right options.
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Vaughn Palmer: On COVID travel restrictions, Horgan talks a lot, does nothing
Opinion: Experts say travel is a major source of coronavirus infection, yet B.C. is stubbornly resistant to doing anything beyond urging people to stay home
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Third dose of COVID-19 vaccine ‘likely’ needed within 12 months: Pfizer CEO
The United States is preparing for the possibility that a booster shot will be needed between nine to 12 months after people are initially vaccinated against COVID-19.
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Grade 11 and 12 Virden Collegiate students and families self-isolating after COVID-19 outbreak
All 145 Grade 11 and 12 students at Virden Collegiate along with their families are self-isolating after a COVID-19 outbreak.
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Council to consider pedestrian bridge near Sackville bus terminal due to safety concerns
'It's not safe, but what can you do, you have to do it,' said Wendy, who admits she herself isn't comfortable with the route despite walking it for nearly 30 years.
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Indoor dining ban spurs jump in temporary patio applications in Calgary
According to the City of Calgary, 75 temporary patios have been approved and another 140 are waiting for approval.
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‘Wrong signal’: Federal ministers protest Saskatchewan’s electric vehicle tax
In its most recent budget, Scott Moe's Saskatchewan Party government brought in a $150 yearly tax on electric vehicles.
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Have your say: What do you think of Team Canada’s outfit for the closing ceremonies at the Tokyo Olympics?
Canada’s jean jacket look sharply divided opinion on social media this week.
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More than 300 overseas travellers with COVID arrived in Canada over six weeks this year
About seven passengers a day have tested positive for the coronavirus after landing at YVR
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B.C. hospital capacity concerns centre on staff, not beds
"We have a considerable supply of ventilators and we are not touching in any way our ventilator capacity or our bed capacity, but ... when we move into surge beds, it puts significant additional pressure on staff." – B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix
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The internet has come for Team Canada’s Tokyo 2020 jean jackets. What do the athletes think?
Team Canada’s closing ceremony jean jackets have become the subject of social media slander. Are the Olympic outfits terribly Canadian … or just plain terrible?
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Gregor Chisholm: Blue Jays pitcher Tanner Roark appears to have landed on the unwanted list
Jays pass over former rotation regular when the need for a fifth starter pops up.
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BC Boating Association reacts to proposed watercraft rental rule changes
Transport Canada’s proposed changes to watercraft rental rules could have a severe impact on rental companies across Canada.
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A glacier in Alaska is moving 50 to 100 times faster than normal
The Muldrow Glacier in Alaska, on North America’s highest peak, has started its long awaited surge, moving 50 to 100 times faster than normal.
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Bruce Arthur: All those people gasping for air. This government has failed Ontario in the most unthinkable, unforgivable way
The catastrophe is here. The only question now is how catastrophic it becomes, Bruce Arthur writes.
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‘Our members are being exposed daily’: Customs agents in B.C. want COVID-19 vaccine priority
"Our members have shown up every day, we are essential, we cannot work from home. We have been on the international front lines of this from the start," said a union spokesperson.
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Sky-rocketing lumber prices shock renovators: ‘It’s ridiculous’
Sky-rocketing lumber prices are causing sticker shock for some hoping to renovate.
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Université de Montréal moving South Shore campus from Longueuil to Brossard
The 37,000-foot campus is set to open in the fall of 2022 and will be directly connected to the Du Quartier REM station being built.
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Chicago teen shot by police after putting hands up without gun, video shows
Nineteen seconds elapsed from when Officer Eric Stillman exited his squad car to when he shot 13-year-old Adam Toledo.
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Kelowna RCMP search for SUV after hit and run involving boy
Kelowna RCMP are looking for a grey BMW SUV that witnesses said failed to stop at the red light at Glenmore and Kane roads at around 2:45 p.m. on April 13. 
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Cockroach calls at highest levels in decades, pest control companies say
Move over, bed bugs, another critter is steadily becoming the dominant pest in Winnipeg and surrounding area.
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Pandemic pups: Pretend canine companions boost spirits during COVID-19
Former hospital clown takes stylized imaginary pooches to a Calgary dog park, hoping to inspire smiles 'after this horrible year we've all had.'
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Southwest Saskatchewan outdoor gathering outbreak raises red flags
At least 21 cases of COVID-19, some confirmed to involve variants of concern, are being linked to an outdoor gathering in southwest Saskatchewan.
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