Police device believed to have sparked apartment fire, evacuation during North Okanagan manhunt

RCMP believe a deployed ‘distraction device’ during the manhunt led to a small fire inside an apartment building in Vernon on Monday afternoon.
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Montreal demonstrators demand climate justice a year after Greta Thunberg speech
The coalition behind the event is calling for net zero emissions by 2030 as part of a broad slate of demands that also includes Indigenous self-determination, migrant rights and defunding the police.
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2 dead after small plane crashes near Thorsby: Alberta RCMP
Police were called just after 1:40 p.m. for reports of the crash near the town of Thorsby.
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Restaurant owners brace for second wave, weigh takeout options
“This isn’t the best time to be in the restaurant business,” says the owner of La Chronique. “Summer without tourists was difficult, and fall isn’t shaping up to be any easier.”
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Western University students skipping FOCO; at least 1 Broughdale Avenue resident overjoyed
"This is the first time in a few years that I am actually at my house at this hour, so I didn't leave, so I was very happy."
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B.C. election 2020 promise tracker: What the major parties are pledging
Global News is tracking what each of the major parties is promising if they're elected on Oct. 24.
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19 new coronavirus cases reported in Saskatchewan, hits single-day testing record
Of the new cases, 15 are in the Saskatoon area, with 13 of them being linked to known cases or events.
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Coronavirus: 7 people linked to Toronto restaurant test positive, around 1,700 possibly exposed
Officials said five staff members and two patrons of Yonge Street Warehouse are confirmed to have contracted the virus.
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B.C. 2020 election voter registration by phone or online closes Saturday
After the Saturday deadline, voters will still be able to register at their polling place, but Elections BC says the process is more time consuming. 
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Buffalo Bills’ rejuvenated offence has Rams coach Sean McVay’s attention
Sparked by Allen’s 729 yards passing, the Bills rank first in yards passing, third in yards gained and are tied for sixth in scoring 58 points.
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Miami Marlins reflect on season of challenges after unlikely playoff push
On Friday night against the Yankees, the Marlins ended baseball’s second-longest active playoff drought.
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U.S. election: How Trump, Biden are preparing for the first 2020 presidential debate
Biden's campaign has been holding mock debate sessions featuring Bob Bauer, a senior Biden adviser and former White House general counsel, playing the role of Trump, according to a person with direct knowledge of the preparations granted anonymity to discuss internal strategy.
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Montreal demonstrators demand climate justice a year after Greta Thunberg speech
The vast majority of those attending wore a face covering and organizers say health protocols will be respected.
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2 dead in plane crashes southwest of Edmonton
Two people have died in a plane crash in the Thorsby area.
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Plane crashes southwest of Edmonton
Emergency crews are on scene of a plane crash in the Thorsby area.
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The Boston Celtics have a plan: Stop Miami Heat threes and force Game 7
The Heat have played 87 games this season and shot below 20 per cent from three-point range in just three of them.
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Fire pits, heat lamps flying off the shelves as Manitobans get ready for an outdoor COVID-19 winter
"People just can't seem to manufacture them quick enough and there's a demand across the world for these products.”
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Coronavirus: Interior Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Okanagan church
Interior Health is asking anyone who attended a live televised service at Calvary Chapel Kelowna on Sept. 13 to self-isolate until Sept. 27.
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Quebec injects $85 million into schools to fight COVID-19 pandemic
The Quebec government is investing $85 million in schools to adapt to the new reality of COVID-19.
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Suspect wanted after sexual assault at Mississauga GO station, Peel police say
Police said the incident occurred at 1:16 a.m. last Sunday at the Clarkson GO station in the area of Southdown and Bromsgrove roads. 
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CERB is ending, here is what to know about your benefits
The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) will be coming to an end on Saturday and recipients will be forced to transition to a recently updated Employment Insurance (EI) program or apply for three other temporary benefits. Here’s what to know about the process.
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Lower Canada College says classes remain open after COVID-19 cases reported
Six Lower Canada College students and two teachers tested positive for the coronavirus Friday
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London social media campaign celebrates newcomers working in the health sector
The seventh annual 'I am London' campaign puts a spotlight on Londoners working in the city's health and wellness sectors.
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Dax Shepard reveals he relapsed after 16 years of sobriety
After 16 years of being sober, actor and comedian Dax Shepard revealed he has been battling an opioid addiction.
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B.C. Election: Small business owner to run for BC Libertarian Party in Penticton riding
Keith MacIntyre says he’s lived in Penticton for the past 10 years and that he’s also the president of the Okanagan School of the Arts.
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For British PM Boris Johnson, hardball tactics seem the only way to a Brexit deal
More than a year after the ouster of former PM Theresa May, trade talks with the European Union are deadlocked, the mood is poisonous, and there are only weeks left to salvage a deal as Britain prepares to leave the bloc’s economic zone in January.
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Amy Coney Barrett, likely high court pick, is Scalia's heir
Although Amy Coney Barrett is the expected replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she is more aptly described as heir to another departed Supreme Court justice: conservative hero Antonin Scalia.
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Netflix inks ‘very long-term’ deal for Vancouver production hub
"We have Lifetime and we have Hallmark and Netflix and so many big studio productions happening here, so it's a great opportunity for everyone."
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How to stay focused amid COVID-19
Focus is a skill you can cultivate and improve. Here are some techniques to try, aimed at increasing both your attention and productivity amid the pandemic.
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How wildfires revealed small-town America’s strength — and fanned the flames of its culture-war paranoia
The truth about the West Coast fires goes to show how in the U.S., the deepest divisions are no longer just political
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Hundreds gathered at Halifax Waterfront to stand in solidarity with Mi’kmaq fishers
In 1999 the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed a treaty right to hunt, fish and gather in pursuit of a moderate living, also known as Marshalls decision.
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6 Saskatchewan NDP, 6 Sask Party candidates have a criminal record
Nearly 10 per cent of NDP candidates have a criminal record. The same can be said for Sask. Party candidates.
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Demonstration in Fredericton as private abortion clinic to lose its doctor
About two dozen people staged a quiet demonstration in front of the New Brunswick legislature Saturday after a doctor who runs a private abortion clinic in Fredericton said he can’t afford to continue subsidizing the service.
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Dan Levy and his fans are taking Indigenous studies
Within two weeks of Levy announcing he was going back to school, 64,000 people had signed up for the online course he was taking, “Indigenous Canada” — more than had completed the free program over its three-year history.
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Uptown Saint John closed to traffic in final Open Streets day for pedestrians
The city launched this initiative in July as part of the city’s social and economic recovery from COVID-19 shutdowns.
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6 new coronavirus cases, 11 new recoveries in London-Middlesex
In terms of age, four of Saturday's new COVID-19 cases from London and Middlesex are people 19 or under, one is in their 50s and one is in their 80s.
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65 COVID-19 cases in Manitoba Saturday, 56 in Winnipeg
Manitoba public health officials reported 65 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, the majority of which occurred in the Winnipeg health region.
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Toronto FC starts strange new chapter in East Hartford with game against Columbus
Forced to finish out the MLS season south of the border because of COVID-19 travel restrictions, Toronto “hosts” league-leading Columbus Crew SC in the first of six scheduled regular-season games at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field.
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Coronavirus: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on Sept. 26
Here are the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Sept. 26.
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Michael Jordan and Bubba Wallace have the power to drive diversity in NASCAR — if they win
The pairing of Jordan brand’s might and the skills of the only Black driver at NASCAR’s highest level — along with the experience of Denny Hamlin — has the potential to change the mostly white sport for the better, much like the Williams sisters in tennis and Tiger Woods in golf.
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