Vancouver International Black Film Festival set to debut

Inaugural festival to host 38 films from seven countries
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Junior hockey: Vees smash Centennials, Vipers stymie Silverbacks
Penticton wasted little time in beating Merritt on Friday night, with the Vees scoring seven times in the first period.
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‘It’s bad’: B.C. family’s desperate plea after teen’s surgery cancelled 4 times
Devin Gallant's family says they were told he needed emergency surgery last summer. The procedure was booked for December, but has since been cancelled four times.
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Toronto snow clearing effort continues 5 days after massive storm
According to Transportation Services, crews have travelled 350,000 km while salting and plowing snow on Toronto expressways, arterial roads, neighbourhood roads and sidewalks. 
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Ukrainian president welcomes Canadian loan of $120M, calls it ‘special partnership’
Earlier on Friday, the Ukrainian embassy issued a blunt statement calling on Canada to provide weapons to Ukraine's military and to impose further sanctions on Russia.
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U.S. resists plans to make WHO more independent
Top European Union donors, including Germany, back the plan, along with most African, South Asian, South American and Arab countries, three of the European officials said.
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January provincial exams cancelled for Grade 10 and 12 students due to staff shortages
Post-secondary admissions will be not affected by the cancellations, the Education Ministry said, and those not planning on early graduation will be able to write their exams in April or June.
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The fight for Kingsway: Small working-class businesses versus residential redevelopment
Historic street is home to many of Vancouver's most vibrant immigrant shopping areas.
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New Brunswick reports 6 more COVID-19 deaths
New Brunswick Public Health reported 125 active COVID-19 hospitalizations on Saturday, of which 74 were admitted for reasons other than the virus.
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Prioritize reopening religious gathering places, group says
The group said opening up places of worship will help Quebecers who are going through difficult times during this period of lockdown.
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Clark Gillies, Hockey Hall of Famer and Regina Pats legend, dead at 67
The hockey world is mourning the passing of an all-time great Saturday with the death of former Regina Pats star Clark Gillies.
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Canadian gold company distances itself from deadly Ghana explosion
Kinross Gold Corp. says it didn't own or operate the truck involved in a deadly explosion in Ghana Thursday that was carrying supplies to the company's mine.
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B.C. implementing 10 cent deposit on milk and milk-alternative containers Feb. 1
Under the program, consumers will pay an extra 10 cents upfront for certain milk products, and can reclaim the deposit by returning the empty containers.
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'Special partnership:' Canadian loan of $120 million welcomed by Ukrainian president
The president of Ukraine is thanking Canada for a $120-million loan aimed at bolstering his country's economy amid a hostile buildup of 100,000 Russian troops along its borders.
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Canada urgently needs to stop the brain drain and ramp up its health science manufacturing capability
Canada’s science and tech strategy is inconsistent, writes Neil Fraser, lurching from crisis to crisis with many of our great ideas leaving the country for good
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Kingston RN working to get N95 masks to vulnerable populations
Kingston registered nurse Deb Lefebvre has started a GoFundMe account to purchase N95 masks to distribute to vulnerable populations.
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Nova Scotia reports 82 COVID-19 hospitalizations, 502 new PCR-confirmed cases
The province reported 502 new PCR-confirmed COVID-19 cases Saturday, and stated in a release there are an additional 205 people in hospital.
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Abbotsford police finds a dozen catalytic converters in stolen vehicle
When Abbotsford police arrested Tyson Fust they found 12 catalytic converters in the stolen vehicle Fust was allegedly driving.
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‘Special partnership:’ Canadian loan of $120 million welcomed by Ukrainian president
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New Canadiens GM Kent Hughes combined his passion and his brain
Hughes was always a very good student, going back to days at Beaconsfield High School, and took mother's advice to become a player agent.
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Fog advisory issued for B.C.’s Southern Interior
The fog advisory stretches from the Similkameen to the Kootenays, and include the Okanagan and Shuswap regions.
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Quebec reports 68 COVID-19 deaths, drop in hospitalizations, rise in ICU cases
Health data shows the number of hospitalizations in Quebec declined by 56 to 3,295, but 10 more patients were admitted into intensive care in the last 24 hours.
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