Vancouver Weather: Slight chance of showers, then rain later

Metro Vancouver is in for a long stretch of soggy weather, with rain or showers in the forecast until at least next Wednesday.
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Karl Lohnes: Embrace technology with these holiday helpers
Beloved traditions can be combined with new tech products to create a festive feel.
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Is a drug overdose murder?
W5’s upcoming documentary ‘Death Penalty,’ airing on Saturday at 7 p.m. on CTV, compiles the first-ever research on a growing trend to treat overdose deaths as potential homicides.
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Counting murders by overdose deaths in Canada
Homicide charges following investigations into overdose deaths in Canada can be described as falling into two categories: pre- and post- fentanyl. W5 found that starting in 2016, there was a significant uptick: 135 manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death charges being laid by police and prosecutors across Canada.
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What happened when one B.C. doctor flew to the rescue amid a natural disaster
Boston Bar was cut off from needed medical supplies. Dr. Aseem Grover boarded a helicopter in rough conditions to help.
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Heather Mallick: Six books that make great Christmas gifts
Seek out these fine books for holiday gift-giving, Heather Mallick writes.
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What’s so funny? The enduring charm of Looney Tunes’ cacophonous comedy
Besides their sheer technical virtuosity, what is it about the content of these thousand-odd classic cartoons that has allowed them to live on and continue to charm audiences to this day?
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Peng Shuai: WTA remains 'deeply concerned' about Chinese tennis star
The Women's Tennis Association 'remains deeply concerned' that Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai 'is not free from censorship or coercion.'
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Omicron COVID-19 variant leads to travel restrictions, containment efforts
The WHO named the new variant omicron, labeling it a variant of concern because of its high number of mutations and some early evidence that it could be more infectious.
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Raptors can't find the necessary magic to end a long, tiring road trip
Loss to the Pacers not entirely unexpected as matters of consistency and depth pop up again
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Canadiens at Penguins: Five things you should know
This is the second of three games between these teams and the Penguins hold a 1-0 edge after blanking the Canadiens 6-0 at the Bell Centre on Nov. 18.
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At least 2 people dead during first winter storm in U.K.
At least two people have died in the U.K. after the year's first winter storm battered parts of the countries with gusts of nearly 160 kph.
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Today’s coronavirus news: Further tests underway to see if any link to Omicron variant after 61 arrivals from South Africa test positive for COVID-19
Meanwhile, Sudbury’s health unit issued work-from-home orders and stronger recommendations for schools due to COVID-19.
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Scientists warn against ditching social distancing over holidays
A Leger poll suggests 45 per cent of Canadians and 50 per cent of Americans plan on ditching some of the fundamentals like hugging, kissing and shaking hands in the coming weeks.
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Parliament has returned. Is fashion its new session’s first casualty?
It wouldn’t hurt MPs to start looking — and acting — like it’s a privilege to have a seat in the House of Commons, Tonda MacCharles writes.
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Navneet Alang: How should we curtail kids’ screen time?
How we mitigate the ill effects of tech is the challenge society needs to bear as a whole and should not be left up parents and kids: Alang.
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Might Canada heed calls for a diplomatic boycott of Beijing’s Winter Games?
This week, British Leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg, said no tickets for ministers to attend the Winter Games had been booked. The United States is expected to announce a diplomatic boycott of the Games, which start Feb. 4.
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Streaming platforms need regulation, but Liberals must be cautious, experts say
The Liberal government introduced bill C-10 in November 2020 that would bring global online streaming companies, such as Netflix and YouTube, under the Broadcasting Act.
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Solomon Islands police find 3 bodies after violent protests
Solomon Islands police found three bodies in a burned-out building and arrested more than 100 people in this week's violence sparked by concerns about the Pacific nation's increasing links with China.
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About Last Night: Bargain bin performance by Habs on Black Friday
Tage Thompson scored two goals for the Buffalo Sabres in a 4-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens at KeyBank Center on Black Friday.
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New chief of defence staff keeping eye on Ukraine, Ethiopia: 'No shortage of hotspots'
Canada's new chief of defence staff says that he is keeping his eyes on a handful of dangerous international situations that could require Canadian Armed Forces participation or intervention, and is promising a series of new initiatives aimed at improving military culture in the weeks ahead.
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How common, and uncommon, terms in English set up a linguistic prison for disabled people
Nothing is ever just something that people say — the words we use all have power, and ableist language is powerful precisely because it hides its harm beneath a veneer of innocuous mundanity.
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‘Buy now, pay later’ sounds good — til the bills start piling up
The pandemic ramped up online shopping and a proliferation of BNPL options. Young, low income consumers are especially vulnerable, writes Amir Barnea.
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Martin Regg Cohn: Doug Ford offers only sullen silence as our climate crisis escalates
If there is a climate emergency on planet Earth, it appears to have gone unnoticed by the premier, Martin Regg Cohn writes.
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Heated arrests. A pristine territory. Inside the Wet’suwet’en nation, the fight over Coastal GasLink is almost always personal
The arrests of about 30 Indigenous land defenders and their allies this month provoked calls from protesters in places such as Toronto and Montreal, and celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Greta Thunberg, to stand with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs in opposing the pipeline.
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11 of the week’s best long reads from the Star, Nov. 20 to 26, 2021
From the 407 ETR to adult dorm life, we’ve selected some of the best long reads of the week from the Star.
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A hideaway by a highway, the smell of a family-owned restaurant — this is Ontario poet laureate Randell Adjei’s Toronto
In this new series, we ask notable Torontonians about their Toronto — the hidden gems, hot spots and creatives you should know about.
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Mike Wilner: Big Papi shouldn’t be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. His taters are tainted, too
Unlike the most notorious names of the steroid era, David Ortiz has managed to escape negative attention despite testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003, before MLB’s full testing program was introduced. Hall of Fame voters have a tricky call to make, Mike Wilner writes.
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