Vancouver Weather: Wet snow mixed with rain, sunshine later

Metro Vancouver woke up to snow early Thursday, but that is expected to switch to rain and then dry up this morning for a mix of sun and cloud. There is also a slight chance of showers later.
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Whipped by high winds, Lavington, B.C. slash fire moves towards homes
"It was a little scary," Tracy Burrell said of watching the fire running toward her property. 
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COVID-19: 151 new cases in London-Middlesex; record 65 people in hospital with 29 in ICU: LHSC
The triple-digit increase -- the 11th seen this month -- brings the region's pandemic case tally to 8,903, of which 7,492 have resolved, health officials said.
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Toronto-area buyers push up small-town Ontario home prices
Purchasers in small towns and cities are dealing with big city cash offers and multiple bids, say realtors.
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Owner ’horrified’ after altercation involving Indigenous woman outside his Saskatoon grocery store
Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Chief Bobby Cameron said the actions carried out on the Indigenous woman “are beyond disturbing.”
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Thomas Walkom: The politics of Ontario’s vaccination system is creating chaos. Meanwhile, vaccinations languish
What began as a matter of public health — where the aim was to control the pandemic wherever it showed itself — is fast becoming a morality play based on the question of who deserves to be saved. This is unfortunate, as the emphasis on fairness neglects the real point of vaccination: controlling the disease.
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COVID-19: Will the Canadian Grand Prix be cancelled for the second year in a row?
For the second year in a row, the Canadian Grand Prix, held every June in Montreal, might be cancelled, after Montreal Public Health authorities recommended against it.
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Federal government funding $17M for housing in Saskatchewan First Nations
The newly allocated funds from the federal government can be used to build new homes or put towards homes that are in need of repairs.
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AIMCo names former CMHC head as next chief executive
Alberta Investment Management Corp. has named the former -- and often outspoken -- head of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. as its next chief executive.
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Rick Salutin: Derek Chauvin’s symbolic ‘Law & Order’ trial for the murder of George Floyd
The event is a bit like therapy. There are exciting breakthrough moments that almost always fade, compared to the deep, slow changes that people sometimes manage to make. Meanwhile, moments help sustain you.
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94-year-old walking from Saskatoon to Regina to fundraise for sick kids
Frank Atchison, 94, is walking 260 km from Saskatoon to Regina to fundraise for children's hospitals.
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As third wave worsens, Sunnybrook field hospital prepares to open early and tents begin to go up at Toronto Western, Toronto General
The field hospital under construction in a parking lot at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre will begin accepting patients next week, the Star has learned. Meanwhile, UHN prepares to put up tents at Toronto Western, Toronto General.
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EE Football Team selects 4 players in 2021 CFL Global Draft
The Edmonton Football Team selected four players during Thursday's CFL Global Draft, including offensive lineman Steven Nielsen from Denmark.
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West Island community launches pilot project to feed schoolchildren in need
"The numbers are going up every year, there’s hungry kids in all of our schools," said LBPSB Food Management Technician Janet Maccullie.
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Meet the Canadian app developers making tomorrow’s tech
Innovators who chatted with Apple boss focus on news, education, photography and self-care.
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Heather Scoffield: Justin Trudeau is about to set an ambitious new target for greenhouse gas reduction. Canada seems ready for the challenge
It appears that Canadian voters are ready for fundamental changes to how our economy and our energy consumption work, Heather Scoffield writes.
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Culture of silence on military sexual misconduct ’emboldens’ perpetrators: Expert
Dr. Denise Preston said there are "many different risk factors" for the kind of person who commits sexual misconduct and sexual violence, but said there is no clear data right now.
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Toronto police have a blueprint for change. They must follow through
‘Canada’s largest police force must modernize and overhaul the way missing persons cases are handled — especially those involving marginalized and vulnerable communities.’
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‘Putting lives at risk’: Barrie city council pens open letter to COVID-19 lockdown protesters
In the letter, Barrie council pleads with demonstrators to protest online and not in crowds.
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Have your say: Should Ontario impose a curfew to crack down on COVID-19?
Should Ontario impose a curfew to crack down on COVID-19?
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Regina city council approves $1M permanent supportive housing grant program
Council passed the plan unanimously Wednesday in a move applauded by several public delegations who said there is high demand for permanent supportive housing in Regina.
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Emma Teitel: Allowing a glass of wine in a public park won’t end civilization. During COVID-19, it might just save it
There’s no mystery to what will happen when people are given the go-ahead to drink in parks, because without it, they drink in parks anyway.
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Confusion is turning to anger over Ontario’s vaccine rollout. Doctors say it’s time for transparency on supply
Dr. Naheed Dosani, a palliative care physician and health justice activist, said there’s a need for people to know that there’s a “light at the end of this tunnel.”
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Man dead, woman seriously injured following shooting in Chilliwack
Homicide detectives are investigating a double shooting in Chilliwack
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‘Avoiding that lens of shame’: Medical experts weigh in on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy
Bottom line, according to Kyeremanteng, is that it's important that people are "avoiding that lens of shame" when addressing vaccine hesitancy.
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Former Vernon pharmacist charged with manslaughter awaits judge’s decision on bail
A B.C. Provincial Court judge has reserved decision on the interim release of a Vernon man charged with manslaughter. 
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Douglas Todd: Casualties pile up from Sunny Wang's mass immigration fraud
B.C. is struggling to seize 11 Metro Vancouver properties owned by a Richmond consultant who is avoiding paying his fine and taxes.
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COVID-19: Has ‘FOGO’ got you no-go? Here’s what you can do about a fear of going out
For starters, people can take an active role in preparing themselves to re-enter society by choosing the amount of risk they are willing to accept, says a noted clinical psychologist
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Friday’s game between Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks postponed due to COVID-19 cases
The NHL announced Thursday the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks game scheduled for Friday night would not go ahead due to the Canucks' COVID-19 outbreak.
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B.C. sets new records for active COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations as new cases top 1,200 again
British Columbia reported more than 1,200 new COVID-19 cases for the fourth time in eight days, along with three additional deaths.
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Stu Cowan: Habs can't afford to add more fuel to Flames’ playoff fire
Another win by Calgary Friday would make the battle for the final post-season berth in the North Division very interesting.
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COVID-19: 132 new cases, 1 additional death confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka
Of the region's 9,059 COVID-19 cases, 84 per cent -- or 7,60 -- have recovered, while 40 people are currently in hospital.
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COVID-19: More virulent variants continue to surge in B.C., up to 60% of cases and growing
In Vancouver Coastal Health, which includes the coronavirus hotspot Whistler, about 70 per cent of cases are now variants
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COVID-19: Ontario will not offer off-peak hydro pricing during 2nd stay-at-home order
The Ford government had implemented an off-peak rate cap of 8.5 cents per kilowatt-hour during the first stay-at-home order across the province in early January.
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London, Ont., police board to ask province to allow chiefs to suspend officers without pay
London Police Services Board members voted Thursday to ask the province to allow chiefs of police to be able to suspend officers without pay in certain circumstances.
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Alberta coal consultation terms of reference rule out land use, water concerns
A committee that is supposed to consult Albertans on coal development in the Rocky Mountains won't be able to ask questions about water or land use.
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COVID-19: 2 new cases reported at Empress Gardens, 6th workplace outbreak in Peterborough
Empress Gardens Retirement Residence says a resident and a staff member have tested positive for COVID-19 in what appears to be community-acquired illness.
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Time and money: The cost of running for N.B. municipal elections
With social media advertising, rising costs of wood, and vehicle expenses, campaigning can be costly. But on top of those costs, candidates are taking time to campaign.
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COVID-19 transmission goes up among B.C. kids when schools on break: data
The province has released new data showing rates of transmission among kids throughout the school year, starting Sept. 7 and going up until April 9.
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