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  • B.C. teen headed to science fair in T...

    December 20, 2013 8:31 PM 23

    VANCOUVER – It was just a routine walk among wild cranberry bushes in northwest British Columbia, but the results of the trek are taking 16-year-old Kiri Daust all the way to an international science fair in Taiwan. The mostly home-schooled teen, who has yet to begin biology 11, will compete at the prestigious event in January, thanks to his curiosity

  • Canadian warship seizes 506 bags of heroin in Arabian Sea

    December 20, 2013 8:13 PM 19

    OTTAWA - A Canadian warship on patrol in the Arabian Sea has made another big drug bust. On Dec. 18, HMCS Toronto boarded a ship off the east coast of Africa carrying 506 bags of heroin, weighing more than 538 kilograms. The Canadian Forces calls it the largest heroin seizure in the history of combined maritime forces operations. This latest drug bust comes

  • UW buys five BlackBerry buildings for $41 million

    December 20, 2013 8:08 PM 17

    The University of Waterloo has purchased five buildings on the edge of its campus from BlackBerry for $41 million. The deal, which was announced Friday and will take effect in February, sees 300,000 square feet of buildings and their associated land land on the southwest corner of the Columbia/Phillip intersection change hands. BlackBerry will continue

  • Victims say Christmas tree started Sask. house fire

    December 20, 2013 7:59 PM 17

    HAGUE, Sask. – A family of four has lost their home after an early morning house fire in the hamlet of Neuanlage on Friday morning. RCMP received a 911 call just after 6 a.m. when emergency crews arrived on scene. Everyone was out of the house but the mother and her young child were suffering from burns. The family drove the 40 kilometres to Saskatoon

  • Robert Pickton files defence in lawsuits, denies everything

    December 20, 2013 7:36 PM 17

    VANCOUVER -- Serial killer Robert Pickton is again refusing to admit responsibility for his crimes as he files statements of defence in a series of lawsuits against him. The families of several women whose DNA or remains were found on Pickton's farm launched lawsuits earlier this year targeting Pickton, his brother David, and the provincial and federal

  • Trust fund set up for family of child killed in crash

    December 20, 2013 7:32 PM 33

    A trust fund has been established to help out the family of the young boy who was killed in a tragic crash on Glenmore Trail on Wednesday afternoon. 18-month-old Travis Bertrand was killed and his older brother Zachary, 4, remains in hospital after the truck they were in was involved in a crash with a semi tractor-trailer unit. “My info is he's stable

  • Abbotsford wins injunction against homeless

    December 20, 2013 7:29 PM 35

    NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. – A B.C. Supreme Court judge has granted an injunction to the City of Abbotsford, allowing officials to remove a homeless camp set up in a city parking lot. Campers near Jubilee Park in the centre of the Fraser Valley city have until 4 p.m. Saturday to leave the lot. The city took legal action after about 20 people set up a wooden

  • A Who’s Who of the Wright-Duffy fallout and where they are now

    December 20, 2013 7:14 PM 30

    OTTAWA — When the Conservative party recently announced its new executive director would be Stephen Harper loyalist Dimitri Soudas, few paid attention to who was leaving the job: a man named Dan Hilton. Hilton’s departure came soon after his name popped up in an RCMP court document where, it was alleged, he was made aware of a plan to use party funds

  • Windsor Firefighters union will document any issues with new plan

    December 20, 2013 6:56 PM 16

    The union representing Windsor firefighters says they will be documenting any instance where they city’s new fire plan doesn’t work. At a news conference Friday, the Windsor Professional Firefighters Association said Mayor Eddie Francis “rushed” into crafting an outdated fire plan for the city. Union president Angelo Gertsakis says firefighters will be documenting

  • Montrealers invited to complain about snow clearing

    December 20, 2013 6:07 PM 17

    But be prepared to say where and what exactly the problem is, so city crews can investigate MONTREAL — Anie Samson says she wants to hear Montrealers’ complaints about snow clearing. “They can reach me through Twitter, they can call the city at 311, or they can write to their councillor,” Samson, the executive committee vice president, in charge of public