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June 24, 2017 12:15 AM Clark's left turn worries her party's conservatives, could endanger Liberals free-enterprise coalition

Former B.C. Liberal cabinet ministers reacted with shock — and worry that the party’s free-enterprise coalition could be at risk — at the abrupt policy turnarounds outlined in Premier Christy Clark’s throne speech Thursday. Bill Bennett, a former mining and energy minister who represented Kootenay East for the Liberals, said Friday the abrupt changes 8

June 23, 2017 3:45 PM Paris shows off in race against Los Angeles for 2024 Olympic Games

Bid organizers hoped the two-day festival in France of more than 30 sports would help showcase the French capital’s suitability for the games. PARIS—High-divers plunged into the River Seine, trampoline athletes somersaulted inside the Petit Palais art museum and runners raced on a floating track as Paris turned some of its world-famous landmarks over to sports 7

June 22, 2017 12:57 AM Parts of Red Deer could be without power for next 72 hours, city says

'If you are still without power, we unfortunately still have a long road ahead of us,' mayor says Residents and businesses in about 15 per cent of Red Deer could be without power for the next 72 hours, as the city continues to operate under a local state of emergency after a violent wind storm. The wind downed trees and power lines, blocked roads and caused 9

June 21, 2017 8:53 PM National Aboriginal Day in New Brunswick sheds light on traditions

The prime minister announced intentions to rename the celebration National Indigenous Peoples Day on Wednesday People across the country came together for National Aboriginal Day, celebrating the heritage, diverse cultures and achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis. In New Brunswick, First Nations communities organized gatherings and fundraising 11

June 21, 2017 8:34 PM Tropical storm Cindy threatens U.S. Gulf Coast

State of emergency declared in Louisiana and Alabama Tropical storm Cindy churned slowly on Wednesday across the Gulf of Mexico toward an expected landing on the Texas-Louisiana border, after claiming the life of a vacationing child and threatening to bring flash floods from Texas to Florida. The storm took the life of a 10-year-old boy who was struck 7

June 21, 2017 9:15 AM US shoots down 'Iranian-made' drone in Syria

Pentagon declined to speculate on who was operating it but said drone advanced on coalition forces in Syria's southeast. The US military says it has shot down an armed, Iran-made drone that had been bearing down on its forces near a garrison in Syria's southeast. In the latest sign of increasingly frequent confrontation with Damascus and its allies 6

June 19, 2017 8:04 PM Driver rescued after car swept away in major washout of Highway 20 near Williams Lake

A passerby with a satellite phone may have saved the life of a driver who was swept away in their car in a washout early Monday morning along Highway 20 near Williams Lake. RCMP Cpl. Madonna Saunderson said the road gave way around 3:00 a.m. PT, sending both the vehicle and the driver down an embankment and into rushing waters below. "The one occupant 7

June 19, 2017 5:19 PM National Defence mum on Russian threat to shoot down planes in Syria

OTTAWA -- There are fears Canadian military aircraft operating over Syria could be caught in the middle of a new and potentially explosive dispute between the U.S. and Russia. Moscow is warning that it will target allied aircraft operating west of the Euphrates River in Syria in retaliation for the U.S. shooting down a Syrian government warplane on Sunday 6

June 18, 2017 11:57 PM Charges laid in Lund, B.C. double homicide

Jason Foulds, 19, of Powell River, B.C., has been charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder in a double homicide in Lund, B.C. He has been remanded in custody until his next court appearance in Powell River on June 27. He was taken into custody Saturday after police were called to a residence in Lund where they found two people 9

June 18, 2017 11:37 PM Jason Foulds charged in Lund, B.C. deaths

Police say 19-year-old man from Powell River faces 2 counts of murder and 1 count of attempted murder Jason Foulds, 19, has been formally charged in relation to what police say is a double homicide in Lund, B.C. Foulds, from Powell River, faces two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder. Lund is about a 30-minute drive north 10