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January 21, 2018 4:49 PM Wind wreaks havoc, leaves thousands without power in B.C

BC Hydro scrambles to restore electricity across the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island Thousands of British Columbians woke up without power Sunday morning after strong winds knocked out hydro across the South Coast. According to BC Hydro, around 65,000 customers woke up in the dark in Metro Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast and across Vancouver Island 13

January 19, 2018 7:52 PM Shoppers Drug Mart signs third cannabis supply deal

The latest deal is with B.C.-based licensed marijuana producer Tilray Canada Ltd. to supply branded medical cannabis products and is conditional upon Health Canada’s approval of Shoppers’ application to dispense medical marijuana. Shoppers Drug Mart has lined up its third cannabis supply agreement as part of its ambition to dispense the drug amid what experts 10

January 18, 2018 10:00 PM Trudeau continues cross-country town hall tour with stop in Quebec City

PM has touted tour as a chance to escape 'Ottawa bubble' and meet with Canadians After a swing through Nova Scotia and Ontario, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heads to Quebec City tonight for the second leg of his cross-country town hall tour as he looks to meet with Canadians ahead of Parliament's return later this month. Trudeau embarked on a similar 8

January 11, 2018 11:53 PM Patient claims he was denied treatment at CHUM hospital for not speaking French

Montreal hospital looking into complaint after Zbigniew Malysa said urologist refused to speak to him A Montreal man who claims he was denied treatment because he couldn't speak French has filed a complaint to the ombudsman of the city's new French-language super hospital. The downtown CHUM hospital is also investigating after Zbigniew Malysa, a Canadian 20

January 9, 2018 1:49 PM Train crash in South Africa leaves more than 200 people injured

One Metrorail train rear-ended another train outside Johannesburg that had failed as a result of a technical problem, South Africa’s railway safety regulator said. JOHANNESBURG—A train collision on the outskirts of South Africa’s commercial hub, Johannesburg, left more than 200 people injured, emergency responders said Tuesday morning. It was the second 9

January 5, 2018 6:33 PM Philadelphia father tracks baby’s growth with cheesesteaks, obviously

It started when he noticed his 2-week-old son was about the same size as a cheesesteak he’d brought home. PHILADELPHIA—A Philadelphia father put the city’s signature sandwich to use in a whole new way: measuring his baby’s size in cheesesteaks. Philly.com reports Thursday that computer programmer Brad Williams used a foolproof system he calls “Cheesesteak 11

January 4, 2018 1:09 PM Toronto 2017 home sales down from 2016, average price up

The Toronto Real Estate Board says home sales in the Greater Toronto Area fell 18.3 per cent last year compared with a record pace set in 2016. There were 92,394 sales through its MLS system in 2017, down from 113,040 in the previous year. The board says there were record sales in the first quarter of last year, followed by a decline in the middle two quarters 11

December 27, 2017 10:39 PM Ottawa axes $1,000 application fee to hire foreign nannies and caregivers

The new regulations apply to those who earn less than $150,000 a year and want to hire someone from abroad to look after their children. Those seeking to hire a caregiver for people with a physical or mental illness will also be exempt from the fee. OTTAWA—Some families seeking foreign caregivers to look after their children or family members with a disability 16

December 27, 2017 9:16 PM Woman, 18, pleads guilty to murder of Sagkeeng First Nation schoolmate shown beaten in online videos

WARNING: This story contains graphic details One of two teens accused of killing schoolmate Serena McKay on a Manitoba First Nation in April has pleaded guilty to murder, eight months after videos surfaced showing the girl being beaten the night she was killed. McKay was a Grade 12 student about to graduate from Sagkeeng Anicinabe High School in Sagkeeng 38

December 20, 2017 10:40 PM NASA unveils 2 finalists for missions to distant worlds

Winning mission would launch in 2025 NASA's next robotic mission to a far-off world may be either landing on Saturn's largest moon, Titan, or a mission to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko that would return samples to Earth. The two finalists in the space agency's New Frontiers Program were announced Wednesday afternoon in a teleconference. The Comet Astrobiology 20