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Woodpeckers Are Wreaking Havoc On A B.C. Arts Centre

VERNON, B.C. — Some woodpeckers in British Columbia appear to have a taste for the arts, but their efforts to make a local theatre their home are not winning rave reviews. The birds are northern flickers, a medium-sized, brown-spotted woodpecker common across North America. They have been pecking holes in the side of the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre ...

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B.C. Bride Emily Liao Ordered To Pay Photographer Kitty Chan $115K After Destroying Business

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia bride has been ordered to pay more than $ 100,000 to a wedding photographer for unleashing an online torrent of defamatory comments that eventually destroyed the business. The B.C. Supreme Court judgement says the attack on the integrity, ethics and reputation of Amara Wedding and its owner, Kitty Chan, was carried out by bride Emily ...

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B.C. Farmer: iPhone Started Fire That Destroyed Our Home

One morning in October 2016, Cathy Finley ended a phone call with a friend who was planning to visit, plugged in her iPhone 6, and left her Langley, B.C. farmhouse to do some chores. About an hour later, a fire had all but gutted the home. It was still standing, she said, but every room had been penetrated by smoke. ...

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Pot-Bellied Pig Adopted From B.C. SPCA Killed For Food Weeks Later

A owner of a pot-bellied pig in Nanaimo, B.C. says she was disgusted to learn that one of the animals adopted from the province’s SPCA was slaughtered for food. “If this isn’t animal cruelty, I don’t know what is,” Brandy Mckee told HuffPost Canada on Friday. She says she found out through Facebook that the animal had been killed, and ...

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Charter Plane Carrying 10 People Slides Off Runway In Abbotsford, B.C.

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — An aircraft carrying 10 people slid off an airport runway Friday in Abbotsford, B.C. Airport general manager Parm Sidhu said officials were trying to confirm what happened but no one was seriously hurt. Two people were taken to hospital for treatment, the airport said in a news release. The airport says the King Air twin-engine aircraft slid ...

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Alberta Ends Ban On B.C. Wine After Horgan Says Will Consult Courts On Pipeline

VICTORIA — The Alberta government has accepted an olive branch from British Columbia and is suspending its ban on the province’s wine in an ongoing dispute over the Trans Mountain pipeline. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley took the step after B.C.’s John Horgan said his government will ask the courts if it has the right to protect its environment by restricting ...

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B.C. NDP's 1st Budget Marks Turn After Tight-Fisted Liberal Era

VICTORIA — British Columbia moved to ease the province’s housing crisis Tuesday with a new tax on property speculators and higher taxes on foreign homebuyers with a budget that plans to create 114,000 affordable housing units over the next decade. Finance Minister Carole James said the tax measures are part of the government’s aim to improve housing affordability in markets ...

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B.C. Mom Who Lost 2 Sons To Opioid Overdoses Wants Doctors To Check Drug History

VANCOUVER — Helen Jennens flips through two sets of documents — one for each son who fatally overdosed. Letters she sent in both cases to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia alleging the careless prescribing of potentially dangerous medications are neatly organized among responses from doctors. Jennens says the deaths of her sons, Rian Leinweber in August ...

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Rachel Notley Wants Progress With B.C. On Trans Mountain Pipeline By Next Week

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she wants progress soon in the impasse between her province and British Columbia over the Trans Mountain pipeline or she will ratchet up the pressure. “We’d like to see some evidence of progress next week or you will hear more from us about other strategies that might be going forward,” Notley said Friday. ...

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