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Local news for British Columbia continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

3 hrs ago | CBC News

Whitecaps defender DeMerit to retire

Jay DeMerit officially announced he will be hanging up his cleats on Thursday at a press conference in Vancouver and will be joining the club as an ambassador.

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7 hrs ago | CBC News

No charges in fatal Surrey hit and run angers family

The family of Andrew Leduc says it's been told charges will not be laid in Leduc's hit and run death in August, 2013.

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Related Topix: Canada

11 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Flash flooding overwhelms homeowners, drivers in Kamloops, B.C.

Flooded vehicles sit in water following flash flooding in Kamloops, B.C., on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

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Related Topix: Weather, Canada,

15 hrs ago | The Aldergrove Star

Food distribution service responds to critics

Fair Share Food Services Society founder Kelly Fowler says he can't understand the controversy over their door-to-door food-collecting campaign.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Brandon Sun

Arctic growth hot topic at Whistler, B.C., economic summit

The Arctic may be a hot commodity, with remarkable resource and tourism opportunities, but a conference has heard that Canada and the United States are barely out of the ice age when it comes to harnessing its growth.

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Revelstoke Times Review

Province defends shift from Martin Mars water bombers

The provincial government is defending its unpopular decision to halt B.C.'s use of the veteran Martin Mars water bombers in favour of newer aircraft to fight wildfires.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Wildfire, Canada

Cloverdale Reporter

Your Best Shot finalists chosen

After sifting through more than 2,100 entries for the Your Best Shot photography contest, 75 finalists have been selected, and this includes 15 Abbotsford and Mission residents.

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Related Topix: Arts, Photography, Canada

Vancouver Sun

More wildfire crews arrive as B.C. braces for another round of fires

The Vancouver Sun launches Wine Critic for your smartphone, tablet and desktop computer, featuring wine picks, tips, videos, advice on food pairings and more from our expert Anthony Gismondi.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Computers, Canada

North Shore News

Five years later, North Vancouver family wants answers in son's murder

Kevin and Lilliana Hughes with their daughter Krystal, left, look over photographs of their 28-year-old son Brandon, who was shot to death on July 23, 2009.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News

Cloverdale Reporter

Human error blamed for second SkyTrain shutdown

TransLink says an error by an electrician working on the Evergreen Line triggered Monday's five-hour shutdown of the SkyTrain system and passengers will be offered a free day of transit use on B.C. Day.

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Related Topix: Canada

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Canada.com

Police seek West Vancouver bus passenger after alleged incident involving 11-year-old girl

Police in West Vancouver are investigating a disturbing incident involving a man accused of inappropriately touching an 11-year-old girl on a bus.

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Brandon Sun

Canada's U.S. ambassador says Keystone pipeline makes economic, environmental sense

United States ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman had little to say Tuesday about a possible decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project, but that didn't stop Canada's U.S. ambassador from bluntly stating there's no proof that the pipeline shouldn't be built.

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Related Topix: Canada, Steele City, NE

The Winnipeg Free Press

Manitoba crews heading west to fight forest fires

Firefighters tackle a flare up at the Smith Creek fire located on a hillside in West Kelowna, B.C., Saturday, July, 19, 2014.

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WTHI-TV Terre Haute

Smoke from Canada affects Fort Wayne skies

KELOWNA, British Columbia, Wildfires In British Columbia are forcing residents out.

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CBC News

SkyTrain shut down again by unidentified problems

Metro Vancouver's TransLink shut down the SkyTrain Expo and Millennium lines early Monday afternoon because of an undisclosed computer problem, forcing thousand of passengers off trains and out of stations.

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Brandon Sun

Half dozen evacuation orders remain in B.C. as crews battle wildfires

Half a dozen evacuation orders remain in three British Columbia regions where crews continue to battle wildfires despite cooler temperatures.

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Related Topix: Fire, Canada,

Mon Jul 21, 2014

CBC News

Surrey temple leader charged with murder after wife dies

Brookside Temple president Baldev Singh Kalsi speaking on the 40th anniversary of the Canadian Ramgarhia Society, which manages the gurdwara.

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Brandon Sun

Judge orders B.C. government to pay mining company more than 335,000

The B.C. government has been ordered by a judge to compensate a mining firm for interfering with its claims.

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Vancouver Sun

B.C. LNG cleans air, wipes out debt, Premier Clark tells political summit

Premier Christy Clark and Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman told North American political and business leaders that British Columbia's liquefied natural gas industry will not only fight air pollution it will clean up the province's debt.

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NorthJersey.com

New Orleans putting smoked butts in a better place

The first of 50 cigarette butt recycling receptacles was installed at a downtown intersection Monday.

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Related Topix: Trenton, NJ, Canada, Atlantic City, NJ, Smoking, Medicine, Health

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