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  • SportsThe Weather Network

    A very soggy pattern is finally set to break for Eastern Canada

    Round after round of heavy rain across the eastern half of the country will finally come to an end as a pattern shift arrives for the end of April

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  • NewsThe Canadian Press

    Officer says B.C. hostage was lying on top of captor before police gunfire erupted

    BURNABY, B.C. — The first police officer to enter a room where a woman was being held hostage told a B.C. coroner's inquest that he saw her lying on a bed on top of her captor, who was holding a knife to her throat with a gun in his other hand. Cpl. Chris Dibblee told the inquest jury Thursday that he almost immediately felt he would need to shoot Randy Crosson to save hostage Nona McEwan but initially didn't think he could do so without hitting her too. "This is what I was thinking … can I get

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  • NewsThe Canadian Press

    Correctional service says it's tackling 'evolving threat' posed by drone smugglers

    ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — The Correctional Service of Canada says it's taking multiple steps to combat the "evolving threat" of drones that drop contraband into prisons, after B.C. guards held a rally to call attention to violence that they say is fuelled by the smuggling. The correctional service said in a statement Thursday that it's using a "layered approach" to respond to the smugglers by procuring drone detection equipment and piloting a program using cellphone detection technology. Other measures

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  • NewsThe Canadian Press

    Violinist tries to serenade B.C. orca calf to freedom, as others ready nets and boats

    ZEBALLOS, B.C. — Carol Love watches the tides at a Vancouver Island lagoon, and when the time is right, she starts to play her violin. She plays for an audience of one, a killer whale calf that has been trapped alone in the lagoon for almost a month. Preparations for more conventional efforts to save the whale continue, involving a large fishing net. But Love, from Nanaimo, B.C., stands and plays on a bridge at high tide, hoping her music entices the young orca to swim through a narrow channel,

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  • BusinessThe Canadian Press

    Thousands of short-term rentals in B.C. go back to long-term May 1: B.C. government

    LANGLEY, B.C. — British Columbia Premier David Eby is warning real estate investors and speculators that his government is tilting the rules towards families seeking homes as it tightens the rules on short-term rentals. Eby said Thursday that the rule changes on May 1 will limit short-term rental units to within the principal home of a host, but the move isn't a ban on platforms such as Airbnb if they aren't used to create de facto hotels from B.C.'s housing stock. "If there's a major event (suc

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  • NewsThe Canadian Press

    Labour leader urges unions to expose Poilievre's working-class overtures as 'fraud'

    OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre is a "fraud" for portraying himself as a friend of the working class, the head of the country's largest labour organization said Thursday, urging unions to do everything they can to expose him before the next federal election. Canadian Labour Congress President Bea Bruske delivered her call to arms as union leaders gathered in Ottawa to plot strategy ahead of the vote, which must happen before October 2025. "We must do everything in our power to expo

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  • NewsThe Weather Network

    Alberta snow makes its way into Quebec; here's how much is ahead

    Winter's not done with Quebec just yet

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