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  • Earth Hour gets brighter in B.C. as people stop saving energy
    Earth Hour gets brighter in B.C. as people stop saving energy CBC - 1 hour 43 minutes ago

    British Columbians saved only 15 megawatt hours of electricity for this year's Earth Hour, the lowest savings in the past eight years. By turning off unnecessary lights … More »Earth Hour gets brighter in B.C. as people stop saving energy

    Earth Hour gets brighter in B.C. as people stop saving energy

    British Columbians saved only 15 megawatt hours of electricity for this year's Earth Hour, the lowest savings in the past eight years. By turning off unnecessary lights and electronics for one hour, the province reduced its electricity load by 0.2 per cent according to BC Hydro. Earth Hour began as a one-city initiative …

  • One of B.C.'s biggest casino companies is suing the B.C. Lottery Corporation for more than $18 million. In a B.C. Supreme Court notice of civil claim, Great Canadian Gaming — which operates Great Canadian Casinos — claims BCLC took money intended for a trust account years after agreeing to stop collecting the cash. The …

  • "I still think rum's heyday is still ahead of it, because there's such a variety of rum," Cooper Tardivel told North By Northwest's Sheryl MacKay.

  • When brothers Chris and Josh Hergesheimer started grinding flour for sale using a handmade bicycle-powered mill on the Sunshine Coast, they never thought the contraption would go from being a curious device at local farmers' markets to an essential piece of equipment at a South Sudan village.

  • Vancouver Police cruisers collide, 3 sent to hospital

    Two on-duty Vancouver Police officers crashed into each other on Sunday morning.

  • The Yawunik was an arthropod, which links it to modern day creatures like spiders, lobsters and butterflies. The fossil was identified by paleontologists at the University of Toronto and the Royal Ontario Museum, and Pomona College in California. Cédric Aria, a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto and lead author …

 
 
 
  • QMJHL Roundup: Roy nets two as Sagueneens edge Wildcats to even series at one The Canadian Press - 40 minutes ago

    Nicolas Roy's second goal of the game midway through the second period stood as the winner as the Chicoutimi Sagueneens took Game 2 of their Quebec Major Junior Hockey … More »QMJHL Roundup: Roy nets two as Sagueneens edge Wildcats to even series at one

    Nicolas Roy's second goal of the game midway through the second period stood as the winner as the Chicoutimi Sagueneens took Game 2 of their Quebec Major Junior Hockey League first-round series on Sunday with a 3-2 win over the Moncton Wildcats. Roy opened the scoring in the first with a power-play goal for the Sagueneens, …

  • In this combination photo composed of two photographs, a general view of the city of Athens with the Acropolis hill before and after turning the lights on Saturday, March 28, 2015.The Acropolis of Athens has gone dark as Greece's capital joins thousands of cities around the world in celebrating Earth Hour, an annual international event designed to raise awareness of the humans' impact on climate and the need to take action (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Canadians joined millions around the world Saturday night in turning off their lights to mark Earth Hour, celebrating the ninth year of the annual event. "Every passing year it becomes more infectious," said Ontario Environment Minister Glen Murray in a phone interview. Nova Scotia Power reported a 0.5 per cent drop in …

  • Anti-radicalization protest turns violent in Montreal

    Anti-Muslim radicalization and anti-racism protesters clashed outside of a Montreal post-secondary institution on Sunday afternoon, leading to one arrest. Two men from opposing sides got into an altercation that led to the anti-racism protester getting attacked with wooden sticks. One of those students had also attended …

  • The province pays more than $30 million a day on its debt, said Premier Philippe Couillard on Sunday. "Many of you have houses, families, you have payments each month on your mortgages," Couillard said at an event in Brossard in defence of the Liberals' new budget.

  • Murdochville looks to tourism to shake ghosts of mining past

    When Audrey Lévesque-Lecours, a high school human sciences teacher who has been living in Murdochville for five years, visits her family in Baie Comeau, people are surprised to learn the town still exists. Murdochville's working population is mostly employed either by the windmill industry or at a local call centre for …

  • Montreal police are on the scene of a Sunday morning shooting in Plessisville, Que., that involved a Sûreté du Québec officer.

 
  • Air Canada plane landed short, hit antennas in Halifax accident Reuters - 20 minutes ago

    By Mark Blinch HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) - An Air Canada plane that suffered heavy damage in an accident in the east coast city of Halifax on Sunday landed short … More »Air Canada plane landed short, hit antennas in Halifax accident

    By Mark Blinch HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) - An Air Canada plane that suffered heavy damage in an accident in the east coast city of Halifax on Sunday landed short of the runway and hit an antenna array, losing its landing gear, safety officials said. "They touched down 1,100 feet (335 meters) short of the runway, …

  • In this combination photo composed of two photographs, a general view of the city of Athens with the Acropolis hill before and after turning the lights on Saturday, March 28, 2015.The Acropolis of Athens has gone dark as Greece's capital joins thousands of cities around the world in celebrating Earth Hour, an annual international event designed to raise awareness of the humans' impact on climate and the need to take action (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Canadians joined millions around the world Saturday night in turning off their lights to mark Earth Hour, celebrating the ninth year of the annual event. "Every passing year it becomes more infectious," said Ontario Environment Minister Glen Murray in a phone interview. Nova Scotia Power reported a 0.5 per cent drop in …

  • By Mark Blinch HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) - An Air Canada plane slid off a runway and suffered heavy damage while landing in the east coast city of Halifax on Sunday, sending more than 20 passengers and crew to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The airline said in an update on Sunday afternoon that all …

  • Coles Island School in New Brunswick has taught children for 58 years but this may be its last. Still, Steve McCready and others in the community have fought for five months to save it. "A school in a rural community is one reason people don't have to move away," said McCready. Here's another: Statistics Canada reported …

  • A fire investigator was in the Labrador community of Sheshatshiu Sunday, following a house fire that happened Saturday night. RCMP Sgt. Chris Hastie told CBC News police received notification of the fire shortly after 8 p.m.

  • The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is investigating a stabbing in downtown St. John's early Sunday that sent a man to hospital for treatment.