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  • Salmonella infected chicks sold to small scale farmer in British Columbia
    Salmonella infected chicks sold to small scale farmer in British Columbia CBC - Thu, 28 May, 2015

    Health officials in British Columbia are warning small-flock chicken farmers they may be raising chicks infected with salmonella, and the bacterial infection could be … More »Salmonella infected chicks sold to small scale farmer in British Columbia

    Salmonella infected chicks sold to small scale farmer in British Columbia

    Health officials in British Columbia are warning small-flock chicken farmers they may be raising chicks infected with salmonella, and the bacterial infection could be passed on to their customers through farm gate eggs. The infected chicks are from an Alberta hatchery linked to an outbreak of salmonella. Thirty-four people — …

  • A seven-year-old Labrador retriever made B.C. courtroom history on Friday after assisting a child sexual assault victim testify at trial, becoming the first dog to be allowed in a courtroom in the province. The girl, whose name can't be released, was able to cuddle and play with Caber, a trauma dog with the Delta Police …

  • 5 weekend events in and around Vancouver May 29-31

    Whether you're looking to take a leisurely stroll on the North Shore, sip on an award winning craft beer or learn a new dance style, there's plenty of great events happening in and around Vancouver this weekend. The goal is to create innovative and collaborative performances that integrate bhangra with other art forms …

  • Kamloops provincial court heard that in 2013, Brandie Bloor used the senior's stolen driver's licence, telling loan company Crelogix that he was her grandfather, in order to secure financing for elective plastic surgeries. The deception came to light when the senior received a letter from Crelogix chasing him for arrears, …

  • An Oliver doctor who lost his bid to be the next president of Doctors of B.C. is calling for a recount after losing by one vote to one of the country's strongest advocates for private medical surgery options. Dr. Alan Ruddiman lost to Dr. Brian Day — 946 to 945 — when the results of the election were announced earlier …

  • Allan Dwayne Schoenborn, who murdered his three children while suffering psychosis, has been granted escorted outings into the community. Schoenborn has received the B.C. Review Board's approval following his annual hearing as a patient at the province's psychiatric hospital some seven years after he killed his children. Schoenborn is shown in an undated RCMP handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - BC RCMP

    Allan Schoenborn received the B.C. Review Board's approval despite an earlier warning from the Crown to panel members to heed new Conservative government legislation empowering them to hold mentally ill offenders indefinitely. Darcie Clarke said her family will still work with Crown to potentially apply to the B.C. Supreme …

 
  • $100 oil: Will we ever see it again?
    $100 oil: Will we ever see it again? CBC - Fri, 29 May, 2015

    The oil price crash of the last year has the energy world wondering if crude will ever again see the triple-digit prices of the last decade. For its part, the oil industry … More »$100 oil: Will we ever see it again?

    $100 oil: Will we ever see it again?

    The oil price crash of the last year has the energy world wondering if crude will ever again see the triple-digit prices of the last decade. For its part, the oil industry is both wistful and hopeful that prices will some day regain their former glory. Hundred dollar oil is neither rare nor new.

  • Man found dead on parents' driveway was convicted in 2007 dismemberment

    A man found dead in his parents' driveway following a shooting in west Edmonton Thursday night was convicted in 2008 of being an accessory to a grisly murder and dismemberment. Costouros was sentenced to four and a half years in prison in the death of David Wong, 23. While Costouros and the other men were all convicted …

  • Wabasca evacuees flee wildfire, find kindness

    Pulling up at a lakeside campsite, CBC videographer Emilio Avalos and I had to remind ourselves why we were there — the tranquil beauty a stark contrast to the chaotic scene you'd expect when wildfire forces thousands to flee. Campers arriving in Calling Lake, about a 45 minute drive from Wabasca, were exhausted and a …

  • Alberta health minister says injured TFWs deserve support

    Sarah Hoffman's comments come just a day after a letter written by the president of the Alberta Medical Association about Maria Victoria Venancio, a TFW injured in Edmonton was made public. Association president, Dr. Richard Johnston said that health care support for an injured TFW shouldn't end if they are required to …

  • Edmonton is hosting the owners of one of the internet's most famous moustachioed faces this weekend — and she may not be what you expect. Born in Chicago, Pudge the kitten was adopted by Kathryne Lone, a graphic designer who lives in Minneapolis, Minn. Lone says she was drawn to Pudge's distinctive facial markings, and …

  • Alberta minimum wage increase moves forward with stakeholder consultations

    The Alberta government says it is moving forward with an increase to the minimum wage by consulting with stakeholders in June. During the election campaign, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley pledged to raise Alberta's minimum wage from the current $10.20 to $15 within three years — which would take it from the lowest to the …

 
 
  • Oshawa Generals slight favourites over Kelowna Rockets in Memorial Cup final The Canadian Press - 17 minutes ago

    The Mastercard Memorial Cup final on Sunday between the Oshawa Generals and Kelowna will likely be a physical, defensive struggle where a scoring star like the Rockets' … More »Oshawa Generals slight favourites over Kelowna Rockets in Memorial Cup final

    The Mastercard Memorial Cup final on Sunday between the Oshawa Generals and Kelowna will likely be a physical, defensive struggle where a scoring star like the Rockets' Leon Draisaitl will have to battle for every centimetre of space. Oshawa will be rested, having been off since its 2-1 win over Western Hockey League champion …

  • A trial for 10 Hells Angels members is scheduled to finally get underway Aug. 3 after the jury-selection process for the first biker mega-trial to come out of the SharQc operation wrapped up. The trial will begin more than six years after Operation SharQc dismantled, or drove further underground, a large part of the Hells …

  • Jean Coutu, 53, charged with assaulting elderly man in care home

    Jean Coutu, 53, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and assault causing bodily harm after a 71-year-old resident was allegedly beaten so severely he was disfigured. The resident lived in a home that served non-autonomous people with severe intellectual disabilities in St-Urbain, in the Charlevoix region between …

  • Journalist Francois Bugingo published a post on Facebook on Friday night admitting "errors of judgment" that, according to him, should not "erase all the rest" of his career. The well-known foreign correspondent in Quebec, whose credibility was put in doubt by an investigation by daily newspaper La Presse last week, had …

  • François Bugingo — the Quebec journalist accused of inventing stories while working as a foreign correspondent — issued a lengthy Facebook missive admitting to misdeeds. This, following an investigative story by La Presse journalist Isabelle Hachey looking into questionable claims made by Bugingo including the fact that …

  • When Steve Cameron began researching the history of an area southwest of Quebec City, he was led down a path that introduced him to a cast of unsavoury characters, many with connections to the cemetery behind the St. James Anglican Church in Saint-Jacques-de-Leeds, formerly Leeds Township.

 
  • Fur will fly: 9th annual pet expo in Mount Pearl
    Fur will fly: 9th annual pet expo in Mount Pearl CBC - 6 hours ago

    Grab your furry friends if you're in the market for some new pet items and head down to the ninth annual Newfoundland and Labrador Pet Expo at the Mount Pearl Gl … More »Fur will fly: 9th annual pet expo in Mount Pearl

    Fur will fly: 9th annual pet expo in Mount Pearl

    Grab your furry friends if you're in the market for some new pet items and head down to the ninth annual Newfoundland and Labrador Pet Expo at the Mount Pearl Glacier.

  • On Saturday, Pepin and five others will be inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Shediac. According to a New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame news release, from 1978 to 2013, Pepin was consistently at the top of the New Brunswick men's singles tennis rankings. To date, he has won 10 International …

  • Frances Peddle celebrates 109th birthday in Stephenville Crossing

    A milestone birthday was celebrated Friday in Stephenville Crossing, as Frances Peddle turned 109 years old. Peddle was the oldest person in Newfoundland and Labrador last year.

  • File photo of Canada's Justice Minister MacKay taking part in a cabinet swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa

    By Darren Pitman STELLARTON, Nova Scotia (Reuters) - Canadian Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced his resignation on Friday, the second shock departure from Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cabinet this year, just months ahead of a tough election for the governing Conservatives. MacKay, citing personal reasons, said …

  • A retired senior judge has resigned from the Gallant government's commission looking into hydraulic fracturing. Guy Richard, a former Chief Justice of the New Brunswick Court of Appeal, said in a statement that he quit because of unforeseen health reasons and that it was a difficult decision to make. Richard didn't specify …

  • $3.2-million donation to help create Canada's largest WW I exhibit

    People in Newfoundland and Labrador will soon be able to really connect with the province's history after a $3.2-million donation was made to The Rooms to help launch the country's largest First World War exhibit. Eleanor Gill Ratcliffe made the donation to help create the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Gallery, which will …