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  • Vancouver man learns aunt and uncle likely killed in Nepal earthquake CBC - 12 hours ago

    After waiting and hoping for days they'd be found alive, a Vancouver man has been told that his aunt and uncle from St Albert, Alta.,  who had been hiking in Nepal, are … More »Vancouver man learns aunt and uncle likely killed in Nepal earthquake

    After waiting and hoping for days they'd be found alive, a Vancouver man has been told that his aunt and uncle from St Albert, Alta.,  who had been hiking in Nepal, are now believed to have died there. Bruce and Kathy Macmillan's family delivered the bad news Saturday in a Facebook post. "It is with our deepest regret …

  • One of Vancouver's rare 'thin homes' sold last week for $1.35 million, but don't expect to see more of them popping up to solve the city's housing crunch, according to one real estate agent. The Point Grey home, which was built in 1987, is one of roughly 60 in Vancouver that were built on half-sized lots. Realtor Ken …

  • Prominent Vancouver developer Mo Yeung (Michael) Ching lost his bid for refugee status because he is wanted by Chinese authorities for embezzlement, according to newly obtained Immigration and Refugee Board documents. Ching and two other men are accused of defrauding China's Hebei provincial government out of $502,040 …

  • Judith Stein didn't expect to spend her senior years getting up on stage for a striptease, but on Friday, she found herself on-stage as a headliner for the Vancouver Burlesque Festival.

  • Bratz, Barbie dolls get no-makeup makeover at B.C. workshop

    An art gallery in Prince George, B.C. is inviting people to "make under" Barbie and Bratz dolls to make them look more relatable as toys. "A lot of them are really unrealistic and it doesn't seem like something that's very relatable," Two Rivers Gallery's makerLabs co-ordinator Kathleen Angelski told Daybreak North's Shaam …

  • Don Briere, owner of 15 Weeds Glass & Gifts medical marijuana dispensaries, stands for a photograph outside one of his locations in downtown Vancouver, B.C., on Friday May 1, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

    The affable 63-year-old owns 10 stores, making him the owner of the city's largest marijuana business chain, even though selling pot over the counter remains illegal in Canada. When asked how a customer would buy cannabis, Briere says all one needs is photo ID and proof of a medical condition that might be alleviated by …

 
  • Bruce and Kathy Macmillan's family says both dead in Nepal earthquake CBC - 16 hours ago

    The family of a St. Albert, Alta., couple missing since last Saturday in Nepal believes Bruce and Kathy Macmillan died in the devastating earthquake, but authorities … More »Bruce and Kathy Macmillan's family says both dead in Nepal earthquake

    The family of a St. Albert, Alta., couple missing since last Saturday in Nepal believes Bruce and Kathy Macmillan died in the devastating earthquake, but authorities have yet to confirm the deaths. "It is with our deepest regret and sorrow that we now advise you that our sister Kathy Macmillian (Smith) and our brother …

  • Edmonton family launches 4-month canoe journey to Montreal

    Moving to another city is always an ordeal, but one Edmonton family has turned it into an adventure, setting off by canoe with their young son get to their new home in Montreal. "Yeah, we're super excited," said Magali Moffatt, paddle in hand on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River just before beginning the four-month, …

  • As the Anaheim Ducks prepare to once again lace up for battle in the second Round of the Stanley Cup playoffs against the Calgary Flames, thousands of hockey fans will make their way to the team's home ice at Honda Centre. Surrounded by palm trees, lying under a hot blazing California sun near the Santa Ana River, the …

  • GuZoo closure celebrated by animal rights activists

    Animal rights activists are pleased that a controversial private zoo near Three Hills has ceased operations. GuZoo has been the target of criticism for more than 20 years. "It has been labeled one of the worst zoos in Canada," said Toveh Reece with Voice for Animals. She says GuZoo was filthy and dilapidated, and she …

  • Airbnb renters who trashed Calgary home left biohazards

    A Calgary couple whose home was trashed by Airbnb renters say their house is full of biohazardous material and could take months to repair. "Before I walked in the door, I was overwhelmed by the smell," said Star King. "They're going to send in crews in full masks, taped up in order to deal with the contents," said Star …

  • Sawyer Robison found not guilty on all charges

    Sawyer Robison was found not guilty Friday on all eight charges against him, including two counts of attempted murder for the shooting of two Alberta RCMP officers. Defence lawyer Brian Beresh commended the judge for his detailed analysis of the evidence presented during the lengthy trial. In closing arguments Friday, …

 
  • Missing Oakville teens spotted in downtown Toronto CBC - 11 hours ago

    The two missing teenage girls from Oakville, Ont. have been spotted again, this time in downtown Toronto with different hair colours. Abigail Bergman, 14, and Polinah … More »Missing Oakville teens spotted in downtown Toronto

    The two missing teenage girls from Oakville, Ont. have been spotted again, this time in downtown Toronto with different hair colours. Abigail Bergman, 14, and Polinah Ouskova, 15, were reported missing by their families after they didn't come home on Monday night. Since, they've been spotted at Toronto's Union Station …

  • Veteran Art Boon's travel predicament ends after school board gives son time off

    A 90-year-old veteran's travel predicament was relieved in the 11th hour Friday, after an Ontario school board compromised to allow his son, a history teacher, to accompany him to a Second World War ceremony in the Netherlands. The Avon Maitland District School Board in Stratford, Ont., previously denied Rick Boon's request …

  • Driver hits house trying to escape police on Islington

    One man is in custody after leading Toronto police on a brief pursuit before he hit an Etobicoke home. Correction : An earlier version of this story said the SIU is investigating the incident.

  • Car smashes into Vaughan nail salon

    A woman was injured by flying glass after a car smashed through the front window of a nail salon in Vaughan on Saturday. Police said employees of the salon, at 140 Woodbridge Ave., called just before 11 a.m. reporting a car had driven through the front window of the store. The injured woman wasn't hit by the car, but …

  • No one has the winning ticket for the $23-million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 6-49 draw. The jackpot for the next draw on May 6 will be approximately $28-million. The lottery's main prize hasn't been won since Apr. 11, when a ticket for the $10.6-million jackpot was sold in Ontario.

  • Gardiner Expressway closed until Sunday for maintenance

    The city recommends drivers use Lake Shore Boulevard, the Queensway, Richmond, King or Queen streets or Evans Avenue as alternative routes during the Gardiner closure.

 
  • Cree cook starts recipe page to honour traditional food
    Cree cook starts recipe page to honour traditional food CBC - 12 hours ago

    Need a recipe for 10-hour tourtière with marinated moose meat? "It's honouring our traditional food heritage", says Ottereyes. More »Cree cook starts recipe page to honour traditional food

    Cree cook starts recipe page to honour traditional food

    Need a recipe for 10-hour tourtière with marinated moose meat? "It's honouring our traditional food heritage", says Ottereyes.

  • John Gaudi: The colours of vibrancy have disappeared from Lab West

    To express the sombre mood of Labrador West these days. The hotel manager says there was a dark cloud hovering over the area when IOC announced it's laying off 150 workers. I travelled to Labrador West to speak with workers who are losing their jobs. Haul trucks drivers, mine attendants and carpenters are among the affected …

  • Montreal food trucks gear up for 2015 season

    For those who like food trucks, the first Fridays of Montreal's warmer months are good days. "It's important — really important," said Grumman 78 food truck co-owner Gaëlle Cerf, referring to the the hockey game. The instantly recognizable lime-green Grumman 78 truck was among the first to kick off Montreal's food truck …

  • The tiny endangered bird, born at White Point last year, was spotted on a beach in the Bahamas this week, even though its father, EP, is back at White Point with a female friend. White Point Beach Resort's Donna Hatt says they're anxiously watching for ET's return. ET is one of four babies born to a pair of piping plovers …

  • CANADA - MONTREAL - PROTEST - MAY DAY

    Downtown Montreal was plunged into familiar chaos for a few hours on Friday night as several hundred protesters, many wearing masks, clashed with police who fired off tear gas to try to disperse them. An official with the city's ambulance service said five people were treated — two police officers and three other people. …

  • GuZoo closure celebrated by animal rights activists

    Animal rights activists are pleased that a controversial private zoo near Three Hills has ceased operations. GuZoo has been the target of criticism for more than 20 years. "It has been labeled one of the worst zoos in Canada," said Toveh Reece with Voice for Animals. She says GuZoo was filthy and dilapidated, and she …

 
  • Honeymooners describe surviving Nepal earthquake while hiking near Everest CBC - 1 hour 58 minutes ago

    A couple from Newfoundland's west coast who were hiking near Mount Everest are happy to be alive after surviving the devastating earthquake in Nepal last week. Steve … More »Honeymooners describe surviving Nepal earthquake while hiking near Everest

    A couple from Newfoundland's west coast who were hiking near Mount Everest are happy to be alive after surviving the devastating earthquake in Nepal last week. Steve and Natalie Wheeler were in Nepal on their honeymoon, and were on a plateau near the Everest base camp on April 26, when they first heard the rumblings of …

  • John Gaudi: The colours of vibrancy have disappeared from Lab West

    To express the sombre mood of Labrador West these days. The hotel manager says there was a dark cloud hovering over the area when IOC announced it's laying off 150 workers. I travelled to Labrador West to speak with workers who are losing their jobs. Haul trucks drivers, mine attendants and carpenters are among the affected …

  • The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is investigating after a person was allegedly dragged from a house and assaulted on Friday night in Conception Bay South. 

  • Provincial governments in the Maritimes want a review of the publicly funded industry group pushing for a lobster levy to help promote the industry. The review will be carried out this spring and summer and follows criticism of the Lobster Council of Canada, primarily from fishermen in southwest Nova Scotia. Plans for …

  • RNC say victim, suspect in George Street shooting unknown to each other

    Police in St. John's are looking for a male suspect after an apparent shooting on George Street on Friday night. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary responded to a call around 7 p.m. and found a 43-year-old man with a gun shot wound. Police said the victim had minor injuries after he was shot in the hand. RNC also said …

  • WW II veteran Larry Hartman humbled by messages of support

    Second World War veteran Larry Hartman was overwhelmed and humbled by seeing himself on archival footage from CBC's Corvette Navy Heritage Series. Hartman received many thank you's from online commenters on a CBC article about his visit to HMCS Sackville. Hartman came with his family on Friday to the CBC Nova Scotia studios …