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  • A spill response boat monitors a boom placed around the bulk carrier cargo ship MV Marathassa after a bunker fuel spill on Burrard Inlet in Vancouver, B.C., on April 9, 2015. A report reviewing the coast guard's environmental response to a fuel spill in Vancouver's English Bay that soiled several beaches is expected to be released Friday. The independent review was commissioned by the Canadian Coast Guard after a malfunction on the grain carrier MV Marathassa caused about 2,700 litres of bunker fuel to spill into bay on April 8. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
    Denial by ship's owner delayed response on Vancouver fuel spill: report The Canadian Press - 16 minutes ago

    A review of a fuel spill in Vancouver's English Bay finds the ship's owners slowed reaction to the emergency because they refused to admit the vessel was the problem. … More »Denial by ship's owner delayed response on Vancouver fuel spill: report

    A spill response boat monitors a boom placed around the bulk carrier cargo ship MV Marathassa after a bunker fuel spill on Burrard Inlet in Vancouver, B.C., on April 9, 2015. A report reviewing the coast guard's environmental response to a fuel spill in Vancouver's English Bay that soiled several beaches is expected to be released Friday. The independent review was commissioned by the Canadian Coast Guard after a malfunction on the grain carrier MV Marathassa caused about 2,700 litres of bunker fuel to spill into bay on April 8. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

    A review of a fuel spill in Vancouver's English Bay finds the ship's owners slowed reaction to the emergency because they refused to admit the vessel was the problem. The report was commissioned by the Canadian Coast Guard after a malfunction on the grain carrier MV Marathassa caused about 2,700 litres of bunker fuel to …

  • Abbotsford homeless lawsuit closing arguments begin at B.C. Supreme Court

    Closing arguments begin on Friday in a case that pits the homeless against the City of Abbotsford, B.C. in a bid for the right to tent and sleep on city property. Six homeless campers filed a human rights complaint in 2013 against the city alleging they faced discrimination after city officials sprayed chicken manure on …

  • Carl Robinson says there's never a good time to play the Seattle Sounders. Robinson's Vancouver Whitecaps visit their biggest rivals in Seattle on Saturday in Major League Soccer action before hosting the Sounders on Wednesday in both clubs' CONCACAF Champions League group stage opener. The two matches mark the start …

  • MOSAIC  is on a quest to find out how often forced marriages happen in the province and how they can be prevented. At the time, the only research available about forced marriage — or marriage without the consent of at least one partner — in Canada was done by the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario, which found 219 cases …

  • Vancouver police warn of fake fireman possibly casing homes

    Police urge people to refuse access to "fake" emergency officials and demand verification. Police say he told the homeowner that he was with the Vancouver Fire Department and needed to conduct safety inspections looking for fire hazards. Acting on suspicion, the homeowner called city hall the next day and learned that …

  • VANCOUVER - Former Vancouver police chief Jim Chu has moved from crime fighting to private enterprise.

 
  • Budget input sought by Alberta NDP government
    Budget input sought by Alberta NDP government CBC - 15 hours ago

    The Alberta government is looking for input into the budgets that will be tabled this fall and next spring. People have until Sept. 14 to submit ideas (maximum 1,500 … More »Budget input sought by Alberta NDP government

    Budget input sought by Alberta NDP government

    The Alberta government is looking for input into the budgets that will be tabled this fall and next spring. People have until Sept. 14 to submit ideas (maximum 1,500 characters or about 250 words) to the Alberta budget website. They can talk to Finance Minister Joe Ceci in two telephone town halls planned in September. …

  • Big Rock Brewery's 360-degree beer can could make you drink faster

    "It comes out of the can faster," said Jackie De Raadt, who works in sales at Zyn Beer and Wine. The southeast Calgary liquor store sells Alberta Genuine Draft (AGD), the only local brand of beer that comes in the novelty tin. De Raadt says it's smart marketing. Sly Fox in Pennsylvania was the first brewing company to …

  • Calgary police charge 23 people with property-related crimes

    Calgary police have charged 23 people with a long list of property-related crimes.

  • Some people on Calgary roads will go to any lengths to avoid a speeding ticket, even creating home-made licence plates. "In one case we're aware of there was a plate that was made out of cardboard and it was a pretty good knock-off.  But it was made out of cardboard and then the motorist covered it with a plastic cover to protect …

  • Tax on UCCB payments frustrates parents

    An Edmonton mother was not impressed when she learned changes to the Universal Child Care Benefit would mean extra taxes. Tina Ward has paid a subsidized rate since she put her daughter into daycare five years ago. Ward initially thought the extra cash was great. Accountant Sunni Stephan said the loss of the Child Tax …

  • Mosquitoes down in Calgary thanks to lack of rain

    John Swann, manager of the insect collection at the University of Calgary, says Calgary is seeing fewer mosquitoes this year. "I've been looking at the precipitation maps…and we are way below seasonal precipitation and that's the key for mosquito populations," he said. One of Swann's Kananaskis Valley traps placed in …

 
  • Drake invites Norm Kelly to OVO festival amid rap battle CBC - 1 hour 7 minutes ago

    Toronto rapper Drake used an Instagram post to invite Toronto city councillor Norm Kelly  to his OVO festival, a two-day annual concert at the Molson Amphitheatre. The … More »Drake invites Norm Kelly to OVO festival amid rap battle

    Toronto rapper Drake used an Instagram post to invite Toronto city councillor Norm Kelly  to his OVO festival, a two-day annual concert at the Molson Amphitheatre. The invite comes while Drake is in the midst of defending his reputation against an attack from Meek Mill, a Philadelphia rapper who accused Drake of not writing …

  • For the family of OPP Sgt. Margaret Eve, Ontario's "move over" law is more than just another traffic regulation. In June of 2000, Sgt. Eve became the first female OPP officer to die in the line of duty when a tractor-trailer slammed into a group of three police cruisers during a traffic stop near Chatham, Ont.

  • Enbridge expects Line 9B pipeline testing to wrap up by year-end The Canadian Press - 1 hour 13 minutes ago

    Enbridge Inc. says it expects integrity testing on its Line 9B pipeline between southern Ontario and Montreal to wrap up by year-end. The Calgary-based company (TSX:ENB) had hoped to begin shipping Alberta crude through the line last fall, but the National Energy Board isn't allowing it to start up yet. In June, the regulator …

  • Police seek new information in vicious beating of teen

    Toronto police have re-released video footage of six suspects wanted in a violent beating last summer that left a 17-year-old with severe head injuries. Some of the suspects headed westbound on Richmond Street, others went west on Queen toward University Avenue. Three of the men were spotted getting into a taxi at University …

  • Gary Goodyear, minister of state responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, makes an announcement regarding a multimillion-dollar aid package for Toyota at the company's plant in Cambridge, Ont., Friday, July 31, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Lynett

    The federal and provincial governments have teamed up to provide about $100 million to help expand Toyota's manufacturing operations in southern Ontario. Ottawa's contribution will be a repayable loan of $59 million — about 14 per cent of the cost of the project — while the Ontario government is kicking in a grant of $42.1 …

  • The City of Toronto is urging people to stop foraging for food in city parks, claiming it's damaging the natural environment. Foraging — the practice of removing plant life for eating or other purposes — is prohibited by Toronto Parks Bylaws, but that hasn't stopped a number of enthusiasts from harvesting special ingr …

 
  • Enbridge expects Line 9B pipeline testing to wrap up by year-end The Canadian Press - 1 hour 13 minutes ago

    Enbridge Inc. says it expects integrity testing on its Line 9B pipeline between southern Ontario and Montreal to wrap up by year-end. The Calgary-based company (TSX:ENB) … More »Enbridge expects Line 9B pipeline testing to wrap up by year-end

    Enbridge Inc. says it expects integrity testing on its Line 9B pipeline between southern Ontario and Montreal to wrap up by year-end. The Calgary-based company (TSX:ENB) had hoped to begin shipping Alberta crude through the line last fall, but the National Energy Board isn't allowing it to start up yet. In June, the regulator …

  • CBC's rooftop seagull adopted as mascot by U.S. family

    CBC Saint John's rooftop seagull is a familiar face or morning television and has his own Twitter handle. Now Sea B. Seagull's face will be emblazoned on some T-shirts worn by an American family. The bird captured the hearts of a Connecticut family that was vacationing in New Brunswick last summer, and now they plan to …

  • File of the Enbridge Tower on Jasper Avenue in Edmonton

    (Reuters) - Enbridge Inc , Canada's largest pipeline company, reported a higher-than-expected rise in quarterly adjusted profit, helped by increased throughput as producers moved more oil by pipes than on rail. The company, which has been shielded from a slump in global crude prices because of its fee-based contracts, …

  • Ottawa and Quebec invest $35M to improve internet access in Nunavik

    The governments of Canada and Quebec are injecting $35 million to help extend basic internet service for Nunavik residents, businesses and organizations. The Quebec minister responsible for the Northern Plan, Pierre Arcand, made the announcement Thursday in Quebec City, along with the Minister of the Economic Development …

  • Two Quebec men were arrested and the RCMP seized more than 2,000 pills of what's believed to be methamphetamine after a vehicle stop near Edmundston on Wednesday. A 38-year-old man and 21-year-old man are expected to appear in Edmundston Provincial Court on Nov. 3.

  • Citizen and Immigration Canada (CIC) says it has has implemented a number of safeguards, including having CIC officials liaise with regional veterans' associations, verify their records, and prevent dishonourably discharged veterans from participating. The review follows the discovery of fake veterans at events last y …

 
  • More outlaw bikers stopped and charged
    More outlaw bikers stopped and charged CBC - 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    RCMP and Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officers have laid more charges against bikers who police say are involved in criminal activity. RCMP Staff Sgt. Boyd Merrill … More »More outlaw bikers stopped and charged

    More outlaw bikers stopped and charged

    RCMP and Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officers have laid more charges against bikers who police say are involved in criminal activity. RCMP Staff Sgt. Boyd Merrill said 50 bikers were stopped on the island on Friday — 36 in the area of Port aux Basques. Merrill said six charges were laid in the area.

  • RCMP asks festival-goers to party responsibly this weekend

    The RCMP is asking festival-goers in Bay du Vin to party responsibly over the New Brunswick day long weekend.

  • CBC's rooftop seagull adopted as mascot by U.S. family

    CBC Saint John's rooftop seagull is a familiar face or morning television and has his own Twitter handle. Now Sea B. Seagull's face will be emblazoned on some T-shirts worn by an American family. The bird captured the hearts of a Connecticut family that was vacationing in New Brunswick last summer, and now they plan to …

  • Donnie Snook sex crimes termed 'evil' by Appeal Court

    New Brunswick's highest court has given its reasons for rejecting former Saint John city councillor Donnie Snook's appeal of his 18-year sentence for sex crimes against young males. Snook pleaded guilty to 46 counts involving 17 victims over a 12-year period. Snook appealed his sentence, claiming it was unreasonable because it …

  • St. John's pharmacist, nurse charged following 2 drug probes

    A pharmacist and nurse have been charged in two separate drug investigations in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit — a joint unit with members of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and RCMP — said it arrested a  male pharmacist Tuesday. The pharmacist, 39, is facing is charge of theft, …

  • Adam Whalen taken into custody following 3 high-speed chases

    Adam Whalen, the man accused of leading the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary on three separate chases in the St. John's area earlier this week, has been arrested. The RNC said Whalen, 19, will appear in provincial court in St. John's on Friday. A arrest warrant was issued for Whalen on Wednesday, two days after he allegedly …