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  • 'Tornado' spotted near Vancouver International Airport CBC - 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    Amid forecasts of thundershowers and with black clouds looming, you could have been forgiven for thinking a tornado was hitting Vancouver International Airport Thursday … More »'Tornado' spotted near Vancouver International Airport

    Amid forecasts of thundershowers and with black clouds looming, you could have been forgiven for thinking a tornado was hitting Vancouver International Airport Thursday morning. A weather report issued by Environment Canada at around 10 a.m. PT recorded 'tornado' conditions observed at YVR — but it turned out to be a waterspout …

  • Abdullah Kurdi, 40, father of Syrian boys Aylan, 3, and Galip, 5, who were washed up drowned on a beach near Turkish resort of Bodrum on Wednesday, cries as he waits for the delivery of their bodies outside a morgue in Mugla, Turkey, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015.(AP Photo/Mehmet Can Meral)

    He is one among many, far too many. Alan Kurdi, 3, was found on a Turkish beach in sneakers, blue shorts and a red shirt after the small rubber boat he and his family were in capsized in a desperate voyage from Turkey to Greece. Alan died along with 5-year-old brother Ghalib and his mother, Rehanna, leaving their distraught …

  • Police stepping up distracted driving enforcement

    Police and RCMP throughout B.C. are ramping up a campaign against distracted driving in September. "No text and no email is more important than the lives of yourself, the lives of your family and the lives of others on the road," said Vancouver Police Const. About one-quarter of all deaths on B.C. roads involve distracted …

  • Conservative Leader Stephen Harper speaks about the Syrian refugee crisis during a campaign event in Surrey, B.C., Thursday, September 3, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

    The carefully scripted Canadian federal election campaigns were knocked off their axes Thursday by the image of three-year-old Alan Kurdi lying dead in the surf of a Turkish beach. Alan, his five-year-old brother Ghalib Kurdi and their mother, Rehanna, died in an unsuccessful attempt to reach Europe by boat. The father, …

  • Travellers at the Calgary International Airport could soon be passing through at least two new automated machines, according to tender documents obtained by CBC News. The Calgary Airport Authority declined to elaborate on the plan. "It's basically a machine that reads your passport and if necessary, [it] will read your …

  • Immigration experts say Canada's practice of taking in refugees has ebbed over the past decade, with the country's response to the Vietnamese boat people contrasting with how it has reacted to Syrian asylum seekers. Catherine Dauvergne, the dean of law at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, said Liberal and …

 

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