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  • Blind and visually impaired youth learn to skate in Winnipeg CBC - Wed, 22 Apr, 2015

    Fifteen blind and visually impaired teens from Winnipeg-area schools got a chance to lace up some skates Wednesday and hit the ice. It was a part of the Courage Canada … More »Blind and visually impaired youth learn to skate in Winnipeg

    Fifteen blind and visually impaired teens from Winnipeg-area schools got a chance to lace up some skates Wednesday and hit the ice. It was a part of the Courage Canada Hockey for the Blind program, which runs "learn to skate" workshops across the country from Victoria, B.C., to St. John's. It was the first time the program, …

  • The City of Victoria is considering banning overnight camping in four parks and setting up its own micro-housing in order to get a handle on its homeless problem. In 2009, the B.C. Court of Appeal ruled homeless people had the right to camp in parks if there are no shelter beds available. Since then, so many people have …

  • Holocaust survivor shares nightmares of Bergen-Belsen, 70 years on

    It's 70 years since Dr. Peter Gary was freed from Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen, but he is still haunted by the atrocities he witnessed during three years as a prisoner there. "I have my nightmares, at least once every four weeks and it's always the children," said Gary, who shared his experiences of the Holocaust …

  • The B.C. Nurses' Union says a nurse was attacked by a patient at the Hillside Psychiatric Centre in Kamloops on Wednesday evening. Other high-risk facilities identified were the Forensic Psychiatric Unit in Port Coquitlam, the Seven Oaks Tertiary Mental Health in Victoria and the Abbotsford Regional Hospital.

  • John Nuttall is shown in a still image taken from RCMP undercover video. A court has heard that a man accused of plotting to blow up the B.C. legislature wanted to use paintball guns to practise a hostage-taking scenario in the days leading up to his planned Canada Day attack. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-RCMP

    Planting bombs in a shopping mall wasn't enough for an accused terrorist, who referenced the 9-11 attacks in the United States to describe what he had in mind for British Columbia, a court has heard. Nuttall and his wife Amanda Korody — both recent converts to Islam — are accused of plotting to set off homemade pressure-cooker …

  • The Toronto Blue Jays will open the 2015 season with two Canadians in the opening day lineup at Yankee Stadium and another on his way, probably later this month. Catcher Russell Martin, who hails from Montreal, signed a five-year, $82-million US deal in November while centre-fielder Dalton Pompey of Mississauga, Ont., …

 

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