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Friday, May 11

02

Newfoundlanders call out Anthony Bourdain’s TV show for using ‘offensive’ nickname

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To some people the use of the term is considered derogatory, with origins implying Newfoundlanders are unintelligent and lazy

Wednesday, May 9

01

John Ivison: Slow-moving senators could frustrate any attempt by Liberals to rush pot legalization

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You want it when? The Senate tends to move with the urgency of Flash the Sloth in Disney’s Zootopia. The upshot is that there are growing concerns in government about the Red Chamber meeting Justin Trudeau’s summer deadline on legalizing…

Tuesday, May 8

22

Hockey comic Kelly Taylor leans on humour to heal after Humboldt tragedy

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TORONTO — Saskatchewan comedian Kelly Taylor was booked for a cancer benefit outside Saskatoon the day after the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. But as the tragic headlines poured in, the passionate hockey fan struggled to find his lighter…

Monday, May 7

21

When a woman had a seizure at Ken Jeong’s comedy show, the ex-doctor jumped off stage to save her

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When it became clear a woman was having an apparent seizure, the 'Community' and 'The Hangover' actor reverted to his dormant profession

Wednesday, May 2

02

Majority of daycare providers have applied for fee reduction program, says province

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About 60 per cent of eligible daycare providers in B.C. have now applied for a program aimed at reducing fees for parents, according to new figures from the provincial government. But the plan continues to be plagued by delays and concerns…

Thursday, Apr 26

22

Cosby calls prosecutor an a–hole after being found guilty of drugging, molesting Canadian Andrea Constand

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Cosby could get up to 10 years in prison on each of the three counts of aggravated indecent assault. He is likely to get less than that under state sentencing guidelines

Friday, Apr 20

Famous Swedish DJ and music producer Avicii found dead in Oman

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Avicii had in the past suffered acute pancreatitis. After having his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014, he cancelled a series of shows to recover

Friday, Apr 13

17

Second Cup sets its sight on converting some coffee shops into pot dispensaries

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TORONTO — Second Cup wants to serve up a different kind of buzz by converting some of its coffee shops into cannabis dispensaries and, when legal, pot lounges. Shares in the Canadian restaurant operator rose as much as 31 per cent before…

Thursday, Apr 12

20

Canadian Blood Services says donations spiked after Humboldt Broncos bus crash

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TORONTO — There's been a national "spike" in donations of blood in the wake of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash in Saskatchewan that left 16 people dead and 13 others injured, the Canadian Blood Services said Thursday. Several cities in…

17

‘Suicide was on his mind’: HBO documentary explores mystery of Elvis Presley’s final days

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In Elvis Presley: The Searcher, Priscilla Presley suggests the King's death may have been intentional. She's not alone in her thinking

Tuesday, Apr 10

16

Breaking the chain: Lindsey Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac have officially parted ways

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Buckingham joined the band with then-girlfriend Stevie Nicks in 1974 and the two became the central faces, voices and songwriters of the group for four decades

Monday, Apr 9

19

Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush barely eating since inappropriate behaviour allegations, Sydney court hears

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The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star was accused of acting inappropriately towards Eryn Jean Norvill during a 2015 production of 'King Lear'

15

A jockstrap for $7K? Divorce auction reaps Maximus money for Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer

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The pair's amicable split made them a lot more cash than they were anticipating, with many items selling for several times their estimate

Thursday, Apr 5

21

'They are stressed out': Long-term care staff fear underfunding could lead to tragedy

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Staff working overnight at long-term care homes fear chronic underfunding will lead to tragedy, say members of the union that represents the workers. “They are stressed out,” said Louis Rodrigues, first vice-president of the Ontario…

Tuesday, Apr 3

19

Bill Cosby’s legal team gets two big victories ahead of sexual assault retrial

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Experts say #MeToo could cut both ways for Cosby, making some potential jurors more hostile and others more likely to think men are being unfairly accused

Tuesday, Mar 27

Prince had ‘exceedingly high’ levels of fentanyl in his body when he died

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Experts say there is no 'lethal level' at which fentanyl can kill. A person who takes prescription opioids for a long time builds up a tolerance

Friday, Mar 23

16

Sixty years ago, Elvis Presley was drafted into the Army. He was never the same

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Various branches of the armed services offered him cushy jobs, like working as a recruiting model. Presley chose to serve

Thursday, Mar 22

20

Premier Horgan offers up tax breaks for LNG industry

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VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan is offering to exempt liquefied natural gas projects from the provincial sales tax on construction, reduce the carbon tax and scrap an income tax surcharge levied by the former Liberal government, in an…

Saturday, Mar 17

04

Chris Selley: Some welcome pushback from B.C. and Alberta to FIFA’s World Cup racket

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When the joint United States-Mexico-Canada bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup came together, it struck me as an “it could be worse” moment. It’s very nearly inconceivable that Canada would ever win a bid to host the World Cup on its own: we…

Friday, Mar 16

12

Confidential report: Anti-money-laundering measures will significantly reduce BCLC casino revenue

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A confidential report commissioned by B.C. Lottery Corp. estimates that B.C. casinos could lose up to $88 million in revenue each year if the government bans large cash transactions by VIP gamblers at high-limit betting tables. An October…

Tuesday, Mar 13

Massive BCLC casino cheque payouts were mostly returned funds

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The majority of big-money cheques issued to B.C. Lottery Corp. high-rollers in 2016, including a $2.4 million return of funds, were not for gambling wins, according to a Postmedia News analysis of patron gaming accounts used by VIP…

Monday, Mar 12

06

REAL SCOOP: Ramos laundered tens of millions, U.S. alleges

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Here’s a follow story on the one I broke yesterday about Vancouver-based Phantom Secure Communications, which is alleged to have been created solely to aid international drug trafficking organizations commit crimes undetected. The U.S.…

Sunday, Mar 11

19

Vancouver man laundered 'tens of millions' of crime cash, U.S. alleges

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A Vancouver businessman alleged to have sold encrypted BlackBerries to international drug-trafficking organizations laundered “tens of millions” of dollars of his illicit profits, U.S. law enforcement says in court documents. Vincent Ramos…

Thursday, Mar 8

22

Prosecutors: No charges for agent accused of groping Terry Crews at Hollywood party

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The Los Angeles County district attorney's office had said Adam Venit, an agent at William Morris Endeavor, twice grabbed Crews' groin

Sunday, Mar 4

23

Lack of clarity on assisted dying may lead to needless suffering, report says

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Some people near the end of their lives may be unable to access medical assistance in dying (MAiD) or suffer needlessly through waiting periods unless Ottawa clarifies who is eligible and under what circumstances, a new report says.…

Saturday, Mar 3

07

‘A different standard’: The Social co-host Marci Ien claims police racism played role in traffic stop

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Senior Toronto police officers say video shows Ien failed to stop at a stop sign and that her race wasn't visible until after the officer pulled her over

Friday, Mar 2

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Dan Fumano: Popular West End MLA, 'a born-and-bred Vancouver boy,' considers mayoral run

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With a municipal election eight months away, Spencer Chandra Herbert says it’s too early to decide whether he’ll throw his hat in the ring for the Vancouver mayor’s race. But the popular 10-year NDP MLA is definitely thinking about it.…

21

Contestant weighing 842 lb. dies during filming of reality show ‘My 600-lb Life’

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Robert Buchel, 41, who shed more than 200 pounds, became the first contestant to die during the filming of the TLC series

Thursday, Mar 1

07

Canadian band Hedley to take ’indefinite hiatus’ amid mounting sexual misconduct allegations

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In the fallout, the group has since been dropped by its management team, blacklisted by scores of radio stations and abandoned by musicians booked as tour openers

Wednesday, Feb 28

15

New York Times files suit to unseal novelist Harper Lee’s will, finds it strikingly opaque

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On Tuesday, an Alabama court unsealed Lee's will, but the mystery only deepened