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Ian Mulgrew : Ottawa lambasted for solitary-confinement appeal

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Prolonged solitary confinement is considered torture — “the most individually destructive, psychologically crippling and socially alienating experience that could conceivably exist within the borders of the country.” The litany of side…

Thursday, Jun 14

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Finding care for B.C. seniors: How the system works, what is missing, and why you need deep pockets

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When Marian Bucci’s mother Brenda was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer 18 months ago, the family decided to keep her in the private Langley retirement home where she’d been living with dementia for several years. The expensive plan…

Monday, Jun 11

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Robert De Niro drops the F-bomb to condemn Donald Trump at the Tony Awards

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The actor then flexed both of his arms before quipping, 'Now I'll get to my introduction'

Saturday, Jun 9

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Former Congo VP Bemba acquitted of convictions of rape and murder by appeal judges

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands — In a blow to prosecutors at the International Criminal Court and to victims of rape and murder in a conflict-ravaged African nation, appeals judges on Friday overturned the convictions of former Congolese Vice…

Wednesday, Jun 6

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Stephen King’s latest novel wrestles with the question of how to be in two places at one time

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As surprising as it may sound, bilocation has intrigued and exercised philosophers, scientists and theologians for centuries

Monday, Jun 4

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NPA selects Ken Sim as mayoral candidate

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Members of Vancouver’s most established political party chose a successful businessman who said he’ll be a “change agent” to manage a city at a crossroads, as their next mayoral candidate as they try to take back city hall this year. Ken…

Friday, Jun 1

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Pilot project on new doctor pay model failing to get buy-in

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An NDP government plan to entice family doctors to spend more time with their patients by adopting a new payment model has so far proved to be failure. To date, a clinic in Sylvan Lake is the only physician group in Alberta to have signed…

Wednesday, May 30

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‘I was Ambien tweeting’: Roseanne Barr blames sleeping pills for racist outburst that saw show cancelled

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Hollywood talent agency ICM said Tuesday it will no longer represent Barr, and several networks said they were removing reruns of her show

Wednesday, May 23

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Art gallery renames Emily Carr’s ‘hurtful’ Indian Church, but critics say it’s the wrong approach

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The Art Gallery of Ontario is working to remove ‘hurtful and painful’ terminology from titles, but is accused of doing far more cultural damage than a name

Friday, May 11

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

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‘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

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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

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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'

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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

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'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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…