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Abandoned cars worsened Vancouver snowstorm chaos: Trucking Association

Abandoned cars worsened Vancouver snowstorm chaos: Trucking Association

There’s no mistaking it: Metro Vancouver’s roads were the worst many have seen in their lives during Tuesday’s snowstorm. Multiple bridges connecting cities closed, a jack-knifed semi-snarled traffic near the Massey Tunnel, and many commuters spent eight to 12 hours trapped in their vehicles. Some people abandoned their cars to make their way on foot, …

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Police possible investigating connection between two school shooting threats

Police possible investigating connection between two school shooting threats

Saanich Police say a shooting threat written on a bathroom wall at the University of Victoria was found Friday morning, which prompted a heavy police presence at the school. The building was cleared and later deemed safe just before 11:30 am Several officers from the Oak Bay Police Department and Saanich Police Department were called …

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Canada’s biggest forest sustainability program ‘a farce,’

A complaint to Canada’s Competition Bureau claims Canada’s largest forestry certification process acts as an industry shield used to ‘greenwash’ logging and forestry operations on a massive scale Representatives from eight Canadian environmental groups have filed a complaint with Canada’s Competition Bureau alleging the country’s most popular forestry certification standard has made “false and misleading” …

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Paralympian says she was offered MAID by a Veterans Affairs employee

A veteran and former Paralympian told a parliamentary committee that a caseworker from the Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) offered her medical assistance in dying (MAID), a week after the veterans affairs minister confirmed that at least four other veterans were offered the same thing. Retired Cpl. Christine Gauthier, who has been trying to get a …

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Ottawa weather: Strong winds expected to hit the capital on Saturday

Strong winds are expected to gust through Ottawa and eastern Ontario on Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Ottawa and eastern Ontario, calling for wind gusts of 70 km/h to 90 km/h an hour. “Strong winds expected with the passage of a cold front,” Environment Canada said. “A north to south …

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Industrial accident in Mississauga leaves construction worker unaccounted for

The search continues for a missing construction worker believed to have been trapped underground after an industrial accident in Mississauga on Friday afternoon. Emergency crews responded to the area of ​​Hurontario Street and Burnhamthorpe Road shortly after 3:30 pm for reports of flooding at a work site. Mississauga Fire platoon chief Ryan Baird said they …

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Calgary pediatric hospice discharging all respite patients, redeploying staff to children’s hospital

The Rotary Flames House, a pediatric hospice in Calgary, is temporarily pausing its services and discharging all its respite patients to redeploy staff to Alberta Children’s Hospital. The Rotary Flames House provides palliative, respite and end-of-life care for pediatric patients, as well as grief support for parents. According to Alberta Health Services (AHS), staff at …

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Trudeau says assisted dying offers to veterans ‘unacceptable’ as cases mount – National

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is working to ensure Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) never again offers medical assistance in dying (MAiD) to veterans, as another veteran says a similar experience happened to her as well. Trudeau made the comments a day after a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces shocked lawmakers by revealing …

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BC Ferries vessel drops anchor midway through sailing

Two BC Ferries sailings between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland have been canceled after a mechanical issue caused one of the company’s largest vessels to stall Friday afternoon. The Spirit of British Columbia vessel left Swartz Bay bound for Tsawwassen at 1 pm During the passage, the vessel experienced an issue with its starboard …

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