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Donald Trump a 'three-card monte man, con artist,' says author Salman Rushdie

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:13:05 EDT


The world-famous author of Midnight's Children and The Satanic Verses talks about the realism behind his new book, The Golden House, and how it fits into the "American farce" under Donald Trump.

Hunter shoots and kills therapy dog in front of owner

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:24:30 EDT


Valley Calderoni was just coming to the end of her usual Monday hike with her colleague and the 10 dogs under their care from a Squamish rehabilitation centre — when tragedy struck.

Say goodbye to arguably the ugliest building in Surrey

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:21:37 EDT


One of Surrey’s most notorious eyesores is finally being torn down.

Bedroom-sharing rules shut door on affordable housing for some families

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:31:32 EDT


Experts say outdated rules created to gauge overcrowding in Canadian homes are being used to determine who gets affordable housing, leaving some families shut out.

Foreign workers allege 'life savings' paid for Mac's jobs that didn't exist

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:54:58 EDT


Foreign workers who allege they paid thousands of dollars to secure non-existent jobs at Mac’s convenience stores have had their claims certified as a class action lawsuit in B.C. Supreme Court.

Vancouver councillors want more funding for park patrols

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:30:57 EDT


A pair of Vancouver politicians believe the issues around discarded drug needles in city parks could be solved with more park rangers.

B.C. premier defends flip-flop on public subsidies for political parties

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:11:57 EDT


A day after introducing legislation to ban union and corporate political donations, Premier John Horgan is defending his government's decision to put in place taxpayer subsidies for political parties.

Richmond man on trial again for killing his wife

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:06:51 EDT


For the second time in a year a Richmond man is standing trial for the second-degree murder of his wife, a killing that happened on the couple's two-year wedding anniversary.

Vancouver city council debating density motions this week

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:38:43 EDT


After a summer break, Vancouver city council will be debating a wide variety of motions this week all centred around the city's housing supply.

For the 'ultimate' autumn wine, consider Gamay

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:30:00 EDT


Check out master of wine Barbara Philip's picks for delicious Gamays.

Invasive smallmouth bass reported in Kettle River system

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:16:15 EDT


Smallmouth bass have never been confirmed in the Kettle River above Cascade Falls, but recent reports have provincial biologists combing through waters and asking for the public's assistance in case the invasive species has somehow been introduced.

Burnout in the workplace: even yoga teachers can stretch themselves too far

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:54:50 EDT


Some workers are sacrificing personal health to prioritize work and it's hurting the economy, says one UBC sociologist.

IHIT identifies Richmond, B.C., shooting victim

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:10:47 EDT


The victim was 41-year-old Joseph Lucien De Carvalho. IHIT believes the shooting was targeted.

Vancouver Canucks in a fog for first China practice

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:06:01 EDT


The conditions were less than ideal for the Vancouver Canucks at their first practice in China, but the thick layer of fog sitting over the ice sure made for pretty pictures.

IHIT investigating fatal stabbing in Burnaby, B.C.

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:53:16 EDT


Police are investigating after multiple people were stabbed in an incident on Monday, Sept. 18 at 11:30 p.m. PT in Burnaby.

Wildfire-ravaged Pressy Lake residents ask whether officials did enough to save homes

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:05:02 EDT


Pressy Lake residents want to know what was done in the two weeks between the community's evacuation order and the fire reaching their homes.

Documents show former B.C. government allowed oil execs to refine climate plan language

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:18:26 EDT


British Columbia's former Liberal government asked oil and gas corporations to "refine" the language of recommendations made by an advisory panel before it finalized its Climate Leadership Plan.

Equifax says 100,000 Canadians impacted by cybersecurity breach

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:26:35 EDT


A massive cybersecurity breach at the company may have exposed the personal information of some 100,000 Canadian consumers, Equifax Canada says 12 days after it was disclosed that the personal data of about 143 million Americans was exposed.

Montreal luxury real estate market heating up, but Toronto and Vancouver will warm again soon, Sotheby's says

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:52:38 EDT


Montreal is emerging as a luxury real estate "hot spot," while Vancouver and Toronto sales should pick up this fall after somewhat sluggish times, according to a new Sotheby's report.

Syrian women in Victoria, B.C., find work with a little help from Canadian friends

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:08:00 EDT


Searching for work while learning English and settling into a new life in Canada can be a tall order, but some people in Victoria are stepping up to help Syrian refugee families.