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  • Man arrested for allegedly taking photos of women in BCIT wa...
    A man is in police custody after he was allegedly caught taking photos of women in a British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) washroom. In a safety incident report sent out to BCIT students on Monday, the school says it is taking the incident very seriously and is working with… ... more
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  • Qualicum Beach man convicted of assault with a snow globe â...
    It’s not clear why Gabriel Stephen Nelson was apparently mad with his neighbour, but what we do know is Nelson smashed his neighbour in the face with a snow globe on Christmas Day 2016. Maybe it was a bad Christmas Day for Nelson. Maybe it was something else. Whatever it… ... more
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  • Mary L’Abbé: Healthy Eating Strategy will let Cana...
    The long process of updating Canada’s Food Guide and reforms to nutrition labeling will soon become a reality. Collectively called Canada’s Healthy Eating Strategy, the proposals by Health Canada have been open to public consultation and, unfortunately, industry lobbying. No one is arguing with the rights of all Canadians to… ... more
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  • Letters to The Province, July 17, 2018: Losing votes in FPTP...
    Op-ed writer Bob Ransford says the current voting system is flawed because “voters can’t have a say if the representatives they voted for have no way of being elected. Proportional representation will ensure that everyone’s vote counts.â€� Votes for candidates that do not win are not wasted — they are… ... more
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  • Mike Smyth: Farmers fight for their rights in battle over po...
    A battle over marijuana cultivation on protected B.C. farmland has riled up a group of Richmond farmers and pro-marijuana advocates who say farmers should be allowed to grow weed when it becomes a legal crop. Fearing an explosion of industrial-scale marijuana production, the staunchly anti-pot Richmond city council has banned… ... more
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  • From Russia and the World Cup
    It was destined to fail. A rogue state awarded the biggest tournament in the World Cup under shady circumstances, there was no way Russia 2018 would be a success. Turns out we were wrong, mostly. The World Cup, to date, has been a smashing success. I spent the first two… ... more
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  • B.C. Lions’ Jeremiah Johnson ‘doubtful’ to play agains...
    Lions coach Wally Buono says an ankle injury is likely to keep his starting running back from Friday’s game, but who will take over the role remains to be seen. Jeremiah Johnson went down in the first quarter of the Lions 20-17 come-from-behind victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on… ... more
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  • Adam Hadwin feels better the second time around at British O...
    In a recent video posted to Instagram, Adam Hadwin was preparing for this week’s British Open by hitting balls in his backyard in Phoenix. It may seem counterproductive, climate-wise, except it was during an Arizona monsoon — and the Canadian golfer was there in full rain-gear, smiling away. The state’s… ... more
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  • Man in hospital following Surrey shooting
    A 35-year-old man was sent to hospital Sunday night following a shooting in the Guildford area of Surrey. Surrey RCMP responded to a report of shots fired in the 13900 block of 108 Avenue at 10:45 p.m. Police found a man suffering from gunshot wounds inside a residence. The man was… ... more
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  • Five details car dealers don’t disclose when youâ€...
    Q: I’m a regional service manager for a national company and my employer requires that I drive a vehicle that is no more than four years old. I receive a generous car allowance which always covers all of my costs, however when it comes right down to it, I like… ... more
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  • Three’s a charm: Germany confirmed as Canada’s latest Ru...
    As expected, Germany will fight Canada and Hong Kong for the final spot in next year’s Rugby World Cup. Germany lost to Samoa 42-28 Saturday in Heidelberg, locking the two-match aggregate points series in the Pacific Islanders’ favour. Samoa had won 66-15 two weeks before in the first leg, played… ... more
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  • Car crash in Richmond knocks out power to thousands
    A Sunday afternoon crash in Richmond knocked out power to thousands of local homes and businesses  — including, briefly, at Vancouver International Airport. According to BC Hydro, a motor vehicle collision around 4 p.m. at Westminster Highway and Garden City Way was responsible for the outage. Customers near the collision… ... more
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  • Joanne Banks, Eric Doherty and Anita Strong: Greyhoundâ€...
    After years of service cuts and declining service quality, Greyhound’s corporate owner — U.K.-based FirstGroup — is pulling the plug on bus service in Western Canada. This is a huge threat to communities across B.C., but it is also a great opportunity to establish a much better, publicly owned and… ... more
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  • Letters to The Province, July 16, 2018: Using signage cash f...
    The transportation ministry has announced a $25-million expense for the installation of variable-speed road signs in two areas, the main one being from Chilliwack to Abbotsford. What a complete waste of taxpayers’ money. People do not adhere to the current speed limits, so adjusting them for weather or volume of… ... more
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  • Bob Lenarduzzi: VAR is here to stay, and it will only get be...
    France won the World Cup in a match that was eventful and entertaining, though not exactly a classic. Croatia played very well, and the score line flattered France, but at the end of the day the French attackers were better opportunists. It was unfortunate that a video replay decision played… ... more
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  • Whitecaps’ season on the precipice; the penthouse or basem...
    The Vancouver Whitecaps are underwater for the first time this season, and a boat anchor of games played is dragging them down to the depths of the Western Conference. A busy early half of the season meant the Whitecaps are just one of three teams in the Western Conference who… ... more
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  • Jason Botchford: Green likes Canucks’ mix, but ‘we will ...
    It’s nearing midsummer in Vancouver and Travis Green’s office looks like he hasn’t missed a day of the off-season. The coach’s office remains a hub of activity and on his desk sits a two-inch pile of neatly stacked paperwork, filled with internally tabulated underlying data. If the Canucks’ head coach… ... more
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  • B.C. rowers among Canadian women to claim four medals at Wor...
    LUCERN, Switzerland — Canadian women came away with four medals on the final day of competition at the rowing World Cup on Sunday while a Canadian men’s duo finished just off the podium. Victoria’s Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens of Cloverdale, started the women’s success with a silver in the… ... more
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  • Lions 20, Blue Bombers 17: Slow start, epic comeback as B.C....
    VANCOUVER — It took a while for the B.C. Lions to come up with the response they were looking for after getting blown out in Winnipeg a week ago. But it finally came. Oh boy, did it come. Facing the Bombers at home in a CFL rematch, the Lions had… ... more
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  • D.C. United 3, Whitecaps 1: Hosts, Wayne Rooney outclass Van...
    D.C. United were the winners, Wayne Rooney was The Show, but Alphonso Davies of Vancouver also left Washington a winner on Saturday. With the glare of the international media’s spotlight on Audi Field for Rooney’s Major League Soccer debut, the home side thoroughly dominated the match against the Vancouver Whitecaps,… ... more
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  • Chris Gardner: Canadian steel tariffs hurt B.C.’s construc...
    Last Halloween, Justin Trudeau launched a thousand photo-ops by wearing a Superman costume into the House of Commons. Now it’s time for the prime minister to show Canadians what kind of Man of Steel he wants to be. Canada is in the early stages of a potential all-out trade war… ... more
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  • Jason Botchford: Promise to upgrade Canucks’ blue-line for...
    The promise of a new defence has yet to materialize for the Vancouver Canucks this summer. Something had to change after another NHL season where they didn’t get to 25 goals as a group (they had 21). But nothing did, and so far the Canucks are poised to return the… ... more
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  • Lions Game Day: B.C. aims to make amends, disrupt explosive ...
    The B.C. Lions, who have yet to lose at B.C. Place Stadium this young CFL season, will look to keep that streak going tonight when the visiting Blue Bombers try to prove last week’s Lion-whipping in Winnipeg was no fluke. The Bombers, 41-19 victors at Investors Group Field last Saturday,… ... more
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  • Fred Lee’s Social Network: Rooted in goodness
    Last year’s Fresh Roots inaugural long table dinner was held inside the hallways of David Thompson Secondary School due to inclement weather. This year, Mother Nature cooperated and the sophomore schoolyard Harvest Party was successfully staged outside on dry land next to its education farm — a school market garden.… ... more
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  • Road tripping through Gold Country California
    Travelling through Gold Country California on Highway 49 is the quintessential summer road trip. Boundless hills, sprawling grand lakes, rushing rivers, offer plenty of exceptional views. And, it is now much easier to explore Gold Country. Air Canada runs a daily direct flight from Vancouver to Sacramento. From there, we… ... more
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  • Whitecaps Game Day: United rolls out new stadium, Wayne Roon...
    The Vancouver Whitecaps (7-7-5, sixth in the West) will be almost an afterthought in the gala Major League Soccer affair that awaits them tonight in Washington, D.C. Global icon Wayne Rooney has signed with D.C. United (2-7-5, 11th in the East), and will take the pitch at 5 p.m. in… ... more
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  • Steve Ewen: In Lulay they trust, despite the rust as Lions l...
    Travis Lulay admits he might be a little rusty Saturday and insists he’s not overly worried about it. The B.C. Lions did the expected Friday morning, naming Lulay as their starting quarterback for Saturday’s CFL clash at B.C. Place Stadium against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He takes over the No.… ... more
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  • Richmond man found guilty of manslaughter for deadly house f...
    A Richmond man has been found guilty of two counts of manslaughter, three years after a house fire that led to the death of two people. The two people — police say their names are protected by a publication ban — died of their injuries after the house fire in… ... more
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  • Letters to The Province, July 13, 2018: Truck driver, cyclis...
    That was an interesting video showing that semi-trailer running over a bicycle last week. I drove a big rig many years ago and can tell you that it is standard procedure to look where the wheels on your trailer are situated as a turn is being made. The driver is,… ... more
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  • Adrienne Montani: B.C. needs better rules to govern youth em...
    How old do you have to be to work in B.C.? Do you know? This is a question First Call: B.C. Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition asked in a recent opinion survey. Only six per cent of British Columbians could correctly identify the age at which a child can be… ... more
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  • Ed Willes: Lions look at Lulay to right ship while Jennings ...
    This tells you all one needs to know about the predicament in which the B.C. Lions find themselves. Three games into their CFL season, the Lions are ready to bench 26-year-old Jonathon Jennings — who was thought to be the team’s franchise quarterback two years ago — in favour of… ... more
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  • No wildfires, just Rugby World Cup Sevens this year for Kayl...
    The smoke, Kayla Moleschi recalls, was simply unbearable. “It’s not doable for any person, athlete or non athlete.” A year ago, the Williams Lake rugby player, her family and neighbours were dealing with wildfires all around their community. Like everyone else, they were evacuated. Life found a new perspective. “It… ... more
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  • Steve Ewen: Vets on Lions’ defence know how to ‘take a f...
    The B.C. Lions have problems at quarterback. They also have problems at getting to opposing quarterbacks. The shaky efforts by a Lions offence with Jonathon Jennings at the controls the last two weeks have managed to overshadow troubles for the B.C. defence. The Lions registered five sacks in a 22-10… ... more
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  • Lions Gate Bridge down to one lane each way following four-c...
    The Lions Gate Bridge is down to one lane in each direction on Thursday afternoon following a four-car crash. According to West Vancouver police, the accident took place in the southbound lanes of the span connecting the North Shore with Vancouver, and has closed the west side lanes of the… ... more
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  • Bob Lenarduzzi: Croatia has no problem wearing World Cup und...
    The World Cup’s final match is set, as Cinderella side Croatia faces France on Sunday. Croatia is the smallest nation to reach the final since Uruguay did it in 1950. France is the favourite and has been the most consistent team over the FIFA tournament in Russia. It’s a young… ... more
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  • Burnaby RCMP release footage of suspect driver who allegedly...
    Burnaby RCMP have released surveillance footage of a suspect driver they allege hit an officer with his vehicle and fled. On July 4 around 10 a.m., a police officer tried to pull over a vehicle near Willingdon Avenue and Parker Street after the driver was spotted allegedly using an electronic… ... more
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  • Keyboard Kimura: Fight Week folo gets a Boise bounce in ‘H...
    Historically speaking, the event immediately following International Fight Week has always been low key and low profile. Two and three years back, the UFC chased its annual Fourth of July blowout with mid-week cards featuring only a couple marquee names. Last year, UFC 213 was followed by a trip to… ... more
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  • World Cup’s set pieces, counter-attacks have a familiar ri...
    “A set-piece orgy.” That’s former U.S. star, now Fox Sports commentator, Alexi Lalas describing the 2018 FIFA World Cup, a competition that has seen about a third of the goals scored coming from set pieces. Like never before, teams are focusing in on the potential offered by the set piece.… ... more
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  • Princess Cruises polishes Crown
    One of my favorite big ships has been given a dramatic makeover. Princess Cruises recently put its 3,000-passenger Crown Princess through a stem-to-stern makeover that has left the 2006-built ship sparkling like new. What’s more, the refit has also added a number of brand-new features that should please guests like myself… ... more
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  • Coquitlam Mounties still trying to solve ‘mystery man’ c...
    Coquitlam Mounties are asking for help identifying a “mystery man” whose body was found 20 years ago in Port Coquitlam. RCMP say on July 2, 1998, a man’s body was discovered by someone walking their dog near the Port Coquitlam Cemetery. Investigators released a composite drawing, and a DNA profile,… ... more
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  • Location key in winding up a strata
    Dear Tony: Our strata council was approached by a developer interested in purchasing our property outright. They came to a council meeting, gave us a slick presentation, told us they were prepared to pay 35 per cent over our assessed values and suggested we hold an information meeting with the… ... more
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  • Tree peony sprawl not an uncommon problem
    Q. A tree peony that I’ve had in my garden for around six years has become overgrown and sprawling. I’m wondering whether it can be reshaped into a more compact form. This would require a major cutting back.  A. This is a common issue with tree peonies. Over time, the… ... more
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  • It’s all in the details at Fern Grove
    At the Fern Grove new-home project in Maple Ridge, Leanne Leon has created a home that no doubt already lives in the imaginations of so many homebuyers: it’s a haven of familial warmth with an appealing adult formality. “It’s all about the details and making sure each space looks beautiful… ... more
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  • Good, Boeser, best: Canucks’ star scores hat trick in firs...
    Brock Boeser’s back — and better than ever. The Vancouver Canucks’ young star made his return to the ice on Wednesday in dramatic fashion, scoring a hat trick and adding an assist in Da Beauty League, a Minnesota tournament that features NHL and college players who have ties to the… ... more
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  • Hollywood director says Vancouver gangsters beat him up in V...
    The director of Kong: Skull Island suffered serious head injuries in an attack in a Saigon bar last September. In an article published this week by GQ, Jordan Vogt-Roberts says two of the men involved in the attack are men from Vancouver. The GQ article, written by Max Marshall, started out… ... more
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  • Keivan Hirji: Eby’s electoral reform referendum looks like...
    Have you ever been in the market for a new car and when you go to the car dealership you end up with a car salesman who just doesn’t give you the choices you want? This describes B.C.’s fall referendum on our voting system. For example, let’s say I like… ... more
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  • Letters, July 12: NDP’s support of guaranteed minimum inco...
    One has to wonder why anyone would want to create a non-productive, welfare state society. But, if you look at the NDP policies, they are mostly geared toward doing just that — rewarding people for doing nothing. Let’s think about why they would wish that upon our society. Well, the… ... more
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  • Vernon police arrest one following break-and-enter involving...
    In what sounds like a scene from a horror film, one man has been arrested after someone attempted to break into a home and ended up confronting police with an axe and a hammer. On July 4 just before 5 a.m., an 84-year-old Vernon woman called police after a man… ... more
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  • TransLink riders told to check bank statements after card sk...
    Did you use your debit or credit card to pay for Canada Line transit fare on Sunday, July 8? Might want to check your bank statements. Transit Police say they’re investigating after two payment card skimmers were found in Compass vending machines, one at the Vancouver International Airport Station and… ... more
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  • Whitecaps are getting full value in Kamara’s productive le...
    When you’re a management group that’s looking to build a strong Major League Soccer team on a budget, you can’t afford to miss. So far, the Whitecaps haven’t on Kei Kamara. The 33-year-old Sierra Leonean striker has been pretty much as hoped for Vancouver. He’s proven to be a steady… ... more
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  • Caps’ Kamara excited to play in United’s new digs, maybe...
    DC United will debut their shiny new stadium, Audi Field, on Saturday. They might also roll out their new Major League Soccer designated player, Wayne Rooney. Enter the Vancouver Whitecaps, looking to play big spoiler. If Rooney plays he’ll be a familiar face for the Whitecaps’ Kei Kamara, who faced… ... more
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  • Ed Willes: Role model Delorme deserving of ‘star blanket...
    No story was moved with the picture. Then again none was required. Ron Delorme, the longtime Vancouver Canucks’ scout, is pictured being inducted into the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame at the Credit Union iPlex in Swift Current. To his left is 84-year-old Fred Sasakamoose, the first Canadian Indigenous person… ... more
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  • Ben Kuzma: Boeser back on Canucks’ contract radar, better ...
    Brock Boeser is back and contract extension talks could get on track. The Calder Trophy finalist has not only fully recovered from a back injury and troublesome wrist, the Vancouver Canucks’ winger was scheduled to play Wednesday in the summer Da Beauty League opener in Minnesota that features NHL and… ... more
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  • Burnaby police investigate shots fired early Wednesday morni...
    Burnaby RCMP are investigating after a number of shots were fired early Wednesday morning. Just before 4 a.m. near the 5200-block of Smith Avenue, residents in the area reported hearing gunfire. Investigators at the scene found evidence of shots fired, including some damage to a nearby home. No one was… ... more
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  • Ben Kuzma: Hutton is the bar for Canucks or arbiter to decid...
    Salary arbitration is like a blind date for NHL general managers. They’re never sure about the person or the plan when an independent arbiter determines the worth of a relationship between their player and the team. It’s why a majority of the 44 cases filed by the July 5 deadline… ... more
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  • TransLink says more and more people are riding transit
    New data shows people are using transit more than ever, TransLink says. According to the transportation authority, ridership in June was up 6.1 per cent when compared to a year ago. If the trend carries on through the end of the year, TransLink will set a new record, breaking 2017’s… ... more
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  • About that Canucks 2018-19 schedule: Who did they tick off?
    The more you dig into the Vancouver Canucks’ upcoming schedule, the more you wonder who they upset at the league’s head offices. By some measures, it could be the most difficult in the league. It’s not just because of the travel, though that’s something Vancouver teams always have to contend… ... more
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  • Jason Botchford: Canucks should make Pettersson centre of at...
    Consider the possibility there is a parallel universe where, after travelling through a portal, you could see the Vancouver Canucks’ free-agency strategy flipped upside down. And instead of targeting bottom-of-the-roster support players, in this alternate reality the Canucks approached July 1 like they were bellying up to a craps table… ... more
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  • Two Metro Vancouver men sentenced in massive fentanyl bust
    Two Metro Vancouver men have been sentenced after Delta police uncovered a huge fentanyl lab in Burnaby two years ago. Scott Pipping of Surrey, 36, and Adam Summers, 28, of Richmond, both pleaded guilty to 17 offences, including trafficking in a controlled substance, possession for the purposes of trafficking, possession of… ... more
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  • Vancouver police will pour out your beer and fine you $230 i...
    Careful now – down with this sort of thing. Vancouver Police are reminding beach goers and tourists that open alcohol, open fires and smoking are big no-nos in the city. “We see a lot of tourists on our beaches in the summer, and our rules may be different than in… ... more
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  • Wine Guy: A tale of three Semillons
    To really get into learning about wine, nothing beats a vertical tasting. It’s one of the most enjoyable (and educational) ways to try wine — though it doesn’t happen nearly enough, likely because it requires a wee bit of patience and foresight! A vertical wine tasting is simply different vintages… ... more
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  • Medical emergency at Waterfront causing disruption to SkyTra...
    A medical emergency has forced the suspension of Expo Line service to Waterfront Station, TransLink says. Both platforms are closed because of the emergency. Travellers can still board and disembark from Expo Line trains at Burrard or Granville Stations, the transportation authority said in a Tuesday evening news release. A… ... more
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  • Rugby World Cup Sevens a final mile post on Canada’s year-...
    The length of the current season, the season which is about to end, for the Canadian men’s rugby sevens team is staggering. It’s been 54 weeks since the Canadians began preseason, head coach Damian McGrath figures. There have been 10 tournaments on the World Rugby Sevens Series. There was a… ... more
    TheProvince6 days ago
  • Letters, July 11: Trudeau should be suspended from Liberal c...
    In light of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wishy-washy responses about the alleged “groping incident,â€� and his previous, yet utterly ridiculous declaration that women who make these type of allegations should always be believed unless it can be proven otherwise, he must be suspended from caucus until he is able to… ... more
    TheProvince6 days ago
  • B.C. Superweek: Kirsti Lay’s injury trouble turned speedsk...
    Sorry, speedskating. Kirsti Lay sounds over you. She still cares. She still keeps tabs from afar. She’s married to two-time Canadian Olympic speedskater Mathieu Giroux. They live in Calgary, which is a speedskating hub. She still has friends at the national team level. Cycling is Lay’s thing now. The 30-year-old… ... more
    TheProvince6 days ago
  • B.C. Superweek: American Eric Young shooting for third strai...
    Eric Young was saying all the right things about chasing history Wednesday night at the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix. The 29-year-old Rally Cycling team member from Boulder, Colo., will become the second man to win three straight Gastowns if he can finish ahead of the pack this time, too.… ... more
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  • Ed Willes: It’s time the Lions ‘put a whipping on somebo...
    When first-year offensive coordinator Jarious Jackson installed his offence, he envisioned many things for the B.C. Lions but, mostly, he envisioned a big-play passing attack built around his two dynamic receivers. But, three games into their season, Manny Arceneaux and Bryan Burnham are buried down with the Reginald Begeltons and… ... more
    TheProvince6 days ago
  • Ed Willes: There’s more to the Lions’ problems than just...
    When it comes to communicating his innermost thoughts on the B.C. Lions, Wally Buono isn’t exactly a model of clarity and transparency. And that’s when things are going well. So when his team has been drilled like a molar in back-to-back outings and they’re suddenly facing a quarterback change, you… ... more
    TheProvince6 days ago
  • Jason Botchford: Alex Burrows’ ‘eyes were closed’ when...
    It was Alex Burrows greatest moment and it easily could have been his darkest hour. Long forgotten, and rightfully so, Burrows missed on a penalty shot in the lead up to his dragon-slaying goal, the most important in Canucks history. Then, 24 seconds into that 2011 Game 7 overtime against… ... more
    TheProvince6 days ago
  • Adam Bighill poised to make first appearance at B.C. Place S...
    It will be a homecoming of sorts for Adam Bighill. The veteran linebacker makes his first regular-season appearance at B.C. Place Stadium on Saturday since 2016 when he was with the Lions. But the five-foot-10, 230-pound Bighill is now a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, signing with them in… ... more
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