The Province

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 21:43:05 Z
Advocates call for minority judges as figures show 'judiciary of whiteness'
HALIFAX — A study showing a dearth of minority judges in Canada has advocates suggesting the country must seize a unique opportunity to increase racial diversity in a “judiciary of whiteness.” “After many years of saying this ...

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:05:42 Z
Demand for driver’s licences decreasing among B.C.’s young people
We analyzed the numbers to see the effects of the province's graduated licensing program.

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 04:48:10 Z
Vancouver's proposal to tax vacant homes being taken seriously, province vows
B.C.’s finance minister says the provincial government is taking a City of Vancouver proposal to impose a tax on vacant homes seriously, despite the province’s general reluctance to seek solutions to the region’s housing affordabili...

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 02:48:27 Z
Smyth: Clark, Horgan face political showdown over $15 minimum wage
Spurred on by a poll showing three-quarters of British Columbians supporting a heightened minimum wage, John Horgan looks to be gambling that Justin Trudeau's left-ward shift is the way to electoral victory.

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 03:05:53 Z
Eleven Zika cases confirmed in B.C., including four pregnant women
Eleven B.C. residents have acquired travel-related Zika virus in the seven months since public health officials started testing for the mosquito-borne virus.

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:54:33 Z
Charges laid against half-brother in 2013 homicide of Mission teen
Rachel Pernosky’s estranged half-brother has been charged in connection with the Mission teen’s 2013 murder.

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:05:54 Z
Ex-wife of Hells Angels member loses security clearance, feels punished ‘for the actions of someone else’
The women lost her security clearance at the Vancouver International Airport after Transport Canada found out about her ex-husband's criminal ties

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:49:12 Z
Revised Grandview-Woodland density plan calms revolt, but still contains flash points
After years of consultation, the city has released a revised area plan for Grandview-Woodland that again calls for more density, but at a lower level than before.

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:31:01 Z
Chinese bank files suit in B.C. over unpaid $10-million loan
A Chinese bank is suing to freeze and recover the Metro Vancouver property assets of a Chinese citizen who allegedly "fled China" with an unpaid $10-million dollar loan.

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:48:53 Z
U.S. gun-rights proponent shoots her two daughters dead before being killed by police
It's unclear why the girls became their mother's target, but police told the Chronicle that the shooting broke out after a family argument

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:29:02 Z
Christie Blatchford: Canada’s ragged reserves have too few vehicles, little ammo and now, no radios
The army recently took away the old radios because it’s replacing them, but failed to synch the clawback with the acquisition of the new ones

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:49:15 Z
Vancouver girlfriend killer declared a dangerous offender
A Vancouver man with a history of violent offences, including a conviction for killing a girlfriend, has been declared a dangerous offender and ordered jailed indefinitely.

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:49:26 Z
B.C. Liberals call for Elections Act probe into NDP union donation
The B.C. Liberal Party is calling on the province's elections watchdog to investigate more than $300,000 in union political donations it alleges were not properly disclosed by the B.C. NDP.

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:49:38 Z
As home prices climb, taking 30 years to pay off mortgage is becoming new norm in Toronto and Vancouver
They're banned for half of Canada's borrowing public, but loans with 30-year amortizations are becoming the norm for consumers with a down payment of 20% or more

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:49:04 Z
SPCA investigating alleged cruelty at Vancouver poultry processing plant
The B.C. SPCA is investigating a report that a live chicken went through a sanitizing washer at Hallmark Poultry Processors in Vancouver.

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:34:23 Z
Hold a second referendum, British cabinet minister urges as prime minister heads to Brussels
Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, became the first minister to suggest Britain could hold another vote on Brexit, despite the Leave victory last week

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:49:01 Z
Vancouver trucker whose dangerous driving killed family loses appeal
The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld the conviction of a Vancouver trucker whose dangerous driving killed a vacationing California family of four.

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:34:30 Z
She wanted Canada’s veterans treated better and got banned from legion for her troubles
An 82-year-old woman, 82, has been banned from the Royal Canadian Legion for a year after worrying about the treatment of veterans at her Manitoba branch

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:49:56 Z
Officers to testify against ex-B.C. Mountie spokesman accused of sex assault
A three-week trial is expected next year for the RCMP's former chief spokesman in British Columbia charged with a single count of sexual assault.

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 01:48:42 Z
Three Amigos expected to make some real deals on energy, tout North American trade
Climate change will figure prominently, but so will the importance of all three countries working together economically at the Three Amigos summit.

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:12:29 Z
Feeling the Brexit bite: These Canadian sectors are hit hardest by the U.K. vote
The markets are already reacting to this uncertainty, taking a bite out of stocks of companies with big U.K. exposure

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:49:46 Z
Arrest made after threats close Nelson school
A male student has been arrested after threats forced the evacuation of a high school in southeastern British Columbia. Nelson RCMP said they received reports last Thursday about a possible threat to Mount Sentinel Secondary in South Slocan, about 25...

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:07:06 Z
In their own words: The grads of 2016 prepare to launch
After the lockers are emptied, the suit and gowns put away and the diplomas framed, what comes next for B.C.’s latest crop of high school grads?

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:49:46 Z
McParland: Trump’s support base pits white males against the rest of America
Two polls reached different conclusions about Trump's prospects, but even the more favourable of the two found the GOP candidate is trailing among virtually everyone but whites.

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:49:03 Z
Ex-student gets life without parole for suffocating baby to death in trash bag after giving birth at sorority
Prosecutors said Weaver gave birth in a bathroom at the Delta Gamma Theta sorority at Muskingum University then purposefully caused the death of her baby

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:00:12 Z
As the United Kingdom reels from Brexit, Queen Elizabeth keeps silent. But for how long?
The deafening silence is a stark contrast to the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence, when she issued a statement within hours of the results

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:47:46 Z
Rock Creek slow to rebuild after last summer’s devastating wildfire
“That community is still very much shattered. I still hear about it all the time, there are still hardships, resentments."

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:34:00 Z
Volunteers rebuild a family's home in fire-ravaged Westbridge
An unusual partnership between two charitable organizations has made it possible for a young family who lost their home in the Rock Creek fire to rebuild.

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:32:29 Z
B.C. makes second bid to evict homeless people camping at Victoria courthouse
Victoria — The British Columbia government says fire, crime and sanitary conditions at a homeless camp outside the courthouse in Victoria have degenerated since March when the province originally applied for a court injunction to shut it down. ...

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:31:56 Z
B.C. critics of Canada's assisted dying laws to launch new court challenge
VANCOUVER — A 25-year-old British Columbia woman with a degenerative muscle disease is challenging Canada’s physician-assisted dying law just days after it came into force. Julia Lamb of Chilliwack has spinal muscular atrophy and fears he...

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:38:16 Z
Russia harassing U.S. diplomats by reportedly entering their homes, moving furniture and defecating on the carpet
Ever since the 2014 Russian intervention in Ukraine — and ensuing sanctions imposed by the U.S. — the acts of intimidation have increased significantly

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:28:05 Z
‘I just escaped death!’: Singapore Airlines flight catches fire after making emergency landing
A Singapore to Milan flight had to make an emergency landing because the engine was leaking oil — and then the right wing caught fire

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 04:48:16 Z
Vancouverites rally at Kits Beach against 'wasteful' city spending
As a crowd of frustrated citizens gathered to air grievances about Vancouver City Hall, the vibe was decidedly less mellow than one might expect for a sunny Sunday at Kits Beach. Organizers estimated close to 300 were on hand Sunday mo...

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:48:41 Z
Gordon Clark: Latest government move against smokers is so off-colour
Smokers are perhaps the only addicts to whom no one offers much love.

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:43:43 Z
Vancouver Island parrot refuge set to close Aug. 1, hundreds of birds in need of homes
COOMBS — Hundreds of parrots living at a Vancouver Island sanctuary need new homes as an Aug. 1 deadline approaches for the closure of the World Parrot Refuge. Between 450 and 500 parrots, including macaws, cockatoos, lovebirds and conures, are...

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:51:31 Z
Groups fear new paved trail along iconic Jasper-Banff highway will damage habitat
Parks Canada is preparing to go to the public with plans for a $66-million, 107-kilometre bike trail adjacent to the Jasper-Banff highway — one of the country’s most scenic drives. But five environmental groups are already wary of the ide...

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:42:08 Z
‘An emotional roller coaster, curated especially for you’: Museum of Broken Relationships opens in Hollywood
'The museum is a celebration of the fact that everyone’s been through it. It’s comforting that we are all in it together as a human race'

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:37:58 Z
Driving: Helping animals on the road can be deadly
Most drivers will have to make a split-second decision when a creature appears in the roadway. In some cases, the wrong decision can cost a human life.

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:34:54 Z
Sarah Palin celebrates Brexit, praises Britain for rebuffing Europe’s ‘apocalyptic One World Government’
Palin's comments marked a public embrace of a conspiracy theory popularly known as the New World Order — a would-be totalitarian regime ruling the whole globe

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:24:01 Z
BASE jumper who died in Squamish after leaping off Stawamus Chief identified
A 30-year-old man who died after a parachute failure on Sunday has been identified as a former marine from Seattle