Times Colonist

Tue, 21 May 2019 21:43:53 -0700
Trudeau's action plan on climate change brings B.C. politician out of retirement
KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Justin Trudeau and the Liberal party's commitment and action plan on climate change has brought one former British Columbia politician out of retirement and back into the arena.At his nomination event Tuesday for the riding of Kaml...

Tue, 21 May 2019 20:35:00 -0700
Stolen jewels recovered, two suspects arrested
Victoria police arrested a man and a woman Sunday after they allegedly stole over $6,000 worth of jewelry in a break-and-enter at a Fisgard Avenue building. Police found the suspects in a suite in the same building where the break-in occurred. A ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 19:11:00 -0700
Victoria receiving $15.3M for infrastructure upgrades to guard against climate change
Victoria is receiving over $15.3 million in federal funds to make its underground infrastructure better able to withstand weather events caused by climate change and natural disasters like earthquakes. The money, from the Disaster Mitigation and ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 18:34:00 -0700
Horse-carriage firms threaten to sue
Victoria’s horse-drawn carriage companies say they will take legal action seeking “millions of dollars in damages” if the city moves to ban their operations. “What is not right is when somebody comes forward with their own principles and ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 18:11:00 -0700
Man charged with arson following fire at Evergreen Terrace housing complex
Charges have been in laid in relation to a fire at the Evergreen Terrace housing complex on Blanshard Street last Friday. Police were called around 4 a.m. to respond to a dispute in the housing complex on Blanshard Street between Bay Street and H...

Tue, 21 May 2019 17:47:35 -0700
Federal government to buy two more Arctic ships from Irving to prevent layoffs
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to announce Wednesday that the federal government is buying two more Arctic patrol ships on the top of the six it has already ordered from Halifax-based Irving Shipbuilding.However, unlike the firs...

Tue, 21 May 2019 17:43:57 -0700
RCMP: body recovered from Great Slave Lake is one of three missing snowmobilers
YELLOWKNIFE — Mounties say a body that was spotted in Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories last week has been recovered, and has been confirmed to be one of three missing snowmobilers.Police had already suspended the search for the trio ov...

Tue, 21 May 2019 16:31:00 -0700
Woman pushed off 12-metre cliff into Thetis Lake, police seek culprit
A 29-year-old woman was injured after being pushed over a 12-metre cliff into the waters of Thetis Lake, and West Shore RCMP are looking for the culprit. It happened Sunday around 3:30 p.m., when the woman was hiking near the first beach cliff fa...

Tue, 21 May 2019 14:54:33 -0700
Convictions that have led to consecutive murder sentences in Canada
CALGARY — Edward Downey was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 50 years for the 2016 killing of a Calgary mother and her young daughter.He joins a list of multiple murderers who have been sentenced to serve mo...

Tue, 21 May 2019 14:50:34 -0700
Business Highlights
___US delay to Huawei ban gives tech sector time to adjustWASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is delaying some restrictions on technology sales to Chinese powerhouse Huawei. The U.S. says it's to ease the blow on Huawei smartphone owners and smalle...

Tue, 21 May 2019 14:50:34 -0700
Tesla reduces prices on Models S and X amid stock slump
DETROIT — Tesla has reduced the prices of its two most expensive models, raising concerns about fading interest in its cars and whether the company can generate enough cash to pay all the bills.On Monday, Tesla cut $3,000 from the price of the Mode...

Tue, 21 May 2019 14:37:22 -0700
Deputy shoots knife-wielding man outside South Dakota jail
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Authorities say a man was shot outside of a South Dakota jail after he charged at officers with a knife.Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead says authorities responded to gunshots just after 3 p.m. Tuesday.Milstead says a depu...

Tue, 21 May 2019 14:27:38 -0700
Oregon hunts for bodies at ex-asylum seen in 'Cuckoo's Nest'
SALEM, Ore. — Oregon will use ground-penetrating radar to search for bodies buried on the campus of a now-defunct psychiatric hospital where the movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" was filmed before a developer builds housing on the land.The fa...

Tue, 21 May 2019 13:47:06 -0700
Oman author Joka Alharthi wins Booker International Prize
LONDON — An author from Oman has won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for "Celestial Bodies," the story of three sisters and of a desert country confronting its slave-owning past and a complex modern world.Jokha Alharthi, the first Ar...

Tue, 21 May 2019 13:37:33 -0700
Surrey, B.C., man is accused of fraud and impersonating police officer
SURREY, B.C. — Charges have been laid against a Surrey, B.C., man who is accused of impersonating a police officer in an attempt to obtain money from an elderly couple.RCMP say they received a report of a man posing as an undercover police officer ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 13:37:08 -0700
Madonna perfects her off-key Eurovision act online
JERUSALEM — The Queen of Pop has cleaned up her act.After her much-panned performance in the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv on Saturday, Madonna's official YouTube channel released a noticeably touched-up version.Music critics and others weigh...

Tue, 21 May 2019 13:36:38 -0700
"Big Bang Theory" finale gets galactic ratings to win week
LOS ANGELES — In its last blast, "The Big Bang Theory" topped the TV ratings by a light-year.The back-to-back, two-episode finale of the nerdy CBS comedy's 12-season run drew 18.5 million live viewers Thursday night to easily win the week, the Niel...

Tue, 21 May 2019 13:34:40 -0700
California Senate OKs bill creating special pot banks
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Shut out of the traditional banking system by federal laws, the country's largest legal marijuana market in California could benefit if the state approves a measure creating a special class of banks to handle pot money.The stat...

Tue, 21 May 2019 13:21:13 -0700
Judge delays sentence for 'The Bachelor' star in Iowa crash
INDEPENDENCE, Iowa — A judge has delayed sentencing for former "The Bachelor" star Chris Soules for leaving the scene of a fatal 2017 accident.The decision comes after Judge Andrea Dryer ruled Tuesday that she will disregard letters from the deceas...

Tue, 21 May 2019 12:56:53 -0700
Vancouver police officer charged with dangerous driving for incident last year
VANCOUVER — A Vancouver police officer has been charged with dangerous driving causing bodily harm.The BC Prosecution Service says Const. Luke Bokenfohr was on duty and driving a police vehicle on May 18, 2018.It says the case was investigated by t...

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