Times Colonist Tue, 28 Sep 2021 01:45:34 -0700Interest in RVs surges, putting pressure on inventory
With a continuing ban on leisure travel to the U.S., COVID-testing hassles for those travelling by air and a build-up of cabin fever — not to mention the ability to work from pretty much anywhere — interest in recreational vehicles has hit an all...Tue, 28 Sep 2021 01:15:07 -0700Trapped miners rescued, election outcome poll : In The News for Sept. 28
In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Sept. 28 ...What we are watching in Canada ...More than 24 hours after an incident at a northern...Tue, 28 Sep 2021 01:00:12 -0700B.C. Liberal leadership candidates to participate in campaign's first virtual debate
VICTORIA — Six candidates seeking to become the next leader of the British Columbia Liberal Party will face each other tonight in the campaign's first debate.The Liberal members will elect a new leader Feb. 5 to replace former leader Andrew Wilkins...Tue, 28 Sep 2021 01:00:05 -0700Murder trial for Winnipeg man accused of fatally stabbing toddler to wrap up
WINNIPEG — A jury in Winnipeg is expected to hear closing arguments today in the murder trial for a man accused of fatally stabbing a three-year-old boy in 2019.Daniel Jensen, who is 34, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Hunter S...Tue, 28 Sep 2021 00:42:12 -0700Apartment block explosion in Sweden injures some 20 people
A powerful explosion in an apartment building in the Swedish city of Goteborg on Tuesday injured up to 20 people, three of them seriously, and forced the evacuation of hundreds of people, police and rescue workers said.According to the Swedish news a...Mon, 27 Sep 2021 19:09:45 -0700LA County DA to dismiss 60,000 past marijuana convictions
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón said Monday his office would dismiss roughly 60,000 marijuana convictions. Under the previous DA, Jackie Lacey, the office moved last year to dump 66,000 pot convictions that to...Mon, 27 Sep 2021 17:08:22 -0700GOP blocks bill to keep government going; new try ahead
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators blocked a bill Monday night to keep the government operating and allow federal borrowing, but Democrats aiming to avert a shutdown pledged to try again — at the same time pressing ahead on President Joe Biden...Mon, 27 Sep 2021 17:01:22 -0700B.C.'s police watchdog investigating police actions after fatal crash in Kamloops
KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The province's police watchdog is investigating after a collision between a pickup truck and motorcycle that left one man dead late Sunday evening in Kamloops, B.C.RCMP say in a news release that initial investigation suggests the ...Mon, 27 Sep 2021 16:49:00 -0700230 new COVID cases in Island Health over weekend, three more deaths
The province reported 2,239 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, including 230 in Island Health, which also saw three new deaths.
That’s up from the 1,692 new cases reported the previous weekend, including 204 new cases in Island Health repo...Mon, 27 Sep 2021 16:36:11 -0700Guilty plea for former B.C. social worker accused of stealing money from foster kids
KELOWNA, B.C. — A former British Columbia social worker accused of stealing money from foster children under his care has pleaded guilty in a Kelowna court.The BC Prosecution Service says Robert Riley Saunders pleaded guilty to fraud over $5,000, b...Mon, 27 Sep 2021 16:02:21 -0700North Korea fires short-range missile to sea in latest test
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a short-range missile into the sea early Tuesday, its neighboring countries said, in the latest weapon tests by North Korea that has raised questions about the sincerity of its recent offer for talks with...Mon, 27 Sep 2021 15:54:46 -0700Federal judges: NYC can impose vaccine mandate on teachers
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's largest school district can immediately impose a vaccine mandate on its teachers and other workers, after all, a federal appeals panel decided Monday.The three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Man...Mon, 27 Sep 2021 15:06:46 -0700Sex assault case against Lance Armstrong's son dropped
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas district attorney has rejected a felony sexual assault charge filed earlier this year by Austin police against the son of former cyclist Lance Armstrong. Luke Armstrong was charged in April related to an incident in 201...Mon, 27 Sep 2021 15:03:51 -0700Gas well blowout near Los Angeles leads to $1.8B settlement
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of families sickened and forced from their Los Angeles homes after the nation’s largest-known natural gas leak have reached a $1.8 billion settlement with a utility, attorneys said Monday. The settlement with Southern...Mon, 27 Sep 2021 15:02:26 -0700Indigenous groups in B.C. get mental health funding for residential school survivors
VANCOUVER — Colette Trudeau learned the truth about her family's heritage at age eight, and that's when she began to understand that pretending to be French-Canadian was a way for her great-grandparents to keep their children from being taken away ...Mon, 27 Sep 2021 14:50:20 -0700Goats get loose in Atlanta's tony Buckhead neighborhood
ATLANTA (AP) — A herd of goats brought in to clear weeds got loose Monday, briefly becoming a thorn in the side of Atlanta's tony Buckhead neighborhood.Atlanta police responded after a driver called to report the goats were wandering in the road, n...Mon, 27 Sep 2021 14:47:05 -0700B.C. announces $29 million in funding for women, minorities in the technology sector
VANCOUVER — The B.C. government is teaming up with community partners, spending millions to get more women and minorities into the technology sector. The government, Crown agency Innovate B.C., the Information and Communications Technology Council ...Mon, 27 Sep 2021 14:32:41 -0700Significant amount of money may have been misappropriated: Manitoba Tories
WINNIPEG — Two men have been charged with stealing money from a Progressive Conservative constituency association in Manitoba.Party spokesman Keith Stewart says a significant amount of money may have been misappropriated from the Waverley constitue...Mon, 27 Sep 2021 13:31:00 -0700Man who crashed into hedge in Oak Bay, left in taxi impaired, police say
A man was arrested for impaired driving after he crashed his motorcycle into a hedge in the 400 block of King George Terrace Oak Bay early Saturday, then left the scene in a taxi.
Witnesses told Oak Bay police officers who responded to the 3:10 a...Mon, 27 Sep 2021 13:20:00 -0700Safe-exchange zone set up in front of Nanaimo police station
A community exchange zone has been set up in front of the RCMP station in Nanaimo to provide a safe meeting space for people meeting strangers to buy or sell items advertised online, or parents exchanging custody of children.
The exchange zone at...