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Oil Filter Changes Made easy for your 2007-2009 Mazdaspeed 3 and 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed 6

The GEN2 Mazdaspeed 3 has a lot in common with the Mazdaspeed 6 and the GEN1 Mazdaspeed 3 when referencing the engine and transmission. However, …

Oil & Gas Industry

Copper wire theft cutting out phone service in Spruce Grove

EDMONTON – Residents of Spruce Grove are fed up with their phone service, which has been cutting out since last summer. Telus says copper wire theft …

Trucking

ICBC Claims Management Review | Vehicle Insurance | Insurance

ICBC to be audited after reports some shops inflate repair costs

The B.C. government announced Wednesday it will lead an audit of the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), after reports some auto shops …

Repairs

1972 Volkswagen Puma GT 1600

This Volkswagen Puma GT is #202 of 484 cars produced in 1972 and was acquired by the seller after the car was featured on Bring A Trailer in March of …

The Money Laundering Scam That Turns Drug Cash into Real Estate

We talked to the investigative reporter who uncovered massive problems with organized crime in British Columbia casinos.<p>If you've read a headline about Metro Vancouver recently, chances are it was about drug overdose deaths or super-inflated housing costs. Synthetic opioids like fentanyl continue …

Unusual buyers cleaning up in oil patch deals

There's a new breed of buyer in the oil patch. Or rather, several nontraditional ones and they're having a heyday as publicly traded producers struggle to scrape together financing for deals.<p>The pairing of Torxen Energy, which is anything but a household name, and Schlumberger Ltd., the world's …

Witness the Harrowing Capture of a Wild Sloth for the Black Market

A video follows a sloth from capture in the wild to market, where it is to be sold into the pet or 'selfie' trade.<p>The footage shows a sloth clinging to a treetop in the Peruvian jungle as two men hack at the trunk. As the tree plummets 100 feet down to Earth, the sloth comes with it. The men, …

Wildlife

This Woman Thought She Had a Runny Nose—It Turned out Fluid Was Leaking from Her Brain

<b>The symptoms:</b> A non-stop runny nose<p><b>The doctor:</b> Dr. Satish Govindaraj, an ear, nose and throat specialist at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City<p>Jia …

What Causes Migraines? Scientists Discover Chemical Imbalance That Might Be Behind Severe Headaches

Migraine sufferers who become depressed or anxious during headache spells are not imagining the connection. A new study found that all three …

Forget Twitter wars, Andrew Jackson challenged more than 100 men to duels (but only killed one)

The seventh president was, um, excitable<p>Andrew Jackson, the controversial seventh president of the United States, was notoriously thin-skinned. He …

4 Ways a Traumatic Childhood Affects Adult Relationships

You may already be familiar with some of the ways childhood emotional trauma can impact us as adults. Even if you can't name the aftereffects, you …

'We cannot compete': Canadian oil sands struggling to thrive in US$50 oil world

CALGARY — Canada's oil sands producers are stuck in a rut.<p>The nation's oil firms are retrenching, with large producers planning little or no further …

What Is Synesthesia?

Synesthesia is a neurological condition that causes the brain to process data in the form of several senses at once. For example, a person with …

The Brain

Rental cost of one-bedroom apartment in Vancouver jumps to $2,120

It’s not a treat and it’s no trick either: October’s median asking price for a one-bedroom apartment in Vancouver has climbed up to a scary $2,120 a …

10 Signs You've Made A Mistake And Let The Wrong Person Go

Show of hands: How many of you broke up with someone or split up with someone and think that you may have made a huge mistake? The real question is: …

Here's what happened after North Korea shot down an American plane in 1969

It sounds—and it is—alarming, but it's worth noting we've been here before.<p>On April 15, 1969, North Korean MiG fighter planes shot down an American EC-121 spy plane flying off the coast of the Korean Peninsula (but still over international waters), killing all 31 crew members.<p>President Richard …

SS Athenia, first British ship lost in WW2, 'found off Irish coast'

The first British ship to be sunk during the Second World War is thought to have been found on the sea bed off the coast of Ireland.<p>The transatlantic liner SS Athenia was torpedoed only hours after Britain declared war on Germany, bringing what are believed to be have been the country’s first …

Dining Rooms

Cummins-Powered 1983 AM General M923A

This 1983 AM General M923A is powered by an 855ci inline-six Cummins diesel engine coupled to an Allison 5-speed automatic transmission with …

Car Tech

Oh, Scrap: China, the Biggest Buyer of America’s Trash, Wants No More

With enough of its own, China doesn’t want U.S. scrap, which is ‘backing up right now as we speak’<p>There’s one economic activity the U.S. does better than anyone. We’re world champs in throwing stuff away.<p>We are pretty good at getting other people to buy it, too, at least when it comes to all those …

Sustainability

Norway’s Oil Fund Hits $1 Trillion; Meanwhile, In Alberta..

The two oil-rich jurisdictions take very different approaches to business.<p>Alberta and Norway may be two similar-sized oil jurisdictions, but when it …

Where is ICBC driving with your personal information?

<b>Bob Mackin</b><p>The Insurance Corporation of B.C. has deals to share your personal information with almost 250 government and police agencies, parking, …

Driver fined for distracted driving twice in eight minutes, and six blocks

An out-of-town visitor was pulled over and issued two separate tickets for distracted driving this week — in the span of eight minutes, and just six …

Biography of Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan.The name echoes through the history of Europe and Asia with a drumbeat of horse-hooves, accompanied by the screams of doomed …

L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt dies at 94

PARIS -- Liliane Bettencourt, the L’Oreal cosmetics heiress and the world’s richest woman, has died at her home in a chic Parisian suburb. She was 94.<p>…

Norway to build world’s first tunnel for ships | The Star

COPENHAGEN—Norway plans to build the world’s first tunnel for ships, a 1,700-metre passageway burrowed through a piece of rocky peninsula that will …

Rowing

Pirate Bay 'borrows' visitor CPUs to mine virtual coins

Piracy websites can't really depend on ads, so how do they make money? By using your PC's processor cycles, apparently -- whether you want to or not. Visitors to The Pirate Bay have discovered JavaScript code in the website that 'borrows' your processor for the sake of mining Monero digital coins. …

Burnaby’s Fortinet bulking up to combat brewing cyber threats

International cybersecurity firm Fortinet is on the hunt to hire as many as 1,000 tech experts to fill its newly expanded data hub in Burnaby and …

Vancouver author tells tale of botched million dollar heist

Forty years ago, at 402 West Pender Street, a team of thieves carried out a dramatic robbery of the Vancouver Safety Deposit Vault, a private company.<p>…

Motor Mouth: Making whoopee in cars never goes out of fashion

Much has been made, in this column and others, of Millennials’ resistance to embracing we old fogeys’ love of the automobile. The reasons advanced …