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New Westminster Jeopardy! champion felt like Rocky after three-day win streak

After three days on top of the trivia world, New Westminster’s Ali Hasan saw his run as Jeopardy! champion come to a close on Friday night.<p>Fittingly, …

New Westminster

Kim Bolan: Air India bombing victims honoured at emotional Stanley Park memorial

Ranbir Bhinder recalled Saturday how his entire family was “shattered” by the 1985 Air India bombing that left his pilot brother Satwinder …

India

Google Street View images capture Metro Vancouver’s homeless crisis

Local not-for-profit RainCity Housing has launched a new campaign aimed at raising awareness of the need for affordable and social housing in …

Housing

What causes the ‘plink, plink’ sound of a dripping tap? Scientists finally know … and how to stop it

Researchers at the University of Cambridge used high-tech gadgets to solve the mystery behind the sound and it's all a bit counter-intuitive<p>There’s …

University of Cambridge

Pakistan Taliban choose religious scholar to replace Fazlullah

Their spokeman conceded for the first time that Mullah Fazlullah was killed in the drone attack in Afghanistan's Kunar province<p>DERA ISMAIL KHAN, …

Pakistan

European leaders to hold ‘informal talks’ ahead of summit to discuss solutions on migration crisis

Ironically, the tough talk comes as migrant entries drop. The U.N.'s refugee agency says that around 80,000 people are expected to arrive by sea this …

Europe

Why are we programmed to think meat is for men?

Laura Brehaut: In considering the masculine prerogative to eat meat and understanding the cultural forces at play, we can better understand what’s …

Feminism

He’s still hot on the speakers circuit. So how exactly did Bill Clinton dodge the #MeToo movement?

Clinton has a record of sexual misconduct on a level that would sink nearly any other male public figure. How is he still in good public graces in …

Bill Clinton

Ed Willes: Canucks compile enough draft talent to be optimistic about the future

In the aftermath of the weekend festivities in Dallas, here’s an interesting question to ponder:Who, would you say, is the NHL’s best drafting team …

Ice Hockey

Former hostage Joshua Boyle to stand trial next spring on assault, harassment charges next spring

Boyle faces 19 charges, including two counts of sexual assault, criminal harassment, administering a noxious substance, common assault and uttering …

Toronto

Steve Ewen: Giants have three players picked in NHL Draft

The Vancouver Giants had more players selected in this year’s NHL Draft than they had in the past four drafts combined.The idea that the Giants are …

Ice Hockey

Philadelphia 4, Whitecaps 0: Caps fail miserably trying to be Union-busters

If the Vancouver Whitecaps needed a reminder that their World Cup break was over, the Philadelphia Union provided it Saturday.The Eastern Conference …

Ice Hockey

Dolan scores hat trick, Americans down Canada 42-17 in rugby test match

HALIFAX — Cam Dolan scored three tries as the United States downed Canada 42-17 to take home the Can-Am Cup in a rugby test match Saturday.<p>Nate …

Glasgow Warriors

The beautiful game gets a boost of science from analytics at World Cup

It may not look it watching Saudi Arabia play, but there’s a whole lot of analytics being applied on those Russian pitches during the World Cup.<p>It’s …

Rio Olympics

First Nation community not giving up on search for three missing fishermen

A B.C. First Nation community is not giving up hope on finding three men whose boat capsized off Duffin Cove in Tofino more than a week …

Whale Watching

R.J. Barrett awaits his coronation as basketball’s King of the North

There will be a new king in the Game of Zones that is the Barrett Clan’s household, but the ‘air’ apparent will have to wait to be the new King of …

Basketball

Steve Ewen: Penticton defenceman Tychonick leads way for BCHL at NHL Entry Draft

The BCHL tied a league record Saturday when it had seven players selected in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft in Dallas.The NHL went to its current …

Ice Hockey

Jason Botchford: Canucks pass on Wise pick, select Madden in third round at NHL draft

<b>DALLAS —</b> You just knew the Canucks weren’t getting through this weekend without a little controversy.Vancouver’s biggest draft lovers were getting …

Canadian Hockey

Jason Botchford: Canucks come away from Dallas draft satisfied with defensive depth

<b>DALLAS —</b> The Vancouver Canucks swear this wasn’t part of a master plan.But if last year was the their attempt to fix the offence at the NHL entry …

NHL

CRA scammers ‘exceedingly adept at manipulation,’ says Vancouver victim

You are accused of lying on your tax forms, the police are on their way to arrest you, and it’s likely you will spend some time in jail.<p>It sounds …

Identity Theft

Bob Lenarduzzi: Iran, Portugal preparing for crucial Monday showdown at World Cup

The final round of games in Groups A and B are set for Monday, with the top two teams from each crossing over to play each other in the knockout …

Soccer

Gwendolyn Landolt: TWU decision shows Supreme Court of Canada has become a social engineer

In 2012, Trinity Western University, a Christian university in Langley, announced its plan to open a law school. The Law Societies of B.C., Ontario …

Human Rights

Jason Botchford: Canucks take a ‘flyer’ drafting defensive-minded defenceman Jett Woo

<b>DALLAS —</b> It probably says something good about Canada that Jett Woo only recently became aware of how few players of Chinese descent have been …

Ice Hockey

Jogger says US held her for two weeks after accidental White Rock border crossing

BLAINE, Wash. — A 19-year-old woman who travelled from France to Canada to visit her mother in British Columbia says U.S. officials detained her for …

Immigration

Jumper Nettey aiming to use Jerome meet as springboard to breakthrough

Surrey long jumper Christabel Nettey hopes to use this week’s Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic as a launching pad into a …

IAAF World Championships

Mike Smyth: Eby set to tackle ‘mind-blowing’ money laundering in B.C.

British Columbians should prepare for a “mind-blowing” experience when David Eby releases a bombshell report this week on the extent and scale of …

Corruption

Holland America cruise ship with norovirus outbreak stops in Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report an outbreak of norovirus on a cruise ship in Alaska.<p>KTOO public media …

Norovirus

Makeover: A new look for the trip of a lifetime

Sonia Langford, 73, is packing her camera and travelling to Greece for two months.<p>Sonia’s has straight and medium textured hair. It feels heavy and …

Makeup

Fred Lee’s Social Network: Bill Reid Anniversary Gala

<b>NATIVE SON:</b> Ranked among Canada’s finest and celebrated artists, <b>Bill Reid’s</b> influence and body of work can be found throughout the province and …

Body Modification