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B.C. wildfires 2018: Residents near Burns Lake dig in to protect homes

Some residents south of Burns Lake ordered evacuated because of aggressive wildfires continue to dig in to protect their homes and properties but may …

Wildfires

J.J. Adams: Caps need to shake the Earthquakes to keep playoff berth within reach

Sitting three points shy of the playoff cutoff line with nine games to play, the Vancouver Whitecaps haven’t hit the panic button — yet.<p>But, heck, a …

Vancouver Whitecaps

After 55 years, Coliseum staffer is retiring, sort of

Vern Frick, who was born before rock ‘n’ roll and admits he didn’t really care for it, has probably been to more rock concerts than you have, …

Smoke war: Spokane and Grand Forks plan duelling fan fests

Two cities, two countries, both smoke-filled.Residents of one city find a way to have a little fun with the haze: let’s get a bunch of fans …

Spokane

'It's a delicate situation:' Wildfire in Kent District burns on doorstep of farmland

<b>AGASSIZ</b> — Ash falling from the sky covered the front of Sam Dueck’s car as it sat parked on the road while he assembled a portable fire …

Wildfires

Ben Kuzma: Awe insists life in the CFL more physical, punishing than some believe

When Micah Awe was asked what he learned from his brief NFL experiences — and how they could benefit the B.C. Lions’ outside linebacker — he came to …

Municipalities ask for changes to controversial B.C. speculation tax

Municipalities and regional districts across B.C. are asking the provincial government to leave it up to them to decide whether to opt in or out of …

Canada

'Cube house' on Vancouver's Point Grey Road sold for $7.65 million

A cube-shaped house on Vancouver’s tony Point Grey Road which had raised some eyebrows due to its ultra-modern design has been sold.The …

Real Estate

Slight shaking felt in Port Hardy during magnitude 4.8 quake

Some north Vancouver Island residents woke up to a “lightly felt” earthquake early Tuesday morning.<p>Natural Resources Canada says the magnitude 4.8 …

Ben Kuzma: Awe's rocky road back to Lions included eye-opening Uber, Amazon gigs

This is what you need to know about Micah Awe.<p>The well-spoken outside linebacker, who on Monday returned to the B.C. Lions with a new contract after …

Theatre review: A drag musical for the whole family

<b>Pageant</b><b>When:</b> To Sept. 8<b>Where:</b> GO Studios, 112 E. 3rd Ave. Vancouver<b>Tickets & Info:</b> $25; pageantvanpremiere.brownpapertickets.comOnce upon a time …

Monte Carlo

Vancouver man convicted of distracted driving after cellphone defence fails

A Vancouver motorist who transferred his cellphone from the seat beside him into his pocket has been convicted of distracted driving.<p>The incident …

Former Vancouver police officer sentenced to 20 months after kissing girl, woman

The Crown prosecution service says a former Vancouver police detective who worked on the force’s counter-exploitation unit has been sentenced to 20 …

Crime

Ontario university strips former prof's emeritus status after 'abhorrent' posts

An Ontario university has stripped a former professor of an honorary title after he wrote social media posts about Indigenous people that the school …

Canada

Vancouver Police contemplate new rules for cops who smoke pot

Canadian cops will go from cracking down on cannabis to being potential consumers as of the Oct. 17 legalization date, which has police agencies …

Cannabis

Surrey resident wants 'old-growth' trees saved from redevelopment

A Surrey resident who says the city may have already lost up to 10,000 trees to redevelopment this year wants to save a stand of cedars that includes …

Donald Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen, who says he arranged payments for porn star, pleads guilty to all federal charges

NEW YORK — Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and “fixer,” pleaded guilty Tuesday to campaign-finance violations and …

Donald Trump

Happy together: Andrews and Sinclair work well as the words and music at The Nat

There are Mazda Miatas with more space in the front seats than Don Andrews and Taylor Sinclair have in their work area at Nat Bailey Stadium.<p>Andrews …

Mentoring

Andrew Cohen: How Trump turned Philip Roth into a prophet

On Oct. 5, 2004, a month before President George W. Bush was re-elected, Philip Roth published <i>The Plot Against America</i>. On the brown cover was a …

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty of 8 counts; mistrial on 10

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Latest on the Paul Manafort trial (all times local):<p>4:40 p.m.<p>Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been found guilty …

Paul Manafort

Social media, digital photography allow millennials to flock to birdwatching

VANCOUVER — Yousif Attia wasn’t exactly a typical teenager. He had always been fascinated by birds, and he wanted to participate in a local Christmas …

'Take this one seriously': Hurricane Lane, packing 150 mph winds, is barrelling towards Hawaii

Hurricane Lane, a Category 4 storm, is expected to make a dangerously close encounter with the Hawaiian Islands over the next several days.<p>Although …

Sinclair gets the C's games at The Nat in tune

Taylor Sinclair got into playing music at sporting events by accident or by incident, depending on how you look at it.<p>Sinclair, 27, handles …

Lacrosse

Surrey police seeking second suspect after car crashed into home, caught fire

One man has been arrested and another is still being sought after a speeding vehicle crashed into a Surrey home on Monday and briefly caught …

Surrey

Quebec man dies after mixing four cans of Four Loko, a Smirnoff cooler and two acetaminophen pills

MONTREAL — A Quebec coroner says a man’s death last December was caused by the combination of cold medication and four cans of a sugary high-alcohol …

Team Canada's Little League World Series game against Puerto Rico postponed

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Canada will have to wait another day to see if it can continue its dramatic run at the Little League World Series.<p>An elimination …

Mischievous magpie goes on low-key rampage in Banff skate shop

Alfred Hitchcock would be proud of a feathered fiend who wandered into a skate and snowboard store in Banff on Saturday.<p>In a video making the rounds …

Banff

Police seeking tips on one year anniversary of Surrey homicide

The family of a teen killed in Surrey one year ago is pleading for help finding his killers.<p>Tanner Krupa, 19, was found dead in an alleyway on Aug. …

Colorado man charged with murder says wife killed daughters

DENVER — The father of two young girls found submerged in oil tanks after being missing for days told authorities his pregnant wife killed the …