Western Canada

Tilikum Trainer Had to be Pulled From Jaws

<i>Updated at 3:38 p.m.</i><p>Officials say trainers had to coax an aggressive whale into a smaller pool and use a platform to lift it out of the water before …

SeaWorld

City to end free parking for disabled: Councillor wants more accessible stalls

Changes to the city’s parking enforcement system is ending free parking for disabled drivers in any on-street spot, but one councillor says it is the …

Edmonton

‘I just never felt so much pain in my life’: Grande Prairie woman attacked by pit bull

<b>Warning: Some of these images are graphic.</b><p>A Grande Prairie woman received more than 100 stitches after she was attacked by a pit bull on June …

Canada

STOCK Golf Column: Long drivers reveal their secrets to distance

Leading off this week’s column with, as promised, Part 2 on how to hit longer.“You need speed,” begins Greg McGarry, head pro at the Glendale. “I’m …

Golf

Parents urged to apply for $1,200 B.C. education grant

Photo ShutterstockParents and guardians of eligible children are reminded that a deadline is fast approaching to sign up for the $1,200 B.C. Training …

College & University

Can landlords ban you from smoking marijuana? It depends on the province

Recreational cannabis will be legal in Canada on Oct. 17, but renters in some provinces might not have the right to smoke or cultivate it in their …

Cannabis

Charges pending after cyclist injured when he tried to hang onto motorcycle

A 47-year-old bicyclist was taken to hospital with a head injury after he decided to hang onto a friend's motorcycle while going down the Broadway …

Saskatoon

Blood Tribe seeks massive land claim in Federal Court

In the Blood Tribe's oral history, there is the story of Blood Clot.<p>He was swallowed whole by an animal and escaped by slicing its belly open with a …

Canada

Fear grows beyond the border

The chaos isn't just in the Southwest. Increased highway checkpoints and workplace raids away from borders are alarming advocates for immigrants. The …

U.S. Politics

ALIENS and SPACESHIPS have been Spotted in Ancient Cave Paintings

Alien and UFOs were noticed in historic cave works of art allegedly. They provide weight to a theory that superior aliens frequented human …

Paranormal

42 Chinese Takeout Fake-Out Recipes

Skip the takeout line at your favorite restaurant and make these easy Chinese recipes at home. With less sodium and zero MSG, your wallet and your …

Food & Dining

TOP 10 Heli-Ski Destinations in North America

From weekend escapes for beginners to week long expeditions for seasoned pros, the best destinations on the continent for taking flight.<p>Let’s say for …

Skiing

Trudeau Says He Will Consider Retaliating Against U.S. Over Tariff

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday he would consider retaliatory measures in response to the U.S. imposing a 20% tariff on lumber imports from its northern neighbor.<p>Mr. Trudeau said in a letter to the premier of British Columbia that he would "seriously and carefully" review the …

Canada

Edmonton Oilers were a winner at entry draft, says NHL insider

This in from NHL insider Kevin Allen of <i>USA Today</i>, the Edmonton Oilers being one of the winners on draft day in the National Hockey League: <b>“</b>They …

Canadian Hockey

Parents stranded in Japan granted Canadian visas for adopted children

Five Canadian families have been granted visas to return home with their newly adopted babies, after being stuck in Japan for weeks due to a bureaucratic impasse.<p>Ryan Hoag of Coquitlam, B.C., says he received a notice from the Canadian embassy in Manila on Friday night confirming that his …

Canadian News

Rob Shaw: NDP dig in for long and painful fight on speculation tax

VICTORIA — B.C.’s New Democrat government ended the spring session of the legislature thinking the worst was over when it came to the painful launch …

Canadian News

Serial speeder clocked going 138 km/hr in 90 zone - Surrey Now-Leader

Paul Bennett was ‘a champion for the sport,’ team manager says<p>Pickton was convicted in December 2007 of six counts of second degree murder<p>Moms Stop …

Vancouver

Recapping the Vancouver Canucks' 2018 draft

Nathan CaddellIn recent years, the NHL Entry Draft has been the most exciting part of the Vancouver Canucks season. Sure, October always starts with …

NHL

'It's offensive to Ukrainians': Russian vodka brand pulled from Alberta liquor stores

A Russian vodka called Hammer + Sickle will no longer be imported into Alberta after the Ukrainian Canadian Congress raised concerns about its …

Edmonton

Meghan Markle’s disgraced dad feels ‘frozen out’ by Palace after TV interview

Meghan Markle’s father Thomas believes he’s being frozen out of her life by the royals after his explosive TV tell-all interview, according to The …

Edmonton

Oysters, Olympics, Ocean liners and Outbreaks

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), federal and state health authorities, along with Canadian public health officials, are investigating</b> …

Public Health

How a Pacific Northwest Glacier and the Ocean Made an Incredible Clay

Off the western coast of British Columbia, at the base of a glacier, right where it meets the ocean, deposits of glacial-marine clay sit between the …

Skin Care

'Hot Dog Water' gimmick grabbing world’s attention

Vancouver artist is getting headlines for selling a product with totally made up benefits

Hot Dogs

Oprah snaps up USD$8 million island getaway

<b>A company linked to Oprah Winfrey has snapped up a scenic, 16ha getaway on Orcas Island in Washington state for US$8.275m, according to property</b> …

Real Estate

10 BEST VANCOUVER HIKES

With so many trails to choose from in the lower mainland, you’ve got lots of options for your hiking plans. If you’re new to the area, visiting for …

Hiking

B.C. cook brought in as temporary foreign worker wins $32K in back pay

The B.C. Employment Standards tribunal has ordered an Indian restaurant in Surrey, B.C., to pay $32,702 in unpaid wages and interest to a cook …

British Columbia

Growth of low-cost airlines giving boost to Canada’s biggest secondary airports

MONTREAL — Formerly sleepy secondary airports in Canada’s two busiest air markets are in for a new lease on life thanks to the rise of discount …

Flying

Industrial land shortage looms as Abbotsford's farmland exclusion request denied

The Agricultural Land Commission’s recent decision denying the City of Abbotsford’s request to remove almost 200 hectares from the agricultural land …

Canadian News

Moosejaw Keeps Its Balance—and Cool— in Walmart’s Embrace

How to marry the advantages of a giant with the swagger of the young brands it gobbled up<p>When Walmart acquired Moosejaw in 2017, the edgy outdoor retailer tweeted: “Don’t worry. The Moosejaw Madness—and most importantly—the folks that bring it aren’t going anywhere.” A second tweet said, “Only now …

Moose Jaw

Migration Of The Packraft: From Alaska to British Columbia, Big Adventure Awaits - Mountain Life

words :: Cameron Fenton<p>In 1982, Alaskan adventurer Dick Griffith smuggled a secret weapon to the inaugural Alaska Wilderness Classic – a …

British Columbia