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3 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

B.C. to start daycare payments to parents as teachers strike talks collapse

In this two-photograph panel, B.C. Education Minister Peter Fassbender, left, and B.C. Teachers' Federation president Jim Iker, right, speak about the teachers' strike during separate news conferences in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday August 31, 2014.

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10 hrs ago | CBC News

Manitoba woman killed in B.C. highway crash

A Manitoba woman in her 60s died in a head-on collision between a car and a pickup truck on a British Columbia highway over the weekend.

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13 hrs ago | Canada.com

Lengthy wait expected for charges in fatal cyclist MVA in Richmond

Richmond resident Christy Mahy, 36, died in a tragic accident while riding a bike on Sea Island on July 30. It could be up to six months before charges are laid in the motor vehicle crash that claimed the life of a cyclist on Sea Island at the end of July.

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17 hrs ago | Coast Reporter

Fatal accident claims young life

An 18-year-old girl from Sechelt died early Saturday morning after the car she was a passenger in crashed into a large tree on Highway 101.

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20 hrs ago | CBC News

Rescued false killer whale 'Chester' moves to bigger pool

Chester, the false killer whale calf found stranded on a Tofino, B.C., beach in July, continues to show signs of improvement and has been moved to a larger pool at the Vancouver Aquarium.

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Yesterday | CBC News

Surrey manhunt continues after sexual assault of 9-year-old

A manhunt continues in Surrey after a nine-year-old girl was lured to a nearby park from her home and sexually assaulted.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

GlobalNews

RCMP arrest three after searching home and finding stolen firearms

Two men and a woman are in custody after RCMP in Nanaimo, B.C., searched a house that had stolen firearms and other property inside.

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Weyburn Review

Raw Video: Tour bus towed after rollover on B.C. highway

A tour bus rolled over on a highway near Merritt, B.C. Friday, leaving 56 people injured -- seven of them critically.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Motor vehicle accident turns fatal on Highway 97

Highway 97 north of Kelowna is currently closed in both directions as a result of a fatal accident that occurred at about 8:30 a.m. Kelowna RCMP are advising motorists to seek an alternative route between Lake Country and Kelowna, which has in turn caused traffic delays now as well on Glenmore Road.

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Canada.com

Bus crash triggered cascading emergency response

Chinese Consulate in Vancouver confirms that many injured on the bus crash on Thursday Aug. 28th 2014 are from China.

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MarketWatch

5 reasons to flee the U.S. for Canada

Canada has the world's best reputation internationally as a place to do business and live for the third consecutive year, according to the latest annual survey of more than 27,000 people around the world by the Reputation Institute, an international corporate advisory firm.

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Mirror.co.uk

Following the footsteps of Rambo in a motorhome holiday across British Colombia's wilderness

Chris Granet meanders through miles and miles of glorious wilderness, the peaks of mountains lost in rain and cloud - the same through which Rambo was chased The short cut had seemed like a good idea at the time, but now it had become all shades of bad.

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The Daily Townsman

American family on tour bus recalls crash

A Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement officer watches as a tour bus that rolled over and crashed on the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, B.C., Thursday, is moved during an investigation at a towing company lot in Kelowna on Friday August 29, 2014.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Canada.com

Christie Blatchford: Accused serial killer's testimony leaves little mystery in murders

Hundreds of women, some camping out overnight, stormed into the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre for the annual retail blowout August, 28, 2014.

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Canada.com

Sobbing driver expresses remorse for high speed crash that killed B.C. mom

A Kelowna, B.C., man has been sentenced to 15 months in jail, one year probation and banned from driving for two years for causing a fatal crash in neighbouring West Kelowna.

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Brandon Sun

RCMP say they have footage of B.C. tour bus crash; speed not factor

The Mounties say a dashboard camera from a tractor-trailer captured a tour bus rollover that injured dozens of people on a B.C. highway and it appears speed is not a factor.

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Canada.com

Six critical, 15 in serious condition after tour bus rolls over on Coquihalla Highway

Six passengers are in critical condition and being transported to nearby hospitals after a tour bus carrying 56 people rolled over about 20 kilometres south of Merritt on the Coquihalla Highway on Thursday afternoon.

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CBC News

Fatal navy plane crash 51 years ago marked by memorial

Lt. Norman Ogden and Lt. Donald Clark died when their jet crashed on Mount Strachan at Cypress Mountain on Nov. 23, 1963.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Castanet.net

Girl abducted, sexually assaulted

Police say a nine-year-old girl was abducted from her bedroom while she slept and sexually assaulted by a man who then left her in a nearby yard in Surrey, B.C. RCMP say the girl's mother called 911 on Wednesday night to say her daughter fled back to her home after the alleged abuser took off.

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InsideHalton.com

Six passengers critically injured in bus rollover

Dozens of people were injured, six of them critically, when a tour bus rolled over Thursday on a mountain highway in British Columbia.

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