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1 hr ago | Lake Cowichan Gazette

Man, 43, arrested for sexual assault on Montrose Avenue

A 43-year-old Abbotsford man has been charged with sexual assault and committing an indecent act following an incident on Saturday.

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5 hrs ago | CBC News

Arsonist sought in 3 downtown Vancouver fires

Vancouver police are searching for an arsonist suspected of setting fire to garbage bins inside the washrooms of three downtown businesses on Sunday afternoon.

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9 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

SkyTrain riders told: Next time, don't flee

SkyTrain passengers stand on a Skytrain car traveling east from Commercial-Broadway station during the afternoon rush in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday July 22, 2014.

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13 hrs ago | Canada.com

Extra help brought in as B.C. firefighters cope with 92 blazes

Before it was the Commonwealth Games, it was the Empire Games, and Vancouver was the site 60 years ago this week.

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Related Topix: Computers, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Weather

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Tri-City News

Vancouver police search for stabbing suspect

Officers say a woman screaming her boyfriend had been stabbed ran off a SkyTrain at Edmonds Station between Burnaby and New Westminster.

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Medical News

Surgical patient safety program significantly reduces cardiac surgical site infections

Study presented at the ACS NSQIP- National Conference reports that evidence-based measures plus an interdisciplinary team approach reduces surgical site infection rates in a high-risk patient population A common postoperative complication after open heart operations-infection at the surgical site-has been reduced by 77 percent at a Canadian ... (more)

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GlobalNews

3 men facing arson charges following fire at remote Pitt Meadows cabin

The hunting cabin at the south end of Pitt Lake at Widgeon Creek was destroyed by flames.

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Prince George Citizen

Abbotsford police search for suspect in alleged sexual assault of woman

A sketch of an alleged sex assault suspect is shown in this undated police handout image.

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Canada.com

Abbotsford police search for sexual assault suspect who attacked woman in a parking lot

The Vancouver Sun launches Wine Critic for your smartphone, tablet and desktop computer, featuring wine picks, tips, videos, advice on food pairings and more from our expert Anthony Gismondi.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Brandon Sun

2 killed in crash of small amphibious plane near Nanaimo on Vancouver Island

Transportation Safety Board spokesman Bill Yearwood says the plane, an "amateur built" Avid amphibious aircraft, crashed on takeoff from the Nanaimo Airport in Cassidy Saturday evening.

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Brandon Sun

B.C liquor board denies booze licence for major music festival in Penticton

British Columbia's Liquor Control and Licensing Branch has denied the Boonstock Music and Arts Festival a liquor license, citing unaddressed safety concerns.

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Brandon Sun

Upcoming heat wave prompts concerns among British Columbia firefighters.

An information officer with the B.C. Wildfire Management Branch, says temperatures are expected to rise again next week, especially in the southern interior, where they could reach the mid-30s.

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Globe and Mail

Agressive black bear shot and killed at Port Coquitlam park

A black bear, like this one, was hunted by conservation officers and tracking dogs at a popular Port Coquitlam park Friday.

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Castanet.net

Crash turns fatal on 97C

At 3:45 p.m. RCMP from the Central Interior Traffic Services unit Merritt, B.C. Ambulance and Merritt Fire Rescue attended to the report of a two vehicle collision on Highway 97C in the west bound lanes on the Loon Lake Hill, west of the Elkhart brake check.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Deadly drunk driving accident nets jail sentence

His leg shaking, Matthew Hamon issued a tearful apology Tuesday for driving drunk and causing an accident that killed his best friend and injured two young women.

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Brandon Sun

Man who had stroke in his bathroom survived on toilet water for seven days

Water from a toilet bowl and thoughts of his family kept a 62-year-old Dawson Creek, B.C., man alive for a week when a stroke left him partially paralyzed on his bathroom floor.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Canada.com

Federal party leaders headed West seeking pipeline advantage

The two major federal opposition leaders are heading west this summer hoping to take advantage of the hostility of many British Columbians for the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline.

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Canada.com

Man dead following Surrey stabbing

B.C. residents generally find public campgrounds clean and secure, but when it comes to the reservation system and user fees, not everyone is a happy camper.

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The Aldergrove Star

Cannon Conflict: Loud blasts fray neighbours' nerves

Ken Howard and his wife Diane Danvers had lived on Downes Road for some 25 years when the first blueberry farm moved in across the road.

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CBC News

Bear shot after charging conservation officer in Port Coquitlam

A conservation officer involved in the search for a bear in Port Coquitlam on Friday morning searches for a missing tracking dog that may have been swatted by the bear.

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