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April 30, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Canadian coroner: 2 shot dead at BC mill

JEREMY HAINSWORT Associated Press VANCOUVER, B.C. — The British Columbia Coroners Service has confirmed two people shot at a lumber mill have died. The victims were among four people shot at a Western Forest Products sawmill in Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island, where a suspect was also arrested. Police have released few details about the shooting, the victims, the suspect…


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July 11, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Ferry hits seaplane dock in Victoria, B.C.

VICTORIA, B.C (AP) — A ferry crushed a seaplane dock in Victoria as it was backing out of its berth Wednesday night in the inner harbor. No one was hurt and no planes or boats were damaged. The ferry Coho continued on its schedule, crossing the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Port Angeles. Officials are investigating…


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November 7, 2012 at 8:26 PM

6.3 earthquake shakes up Western Canada

 The Associated Press VANCOUVER, British Columbia – A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck off the west coast of Canada but no damages have been reported and no tsunami warning has been issued. Natural Resources Canada said the tremor occurred Wednesday night off Vancouver Island in the Pacific ocean, 85 miles (137 kilometers) southwest of Port Alice, British…


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October 11, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Bellingham man accused of Abbotsford, BC, crime

The Associated Press ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — A Canadian man living in Bellingham has been charged with sex offenses involving a teenage girl a decade ago in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Police say 40-year-old Todd Hildebrand is a permanent U.S. resident who was arrested and charged last month in Canada. The Canadian Press reports Constable Ian MacDonald says investigators suspect…


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June 11, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Remember this photo? Love amid the riot? What became of that couple?

Riot police walk in the street as a couple kisses on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, B.C. (Photo by Rich Lam / Getty Images) The Vancouver Sun has written an update on kissing couple photographed last year during the Stanley Cup riots in Vancouver, B.C. Their sudden fame didn’t last, but their relationship…


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April 10, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Korean Airlines jet diverted to Vancouver Island after emergency

The Associated Press COMOX VALLEY, B.C. — A Korean Airlines Boeing 777 has been diverted to a Canadian Forces base on Vancouver Island because of an in-flight emergency. The Canadian Forces says in a news release the flight was traveling from Vancouver International Airport and was diverted at about 5:30 p.m. The military says emergency personnel are securing…


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December 8, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Amtrak's New Year's resolution: a faster train ride home from Vancouver B.C.

For years, unknown thousands of would-be Amtrak Cascades riders between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C., have been deterred by the amount of time spent on border inspections. A scheduled four-hour train ride (if it stays on schedule) is typically slower than a bus. But the administrations of U.S. President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper…


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