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- MLA calls for poverty reduction planMichelle Mungall has introduced an economic inclusion and poverty reduction bill to the BC Legislature for the third time.
- Regional district hosts barbecueAs a part of local government awareness week, the RDCK and its 20 person board held a barbecue for the public.
- Burning ban announced in Southeast Fire CentreThese prohibitions are in place due to current weather conditions and the long-range forecast.
- Nelson golf tourney to benefit BC Children’s HospitalEight month old Skye Roulette’s family will tell you the value of BC Children’s Hospital.
- Aimee Beaulieu transition house marks 20 yearsDozens gathered at an open house to recognize two decades of sheltering women and children from violence.
CBC British Columbian
- Vancouver protesters demand action to curb high cost of real estate
More than 100 people rallied at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Sunday afternoon to protest the high cost of housing in Vancouver.
- How to be assertive at work without stepping over the line
Do you struggle with being assertive at work? Workplace psychologist Jennifer Newman has some tips.
- B.C.'s largest wildfire 80 per cent contained
A 25,000 hectare wildfire that had been burning out of control for more than two weeks southwest of Prince George is about 80 per cent contained, the B.C. Wildfire Management Branch reported Sunday.
- Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for the B.C. Interior
Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for several parts of the B.C. Interior including the Cariboo, the Okanagan Valley and the west Kootenays.
- 9 things you can plant right now on your balcony
Do you dream of feasting on fresh food from your garden — but have only a small balcony and little knowledge of gardening? We have the expert for you.
- 10 things hockey players do in the off-season besides golf
Every year around playoff time there are tweets that joke that the "losers" will be able to trade in their sticks for clubs and their pucks for balls and hit the links instead of the arena. Their hockey season is over, so their golf season can start. This made us wonder, is golf the only thing hockey players do in the off-season?
- Lightning take control of East final
The Tampa Bay Lightning stormed into Madison Square Garden on Sunday and defeated the New York Rangers 2-0 to win the pivotal fifth game and take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference Final. Here are three stories from Game 5:
- Cavaliers' OT victory puts Hawks on brink
LeBron James shook off an atrocious shooting start and withstood Atlanta's gritty comeback to record a triple-double, and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of the NBA Finals by beating the Hawks 114-111 in overtime on Sunday night to take a 3-0 series lead.
- Canadians add 6 more medals at canoe sprint world cup
The Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Team added six more medals on Sunday to close out the second stop of the ICF canoe sprint World Cup.
- Patricia Bezzoubenko golden at Canadian rhythmic gymnastics championships
Patricia Bezzoubenko swept gold at the Canadian rhythmic gymnastics championships on Sunday. In doing so, she claimed her third consecutive all-around Canadian senior rhythmic gymnastics title.
- Parties playing game of chicken with federal election debates
Britain’s Iron Lady once said she loved argument and debate. But even Margaret Thatcher would find the clash of views now underway in Canada over the number and manner of the leaders’ debates a little bizarre.
- The ruler and the hero: Do the federal leaders follow common types?
Brands are often built on the strength of familiar archetypes: Nike is the Hero, while Harley Davidson is the quintessential Outlaw. Archetypes can also be seen at work in political advertising, as parties try to set their brands and leaders apart, writes marketing consultant Eric Blais.
- Fixed election date eroding campaign rules, ex-elections chief says
Former chief electoral officer Jean-Pierre Kingsley says a fixed-date election is leading to the erosion of the Canadian political system - and that the recent jockeying over the federal leaders' debates is just one consequence.
- Governor General staying out of Senate residency rules flap
The Governor General is declining to wade into the controversy over Senate residency requirements, rebuffing a series of questions posed by NDP MP Charlie Angus about whether the current appointment process meets constitutional obligations.
- Drunkenness and sexual consent key issues in talk to 'hostile' RMC officer-cadets
The issue of drunkenness and sexual consent was part of a sex-assault prevention educator's lecture to Royal Military College cadets last fall that provoked a hostile response from some of the mostly-male audience.
- BlackBerry lays off unspecified number of employees globally
BlackBerry says it's laying off an unspecified number of employees across its global operations as it makes changes to the operations responsible for making its smartphones.
- Big Oil to Rachel Notley: Bring on a carbon tax
How much has the political landscape in Alberta changed? Big Oil is now pushing for a carbon tax.
- Takata's airbag disaster & Air Canada's carry-on crackdown: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP
From a new report that shows it's getting harder to find steady work, to a survey of Wall Street financiers that paints a picture of an industry that can't seem to clean up its act, it was a busy week in financial news. The CBC's Jacqueline Hansen gets you caught up on the week that was in business news.
- Critics concerned over corporate, foreign buyers of Sask. farmland
The Progressive Conservative Party of Saskatchewan is charging that a survey on who can buy farmland in the province could favour big companies and foreign investors over local people.
- Forget test scores, the future's in learning to think, says Fareed Zakaria
Nobody knows where jobs of future will be and that’s why a liberal education is not such a bad choice, says CNN host and public intellectual Fareed Zakaria.
- 40-pound anorexic turns to crowdfunding for help with medical bills
A California woman suffering from an extreme case of anorexia has turned to crowdfunding to pay the medical bills required to save her life.
- Sniffling and sneezing? New allergy treatments offer some hope
Fortunately for allergy sufferers across the country, there is hope. Scientists are constantly working on new treatments, some of which could change the way we manage allergies and possibly even pave the way for a vaccine.
- Eugene Melnyk, Wagner twins raise crucial awareness for organ donation
Advocates say that high-profile transplant cases, like the Wagner twins or Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk, are a boost to organ donations, raising awareness and potentially encouraging others to become donors.
- Thalidomide survivor calls annual pensions 'monumental'
"I'm glad. I'm elated," said Paul Murphy, a thalidomide survivor in Selkirk, Man., after hearing the federal government's announcement Friday that he and other survivors will receive annual pensions, in addition to lump sum payments announced earlier this year.
- Ebola cadavers concealed, spread disease on public transit in Guinea
Relatives of Ebola victims are transporting their bodies on public transportation in Guinea, seating the corpses upright between other passengers to skirt health controls and contributing to the spread of the deadly disease here, authorities said.
Arts & Entertainment
- Comedian Anne Meara, mother of Ben Stiller, dead at 85
Actress Anne Meara, who gained fame as half of the comedy team Stiller & Meara and went on to star in TV and film, has died. She was 85.
- Cannes Film Festival: Dheepan wins Palme d'Or
Jacques Audiard's immigrant drama Dheepan has won the Palme d'Or, the top honour of the Cannes Film Festival.
- Beautiful Mind mathematician John Nash killed in car wreck
John Nash, the Nobel Prize winner who inspired the film A Beautiful Mind, has been killed in a car accident along with his wife in New Jersey. He was 86.
- Nickelback: should Canadian pride outweigh Aussie derision?
Will an Australian police poster seeking Nickelback's arrest for 'crimes against music' be the catalyst it takes to get Canadians to embrace the widely-mocked band as a national treasure?
- Sweden wins 60th Eurovision Song Contest
Sweden beat Russia to win the 60th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, an event described by organizers as beyond politics but marred by boos for the Russian that were apparently prompted by the Ukraine conflict and the Kremlin's anti-gay policies.