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- Nelson skies clear after rainSmoky skies advisory and campfire ban have both been lifted in the Kootenays after precipitation chased off record-breaking smoke.
- Kootenay fundraiser benefits Peruvian schoolgirlsNelson’s Nathan Beninger has spent nearly a decade developing an education-focused shelter for impoverished girls in the Andes.
- ICBC may hike basic insurance rate 6.7 per centSoaring injury costs to drive up basic premiums at B.C.'s public auto insurer
- Kaslo to name street after Aya HigashiThe Village of Kaslo will name a street after Aya Higashi, the last resident who came there as a result of the Japanese Canadian internment.
- Forest fire season winding down in B.C.Campfires are allowed in most areas as the Labour Day weekend approaches, most evacuation alerts lifted
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- Man's lawsuit for wrongful sex assault conviction opens in B.C. Supreme Court
Ivan Henry's lawyer claims Crown and police hid crucial evidence that could have exonerated Henry of the sexual assaults for which he spent 27 years in prison.
- Vancouver Hope in Shadows homeless initiative inspires UK project
For more than a decade, the Hope in Shadows calendar has given people in the Downtown Eastside not just employment, but also a voice. Now, the idea is catching on in the UK.
- ICBC rates could climb 6.7% because of fraud, spike in claims
ICBC says a spike in injury claims and fraud will likely force it to increase basic auto insurance rates this October by as much as 6.7 per cent.
- B.C.'s coastal windstorm by the numbers
Half a million BC Hydro customers lost power in the weekend storm. Falling trees and branches crushed cars and snarled traffic
- Why mushroom pickers are making search and rescue volunteers angry
It's one thing to get lost in the wild picking mushrooms, but to do it twice, and nearly one year to the exact day? Terrace Search and Rescue says it's irresponsible and frustrating.
- Bouchard advances to Round 2 at U.S. Open
Eugenie Bouchard has advanced to round 2 at the U.S. open after defeating American Alison Riske in straight sets.
- Jays ownership would "love" to keep GM Anthopoulos past 2015
The ownership of the Toronto Blue Jays said Monday it would "love" to keep general manager Alex Anthopoulos and has been in discussions about extending his contract.
- Canada's Raonic wins opener at U.S. Open
Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont. advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open with a 6-4, 7-6 (8), 6-1 win over Tim Smyczek of the United States. Raonic, the 10th seed, was tested early in the match.
- Quarterback battle done: Redskins choose Kirk Cousins over RG3
The Washington Redskins have made a quarterback change: Kirk Cousins will be the starter this season, not Robert Griffin III.
- Mauro Biello, interim Impact coach, aims to inject confidence
Mauro Biello has the Montreal Impact in his blood and wants to inject that local pride and enthusiasm into the fading team. Biello was named interim head coach when Frank Klopas was fired early Sunday morning after a 2-1 defeat in Toronto.
- Harper becomes label averse as GDP numbers could indicate technical recession
Where Stephen Harper seemed to be a big fan of repeatedly pounding home the politically charged deficit word with Justin Trudeau, he now has become label averse when it comes to describing Canada's overall economy and possible technical recession.
- Stephen Harper spotted at Rogers Centre for Blue Jays practice
Conservative Leader Stephen Harper seems like the latest to jump on the ever-growing Toronto Blue Jays bandwagon. He was spotted at the team's practice Monday evening.
- Harper goes to bat for 'typical' family earning $120K per year
Opposition parties claim Conservative Leader Stephen Harper is only looking out for the rich — when he defines a "typical" family as one earning $120,000 a year.
- Poll Tracker: Margin narrows again in 3-way race
After a blip that gave the NDP a commanding lead, the contest is back to a three-way race. And one poll suggests who is capturing voters' attention, and what effect it is having on the campaign.
- Stephen Harper seen as better than Rachel Notley for Alberta, poll suggests
Most Albertans believe federal Conservative Leader Stephen Harper is a better defender of Alberta's interests than Premier Rachel Notley, according to a new poll, amid increasing pessimism about the province's economy.
- Bankruptcies and insolvencies up 10% in June compared to previous year
Insolvencies by both consumers and businesses were up 10 per cent in June, compared with the year earlier month, according to a report from Statistics Canada.
- Saskatchewan expects $292M deficit due to fires, oil price collapse
After projecting a surplus in the spring budget, the Saskatchewan government now says it's expecting a $292-million deficit.
- Potential Hydro-Quebec deal won't impact province, Paul Davis says
Premier Paul Davis says a potential deal between Hydro-Quebec and a New England energy company won't hurt Newfoundland and Labrador's prospects of selling power generated by Muskrat Falls.
- TSX ends rough August with a thud
August is shaping up to be the cruelest month in stock markets this year, with stocks in Europe and Asia down more than 10 per cent since the beginning of the month and the TSX down 4.8 per cent.
- Canadian Jeep Cherokee SUVs part of windshield wiper recall
Fiat Chrysler is recalling 206,668 Jeep Cherokee SUVs because the windshield wipers can stop working unexpectedly.
- Manitoba researcher defends assisted-death panel
The chair of an outside group established to report on the contentious issue of doctor-assisted death is defending his panel's independence as it embarks on a research tour in Europe.
- Ebola experts go to Sierra Leone's north to investigate case, start vaccine trial
Ebola experts are in Sierra Leone's Kambia district investigating a case that emerged less than a week after the country's last known patient was discharged from a hospital, a World Health Organization says.
- Canadian Medical Association divests of fossil fuels
'It's probably the clearest way that Canada's doctors can say, look, climate change is a health issue and we need to do something about it now,' says Dr. Courtney Howard of Yellowknife, who presented the motion.
- Oliver Sacks was a hero of mine
Oliver Sacks excelled at making complicated medicine accessible for lay people, a goal of my own life work. He just did it better.
- Tainted blood victim wants N.W.T. government to cover $150K Hep C drug
An Inuvik man says the Northwest Territories' health system is denying him a prescription treatment that can cure the Hepatitis C virus he was infected with while undergoing a routine blood transfusion at the Inuvik hospital in the 1980s.
Arts & Entertainment
- Saskatchewan boy lands role alongside Leonardo DiCaprio
Crews called a Saskatchewan boy to audition in Calgary for a role in 'The Revenant' earlier this summer. In four minutes, he was cast to play Leonardo DiCaprio's son.
- SpongeBob musical to feature songs by John Legend, David Bowie, Lady Antebellum
There's a SpongeBob musical in the works but the music is no kiddie stuff. Nickelodeon said Monday it will produce the world premiere of The SpongeBob Musical in Chicago next summer, packed with original songs by hitmakers.
- Sharon and Bram to host musical memorial for Lois
A tribute concert celebrating the life of children's entertainer Lois Lilienstein of Sharon, Lois & Bram will feature selections from the trio's beloved songbook.
- Barack Obama to visit Running Wild with Bear Grylls in Alaska
U.S. President Barack Obama is set to venture into the Alaskan wilderness for a special episode of survivalist reality show Running Wild with Bear Grylls.
- Kyle Jean-Baptiste, Broadway's first black Jean Valjean, dies in fall
Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables on Broadway has died after falling from a fire escape, according to a show spokesman. He was 21.