- B.C. cities split on steering future to Uber or reformed taxisCommunities 'held hostage' and 'begging for change' from new transportation technology, UBCM hears
- 'Poverty is not just about homelessness'Nelson at its Best presented some local economic statistics to city council this week.
- Nelson police board will recover legal fees from convicted officerThe city paid Drew Turner's legal fees during his assault trial.
- City committee ponders campground housingNelson's housing committee will recommend that 12 sites be kept open all winter.
- Castlegar seeks funding for airport studyCastlegar wants the Regional District of Central Kootenay to contribute to the $260,000 cost of a study of the Castlegar airport.
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- Thousands of homes without power in the Fraser Valley
BC Hydro says more than 55,000 customers were without power by 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.
- Kevin Addison guilty of 1st-degree murder in Nanaimo mill shootings
Kevin Addison has been found guilty on two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder in the 2014 shootings at the Western Forest Products Mill in Nanaimo.
- B.C. families on income assistance get to keep EI maternity benefits
The B.C. government has decided to stop clawing back some EI benefits from families on income assistance, after a Sooke family launched a human rights complaint earlier this year.
- Giant LNG project proposed for B.C. not yet a done deal
The federal government's approval of the Pacific NorthWest LNG proposed $36-billion natural gas liquefaction facility and pipeline project was met with joy and anger in B.C. But it's not yet a done deal.
- Berries, human food enticing East Kootenay grizzlies to their deaths
A University of Alberta study says human development plus an abundance of fruit in the East Kootenay region of B.C. is creating a death trap for grizzly populations.
- Is popping the question at a sporting event a bad call?
Asking someone to marry you can be one of life's most nerve-wracking moments - now imagine it's in front of a stadium full of people. Check out some proposals that happened at sporting events that didn't quite go according to plan.
- Who is Blue Jays' best option as wild-card starter?
If the Major League Baseball season ended Wednesday, the Toronto Blue Jays would finish atop the AL wild-card standings and host a winner-take-all playoff game on Oct. 4. In that scenario, which of their starting pitchers is most deserving of getting the call?
- 'Pudgy, basement-dwelling, irritants with pissy beer' are fightin' words
The Europeans are doing a little damage control after a colourful, humourous and crude essay written by team member Danny Willett's brother, about his excitement for the Ryder Cup and disdain for American golf fans creating what promises to be a partisan crowd at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn.
- Pete Rose appeals to Hall of Fame for eligibility
Pete Rose is appealing directly to baseball's Hall of Fame to restore his eligibility, arguing the lifetime ban he agreed to in 1989 was never intended to keep him out of Cooperstown.
- Rex Ryan, ace reporter? Asks Pats' Edelman if he'll play QB
Add another reporter to the NFL beat: Rex Ryan. Introducing himself as "Walt Patulski from The Buffalo News," the Bills coach popped in during a conference call New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman was holding with reporters in the team's media room.
- Premiers send Trudeau letter demanding meeting on health care
So far unable to secure a meeting with the prime minister on the future of federal funding for health care, provincial and territorial premiers have written to Justin Trudeau to demand that he commit to a meeting with them before the First Ministers' meeting on climate change this fall.
- Uncle Sam urges U.S. expats in Canada to vote in presidential election
A trickle of American citizens registered to vote for November's presidential election on Wednesday, as Uncle Sam offered advice on doing so outside the newly flag-festooned U.S. consulate in downtown Toronto.
- LNG project approval won't mean green light for other pipelines, Jim Carr says
The government's approval of a controversial gas pipeline in B.C. responds to a global "thirst" for Canada's natural resources, but it shouldn't be read as a likely green light for other energy projects, says Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr.
- Andrew Scheer enters Conservative leadership race
Saskatchewan MP Andrew Scheer has made it official: he's filed his papers and paid his first $25,000 registration fee to run for the leadership of the Conservative Party.
- #TrumpWon the debate? Legitimate polls show otherwise
Donald Trump has claimed victory in Monday's presidential debate with Hillary Clinton, using online "polls" as his evidence. The only problem is those polls are bunk, and the legitimate polls show Clinton won comfortably.
- Laurentian Bank to cut 300 jobs
The Montreal-based bank says the majority of job posts being cut will not be through layoffs, but through attrition.
- TSX and loonie higher as oil climbs on OPEC deal
An agreement by OPEC to cut oil production helped push oil prices, along with the loonie and the S&P/TSX Composite Index, higher on Wednesday.
- Oil surges 6% on OPEC agreement, but analysts skeptical of sustained rally
Oil prices jumped as much as six per cent on Wednesday after OPEC sources told Reuters the group has reached a deal to limit crude output.
- Deutsche Bank shares stabilize as unit sale raises cash
Investor concerns over Deutsche Bank's financial stability appeared to ease Wednesday after Germany's biggest lender said it had struck a deal to sell a subsidiary and stressed it was not seeking government help.
- Baby boomers flock to reno the home as adult kids need more space in the nest
Aging Canadian homeowners are increasingly deciding to stay where they are and renovate instead, especially since more adult children are still living under their roof.
- Zika outbreak: Miami-Dade releases 5 positive mosquito trap locations
Outbreak zone now extends through much of Miami Beach
- Staring at mobile phones strains necks, chiropractors warn
Chiropractors in Windsor-Essex are sounding the alarm over "text neck" which comes after repeatedly turning your head down. Just the pressure from that action alone could put nearly 30 kilograms of pressure on your spine.
- B.C. clinic's free heroin enables addicts to 'have a meaningful life again,' co-ordinator says
Providence Crosstown Clinic in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside gives free heroin to longtime addicts. It's a controversial program, and the clinic's research co-ordinator admits they're enabling addicts. "We are enabling them to have a meaningful life again."
- In California's farm belt, 'pesticide drift' has residents worried about their health
In California's farm belt, "pesticide drift" means danger is in the wind. Residents want new laws to protect half a million children who go to school near fields sprayed with pesticides
- Millions of Canadians don't have to be told if health information breached
The personal health information of hundreds of patients is breached every year, but most Canadians live in provinces where health-care providers don't have to tell victims or privacy watchdogs.
Arts & Entertainment
- Muslim journalist Noor Tagouri poses in a hijab for Playboy
Muslim journalist Noor Tagouri posed in a hijab for the October issue of Playboy, becoming the first woman to do so in the history of the magazine.
- Court bans publication of Pippa Middleton's hacked iCloud photos
A British judge on Wednesday banned the publication of stolen photographs of Pippa Middleton after allegations that 3,000 personal images were taken in a hacking attack on her iCloud account
- Once jailed for fraud, Garth Drabinsky is planning a comeback on Broadway
Garth Drabinsky, the storied Canadian producer once imprisoned for fraud, is planning his Broadway comeback, with a new production of 'Madame Sousatzka' which will premiere in Toronto in February 2017.
- National Arts Centre raising $25M to fund new works
Think of it as venture capital for the arts world: that's what the NAC says about its new $25 million fundraising campaign, which is designed to support established artists to create bold and adventurous new work.
- Trump, Clinton set U.S. television record for debate audience
The first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump drew 84 million U.S. television viewers, a record for such an event and numbers rarely seen on TV in the age of digital streaming and social media.