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One person hospitalized following shooting in Oppenheimer Park area

A file photo of Vancouver police, who were on scene Thursday evening at Oppenheimer Park. One person has been hospitalized following a shooting early Thursday evening in the Oppenheimer Park area in Vancouver. Libby Brown, a spokeswoman for B.C. Emergency Health Services, said paramedics were driving past the park for an overdose call when they …

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#ICYMI: Habs visit Montreal Children’s Hospital, don’t expect a snowy Christmas

For those who might not remember the original McKiernan, it was Joe Beef’s tiny, casual sister restaurant right next door, with about 12 tables and a small open kitchen. This well-loved spot had a devoted following, but expanding the more prestigious (and profitable) restaurant eventually made more sense and McKiernan was absorbed into a bigger Joe …

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Multiple dead after plane crashes on Gabriola Island

A twin-engine Piper Aerostar similar to one believed to have gone down on Gabriola Island on Dec. 10, 2019. [PNG Merlin Archive] PNG Several people have died after a plane crashed on the north end of Gabriola Island on Tuesday evening. “It was terrifying,” said Bette Lou Hagen, who lives about 100 metres from where …

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White Rock supporters who bought ‘planks’ thanked by Friends of Pier

The repaired White Rock pier in December 2019. Geoffrey Yue / PNG Close to a year after a windstorm sent boats smashing into the White Rock Pier, causing it to collapse in the centre, supporters gathered to receive certificates of appreciation for their donations to help rebuild the span through a fundraiser organized by Friends …

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Irish Montrealers hold moment of silence to honour unearthed remains

A small group, including Fergus Keyes (director of Montreal Irish Monument Park Foundation), Victor Boyle (president of the Ancient Order of Hibernians) and Donovan King, left to right, gathered at the Black Rock monument in Montreal on Sunday Dec. 8, 2019 to share thoughts and prayers for those who lie buried at the Black Rock …

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Fraser Health wants meeting with society over decision to ban assisted dying

Staff at the Delta Hospice Society’s Irene Thomas facility in Ladner. Nick Procaylo / PNG Fraser Health is seeking a meeting with the newly elected Delta Hospice Society board over its decision to not provide assisted dying at its Ladner facility. In a prepared statement, Fraser Health said it was seeking a meeting to “discuss …

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Accused in alleged B.C. stock-fraud money laundering scheme deny wrongdoing

A property at 1214 Mission Ridge is alleged to have been used to launder money from a $215-million international stock fraud, according to a B.C. Civil Forfeiture Office case filed in B.C. Supreme Court. The 6,000-square-foot home with a pool is owned by Cuatro Cienagas Inversiones Ltd., incorporated in Hong Kong in January 2017 and …

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Early winter has Old Brewery Mission opening overflow shelter a month sooner

An overflow shelter for the homeless set to open for the winter Monday night on the site of the former Royal Victoria Hospital will have 150 beds – up from 82 last year. And because winter came early, the shelter is opening a month earlier than last year. It will remain open through April.Last winter, …

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Vancouver’s Robson Square Ice Rink opens today

Skaters at the Robson Square Ice Rink in downtown Vancouver. Jason Payne / PNG Vancouver’s only outdoor public skating rink opened Saturday at Robson Square. B.C. Minister of Citizens’ Services Selina Robinson said the free skating rink is now open for its 11th season and will remain open until Feb. 29. The government says more …

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