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B.C. Election 2020: NDP promise rent freeze next year, $400 rebate

Article content continued He also criticized the B.C. Liberals and suggestions that B.C.’s speculation tax be scrapped, though it affects less than one per cent of British Columbians. “This puts money into our budget that we can spend on housing for people who want to live here,” said Horgan. “It never seems to me to …

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Langley RCMP issue alert about man exposing himself

Article content The Langley RCMP is seeking the assistance of the public with an investigation into several indecent acts that occurred in the Langley area. On Sept. 21, between the hours of 2 and 4 p.m., RCMP received reports of a man exposing himself to women in the downtown area of Langley City. The following …

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Montreal weather: Aside from that whole pandemic thing, it’s a nice day

Article content Environment Canada is forecasting a daytime high of 23 degrees on Thursday with a humidex of 25. There’ll be a mix of sun and clouds during the day, which will give way to cloudy skies at night. The overnight low is expected to be 10 degrees. Don’t forget to submit your photos of …

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Man arrested after smashing glass doors, chasing women around condo lobby

Article content Victoria police arrested a man after he used a hammer to smash the glass doors of an upscale condo building in downtown Victoria on Thursday, and chased three women in the lobby. A woman called 911 about 7 a.m. to report that a man in the 700-block of Herald Street was acting in …

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Meng Wanzhou’s lawyers in court seeking confidential documents

Article content continued “They involve claims of solicitor-client privilege, litigation privilege, and I think there’s one document that’s subject to public interest privilege.” Some of the documents have been wholly withheld, with the defence only seeing a brief descriptor of the document, such as the parties involved in an email communication and the date of …

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Best terms, bad deal: Secretive condo insurance price model may be boosting rates

Article content continued • Thus, all the insurance companies get paid the highest rate, regardless of their own lower bid. And that drives up the cost of the policy. The Condo Home Owners Association of B.C. issued its own report on escalating insurance rates in June, and it highlighted best terms pricing as well, saying …

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Coronavirus live updates: Hospitalizations, ICU admissions on the rise in Quebec

Article content continued Read our full story. 11:55 a.m. No mask exemptions without a valid medical reason: Quebec College of Physicians Quebec’s College of Physicians is reminding its members that doctors’ notes allowing individuals not to wear face masks only be issued for valid medical reasons. Read our full story. 11:30 a.m. Updated charts: Quebec …

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COVID-19: Outbreak detected at St. Paul’s Hospital NICU

Article content An outbreak of COVID-19 has been detected in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at St. Paul’s Hospital. Vancouver Coastal Health declared the outbreak in a bulletin that was last updated at 3:28 p.m on Thursday. The bulletin indicates that restrictions have been imposed. The NICU provides neonatal services to premature infants, ill …

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Focus on 50-square-kilometre sector as search for Martin Carpentier enters seventh day

Article content Acting on information gleaned from the public, the Sûreté du Québec on Tuesday embarked on the seventh day of its manhunt for Martin Carpentier in a 50-square-kilometre sector of dense woods in the area of Saint-Apollinaire, west of Lévis. The vast search area includes the stretch of forest where Carpentier’s daughters, Romy, 6, …

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COVID-19: B.C. health officials reopening care homes to visitations

Article content continued Of the 174 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in B.C., 122 have been residents of long-term care or acute care facilities. There are currently 32,000 residents in long-term care. The easing of visitation restrictions does not apply to acute care units in hospitals. While care home visitors must don personal protective equipment and …

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