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Ski Program for Indigenous Youth Expanding to Manitoba

Ski Program for Indigenous Youth Expanding to Manitoba

By Colette Derworiz, The Canadian Press

Spirit North Program
Participants in the Spirit North program are shown in a handout photo. The program, run by former Canadian Olympian Beckie Scott in Alberta and B.C., is for Indigenous youth to use sports and play to improve social and economic outcomes. It’s expanding to Saskatchewan and Manitoba in 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Spirit North)

EDMONTON – A charity that runs cross-country ski programs for Indigenous youth is expanding across Western Canada.

Spirit North, which was founded in 2009, started in four First Nation communities in northern Alberta to improve the health and well being of Indigenous youth through outdoor sport and play.

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Vancouver Gets First Licensed Pot Shop as B.C. Lags Behind Other Provinces

Vancouver Gets First Licensed Pot Shop as B.C. Lags Behind Other Provinces

By Laura Kane, The Canadian Press

Maria Petrucci - Mike Babins
Maria Petrucci and Mike Babins, married co-founders of Evergreen Cannabis in Vancouver, are pictured in a handout photo taken at the store on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Stephen Lebovits)

VANCOUVER – A licensed marijuana store is set to open in Vancouver as the number of legal pot shops in British Columbia still lags behind other provinces.

Evergreen Cannabis owner Mike Babins said the store received its provincial licence this week and plans to open its doors on Saturday.

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Scheifele Scores Late, Brossoit Makes 40 Saves as Jets Blank Canucks 1-0

Scheifele Scores Late, Brossoit Makes 40 Saves as Jets Blank Canucks 1-0

By Jim Morris, The Canadian Press

Tyler Myers - Laurent Brossoit
Winnipeg Jets defenceman Tyler Myers (57) stops Vancouver Canucks centre Jay Beagle (83) from getting a shot on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Laurent Brossoit (30) during second-period NHL action at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

VANCOUVER – Laurent Brossoit’s first career shutout happened in the right building.

Brossoit stopped 40 shots at Rogers Arena and Mark Scheifele scored the only goal as the Jets defeated the Vancouver Canucks 1-0.

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Pizza Shared with Media Camped Outside Vancouver Home of Huawei CFO

Pizza Shared with Media Camped Outside Vancouver Home of Huawei CFO

By The Canadian Press

Huawei Pizza Delivery
A pizza delivery man delivers pizza to the media after being instructed to do so by people inside of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou’s home in Vancouver on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

VANCOUVER – A pizza delivery to the Vancouver home of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou turned into an offer of lunch on Wednesday for members of the media camped outside.

When six pizzas were delivered to Meng’s house the delivery driver was instructed to take four of them to reporters and photographers who were stationed on the sidewalk.

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Cows Can Be Pessimistic and It Affects Their Ability to Cope with Stress: Study

Cows Can Be Pessimistic and It Affects Their Ability to Cope with Stress: Study

By The Canadian Press

Dairy Cows
Dairy cows walk in a pasture at Nicomekl Farms, in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, August 30, 2018. New research from the University of British Columbia suggests dairy cows show personality traits like pessimism and optimism from a young age and their inherent outlook can predict their ability to cope with stress. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

VANCOUVER – New research from the University of British Columbia suggests dairy cows show personality traits like pessimism and optimism from a young age and their inherent outlook can predict their ability to cope with stress.

Benjamin Lecorps, a PhD student in the animal welfare program, says the study has implications for animal welfare and suggests some commonalities between the human and animal worlds.

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Bear Cub, Rescued Near Mother’s Body, Dies Unexpectedly in Wildlife Refuge

Bear Cub, Rescued Near Mother’s Body, Dies Unexpectedly in Wildlife Refuge

By The Canadian Press

Black Bear Cub
An orphaned black bear cub rescued near Tofino, B.C. is shown in a handout photo. A bear cub that was rescued near his mother’s dead body in Tofino, B.C., has died unexpectedly at a wildlife refuge. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Tofino Whale Centre-Jennifer Steven)

TOFINO, B.C. – A British Columbia wildlife refuge says staff are upset and shocked after a bear cub that was rescued near his mother’s dead body this spring died unexpectedly in his enclosure.

The bear named Malcolm was asphyxiated after getting his head stuck in a small rope handle attached to a plastic buoy, the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre says in a statement on Monday.

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Vancouver Garden Where Hungry Otter Gobbled Expensive Koi Set to Reopen

Vancouver Garden Where Hungry Otter Gobbled Expensive Koi Set to Reopen

By The Canadian Press

Otter
An otter is seen behind a tree in the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, in Vancouver in a recent handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Sadie Brown,)

VANCOUVER – A tranquil garden in Vancouver where a crafty otter has devoured about 10 expensive koi is set to reopen this morning.

Dr. Sun-Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden closed last Friday after the river otter moved into a pond and began feasting on the carp.

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Unions Block Trucks at Canada Post Depot in B.C. to Protest Back-to-Work Bill

Unions Block Trucks at Canada Post Depot in B.C. to Protest Back-to-Work Bill

By The Canadian Press

Canada Post
Idle Canada Post trucks sit in the parking lot of the Saint-Laurent sorting facility in Montreal as rotating strikes hit the area on Thursday, November 15, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

OTTAWA – Canada Post employees have been legislated back to work after more than five weeks of rotating strikes, but that isn’t stopping their brethren from picking up picket signs to support them — and once again slowing the mail in the process.

Just after the federal government passed a law this week forcing an end to strikes by Canadian Union of Postal Workers members, the union warned that other unions could act out in response.

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