Tag Archives: British Columbia

Victoria-Based AggregateIQ Data Services Denies Link to Facebook Data Scandal

Victoria-Based AggregateIQ Data Services Denies Link to Facebook Data Scandal

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

Facebook
In this March 15, 2013, file photo, a Facebook employee walks past a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jeff Chiu)

VANCOUVER – A small Victoria, B.C.-based tech firm has found itself mired in a privacy scandal unfolding in Europe as it faces accusations that it played a role in influencing Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

AggregateIQ Data Services Ltd. is a digital advertising, web and software development company, according to its website.

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Manitoba Musicians Win at Juno Awards Gala

Manitoba Musicians Win at Juno Awards Gala

Fred Penner
Fred Penner receives a Juno Award for children’s album of the year during a gala in Vancouver on Saturday, March 24, 2018. (JUNOAWARDS.CA)

Manitoba artists won two Juno Awards Saturday night during a gala event in Vancouver.

Children’s entertainer Fred Penner took home the award for children’s album of the year for his latest recording, Hear the Music. The award is Penner’s fourth Juno, including a win for his last release in 2015.

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Jennifer Jones Beats Kerri Einarson to Win Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Jennifer Jones Beats Kerri Einarson to Win Scotties Tournament of Hearts

By Emanuel Sequeira, The Canadian Press

Jennifer Jones
Manitoba, left to right, Shannon Birchard, Jennifer Jones, Jill Officer and Dawn McEwen celebrate their win over the Wild Card team at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Penticton, B.C., on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

PENTICTON, B.C. – Manitoba’s Jennifer Jones has won the Scotties Tournament of Hearts for the sixth time in her career, tying her with Colleen Jones of Nova Scotia for the all-time record.

Jones and her Manitoba rink beat Wild Card Kerri Einarson 8-6 on Sunday in the title draw at the Canadian women’s curling championship at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

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Canadian Space Sleuth Discovers NASA Satellite Not a ‘Piece of Space Junk’

Canadian Space Sleuth Discovers NASA Satellite Not a ‘Piece of Space Junk’

By The Canadian Press

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The IMAGE spacecraft undergoing launch preparations in early 2000. (NASA)

ROBERTS CREEK, B.C. – An amateur astronomer in British Columbia has made a discovery that has gained the attention of NASA.

Scott Tilley, a 47-year-old electrical technologist, sneaks time away from his family when he can to search for spy satellites using radio frequency signals and a contraption of remote control cameras and antennas on the roof of his Roberts Creek home on the Sunshine Coast.

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How to Register to Receive $25 Loblaw Card After Bread Price Fixing Arrangement Admission

How to Register to Receive $25 Loblaw Card After Bread Price Fixing Arrangement Admission

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

Bread
Various brands of bread sit on shelves in a grocery store in Toronto on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ives)

VANCOUVER — Loblaw Companies Ltd. is offering customers a $25 gift card as a goodwill gesture after admitting the company participated in an industry-wide bread price-fixing arrangement.

“This conduct should never have happened,” said Galen G. Weston, CEO, during a conference call with analysts Tuesday.

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Pumpkin Spice? How About a Buffalo Sauce Latte, Asks Tim Hortons

Pumpkin Spice? How About a Buffalo Sauce Latte, Asks Tim Hortons

By The Canadian Press

Tim Hortons Buffalo Sauce Latte
Tim Hortons Buffalo Sauce Latte (HANDOUT)

VANCOUVER – It may be pumpkin spice season, but Tim Hortons is experimenting with a far more bizarre new latte flavour — Buffalo Sauce, in the latest move by restaurants to create buzz-worthy concoctions.

The company says two Buffalo, N.Y.-based restaurants will serve the latte, made with a bold Buffalo sauce flavour and finished off with whipped topping and dusted with zesty Buffalo seasoning.

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Manitoba Firefighters, Equipment Heading to Help Battle British Columbia Wildfires

Manitoba Firefighters, Equipment Heading to Help Battle British Columbia Wildfires

Wildfire
A wildfire burns on a mountain near Ashcroft, B.C., late Friday July 7, 2017. More than 3,000 residents have been evacuated from their homes in central British Columbia. A provincial state of emergency was declared after 56 new wildfires started Friday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Manitoba firefighters are on their way to help battle the wildfires ripping through British Columbia.

Manitoba Sustainable Development said Tuesday a team of 13 trained firefighters, along with 50 pumps are on their way to British Columbia, where officials say more than 200 fires were burning across the province as of Monday.

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Dinosaur Skull Discovering in Northeastern B.C. a First in the Province

Dinosaur Skull Discovering in Northeastern B.C. a First in the Province

By Linda Givetash, The Canadian Press

Dinosaur Skull
A fossil of a dinosaur skull is shown in this June 12, 2017 handout photo. A hiker discovered a fossil of a tyrannosaur mouth near Tumbler Ridge in northeastern B.C. this month. Richard McCrea, director of the Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre says it’s the first dinosaur skull to be found in the province. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Richard McCrea)

TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. – A piece of dinosaur skull unearthed in northeastern British Columbia earlier this month is the first of its kind discovered in the province, an expert says.

The fossilized tyrannosaur skull was found near Tumbler Ridge, in an area that has produced hundreds of dinosaur teeth, bones and footprints since 2001, but until this month had never yielded a skull.

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B.C. SPCA Investigating ‘Absolutely Sickening’ Alleged Abuse of Chickens

B.C. SPCA Investigating ‘Absolutely Sickening’ Alleged Abuse of Chickens

By The Canadian Press

Health Workers
Health workers in full protective gear pick up a killed chicken after they suffocated from carbon dioxide at a wholesale poultry market in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Vincent Yu)

VANCOUVER – Animal advocates say they have opened an investigation into “absolutely sickening” alleged animal abuse by a chicken-catching service in Chilliwack, B.C.

B.C. SPCA spokeswoman Marcie Moriarty says the agency has launched a formal investigation after receiving undercover video that allegedly shows multiple workers throwing, hitting, dismembering and killing the birds, and forcing the animals into violent sexual acts with each other.

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