Tag Archives: British Columbia

Tim Hortons Regulars Launch #NoTimmiesTuesday Over Minimum Wage Response

Tim Hortons Regulars Launch #NoTimmiesTuesday Over Minimum Wage Response

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

Tim Hortons
A Tim Hortons coffee shop in downtown Toronto, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima)

VANCOUVER – Niki Lundquist loves the Earl Grey tea at Tim Hortons so much it’s become a running joke in her Toronto office.

“No one has ever seen me without a Tim Hortons cup in my hand,” said the in-house trade union counsel.

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Ottawa Urged to Consider Environmental Impacts of Legal Marijuana

Ottawa Urged to Consider Environmental Impacts of Legal Marijuana

By Laura Kane, The Canadian Press

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An undated handout photo a purpose-built cannabis greenhouse in Maple Ridge, B.C. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Tantalus Labs)

VANCOUVER – Dan Sutton always assumed cannabis had to be grown indoors.

The former technology professional was new to the marijuana industry in 2012 when he founded Tantalus Labs. The stereotypical image of a large industrial warehouse, with pot plants growing under bright lights and fans, loomed large in his mind.

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Two B.C. Cities Soldier on with Decades-Old Ban on Self-Serve Gas Pumps

Two B.C. Cities Soldier on with Decades-Old Ban on Self-Serve Gas Pumps

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

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VANCOUVER – Two western Canadian cities that mandate gas stations employ attendants to pump fuel are outliers in a nation where most citizens are accustomed to do-it-yourself fill ups.

Richmond and Coquitlam, B.C., have prohibited self-service stations for decades and against multiple waves of industry pushback, including a recent salvo by Chevron Canada Ltd. for Coquitlam to revoke its regulation.

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One Dead, Several Hurt After Vehicle with Manitoba Plates Crashes in B.C.

One Dead, Several Hurt After Vehicle with Manitoba Plates Crashes in B.C.

By The Canadian Press

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REVELSTOKE, B.C. – One person is dead and four others are in hospital after a three-vehicle crash on the Trans-Canada Highway in British Columbia.

RCMP say the collision happened around noon Wednesday when a westbound vehicle with Manitoba licence plates crossed the centre line about 40 kilometres west of Revelstoke.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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