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Meng Wanzhou Alleges Her Constitutional Rights Were Breached by RCMP, CBSA

Meng Wanzhou Alleges Her Constitutional Rights Were Breached by RCMP, CBSA

By Amy Smart, The Canadian Press

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Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, who is out on bail and remains under partial house arrest after she was detained Dec. 1 at the behest of American authorities, leaves her home to attend a court appearance regarding her bail conditions, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

VANCOUVER — The defence team for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou has filed a notice of civil claim alleging “serious violations” of her constitutional rights, accusing officers of detaining and questioning her for three hours before notifying her of her arrest.

The suit filed with the B.C. Supreme Court on Friday is against members of the Canadian Border Services Agency, the RCMP and the federal government.

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Woman Wrongfully Held in Hospital for Almost One Year Without Court Order: Judge

Woman Wrongfully Held in Hospital for Almost One Year Without Court Order: Judge

By Amy Smart, The Canadian Press

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VANCOUVER — A woman’s rights were violated when she was held in hospital for almost a year without being given written reasons for the detention or an opportunity for legal advice, a British Columbia Supreme Court judge has ruled.

In a ruling released this week, Justice Lisa Warren describes the 39-year-old woman as “highly vulnerable,” who suffers from cognitive impairments, mental health issues and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

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Now 10 Cases of Measles Diagnosed in B.C. Outbreak, Vaccinations Way Up

Now 10 Cases of Measles Diagnosed in B.C. Outbreak, Vaccinations Way Up

By The Canadian Press

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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

VANCOUVER — Two new cases of measles have been diagnosed in the Vancouver area for a total of 10 illnesses as health officials say they’re concerned they can’t find the source of one of the infections.

Vancouver Coastal medical health officer Dr. Althea Hayden says nine of the cases are clearly associated with schools that were at the centre of the original outbreak this month, but they don’t know where the other person contracted the disease.

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‘Not Anything the Crew Did:’ TSB Says Fatal Train Derailment Started on Its Own

‘Not Anything the Crew Did:’ TSB Says Fatal Train Derailment Started on Its Own

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press

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A train derailment is shown near Field, B.C., Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. A union representative says a Canadian Pacific freight train fell more than 60 metres from a bridge near the Alberta-British Columbia boundary in a derailment that killed three crew members. The westbound freight jumped the tracks Monday at about 1 a.m. near Field, B.C. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY — A Canadian Pacific freight train parked on a frigid night in the Rocky Mountains began to move on its own before a derailment that killed three workers and sent 99 grain cars and two locomotives hurling off the track.

The Transportation Safety Board says the westbound train had been parked on a grade with its air brakes applied for two hours near Field, B.C., just west of the Alberta-B.C. boundary, when it started rolling. The handbrakes were never applied.

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CP Rail Confirms 3 Crew Members Die in B.C. Grain Car Derailment

CP Rail Confirms 3 Crew Members Die in B.C. Grain Car Derailment

By The Canadian Press

CP Train Derailment
A train derailment is shown near Field, B.C., Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. A union representative says a Canadian Pacific freight train fell more than 60 metres from a bridge near the Alberta-British Columbia boundary in a derailment that killed three crew members. The westbound freight jumped the tracks Monday at about 1 a.m. near Field, B.C. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

FIELD, B.C. — A Canadian Pacific freight train fell more than 60 metres from a bridge near the Alberta-British Columbia boundary in a derailment that killed three crew members, a union representative said Monday.

The westbound freight jumped the tracks at about 1 a.m. near Field, B.C.

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U.S. Formally Requests Meng Wanzhou’s Extradition, Case Back in Court on March 6

U.S. Formally Requests Meng Wanzhou’s Extradition, Case Back in Court on March 6

By The Canadian Press

Meng Wanzhou
Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, right, arrives at a parole office with a member of her private security detail in Vancouver, on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

VANCOUVER — The Canadian government has received a formal request for the extradition of a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies as a judge in Vancouver agreed to a minor change in Meng Wanzhou’s bail conditions.

If a judge commits Meng for extradition, Justice Minister David Lametti would ultimately determine whether she would be extradited to the United States to face charges of bank fraud, wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit both.

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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

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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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