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B.C. Attorney General Doesn’t Name Drake, But Says Casino Rules Apply to All

B.C. Attorney General Doesn’t Name Drake, But Says Casino Rules Apply to All

By The Canadian Press

Drake
Drake performs at the Staples Center on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. A Vancouver casino says it “categorically” stands against racism after Drake accused it of “profiling” him. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Invision/AP-Richard Shotwell)

VICTORIA – New rules to fight money laundering at provincial casinos will apply universally, British Columbia’s attorney general says.

David Eby said Monday he can’t comment on private issues that occur in casinos, but stresses there are no exceptions to rules requiring gamblers to disclose sources of cash deposits of more than $10,000.

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Puppies Stranded on Cliff in B.C. Find ‘Forever’ Homes with Rescue Crew Members

Puppies Stranded on Cliff in B.C. Find ‘Forever’ Homes with Rescue Crew Members

By The Canadian Press

St. Bernard Dog
A St. Bernard-cross puppy is seen in this undated handout photo. Two St. Bernard-cross puppies who spent four days on a cliff in a rural area of British Columbia’s Fraser Valley have landed what the local SPCA branch manager says are their best possible forever homes. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Adrian Walton)

MISSION, B.C. – Two St. Bernard-cross puppies who spent four days on a cliff in a rural area of British Columbia’s Fraser Valley have landed what the local SPCA branch manager says are their best possible forever homes.

Krista Shaw of the Mission SPCA says two of the search-and-rescue crew members who found the 16-week-old dogs on the side of the cliff have been selected to adopt them.

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B.C. Casino Accused of ‘Profiling’ Drake Says It Stands Against Racism

B.C. Casino Accused of ‘Profiling’ Drake Says It Stands Against Racism

By The Canadian Press

Drake
Drake performs at the Staples Center on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. A Vancouver casino says it “categorically” stands against racism after Drake accused it of “profiling” him. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Invision/AP-Richard Shotwell)

VANCOUVER – A Vancouver casino says it “categorically” stands against racism after Drake accused it of “profiling” him.

In a post on Instagram, the Toronto rapper called Parq Vancouver “the worst run business” he has ever witnessed.

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Winnipeg Police, Partner Law Enforcement Dismantle Cross-Provincial Drug Network

Winnipeg Police, Partner Law Enforcement Dismantle Cross-Provincial Drug Network

Project Riverbank Seizure
From left to right: Winnipeg police Chief Danny Smyth, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen, Mayor Brian Bowman, RCMP ‘D’ Division Assistant Commissioner Scott Kolody, and Winnipeg police Inspector Max Waddell, show off items seized as part of Project Riverbank, Thursday, November 1, 2018. (RCMP)

A 10-month-long investigation by Winnipeg police and partner law enforcement agencies in western Canada has resulted in a $2.7 million seizure of drugs, vehicles and cash.

Project Riverbank dismantled an inter-provincial drug network made up of methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, and ketamine.

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Puppies Stranded for Days on B.C. Cliff Rescued After Woman Sounds Alarm

Puppies Stranded for Days on B.C. Cliff Rescued After Woman Sounds Alarm

By The Canadian Press

St. Bernard-Cross Puppy
A St. Bernard-cross puppy is seen in this undated handout photo. Two St. Bernard-cross puppies are safe and warm after being rescued from the side of a cliff in a rural area of British Columbia’s Fraser Valley, east of Vancouver. A search and rescue team plucked the 16-week-old female pups from the cliff on Sunday, four days after a resident said she heard dogs howling from somewhere in the bush near her home. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Adrian Walton)

MISSION, B.C. – Two St. Bernard-cross puppies are safe and warm after being rescued from the side of a cliff in a rural area of British Columbia’s Fraser Valley, east of Vancouver.

A search and rescue team plucked the 16-week-old female pups from the cliff on Sunday, four days after a resident said she heard dogs howling from somewhere in the bush near her home.

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Health Officials Investigate Salmonella Outbreak That May Be Linked to Cucumbers

Health Officials Investigate Salmonella Outbreak That May Be Linked to Cucumbers

By The Canadian Press

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VANCOUVER – The Public Health Agency of Canada says an investigation is underway into an outbreak of salmonella infections involving five provinces, mostly in western Canada.

The agency says on its website that the source of the outbreak has not been identified yet, although many of the people who became sick reported eating cucumbers.

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RCMP Raid Two Pot Shops, Seize Product and Issue Tickets on Vancouver Island

RCMP Raid Two Pot Shops, Seize Product and Issue Tickets on Vancouver Island

By The Canadian Press

Marijuana Raid
Cannabis Care, an unlicensed cannabis dispensary in St. John’s N.L. was raided by the RNC and inspectors from the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corp on Thursday, October 18, 2018. The downtown store which opened earlier this year was not approved to legally sell cannabis. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly)

PORT ALBERNI, B.C. – The managers of two pot shops on Vancouver Island where police seized thousands of dollars worth of marijuana say the British Columbia government failed them by only approving one store in the province before legalization as raids were reported on both ends of the country.

The RCMP say they entered the Port Alberni Cannabis Club at around 11 a.m. Wednesday, before visiting Leaf Compassion Cannabis Dispensary around 2 p.m., and found both stores were open without provincial licences.

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