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New Flyer Awarded Contract by Vancouver’s TransLink for Two Electric Buses

New Flyer Awarded Contract by Vancouver’s TransLink for Two Electric Buses

New FlyerWinnipeg-based New Flyer Industries has been awarded a contract by TransLink, the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority in metro Vancouver.

The bus manufacturer will build two forty-foot, zero-emission, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE heavy-duty transit buses as part of the deal.

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Wildfires Have Potential to Add Touch of Smoke to British Columbia Wines

Wildfires Have Potential to Add Touch of Smoke to British Columbia Wines

By Beth Leighton, The Canadian Press

British Columbia Fire
Thick smoke from the BC wildfires is seen over Kalamalka Lake in Vernon B.C. on Monday, August 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett)

VANCOUVER – Winemakers can only hope the scent of smoke that’s in the air across British Columbia from wildfires won’t swirl in the glass once this year’s vintages have been bottled.

Smoke-shrouded grapes can give an ashy, bitter flavour to wine and tests have been developed to help growers assess the quality of their grapes, said researcher Matt Noestheden, a PhD student at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna.

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Comedian Seth Rogen to Voice Announcements on Vancouver Public Transit

Comedian Seth Rogen to Voice Announcements on Vancouver Public Transit

By The Canadian Press

Seth Rogen
Vancouver commuters will soon hear a familiar funnyman’s voice on public transit telling them to keep their bags and dirty shoes off the seats. Canadian actor Seth Rogen poses for a photograph on set during filming of the movie “The Interview” at Robson Square in Vancouver on Friday, November 29, 2013. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

VANCOUVER – Vancouver commuters will soon hear the voice of a familiar funnyman on public transit telling them to keep their bags and dirty shoes off the seats.

Actor and comedian Seth Rogen volunteered to be the guest voice of Metro Vancouver’s transit authority, after the transit provider ditched actor Morgan Freeman’s voice amid controversy.

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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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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

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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Longboard Rider Faces Legal Battle After $598 Ticket for Using Electric Board

Longboard Rider Faces Legal Battle After $598 Ticket for Using Electric Board

By Beth Leighton, The Canadian Press

Boosted Board

VANCOUVER – A Vancouver man has pulled the plug on his electric skateboard after receiving a $598 ticket the first time he took it out on the street.

Daniel Dahlberg said he was riding the longboard, marketed as a Boosted Board, on Friday down a hill in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood when he was pulled over by police.

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