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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

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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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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

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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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Manitoba Chef Mandel Hitzer Taking Culinary Skills on Tour

Manitoba Chef Mandel Hitzer Taking Culinary Skills on Tour

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deer + almond founder and head chef Mandel Hitzer (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Renowned Manitoba chef Mandel Hitzer has hit the road to bring his culinary delights to diners in Toronto, Vancouver and Portland, Oregon.

Hitzer is coming off a successful instalment of RAW:Wasagaming, a 24-course pop-up dining experience in Riding Mountain National Park, earlier this fall.

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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

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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

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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

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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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