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Kenneth Fenton was drinking before crash that claimed life of RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett: Crown

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Kenneth Fenton was drinking before crash that claimed life of RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett: Crown

The man who pleaded guilty to two criminal counts in the death of RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett in Langford in April 2016 is in court on Wednesday for sentencing.In May 2017, 29-year-old Kenneth Fenton pleaded guilty to impaired driving causing death and dangerous driving causing death after the pickup truck he was driving on April…

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West Kelowna neighbour saves the day

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West Kelowna neighbour saves the day

The quick actions of a neighbour likely saved a West Kelowna home from going up in flames.West Kelowna fire crews were called to a home in the 1200 block of Pettman Road late Wednesday morning after a neighbour saw flames and smoke coming from a deck.The neighbour called 911 and proceeded to put out the…

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Canada day citizenship ceremony to welcome 101 newcomers in Winnipeg

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Canada day citizenship ceremony to welcome 101 newcomers in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG — Canada is turning 150 years old and to celebrate, federal officials are visiting Winnipeg to give 101 newcomers their Canadian citizenship papers.Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen will be on hand to welcome the newcomers as Canadians at a special citizenship ceremony at Investors Group Field Saturday.The celebration is just one…

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Vancouver Canucks announce Trent Cull as new head coach of Utica Comets

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Vancouver Canucks announce Trent Cull as new head coach of Utica Comets

VANCOUVER – Trent Cull has been named head coach of the Utica Comets, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks.He replaces Travis Green, who was promoted to head coach of the Canucks.READ MORE: Canucks get 5th overall pick at 2017 NHL Draft Lottery Story continues below Cull becomes the second Head Coach in Comets…

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Steve Ashton to run for leadership of Manitoba NDP

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Steve Ashton to run for leadership of Manitoba NDP

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba New Democrat leadership race is about to get a second candidate.Steve Ashton, a longtime former cabinet minister, confirmed Tuesday night he is throwing his hat in the ring for the opposition party leadership that will be decided Sept. 16.READ MORE: Steve Ashton not ruling out run at NDP leadershipHe said the…

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Fire breaks out at Langley auto dealership

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Fire breaks out at Langley auto dealership

Highway 10 is closed in both directions in Langley this morning after a suspicious fire broke out at an auto dealership.Crews remain on scene at the Vancouver Auto Liquidation store on 203 Street and the Langley ByPass.The fire appears to have broken out around 2:40 a.m. but the cause is still under investigation. When crews…

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Historic Quinsam Hotel in Campbell River goes up in flames

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Historic Quinsam Hotel in Campbell River goes up in flames

Fire devastated a historic hotel in Campbell River overnight.The Quinsam Hotel and pub, believed to be about 70 years old, suffered extensive damage.Witnesses tell Global News the fire broke out just before midnight and hours later fire crews could not keep the flames from spreading throughout the building.Everyone inside the building at the time made…

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Plea for help to find man thought lost in back country north of Squamish

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Plea for help to find man thought lost in back country north of Squamish

Friends and family of a missing 18-year-old man are making a desperate plea for help finding him.Nile Sinnes was last seen at his home in Squamish on June 18, and is believed to have disappeared somewhere in the back country north of there.According to the Squamish RCMP, Sinnes told his family he had plans to…

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Safety concerns raised after landscapers cut tree that crashes into Surrey home slated for demolition

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Safety concerns raised after landscapers cut tree that crashes into Surrey home slated for demolition

Homeowners in a Surrey neighbourhood are angry about a house demolition that turned into a possible health hazard.Jerome Bourgon said he saw landscapers trying to cut down a large tree on a property next to his.“I could tell it wasn’t going well,” he said. “They were arguing.“I told my girlfriend, ‘Get out of the house,…

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Eighty per cent of the world’s cherries originate in Summerland

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Summertime means it’s cherry season in the Okanagan Valley, but the fruit-bearing trees don’t produce succulent and sweet cherries year after year by chance.It’s thanks to science. The Summerland Research and Development Centre is where 80 per cent of the world’s cherries originate.“A vast majority of the cherry varieties grown across the world are Summerland…

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