‘That was some impressive hockey’: VPD cheers for colleague Meghan Agosta after gold medal game

Vancouver Police have taken to Twitter to show their support for colleague Meghan Agosta — who is a constable in the department, as well as being a forward on Canada’s Olympic women’s hockey team. Powered by WPeMatico

Asian shares rebound as U.S. rate fears ebb

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares rebounded on Friday as comments from a Federal Reserve official eased worries that the central bank might raise rates more aggressively this year, while the safe-haven yen held on to its gains amid heightened volatility Read more

Steve Jobs’ pre-Apple job application could fetch $50,000 at auction

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A job application filled out by Steve Jobs more than four decades ago that reflects the Apple founder’s aspirations to work in technology and design will go up for auction… Powered by WPeMatico

BlackRock puts gunmakers on notice after Florida school shooting

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The world’s largest asset manager put U.S. gunmakers on notice on Thursday that it is no longer business as usual in the wake of a shooting that killed 17 at a Florida… Powered by WPeMatico

Canfor going ahead with US$120M sawmill in U.S. as softwood dispute continues

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Hundreds of athletes descend on Kamloops for B.C. Winter Games

The B.C. Winter Games officially kick off Thursday night in Kamloops, B.C. Powered by WPeMatico

Dow, S&P climb on energy and industrials; Nasdaq falls

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Dow and S&P 500 advanced on Thursday to halt a two-session losing skid, buoyed by gains in industrial and energy shares as U.S. Treasury yields eased, while the Nasdaq lost ground for a third straight Read more

BlackRock says will seek ‘response’ from gunmakers to Florida school shooting

BOSTON (Reuters) – BlackRock Inc said on Thursday it plans to speak with weapons manufacturers and distributors ‘to understand their response’ to last week’s mass school shooting in Florida. Powered by WPeMatico

Manslaughter charge laid after death of a man outside a Delta, B.C., pub

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Primitive art: Neanderthals were Europe’s first painters

LONDON (Reuters) – The world’s oldest known cave paintings were made by Neanderthals, not modern humans, suggesting our extinct cousins were far from being uncultured brutes. Powered by WPeMatico

B.C. family angry after care home switches patient’s cat for robotic version

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More snow on the way for B.C.’s South Coast: special weather statement

Environment Canada expects snow Friday morning. Powered by WPeMatico

Truman begins construction of Calgary’s West District

Calgary-based developer and builder Truman Development Corp. has begun construction of its master-planned community in the southwest part of the city that will feature a Central Park, a main street, almost 1.7 million square feet of office and retail space and thousands Read more

Exclusive: As Trump trashes NAFTA, Mexico turns to Brazilian corn

CHICAGO/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican buyers imported ten times more corn from Brazil last year amid concern that NAFTA renegotiations could disrupt their U.S. supplies, according to government data and top grains merchants. Powered by WPeMatico

Loblaw facing ‘facing significant headwinds’ as Q4 profits fall

Loblaw Companies Ltd. reported a drop in its fourth-quarter profit, hit by costs related to the announcement of its PC Optimum loyalty rewards program and the fallout from its admission of participation in an alleged industry-wide price-fixing conspiracy. Powered by Read more

December retail sales slide, ending three-month run of rises

A run of three straight months of increases in retail activity ended in December as sales were off by 0.8 per cent for the month, Statistics Canada says. Powered by WPeMatico

Soft romance fills Fendi’s Milan catwalk show

MILAN (Reuters) – Elegant capes, geometric patterns and pleats in soft shades filled Fendi’s show on Thursday, as the Italian fashion house presented a feminine and romantic fall-winter collection. Powered by WPeMatico

Asia stocks slip as U.S. rate risk lifts bond yields

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares slipped on Thursday as the risk of faster hikes in U.S interest rates lifted short-term Treasury yields to the highest in almost a decade and boosted the dollar. Powered by WPeMatico

British Columbia to require anonymous land owners to reveal true identities

In its Tuesday budget, B.C. announced it will become the first province to require those behind landowning numbered company to reveal their names. Powered by WPeMatico

Ford North America president out after inappropriate behaviour

Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday that Raj Nair, its president for North America, was leaving the company immediately after an internal investigation found his behaviour was “inconsistent with the company’s code of conduct.” Powered by WPeMatico