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Donald Trump threatens to cut off U.S. aid to Palestinian Authority
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Should meat join the ranks of taxable sins? Maybe, maybe not - A movement blending animal-rights and environmental concerns is pushing for a "sin tax" on meat, not unlike levies designed to discourage tobacco use or fossil fuel consumption. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is calling on governments to tax poultry, pork, beef and even fish as a way to promote a healthier diet and mitigate the environmental costs of meat production. [caption id="attachment_723046" align="ali...
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Lewinsky-Gate: 20 years since sex trysts nearly toppled presidency
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Photos: The 2018 Polar Bear Swim in Vancouver - Participants in the 57th annual Polar Bear Swim in action at English Bay in Vancouver, BC., January 1, 2018.
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'Just getting started': Trump offers New Year’s Eve message
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Skiers stranded after chairlift stops working at Sasquatch Mountain Resort - Crews worked to rescue stranded skiers and snowboarders at Sasquatch Mountain Resort near Agassiz, after a chairlift stopped working shortly after opening on Sunday. The stoppage has forced rescue crews to begin rope evacuations of skiers and snowboarders from the Sasquatch Chair, also known as the Green Chair. Each lift seats up to three people. https://www.facebook.com/sasquatchmountainresort/posts/10155180672703...
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The bizarre story of Canada's lost, doomed scheme to import Indian yaks for Inuit to farm - The plan was to introduce the yaks to the Inuit people of Ungava Bay, in northern Quebec, in a late-colonial effort to wean them from their traditional ways of life
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Winter storm knocks out power in Fraser Valley; Highways to B.C. Interior now open - Friday's hairy weather has wreaked havoc in the Fraser Valley, leaving many without power. Saturday morning, BC Hydro reports more than 27,000 customers between Langley and Hope are still without power after freezing rain, snow and ice caused damage to the region's electrical infrastructure. (At one point on Friday, that total was more than 100,000.) BC Hydro says they're making "steady progress" and have c...
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Police investigate if video game 'swatting' prank led to shooting death
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British Columbians get break in MSP premiums to ring in 2018 - British Columbians will ring in 2018 with a big cut in Medical Services Plan premiums, which will help offset the sting of rising ICBC rates, the provincial carbon tax increase and higher property taxes. The NDP government's election-promised 50-per-cent cut in MSP premiums takes effect Jan. 1 and will deliver savings of between $132 for a single adult earning between $24,001 and $26,000 up to $900 for families earning over $42,...
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