The Canadian Press

B.C. civil rights group punches above its weight in national legal disputes

By The Canadian Press
August 22, 2016 - 12:30am Updated: August 22, 2016 - 10:16am

VANCOUVER — Arriving to the lockup for the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision on medically assisted suicide, members of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association found themselves relegated to a small, seatless table in the corner of an otherwise packed room.

Canada's Catharine Pendrel competes during the women's mountain bike final at the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016
Canada's Catharine Pendrel competes during the women's mountain bike final at the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Catharine Pendrel wins mountain bike bronze in Rio

By The Canadian Press
August 21, 2016 - 10:35pm

RIO DE JANEIRO — Canada's Catharine Pendrel of Kamloops, B.C., has won an Olympic bronze medal in mountain biking.

The 35-year-old edged teammate Emily Batty for the podium spot.

Batty, from Brooklin, Ont., finished fourth.

Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Francis Vachon

VIA Rail in talks to offer $5 fares to ‘at risk’ groups along B.C. ‘highway of tears’

By The Canadian Press
August 19, 2016 - 10:27am

VANCOUVER — Via Rail has joined discussions with the British Columbia government, First Nations and social service agencies to offer rock-bottom fares to “vulnerable” people who can’t afford to travel along the so-called Highway of Tears.

Image Credit: Darryl Dyck / THE CANADIAN PRESS

Vancouver's Insite safe injection clinic adds hours to help cut deadly overdoses

By The Canadian Press
August 19, 2016 - 10:24am

Vancouver’s supervised injection site is expanding its hours to deal with the crisis of overdose deaths.

Vancouver Coastal Health, which operates Insite, says a pilot project begins next Wednesday and will continue for up to six months.

 In this frame grab taken from video provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), a child sits in an ambulance after being pulled out or a building hit by an airstirke, in Aleppo, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016
In this frame grab taken from video provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), a child sits in an ambulance after being pulled out or a building hit by an airstirke, in Aleppo, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 Image Credit: Aleppo Media Center via AP

Kurdi says haunting photo of Syrian boy risks prolonging Middle Eastern conflict

By The Canadian Press
August 19, 2016 - 10:21am

VANCOUVER — The aunt of a Syrian toddler who was shown in a haunting photo lying lifeless on a beach says the photograph this week of a bloody boy pulled from a collapsed building in Aleppo is heartbreaking, but she fears these kinds of images thwart peace efforts by adding fuel to the fire of a

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