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Resorts across Canada offer deals on National Ski Day to support national teams

By The Canadian Press
January 4, 2017 - 1:56pm Updated: January 4, 2017 - 6:19pm

VANCOUVER — Seventeen ski resorts across the country are partnering with Alpine Canada to offer a variety of deals and experiences on Jan. 14, National Ski Day.

Funds raised in the third annual CIBC-sponsored event will be used to support Canada’s national ski teams.

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Free salt! Icy sidewalks inspires rush on supplies at fire halls in Vancouver

By The Canadian Press
January 4, 2017 - 12:39pm

VANCOUVER — Free salt has become a hot commodity in Vancouver as some residents clamour to get more than their fair share to keep icy sidewalks safe during an unusually cold winter.

The city is offering residents two buckets of salt, which was to be available at 10 fire halls today.

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Home sales in Vancouver dropped 5.6 per cent last year, real estate board says

By The Canadian Press
January 4, 2017 - 5:42am Updated: January 4, 2017 - 6:13pm

Vancouver’s real estate market had a roller-coaster year in 2016, peaking with record sales in the spring but wrapping with a 5.6 per cent drop from 2015, the area’s real estate board said Wednesday.

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Semi smokes transit bus in Salmon Arm, caught on video

By James Peters
January 3, 2017 - 3:32pm Updated: January 3, 2017 - 4:50pm

SALMON ARM, B.C. — Alarming video from a Salmon Arm business shows the moment an out-of-control semi blows through a red light and hits a BC Transit bus.

The video originates from a surveillance camera at the Barley Station Brew Pub along the Trans Canada Highway.

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B.C. government reviews homeowner grants amid rising property assessments

By The Canadian Press
January 3, 2017 - 2:52pm Updated: January 4, 2017 - 10:21am

VICTORIA — Homeowners across parts of southern British Columbia have received big increases in the assessed value of their homes, prompting the government to review who qualifies for a grant that helps reduce property taxes.

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