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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.

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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

Aerial photo from Wednesday August 17
Aerial photo from Wednesday August 17 Image Credit: BC Wildfire Service

Okanagan wildfire now in mop-up stage after ‘excellent’ progress

By The Canadian Press
August 18, 2016 - 4:40pm

KELOWNA, B.C. — A wildfire burning on the west side of Okanagan Lake near Kelowna, B.C, is now in the mop-up stage.

The Central Okanagan Regional District says an emergency operation centre has been closed after crews made excellent progress fighting the Cinnabar Creek wildfire.

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