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Whistler Blackcomb to be taken over by U.S. resort company in friendly deal

By The Canadian Press
August 8, 2016 - 6:39am Updated: August 8, 2016 - 2:54pm

VANCOUVER — One of Canada’s most popular and internationally renowned ski destinations is being sold to an American resort operator with the architects of the nearly C$1.4-billion deal citing financing for expansion and a push to attract more international visitors as benefits of the sale.

Canadian-led researchers squeeze Stone Age protein from 250,000-year-old tools

By The Canadian Press
August 8, 2016 - 5:02am Updated: August 8, 2016 - 12:47pm

VICTORIA — It’s supposed to be impossible to squeeze blood from a stone, but a Canadian-led team of archeologists has extracted rhino blood from a Stone Age hand axe that is dated at 250,000 years old, the oldest evidence of early human hunting activities.

Contents from a tailings pond is pictured going down the Hazeltine Creek into Quesnel Lake near the town of Likely, B.C. on August, 5, 2014.
Contents from a tailings pond is pictured going down the Hazeltine Creek into Quesnel Lake near the town of Likely, B.C. on August, 5, 2014. Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Mount Polley mine disaster hits 2-year mark, fallout still causes divisions

By The Canadian Press
August 3, 2016 - 1:05pm Updated: August 3, 2016 - 1:59pm

VICTORIA — It's been almost two years since millions of cubic metres of mining waste gushed from a tailings pond into rivers, lakes and streams at the Mount Polley mine in British Columbia's Interior.

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