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Untrained disassembly and poor communication linked to fatal B.C. ammonia release

VANCOUVER — The independent body that oversees the safety of technical systems and equipment in British Columbia has found a deadly ammonia leak near Kamloops last May was a tragedy that took years to unfold.
Two bottles of ultra-rare $110,000 whisky up for sale in Vancouver

Two bottles of ultra-rare $110,000 whisky up for sale in Vancouver

It's been maturing for more than 50 years.
Cougar snatches family cat off Colwood hot tub and kills it

Cougar snatches family cat off Colwood hot tub and kills it

The cat’s owner is calling for signs to be posted in local parks warning about the animals’ presence, something Colwood says it’s preparing to do
Animal advocate says landscape changes more effective than goose cull

Animal advocate says landscape changes more effective than goose cull

Jordan Reichert of the Animal Alliance of Canada says the CRD should focus on modifying the birds’ habitat rather than killing them, which would just make room for more geese to move in
Quake early-warning system coming next year, 300 years after last mega-thrust event

Quake early-warning system coming next year, 300 years after last mega-thrust event

System could give coastal communities several minutes of warning of a mega-thrust earthquake that results in major shaking and damage.
Businessman embroiled in Sooke Harbour House legal battles to be deported

Businessman embroiled in Sooke Harbour House legal battles to be deported

A deportation order was issued Jan. 18 for Timothy Craig Durkin because of his involvement with a U.S. Ponzi scheme.
Impersonators posing as homeowners linked to 32 fraud cases in Ontario and B.C.

Impersonators posing as homeowners linked to 32 fraud cases in Ontario and B.C.

Mortgage and title fraudsters who impersonate homeowners and tenants have targeted at least 32 properties in Ontario and British Columbia, investigators and official warnings suggest.
Most Canadians support COVID-19 testing policy for Chinese travellers, survey finds

Most Canadians support COVID-19 testing policy for Chinese travellers, survey finds

Some survey respondents don't believe the policy will be effective.
'Pick your battles,' warns B.C. backcountry skier amid risky avalanche conditions

'Pick your battles,' warns B.C. backcountry skier amid risky avalanche conditions

Since the start of 2023, five people have died in B.C. avalanches.
What's the best way to talk about climate change? This study has some answers

What's the best way to talk about climate change? This study has some answers

A recent Yale University study found the terms 'carbon pollution' and 'carbon emissions' are more strongly associated than the term 'greenhouse gas emissions' with harm to human health, the environment, and poor air quality.
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