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2 Kelowna university students find affordable rent living with and volunteering services to seniors

The first time he visited Kelowna before studying physics at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus (UBCO) this fall, Regina’s Mike Marshall was surprised to find everything was so much more expensive than in his hometown. But Marshall, 25, says he was even more surprised when his friend, who also came from …

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Green leadership candidates tout plans to revitalize party in debate

Candidates running to become the next leader of the federal Green Party attempted to convince members that they are the best option to revitalize the party after a tumultuous few years marked by internal conflict and infighting. The first half of the Wednesday evening debate — which was held over Zoom — allowed …

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Nicole makes landfall as rare November hurricane, affecting some Canadian flights to Florida

Shortly after Hurricane Nicole made landfall early Thursday along the east coast of Florida, it downgraded to a tropical storm but it was still battering a large area of the storm-weary state with strong winds, dangerous storm surge and heavy rain, officials said. The rare November hurricane had already led …

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This 98-year-old stormed Juno Beach on D-Day. He’s now the subject of an upcoming documentary

Jim Parks still vividly remembers the day he and his platoon stormed the beaches of Normandy more than 70 years ago. Parks, a member of the Winnipeg Rifles, was among the first wave of Canadian soldiers to land at Juno Beach on June 6, 1944, two minutes before the main assault wave hit. His boat …

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Alberta government to re-index AISH, seniors benefits to inflation

The Alberta government will re-index benefit payments to inflation for nearly 300,000 people, the minister of seniors, community and social services announced Wednesday. Minister Jeremy Nixon said he’s working to get Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH), income support benefits and seniors’ financial assistance unfrozen “as soon as possible,” …

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English Bay Barge shipping off soon, City of Vancouver says

Deconstruction of the English Bay Barge is nearing completion. The City of Vancouver says the hull of the barge is expected to be demolished by the end of next week.  “Weather permitting, the next steps will include pile removal, site cleanup and equipment removal,” the city said in a statement.  …

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‘The least they could do’: Veterans push Canada to award its first Victoria Cross

During the U.S. Civil War, soldiers reported witnessing a peculiar phenomenon that later became known as “acoustic shadows” — a place where the sound and fury of a battle went to die in a great, unseen void. Because of the way the din of cannon and rifle fire reflected off the contours of …

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Private health care in N.L. slammed by demand as patients seek help outside public system

Private health-care clinics in Newfoundland and Labrador are seeing increased demand as patients search for options outside the public system. (Paul Daly/CBC) With Newfoundland and Labrador’s public health system hammered by staff shortages, long wait times and emergency room closures, private health clinics are facing the same challenges as patients look for alternatives.  …

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