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  1. A Canadian woman who was arrested in northern Thailand for spraying paint an ancient wall has avoided jail time, but must still pay a substantial fine for her actions. Brittney Schneider, who is from Grande Prairie, Alta., was arrested along with a British man in mid-October after they sprayed th...
  2. True Leaf Medicine International Ltd., a Lumby based company, has launched hemp-based products specifically for felines. The new products include five hemp-based cat treats and two hemp toys. “Our first products for cats in Europe will contribute to our global revenue growth and brand st...
  3. CNN sued the Trump administration Tuesday, demanding that correspondent Jim Acosta's credentials to cover the White House be returned because their revocation violates the constitutional right of freedom of the press. The administration stripped Acosta of his pass to enter the White House fol...
  4. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl doesn't want firefighters battling the California wildfires to go hungry. Grohl served his Backbeat Barbeque at Fire Station 68 in Calabasas on Monday night. Firefighters, who have been battling the Woolsey fire, thanked Grohl on Instagram. His publicist di...
  5. The death of a 13-year-old boy who was knocked out during a kickboxing match in Thailand has sparked debate over whether to ban matches involving children. The death of Anucha Tasako came after a Muay Thai — Thai boxing — match Saturday in the Bangkok suburb of Samut Prakarn. The Face...
  6. Canada Post says its employees will hold more rotating walkouts starting today and warns it will mean delivery delays, particularly in western Canada. The Crown corporation says members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers walked off the job this morning in Toronto and at its distribution cent...
  7. UPDATE 7:30 a.m. Amazon names New York City and Arlington, Virginia as the two sites for its second headquarters. More info coming. ORIGINAL 5:30 a.m. The communities that are expected to become homes to a pair of big, new East Coast bases for Amazon are both riverfront stretches of ma...
  8. Lady Gaga is showing her support for her fellow California wildfire evacuees by volunteering at a Red Cross shelter. The Born This Way hitmaker visited the Pacific Palisades High School on Sunday and tried to lift evacuees spirits by spending time with fans and delivering an upbeat speech. &qu...
  9. A man shot and killed by police on Vancouver Island over the weekend left a bizarre rant on Facebook two days before his death. Chris Bloomfield, 27, was shot Saturday at a mobile home park in Mill Bay after RCMP were called to the scene for an assault. When police arrived, Bloomfield advanced...
  10. Abbotsford police confirm a man has died following a shooting Monday afternoon. Police were called to a report of shots fired about 3:30 p.m. near the intersection of Ross and Simpson roads. “It was an obvious gunshot wound to the head,” said nurse Richard Tarenta, who was first on...