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  1. Highway 97 traffic is being rerouted around a three-vehicle crash on Hospital Hill in Vernon. The vehicles collided at the corner of 18th Avenue, when a left-turner was rear-ended and pushed into oncoming traffic, according to firefighters at the scene. The crash involves a Toyota Matrix, alon...
  2. At least five people were killed and another 10 injured in a car bombing at a police academy in Colombia's capital on Thursday, authorities said. The scene outside the General Santander police academy in southern Bogota was chaotic, with ambulances and helicopters rushing to the normally tigh...
  3. More than half the food produced in Canada is wasted and the average kitchen tosses out hundreds of dollars worth of edibles every year, says a study researchers are calling the first of its kind. "It's a lot of food," said Lori Nikkel of Second Harvest, the Toronto-based group work...
  4. Government officials in Burkina Faso have confirmed a Canadian mining company employee has been found dead after being kidnapped in the west African country. An official with the Ministry of Security says Kirk Woodman, a Halifax man who worked for the Vancouver-based Progress Mineral Mining Compa...
  5. Canada's top chefs return to Kelowna Feb. 1-2 to battle for the title of best in the nation at the Canadian Culinary Championships. The competition includes a Mystery Wine Pairing Competition, Black Box Competition, and Grand Finale at the Delta Grand Hotel. Tickets are available at http://ww...
  6. One hundred days into a round-the-world sailing attempt that departed from Victoria, Jeanne Socrates is on her way to the record books. The 76 year old hopes to become the oldest person to sail solo, nonstop, around the globe, CTV News reports. "Found a big squid on deck... which had cau...
  7. January is the start of “income tax season” – the period until April 30 when your income taxes must be filed with the Canada Revenue Agency. If you follow political discussions, you will likely have heard claims that income taxes have gone up as well as counter claims that they...
  8. Canada's top military officer admits there has been slower progress than expected to get more women into the Canadian Forces. New figures show there has been only a small increase in the number of women in the military over the last two years, but General Jonathan Vance says he remains commit...
  9. The number of furloughed federal employees seeking unemployment benefits jumped in the first two weeks of the shutdown, topping 10,000 during the week of Jan. 5. The Labor Department says that is double the number of federal workers who sought aid in the previous week. Typically fewer than a thou...
  10. China rebuffed the latest broadside from Canada over its detention of Canadian citizens, rejecting the assertion that China's behaviour poses a threat to all nations. Instead, foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Thursday that people from China could themselves be at risk following...