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Electricity use hits record high due to cold snap, BC Hydro says

Consumption was up 16 per cent on Monday compared to the week before

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Australian identified as passenger who died on Vancouver flight diverted to Honolulu

The 38-year-old was on the Air Canada flight with his wife, another family member and five children

(Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Fashion Fridays: What you need to ditch and buy this year

Fashion Fridays: What you need to ditch and buy this year

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Fashion Fridays: What you need to ditch and buy this year
Fashion Fridays: How to clean out your closet

Fashion Fridays: How to clean out your closet

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Fashion Fridays: How to clean out your closet
A daring TV theft is caught on video outside a Langford Superstore. (Facebook/Shannon Burnside)

VIDEO: Footage of brazen TV theft in Victoria-area parking lot goes viral

Video shared hundreds of times on social media

A daring TV theft is caught on video outside a Langford Superstore. (Facebook/Shannon Burnside)
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Draw tonight for record $70-million lotto jackpot in B.C.

First Lotto Max draw of the year could make someone particularly rich

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Little Clarita was the first baby in B.C. born in 2020. She arrived at 12:01 a.m. at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. (Fraser Health/Twitter)

B.C.’s first baby of 2020 arrives in New Westminster

Girl was born at 12:01 a.m. at Royal Columbian Hospital

Little Clarita was the first baby in B.C. born in 2020. She arrived at 12:01 a.m. at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. (Fraser Health/Twitter)
Fashion Fridays: A special gift for Amma

Fashion Fridays: A special gift for Amma

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Fashion Fridays: A special gift for Amma
Fashion Fridays: New Year’s Eve outfits under $200

Fashion Fridays: New Year’s Eve outfits under $200

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Fashion Fridays: New Year’s Eve outfits under $200
Fashion Fridays: A masterclass on H&M knitwear

Fashion Fridays: A masterclass on H&M knitwear

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Fashion Fridays: A masterclass on H&M knitwear
Fashion Fridays: 5 ways to look festive – fast

Fashion Fridays: 5 ways to look festive – fast

Kim XO keeps you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media network

Fashion Fridays: 5 ways to look festive – fast
Venus and Jupiter appear close together in the sky during a conjunction. (Wikimedia Commons)

Jupiter and Venus to meet in the night sky as rare conjunction occurs

The two planets will meet in the southwestern sky

Venus and Jupiter appear close together in the sky during a conjunction. (Wikimedia Commons)
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No turn signals, double-parking among top concerns for B.C. drivers: poll

Two-thirds of B.C. drivers said that not using turn signals was their biggest pet peeve

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PHOTOS: Patients pelt doctors with snowballs, all for BC Children’s Hospital

The snowball fight was to raise funds for the annual Snowball Fight for Kids Campaign

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73% of B.C. residents agree with a temporary ban on vaping products: poll

54% say they would not date someone who vapes, Research Co. poll suggests

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Bill Murray dons iconic Hudson’s Bay scarf to watch Canucks game in Vancouver

Bill Murray dons iconic Hudson’s Bay scarf to watch Canucks game in Vancouver

Murray is in Vancouver to film The Now, a mini-series directed by Peter Farrelly

Bill Murray dons iconic Hudson’s Bay scarf to watch Canucks game in Vancouver
Sportsnet fires Don Cherry after negative comments about immigrants

Sportsnet fires Don Cherry after negative comments about immigrants

Don Cherry had said immigrants don’t wear poppies like other Canadians do

Sportsnet fires Don Cherry after negative comments about immigrants
Rates of avoidable complications after surgery, such as lung clots, are 90 per cent higher than the OECD average. (Black Press File Photo)

Canadian patients 90% more likely to face avoidable post-surgery complications: report

New numbers from the Canadian Institute for Health Information show dismal stats for patient safety

Rates of avoidable complications after surgery, such as lung clots, are 90 per cent higher than the OECD average. (Black Press File Photo)
Looking at a blanket of leaves over your backyard? The Nature Conservancy of Canada says there are a lot of good reasons to leave them there. Photo: Christopher Roden

Not looking forward to raking? Here’s why to leave the leaves

Nature Conservancy of Canada has good news for those who hate yard work

Looking at a blanket of leaves over your backyard? The Nature Conservancy of Canada says there are a lot of good reasons to leave them there. Photo: Christopher Roden
Starbucks launches five new cup designs for the holidays

Starbucks launches five new cup designs for the holidays

Designs were meant to evoke feelings of joy

Starbucks launches five new cup designs for the holidays