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B.C.'s health minister campaigns to raise legal smoking age to 21

By The Canadian Press January 19, 2017 - 7:17pm Updated: January 19, 2017 - 8:15pm

VICTORIA — British Columbia's health minister says he wants to see the province raise the legal smoking age to 21.

Terry Lake said he's an ardent anti-smoker and...

Patrick Chan poised to claim a record-tying ninth Canadian figure skating title

By The Canadian Press January 19, 2017 - 6:32pm Updated: January 19, 2017 - 7:15pm

OTTAWA — Patrick Chan was just 16 years old the last time he skated on the TD Place Arena Ice, finishing seventh at the Canadian figure skating championship.

He won gold...

Canucks captain Henrik Sedin on the cusp of joining NHL's 1,000-point club

By The Canadian Press January 19, 2017 - 6:30pm Updated: January 19, 2017 - 7:00pm

VANCOUVER — Troy Stecher watched most of Henrik Sedin's points in the NHL from afar.

Growing up a fan of the Vancouver Canucks, he would marvel as the talented Swede and...

Treasury pick defends foreclosure actions, asset disclosure

By The Canadian Press January 19, 2017 - 6:16pm Updated: January 19, 2017 - 6:45pm

WASHINGTON — Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump's pick as Treasury secretary, clashed with Democrats during a lengthy confirmation hearing Thursday over his handling...

Car makers concerned about Trump, says Canadian innovation minister

By The Canadian Press January 19, 2017 - 5:17pm Updated: January 19, 2017 - 5:45pm

OTTAWA — Automakers on both sides of the border fear the potential negative effects of a Donald Trump presidency, Canada's economic development minister said Thursday as he met...

Canada Sevens rugby event posts record ticket sales, with more likely to come

By The Canadian Press January 19, 2017 - 5:17pm Updated: January 19, 2017 - 5:45pm

VANCOUVER — The HSBC Canada Sevens rugby tournament is headed for another record, with 66,000 tickets sold already.

That surpasses the 60,418 tickets sold over the two-...

Legal battle launched in Vancouver over opposition to Moby Dick restaurant

By The Canadian Press January 19, 2017 - 5:12pm Updated: January 19, 2017 - 5:30pm

VANCOUVER — A condo council on Vancouver's waterfront is named in a civil lawsuit over allegations it refused to lease space to a fish and chip restaurant called Moby Dick...

Former IndyCar ace Carpentier high on future of Formula E electric racing

By The Canadian Press January 19, 2017 - 5:08pm Updated: January 19, 2017 - 5:30pm

MONTREAL — Patrick Carpentier admits it took a while to get used to the idea of electric car racing. Now that he's seen it, he likes it.

The former IndyCar ace from...

Italy crews work through night after avalanche hits hotel

By The Canadian Press January 19, 2017 - 5:07pm Updated: January 19, 2017 - 5:30pm

FARINDOLA, Italy — Rescue crews who reached the four-star mountain resort on skis found only eerie silence Thursday after a huge avalanche flattened the hotel, trapping more...

Group: Settlement will cut oil pollution at Washington dam

By The Canadian Press January 19, 2017 - 5:04pm Updated: January 19, 2017 - 5:30pm

SEATTLE — The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on Thursday agreed to obtain a pollution permit to settle allegations that operations at the Grand Coulee Dam in eastern Washington...

Robert Bateman prints part of $735K art theft in northern Alberta

By The Canadian Press January 19, 2017 - 4:58pm Updated: January 19, 2017 - 5:15pm

FAIRVIEW, Alta. — Mounties are asking for help in finding art worth almost $750,000 that was stolen from a storage location in a small town in northwestern Alberta.

RCMP...

Energy pick vows to boost agency he had pledged to eliminate

By The Canadian Press January 19, 2017 - 4:57pm Updated: January 19, 2017 - 5:15pm

WASHINGTON — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Energy Department, vowed to be an advocate for an agency he once pledged to...

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