Island Health takes control of third Retirement Concepts seniors home in months

For the third time since September, the provincial government has taken over management of a seniors home on Vancouver Island. All three properties were run by a company called “Retirement Concepts.” The latest property, called Selkirk Seniors Village in Vicotria, is a 217-bed extended care facility, and is now under the management of Island Health. Island Health announced it would […]

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Porch pirates continue creeping around doorsteps as couriers find ways to stop them

With the Christmas season here, there’s an exponential number of packages being delivered to doorsteps. But that also means porch pirates are increasingly on the hunt for your deliveries. Hung Hua thought ordering online was a more convenient way of shopping, but the Corus Entertainment employee found himself an unsuspecting victim. “It was not more than 15 minutes after FedEx […]

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Stanley Johnson gives his blessing for son Boris to marry Carrie and says he 'admires her enormously'

BORIS Johnson’s father has backed his son to marry girlfriend Carrie Symonds. Stanley Johnson, 79, is a huge fan of the former PR guru and conservationist, saying he “admires” her work and likes the thought of the couple getting hitched.   Speaking to The Sun’s Executive Editor Dan Wootton on his talkRADIO show, Stanley said: “I admire her enormously for […]

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Australia's climate stance sparks anger at U.N. summit

MADRID (Reuters) – Campaigners slammed Australia on the final day of a U.N. climate summit on Friday as its policy of using old carbon credits to count toward future emissions targets emerged as a major sticking point in negotiations. The talks aim to agree outstanding details of how to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement to avoid catastrophic global warming ahead […]

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Algerian president-elect says to look at new constitution

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algeria’s president-elect Abdelmadjid Tebboune said in his first public comments on Friday that he would start “consultations” on drawing up a new constitution that would be put to Algerians in a referendum. He offered a “serious dialogue” to the opposition mass protest movement, said he would institute reforms to reduce spending on imports and promised to “open […]

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Beaver Bank bus riders bewildered by Halifax Transit changes

A group of concerned Beaver Bank transit riders protested cuts to their bus route at Halifax City Hall Thursday. Approximately seven kilometres were cut from the route in November when transit changes were rolled out. Protestors say it’s isolating people in the north end of the community who rely on public transportation. “And now people that have used the bus […]

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