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Simon Fraser moves 4 football games from Canada to U.S.

Aug. 16, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

BURNABY, British Columbia (AP) — Simon Fraser will move four of its home football games across the border to Blaine, Washington for the upcoming season due to COVID-19 entry requirements to Canada, the school announced Tuesday. Simon Fraser plays at the Division II level and is...

Canadian trucker sentenced for smuggling $2.5M of meth

Aug. 16, 2022 08:42 AM EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Canadian trucker was sentenced to four years in prison for smuggling more than $2.5 million of methamphetamine from the U.S. into Canada through a Whatcom County border crossing. Sarbjit Chahal of Surrey, British Columbia, was arrested in 2018 at the...

Report: Whitecaps’ response to allegations `appropriate'

Aug. 11, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — An investigation concluded the Vancouver Whitecaps’ response to allegations of misconduct by former women’s coaches Bob Birarda and Hubert Busby Jr. was serious and “appropriate.” The report, prepared for Major League Soccer by lawyers...

'Disturbing': Experts troubled by Canada’s euthanasia laws

Aug. 11, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Alan Nichols had a history of depression and other medical issues, but none were life-threatening. When the 61-year-old Canadian was hospitalized in June 2019 over fears he might be suicidal, he asked his brother to “bust him out” as soon as possible. Within a...

Dutch man accused in online harassment case found guilty

Aug. 06, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

NEW WESTMINSTER, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian jury found a Dutch man guilty on Saturday of extortion, harassment and other charges related to a case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed to expose herself in front of a webcam. The 15-year-old later committed suicide after detailing her...

Canadian police release names of 2 people killed in shooting

Jul. 28, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

LANGLEY, British Columbia (AP) — Canadian police have released the names of the two people who died in a shooting in a Vancouver suburb. In a release Thursday, police identified the two people killed on Monday as Paul David Wynn, 60, and Steven Furness, 43. A...

2 men charged in death of man acquitted of Air India bombing

Jul. 27, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

SURREY, British Columbia (AP) — Two men have been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Ripudaman Singh Malik, a man acquitted in 2005 for the bombings of two Air India jets that killed 331 people. Malik, 75, was shot while sitting inside his car outside his Surrey...

Canadian PM heart-broken over shootings; motive unknown

Jul. 26, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Police tried to learn why a man gunned down four people in a Vancouver suburb as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday he is broken-hearted over the shootings that left the community shaken. Two people were killed and two were...

2 dead after all-night shooting rampage in Vancouver, Canada

Jul. 25, 2022 21:27 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A gunman who roamed for hours through a sleeping Vancouver suburb shot four people early Monday, two of them fatally, as he opened fire at a casino, a center for the homeless and other locations before being killed by police, authorities said. The...

Murder hornets given new common name by entomologists

Jul. 25, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The invasive hornet found in Washington state that has been referred to as the Asian giant hornet or murder hornet has a new name. Washington state Department of Agriculture officials said Monday that the Entomological Society of America (ESA) has adopted...