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Sapporo expected to announce cost cuts to land 2030 Olympics

Nov. 28, 2021 06:00 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The northern Japanese city of Sapporo is set to announce what it says will be a reduction in costs that will make it an attractive venue for the 2030 Winter Olympics. City officials were expect to announce details on Monday. The...

Journalists released after arrest at B.C. pipeline dispute

Nov. 22, 2021 21:37 PM EST

PRINCE GEORGE, British Columbia (AP) — A photojournalist and a documentary filmmaker have been released by a Canadian judge, three days after being arrested while covering police enforcement of an injunction against pipeline protests in northern British Columbia. Amber...

InvestigateWest: Airport debate example of united activists

Nov. 22, 2021 15:06 PM EST

When Seattle’s first commercial airport opened in 1928, Georgetown had been a vibrant community for more than half a century. “We were here before the airport was. They forget that,” says Rosario-Maria Medina, a community activist in the South Seattle neighborhood...

Fleury notches 1st shutout of season in win over Canucks

Nov. 22, 2021 00:21 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 40 shots in his first shutout of the season and the Chicago Blackhawks blanked the Vancouver Canucks 1-0 on Sunday night. Brandon Hagel scored the game’s lone goal with a third-period tip-in, while Fleury...

Canada finds 4th body after British Columbia mudslide

Nov. 20, 2021 13:48 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The British Columbia Coroners Service has confirmed the discovery of three more bodies near the village of Pemberton, bringing to four the number of people who died in a landslide caused by heavy rains that swept vehicles off the road. ...

Canadian province sets gas, travel restrictions after floods

Nov. 19, 2021 20:38 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The British Columbia government announced Friday it is limiting the amount of fuel people can purchase at gas stations in some parts of the province and is restricting non-essential travel as highways begin to reopen following torrential rains that caused...

Some roads partially reopened in flooded British Columbia

Nov. 18, 2021 21:39 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — An advance team of Canadian soldiers went to work Thursday and more were due as some major highways reopened to limited traffic in British Columbia, but officials said the situation remained critical after floods and mudslides that forced evacuations,...

Governor seeks federal aid for Washington state flood damage

Nov. 18, 2021 20:21 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — With floodwaters receding in parts of Washington state — even as it rained again Thursday — damage assessments are beginning and Gov. Jay Inslee is promising he’ll aggressively seek federal money. In a visit to Whatcom County on Wednesday,...

US-Canada border towns assess damage from devastating floods

Nov. 18, 2021 12:23 PM EST

SUMAS, Wash. (AP) — Residents of this small U.S. city along the Canadian border were assessing damage from flooding that hit an estimated three quarters of homes, as Washington state and British Columbia tried to dry out from an intense, days-long rain storm that cut off key roadways and...

Kadri, Rantanen lead Avalanche to 4-2 win over Canucks

Nov. 18, 2021 01:50 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Nazem Kadri and Mikko Rantanen each had a goal and two assists as the Colorado Avalanche beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 on Wednesday night. Cale Makar had a goal and an assist and Gabriel Landeskog added an empty-netter for the...