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Vice principal rescued in South Korean ferry mishap found hanging from tree

Posted April 19, 2014 by Vancouver Sun - News

Police say a high school vice-principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a tree.
He was the leader of a group of 323 Danwon High School students travelling on the ship on a school excursion to a souther…

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Canada downs Germany 5-2 at under-18 event

Posted April 19, 2014 by Staff

IMATRA, Finland – Ryan Gropp, Travis Konecny and Jared McCann scored third-period goals to lead Canada to a 5-2 win over Germany at the world under-18 hockey championship Saturday. Gropp broke a 2-2 tie at 14:24 of the third before … Continue Reading

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Extraditing Dutch man for Amanda Todd case could take years: expert

Posted April 19, 2014 by Vancouver Sun - News

A Dutch man at the centre of a multi-jurisdictional cyberbullying and extortion case tied to the 2012 suicide of B.C. teen Amanda Todd could be tried in any of the countries where the attacks occurred, including Canada, a Vancouver immigration lawyer says.Zool Suleman said he suspects the countries involved in the investigation — which include the Netherlands, where the man was arrested and charged, as well as the U.K. and the United States — may have already come up with a plan for who gets him first.Canada could be a strong contender because of the high-profile nature of the case involving 15-year-old Amanda, Suleman said, but noted any extradition attempts could drag on for years. The situation is also muddied by the fact there are victims in other countries, and the suspect could accuse the government of “prosecution shopping” and argue that he wants to be tried in his home country. “The problem with Internet-based crimes is that the location becomes convoluted,” Suleman said. “While the perpetrator is in country A, the crimes were perpetrated in country B and C and D. The weapon is the Internet. It becomes quite complicated.”RCMP confirmed Thursday they have laid pornography, extortion and Internet luring charges against the suspect, identified as 35-year-old Aydin Coban, in connection with Amanda’s suicide in 2012. The National Public Prosecutor’s Office in the Netherlands says there could be several dozen victims in multiple countries.The man, who is suspected of inciting children and young people to commit sexual acts over webcams, was arrested after authorities in the Netherlands were tipped off by a U.S. Internet service provider. Both Coquitlam RCMP and the U.K. National Crime Agency took credit for helping to provide the evidence needed to arrest him.The man, who was arrested in January, made his first court appearance in an Amsterdam court Wednesday, charged with multiple offences linked to luring young girls to expose themselves online and then blackma

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This week in history: Police officer Leonard Hogue’s grisly murder-suicide shocked region

Posted April 19, 2014 by Vancouver Sun - News

About 1:30 a.m. on April 21, 1965, Vancouver police Constable Leonard Hogue snapped. “He put six cartridges into his .357 Magnum revolver, walked into the bedroom and shot his wife Vera through the head,” The Vancouver Sun reported.

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Transforming Tamara (with video)

Posted April 19, 2014 by Vancouver Sun - News

For three decades, Tamara Loyer wrestled with the regular demons that haunt so many in the Downtown Eastside: Sex work, drugs, violence, poor health, poverty and homelessness. All the while, an even bigger battle waged inside her; she was a woman trapped in a man’s body, an imbalance that shaped her life from a young boy growing up on a Quebec military reserve to a tormented transsexual on Vancouver’s streets.

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Air Canada under criticism over ‘baggage drop’ video

Posted April 19, 2014 by The Canadian Press

The airline is apologizing after a passenger posted a video of a baggage handler tossing luggage six metres to the ground

The post Air Canada under criticism over ‘baggage drop’ video appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Blue Jackets aim to even series with Penguins

Posted April 19, 2014 by tsn.ca Top Stories RSS

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Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors, and their money; hotel rooms near capacity

Posted April 19, 2014 by Vancouver Sun - News

BOSTON – With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year’s bombings elevating interest in one of the world’s greatest races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area.

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Pacers begin title quest against Hawks on TSN2

Posted April 19, 2014 by tsn.ca Top Stories RSS

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Weekend Newsstand: April 19, 2014

Posted April 19, 2014 by Tannara Yelland

Good Saturday! Right? Or is it just Saturday? But every Saturday is a good Saturday, amiright? Anyway, here’s some news: a photographer is nearly finished an ambitious Toronto-based project, Olivia Chow’s campaign deletes the most Facebook comments, and GO stations are trying to meet customers’ food and drink needs.

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Photographer Colin Boyd Shafer is nearing the completion of an ambitious project: photographing one Toronto immigrant from each country in the world. He’s finished 174 of the 190 photographs he needs (the count of the world’s countries varies slightly, and this is the number Shafer chose). He is now working on finding people from some […]



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It’s up to our politicians to explain how that secret $90,000 payment can be legal

Posted April 19, 2014 by Vancouver Sun - News

OTTAWA — When the RCMP announced on Tuesday that it was not going to charge Nigel Wright in connection with his secret $90,000 payment to Mike Duffy, I felt happy for him, because he seems in many ways an admirable […]

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Notorious gangster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger tells his story

Posted April 19, 2014 by Michael Friscolanti

A controversial documentary presents an alternative theory of one of the most notorious gangsters of our times

The post Notorious gangster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger tells his story appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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A rough guide to the Fair Elections Act

Posted April 19, 2014 by Aaron Wherry

All your questions answered

The post A rough guide to the Fair Elections Act appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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First funerals set for victims in Brentwood slayings

Posted April 19, 2014 by Vancouver Sun - News

In the soft grey light of Good Friday morning an eerie calm sat over Butler Crescent, as neighbours, friends and strangers trickled through the quiet street in the city’s northwest in a steady procession of mourning. Under a steely sky they placed flowers and other trinkets on three memorials, each steadily piling up on the lawn, just like the flakes of fat, wet snow. Most agreed the unseasonable weather was appropriate. It was as if Mother Nature herself had joined the city in grief.

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Nets vs Raptors Preview

Posted April 19, 2014 by Mitchell Blair

The Toronto Raptors are in the NBA playoffs. They had their best regular-season ever and now it is time to see if success in the regular season can be translated into playoff success as they begin a best of 7 at home against the Brooklyn NetsThe games …

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Iron-jawed hero: Ryan Getzlaf has 2 points to lead Ducks past Dallas 3-2 for a 2-0 series lead

Posted April 19, 2014 by Vancouver Sun - News

Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist while wearing a facemask over his lacerated jaw, Corey Perry scored his first playoff goal in three years, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.

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Death toll in SKorea ferry sinking climbs to 32

Posted April 19, 2014 by Staff

MOKPO, South Korea – South Korean coast guard officials say they’ve found three more bodies from the sinking of a ferry, raising the death toll to 32. Coast guard spokesman Kim Jae-in says the latest bodies were recovered Saturday, three … Continue Reading

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4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

Posted April 19, 2014 by Staff

PARIS – France’s presidential palace says four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June have been released. President Francois Hollande’s office said in a statement he feels “immense relief” after learning Saturday of the release of Edouard Elias, Didier … Continue Reading

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TV Saturday: Orphan Black’s clone class is back in session (with video)

Posted April 19, 2014 by Alex Strachan

Clone class is back in session, but this time there won’t be a test afterwards. Orphan Black, the inventive, homegrown sci-fi parable about cloning, scientific conspiracy, mistaken identity and morality, may sound intimidating to the casual, first-time viewer, but it’s […]

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Kelowna’s “best crowd since ’09″ helps Rockets erase three-goal deficit and earn 5-4 Game 1 victory over Portland

Posted April 19, 2014 by Anonymous

Kelowna’s “best crowd since ’09″ helps Rockets erase three-goal deficit and earn 5-4 Game 1 victory over Portland

KELOWNA — Oliver Bjorkstrand scored 33 seconds into the game. Then, Bjorkstrand struck again just over five minutes later. When Chase De Leo made it 3-0 with 7:41 left in the first period, the Portland Winterhawks looked ready to run away from the Kelowna Rockets.

The overflow crowd of 6,218 at Prospera Place looked dazed and deflated. Then, out of nowhere, Tyson Baillie scored on a knuckleball that floated over Brendan Burke‘s blocker, and the fans had a reason to cheer. They had few reasons to stop after that.

The Rockets slowly worked their way back into the game, then seized control in a dominant third period, scoring twice to earn a 5-4 come-from-behind win.

“It was the best crowd since maybe ’09, honestly,” said Rockets coach Ryan Huska, referring to the last time his team won the WHL title. “They had a lot of energy. Even though we were down early we felt we were still in it. They weren’t quiet tonight, which was nice to see.”

The most highly anticipated series in the CHL so far this season didn’t disappoint in Game 1, and after a back-and-forth affair that was played a breakneck pace, one wonders what the teams will have left in the tank for Game 2.

Here are some more notes from Game 1:

* Baillie, who earned first star in the building with a goal and two assists, said the Rockets bench never got down after falling behind, and thought the Hawks weren’t quite ready for a pushback.

Portland is used to taking three-goal leads. The Hawks aren’t used to losing them.

“They kinda got frustrated,” Baillie said about Portland’s response to the Rockets’ rally. “They’ve been the best for the last three years in our conference and they aren’t used to teams coming back like that.”

As is typical of the Rockets, five different players scored on Friday, with defenceman Jesse Lees scoring the game-winner for his first WHL playoff goal.

Even when Portland reclaimed some control late in the second when Keoni Texeira gave the Hawks a 4-2 lead, the Rockets responded 43 seconds later on a goal by Rourke Chartier.

“That’s the type of team we have, we show resilience and come back,” Baillie said.

* Portland coach Mike Johnston bemoaned his team’s puck management, especially in the third period. At a time when the Winterhawks pride themselves on being the stronger, more well-conditioned team, they were overwhelmed by the Rockets, who outshot them 14-4 and outscored them 2-0 in the period.

“They had a big push in the third period and we couldn’t take it back from them,” Johnston said. “Once they got the lead they were good defensively and didn’t give us much through the neutral zone.”

* Despite being down 3-2 after one period, Huska wasn’t particularly worried by his team’s start.

“We gave up some goals, but I didn’t mind our first period,” he said. “I thought they really capitalized on their chances. It wasn’t the start Jordon (Cooke) wanted, but he settled down and played really well the rest of the way.”

Cooke allowed three goals on the first six shots he faced, but turned away 19 of the last 20.

* Bjorkstrand appeared to have completed a hat trick when he banked a shot off a Kelowna player’s skate and into the net as the first period expired, but video review showed that the puck was about 0.1 seconds late going across the goal line. The two coaches had different takes on a goal that could have put Portland up 4-2 through 20 minutes. Huska thought it was a huge break for the Rockets:

“If that counts, it has a chance to deflate us,” he said. “I thought we played a lot steadier after that.”

Johnston denied that the disallowed goal played an important role in the game’s outcome.

“It’s one of those things that happens, but time had run out,” Johnston said. “It may have been a shift in our favour, but I don’t think it was a big factor.”

* The Rockets heavily targeted Hawks star Mathew Dumba in the game, throwing bodies at him whenever they could. After getting run over by Tyrell Goulbourne in the first period, Dumba responded with a big open ice hit on Kris Schmidli.

In the second period, he had an extended wrestling match with Ryan Olsen behind the play, and in the third he exchanged words and mitts with Damon Severson.

“Key players are going to draw a lot of attention,” said Johnston. “You could see right away they were going after Mat but that’s to be expected.”

Dumba mostly handled the singling out well, but it’s something to watch as the series progresses.

* An aggressive pinch by Rockets defenceman Mitchell Wheaton led to Portland’s first goal, with Bjorkstrand and De Leo taking off on a 2-on-1. More gambling by Kelowna early nearly led to further odd-man rushes. As the game wore on, though, Portland struggled to generate those opportunities. The Rockets may need to continue to dial back the aggression to further neutralize Portland’s dangerous transition game.

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Scientists discover new ‘killer’ sponges

Posted April 19, 2014 by Dene Moore

VANCOUVER – They look like fuzzy fingers, waving gently from the depths of the ocean floor but make no mistake — they’re stone cold killers. Scientists have discovered four new species of carnivorous sponge off the Pacific Coast, including one … Continue Reading

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Golf-European Tour Malaysian Open scores

Posted April 19, 2014 by Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News

April 19 (Infostrada Sports) – Scores from the European Tour Malaysian Open at the par-72 course on Saturday in Kuala Lumpur 202 Lee Westwood (Britain) 65 66 71 203 Andy Sullivan (Britain) 70 67 66 206 Julien Quesne (France) 68 69 69 207 Nicolas Colsae…

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Well Played: Kate, Wills, and George’s Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand, Day Thirteen

Posted April 19, 2014 by Jessica

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I spent a very long time digging through GFY this afternoon, trying to figure out where I’d seen Kate’s LK Bennett dress here, until Twitter (including many of you helpful Fug Nationals) reminded me that Mindy Kaling wore it on last week’s episode of The Mindy Project, and that is indeed totally what I was Read More …

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