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Stepfather testifies he was paid after son's arrest

Says he told stepson to leave no witnesses if his mask slipped

Maple leaf could set record

Sid Carnegie, park manager of the aptly named Shady Maples Trailer Park, was outside the office raking last week when he saw a large maple leaf flutter down and land on the doorstep of the park's office.

Cautious reformers tipped for new China leadership

BEIJING — China’s ruling Communist Party will this month unveil its new top leadership team, expected to again be an all-male cast of politicians whose instincts are to move cautiously on reform.

Learning driver faces batch of charges after crashing and running from police

A drunken man in his early 20s narrowly missed a Saanich home when he crashed into the yard, ran from the scene and was later found out of breath and “sucking wind” on a nearby trail.

Ex-minister Kaplan dead at 75

Robert Kaplan, a former veteran Liberal MP and cabinet minister, died Monday at age 75 after losing a battle with cancer.

Editorial: Tax-exemption cuts might hurt

Churches, educational institutions and philanthropic organizations are granted property-tax exemptions on the assumption that they are non-profit entities.

Police looking for man who grabbed West Shore girl by the wrist

West Shore police are looking for a man who grabbed a 13-year-old girl by the wrist Monday night. The young teen escaped unharmed and called police, West Shore RCMP Cpl. Scott Braes said today.

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Eric Akis makes the definitive French onion soup, Wednesday in LIFE

Alberni landmark destroyed by fire

Investigators were examining the remains of a landmark Port Alberni restaurant Monday to determine the cause of a suspicious Saturday night fire.

Two men face murder charges in Surrey slaying

Nearly six months to the day after a man was fatally shot in a Surrey basement suite, two people have been charged in the death.
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