Port Moody to review Mayor Rob Vagramov's paid leave due to sexual assault charge

Rob Vagramov,who was elected to city council last fall, was charged with sexual assault on March 27.

April 25, 2019 Facebook

April 25, 2019 Facebook is back in the spotlight as the social media giant has been accused of breaching Canadian privacy laws. Technology reporter Bryan Carney filled us in on that and another potential problem for Facebook users.

Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray taken 1st overall by Cardinals

Defying NFL custom and at least temporarily creating a quarterback quandary, the Arizona Cardinals led off the NFL draft Thursday night by selecting Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, the Heisman Trophy winner.

April 25, 2019 gas prices

April 25, 2019 As gasoline prices edge up ever higher On The Coast host Gloria Macarenko spoke to a local delivery driver who must pay the price.

L.A. universities quarantined amid measles outbreak

Hundreds of students and staff at two Los Angeles universities have been placed under quarantine because they may have been exposed to measles.

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Sri Lanka warned of new threats at places of worship, and lowers death toll from deadly Easter Sunday blasts

Sri Lanka's top health official has revised down the death toll from the Easter Sunday attacks, while the U.S. Embassy in the island nation's capital warned people to avoid places of worship this weekend because of possible extremist attacks.

St. John River could stay above flood stage for days, EMO warns

People living near the St. John River in and south of Fredericton are being warned that water levels could rise again in the coming days and remain above flood stage into next week.

OPP release facial reconstruction of man found dead in 2017

Ontario Provincial Police have released a facial reconstruction sketch of a man found dead along the Ottawa River shoreline two years ago.

Wildfire emerges from hibernation near Telegraph Creek, B.C.

The devastating Alkali Lake wildfire smouldered underground through the winter. 'Once it gets presented with the right weather conditions, it can re-emerge — and that's what we are seeing here,' a fire official said.

North End school kids working to help young Indigenous women feel empowered and safe

Two Grade 12 students from St. John's High School want changes to help young women feel empowered and safer in their own community. They organized an event at their school Thursday night to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

Climatologist David Phillips brings 'Not your grandparent's weather' talk to Regina

David Phillips says what you’re seeing outside is "Not your grandparent's weather." That’s the title of the free presentation the senior climatologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada is bringing to Regina on Thursday night.

Tents dismantled at Oppenheimer Park as city begins field maintenance

Dozens of people who have been camping at Vancouver's Oppenheimer Park for months were told to pack up and leave the area on Wednesday, as city crews said the park needed to be empty for maintenance work.

'I had to learn how to be human again.' The toll of video game crunch

Video game designer Osama Dorias describes the personal toll of working extreme overtime a.k.a. "crunch."

With Quebec dam at risk of failing, evacuation ordered on Rouge River in western Laurentians

Water levels at the hydroelectric dam at Bell Falls on the Rouge River in Quebec's western Laurentians reached heights never before seen Thursday, triggering a mandatory evacuation of houses downstream.

Sri Lanka funerals held under tight security

Following the Easter Sunday bombings, the wounds are still raw as funerals are held and businesses try and re-open amid heavy security, Susan Ormiston reports from Sri Lanka.

North Korea demanded $2M for return of captured American

U.S. President Donald Trump approved payment of a $2 million US bill presented by North Korea to cover its care of comatose American Otto Warmbier, a college student who died shortly after being returned home from 17 months in a North Korean prison, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.

Lachute residents fend off rising water as North River bursts its banks

The flooding is threatening homes and buildings in the town about 80 kilometres northwest of Montreal, including a seniors' residence which may eventually need to be evacuated.

Smuggler's Inn owner must put up sign, warning against entering Canada

The owner of a bed and breakfast that hugs the B.C.-Washington border has been released on bail on condition that he erect a large sign on his property warning against crossing into Canada. 

$235.5M will fund widening of Highway 1 in Langley

The money will go toward adding a new high-occupancy vehicle lane in each direction between 216th and 264th streets, officials announced Thursday.

Oilers' Connor McDavid among finalists for Ted Lindsay Award

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid is among the finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award for a third straight season.

Sitar, superheroes, legendary ladies and indie film: what's on in Calgary

Under the Influence with the CPO, Comic Expo, CUFF and more: the weekend is jam-packed with events

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Percussionist Julia Chien

Julia Chien doesn't just play the timpani and the marimba. She's recently expanded her menagerie of instruments to include the typewriter and the desk bell as well.