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December 13th

Thursday Baking Club shared a link

Mince Pies

  In all truth, I had my first Mince Pie during my 30th Christmas. I’d never really seen them, or noticed them, at Christmas in Canada but after moving to the UK they were everywhere. And I was intrigued and a...

December 6th

Thursday Baking Club shared a link

Gingerbread Cookies

It’s been a while Thursday Baking Club! After a month long hiatus filled with travels (and sampling tasty food) I’m back just in time for some holiday baking and over the next few weeks I’ll share with you some of...

December 3rd

Global BC shared a link

Tourism Vancouver partners with Airbnb

A first-of-its kind agreement between Tourism Vancouver and Airbnb is aimed at promoting the city as a premier, world class destination ​

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Huge cave discovered in B.C. interior

B.C.’s geologists, cavers and even the tourism industry are abuzz over word of the discovery of one of the largest caves in Canada in the B.C. interior. Kylie Stanton reports.

October 25th

Thursday Baking Club shared a link

Pumpkin Pasties

Favourite things about autumn. Abundance of candy. Abundance of crunchy leaves. And of course abundance of all things pumpkin! I must admit I’m not a fan of the almighty Pumpkin Spice Latte but I am a fan of pumpkin pie...

October 24th

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IOC says they have committed $1.2B to Calgary Olympics

Wed, Oct 24: Christophe Dubi, Olympic Games executive director with the IOC, says the committee has promised $1.2 billion to an Olympics in Calgary.

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Winter Olympics makes sense for Calgary: IOC

Wed, Oct 24: The IOC’s Christophe Dubi explains why it thinks Calgary makes sense as the host for the 2026 Winter Olympic games.

Global BC shared a link

BC Ferry captured in fishing net near Nanaimo

Some commercial fishing boats caught more than they could handle on Wednewsday: a B.C. ferry.

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New bus service to take over in B.C. from Greyhound

A new bus service is gearing up to take over some of the B.C. routes that are being shut down by Greyhound. Sarah MacDonald reports.

Cranbrook Daily Townsman shared a link

B.C. Youtuber exits homemade, air-tight ‘biodome’ after 14 hours

Kurtis Baute sealed himself ‘in a jar’ to continue the discussion about climate change

October 23rd

Cranbrook Daily Townsman shared a link

China opens mega-bridge linking Hong Kong to mainland

The $20 billion bridge took almost a decade to build while incurring major delays and cost overruns The post China opens mega-bridge linking Hong Kong to mainland appeared first on Cranbrook Daily Townsman.

Global Calgary shared a link

Want to take a family gap year? Here’s how 2 Canadian families are making it work

A growing number of Canadian families are embarking on round-the-world trips with their kids — here's how you can make it work.

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Everything you need to know to vote in Calgary’s Olympic plebiscite

Wondering where, how and when you can vote in the upcoming Olympic plebiscite in Calgary? This guide has all the information you need.

October 22nd

Global BC shared a link

Rotating strikes by Canaada Post continue across the country

Canada Post workers continue their rotating strikes in a number of cities across the country. Tanya Beja tells us how the job action is expected to affect service, including B.C.’s referendum on proportional representation.

E-Know shared a link

No Place for Wolverines launch Oct. 27

Local award-winning author Dave Butler is celebrating the release of his second Jenny Willson mystery novel. Coming hot on the heels of Full Curl, (2018...

Global Calgary shared a link

MEC CEO addresses lack of diversity, inclusion in advertising

"By updating our approach to imagery to be more inclusive, we hope that more people will see themselves as part of the co-op and feel welcome at MEC."

Global BC shared a link

Canada Post rotating strikes begin in Victoria B.C.

Victoria is joining Edmonton, Windsor and Halifax in the rotating strikes.

Global Calgary shared a link

Calgary waits to hear from feds about 2026 Olympic bid, Notley suggests IOC could pay more

With the clock ticking towards a Calgary vote on hosting the 2026 Winter Games, what the federal government and the city are willing to spend remains unclear.

Global BC shared a link

What’s behind the string of earthquakes off Vancouver Island?

Geophysicist and disaster researcher Mika McKinnon talks about the latest series of quakes to strike B.C. and what could have caused them.

Cranbrook Daily Townsman shared a link

New faces will be at the RDEK board table

New mayors, elctoral area directors will be represented in the RDEK for the next four years The post New faces will be at the RDEK board table appeared first on Cranbrook Daily Townsman.

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Priorities for an age-friendly Cranbrook

Cranbrook Age Friendly Advisory Committee survey identifies key concerns The post Priorities for an age-friendly Cranbrook appeared first on Cranbrook Daily Townsman.

Global BC shared a link

Airbnb guest was charged $200 — it was reversed, then he was charged 4 times more

That, too, was reversed. But the guest said he'll never use Airbnb again.

Kootenay Business Magazine shared a link

Rossland’s newest ski-in, ski-out hotel set to open

Boutique accommodations meet authentic Red Mountain adventure at The Josie

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ICE deal two Taphorns for Nick Bowman

The Kootenay ICE announced on Monday that it’s acquired 2000-born forward Nick Bowman and a 2021 sixth round draft pick from the Moose Jaw Warriors...

Global Calgary shared a link

Online maps highlight impact of climate change on Canada’s boreal forests

New online maps let viewers zero in on how climate change will affect their part of Canada's boreal forest.

Cranbrook Daily Townsman shared a link

Election watchdog seeks digitally savvy specialists to zero in on threats

Move follows troublesome evidence of online Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election The post Election watchdog seeks digitally savvy specialists to zero in on threats appeared first on Cranbrook Daily Townsman.

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Canada’s first veterans village of tiny homes goes into production

Mon, Oct 22: Calgary’s Homes for Heroes Foundation has started production of over a dozen 275-square-foot homes that will soon be part of Canada’s first veterans village. Sarah Offin reports.

Cranbrook Daily Townsman shared a link

Committee calls for Town Hall meeting to deal with Ice “relocation” story

Green Bay Committee will address Winnipeg Free Press story, also launch ‘Reach Out’ season ticket campaign The post Committee calls for Town Hall meeting to deal with Ice “relocation” story appeared first on Cranbrook Daily Townsman.

Global BC shared a link

Canada Post strike not expected to impact proportional representation referendum: Elections BC

B.C.’s chief electoral officer Anton Boegman said he didn’t expect the postal strike to affect the mailing out of voting packages for the upcoming referendum, but will extend the voting period if necessary.

Global BC shared a link

What you need to know about the proportional representation voting package

B.C.’s chief electoral officer Anton Boegman walks through what you’ll find in your proportional representation referendum voting package, and how to fill out the ballot and send it in.

Cranbrook Daily Townsman shared a link

Cranbrook’s plummeting voter turnout

In our previous episode (2014) of “Cranbrook’s incredible shrinking voter-turn-out,” (a hit TV series brought to you by democracy): 39.64 per cent. The post Cranbrook’s plummeting voter turnout appeared first on Cranbrook Daily Townsman.

October 21st

Global BC shared a link

The collapse of Vision Vancouver

One of the biggest stories of election night in Vancouver was the virtually complete wipeout of Vision Vancouver, the party that dominated the city’s politics for the last decade.

Global Calgary shared a link

Calgary restaurant offering ‘reckless gourmet’ menu options

Jeremy Milligan, owner of Alumni Sandwich & Liquor Bar, and Wall Wo, the restaurant’s chef, join Global News Calgary to talk about their goal of bringing ‘reckless gourmet’ dishes to Calgarians. They also make some of the most popular items...

Global BC shared a link

B.C. municipal election wrap

It was a big night in Metro Vancouver, with new mayors elected in more than a dozen communities, including the region’s three largest cities.

Global Calgary shared a link

Sight Night 2018

Registration is now open for Sight Night 2018! Sight Night Calgary 2018 is set to take place on Saturday, November 17th! Light up the night along the Bow River Pathway for a 5K or 8K run or a 3K run...

Global BC shared a link

Old tank restored

A Langley man has taken restoring old vehicles to a whole new level. It’s not classic cars he works on but World War Two tanks. He has seven of them.

Global Okanagan shared a link

‘A real sea change’: Vision Vancouver virtually wiped out after decade of power

With all the votes counted, the once-dominant Vision Vancouver has been reduced to a single school trustee, a far cry from its breakthrough 2008 election.

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Canada Post union workers to begin rotating nationwide strikes Monday morning

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) announced Sunday that it will begin rotating strikes on Monday morning at 12:01 a.m. in Victoria, Edmonton and Windsor, and at 1:01 a.m. in Halifax.

E-Know shared a link

A big week for Martial Arts Family Centre

This weekend and the up coming week are very important for local gym, Rocky Mountain Martial Arts Family Centre. Two fighters are testing their skills...

October 20th

E-Know shared a link

Spooktacular at Fort Steele Oct. 27

Get ready for another amazing Spooktacular time at Fort Steele Heritage Town on Saturday, Oct. 27. The staff at Fort Steele have been busy busy...

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McCormick re-elected Kimberley Mayor

Don McCormick will return for a second four-year term as City of Kimberley Mayor, with four incumbent councillors also returning to office. Chief Election Officer...

Global Calgary shared a link

Owners of Calgary roast house share new menu items

John Jackson and Connie DeSousa, co-owners and co-chefs of CHARCUT, join Global News Calgary to share some items on the restaurant’s new menu.

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Calgary blogger shows off Halloween décor ideas

Lifestyle blogger Ryan Massel joins Global News Calgary to discuss how to create Halloween decorations without breaking the bank.

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Calgary auditions for Big Brother Canada

If you’re a fan of “Big Brother Canada,” Saturday was your lucky day. Hundreds lined up outside Cowboys Casino to audition to be a cast member for the seventh season. Deb Matejicka has more.

Global BC shared a link

GardenWorks – Planting Garlic

Top gardening tips from the folks at Gardenworks.

Cranbrook Daily Townsman shared a link

B.C. tickets win big in Lotto Max draw

Jackpot carried over; B.C. tickets share Max Millions prizes The post B.C. tickets win big in Lotto Max draw appeared first on Cranbrook Daily Townsman.

October 19th

Global Okanagan shared a link

Sunshine Coast dream homes become nightmares as sinkholes threaten subdivision

Sinkholes and erosion have turned the dream of home ownership into an expensive nightmare for residents of a Sechelt neighbourhood.

October 18th

Thursday Baking Club shared a link

Cinnamon Star Bread

Did you know that this week is National Baking Week? Though to be honest every week for me is Baking Week.  I’ve been travelling the last few weeks which has made it a bit more difficult to get some baking...

October 11th

Thursday Baking Club shared a link

Millionaire’s Shortbread

Last year, while doing a “New Baking Recipe A Week” challenge, I watched an episode of Great British Bake Off (to be honest, most of my baking stories start with an episode of the show) and their task was to...

October 10th

Global BC shared a link

Enbridge natural gas pipeline explodes near Prince George

A section of an Enbridge pipeline ruptured and caused an explosion north east of Prince George.Residents were evacuated, no injuries reported. Anne Drewa explains.