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  1. Italy's president demanded guarantees Saturday that all the nation's roads are safe following the Genoa highway bridge collapse, after he hugged and comforted mourners at a state funeral in the grieving port city. President Sergio Mattarella spoke quietly to victims' families before t...
  2. John Allore last saw his 19-year-old sister Theresa on a foggy day in the fall of 1978, as she boarded a train in Saint John, N.B., to head home to Quebec after Thanksgiving weekend. Allore, then 14, remembers giving her a Styx album to mark her 19th birthday before she headed back to Quebec'...
  3. UPDATED 12:08 p.m. An emotional afternoon for the city of Fredericton is winding to a close after a regimental funeral was held for two slain officers. Thousands of police officers and first responders filled the Aitken Centre at the University of New Brunswick for the funeral, where Constable...
  4. We are seriously interested in understanding the sun for two reasons. First, it is the only star in the universe that is close enough to study in fine detail. Knowing how the sun works is an important step in making sense of the many different types of stars that in their billions populate our...
  5. Interior Health has launched an appeal of a $628,000 penalty issued to it by WorkSafeBC related to an assault on an employee in 2016. Interior Health was fined following a WorkSafeBC investigation into an attack on an employee at a mental health drop-in centre in Princeton. When the penalty wa...
  6. UPDATE 10:36 a.m. The owner of the goats has been found. Janine Johnson wants to reunite five wayward goats with their rightful owner, but so far no one has stepped up to claim the animals. The goats were found wandering the McLeod Subdivision in Spallumcheen earlier this week and Johnson...
  7. Smoke has forced a partial cancellation of the Kelowna Apple Triathlon. The announcement was made Saturday morning as a thick pall of smoke from area wildfires blanketed the Valley. “This is obviously an unfortunate situation, but the health and safety of every athlete scheduled to hit t...
  8. It's 10:30 Friday night, and standing on the corner of 37th Avenue and 29th Street in downtown Vernon is Steve Rosset and his wife, Priscillia. If it wasn't for the faint laughter of a few distant party-goers leaving the bar, or the echo of a shopping cart being pushed down the main stre...
  9. The German government says it has made no preparations for the possibility that aliens might land in the European country. In a response to questions from opposition Green Party lawmaker Dieter Janecek, the government said "there are no protocols or plans for a possible first contact with al...
  10. UPDATE 9:55 a.m. Highway 97A is now open to single-lane alternating traffic. Original story Highway 97A is closed in both directions because of a motor vehicle incident. DriveBC is reporting the road it closed five kilometres north of Enderby. A detour is available through the Ender...