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No jackpot for alleged Vernon lottery ticket thief

A Vernon man who allegedly stole hundreds of lottery tickets has been arrested.On Dec. 7, Vernon North Okanagan RCMP responded to a report of a theft at the Co-op gas station on 27th Street.Police said a lone male entered the store and allegedly stole about $500 in lottery tickets.Witnesses told …

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China planning refugee camps along North Korean border: reports

China is considering plans for five refugee camps along its border with North Korea, according to media reports.Reports in the New York Times, the Guardian and other news outlets say a document shows that China has begun planning how to handle North Korean refugees in the event the situation in …

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Joey Lawrence says there’s ‘serious talks’ about a ‘Blossom’ revival

Following the successful TV revivals of such series as Full House, Gilmore Girls, Will & Grace, Roseanne and others, could Blossom be the next vintage sitcom to receive a modern-day revival?Story continues belowAccording to former Blossom star Joey Lawrence, the chances of the beloved 1990s sitcom about pre-teen Blossom (Mayim Bialik) …

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Mexico's presidential front-runner vows more welfare, formalizes bid

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican front-runner for next year’s election, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, formalized his bid for the presidency on Tuesday and promised his government would spend on the young, elderly and farmers. Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA), shows a document …

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Senators say effort to protect 'Dreamers' making progress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bipartisan push in the Senate to protect undocumented people who immigrated to the United States as children is gaining momentum as lawmakers try to wrap up negotiations, Republican Senator Jeff Flake said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Demonstrators protest in front of the White House after the …

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U.S. slaps terror charges on accused Times Square bomber

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday brought federal charges against the suspect in Monday’s attempted suicide bombing in one of New York City’s busiest commuter hubs, accusing him of supporting a foreign terrorist organization. Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi and self-described supporter of Islamic State, was also charged …

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U.S. to ease visa restrictions on Gambia from Dec. 12

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday that visa restrictions imposed on Gambia earlier this year will be lifted as of Dec. 12 after Banjul took steps to ensure its citizens ordered to leave the United States are re-admitted to the West African country. Reporting by Arshad …

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N.S driver, stopped for speeding with 2 kids in car, revoked licence, is charged with stunting

A Dartmouth man has been charged with stunting after police clocked him travelling 57 km/h over the posted speed limit while driving with a revoked licence.He also had two young children in the car.According to the RCMP, a member of their traffic services observed the vehicle driving at a high …

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Sanctioned tobogganing hills approved in Hamilton

Just in time for winter conditions, Hamilton politicians have approved a list of designated tobogganing hills.Similar to last year, when offered under a pilot program, the four sanctioned sites are at the Garth Street Reservoir, Chedoke Golf Course, Kings Forest Golf Course and Waterdown Memorial Park.Mayor Fred Eisenberger says it’s …

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Geminids meteor shower: How Canadians can view the year’s best celestial show

The year’s most intense meteor shower is set to peak in the night sky this week — and Canadians can catch a glimpse.The Geminids meteor shower will peak on the night of Dec. 13 and into the next morning, treating viewers to as many as 120 meteors an hour. Each meteoroid …