Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top B.C. News as of 11 A.M

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top B.C. News as of 11 A.M

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Top B.C. News

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FRIDAY, June 12

B.C. NEWS ADVISORY

Here are the Top B.C. News stories from The Canadian Press as of 11 a.m. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops.

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COMING LATER:

Premier says 'No' to namaste

Yoga-Day

VICTORIA -- Premier Christy Clark has withdrawn her participation from a massive yoga event she helped spearhead that's set to close a major bridge in Vancouver. By Dirk Meissner. Quickhit moving by 11:45 a.m.

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Petronas LNG go-ahead seen as an good sign

LNG-Petronas

A Malaysian-led consortium's conditional go-ahead for the Pacific Northwest LNG project sends an encouraging signal to other players planning to export gas from the West Coast, says Jackie Forrest, vice president at Arc Financial in Calgary. But the so-called "final investment decision" from the group isn't quite final - it still needs to clear an environmental assessment. And observers say gaining First Nations support could be a stumbling block, too. 500 words. By Lauren Krugel in Calgary.

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Captive-Whales

Aquarium responds to Senator's call to end cetacean captivity

VANCOUVER - Vancouver Aquarium CEO John Nightingale will respond to a Liberal Senator's plan to introduce legislation to prevent the keeping of whales and dolphins in captivity. The aquarium has a $100 million expansion underway including larger whales and dolphin tanks, but the company has had two of its cetaceans die in 2015. By Laura Kane. 500 words. PHOTO. AUDIO.

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Schoenborn-Hearing

VANCOUVER -- B.C.'s Criminal Justice Branch has signalled it will release a decision about whether Crown will appeal the B.C. Review Board's approval for escorted daytrips for Allan Schoenborn, who killed his three children while suffering psychosis. …

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