Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top B.C. News as of 4 P.M

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top B.C. News as of 4 P.M

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Top B.C. News

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FRIDAY, Aug. 18

Here are the top B.C. and Yukon news stories from The Canadian Press as of 4 p.m. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops. Projected word counts and timing of stories and updates are subject to change.

Contact the B.C. bureau in Vancouver at 604-687-1662 or

TOP STORIES THIS HOUR:

'Deadpool 2' death: Investigators release details

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VANCOUVER -- British Columbia's workplace safety agency has released the first official account of a "Deadpool 2" stuntwoman's death, saying SJ Harris was thrown off a motorcycle and propelled through a plate glass window. The initial incident report issued by WorkSafeBC confirms witness accounts and adds new details to Monday's tragic crash in Vancouver during filming of the sequel to the popular superhero movie. By Laura Kane. 400 words. Moved Moves National and Entertainment.

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Former Neo-Nazi says youth can turn from hate

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VANCOUVER -- A former Neo Nazi from Vancouver says the violence in Charlottesville, Va., presents an opportunity for parents and educators to become more aware of how easily youth can be lured into a seemingly exciting but potentially deadly world of hate. Tony McAleer, 49, became immersed in white supremacy at age 15 when some skinheads befriended him through a subculture of punk music. 750 words. By Camille Bains. Moved National. PHOTO, AUDIO.

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ALSO IN THE NEWS:

B.C. premier condemns hate speech ahead of rally

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VICTORIA -- B.C. Premier John Horgan is denouncing hate speech ahead of a rally in Vancouver this weekend. In a statement, Horgan says the recent violence in Charlottesville, Va., was horrifying but the reality is that hate groups also organize and operate in Canada. 150 words. Moved National.

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State of emergency extended over wildfires

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