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, Nov. 24

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 .

COMING SATURDAY:

UBC develops new technique to identify food fraud

Food-Fraud-Beef

VANCOUVER -- The University of British Columbia has good news for anyone who's been a little nervous about sinking their teeth into a juicy hamburger ever since horse meat was found in European beef a few years ago. Researchers at the university have developed a new technique to identify unwanted animal products in ground beef, using a laser-equipped spectrometer and statistical analysis. By Laura Kane. (PHOTO)

MOVING SUNDAY:

Sales soar for marijuana advent calendars

Christmas-Cannabis

VANCOUVER -- A Vancouver cannabis company is scrambling to keep up with a flood of orders for marijuana-filled advent calendars, but the novel take on a popular Christmas tradition has some health experts ringing alarm bells. Lorilee Fedler of Coast to Coast Medicinals said she's been overwhelmed by the response since launching the holiday calendars earlier this month. By Geordon Omand. 637 words. (PHOTO)

TOP STORIES:

False killer whale dies at Vancouver Aquarium

Aquarium-Whale-Death

VANCOUVER -- A false killer whale has died at the Vancouver Aquarium, becoming the fourth cetacean to die at the facility in the past year. The aquarium said in a statement that Chester's behaviour changed Wednesday and despite intensive veterinary care, he died on Friday morning. PHOTO. 370 words.

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Oxford sends message to young word inventor

Word-Wonder

VICTORIA -- An editor at Oxford Dictionaries in the United Kingdom has sent an encouraging response to a six-year-old Victoria boy who created a buzz by inventing a word. Levi Budd came up with levidrome to define a word that forms a different word when spelled backwards, such as rats from star and wolf from flow. PHOTO.

ALSO IN THE NEWS:

Slide derails CP Rail train in Fraser Canyon

Hells-Gate-Derailment

VICTORIA -- British Columbia's Environment Ministry says a rock slide north of Hope derailed a freight train and led to a fuel spill in the Fraser River. …

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