Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top B.C. News at 3 P.M

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top B.C. News at 3 P.M

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Top B.C. News


FRIDAY, Jan. 26

Here are the top B.C. and Yukon news stories from The Canadian Press as of 3 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 .


Politics rife with 'frat boy' behaviour: Clark


VANCOUVER -- Former British Columbia premier Christy Clark has weighed in on the discussion around sexual misconduct in Canadian politics, saying she saw plenty of "frat boy behaviour" during her time in public office. Clark, who was the first woman elected premier in B.C., penned a lengthy post on Facebook Thursday in which she called politics an often "brutally sexist" business and thanked the women who have come forward to report. 500 words. By Laura Kane. Moved National.


Man acquitted of terror charges sues Canada


VANCOUVER -- A British Columbia man acquitted of terrorism-related charges has filed a lawsuit against the provincial and federal governments, arguing he was maliciously prosecuted in violation of his charter rights. Othman Hamdan was charged in 2015 over 85 Facebook posts in which he supported some actions of Islamic State militants and celebrated "lone wolf" terrorists. Last year, a B.C. judge ruled his comments might have been offensive, but they didn't constitute inciting terrorism. By Laura Kane. 480 words. Moved National.


A life of pie: B.C. woman bakes works of art


VANCOUVER -- Jessica Clark-Bojin remembers at one time having a reputation for her lack of cooking skills."I couldn't crack an egg. I was shooed out at family gatherings," says the Vancouver native, laughing. "I had no experience in a kitchen whatsoever." 450 words. By Geordon Omand. Moves National and Lifestyles. PHOTO, AUDIO.



Smoky wine a remnant of B.C. wildfires

VANCOUVER -- Smoky overtones can ruin a nice bottle of wine, but researchers in British Columbia have found protecting grapes from capturing the flavour of wildfires can be difficult. Wesley Zandberg, an assistant chemistry at the University of British Columbia's campus in the Okanagan, has found that wine grapes quickly absorb smoke compounds, but the unwanted flavour and smell often can't be detected on the fruit. …

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