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Canada's Down syndrome community helps teach Google how to understand speech

Canada's Down syndrome community helps teach Google how to understand speech

VANCOUVER — Anyone who's been frustrated with digital voice assistants Google, Alexa or Siri misunderstanding commands to play a certain song or access online information may find themselves pointlessly arguing with technology, but imagine the ubiqui
Kelowna RCMP dispose of bomb found during traffic stop

Kelowna RCMP dispose of bomb found during traffic stop

Burns Lake RCMP receive report of needle found in Halloween candy

BURNS LAKE, B.C. — The RCMP in Burns Lake, B.C., say they have received a report of a needle found in a piece of Halloween candy. The Mounties say in a news release the needle was discovered after a child asked a parent to check the candy.

First Nations, B.C. cabinet discuss updating laws to align with UN declaration

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's Indigenous leaders and provincial cabinet members are holding their annual meeting and Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs Grand Chief Stewart Phillip says, for the first time in six years, he has a sense of hope.

University of Northern BC Faculty Association issues 72-hour strike notice

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — The union representing faculty at the University of Northern British Columbia has issued a 72-hour strike notice.

B.C. police watchdog recommends charges against officers in stolen pickup crash

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — British Columbia's police watchdog has filed a report to the B.C. prosecution service for consideration of charges against officers involved in a crash in Kamloops last December.

Arrest made after two people killed, two hurt in Kamloops, B.C., crash

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — A man has been arrested following a deadly hit-and-run crash in the British Columbia Interior.

Two killed when SUV veers into B.C.'s Harrison Lake; survivor airlifted to care

AGASSIZ, B.C. — Two people have died and another has been seriously hurt in a crash that sent one vehicle tumbling down a slope into a lake east of Vancouver. RCMP from the Upper Fraser Valley detachment say they were alerted at around 10 a.m.
Patients lacking English need equal access to interpreters across Canada: doctor

Patients lacking English need equal access to interpreters across Canada: doctor

VANCOUVER — Waking up with worsening pain had Surjit Garcha worried, but the red blisters on her stomach were so alarming that she went to her neighbour's home to try and explain, in her limited English, that she needed help.
Phantoms of First World War honoured at B.C. prison

Phantoms of First World War honoured at B.C. prison

They laid 21 ghosts to rest near Victoria on Halloween.