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Jury rules Led Zeppelin did not steal riff for Stairway to Heaven

After deliberating into a second day a jury in Los Angeles has ruled that Led Zeppelin did not steal a riff to help write their rock classic 'Stairway to Heaven.' The trial featured testimony — often humorous — from Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.

Video of bad parking leads to hit-and-run charge against teen

Vancouver - Charges were laid against an unlicensed teen driver after a video of his difficulty in putting his mother's SUV back into the garage was recorded and posted on YouTube.

German police kill gunman but hostages survive, motive unknown

A gunman is dead but no one inside the German movie complex in which he fired his weapon Thursday was killed. There are reports of two dozen or more injuries but those injuries are related to police-fired tear gas, officials said.

Braden Holtby wins Vezina Trophy, 5th year in row a new winner

Doubtless Washington Capital's goalie Braden Holtby would prefer it was the Stanley Cup he's just won, but he'll have to settle for the Vezina Trophy. Holtby was announced the winner today and it accents a new trend in the award.

Op-Ed: Vancouver Canucks please trade for contract and get youth, pick

My suspicion is that it is frustrating for most fans of the Vancouver Canucks to hear GM Jim Benning repeat over and over again his mantra of making the team competitive now. Of putting the 2017 playoffs ahead of the franchise's next decade, or more.

Canada's GHGSat launches greenhouse gas satellite

When India's PSLV rocket was launched on Tuesday, among the 20 satellites put into orbit around the Earth was a GHGSat satellite named "Claire," the world's first satellite capable of measuring greenhouse gas emissions from industrial facilities.

Monarch butterfly: Canadian towns to help endangered species

An American study released earlier this year said there is a possibility that the number of monarch butterflies could fall so low their migratory patterns will be disrupted. The study authors said that could lead to the Monarch becoming "quasi-extinct."

B.C. man charged for creating revenge website to destroy ex-wife

Vancouver - A Canadian man is facing a charge of criminal harassment after he created a "revenge website" in an attempt to make his ex-wife as miserable as possible. Prosecutors initially refused to charge him, finding no threats had been made.

Lower fat chocolate? Now possible thanks to U.S. researchers

Anybody out there like chocolate at all? Anybody maybe LOVE chocolate? In case anybody does and worries its fat content is a trifle high, some physicists have come to the rescue by inventing a way to make chocolate with a lower-fat content.

X-Files' Gillian Anderson asks SeaWorld to release orca whales

Gillian Anderson, who rose to fame in the 90s TV series 'The X-Files,' has again spoken out in defence of the orca whales, also known as killer whales, that remain in captivity at SeaWorld. She wants them released to a coastal sanctuary.

Canada reduces waiting period for gay men to donate blood

Ottawa - Canada has loosened requirements for gay men who want to donate blood, reducing the compulsory period of sexual abstinence from five years to one year.

Op-Ed: Bob Arum compares Lomachenko to Manny Pacquiao - and Muhammad Ali

Bob Arum is getting close to his 85th birthday so perhaps we should excuse him if he embraces hyperbole a little more than even boxing promoters normally do. But comparing a rising fighter, relatively untested professionally, to Muhammad Ali?

As the heat creeps north, Quebec's forests may become a refuge

A study of over 26,000 trees across an area the size of Spain in Quebec's boreal forest showed there will be winners and losers as global warming inches northward.

Review: Bravo's meditative cop drama '19-2' returns for Season 3 Special

'19-2': The squad deals with the fallout of Sgt. Houle's double life in the Season 3 premiere of Bravo's award-winning cop drama.

Op-Ed: Golfer's joke at expense of Rachel Notley not funny, but crude

I'm reading a novel that takes place in the 12th century and before learning of a lame stunt that targeted Alberta's premier, Rachel Notley, I read a scene where knights torment a cat. Great scene, showed what a jerk a certain character was.

Proposed Montreal pit bull ban would not have saved woman's life

The mayor of Montreal told media today his city is working toward having a ban of pit bulls in place by September. However, the proposed ban is not an outright ban and would not have saved the life of a woman recently killed by a pit bull.

Bob Arum says Lomachenko comparable, maybe better, than Pacquiao

When boxing promoter Bob Arum talks about the sport he loves people tend to listen. The Top Rank promoter continues to represent fighters that win and he thinks a newly crowned champion he has ranks up there with perhaps his greatest boxer.

The Times in U.K. supports decriminalizing illegal drugs

The U.K's Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) recently published a paper advocating the decriminalization of all illegal drugs in Britain and the society has an influential backer. The Times newspaper agrees and has published a piece saying as much.

Calgary-based airline on rare rescue mission to Antarctica

Calgary - Two Twin Otter bush planes out of Calgary, Canada are on a rare and dangerous rescue mission this week to evacuate two workers at the Amundsen-Scott research station.

Canada gets set to address the future of drug use

Toronto - On June 17, Dr. Jane Philpott, the federal Minister of Health, opens the 2nd national conference on “Charting the Future of Drug Policy in Canada,” in Toronto. The focus is on Canada's changing approach to drug use.
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