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Steel wheel rims: Buyers look for unique stamp on cars and trucks

There are many reasons why car owners adorn their vehicles with OEM wheel rims and it is a business that has flourished. Like a lot of things in our culture, looks and individuality are the biggest reasons for putting OEM wheel rims on a vehicle.

Coagulant to stop blood loss, save lives, being developed at UBC

A product that could save lives daily all over the world is being developed by researchers at UBC in Vancouver. The remarkable powder is being designed to travel through the flow of blood and stop bleeding at its source.

Researchers create new pasta to combat diabetes, bad cholesterol

In the evolving world of new food creation scientists say they have developed a new "prebiotic" pasta that battles illness. It is enriched, they say, with a fibre that fights diabetes and bad cholesterol, among other health problems.

Massive sinkhole in Australia swallows cars, entire campsite

A sinkhole in Queensland, Australia has swallowed an entire campsite. The phenomena started in the night and sleeping campers had to wake up quickly and scramble for safety. There were no fatalities.

New drug for Alzheimer's Disease calms agitated patients

People stricken with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia are often faced with bouts of agitation. During the progression of their illness they may have periods of agitated pacing, throwing objects and even physical violence. A new drug may stop that.

Dad punches cougar and saves 2-year-old daughter from mauling

A family in British Columbia is happy that Dad has a pretty good right hand. If he didn't? Then a two-year-old girl, the man's daughter, may not have survived a cougar attack.

Reykjavik city council boycotts goods from 'apartheid' Israel

City leaders in Reykjavik, Iceland's capital, have voted in favor of a boycott of Israeli goods to protest the ongoing illegal occupation of Palestinian land and the Jewish state's "racial apartheid government."

Tripped-up by camera-woman, Syrian refugee given job in Spain

This story is similar to the story of Ahmed Mohamed, the American boy arrested for making a homemade clock who wound up getting invited to the White House.  In this story a Syrian refugee was tripped-up by a journalist and wound up getting a job.

Op-Ed: Floyd Mayweather will fight Manny Pacquiao again — bank on it

Let's start here: Floyd Mayweather has as much chance of retiring before fighting Manny Pacquiao again as Donald Trump has of fading gracefully into the night. Ain't gonna happen. With Trump it is hubris preventing it, with Money Mayweather it's money.

Volcano in Japan erupts but this time there are no deaths

Japan's small island of Kyushu is not a safe place to be right now. That's because on Monday the island's volcano erupted and sent plumes of smoke and gaseous chemicals into the air and down the side of the mountain.

Twins who both birthed twins are each pregnant again with twins

KSL-TV in Utah reported a double whammy of a story this week when they told the tale of identical twins Kerri Bunker and Kelli Wall. Each of them have given birth to twins and now each are pregnant again.

Video of orcas feeding on seal taken by Lasqueti island paddlers

Dag Goering and Maria Coffey, travel guides from Lasqueti Island in British Columbia, have been around whales a lot in their careers. But they haven’t had whales all around them before, at least not while those whales were chasing dinner.

Pacquiao mad as anti-doping agency says Mayweather did no wrong

The flap over Floyd Mayweather taking an IV of vitamins on the day before his May 2 victory over Manny Pacquiao may be no more than a tempest in a syringe. That's the word from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) today.

Colorado marijuana users get a day without paying pot tax

Marijuana smokers in most other states in the U.S. are jealous of Colorado pot smokers, who live in a state where recreational pot smoking is legal. Now they will have to be jealous for a second reason. At least for a day.

Pope Francis draws crowd during visit to optician for new glasses

People in Rome, where Vatican City is of course located, are accustomed to seeing the Pope. He does, after all, have a weekly address and is present at other events. But on Tuesday evening some got an extra glimpse of him — buying new glasses.

Dinosaur footprint from Tyrannosaur discovered in Tumbler Ridge

A student and her father found the world's 15th known Tyrannosaur footprint near the B.C. town of Tumbler Ridge in August in an area where 8 of the other footprints were found. The difference is that this one is very close to Tumbler Ridge itself.

Iceland mulls more refugees after Facebook appeal

Reykjav - Iceland may take in more refugees than the 50 originally planned for 2015 and 2016, the government said Wednesday after a Facebook appeal urged it to welcome more people.

More than 10,000 Icelanders ready to welcome Syrians

Reykjav - More than 10,000 Icelanders said Monday on Facebook they were ready to welcome Syrian refugees into their homes after the government said it would only let in a handful.

Video: Humpback whale doing back-flip caught on camera

If you've never seen a humpback whale do a backflip - and few have - you'll want to have a quick look at both a video and a photo that show just that. The woman who took the photo runs a whale cruise tour and she'd never seen a whale do a backflip.

Wonderful video of 50 orca killer whales playing off B.C. Coast

Orca whales, also called killer whales, playing amongst themselves, breaching the water in their natural habitat, is a common sight off the coast of B.C. But to see 50 of them swmmiing and playing together, from two different pods, that is a rare treat.
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