Contestants race to finish their poutine Tuesday. (MICHAEL MUI/24 HOURS)

Zombies dine on poutine

The self-proclaimed inventor of the “poutinerie” — poutine with lots of toppings — arrived in Vancouver Tuesday.

Federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair. (FILE PHOTO/QMI AGENCY)

Keep oil in Canada: Mulcair

Job creation in B.C. isn’t dependent on shipping oil to international markets, according to federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair.

First responders fight burning trains after a train derailment and explosion in Lac-Megantic, Quebec early July 6, 2013 in this file picture provided by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. (REUTERS/Transportation Safety Board of Canada/Files)

More safety audits needed: Watchdog

The train blast in Lac-Megantic, Que., that killed 47 people last year could happen again unless Transport Canada improves monitoring and forces railways, the TSB says.

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