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Canadian Blake Leibel is accused of torturing and murdering his girlfriend Iana Kasian in Los Angeles. (Facebook)

Toronto heir could face death penalty in U.S.

A Canadian accused of torturing, disfiguring and ultimately killing his girlfriend in their West Hollywood apartment last week could be put to death by the state of California if convicted because of the gruesome nature of his alleged crime.

The Delta Fire Department's soapbox car, designed to look like a fire engine. Bryan Kelly, Rotary Club of Tsawwassen

Soapbox derby coming to Tsawwassen

Forty-three soapbox racers will compete Saturday in Tsawwassen down a 700-foot raceway on Sixth Avenue as part of a local rotary club’s fundraising event.

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Data expert offers BC rankings alternative

A former Ministry of Education data worker has come up with his own version of school rankings that show how well students at schools are performing — by looking at score differences through the grades — without making the results a measuring contest.

A cardboard box serves as a makeshift home in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. FILE PHOTO, 24 HOURS

New arrivals add to Vancouver homeless rate

Vancouver’s homeless population is rising — the city has identified an increasing number of new homeless, either residents becoming homeless through poverty or new people moving in from other parts of B.C. and Canada.

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Coquitlam pet food bank expands program

The City of Coquitlam’s animal shelter routinely has more food than it has use for, so it’s been passing meals on to pets in need for years through its Pet Food Bank program.

Two teens have been arrested in connection with the brutal beatings of two Behavioural Health Foundation workers. (BROOK JONES/SELKIRK JOURNAL PHOTO)

Beating suspects arrested

Two teens wanted in connection with the brutal beatings of workers at the Behavioural Health Foundation near Selkirk have been arrested.

Ayanle Hassan Ali, 27. (Supplied photo/Toronto Police)

Terror charges laid in Forces attack

The man accused of walking into a military recruitment centre and stabbing soldiers at the behest of Allah is now facing nine terrorism charges, the RCMP announced Tuesday.

Angela Nicholson arrives at court in Prince Albert, Sask., Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Nicholson and Curtis Vey are accused of plotting to kill their spouses. Police believe the two accused were having an extramarital affair.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jennifer Graham

Woman says she went along with lover's murder plot

In an interview with police, Angela Nicholson said she agreed to go along with Curtis Vey's idea for her to light his house on fire by leaving a pot on a lit stove after Vey slipped sleeping pills into his wife's coffee because she loved Vey.

A worst-case Fraser River flood would cause more than $20 billion in total damages, according to the Fraser Basin Council. Getty Images

Major Lower Mainland flood could cost $30B

Although the possibility of a significant earthquake impacting British Columbia is often a local focus, the Fraser Basin Council on Monday highlighted the devastation that a major coastal or Fraser River flood would have on the Lower Mainland.

Students from east side Vancouver schools play against each other at BC Place as part of an outreach program. Michael Mui, 24 hours

Sports to keep east side kids on track

More than 700 students swarmed the pitch at BC Place Monday as part of a program targeted towards east side Vancouver schools to give kids the opportunities to try sports.

Jackie Healey, 24, was one of two women brutally beaten by two teenage boys at the Behavioural Health Foundation near Selkirk late Sunday night.

'They were meant to be killed’

Two Manitoba teenage boys are being sought by police after two female staff members were allegedly attacked and robbed at a long-term residential addictions treatment facility just north of Winnipeg.