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A dog appears to be forced into turbulent water during the filming of "A Dog's Purpose" near Winnipeg in this 2015 handout photo taken from video footage provided to TMZ. A Toronto-based animal law organization has filed animal cruelty complaints over the treatment of a German shepherd on the set of the film "A Dog's Purpose." Animal Justice says footage apparently shot near Winnipeg in November 2015 shows the filmmakers forcing the dog into turbulent water. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - TMZ)

Rescue group cancels film pre-screening

A Vancouver dog-rescue organization has cancelled a scheduled Jan. 25 pre-screening fundraiser of A Dog's Purpose after the German shepherd star of the film was put under duress during one scene.

Friends and family of stabbing death victim Luka Gordic attend bail hearing for three men charged, at BC Provincial Court in North Vancouver, B.C. May 20, 2015. (Arlen Redekop/Postmedia Network)

Accused assaulted during break: Lawyer

A lawyer for a teen accused in the slaying of Burnaby teen Luka Gordic in Whistler told a judge Thursday that his client had been assaulted during a break in the trial.

Undated photo of Hells Angel David Giles. (Submitted photo, gangstersout.com)

Bid to set aside convictions dismissed

A bid by two members of the Hells Angels and two of their associates to set aside their convictions in a major cocaine conspiracy owing to trial delay was dismissed by a judge Wednesday.

Brandon Ma fills a bucket with sand and sand from the pile at VFD Fire Hall #7 1090 Haro St, Vancouver, January 05 2017. (Gerry Kahrmann / Postmedia Network)

Cities move to clean up salty roads

As Metro Vancouver begins to shake off the chill of the recent cold snap, the melting snow and ice on the streets is leaving behind piles of sand and salt that will need to be cleaned up before the rain returns this week.

UNICEF Canada CEO David Morley in action at UBC in Vancouver, BC., January 16, 2017. (NICK PROCAYLO/Postmedia Network)

UNICEF CEO speaks about high child poverty

When David Morley worked overseas with some of the world's most impoverished people, he loved to return home to "nice, boring" Canada. But the head of UNICEF Canada warns this country can only stay nice and boring if it soon addresses the persistent problem of domestic child poverty.

The MV Sun Sea cargo ship is docked at CFB Esquimalt in Victoria, B.C., on Aug. 17, 2010, after being intercepted at sea with hundreds of refugees on board. Two of the men who arrived on the ship are still being detained.

Accused smugglers not guilty: Lawyer

Lawyers for two of four men accused of helping smuggle 492 Tamil migrants into Canada aboard a cargo ship say their clients were acting for humanitarian reasons.