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Fake Facebook screenshot attempts to link Atlanta shootings to critical media coverage of China

A screenshot shared by a pro-Beijing group purporting to show the suspected Atlanta shooter posting an anti-China rant on Facebook is fake, the social media platform confirmed today. Facebook’s Policy Communications Director Andy Stone confirmed the screen capture was fake.

Metro Vancouver detached price rally slows down in September

The surprise surge in Metro Vancouver detached housing market is showing signs of a slowdown in September after an epic rally in August from a pandemic low. The OpenHousing House Price Index for detached properties – calculated using the generally-accepted

How the Coronavirus outbreak will change the face of driving and road travel

By Katlyn Mortimer The quarantine lockdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak is projected to drop CO2 emissions by over 6 percent this year, according to the World Meteorological Organization. While it may seem like a small feat, the effects of that

BC CDC recommends using “glory holes”, doggy style as safe sex during COVID-19

British Columbia Centre for Disease Control is recommending the of use “glory holes” and doggy style as safe sex practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. “If you’re feeling fine and have no symptoms of COVID-19, you can still have sex,” reads

Tornado warning issued for City of Calgary

At 9:40 p.m. MDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm that is possibly producing a tornado. Damaging winds, large hail and locally intense rainfall are also possible. The storm is located over northeast Calgary and is moving southeast

Canadians demand action as birth tourism operators go global

By Lisa Tanh Canadian citizens are demanding that federal government curb the practice of birth tourism as several underground businesses expand into global operations. Kerry Starchuk, a Richmond resident and anti-birth tourism activist, highlighted that some global operations have offices

Dozens of birds fall from sky in Tsawwassen, B.C.

By Staff Writer On September 14, dozens of starlings suddenly dropped from the skies onto the pavement in an episode reminiscent of a scene from Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring or Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. “The poor little guys were in

Snapchat Dysmorphia: Surgeons report that patients are trying to look more like their filters

By Marina Wang Forget Megan Fox’s nose or Angelina Jolie’s lips. The new plastic surgery trend is to look like the glossy-eyed filtered version of yourself from Snapchat, according to a recent paper published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. “Usually

Millennials drive the push towards vegetarianism

By Marina Wang A&W restaurants recently launched its Beyond Meat Burger, “made 100% by plant-based protein”, while Aroma Espresso Bar adds a new veggie patty to their menu. Meanwhile, Earl’s unveils a new vegan menu. The surge of vegetarian and

Chinese family who tried to immigrate to Canada by purchasing property conned by friend, BC court case reveals

By ThinkPol Staff A family from China who tried to immigrate to Canada under British Columbia’s investor immigration program by purchasing lower mainland real estate ended up being cheated by their childhood friend, according to a recently concluded BC Supreme