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Indigenous youth chant 'stand up, fight back' at B.C. anti-pipeline protest About 100 people attended a protest Friday at the B.C. legislature to urge Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and B.C. Premier John Horgan to respect Wet'suwet'en laws. The protest comes two days after Indigenous youth occupied a B.C. government Energy and Mines Ministry office that ended when Victoria police arrested 13 people.

Former Giants GM Bobby Evans interviews for Astros' opening Hinch as the Houston Astros' new manager… Longtime Giants front-office executive Bobby Evans has interviewed for the Astros general manager vacancy, The Athletic reported on Saturday, making him the first known candidate to replace Jeff Luhnow. ON TEXAS SPORTS NATION: Breaking down the Astros' managerial candidates.

Trump chicken sets sail with 'Squid Pro Quo' in San Francisco The "Squid Pro Quo" is the Trump Chicken's "aquatic soulmate," organizers said. "As the GOP starts to present its case for Trump, we at Trump Chicken have been wondering why no one is taking to the streets," according to a release from Danelle Morton, a Trump Chicken organizer.

Uber vows to keep Surrey service going despite mayor's threats But Uber cars were still roaming Surrey streets on Saturday morning. "Surrey has requested that Uber pause operations, but we respectfully decline," the ride-hailing company said in a statement. "No other city is taking this approach." Uber and main competitor Lyft both received provincial operating approval on Thursday.

The World According to #SFG As per usual, there wasn't much Giants news this week. And unlike last week, there wasn't a major MLB scandal to discuss, unless you're really, really upset about Derek Jeter falling one vote short of a unanimous first-ballot election to the Hall of Fame.

Uber, Lyft land at YVR immediately after launch of ride-hailing in Metro Vancouver Uber and Lyft landed at YVR bright and early Friday morning as ride-hailing officially went live in Metro Vancouver, but didn't quite make it to B.C. Ferries terminals. Vancouver was the first to issue business licences to the ride-hailing giants within mere hours of the announcement that their applications to the B.C.

Weekend BP: Jewell and Oaks are sticking around After designating Jake Jewell and Trevor Oaks for assignment, the Giants outrighted both players to the minor leagues after they cleared waivers. As Alex Pavlovic notes in the tweet above, this is why the Giants make so many minor moves that often seem pointless.

Giants sign power hitter Darin Ruf to minor league deal The Giants are taking a chance on a brawny, slow-moving slugger from Korea's baseball league to bolster their feeble power numbers. According to the Athletic's Jayson Stark, San Francisco signed former Philadelphia Phillies 1B/OF Darin Ruf to a minor league contract, which comes with an invitation to spring training.

B.C. health officials prepare for possible virus spread after containing SARS Centre for Disease Control say they're applying lessons learned from the SARS outbreak 17 years ago as they prepare for another deadly virus. Doctor Danuta Skowronski said Friday there are no confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in B.C. and the risk of contracting the illness here is very low.

Giants Outright Jake Jewell, Trevor Oaks The Giants continued their roster-churning efforts by outrighting pitchers Jake Jewell and Trevor Oaks. Among those to tweet the news was Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group. Both of these 26-year-old right-handers were acquired earlier in the offseason through waiver claims, then dropped to allow the club to acquire two additional hurlers.

Let’s be sad about Barry Bonds together Bonds was predictably denied from the Hall of Fame. Let’s stare at his career numbers in sadness and awe.

B.C. man follows phone and glasses into sump pit, gets stuck upside down When they arrived, he says they found the man upside down with his head just above the water level in a small, rectangular sump pit located at the rear of a home. Thomson says the man had removed the sump pump for service and then accidentally dropped his phone and glasses into the pit.

Vancouver Police identify city's third murder victim of 2020 A 45-year-old woman has been identified as the city's third homicide victim of the year. Tonya Hyer was killed January 19 in Gastown. Paramedics responding to a call at 112 Water Street at about 1:30 a.m. called police. "The victim had been injured but paramedics were unable to resuscitate her," said police in a news release.

The ride of your life: Ride hailing finally arrives in Vancouver Both Uber and Lyft are beginning operations this morning, just one day after B.C.'s Passenger Transportation Board gave them the green light to ride-hailing services in Metro Vancouver.

Toolshed: Burrell knows way to San Jose During the 2020 season, Pat Burrell is going to enter a Minor League dugout and have to introduce himself. He could lead with his status as a 12-year Major Leaguer. The 292 career homers. The top-20 National League MVP finishes in 2002 and 2005. He could breeze right into his two World Series rings.

Conversations That Matter: The science of greenhouse gases Part 2 of the conversation with Greg Flato, an Environment Canada climate scientist, discusses the dynamics of carbon dioxide in the troposphere, the tropopause and the stratosphere. Carbon in one layer of the atmosphere has a completely different effect on the admission and containment of heat from the sun than in the other.

Friday BP: Prospects, not wins The 2020 MLB season is right around the corner, which means it's time to prepare for two things: San Francisco Giants baseball, and San Francisco Giants losses. Get used to both, folks. Sources familiar with the San Francisco Giants tell me that the team anticipates played 162 games this year, which is a lot of games.

Mets make it official, announce Rojas as their new manager NEW YORK - The Mets made it official, hiring Luis Rojas as their manager to replace Carlos Beltrán. New York announced the move Thursday, a week after Beltrán departed without managing a game. Rojas, who had been the Mets' quality control coach, was given a multiyear contract.

Giants' Darin Ruf: Reaches deal with San Francisco Giants' Darin Ruf: Reaches deal with San Francisco.

Report: Giants sign outfielder who thrived in Korea to minor league deal Ruf has hit 35 career home runs in parts of five seasons with Philadelphia, but spent the last three years in the Korean Baseball Organization where he slugged a combined 86 home runs and posted an on-base percentage of at least.396 in each of his three seasons.

Giants Sign Darin Ruf The Giants have inked first baseman / outfielder Darin Ruf to a minor league contract, Jayson Stark of The Athletic reports. The deal includes an invitation to major league spring training.

Squamish lands low-carbon construction startup Nexii to bolster clean-tech cred Nexii Building Solutions, the Vancouver-headquartered startup selling the construction sector on an alternative, lower-carbon building system, is proposing to produce its materials in Squamish, the company said Thursday.

Ian Mulgrew: Coverage not denial needed in Medicare crisis A new report by the Fraser Institute says the de facto ban looks like folly since we are alone among 17 countries - including Australia, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands - who provide universal health-care.

Giants: Four players on the roster bubble entering spring training There are multiple spots up for grabs on the Giants roster and several players teetering on the roster bubble. Ahead we've highlighted four such players.

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