Amazon embarks on hiring blitz as Vancouver Island distribution centre to open next month

Amazon says it needs 100 to 150 positions filled by mid to late October when its Sidney, B.C., distribution centre is expected to open. (CTV News) Amazon says it needs 100 to 150 positions filled by mid to late October when its Sidney, B.C., distribution centre is expected to open. (CTV News)

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San Francisco will allow police to deploy robots that kill

Supervisors in San Francisco voted Tuesday to give city police the ability to use potentially lethal, remote-controlled robots in emergency situations -- following an emotionally charged debate that reflected divisions on the politically liberal board over support for law enforcement.