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Okanagan First Nation turns to Texas to rid land of bullets, bombs

July 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Okanagan First Nation turns to Texas to rid land of bullets, bombs

Texas A&M to help band clear reserve of war training ordnance material VANCOUVER – Ten members from British Columbia’s Okanagan Indian Band have been selected for specialized training to learn how to rid their reserve of the buried bullets and bombs that have accumulated over a century. Military training dating back to the Boer War has littered […]

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VPD pleasantly surprised in Downtown Eastside Vancouver sting operation

July 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
VPD pleasantly surprised in Downtown Eastside Vancouver sting operation

Downtown Eastside Vancouver locals quickly accepted undercover officer A 30-year veteran of the Vancouver Police Department recently went undercover as a wheelchair bound person in an effort to identify a suspect preying on vulnerable people in Downtown Eastside Vancouver. Instead, VPD Staff Sgt. Mark Horsley says he and his colleagues discovered that the much-maligned community was filled with honest, caring people. […]

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Saskatchewan forest fire fight: Troops trade camo for jumpsuits

July 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
Saskatchewan forest fire fight: Troops trade camo for jumpsuits

Orange is the new green in Saskatchewan forest fire battle MONTREAL LAKE, Sask. – “Watch out for the widowmakers!” The platoon commander shouts the warning to about 200 soldiers slogging their way through the dense brush, blackened trees and smouldering ash in the tiny First Nations community of Montreal Lake, about 250 kilometres north of Saskatoon. A […]

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Soldiers help fight Saskatchewan fires, foreign crews head west

July 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Soldiers help fight Saskatchewan fires, foreign crews head west

Some progress made on Saskatchewan fires Soldiers began helping crews fight wildfires threatening communities in northern Saskatchewan on Wednesday, as other western provinces called in help from foreign countries. About 360 troops were building fire guards and clearing brush near La Ronge and Montreal Lake. Steve Roberts with Saskatchewan Wildfire Management said crews made some […]

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Soldiers arrive to help fight northern Saskatchewan wildfires

July 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Soldiers arrive to help fight northern Saskatchewan wildfires

Saskatchewan wildfires force 9,000 people from their homes Soldiers started rolling into Saskatchewan on Monday to double firefighting efforts in the north, where about 9,000 people have been forced out of their homes, many for more than a week. Colin King, with Saskatchewan’s Emergency Management department, said 1,000 military personnel were arriving from bases in Shilo, Man., […]

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Paul Bernardo applies for day parole, victims families devastated

July 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Paul Bernardo applies for day parole, victims families devastated

Despite parole application, Paul Bernardo parole will likely not see the outside world again TORONTO – Paul Bernardo has applied for day parole in Toronto. The lawyer for the families of Bernardo’s murder victims, 14-year-old Leslie Mahaffy and 15-year-old Kristen French, said Correctional Service Canada sent out a form letter to the families last week advising them of his application. […]

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Vancouver Island homeless man heralded for turning in found money donates reward

June 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Vancouver Island homeless man heralded for turning in found money donates reward

Vancouver homeless man pays reward forward and is hoping for a job A Vancouver Island online media company is hoping to help a homeless senior find a job after he selflessly donated reward money he received to a local charity.  The Langford man says instead of the cash, he only wants to work. The man’s story recently captured national media […]

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Giving citizens the Canadian pension system they need

June 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Giving citizens the Canadian pension system they need

A few (but important) tweaks to existing Canadian pension and income tax laws required By Robert L. Brown for Troy Media What do Canadians want out of a national pension system?  I think it’s safe to guess they want at least the following: a system that can be trusted, the lowest cost possible, high rates […]

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The secret to Whitecap Dakota First Nation’s success

June 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
The secret to Whitecap Dakota First Nation’s success

Whitecap Dakota unemployment rate drops from 70 to five per cent under Chief Darcy Bear By Ravina Bains for Troy Media A small First Nations community called Whitecap Dakota, located just outside of Saskatoon, had a lot to celebrate last National Aboriginal Day. Whitecap Dakota describes itself as a modern and progressive First Nation with […]

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Prince George RCMP drop in at 4-yr old’s police-themed birthday party

June 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Prince George RCMP drop in at 4-yr old’s police-themed birthday party

Prince George RCMP officer dressed in red serge attend ‘best party ever’ Four-year old Capper got a big surprise at his birthday party when two Prince George RCMP officers stopped by to wish the young lad a happy birthday. Before the June 20 party, Cpl. Tyreman of the Prince George North District RCMP learned the young […]

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