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  • White Rock rail line should be moved, say politicians

    White Rock rail line should be moved, say politicians

    White Rock realtor killed by train while jogging in 2013 The view from the southwest flank of Canada’s coastline—between Surrey B.C.’s Crescent Beach and the city of White Rock—is breathtaking. “It’s Canada’s Amalfi coast,” enthuses Erik Seiz, President of the Crescent Beach Property Owners’ Association.  With its towering bluffs, ocean views and expansive beaches, it’s […]

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    | August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • MyMedRec: Smartphone app helps patients manage meds

    MyMedRec: Smartphone app helps patients manage meds

    MyMedRec is a smartphone app that patients can customize to suit their medications Maureen Smith lives with a rare disorder known as Congenital Panhypopituitarism and thanks to new smartphone app MyMedRec has a new lease on life. Affecting one in every 200,000 people, Congenital Panhypopituitarism is a condition where the pituitary gland fails to produce growth […]

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    | August 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Marc Emery: ‘Prince of Pot’ a Canadian hero

    Marc Emery: ‘Prince of Pot’ a Canadian hero

    Marc Emery a staunch fighter for “liberty,” according to author It’s not often that I disagree with Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente, but her recent column on Marc Emery (Pot still fails the sniff test) triggered one of those rare occasions. Unlike the “Prince of Pot”, I don’t use marijuana. I never have, and […]

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    | August 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • BC teachers should be paid much, much more – Dale Wallace

    BC teachers should be paid much, much more – Dale Wallace

    Time for a new compensation model for BC teachers It seems that one of the main criticisms against giving BC teachers salary increases is that they are not accountable. Plus, so-called “bad” teachers can continue teaching in the system and there is virtually no way of getting rid of them. I would like to propose perhaps […]

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    | August 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • First Nations Financial Transparency Act a good start

    First Nations Financial Transparency Act a good start

    Not all nations have complied with First Nations Financial Transparency Act July 29 was the deadline for First Nations to comply with the divisive First Nations Financial Transparency Act (FNFTA). The First Nations Financial Transparency Act requires First Nations all over Canada to post their audited financial statements and the salaries and benefits of elected officials on both […]

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    | August 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Provincial

Medical marijuana spread on toast, inside cookies backed by BC court

Medical marijuana spread on toast, inside cookies backed by BC court

Medical marijuana access regulations infringe on Canadian charter rights British Columbia’s highest court is green-lighting medical marijuana in everything from oils and cookies to teas in a ruling that finds federal health laws limiting weed consumption to the dried variety is unconstitutional. The B.C. Appeal Court released its 2-1 decision on Thursday stating that medical marijuana […]

False killer whale calf found on Vancouver Island beach

False killer whale calf found on Vancouver Island beach

False killer whales rarely seen in BC waters Efforts are underway to save a young false killer whale calf which has washed ashore on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The distressed cetacean was found in poor condition Thursday morning on North Chesterman Beach. The Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre has recovered the whale […]

Julie Paskall – Suspect charged in Surrey hockey mom murder

Julie Paskall – Suspect charged in Surrey hockey mom murder

Julie Paskell murder suspect Yosef Jomo Gopaul has criminal record in Ontario Authorities in British Columbia charged a suspect with second degree murder on Saturday in connection with the slaying of hockey mom Julie Paskall, a case that police said touched the hockey community across Canada. Yosef Jomo Gopaul, 27, was arrested Friday and will appear in […]

Business

Canadian cities – Family incomes vary greatly across country

Canadian cities – Family incomes vary greatly across country

Canadian cities – Calgary and Edmonton lead the way, Vancouver and Toronto lag Statistics Canada’s latest tabulation of incomes by city confirms in hard data what we often discern through casual observation: we live in an economically diverse country, one in which incomes vary greatly among households but also across Canadian cities. As in previous […]

Vancouver tech benefits from broken US immigration system

Vancouver tech benefits from broken US immigration system

Vancouver tech industry already boasts 600 digital media companies The Vancouver tech community is growing – aided in part by a dysfunctional American immigration system that forces Silicon Valley to plant satellite offices in Canada. Software engineer Pablo Guana nearly refused a job with Facebook when the company redirected him to Vancouver from Silicon Valley […]

Mount Polley: Preliminary tests show lake, river well within guidelines

Mount Polley: Preliminary tests show lake, river well within guidelines

Testing on silt discharged from Mount Polley tailing pond not yet completed The water in a pristine British Columbia lake and river that were flooded with Mount Polley mine waste after a tailing ponds dam burst earlier this week is well within drinking water and aquatic life guidelines, according to preliminary test results announced Thursday. […]

Canada

Marc Emery: ‘Prince of Pot’ released from US prison today

Marc Emery: ‘Prince of Pot’ released from US prison today

Wife Jodie says Marc Emery will undertake marijuana advocacy tour The country’s self-styled “Prince of Pot” – Marc Emery – is due to return to Canada today after finishing a U.S. sentence for selling marijuana seeds to customers across the border. Marc Emery is set to cross into Windsor, Ont., from Detroit after serving a […]

BC First Nation evicts CN Rail, logging companies, fishermen from lands

BC First Nation evicts CN Rail, logging companies, fishermen from lands

BC First Nation says companies have until Aug.4 to cease operations British Columbia First Nations are wasting no time in enforcing their claim on traditional lands in light of a landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision recognizing aboriginal land title. The hereditary chiefs of the Gitxsan First Nations served notice Thursday to CN Rail, logging […]

Eric Holden, Canadian yacht set to win race around the world

Eric Holden, Canadian yacht set to win race around the world

Vancouver skipper Eric Holden set to win prestigious race Saturday In early October, about a month after Eric Holden and his crew set sail from London in a race around the world, the Henri Lloyd found itself following a migratory whale route. Whales, Holden said, were “popping up on all sides and not infrequently dead […]

Opinion

White Rock rail line should be moved, say politicians

White Rock rail line should be moved, say politicians

White Rock realtor killed by train while jogging in 2013 The view from the southwest flank of Canada’s coastline—between Surrey B.C.’s Crescent Beach and the city of White Rock—is breathtaking. “It’s Canada’s Amalfi coast,” enthuses Erik Seiz, President of the Crescent Beach Property Owners’ Association.  With its towering bluffs, ocean views and expansive beaches, it’s […]

Marc Emery: ‘Prince of Pot’ a Canadian hero

Marc Emery: ‘Prince of Pot’ a Canadian hero

Marc Emery a staunch fighter for “liberty,” according to author It’s not often that I disagree with Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente, but her recent column on Marc Emery (Pot still fails the sniff test) triggered one of those rare occasions. Unlike the “Prince of Pot”, I don’t use marijuana. I never have, and […]

BC teachers should be paid much, much more – Dale Wallace

BC teachers should be paid much, much more – Dale Wallace

Time for a new compensation model for BC teachers It seems that one of the main criticisms against giving BC teachers salary increases is that they are not accountable. Plus, so-called “bad” teachers can continue teaching in the system and there is virtually no way of getting rid of them. I would like to propose perhaps […]