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39 min ago | Burnaby Now

What's up in Burnaby? New arts listings April 17

YA Write!, the Burnaby Public Library's annual teen writing contest, invites submissions of short stories from young writers in two categories: younger teens and older teens .

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5 hrs ago | Prince George Citizen

New Tory leader wants to break 'cycle of cynicism'

Dan Brooks is only a few days into a three-year rebuilding process, but the new leader of the B.C. Conservatives is confident he can quickly turn the fourth-place party into an electoral force.

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10 hrs ago | Refinery 29

Interior Envy, Much? Get Inspired By This Artist's Gorgeous Pad

Home on the Runway - the brainchild of NYC-native Fanny Zignon - fuses fashion with interior design by focusing on the attainable.

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14 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Commuters criticized for lacking courtesy

Commuters wait for the doors of a Canada Line train car to close before leaving the Oakridge-41st Avenue Station at the end of the work day in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday April 16, 2014.

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18 hrs ago | The Salinas Californian

Dutch man's case linked to Amanda Todd

People gather at a memorial honoring teen Amanda Todd in Maple Ridge, B.C., Canada, on Oct. 15, 2012.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Vancouver Sun

Ian Mulgrew: Second call for civil forfeiture called 'punitive' by defence lawyer

An elderly Burnaby couple has asked Supreme Court Justice Ronald to stop the latest forfeiture proceeding against.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Canada, Drugs, Marijuana, Opinion

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Column: Extinguishing the European fire ant invasion

They swarm and deliver a painful sting that, while not life-threatening, burns then itches for days and can trigger swelling or a possible allergic reaction.

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Related Topix: Canada, Entomology, Science, Agriculture, Opinion

Star Tribune

A new breed of apps aims to keep couples together

Here is what Steve S. and Sarah B. do when they fight: They take a breath, go to their smartphones and click on Couple Counseling & Chatting, a free app created by their real-life therapist, Marigrace Randazzo-Ratliff.

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Vancouver Courier

Vancouver mayor says homelessness headed for 'worst case scenario'

Mayor Gregor Robertson's promise to end street homelessness by 2015 seems unlikely now that new data released Wednesday shows the city is more than 700 housing units short of its projected goal to have homes available for low-income people.

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North Shore News

West Vancouver teacher suspended for 'inappropriate interactions' with student

A West Vancouver high school career counsellor has been suspended for two months for inappropriate behaviour with a student, both before and after she graduated from Rockridge secondary.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Regina Leader Post

Have we reached 'peak beard'?

Vancouver Facial Hair Club at a meeting in Vancouver, B.C., on March 12, 2014. If you are repelled by the inexplicably large number of young men wearing big beards, the prediction by a pogonologist, or beard-scientist, from New South Wales will cheer you.

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Vancouver Sun

RCMP announce charges against Dutch man in Amanda Todd cyberbullying case

In October 2012, the B.C. teen was found dead in a Port Coquitlam home, five weeks after she posted a heartbreaking video on YouTube detailing how she was harassed online and bullied A Vancouver area teen who told a heart-breaking story in a YouTube video of cyberbullying that led to an all-out schoolyard attack has apparently committed suicide.

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Vancouver Courier

Vancouver students switch sides

Eric Hamber's Crystal Lau ) and Van Tech's Elysha Fong attended an English 12 class at Van Tech last week.

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Canada.com

North Vancouver RCMP seek owner of jewelry found in bag

Vancouver's annual 4/20 rally for the legalization of marijuana happens this Sunday, April 20, 2014.

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CBC News

Easter egg hunts: family fun around Vancouver

The Easter Bunny will be busy this weekend, visiting family-friendly spots all over Greater Vancouver.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Life, Holidays, Easter

North Shore News

All aboard for PGE station

Work crews prepare to lift the historic PGE railway station onto a flatbed truck.

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Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times

Pitt Meadows annual Heritage Reunion Tea marks a special birthday

Long-time and recent Pitt Meadows residents came out to share stories, enjoy food, and talk history at the City's annual event.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Now Toronto

42 heady facts you should know about marijuana

2. Decriminalizing weed won't necessarily lead to increased use. That has not been the experience in the Netherlands, Italy and Spain, where possession of small amounts has been legal for years.

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North Shore News

North Vancouver's Harbourside project gets council approval

How Harbourside Drive will look if a project approved Monday night goes to full build out.

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Canada.com

West Vancouver high school teacher suspended for inappropriate relationship with student

A multi-story ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by ships and helicopters.

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