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2 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Canada

15 hrs ago | 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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19 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Canada, Australia, World News,

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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Related Topix: Canada, Prison

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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Related Topix: Canada, Marijuana

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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Related Topix: Canada

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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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, North America, Canada, World News,

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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Related Topix: Canada, World News

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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Related Topix: Canada, Education Etc.

North Shore News

UPDATED: Longboarders dodge West Vancouver police SUV

The West Vancouver Police Department is looking into an incident in which one of their officers allegedly drove into an oncoming traffic lane to stop a group longboarders coming downhill.

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North Shore News

District of North Vancouver honours residents

Mary-Sue Atkinson, ZoAnn Morten, Peter Thompson and Janice Harris all received an Award of Honour at the District of North Vancouver's April 7 council meeting.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Management

CBC News

Canada Post Richmond plant causing major mail delays says union

Mail piled up on the conveyer belts in Canada Post's hi-tech, multi-million dollar plant in Richmond, B.C. A $200-million Canada Post processing plant that opened in Richmond, B.C. earlier this year is experiencing technical difficulties with its automated sorting system, creating backlogs and delays in mail delivery services, according to union ... (more)

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North Shore News

Election changes deserve closer look

"We want the transition to the new rules to be as smooth as possible for local elections participants and those considering running for local government, so they understand their campaign finance responsibilities and obligations..." -news release dated Sept.

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Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times

Just Saying: Time for TransLink accountability

Last week, while lying at home in bed recovering from a hip replacement, I ended up watching the NDP burning up our tax dollars.

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