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20 min ago | Canada.com

Group wants official Silver Alert system for seniors

Rick Hansen welcomed The Countess of Wessex to the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Sunday for a tour showcasing ground-breaking innovations in spinal cord injury care and research. Sir Elton, now 67, was in fine vocal form, belting out the words with a thunderous tone matching the way he hammered the keys on his Yamaha grand piano.

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4 hrs ago | Vancouver Sun

B.C. teachers, government reach tentative deal to end strike

Rick Hansen welcomed The Countess of Wessex to the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Sunday for a tour showcasing ground-breaking innovations in spinal cord injury care and research. Sir Elton, now 67, was in fine vocal form, belting out the words with a thunderous tone matching the way he hammered the keys on his Yamaha grand piano.

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8 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

Chinese parents clash with striking Canadian teachers as school year fails to start

Websites linked to masked protesters disappear in wake of ugly scenes in Vancouver, as school year in British Columbia enters third week without classes Members of a Chinese activist group, the BC Parents' Federation, clash with rival pro-union protesters at a rally in Vancouver on Sunday amid a strike by teachers in British Columbia. Photo: CBC Members of a parents' group forged within Vancouver's Chinese community to oppose an ongoing school strike have gone to ground after they gatecrashed a rival teachers' union rally and were involved in angry scuffles.

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11 hrs ago | Peace Arch News

Public plea for missing dog

Cindy Paine is offering a reward for the return of her dog Sarah, who escaped from her South Surrey yard on July 31, and was last seen with a couple and their two children in a Grandview Corners parking lot Aug. 10. A South Surrey woman is appealing for help finding her dog, after weeks of searching and plying the neighbourhood with posters - which include the offer of a $1,000 reward - have failed to bring the Pomeranian-Chihuahua home. Paine said she adopted Sarah a year ago, after spotting the now two-year-old on the Quesnel SPCA's website.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Nanaimo News Bulletin

Soaring municipal pay criticized in provincial review

A review of municipal pay levels ordered by the province recommends the government act to help rein in rapidly escalating wages among unionized civic workers and some administrators. The report by consultants Ernst & Young, released by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, was conducted as part of the province's core review launched last year.

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Prince George Citizen

Pimp nets B.C.'s first human trafficking conviction for teen prostitution ring

Reza Moazami is shown the prisoner's box in a Vancouver court, Sept.25, 2013 in this court drawing. Moazami, a British Columbia man who lured teenage girls into prostitution, has been convicted of 30 charges including human trafficking.

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Vancouver Sun

Pimp who ran teen prostitution ring becomes first in B.C. convicted of human trafficking

Rick Hansen welcomed The Countess of Wessex to the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Sunday for a tour showcasing ground-breaking innovations in spinal cord injury care and research. Sir Elton, now 67, was in fine vocal form, belting out the words with a thunderous tone matching the way he hammered the keys on his Yamaha grand piano.

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The Richmond Review

Metro Vancouver waste incinerator emissions drop

A mostly complete upgrade at Metro Vancouver's waste-to-energy incinerator in south Burnaby has already sharply reduced emissions that contribute to smog. Metro Vancouver solid waste manager Paul Henderson said there's been a more than 25 per cent drop in nitrogen oxides released and those emissions should drop by nearly another third by the end of the year to less than half of the 2013 average.

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CBC News

Meteor streaks over Rifflandia festival in Victoria

A bright meteor that lit up the night sky from Portland to Vancouver on Saturday evening was captured by one fan recording at a music festival in Victoria. The spectacular meteor was spotted by many in the crowd during Death Cab for Cutie's set at about 8:20 p.m. PT.

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Canada.com

Photos: Vancouver's royal visit

Rick Hansen welcomed The Countess of Wessex to the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Sunday for a tour showcasing ground-breaking innovations in spinal cord injury care and research. Sir Elton, now 67, was in fine vocal form, belting out the words with a thunderous tone matching the way he hammered the keys on his Yamaha grand piano.

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Medical News

BGI-VPC Joint Research Laboratory to apply genome research to develop new cancer therapies

BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, based in China, and The Vancouver Prostate Centre , a global leader in translational research in cancer, today announced the establishment of the BGI-VPC Joint Research Laboratory, a sequencing and translational research facility, to jointly discover and advance basic and translational programs in oncology, including personalized oncology. The collaboration, the first between BGI and any Canadian research institution, will change the landscape of genomic and translational research across Canada and benefit patients worldwide.

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Related Topix: Oncology, Medicine, Canada, Prostate Cancer, Health

Journal Gazette

Lululemon sales lagging

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Examiner.com

Giant Satan with an erection statue appears overnight, shocks commuters

THE DEVIL WEARS NADA: Prankster Erects Nude And Erect Satan Statue In The Middle Of Vancouver. Mmma Deviled Eggs.

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Burnaby Now

Tribunal rejects complaint

The B.C. Human Rights tribunal has rejected a complaint lodged by Parents' Voice over online comments made in response to news stories published by Xtra!. Parents' Voice is an ad hoc group that formed in opposition to the Burnaby school district's antihomophobia policy, and Xtra!, a publication for Canada's gay and lesbian community, was covering the controversy.

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The Miami Herald

Ryan Williams wins PGA Tour Canada finale

At Totally Dog's Redland campus, there's a pool where timid dogs can wade and the bolder ones can jump right in. "> At Totally Dog's Redland campus, there's a pool where timid dogs can wade and the bolder ones can jump right in.

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Sys-Con Media

Minister of Veterans Affairs visits North Vancouver and announces...

The Candlelight Tribute will feature the lighting of candles at the gravesites of more than 800 Veterans buried at the cemetery. for a tour of the residential care facility that provides War Veterans with priority access to 300 long-term care beds.

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Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times

Pitt Meadows City council puts the brakes on Lougheed Connector

A vote-split down the middle of Pitt Meadows City Council has put plans for the proposed Notrth Lougheed Connector - - a proposed route from Harris Road to Golden Ears Way, on hold. Last year, Pitt Meadows was given permission to go ahead with development on the north side of the Lougheed Highway, and the Agricultural Land Commission gave the green light to pull 33 hectares of farmland north of Lougheed Highway between Harris Road and Meadow Gardens Way out of the Agricultural Land Reserve for commercial development.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Examiner.com

Bitcoin ATM market explodes

Zach and Josh Harvey have found a business enterprise in producing ATM machines and capturing the most visible part of the Bitcoin market, reports Coin Desk today. Their business venture, Lamasse Bitcoin Ventures, has 39 percent of the marketshare.

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Langley Advance

Langley closes biggest BC Senior Games, and the last one

Fort Langley-Aldergrove MLA Rich Coleman was given the task of unveiling the rebranded BC Seniors Games which will now be called the 55+ BC Games. Photograph By Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance The BC Games Society gave Langley City and Township banners to hang as the host community.

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Edmonton Journal

Mulcair promises to raise the wage bar for federally regulated workers

A few minutes before entering the pond at Hawrelak Park on the morning of Aug. 29, Ben Brown and Ramon Rivera held hands and said a quiet prayer. Friends and training partners from Puerto Rico, they travelled 5,600 kilometres to compete at the World Triathlon Championships in Edmonton.

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