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Meet the Vikings: Learn their real story in a trip to Victoria, B.C.

Visitors excavate a Viking boat burial in an interactive exhibit at the "Vikings: Lives Beyond The Legends" exhibit at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C. Visitors excavate a Viking boat burial in an interactive exhibit at the "Vikings: Lives Beyond The Legends" exhibit at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C. A silver pendant found in a woman's ... (more)

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Oak Bay News

Conquering hills on two wheels

Steep hills and long distances no longer have to be an issue for cyclists, now that Pedego Electric Bicycles has ridden into town.

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Nanaimo Daily News

TV industry watchdog says 'pick-and-pay' model would hurt economy, cost jobs

Some local TV stations will be forced to close and more than 30,000 people could lose their jobs if Canada's broadcast regulator adopts changes it wants Canadians to consider, says a broadcast industry watchdog group.

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CBC News

Peeing in the ocean is good for the environment, scientists say

When you're enjoying the water on a hot summer day and realize you have to go, do you need to swim all the way back to the bathroom? Or can you just pee in the ocean? Go ahead and pee, says a new video from the American Chemical Society , an association of professional chemists and chemical engineers.

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Prince George Citizen

Clean gutters can help roof longevity but sweeping not always recommended

A roof is shown in Victoria, B.C., on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Roofs are one of the most important features of a house, and one of the most expensive, which is why homeowners look to prolong the life of their roof with maintenance.

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Brandon Sun

Clean gutters can help roof longevity but sweeping not always recommended

A roof is shown in Victoria, B.C., on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Roofs are one of the most important features of a house, and one of the most expensive, which is why homeowners look to prolong the life of their roof with maintenance.

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Brandon Sun

HitchBOT the hitchhiking robot wraps up cross-country journey in Victoria

Once he gets past the plastic-bucket body, the pool-noodle arms and the complete lack of a soul, Seb Leeson sees a lot of himself in HitchBOT, the ragtag robot that spent several weeks hitchhiking across Canada.

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Hitchhiking robot reaches journey's end

A chatty robot with an LED-lit smiley face sent hitchhiking across Canada this summer as part of a social experiment reached its final destination on Thursday after several thousand kilometres on the road.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Examiner.com

When visiting Victoria BC off a cruise ship or by land eat here

Ahoy cruise passengers, or anyone traveling to enchanting Victoria BC, if you find yourself hungry and looking for places to quench your appetite, have we got a couple of good choices for you.

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Live Science

What the Deep Sea Sounds Like

The songs of killer whales and the sounds of passing freighters are just part of the underwater symphony to be heard in the deep sea.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Resource Investing News

Highbank Resources Hires Foresight Innovations for Swamp Point Construction

Highbank Resources Ltd. announced that it has finalized a contract with Foresight Innovations Ltd., located in Victoria B.C..

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The Oregonian

'Pacific Northwest Garden Tour' guides plant lovers to see 60 best ornamental gardens...

As a writer of hiking trails and campgrounds, even I love gardens. I have visited enough recently, of the gardens featured in the book, to put together the accompanying photo gallery.

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The Hill Times

MPs meet behind closed doors to discuss 'chill' on charities from CRA audits

Revenue Canada auditors are scrutinizing the books of Canadian foreign aid and human rights charities to ensure they're complying with tough new rules the government introduced in 2012 to monitor charities' political activities and ensure donations from abroad are not used for political purposes, Conservative MP Gerald Keddy said on Tuesday.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Marketing

Epicure wants to get Canadians cooking

Direct sales company Epicure has launched the "Good Food. Real Fast" campaign. The idea is to create a "movement" that inspires people to cook and eat real food, know where their food comes from and what's in it, and limit processed foods.

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Townhall

Down Here on a Visit

It was one of those faux Ye Old English Tea Shoppes serving tidbits as inauthentic as its spelling and typography, neither of which would have passed muster in Shakespeare's first folio.

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Switched

Hitchhiking Robot Crosses Canada Aided Only By Goodwill Of Strangers

He has dipped his boots in Lake Superior, crashed a wedding and attended an Aboriginal powwow.

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Red Deer Advocate

An economic case for gimme gimme

I don't generally like debates in print between individuals. I say readers ought to have the last word.

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Canada.com

Photos: Military motorcycle relay ride

About 40 riders revved up at the Cartier Square Drill Hall Tuesday morning, the starting point of the Canadian Military Police National Motorcycle Relay Ride .

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PR-inside.com

GoldON Confirms Historical High-Grade Gold and Silver Values at Slate ...

GoldON Confirms Historical High-Grade Gold and Silver Values at Slate Falls Property with Assays up to 220 g/t Au and >2 FSCwire / Press Release The following press release was disseminated by FSCwire for GoldON Resources Ltd. --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ... (more)

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Vancouver Sun

$40-a-day child-care subsidy won't be paid out until after strike is over: ministry

Users of the social media site Pinterest share photos of tattoos that just may cross the boundaries of good taste.

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