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    Who are the people running my city? A Guidebook election recap.   As a newcomer in the Lower Mainland, it can be tough to keep up with the local political scene. Even if you’ve read all the news, depending on your citizenship status, British Columbia may not allow you to vote for the

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Electronic devices allowed on Canadian planes

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    By Sarah Berman   On May 26, Canada’s transport minister announced new rules that will allow travelers to use cameras, video games, tablets and other electronic devices during all phases of flight.   Previously Canadian flights only allowed portable electronics to be used after takeoff and before landing. All devices are required to

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Is French Immersion Creating a Two-Tiered System?

  Students from minority, immigrant, single parent, low-income and low-education households are less likely to enrol in French immersion programs.   By Katie Hyslop, TheTyee.ca   The low-income students in Anna Chudnovsky’s eastside Vancouver school aren’t often teased about their disadvantage—mostly because the majority of them are in the same boat.   But they “certainly

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Organ donation from deceased donors has risen 17 percent in Canada

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      Canada still behind other countries when it comes to registering as donors   Good news: organ donation is on the rise in Canada, according to a national report. For the first time in a decade, the number of deceased organ donors in Canada has exceeded the number of living donors, according to

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BC Liquor Stores collect $217,000 for Typhoon Haiyan relief

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    BC Liquor Stores collect $217,000 for Typhoon Haiyan relief   BC Liquor Store customers donated more than $217,000 to support Red Cross relief efforts in the Philippines. One hundred per cent of these funds have been forwarded to the Canadian Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund.   On November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon

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6.7 magnitude earthquake rumbles through part of British Columbia’s coast

  An earthquake struck off the northeastern coast of Vancouver Island on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 8:10 p.m. Mild tremors were felt in high rises in downtown Vancouver and some Metro Vancouver areas. No injuries or damage were reported.   The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake’s epicentre was about 94 kilometres south of

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BC NDP call for investigation into Kwantlen University funding misconduct

Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk is accused of mishandling $100,000 while chairing Kwantlen University’s human resources committee. Photo via BC Government Newsroom.

    In a press release last week, the British Columbia New Democratic Party (NDP) alleged that the B.C. Liberal Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk funnelled $100,000 that was meant for student bursaries to senior executives. According to anonymous documents sent to the NDP, Virk misappropriated funds while acting as the chair of Kwantlen University’s

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