Gregor Robertson statement on death in Oppenheimer Park

Written on:October 21, 2014
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Source: BC Daily Buzz

Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson makes a statement on the death of a man at Oppenheimer Park, where homeless residents and protestors have occupied in the past few months.

Video: The Canadian Press

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Run raises funds for food

Written on:October 21, 2014
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Second annual Telus Great Pumpkin Run and Walk raises $1,900 for Armstrong Food Bank, Brown Bag Lunch program and next year’s event

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Drugs and cash found in Enderby home

Written on:October 21, 2014
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On Oct. 17, the RCMP executed a search warrant at a home in the 1900 block of George Street

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Saskatoon Ebola expert says Canada is well prepared

Written on:October 21, 2014
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Saskatoon Ebola expert, Dr. Bruce Reeder says he would be surprised if there was any transmission of the Ebola virus because of the level of preparedness in hospitals and the public health system in Canada.

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Revenue Canada’s political activity audits biased, think-tank says

Written on:October 21, 2014
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The Broadbent Institute wants an independent probe into the way the Canada Revenue Agency targets charities for political activity audits, saying its research suggests that groups which support government policies escape scrutiny while groups that are critical get probed.

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Municipal spending varies greatly; West Vancouver doubles Surrey per capita

Written on:October 21, 2014
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There is a massive discrepancy in per capita spending among 17 Metro Vancouver municipalities, with West Vancouver’s $2,118 more than double Surrey’s low of $951 in 2012 and well above the regional average of $1,384, a Fraser Institute report shows. The report is the institute’s third on municipal spending this year and is meant to fuel public debate in the lead-up to the Nov. 15 civic election.

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Y2Y joint initiative marks 20th anniversary

Written on:October 21, 2014
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CANMORE — Twenty years ago, no one knew whether a vision to protect land along the Rocky Mountains would work. Now it’s part of a global movement that has helped wildlife, plants and wilderness throughout the expansive area. The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative — a joint Canada-United States non-profit organization — is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

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‘I think it’s sick’: Squamish senior’s treatment by health officials leaves relatives appalled

Written on:October 21, 2014
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The grandchildren of an injured Squamish senior who was delivered by Vancouver Coastal Health officials to an Abbotsford shelter are “appalled” at her treatment. But the relatives of Barbara Lowery, 75, say they’re glad she no longer lives in Squamish, and they would like her to come live with them in Nanaimo.

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Who gets to be ‘Indian’: 6 reasons why Lynn Gehl’s court challenge matters

Written on:October 21, 2014
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Imagine if Canadians had to worry about losing their Canadian citizenship or the right to live in their home province based on who they married or their gender.

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Global science group demands Ottawa restore ‘freedoms and funding’ to scientists

Written on:October 20, 2014
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Hundreds of scientists around the world are asking Prime Minister Stephen Harper to end “burdensome restrictions on scientific communication and collaboration faced by Canadian government scientists.”

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U.S. military urged to follow Canada’s transgender policy

Written on:October 20, 2014
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The Canadian Forces allows transgender people to serve, but in the U.S., Pentagon rules prohibit transgender members. Advocates in the U.S. are pushing for an end to the ban and are pointing to Canada and other countries to show how it can work.

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Oilpatch faces project cancellations with crude at $82

Written on:October 20, 2014
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The falling price of oil will likely result in a round of project cancellations and disappointing results in the Canadian oilpatch, analysts say.

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Google changes search algorithm to thwart piracy

Written on:October 20, 2014
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Google, which has been blasted by Hollywood and other content owners for not doing enough to purge links to pirated material from its dominant Internet search engine, says it’s taken new steps to make search results more copyright-friendly.

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The Ebola effect: tour company fears bankruptcy

Written on:October 20, 2014
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North Vancouver tour company Heritage Safaris says panic over the Ebola outbreak has caused business to plummet, and the company could shut down as a result.

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Officials delay action on gateway signs

Written on:October 19, 2014
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There will be no quick action to repair crumbling signs at the gateway of Greater Vernon

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Rachel McAdams, Hayley Wickenheiser get stars on Canada’s Walk of Fame

Written on:October 18, 2014
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Olympic hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser, actors Rachel McAdams and Ryan Reynolds and former Supreme Court justice Louise Arbour were among those ushered into Canada’s Walk of Fame in Toronto this weekend.

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Barbecue fires up for Kindale

Written on:October 17, 2014
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A Vernon establishment is grilling up a chance to help a North Okanagan organization

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Suspicious fire occurs at Vernon construction site

Written on:October 17, 2014
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Firefighters were called to the 2700 block of 41st Avenue Thursday night

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Man found dead in Oppenheimer Park – Downtown Eastside, Vancouver

Written on:October 16, 2014
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Residents and campers in the Downtown Eastside’s Oppenheimer Park talk about their impending eviction from the grounds, and about the man who was found dead inside a tent on Wednesday. Video: The Canadian Press

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Vernon Kia in the fast lane

Written on:October 16, 2014
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Vernon Kia honoured as the fastest growing Kia dealer in Western Canada.

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