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January 15, 2013

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The 8th Annual Canadian Book Challenge – June Roundup (Sticky Post— Scroll down for most recent post)

 
 

Liberals would bolster National Energy Board reviews

Liberals would bolster NEB reviews
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Ian Mulgrew: City’s pot bylaw ignores major concerns

Vancouver City Council and the police department have clouded the national debate on cannabis with their approach to pot and are pumping money into the pockets of organized crime.
by Vancouver Sun - News
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Surrey Six killer Matthew Johnston posts ad on prison dating service

Surrey Six killer Matthew Johnston is looking for love while serving his life sentence. The former B.C. man has posted an ad on the prison dating service Canadian Inmates Connect, seeking female companionship.
by Vancouver Sun - News
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Medium ditches passwords for single-use email links

Passwords are, by many accounts, quickly going the way of the dodo. And while many sites now allow users to log in via social media, they're not always a viable option. That's why (as an alternative to logging in via Facebook o...
by Anonymous
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B.C. mine in the works since 1950s gets building permit for underground mine

VICTORIA - British Columbia has approved a construction permit for a proposed $50-million silver, lead and zinc mine just south of the Yukon border after the project's economic and environmental plans helped win support from an...
by The Province - News
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Politics and its Discontents: Robert Reich’s Warning About the Trans Pacific Partnership

Although directed to an American audience, these warnings are equally applicable to Canada:

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by Lorne
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Trudeau says Liberal government would bolster National Energy Board reviews

VANCOUVER - Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says restoring a "gutted" environmental review process would be part of his vision for strengthening Canada's economy.
by The Province - News
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Northern B.C. port blames abandoned pipe for fuel leak into ocean

PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. - The Prince Rupert Port Authority says workers are trying to stop an abandoned pipe from slowly leaking fuel into the ocean in northwestern B.C.
by The Province - News
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Greece prepares for economic darkness


Unless money falls from the sky or a last-minute agreement is struck between G...

by Anonymous
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Yelp study claims that Google ‘knowingly’ worsens search results

Yelp really, really isn't a fan of Google's search rankings, and it's making sure that you know it. The location-based service has partnered with net neutrality pioneer Tim Wu on a study alleging that Google is "knowingly degra...
by Jon Fingas
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Calgary firefighters mourning death of one of their own who drowned in B.C. lake

Calgary’s firefighting community is “devastated” after a 32-year-old Calgary firefighter drowned in B.C. early Sunday morning when the canoe he was fishing in capsized.
by Vancouver Sun - News
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Coquitlam teen took ‘sadistic delight’ in tormenting people online, court hears

A Coquitlam teen who “swatted” and harassed people across the U.S. and Canada last year took “sadistic delight” in his crimes and is a high risk to reoffend, according to psychiatric reports. The 17-year...
by The Province - News
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Smyth: TransLink kept news under wraps until plebiscite voting was over

Elections B.C. had hoped to release the result of the Metro Vancouver transit-tax plebiscite by the end of June, but they were still counting votes on Monday morning. Officials have promised to give 48 hours’ notice befor...
by The Province - News
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Couple walks out of B.C. backcountry just as families were saying ‘their last goodbyes’

They were dehydrated, bug-bitten and bruised. But otherwise, Lynne Carmody and Rick Moynan were in surprisingly good shape for people everyone assumed were dead
by The Province - News
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The kneejerkers

Planning a Greek holiday later this year? Cool. Book the flight now. But not the hotel or the car. Just show up with cash. Haggle your way to epic low prices. Pick up a villa while you’re there. And get used to the idea t...
by Garth Turner
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Justin Trudeau unveils Liberals’ environmental platform


VANCOUVER — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has unveiled his pa...

by Anonymous
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Canucks not part of free agent frenzy

When the National Hockey League’s biggest shopping day of the year arrives on Wednesday, Jim Benning will likely be scouring the aisles of Dollarama, not Sak’s Fifth Avenue.
by Vancouver Sun - News
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Lots to do in Vancouver and area on Canada Day

It may be hard to turn Canada Day into a long weekend this year, but no matter, there’s lots of festivities — fun, food, floats, fish, freebies, families and fireworks — in town July 1 to celebrate our 148th b...
by The Province - News
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Trudeau’s green shift for votes

Justin Trudeau stood on a park overlooking Vancouver’s English Bay Monday to make the case that when it comes to battling climate change the Liberal Party he leads today will not do what the Liberal Party under Jean Chret...
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Samsung is launching ‘several’ more Tizen smartphones this year

It's tempting to think of Tizen as an also-ran in the smartphone world next to powerhouses like Android and iOS, but that's not entirely true when Samsung has sold 1 million Z1 phones in India since January. In fact, there are ...
by Jon Fingas
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Microplastic particles move up marine food chain on B.C. coast: research

Plastic fibres and particles in West Coast waters are being consumed and passed up the food chain by tiny marine creatures that apparently mistake them for food, according to a new study from the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Scien...
by Vancouver Sun - News
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OpenMedia.ca: Let’s work to stop the crackdown on domain privacy

Have you ever wondered just how many domain names there are out there? Turns out, there are a lot! According to Verisign’s Domain Industry Brief, there were a whopping 288 million domain names registered by...

by David Christopher
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Lawrence Park residents fight potential removal of 349 trees


Lawrence Park might be known as the “garden ...

by Anonymous
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The Canadian Progressive: Pope Francis offers hopeful perspective on global crises, says David Suzuki

Pope Francis’ recent encyclical on climate change contains a “scientifically and morally valid call for radical change”, says environmentalist David Suzuki.

The post Pope Francis offers hopeful persp...

by Anonymous
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New public-Catholic school to be built at City Place


They say it takes a village to raise a child, yet p...

by Marco Chown Oved - Staff Reporter
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Right must drop anti-gay talk

Last Friday was a troublesome day for economic conservatives. It was the day the Supreme Court of the United States essentially made gay marriage legal.
by Anonymous
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Greenhouse gas emissions from B.C. forests on dramatic rise

B.C.’s forests experienced heavy carbon losses between 2003-2012, a dramatic change from the previous decade whey they were absorbing carbon, an analysis by the Sierra Club of B.C. shows. The province’s forests emit...
by Vancouver Sun - News
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Parchment in the Fire: Will the Greek Referendum Bring the Troika Back to the Bargaining Table? (1/2)

Filed under: Austerity Tagged: Austerity, Eurozone Crisis, Greece, Syriza
by geofftkennedy
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What’s on your HDTV: Women’s World Cup, ‘Zoo’, ‘Vanilla Sky’ Blu-ray

This week the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup will conclude, and the USWNT is taking on Germany Tuesday night. Beyond that, Cameron Crowe fans (still sticking around since the release of Aloha) can finally see Vanilla Sky on Blu-ra...
by Richard Lawler
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Minister Nicholson Saddened by Death of Egyptian Prosecutor General

"Canada condemns today's terrorist attack in Cairo, Egypt, and the apparent targeting of Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat, who died from injuries sustained in the attack. On behalf of Canada, I extend my sympathies to the fami...
by Canada News Centre - National News
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Doctors’ group proposes assisted death protocols in absence of rules from government

The proposed scheme calls for several cooling off periods, and two doctors would have to agree the person is competent, acting voluntarily and has made an informed decision
by Vancouver Sun - News
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New York State Ban On Fracking Made Official

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by Anonymous
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In their 80s, the Sewells are new Canadians

Ellie and Michael Sewell are both more than 80 years old, so when they become Canadian citizens Wednesday atop Grouse Mountain, high above their North Vancouver home, they are likely to become some of the oldest new Canadians. ...
by The Province - News
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Accidental Deliberations: On delay tactics

Following up on this post, let’s look in a bit more detail as to how the Cons might try to make excuses for a delay in this fall’s expected federal election – and why they might be happy to use the more que...

by Greg Fingas
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Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Conor After Another Seizure

Conor has been on  a good run for the previous 7-10 days and today was pretty much the same until 6:15 this evening when we heard a loud thump uupstairs.  His mom ran upstairs and screamed for help when she...

by H L Doherty
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WATCH: Teen arrested after beating a classmate holding infant

Teen arrested after beating a classmate
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Loblaw’s Superstore rolls out a diverse approach


When it comes to discount grocery stores, saving money often means a warehouse settin...

by Anonymous
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