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January 15, 2013

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Canucks still feel the pain

With playoffs over for the Vancouver Canucks, the veil has been lifted on some of the injuries that either sidelined players, or slowed them down.
by Vancouver Sun - News
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DARPA’s steerable bullet proves it can hit moving targets

DARPA announced that its self-steering bullet program, dubbed the Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO), passed another developmental milestone in late February. Per an administration release, and the video below, experienc...
by Anonymous
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Swan song for Stanley Park’s last mute pairs

The swans in Stanley Park attract droves of tourists and the birds treat Lost Lagoon as their home, but they don’t really belong there, not historically. Mute swans, like their Canada goose cousins, are the park’s i...
by The Province - News
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Stephen Hume: Massive water-diversion scheme stirs in its grave

Last week, the U.S. department of Agriculture’s official monitor reported severe drought in 11 states. Dry conditions deemed extreme and exceptional prevailed in eight of them. Worse, abnormally dry to moderate drought co...
by Vancouver Sun - News
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‘No merit, no proof,’ says Vancouver man facing fraud accusations

A Vancouver man accused of fraud in both criminal court and a securities commission hearing says the case has “no merit” and there is “no proof.” But some who have had financial dealings with Ayaz Dhanan...
by The Province - News
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Horror sequel ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s 4′ is happening on Halloween

Five Nights at Freddy's is a terrifying game series about gruesome murders, dead children and haunted animatronic creatures a la Chuck-E-Cheese meets Poltergeist. Yep, it's everything awful about your childhood nightmares, spri...
by Anonymous
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Christie Blatchford: Expense account ‘fundamentals’ not passed onto Mike Duffy, defence says

That sound emanating from the Duffy trial Monday was the not-unfamiliar-in-these-parts cry of a staffer being thrown under the wheels of a big fat bus
by Vancouver Sun - News
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Don Cayo: Ottawa’s bureaucracy really has gone nuts with its tax-rule writing

If you’re scrambling — or if you’ve finished scrambling, or even if you’re still just thinking about starting to scramble — to get your income tax filed by the Thursday deadline, here’s somet...
by Vancouver Sun - News
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Lack hopes he can be more of an equal partner next season

It was a forlorn Eddie Lack who last week described himself this way: “Average goalie, crowd favourite.”
by Vancouver Sun - News
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Christine Elliott may be too progressive for PCs: Cohn


Bill Davis wants her as Ontario’s next premier. Most e...

by Martin Regg Cohn - Provincial Politics
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Larry Tanenbaum and Bell in talks to buy the Argos


Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment chairman Larry Tanenbaum and Bell a...

by Anonymous
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Valve removes option to sell paid ‘Skyrim’ mods

After a few days of hearing complaints on the internet, Valve is removing the payment feature from the Skyrim Workshop on Steam. The PC gaming juggernaut explains that it underestimated the differences between the communities b...
by Timothy J. Seppala
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Chris Carter tells the truth about The X-Files’ return

The truth is simple: Chris Carter loves Vancouver. The creator of hit sci-fi show The X-Files is coming back to the B.C. coast this week to be the guest speaker at a Vancouver International Film Festival Industry panel being he...
by Vancouver Sun - News
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DeSmogBlog: National Energy Board to Consult Public on Pipeline Emergency Response Plans Following Kinder Morgan Secrecy Scandal

Secrecy surrounding pipeline emergency response plans will soon be the subject of public consultation conducted by the National Energy Board (NEB), according to the board’s CEO Peter Watson.

As the CBC reports, ...

by Carol Linnitt
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Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Winnicki Donates to Free Dominion’s Warman Appeal: Part III

Well, talk about trying to have your cake and eat it too.

The past two articles posted too the blog have looked at the efforts of the owners of Free Dominion to crowd source their efforts in appealing the Warman judgement. M...

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LG’s posh Watch Urbane arrives at Google’s store for $349

You no longer have to wait for AT&T (or go through an importer) to buy LG's ritzy-looking Watch Urbane in the US -- it's available to order today. Google is now carrying the upscale Android Wear timepiece in its store with ...
by Jon Fingas
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Baltimore police officers injured as riot erupts hours after Freddie Gray funeral

Monday’s riot was the latest flare-up over the mysterious death of Freddie Gray, whose fatal encounter with officers came amid the national debate over police use of force
by Vancouver Sun - News
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by Les Whittington - Ottawa Bureau reporter
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Cam Cole: Senators have right to feel abused

WASHINGTON, D.C. If the Ottawa Senators are still muttering under their breaths after Sunday night’s Game 6 elimination by the Montreal Canadiens, they have every right to feel abused.
by Vancouver Sun - News
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Vancouver mayor set to don Flames jersey after losing bet to his Calgary counterpart

While the Vancouver Canucks cleaned out their lockers Monday after their ignominious weekend elimination by the Calgary Flames, there’s still unfinished business — the bet on the NHL series by the cities’ mayo...
by The Province - News
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SFU anthropologist’s defamation suit tossed out due to lengthy delays

A defamation lawsuit filed by a prominent anthropologist against an award-winning author more than 15 years ago has been thrown out of court. In a ruling released Monday, B.C. Supreme Court Master Leslie Muir dismissed the case...
by The Province - News
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1,500 school bus crashes since 2010, but contractor info remains secret


Toronto school buses have crashed more than 1,500...

by Eric Andrew-Gee - Staff Reporter
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Raw video: Looters Target Stores in Baltimore

Rioters in the streets of Baltimore, Maryland are looting local stores. (April 27)
by Vancouver Sun - News
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As Baltimore Burns

I don’t have a great deal to say about this.  I’ll simply note that if you shove peoples faces into the concrete enough, it’s not strange that they will riot.  Given the well documented rate at which...
by Ian Welsh
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‘Halo’ tournament canceled because Xbox One game is still broken

Halo: Combat Evolved may have been one of the first console shooters to hit the competitive gaming circuit but a recent tournament was derailed because almost six months later, The Master Chief Collection is still broken. The o...
by Timothy J. Seppala
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Photographer charged after Vancouver incident with actor Ryan Reynolds

A Richmond paparazzo is facing three charges in connection with a parking lot kerfuffle with actor Ryan Reynolds earlier this month.
by Vancouver Sun - News
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Prosecutor: 2 mental health evaluations found Colorado theatre gunman James Holmes to be sane

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - A prosecutor declared Monday that two psychiatric exams found Colorado theatre gunman James Holmes to be sane as he meticulously plotted a mass murder, considering a bomb or biological warfare before settlin...
by Vancouver Sun - News
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Crown alleges highrise suite in Surrey was launching pad for criminal activities

A Vancouver man who was arrested after a large cache of firearms was seized from a Surrey apartment was using the highrise suite as a safe-house from which to launch criminal activities, the Crown alleged Monday. Crown counsel ...
by The Province - News
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OpenMedia.ca: TorrentFreak: We told Minister James Moore to protect us from copyright trolls

We need Minister Moore to close the loophole that lets Big Media threaten Canadians with abusive copyright letters. 

Article by Ernesto for TorrentFreak

Following the introduction of Canada’s notic...

by Anonymous
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Google makes nice with European news publishers

European publishers have long chastised Google for allegedly hurting their bottom line, but the internet giant is now trying to meet them half way. It's launching a partnership with eight news outlets (including the UK's Financ...
by Jon Fingas
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Vincent D’Onofrio on Dardevil and Jurassic World

  Recently I got a chance to speak with Vincent D’Onofrio about the slew on work he’s been a part of. Here is what he said:   Jim: Hey Vincent,...
by Anonymous
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SheTalks Resources: Women excel at building consensus, says lawyer who took networking to a whole new level

Michelle Pockey has taken women’s business networking to a whole new level. When she and three friends founded the Professional Women’s Network, it seemed like a nice little idea. Then her friends pulled out, leavin...
by The Province - News
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Guy with World’s Only Good Newspaper Job Takes His Documentary to Toronto

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In 2012, Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize "recreational" marijuana. Stoners everywhere rejoiced, but the l...

by Alan Jones
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UBC research confirms breast cancer patients can suffer from ‘chemo brain’

Part way through her treatment for breast cancer, Marita Luk noticed she was starting to forget things. “I had to write down almost everything I was doing … things like ‘Don’t forget your pills,” ...
by The Province - News
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Man who allegedly raced through Lower Mainland jurisdictions in stolen BMW charged with numerous offences

Police have arrested a man they believe is responsible for multiple break-ins throughout the Lower Mainland after he allegedly raced through the region in a stolen BMW.
by The Province - News
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B.C., First Nations reach coastal marine pact to protect ocean health

An agreement on sustainable marine planning covering about 102,000 square kilometres of the B.C. coast — much of it fronting the Great Bear Rainforest — was jointly announced Monday in Victoria by the provincial gov...
by Vancouver Sun - News
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Breast cancer gene found in French- Canadian, Polish ‘founder’ populations: study

TORONTO - Researchers have identified a new genetic mutation strongly linked to hereditary breast cancer in two specific populations of French-Canadian and Polish women.
by Vancouver Sun - News
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Riot erupts in Baltimore after funeral for Freddie Gray


BALTIMORE — Rioters looted stores and hurled rocks and br...

by Anonymous
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Grieving parents say Vancouver hospital failed their mentally ill, drug-addicted son

Chris Gallagher was a loving son, a bright MBA graduate, and a poet. In the last months of his life while he suffered many burdens — severe bipolar disorder, crystal methamphetamine addiction, bouts of paranoia and the pa...
by The Province - News
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