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January 15, 2013

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Vancouver council huffs and puffs over e-cigarette ban

Vancouver councillors are huffing and puffing over the proposal to ban e-cigarettes from wherever smoking is banned. Council was scheduled to vote Wednesday on the prohibition of e-cigarettes, devices that vapourize a solution ...
by Emily Jackson
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Vancouver council huffs and puffs over e-cigarette ban

Vancouver councillors are huffing and puffing over the proposal to ban e-cigarettes from wherever smoking is banned. Council was scheduled to vote Wednesday on the prohibition of e-cigarettes, devices that vapourize a solution ...
by Emily Jackson
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Vancouver puts six-month moratorium on new taxi licences

Vancouver city council wants to press pause on imminent changes to the taxi industry. Council voted Wednesday to put a six-month moratorium on any new taxi licences – namely, ones that would welcome ride sharing companies...
by Emily Jackson
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ffibs: A clear and present danger

Filed under: Cartoons (Single Panel), Environment, Non political
by FFIBS
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Jane Goodall On The Importance Of Empathy In Science

In a recent interview with NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers, legendary primatologist Jane Goodall upends the boring and, frankly, dishonest myth that researchers are cold, dispassionate, robot-like, and unfailin...
by Anonymous
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Blatchford: Magnotta lawyer grills Lin Jun’s former lover

MONTREAL — It was a cri de coeur. It may have come through a Mandarin translator; it may have been said politely and in an even voice, but it was a cry from the heart nonetheless. “Do I have to […]
by The Province - News
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Riders to start Seth Doege at quarterback against Calgary Stampeders

REGINA — Corey Chamblin is following his gut. The Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach announced Wednesday that rookie Seth Doege will start at quarterback when the club hosts Calgary at Mosaic Stadium on Friday night. Doe...
by The Canadian Press
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Coyne: Notion that Canada needs to expand commitment in Islamic State battle is nonsense

The one surefire, rock-solid, money-back guaranteed way to trigger applause at any gathering of Liberals is to recall the time “Prime Minister Chretien kept us out of the Iraq war.” It is unclear why this should pro...
by Andrew Coyne
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Michael Smyth: It’s a slap in the face to be told new $5-billion Montreal bridge should be paid for by the rest of Canada

Attention, all you spoiled Lower Mainland commuters out there who hate paying tolls for the special privilege of driving to work: The next time you get whacked in the wallet to cross the Port Mann bridge, just pay your toll, st...
by The Province - News
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Bif Naked will take part in annual Welfare Food Challenge

Musician Bif Naked is scheduled to participate in the third annual Welfare Food Challenge. The event, put on by Raise the Rates, is held annually to bring attention to the monthly welfare rates people receive from the governmen...
by The Province - News
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Blatchford: Magnotta lawyer grills Lin Jun’s former lover

MONTREAL — It was a cri de coeur. It may have come through a Mandarin translator; it may have been said politely and in an even voice, but it was a cry from the heart nonetheless. “Do I have to […]
by Christie Blatchford
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B.C. reports paralysis in two young males infected with enterovirus

Two young males in B.C. infected with the respiratory illness enterovirus D68 are among the first patients in North America to show symptoms of polio-like paralysis, according to an infectious disease specialist. Dr. ...
by Anonymous
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OpenMedia.ca: Oh Peter, again with the spying? #forserious

So remember that time that the government tried to pass a law that would grant telecoms immunity for handing Canadians’ private information over to government agencies without a warrant?

And remember how tens ...

by Anonymous
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Crowded sick bay no excuse for B.C. Lions

SURREY, B.C. – B.C. Lions slotback Shawn Gore did a double take when he walked into the team’s training room earlier this week. Two more key players went down in Saturday’s 14-7 loss to the Calgary Stampeders ...
by Joshua Clipperton
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Inmate’s death at London jail under investigation

The Ontario government and police are keeping secret the details surrounding another death at the troubled Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre. The discovery of a body was reported Sunday afternoon to London police, which would re...
by Staff
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Auditions continue as prospects vie for possible Canucks roster spots

It’s the standard line of questioning these days. Nicklas Jensen is the oldest out of three prospect forwards — the other two being Bo Horvat and Hunter Shinkaruk — vying for a potential roster spot on the Van...
by Cam Tucker
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Another day, another delay caused by switching problems on SkyTrain — at least this one was brief

Another day, another SkyTrain failure — although only for about 15 minutes this time. For the second time in as many days, a switch issue Wednesday afternoon caused problems on the Expo and Millennium lines. The snafus co...
by The Province - News
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Calgary Film Festival smashes box office records in 2014 run

The Calgary International Film Festival premiered some record-breaking numbers before saying its final goodbye to the 2014 run on Wednesday. “There’s no other way to put it,” said Stephen Schroeder, CIFF execu...
by Anonymous
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Uber pitches return to Vancouver, won’t promise to play by rules

Uber wants back in Vancouver and it’s not promising to play by the rules. The company, which allows people who need a ride to connect with available drivers by using a smartphone app, made a pitch to city council Wednesda...
by Emily Jackson
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Drivers take note: It’s winter-tire time on many B.C. roads

As winter approaches, drivers are being reminded that winter tires are required on many B.C. roads. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure said winter tires now are needed for travel through many parts of the province.
by The Province - News
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Raptors’ end game key to reaching next level: Feschuk


It’s a question to which there’s no easy answer: How, exac...

by Dave Feschuk - Sports Columnist
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Sailing vessel towed to safety by tugs

HALIFAX – A sailing vessel with 51 people on board was towed to safety Wednesday after reporting it had lost power and was drifting close to shore near Halifax harbour. A spokesman for the joint rescue co-ordination centr...
by Staff
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‘Prince of Pot’ Marc Emery set to address Vancouver workshop for marijuana campaigners

Dana Larsen has been advocating for marijuana and drug policy reform for all of his adult life, and he believes Canada now is closer than ever to legalizing marijuana. “At this point we’ve accomplished a lot,”...
by The Province - News
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U.S. girl reported kidnapped found 12 years later with mom in Mexico


AUSTIN, TEXAS — A Texas girl reported kidnapped 12 y...

by Anonymous
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Stamps will start Drew Tate instead of Bo Levi Mitchell against Roughriders

Earlier in the week, signs pointed at Bo Levi Mitchell to start at quarterback for the Calgary Stampeders on Friday night at Saskatchewan. Then the brain trust pulled an end-around and, lo and behold, Drew Tate will make his th...
by Vancouver Sun - Sports
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Cam Cole: Olympic bids hitting the skids

So the list of bidders for the 2022 Winter Olympics has dwindled to Almaty, Kazakhstan, or Beijing, China. Oslo, Norway, has bailed. Oh, joy. It makes you wonder, as the cloistered crowd in the International Olympic Committee c...
by Cam Cole
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Halifax Mooseheads’ Matt Murphy brings mentorship to the blue line

He’s got the size and the skill, but Matt Murphy of the Halifax Mooseheads is missing something – half of his front tooth. With a commanding presence, both on and off the ice, the 19-year-old from Fredericton, N.B.,...
by Anonymous
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Canada can’t afford to increase health care for refugees, feds say


OTTAWA—The federal government says going back to the old sy...

by The Canadian Press
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Former dominatrix Terri-Jean Bedford consults sex workers on whether to out politicians as alleged clients

Former dominatrix Terri-Jean Bedford has sent a letter to sex workers across Canada asking for feedback on whether she should reveal the names of politicians she claims have employed sex workers. In the letter, Bedford poses a ...
by Stephen Maher
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Inmate’s death at London jail under investigation


The Ontario government and police are keeping secret the details sur...

by Richard J. Brennan - Provincial Politics
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Halifax to develop a ‘traffic calming’ policy for some lead-footed drivers

The city’s transportation committee has agreed that Halifax needs a “traffic calming” policy to deal with lead-footed drivers who use residential neighbourhoods for shortcuts. The committee voted to forward a ...
by Ruth Davenport
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Abbotsford police don’t think young girl who was picked up off side of the road was abducted

Police in Abbotsford were cautiously optimistic Wednesday morning that a report of a missing young girl is not a case of stranger abduction.
by The Province - News
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New PATH Link Opens to RBC WaterPark Place

UrbanWe recently covered the installation of a new PATH bridge spanning over Lake Shore Boulevard but under the Gardiner Expressway This was followed by the raising of a second bridge spanning over Harbour Street, connecting&nb...
by Jack Landau
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Climate change is threatening our health


In 2009, the Lancet called climate change the “biggest global...

by Anonymous
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The Common Sense Canadian: Rafe: Clark govt in over its head with big LNG players like Petronas

Photo: Tina Lovgreen / BCIT Commons

Many long years ago, when I was in first year Law, we learned a case called the Carbolic Smoke Ball case. This involved a patent medicine and great claims were made for its virtues....

by Rafe Mair
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Lillian Freiman: Ottawa’s ‘forgotten’ First World War philanthropist

She was nicknamed the “poppy lady” for bringing the red-flowered campaign to Ottawa and founded the precursor to the Royal Canadian Legion, but Lillian Freiman’s real name is not widely recognized today. The F...
by Anonymous
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