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Children's heart disease no longer a death sentence

CBC British Columbia News - Mon, 09/24/2012 - 13:19

One of the world's longest living heart transplant recipients says heart disease is no longer a death sentence.

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Quebec man among missing after deadly Nepal avalanche

CBC British Columbia News - Mon, 09/24/2012 - 12:45

Search teams combed the world's eighth-highest peak Monday after an avalanche in Nepal left at least eight people dead and an undetermined number of others missing, including a cardiologist from Quebec.

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Washington wolf pack targeted for elimination

CBC British Columbia News - Mon, 09/24/2012 - 11:47

A wolf pack that ranges south from the B.C. border into northeast Washington has been targeted for elimination by the state's Department of Fish and Wildlife, despite protected status for the animals.

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Canaccord closes half its offices

CBC British Columbia News - Mon, 09/24/2012 - 09:49

Wealth management firm Canaccord Financial Inc. is closing 16 branches across the country and reducing the number of advisors at the remaining Canadian locations, which will be concentrated in major cities.

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School zone traffic enforcement

RCMP Lower Mainland News - Mon, 09/24/2012 - 09:28
Chilliwack, BC- For the first two weeks of September, Chilliwack Traffic Services, along with our Speed Watch Volunteers and Safer Cities, conducted extensive school zone patrols and stationary enforcement.
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Bike riding up 26% in Metro Vancouver says TransLink

CBC British Columbia News - Mon, 09/24/2012 - 07:54

Bicycle use is up 26 per cent over the last three years in Metro Vancouver while bus trips are up 17 per cent, according to figures released by TransLink.

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Quebec cardiologist missing in deadly Nepalese avalanche

CBC British Columbia News - Sun, 09/23/2012 - 23:19

A cardiologist from Quebec is missing but a climber from B.C. is safe following a deadly avalanche that swept down a Himalayan peak on Sunday, leaving at least nine dead and six others missing.

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Whitecaps settle for draw after impressive rally

CBC British Columbia News - Sun, 09/23/2012 - 21:03

Second-half substitute Jamie's Smith's goal in the 86th minute gave the Colorado Rapids a 2-2 tie with the Vancouver Whitecaps in MLS action Sunday.

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No new cash for municipalities, B.C. government warns

CBC British Columbia News - Sun, 09/23/2012 - 15:59

Hundreds of municipal politicians that might be hoping to convince the B.C. government to help pay for local sewer upgrades, fill potholes or dig new gardens are being warned to lower their expectations

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Former B.C. Conservative MLA mulls return to Liberals

CBC British Columbia News - Sun, 09/23/2012 - 15:59

The only member of the B.C. Conservative party with a seat in the legislature says he plans to attend the B.C. Liberals' fall convention, but not as a supporter of Premier Christy Clark.

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Cape Horn Interchange reopened east of Vancouver

CBC British Columbia News - Sun, 09/23/2012 - 15:50

Construction on the Highway 1 improvement project in Coquitlam, B.C, is moving ahead of schedule and the westbound traffic on the Cape Horn interchange is now moving at full capacity, officials say.

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Paraglider rescued from Chilliwack mountainside

CBC British Columbia News - Sun, 09/23/2012 - 14:50

A paraglider who spent the night alone on a mountainside near Chilliwack has now been airlifted to hospital in critical condition.

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B.C. Lions shade Edmonton for 3rd consecutive win

CBC British Columbia News - Sun, 09/23/2012 - 05:28

Paul McCallum booted a 46-yard field goal with one minute remaining as the league-leading B.C. Lions won their third game in a row, getting past the Eskimos 19-18 on Saturday night in Edmonton

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John van Dongen resigns from B.C. Conservative Party

CBC British Columbia News - Sat, 09/22/2012 - 17:58

John van Dongen resigned from the B.C. Conservative Party after members voted against a leadership review at the party's annual general meeting on Saturday.

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Fire tears through Vancouver supermarket, restaurant

CBC British Columbia News - Sat, 09/22/2012 - 16:26

Fire crews continue to investigate after a fire tore through a Vietnamese supermarket and neighbouring restaurant in Vancouver on Friday evening.

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Ban on tethering dogs mulled in Richmond, B.C.

CBC British Columbia News - Sat, 09/22/2012 - 12:32

The city of Richmond, B.C., is considering a ban that would prohibit dog owners from tethering dogs to poles for long periods of time.

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B.C. rental housing need to grow sharply

CBC British Columbia News - Sat, 09/22/2012 - 11:10

The demand for rental housing in British Columbia is projected to grow by 36 per cent over the next 25 years, according to a report by the B.C. Non-Profit Housing Association.

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Gangnam Style spans Vancouver cultures

CBC British Columbia News - Fri, 09/21/2012 - 21:05

Gangnam Style – the biggest sensation in the history of YouTube – appears to be as well-known in Vancouver as anywhere else.

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B.C. Liberal Colin Hansen not running in next election

CBC British Columbia News - Fri, 09/21/2012 - 20:37

Long-time B.C. Liberal MLA and former cabinet minister Colin Hansen has confirmed he won't be seeking re-election in the upcoming provincial election in May.

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B.C. pot advocate seeks petition on decriminalization

CBC British Columbia News - Fri, 09/21/2012 - 20:32

Elections BC has approved in principle an initiative petition filed by one of B.C.'s leading marijuana advocates aimed at decriminalizing possession of cannabis by adults.

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