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Former B.C. Conservative candidate joins Liberal team

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

Former B.C. Conservative candidate John Martin has defected to the B.C. Liberals and will seek the party's nomination in John Les' Chilliwack riding.

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Lower Mainland highway fix means slow going

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

Drivers are being warned to avoid the Port Mann Bridge area this weekend as construction crews replace the Cape Horn Interchange.

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B.C. judge shocked at handling of corpse by RCMP

CBC British Columbia News - Fri, 09/21/2012 - 20:15

A B.C. Supreme Court judge says the Crown should consider charging RCMP in Prince George after investigators left a victim's dead body overnight at the scene of a killing.

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Man mauled by B.C. grizzly bear

CBC British Columbia News - Fri, 09/21/2012 - 19:36

An Alaskan fisherman has been transferred to a Vancouver hospital with serious injuries after he was mauled by a grizzly bear in northwestern B.C.

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Sex-trade workers group wins bid for court challenge

CBC British Columbia News - Fri, 09/21/2012 - 16:40

The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the right of a non-profit group representing women and transgender women in downtown Vancouver's sex trade to challenge the country's anti-prostitution laws on constitutional grounds.

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New Ruse Being Used to Steal Cell Phones

RCMP Lower Mainland News - Fri, 09/21/2012 - 14:44
Distraction techniques seem to be where it’s at as far as stealing cell phones in Richmond. In previous thefts suspects were tricking people by asking them for the time. When victims pulled out their cell phone to check the time, the suspect grabbed the phone & headed for the hills. Suspects are still managing to trick people into handing over their phones but now the approach is a bit different.
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Fresh start for Eskimos against CFL-leading Lions

CBC British Columbia News - Fri, 09/21/2012 - 14:34

Saturday's home game against the league-leading B.C. Lions is the time for the Edmonton Eskimos to forget about the past five games including four losses, says receiver Fred Stamps.

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Apple's iPhone 5 draws huge lineups

CBC British Columbia News - Fri, 09/21/2012 - 14:12

Consumers eager to get their hands on Apple's latest release — the iPhone 5 — are jamming stores around the world.

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Kelowna ads accused of being too white

CBC British Columbia News - Fri, 09/21/2012 - 11:18

Banners surrounding a construction area feature people who live and work downtown. But all of them appear to be white.

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Taseko re-submits environmental impact for New Prosperity mine

CBC British Columbia News - Fri, 09/21/2012 - 10:16

Taseko Mines Ltd. said Thursday it has formally submitted an environmental impact statement for its $1.1-billion New Prosperity project in B.C. in a renewed bid to build the mine that was rejected in 2010.

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Canada's largest organics biofuel facility planned for Surrey

CBC British Columbia News - Fri, 09/21/2012 - 10:16

The City of Surrey, B.C. has announced plans to build the largest organics biofuel facility in Canada as a way to divert waste from the landfill and turn it into natural gas.

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Work stops after window falls from Vancouver building

CBC British Columbia News - Fri, 09/21/2012 - 10:14

WorkSafeBC has slapped a stop-work order on a new high-rise project in downtown Vancouver after a huge window pane dropped 36 stories to the street below, damaging two vehicles.

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Federal prison guards allegedly assaulted B.C. inmate

CBC British Columbia News - Fri, 09/21/2012 - 10:09

Several federal prison guards at the maximum security Kent Institution in B.C.'s Fraser Valley are under criminal investigation after an inmate was allegedly assaulted, CBC News has learned.

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Richmond RCMP Summer Youth Camps Done for This Year

RCMP Lower Mainland News - Fri, 09/21/2012 - 10:07
This summer, the Richmond RCMP Youth Section hosted three Summer Youth Camps at community centers within the City of Richmond. Approximately 100 students ranging from grades four to seven participated in the day camps.
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Homeowners look to update the 'Vancouver special'

CBC British Columbia News - Fri, 09/21/2012 - 02:31

An iconic — although often derided — housing design is getting a reboot as homeowners in B.C. renovate what has come to be known as the "Vancouver special."

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Supreme Court to rule on sex-trade workers' right to hearing

CBC British Columbia News - Thu, 09/20/2012 - 21:34

The Supreme Court of Canada is set to rule whether an advocacy group, or a person not directly related to a case, can be given standing in a constitutional challenge.

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B.C. HST still delaying home renovation plans

CBC British Columbia News - Thu, 09/20/2012 - 21:17

Many B.C. homeowners planning renovations are delaying their projects in the hope that the switch back to the provincial sales tax will save them thousands of dollars on labour costs.

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B.C. city famous for tap water now advised to boil it

CBC British Columbia News - Thu, 09/20/2012 - 21:17

The residents of Greenwood, B.C. — which touts its tap water as "the best in the world" — can once again use the outflow from their faucets, but until further notice, they are to boil it before drinking.

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Vancouver gas leak plugged and residents return home

CBC British Columbia News - Thu, 09/20/2012 - 21:16

A gas leak near the intersection of Cambie Street and West 7th Avenue in Vancouver forced the evacuation of at least 10 buildings for five hours Thursday.

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CBC News seeks unsealing of B.C. search warrant

CBC British Columbia News - Thu, 09/20/2012 - 20:28

CBC News is among four organizations fighting to unseal a search warrant carried out by the RCMP in August after kinky photos of an officer were posted online.

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