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Big drop predicted for Vancouver real estate prices

CBC British Columbia News - Thu, 09/20/2012 - 20:07

Financial commentator and former federal cabinet minister Garth Turner is making a bubble-bursting prediction about the Vancouver real estate market, saying prices there could drop by as much as 40 per cent.

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Dawson Creek hotel fire intensifies homeless problem

CBC British Columbia News - Thu, 09/20/2012 - 17:44

Vital low-cost housing was lost when the historic Alaska Hotel in Dawson Creek, B.C., burned down Friday.

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Embankment collapse jams Highway 1 in Coquitlam

CBC British Columbia News - Thu, 09/20/2012 - 14:18

Eastbound traffic on Highway 1 through Coquitlam was jammed on Thursday morning after the collapse of an embankment forced the closure of two eastbound lanes near the Brunette exit.

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31% of Canadian kids are overweight or obese

CBC British Columbia News - Thu, 09/20/2012 - 13:10

Almost a third of Canadians five to 17 years old are overweight or obese, Statistics Canada has found.

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Artist Brian Jungen to represent Vancouver at Shanghai Biennale

CBC British Columbia News - Thu, 09/20/2012 - 12:36

Brian Jungen will be the artist representing Vancouver at the 2012 Shanghai Biennale, an international contemporary art forum beginning Oct. 2.

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B.C. restarts suspended health research at universities

CBC British Columbia News - Thu, 09/20/2012 - 12:27

The B.C. government has restarted some of the drug research projects that were stalled by an investigation into the illegal misuse of personal health records that saw five government employees fired.

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Vancouver eyes bike lanes for Granville and Cambie bridges

CBC British Columbia News - Thu, 09/20/2012 - 09:58

The City of Vancouver is looking at the idea of adding more bike and pedestrian lanes to the Cambie and Granville Street Bridges.

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Missing of the month – Sahil SHARMA

RCMP Lower Mainland News - Thu, 09/20/2012 - 08:35
This month we profile another unusual case of a young man who by all accounts simply vanished almost four years ago.
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Canada eyes Asian markets for B.C. natural gas exports

CBC British Columbia News - Thu, 09/20/2012 - 04:34

Canada is hoping to export billions of cubic feet per day of liquefied natural gas to Asia through plants on Canada's west coast that face none of the opposition that threatens the proposed Northern Gateway oilsands pipeline.

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B.C. egg farmers cry foul over cross-border shopping

CBC British Columbia News - Wed, 09/19/2012 - 22:00

B.C. egg farmers say they're losing more than $3 million a year because an increasing number of consumers are buying their eggs in the U.S.

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Woman dies when hit by Vancouver bus

CBC British Columbia News - Wed, 09/19/2012 - 21:28

A woman was killed during the Wednesday evening rush hour when she was hit by a transit bus in East Vancouver.

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B.C. premier on hot seat over Victoria remarks

CBC British Columbia News - Wed, 09/19/2012 - 21:08

B.C. Premier Christy Clark is in damage-control mode after quotes surfaced in Victoria newspapers in which she refers to the provincial capital as having a "sick culture" with "no real people."

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2 Stanley Park fires blamed on arson attacks

CBC British Columbia News - Wed, 09/19/2012 - 21:07

Arson is being blamed for two more suspicious fires that broke out in Stanley Park overnight Tuesday, causing extensive damage to one building at the Brockton Oval.

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Hot, dry weather setting records on B.C.'s South Coast

CBC British Columbia News - Wed, 09/19/2012 - 21:07

A long spell of hot, dry weather that began in August is setting records in the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island — and it's not over yet, say the experts.

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Bargain-priced home reno costs homeowner twice as much

CBC British Columbia News - Wed, 09/19/2012 - 21:07

A B.C. homeowner has learned the hard way that trying to get renovation work done for a good price requires that certain precautions be taken — or it can end up costing twice as much.

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Female Mounties still fear reporting harassment

CBC British Columbia News - Wed, 09/19/2012 - 21:04

Female Mounties are afraid to come forward with allegations of sexual harassment or bullying on the job because they don't have faith their complaints will be taken seriously and they believe it will be them — not the problem officers — who will ultimately be punished, an internal RCMP report has found.

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Pressure mounts for tattoo age rules in B.C.

CBC British Columbia News - Wed, 09/19/2012 - 19:25

The B.C. NDP and a group representing some of the province's tattoo artists are calling on the government to regulate the age at which teens can get tattoos without parental consent.

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B.C. anesthesiologists ask to join private health-care case

CBC British Columbia News - Wed, 09/19/2012 - 17:32

A group of B.C. anesthesiologists are asking to join a constitutional challenge of the province's ban on private health care.

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Sketch of woman found dead in North Vancouver released

CBC British Columbia News - Wed, 09/19/2012 - 16:50

Homicide investigators are asking for the public's help in identifying a woman found dead last month in North Vancouver.

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Beef E. coli warning expanded by food inspectors

CBC British Columbia News - Wed, 09/19/2012 - 16:02

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has again expanded its health hazard warning about ground beef products from XL Foods of Alberta over concerns about possible dangerous E. coli contamination.

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