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B.C. city told not to drink 'world's best tap water'

CBC British Columbia News - Wed, 09/19/2012 - 15:29

The city of Greenwood, the current title holder of "best municipal water in the world," has been told not to touch its drinking water after someone tampered with the city's reservoir.

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Local cops to shear off their locks for childhood cancer

RCMP Lower Mainland News - Wed, 09/19/2012 - 14:40
The Surrey RCMP are mounting their bikes and saddling up to the barber’s chair in support of the annual Cops for Cancer fundraising campaign.
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ICBC considers Diamond Parking review after CBC probe

CBC British Columbia News - Wed, 09/19/2012 - 14:02

ICBC says it is considering a review of Diamond Parking after a CBC Go Public story revealed drivers are accusing the company of issuing unwarranted tickets.

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Man arrested after crashing into hydro pole

RCMP Lower Mainland News - Wed, 09/19/2012 - 13:13
Chilliwack, BC: On September 13, 2012, shortly after 9:00 AM, the Chilliwack RCMP received a report of motor vehicle incident at the intersection of Kipp Avenue and Main Street. A vehicle hit a concrete hydro pole and knocked out power in the area for several hours. The driver of the vehicle got out of the vehicle and ran away.
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RCMP Taser usage declines for 3rd straight year

CBC British Columbia News - Wed, 09/19/2012 - 12:35

A report released today by the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP has found a big drop in how often Mounties used Tasers.

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‘Bobcat’ excavator stolen from North Vancouver’s public golf course

RCMP Lower Mainland News - Wed, 09/19/2012 - 10:12
‘Bobcat’ excavator stolen from North Vancouver’s public golf course
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Census may have counted roommates as married gay couples

CBC British Columbia News - Wed, 09/19/2012 - 10:06

An unexpectedly high number of same-sex marriages in places like the oilpatch left census-takers scratching their heads — until they realized many of the 'couples' were only splitting the rent.

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Last day for residential school abuse claims to be filed

CBC British Columbia News - Wed, 09/19/2012 - 09:57

Aboriginal Canadians who suffered physical or sexual abuse in residential schools have until the end of today to apply for federal compensation.

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Tattoo removal becomes big business

CBC British Columbia News - Wed, 09/19/2012 - 09:44

CBC News looks at the booming business of tattoo removal as part of the series 'Think Before You Ink.'

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Common-law, lone-parent families on the rise, census finds

CBC British Columbia News - Wed, 09/19/2012 - 08:22

The mom-pop-and-three-kids-under-one-roof model that typified Canadian households of 50 years ago has morphed into a complex and diverse web of family ties involving living alone, re-marriage, stepchildren, empty-nesters and multiple generations sharing a home.

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Tattoo culture making its mark on millennials

CBC British Columbia News - Wed, 09/19/2012 - 05:10

Tattoo artists say more young people are embracing the permanence of body modification by way of ink and hypodermic needle at a time when curating one's image is as easy as changing a Facebook status.

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Thieves smash SUV into B.C. mall to loot jewelry stores

CBC British Columbia News - Wed, 09/19/2012 - 03:56

Thieves can be seen on newly released surveillance video ramming a stolen SUV into a B.C. shopping mall, then smashing through the front of two jewelry stores before looting the shops and escaping in the same vehicle.

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Enbridge's Northern Gateway benefits questioned at hearing

CBC British Columbia News - Tue, 09/18/2012 - 22:37

The benefits to the oil industry of Enbridge Inc.'s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline may be exaggerated and its costs to the economy and environment underestimated, hearings into the project heard Tuesday.

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Kitsilano Coast Guard closure will create safety 'gaps'

CBC British Columbia News - Tue, 09/18/2012 - 20:56

A new report says the closure of the Kitsilano Coast Guard station will create "significant gaps" for the safety of residents and visitors in Vancouver Harbour and English Bay.

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Shark fin ban sought by Vancouver council

CBC British Columbia News - Tue, 09/18/2012 - 20:56

A Vancouver city council has voted unanimously to start working on what could become a ban on the sale and trade of shark-fin products in much of Metro Vancouver.

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Vancouver police seek festival theft suspect

CBC British Columbia News - Tue, 09/18/2012 - 20:56

Vancouver police are trying to identify a woman they believe may be connected to thefts from two local summer festivals.

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B.C. contractors flout permit rules, hidden camera finds

CBC British Columbia News - Tue, 09/18/2012 - 19:59

A hidden-camera test reveals some contractors are more than willing to do work without obtaining the necessary permits, part of a CBC News and Business in Vancouver series looking at B.C.'s $7.6-billion home renovation business.

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Dix delivers first Vancouver Board of Trade speech

CBC British Columbia News - Tue, 09/18/2012 - 19:42

Speaking at a Vancouver Board of Trade luncheon Tuesday, NDP Leader Adrian Dix promised to raise taxes and improve public services if elected premier.

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Car shot up in Vancouver gunfire

CBC British Columbia News - Tue, 09/18/2012 - 19:41

Vancouver police say they have stopped a bullet-riddled car as part of an investigation into a shooting in the city's West End.

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B.C. Conservative Party faction seeks to oust John Cummins

CBC British Columbia News - Tue, 09/18/2012 - 15:18

A group of B.C. Conservative Party members is seeking to oust leader John Cummins at the party's annual general meeting this Saturday in Langley.

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