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Mail truck impounded in B.C. for excessive speeding

CBC British Columbia News - Tue, 09/18/2012 - 15:00

A Canada Post van has been impounded after the driver was caught doing 135 km/h in a 90-km/h zone through West Vancouver, police say.

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John Boyd Creasey arrested on Canada wide warrant

RCMP Lower Mainland News - Tue, 09/18/2012 - 12:50
The North Vancouver RCMP is advising the general public that John Boyd Creasey has been arrested on his Canada wide warrant.
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2nd landslide could hit Johnsons Landing, expert warns

CBC British Columbia News - Tue, 09/18/2012 - 12:32

A geotechnical expert says the land above the tiny B.C. community of Johnsons Landing is very unstable, and could trigger another devastating slide.

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Invitation to Official Opening of Richmond City Centre Community Police Station

RCMP Lower Mainland News - Tue, 09/18/2012 - 10:49
Join the City of Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie, City Councillors and Superintendent Rendall Nesset, Officer in Charge of Richmond RCMP for the official opening ceremony of the City Centre Community Police Station.
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Surrey Mounties and partners launch school road safety campaign

RCMP Lower Mainland News - Tue, 09/18/2012 - 10:23
With the school season now back in full swing, the Surrey RCMP have partnered with the Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC) and the Surrey School Board to again remind both parents and drivers about school zone traffic safety and the hazards of distracted driving.
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5 tips for choosing a home contractor

CBC British Columbia News - Tue, 09/18/2012 - 10:21

Five tips on choosing a home contractor, part of the CBC News and Business in Vancouver series 'Renovation Reality' on the home reno business.

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3 lanes open on new Port Mann Bridge

CBC British Columbia News - Tue, 09/18/2012 - 10:07

Three eastbound lanes on Metro Vancouver's new Port Mann Bridge opened to drivers for the first time on Tuesday morning.

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Pedestrian fatally struck by semi-truck – 14800 block of 104th Avenue

RCMP Lower Mainland News - Tue, 09/18/2012 - 10:03
A fifty year old female pedestrian was fatally struck by a semi-truck on Tuesday, September 18th in the 14800 block of 104th Avenue.
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B.C. teens getting tattoos without parental consent

CBC British Columbia News - Mon, 09/17/2012 - 21:41

A CBC News hidden-camera investigation reveals some B.C. tattoo parlours are inking teenagers without parental consent — despite a recommendation from the province that minors should obtain the permission of a parent.

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Granddad of gangster's child sentenced in drug scheme

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

A B.C. man whose daughter had a child with high-profile gang figure Jarrod Bacon has been sentenced to 3-1/2 years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to import cocaine from Mexico.

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TransLink's funding plans unveiled

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

TransLink has announced it has found nearly $100 million in new efficiencies over each of the next three years to help cover its funding gap.

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Burns Lake sawmill to be rebuilt with conditions

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

The Burns Lake sawmill that was destroyed in an explosion in January will be rebuilt if it can secure enough timber supply, its owners announced today.

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Drivers protest 'ridiculous' parking tickets

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

A company that manages private parking lots is coming under fire from vehicle owners, who accuse Diamond Parking of pressuring them to pay bogus parking bills.

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B.C. home sales drop continues

CBC British Columbia News - Mon, 09/17/2012 - 21:13

The number of home sales is down across Canada by close to nine per cent, with a much more pronounced drop in B.C.

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Bomb squad detonates suspicious object at Surrey campus

CBC British Columbia News - Mon, 09/17/2012 - 20:58

The RCMP bomb squad has detonated a suspicious object found in a parking lot at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University campus in Surrey, but it is now not believed to have been a bomb.

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B.C. sewing circle goes straight to the heart

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

It is a sewing circle like no other in the world, made up of a group of B.C. women who make their living painstakingly sewing hundreds of stitches into what will be life-saving devices.

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$260M fraud trial underway in Vancouver

CBC British Columbia News - Mon, 09/17/2012 - 20:03

The former head of a major Vancouver mining firm who faked data from a prospective goldmine – costing investors hundreds of millions of dollars – should spend 10 years in prison for his crimes, the Crown says.

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Canadian home sales slump as prices stay flat

CBC British Columbia News - Mon, 09/17/2012 - 19:13

Home sales declined by almost nine per cent in August even as prices ticked slightly higher, data from the Canadian Real Estate Association show.

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Police checks routinely violate privacy, report says

CBC British Columbia News - Mon, 09/17/2012 - 17:07

Report says Canadians facing discrimination because police often release information not related to criminal acts

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New plans for Vancouver Nordstrom building released

CBC British Columbia News - Mon, 09/17/2012 - 16:49

The owners of the Pacific Centre Mall in downtown Vancouver have released plans for the redevelopment of the Sears building to make way for the opening of the Nordstrom department store.

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