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Environmentalists' buyout of Flathead Valley mining complete

CBC British Columbia News - Sat, 09/15/2012 - 12:21

Environmentalists in the East Kootenay are celebrating after finally raising enough money to keep miners and oil companies out of the Flathead Valley, south of Fernie.

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Protesters occupy Vancouver coast guard station

CBC British Columbia News - Sat, 09/15/2012 - 11:59

More than a dozen union leaders are staging a 24-hour occupation of the Kitsilano Coast Guard Station in Vancouver to protest against the planned closure of the station by the federal government.

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Pet polar bear a B.C. man's swim partner

CBC British Columbia News - Sat, 09/15/2012 - 10:32

An Abbotsford, B.C. animal trainer has what's probably the most unusual swimming partner ever — a polar bear.

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Kelowna man arrested after woman attacked with hammer

CBC British Columbia News - Fri, 09/14/2012 - 20:41

RCMP have a 24-year-old man in custody after a woman was attacked with a hammer Thursday night in Kelowna, B.C.

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Veteran shot dead by B.C. police treated for PTSD

CBC British Columbia News - Fri, 09/14/2012 - 20:40

A man fatally shot at his home in a confrontation with RCMP in Prince George, B.C., was a veteran of the Bosnian conflict who was finally getting treatment for his post-traumatic stress disorder, his family says.

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5th B.C. Health Ministry employee fired over data breach

CBC British Columbia News - Fri, 09/14/2012 - 20:38

Another employee of the B.C. Ministry of Health has been fired over the improper use of personal health data, Minister Margaret MacDiarmid has confirmed.

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B.C. and Haisla First Nation sign liquefied natural gas deal

CBC British Columbia News - Fri, 09/14/2012 - 20:38

The B.C. government has signed an agreement with the Haisla Nation to help fast-track another major liquefied natural gas port facility near Kitimat.

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Tree-cutting hoax investigated in West Vancouver

CBC British Columbia News - Fri, 09/14/2012 - 19:37

Police in a well-to-do Metro Vancouver community hope they have averted a chainsaw tree massacre after residents received a persuasive hoax letter advising them to cut down their trees or face a heavy fine.

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Woman allegedly tries to abduct B.C. boy

CBC British Columbia News - Fri, 09/14/2012 - 19:37

A 68-year-old woman has been arrested in Quesnel, B.C. for allegedly trying to abduct a seven-year-old boy.

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Text message costs prompt suit against Bell, Rogers, Telus

CBC British Columbia News - Fri, 09/14/2012 - 19:15

The watchdog that enforces open competition in Canadian business is taking on Bell, Rogers, Telus and the industry group that represents them in a lawsuit targeting misleading costs for premium text messages.

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Woman spends 'horrifying' night in B.C. forest

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

A 25-year-old B.C. woman is thanking her rescuers after spending a frightening night alone in a Fraser Valley forest, dressed in little more than a bikini.

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10 worst household products for greenwashing

CBC British Columbia News - Fri, 09/14/2012 - 16:39

Biodegradable, natural and non-toxic are environmentally friendly promises plastered across many household products, but a CBC Marketplace investigation found that a number of them amount to little more than greenwashing.

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Canucks lock up Alex Burrows for 4 more years

CBC British Columbia News - Fri, 09/14/2012 - 16:15

The Vancouver Canucks re-signed left-winger Alex Burrows to a four-year, $18-million US contract extension Friday. The 31-year-old Burrows had 52 points (28 goals, 24 assists) in 80 games with Vancouver last season. He registered a career-high seven winning goals.

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Charges of a sexual nature have been laid against 24 year old Russell Lamb.

RCMP Lower Mainland News - Fri, 09/14/2012 - 15:37
Ridge Meadows RCMP have arrested Russell Lamb, 24 years of age, for alleged sex related offences against a Maple Ridge teenager.
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Deadly protests over Muhammad film rage across Muslim world

CBC British Columbia News - Fri, 09/14/2012 - 14:52

Demonstrators and police officers have been killed in renewed protests in Egypt and Yemen, a deadly riot in Lebanon and the storming of Western embassies in Sudan and Tunisia, over the offensive depiction of the Prophet Muhammad in an American-made film.

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*Update* Missing North Vancouver 60 year old male, located

RCMP Lower Mainland News - Fri, 09/14/2012 - 14:18
The North Vancouver RCMP is pleased to report that the 60 year old male who was reported missing from Lions Gate Hospital on September 07, 2012, has returned.
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Freedom-of-information requests coming up empty, B.C. group complains

CBC British Columbia News - Fri, 09/14/2012 - 12:08

A group that advocates for government transparency has filed a complaint with B.C.'s information commissioner, pointing to a significant increase in cases where the province responds to freedom-of-information requests by claiming it couldn't find any documents.

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Locating stolen trailer and lawn mowers

RCMP Lower Mainland News - Fri, 09/14/2012 - 11:24
Public assistance in locating stolen trailer and lawn mowers
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Impaired on the Water = Impaired on the Road

RCMP Lower Mainland News - Fri, 09/14/2012 - 09:52
Among the drinking drivers that were taken off the road last week by North Vancouver Traffic Services, three had a common bond.
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Wildfire breaks out near Keremeos

CBC British Columbia News - Fri, 09/14/2012 - 08:28

An aggressive 10-hectare wildfire that broke out yesterday northeast of Keremeos, B.C., is not yet threatening any homes fire officials say.

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