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50 min ago | Brandon Sun

Complaints prompt New Brunswick Law Society to review Trinity accreditation

The Law Society of New Brunswick will meet next month to review its decision to accredit a controversial law school proposed in British Columbia.

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4 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Cascade Aerospace's striking workers vote in favour of 4-yr pact, return Monday

Unionized workers at Cascade Aerospace will return to work on Monday after voting to accept a new four-year contract that contains wage increases and improved job security clauses, among other things.

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Related Topix: Canada, US Air Force, US Military, US News

9 hrs ago | Regina Leader Post

TV industry watchdog says 'pick-and-pay' model would hurt economy, cost jobs

Some local TV stations will be forced to close and more than 30,000 people could lose their jobs if Canada's broadcast regulator adopts changes it wants Canadians to consider, says a broadcast industry watchdog group.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Surrey Leader

Firearms, assault charges laid following South Surrey arrest

A 27-year-old Langley man arrested in South Surrey early Wednesday is facing multiple charges in connection with a shooting incident that occurred in Cloverdale last month.

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North Shore News

Some West Van beaches reopen for swimming

As another stretch of warm weather approaches, West Vancouver residents will finally be able to cool off in the water after several popular beaches were declared safe for swimming on Thursday.

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Canada.com

Residents escape early-morning house fire in Burnaby

Throngs of people, dressed completely, elegantly, blindingly, in white showed up to Yaletown's David Lam Park to partake in the biggest Diner en Blanc to hit Vancouver yet.

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Portland Tribune

Coal export facility gets British Columbia port's approval

The port authority in Vancouver, British Columbia, has approved a coal export facility using coal extracted from the United States.

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DurhamRegion.com

How HGTV Canada built a specialty powerhouse

The straight-talking builder had worked as a contractor for decades before he wound up filling in behind the scenes on an HGTV Canada show.

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Related Topix: Home Building, Home, Home Improvement, Canada's Handyman Challenge, Entertainment, Television, Canada

Brandon Sun

HitchBOT the hitchhiking robot wraps up cross-country journey in Victoria

Once he gets past the plastic-bucket body, the pool-noodle arms and the complete lack of a soul, Seb Leeson sees a lot of himself in HitchBOT, the ragtag robot that spent several weeks hitchhiking across Canada.

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Canada.com

Dead at noon: Gillian Bennett's last wish was to get people talking about a taboo topic

On Monday morning shortly before noon, Gillian Bennett dragged a foam mattress from her home on Bowen Island to one of her favourite spots on the grass, facing a craggy rock cliff, the place she had chosen to die.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Vancouver Sun

Porn star's breast-implant fundraiser criticized

On Monday morning shortly before noon, Gillian Bennett dragged a foam mattress from her home on Bowen Island to one of her favourite spots on the grass, facing a craggy rock cliff, the place she had chosen to die.

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Brandon Sun

What did you just call me? Harper tags Trudeau as an elite in run-up to election

In the communications arsenal the Conservatives are building against Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, the word "elite" is proving to be one of the most popular put-downs.

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Canada.com

Dead at noon: Vancouver Sun readers respond to Gillian Bennett's suicide

On Monday morning shortly before noon, Gillian Bennett dragged a foam mattress from her home on Bowen Island to one of her favourite spots on the grass, facing a craggy rock cliff, the place she had chosen to die.

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Related Topix: Canada, Suicide, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Penninsula News Review

Northern mines await Mount Polley probe

The company developing the Morrison copper-gold mine near Smithers remains confident it can complete the project, despite a decision by the B.C. government to suspend its environmental assessment until an investigation into the Mount Polley mine dam breach is completed.

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MacLeans

Journalist killing part of 'disgusting' Iraq terror campaign: PM

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the murder of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants in Iraq is part of a "disgusting" terror campaign being carried out across the entire region.

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The Globe and Mail

Construction of Squamish subdivision will require landslide barriers

A sign on Highway 1 warns drivers of a road closing in July, 2008, after a massive rockslide blocked the Sea-to-Sky Highway, the main route that links Vancouver with Whistler, B.C. A sign on Highway 1 warns drivers of a road closing in July, 2008, after a massive rockslide blocked the Sea-to-Sky Highway, the main route that links Vancouver with ... (more)

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Globe and Mail

B.C. cities steer towards Vancouver's car-share model

City employee Mike McCafferty arrives in a Modo car-share vehicle at City Hall in Vancouver on Tuesday.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Prince George Citizen

Teen who killed family gets unescorted absence; coming to Island

A British Columbia man who was 15 when he murdered four people, including his parents, will be allowed an unescorted temporary absence from prison.

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Surrey Leader

Finding love on two charitable wheels

Siobhan Coates and Graham Street met three years ago while training for the Ride2Survive cycling fundraiser.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, North America, Canada, World News

Canada.com

Surrey woman sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing friend in suicide pact

A Surrey woman who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of her best friend, who she stabbed 41 times, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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Related Topix: Suicide, Canada, Drugs

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