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3 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Ferry problems cause delays on Puget Sound

The ferry Tacoma has been out of service for repairs since Tuesday when it lost power on the busy Seattle-Bainbridge Island route.

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7 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

B.C. government approves $5.3-billion copper-gold mine in province's north

The British Columbia government has granted environmental approval for a proposed $5.3-billion mine in the provinces north, which would tap into one of the largest gold and copper deposits in the world and has already received support from local First Nations.

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11 hrs ago | Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times

Pitbull attacks, kills dog in Pitt Meadows

At 6:40 a.m., on Wednesday morning, Pitt Meadows resident Greg Wyatt took his Yorkshire terrier Tucker for a walk.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Nanaimo News Bulletin

Northwest gold mine gets B.C. approval

One of the biggest copper and gold ore deposits in the world has received an environmental assessment certificate to begin development of a mine near Stewart in northwestern B.C. Seabridge Gold's KSM mine property includes four ore bodies that contain silver and molybdenum as well as gold and copper.

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New Westminster Newsleader

Stroke patient transfers to Vancouver criticized

Hospitals in Surrey, Abbotsford and New Westminster that are Fraser Health's designated centres to treat stroke victims have so far failed to provide optimum care for them and redirect too many of those patients to Vancouver instead.

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Chilliwack Times

Incinerator power deal gets green light

Opponents of Metro Vancouver's waste-to-energy strategy have been dealt a blow by the B.C. Utilities Commission.

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Peace Arch News

Transit referendum would be mail-in vote in March

North Vancouver District Mayor Richard Walton is chair of Metro Vancouver's regional mayors' council that controls tax increases for TransLink.

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CBC News

Addison Hall death: Are mall parking lots too dangerous?

Overcoming potential tragedy in a parking lot is not necessarily an easy prospect, given the casual way in which so many lots are designed and how some drivers - for whatever reason - respond to that Mall parking lots should be places of relative peace, considering cars and trucks and minivans just sit there while drivers and passengers do what ... (more)

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Burnaby News Leader

SkyTrain stabbing suspect arrested

A 26-year-old New Westminster man has been arrested by Transit Police for a stabbing on the SkyTrain following Saturday's Celebration of Light fireworks display in Vancouver.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Cloverdale Reporter

TransLink board 'negligent' on SkyTrain shutdowns

TransLink's appointed board of directors must take ultimate responsibility for senior managers' failure to anticipate and prevent this month's SkyTrain shutdowns .

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Brandon Sun

WorkSafeBC orders mill to pay $724,000 in penalties, levies for 2012 fatal fire

The company that owns the northern British Columbia sawmill where two workers were killed and 22 others injured in a explosion and fire has been ordered by WorkSafeBC to pay more than $724,000 in penalties and levies.

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Revelstoke Times Review

Ottawa follows B.C.'s treaty 'stepping stones'

The federal government has responded to the strengthening of aboriginal title in B.C. by following the province's lead and focusing on resource use agreements rather than full-scale treaties that have been slow and expensive to negotiate.

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Brandon Sun

B.C. cyclist says he made tourniquet from pants to survive after being shot

Craig Premack, who was shot while riding on the Trans-Canada Highway at 1 a.m. during an overnight road cycling event near Spences Bridge, B.C., in June, shows where the bullet entered his forearm during a news conference at RCMP headquarters in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday July 29, 2014.

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Castanet.net

Movie set burned in fire

The loss of a south Okanagan movie set in a fire earlier in July, is a blow for the BC film industry, according to Jon Summerland, film commissioner with the Okanagan Film Commission.

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Related Topix: Fire, Canada, Celebrities, Paul Gross

Regina Leader Post

Red Scorpion gangster faces 14 charges after arrest in Alberta

A photo of Red Scorpion member Cory James Lesperance, 29, left. Lesperance tweets on MMA and it is believed he is posing here as a fan with an MMA fighter at an MMA event.

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Related Topix: Drugs, North America, Canada, World News,

Canada.com

British Columbians expect to live longer than other Canadians, and to spend more on health care: poll

There's no question that the hodgepodge of gardens along CP Rail's Arbutus corridor are charming and no doubt that homeowners prefer gardens and a leafy walkway to trains.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Long Term Care

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Globe and Mail

Teen's death puts Alberta youth labour laws under scrutiny

Christopher Lawrence was working at a gravel-crushing site near Drumheller, Alta., this month when he became entangled in a conveyor belt and was killed.

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Related Topix: Canada, Family, Teenagers

CBC News

Dog owners warned about rising rattlesnake numbers

Dog owners in Kamloops are being warned about a spike in rattlesnakes sightings along some trails.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Man, 43, arrested for sexual assault on Montrose Avenue

A 43-year-old Abbotsford man has been charged with sexual assault and committing an indecent act following an incident on Saturday.

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CBC News

Arsonist sought in 3 downtown Vancouver fires

Vancouver police are searching for an arsonist suspected of setting fire to garbage bins inside the washrooms of three downtown businesses on Sunday afternoon.

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