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3 hrs ago | DurhamRegion.com

Amanda Todd extradition a legal muddle

Authorities in British Columbia are anxious to bring a Netherlands resident to a Canadian courtroom on cyberbullying charges in a teen suicide case, but legal experts say it's unclear when or even if they might get the chance.

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

7 hrs ago | KRVN-AM Lexington

Robbers Wielding Guns, Machetes and Tasers Target Cell Phone Stores

Employees and business owners in British Columbia have been left terrified for their lives after armed robbers targeting cell phone stores threatened staff with machetes, handguns, and tasers.

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10 hrs ago | Castanet.net

Garneau talks to veterans

Mark Garneau, the MP for Westmount-Ville-Marie and the first Canadian in space, discussed veterans issues at a town hall meeting in Kelowna on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Canada, North America, World News,

14 hrs ago | Switched

Alleged Dognapping Caught On Video

Police in Vancouver, B.C., are investigating an alleged dognapping after a woman was filmed running out of a tattoo parlor with an employee's French bulldog.

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Related Topix: Canada, Instagram, iPad App, iPhone App, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, Australia,

18 hrs ago | Lake Cowichan Gazette

RDCK sustainability service may become rural only

Seven areas, including New Denver, Nakusp, Salmo, and Castlegar, wanted out of the sustainability service, established four years ago to deal with things like energy conservation and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Penticton Western

Local students invited to apply to set sail on Arctic research ship

After tragedy scuttled the opportunity last fall, a local student will again be given the chance to spend part of September aboard an Arctic icebreaker.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Canada,

The Toronto Star

'Not criminally responsible' law misses point: Critics

Darcie Clark's cousin Stacy Galt, left, sits with Prime Minister Stephen Harper before he announced a plan to give courts new powers to lock up people found not criminally responsible for crimes due to mental problems, in Burnaby, B.C., in February 2013.

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CBC News

Aggressive raccoon attacks puppy in Vancouver's West End

It was raccoon versus puppy in the West End on Wednesday, and it ended with a trip to the hospital for the dog's owner.

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CBC News

B.C. climber remembers Everest Sherpa killed in avalanche

Vancouver climber Sam Wyatt scaled Everest in 2012 with the help of Sherpa Then Dorjee, one of the 12 climbers killed April 18, 2014 The Sherpas killed in the deadliest avalanche to sweep through Everest were the most experienced climbers to work on the mountain, says a B.C. climber.

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CBC News

Arson suspected in 5 suspicious Abbotsford fires

Abbotsford police suspect an arsonist may have set five suspicious fires in Abbotsford over the past 48 hours, including this one at an abandoned home on Hillcrest Avenue on Thursday morning "All five fires have started after midnight and all have been in a fairly small geographic area of central Abbotsford," said a statement issued by APD on ... (more)

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The Chilliwack Progress

Road rehab in Chilliwack explained

They use a "worst first" system, so that roads in the worst condition get repaved first, according to Rod Sanderson, manager of transportation and drainage.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Ottawa Citizen

Extraditing Dutch man charged in Amanda Todd case could take years: expert

Inspector Paulette Freill announced Thursday that a 35-year-old Dutch man has been charged in connection to the 2012 death of 15-year-old Amanda Todd.

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Related Topix: Prison, Canada

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Column: Extinguishing the European fire ant invasion

They swarm and deliver a painful sting that, while not life-threatening, burns then itches for days and can trigger swelling or a possible allergic reaction.

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Related Topix: Canada, Entomology, Science, Agriculture, Opinion

Chilliwack Times

Local cheesemaker wins national award

Cheese lovers across B.C. have long savoured the handmade artisanal creations from the Farm House Natural Cheeses in Agassiz.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Cheese, Canada,

Greenwich Citizen

Dutch man's case linked to Amanda Todd

Carol Todd fights back tears as she listens during a Royal Canadian Mounted Police news conference in Surrey, British Columbia, on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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Related Topix: Canada, Suicide

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Ridge man cleared of trafficking charges, guilty of possession

A Maple Ridge man has been acquitted of trafficking charges after a judge ruled he was not selling illegal drugs, found in his bedroom during a police raid.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Canada, Marijuana

CBC News

Barinder Rasode expected to run against Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts

Speculation is mounting that Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts may be facing a challenge to her leadership after high-profile city councillor Barinder Rasode announced Thursday she was leaving the mayor's Surrey First party.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Dutch man charged in Amanda Todd case

A Dutch man is accused of sexually exploiting and blackmailing Amanda Todd, a Port Coquitlam teen who killed herself in 2012 following years of torment online.

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Canada.com

Chris Hadfield thrills Coquitlam kids by flying paper airplanes

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield's passion for space travel isn't limited to rockets - he was just as happy flying paper airplanes with a bunch of giddy Grade 5 kids in Coquitlam, B.C. Hadfield joined 60 students at a theatre where the youngsters later joined an audience of high schoolers who heard the high flyer talk about the importance of ... (more)

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Prince George Citizen

AC/DC guitar stolen in dirty deed from B.C. restaurant: RCMP

A1961 Gibson SG Les Paul re-issue in a cherry finish, signed by Angus and Malcolm Young of the band AC/DC is shown in police handout photo.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Ac/DC, Canada

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