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3 hrs ago | Vancouver Sun

Dead at Noon: B.C. woman's family scatters her ashes as assisted suicide debate grows

Three dump trucks were destroyed in a suspicious fire on River Road in Richmond late Sunday night.

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6 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

B.C. to start daycare payments to parents as teachers strike talks collapse

In this two-photograph panel, B.C. Education Minister Peter Fassbender, left, and B.C. Teachers' Federation president Jim Iker, right, speak about the teachers' strike during separate news conferences in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday August 31, 2014.

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10 hrs ago | Digital Game Developer

Honey Gifts Launches New Bridal Lingerie Range in Vancouver

Adult novelty store Vancouver, Honey Gifts, has recently launched its bridal lingerie range in Vancouver, BC.

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14 hrs ago | CBC News

'Firecracker' slam poet Zaccheus Jackson, 36, mourned after train accident

A void has been ripped into the lives of family, friends and Canada's spoken word community with the death of 36-year-old Zaccheus Jackson this week.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Arts, Poetry, Canada

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Douglas Coupland's Gumhead encourages viewer to interact - and chew

Vancouver based artist Douglas Coupland, near his Gumhead installation, at the Vancouver Art Gallery in Vancouver, B.C., on August 26, 2014.

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Globe and Mail

B.C.'s trans-Pacific pioneer Thomas Fung is a uniquely Canadian success story

Thomas Fung, in Aberdeen Centre he built in Richmond, B.C., says the handover of Hong Kong to China brought an influx of immigrants and 'an opportunity for business.'

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The Georgia Straight

Tzu Chi Foundation honoured by governments of B.C., Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby, and Richmond

Coun. Tony Tang reads the city's proclamation as Tzu Chi Foundation Gary Ho and the volunteers listen.

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Canada.com

Lengthy wait expected for charges in fatal cyclist MVA in Richmond

Richmond resident Christy Mahy, 36, died in a tragic accident while riding a bike on Sea Island on July 30. It could be up to six months before charges are laid in the motor vehicle crash that claimed the life of a cyclist on Sea Island at the end of July.

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Burnaby Now

Pot biz wants to grow in Burnaby

Homeless: Martin Drobny, left, and Mike Green, right, are struggling to find a location for their medical marijuana production company.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Edmonton Journal

Coquihalla Highway tour bus crash victims improving, three still critical

Edmonton's booming growth saw a population the size of St. Albert move in over the last two years.

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680News

Mediator walks away, ending hopes teachersa strike will end before school starts

Mediator Vince Ready arrives to meet with B.C. Teachers' Federation president Jim Iker and B.C. Public School Employers' Association negotiator Peter Cameron in Richmond, B.C., on Thursday August 28, 2014.

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Coast Reporter

Fatal accident claims young life

An 18-year-old girl from Sechelt died early Saturday morning after the car she was a passenger in crashed into a large tree on Highway 101.

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Prince George Citizen

School districts hold off on cancelling classes

Richard Giroday with the Prince George District Teachers Association speaks at a rally in front of MLA Shirley Bonds office Thursday over the lunch hour.

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Vancouver Sun

Bus crash triggered cascading emergency response

Chinese Consulate in Vancouver confirms that many injured on the bus crash on Thursday Aug. 28th 2014 are from China.

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Canada.com

TaiwanFest focuses on Indie music and social activism

Hundreds of women, some camping out overnight, stormed into the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre for the annual retail blowout August, 28, 2014.

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The Daily Townsman

American family on tour bus recalls crash

A Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement officer watches as a tour bus that rolled over and crashed on the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, B.C., Thursday, is moved during an investigation at a towing company lot in Kelowna on Friday August 29, 2014.

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MarketWatch

5 reasons to flee the U.S. for Canada

Canada has the world's best reputation internationally as a place to do business and live for the third consecutive year, according to the latest annual survey of more than 27,000 people around the world by the Reputation Institute, an international corporate advisory firm.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

North Shore News

Alleged gang hitman was North Vancouver garbage man

In a plot twist worthy of the Sopranos, a man police allege was a hit man for Metro Vancouver's notorious United Nations gang was working a day job as a garbage collector for the District of North Vancouver at the time one of the killings he has been charged with was carried out.

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The Globe and Mail

Farewell to the summer of Vancouver's discontent

A man walks past a community garden along the CP Rail tracks near West 6th Ave. and Cypress Street in Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday July 3, 2014.

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North Shore News

Zoinks! West Vancouver collector aims for Guinness record

Jinkies! That's a lot of Scooby-Doo. West Vancouver resident Becky Findlay has been collecting memorabilia connected to the cartoon character since the late 1990s and figures she has more than 1,000 pieces.

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Related Topix: Canada, Scooby-Doo, Comedy Movies, Mystery Movies, Family, Adventure, Life, Hobbies, Collecting

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