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3 hrs ago | The Asian Pacific Post

Immigrant expo returns to Vancouver

Thousands of immigrants arrive in Metro Vancouver yearly with ambitions for their family's future. However, many have little knowledge of the reality of Canadian living - from continuing education to obtaining employment and getting settled.

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7 hrs ago | Hollywood Reporter

'Falling Skies' Security Guard Killed on TNT Drama's Vancouver Set

A security guard died Monday night on the set of TNT's Falling Skies in Vancouver after he was struck by an unattended truck that rolled down a slope. Scott McCloy , a spokesman for WorkSafeBC told The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday that the fatal incident took place at around 8:30 p.m. Monday night in Burnaby, a suburb of Vancouver.

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7 hrs ago | Hollywood Reporter

'Falling Skies' Security Guard Killed on TNT Drama's Vancouver Set

A security guard died Monday night on the set of TNT's Falling Skies in Vancouver after he was struck by an unattended truck that rolled down a slope. Scott McCloy , a spokesman for WorkSafeBC , told The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday that the fatal incident took place at around 8:30 p.m. Monday in Burnaby, a suburb of Vancouver.

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7 hrs ago | Zap2it.com

TNT's 'Falling Skies': Security guard killed on set

Monday night, a Teamsters security guard was killed on the set of TNT's sci-fi drama series "Falling Skies" in Burnaby, BC near Vancouver, reports Deadline . The name of the security guard has yet to be revealed, but it is known that at 8:30 p.m. he was hit by an unattended five-ton truck that had rolled down a hill and pinned him against a tree.

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9 hrs ago | Vancouver Courier

City of Vancouver PR staff cost $1.6 million last year

A B.C. Public Sector Compensation Review by Ernst and Young for the provincial government found the City of Vancouver had the highest-paying strategic leadership category of those for which data was available. Photo Dan Toulgoet A B.C. Public Sector Compensation Review by Ernst and Young for the provincial government found the City of Vancouver had the highest-paying strategic leadership category of those for which data was available.

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9 hrs ago | Canada.com

Smaller deals propel Vancouver's commercial sales

Rick Hansen welcomed The Countess of Wessex to the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Sunday for a tour showcasing ground-breaking innovations in spinal cord injury care and research. Sir Elton, now 67, was in fine vocal form, belting out the words with a thunderous tone matching the way he hammered the keys on his Yamaha grand piano.

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9 hrs ago | Langley Times

Selena Gomez, Macklemore coming to Vancouver for We Day 2014

We Day will once again grace Vancouver's Rogers Arena this October, bringing along a stable of international stars to speak to and perform for over 40,000 students from around British Columbia. The event - which is run by Free the Children and the organization's Canadian co-founders Craig and Marc Kielburger - will be held the morning of October 22, 2014 and will air on MTV on November 1 at 7:00 p.m. This year, superstar starlet Selena Gomez will headline and host the event, along with musical acts like Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Canadian Shawn Mendes, and others.

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12 hrs ago | Canada.com

Group wants official Silver Alert system for seniors

Rick Hansen welcomed The Countess of Wessex to the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Sunday for a tour showcasing ground-breaking innovations in spinal cord injury care and research. Sir Elton, now 67, was in fine vocal form, belting out the words with a thunderous tone matching the way he hammered the keys on his Yamaha grand piano.

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16 hrs ago | Vancouver Sun

B.C. teachers, government reach tentative deal to end strike

Rick Hansen welcomed The Countess of Wessex to the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Sunday for a tour showcasing ground-breaking innovations in spinal cord injury care and research. Sir Elton, now 67, was in fine vocal form, belting out the words with a thunderous tone matching the way he hammered the keys on his Yamaha grand piano.

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20 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

Chinese parents clash with striking Canadian teachers as school year fails to start

Websites linked to masked protesters disappear in wake of ugly scenes in Vancouver, as school year in British Columbia enters third week without classes Members of a Chinese activist group, the BC Parents' Federation, clash with rival pro-union protesters at a rally in Vancouver on Sunday amid a strike by teachers in British Columbia. Photo: CBC Members of a parents' group forged within Vancouver's Chinese community to oppose an ongoing school strike have gone to ground after they gatecrashed a rival teachers' union rally and were involved in angry scuffles.

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Yesterday | Peace Arch News

Public plea for missing dog

Cindy Paine is offering a reward for the return of her dog Sarah, who escaped from her South Surrey yard on July 31, and was last seen with a couple and their two children in a Grandview Corners parking lot Aug. 10. A South Surrey woman is appealing for help finding her dog, after weeks of searching and plying the neighbourhood with posters - which include the offer of a $1,000 reward - have failed to bring the Pomeranian-Chihuahua home. Paine said she adopted Sarah a year ago, after spotting the now two-year-old on the Quesnel SPCA's website.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Nanaimo News Bulletin

Soaring municipal pay criticized in provincial review

A review of municipal pay levels ordered by the province recommends the government act to help rein in rapidly escalating wages among unionized civic workers and some administrators. The report by consultants Ernst & Young, released by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, was conducted as part of the province's core review launched last year.

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Prince George Citizen

Pimp nets B.C.'s first human trafficking conviction for teen prostitution ring

Reza Moazami is shown the prisoner's box in a Vancouver court, Sept.25, 2013 in this court drawing. Moazami, a British Columbia man who lured teenage girls into prostitution, has been convicted of 30 charges including human trafficking.

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Vancouver Sun

Pimp who ran teen prostitution ring becomes first in B.C. convicted of human trafficking

Rick Hansen welcomed The Countess of Wessex to the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Sunday for a tour showcasing ground-breaking innovations in spinal cord injury care and research. Sir Elton, now 67, was in fine vocal form, belting out the words with a thunderous tone matching the way he hammered the keys on his Yamaha grand piano.

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The Richmond Review

Metro Vancouver waste incinerator emissions drop

A mostly complete upgrade at Metro Vancouver's waste-to-energy incinerator in south Burnaby has already sharply reduced emissions that contribute to smog. Metro Vancouver solid waste manager Paul Henderson said there's been a more than 25 per cent drop in nitrogen oxides released and those emissions should drop by nearly another third by the end of the year to less than half of the 2013 average.

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CBC News

Meteor streaks over Rifflandia festival in Victoria

A bright meteor that lit up the night sky from Portland to Vancouver on Saturday evening was captured by one fan recording at a music festival in Victoria. The spectacular meteor was spotted by many in the crowd during Death Cab for Cutie's set at about 8:20 p.m. PT.

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Canada.com

Photos: Vancouver's royal visit

Rick Hansen welcomed The Countess of Wessex to the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Sunday for a tour showcasing ground-breaking innovations in spinal cord injury care and research. Sir Elton, now 67, was in fine vocal form, belting out the words with a thunderous tone matching the way he hammered the keys on his Yamaha grand piano.

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Medical News

BGI-VPC Joint Research Laboratory to apply genome research to develop new cancer therapies

BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, based in China, and The Vancouver Prostate Centre , a global leader in translational research in cancer, today announced the establishment of the BGI-VPC Joint Research Laboratory, a sequencing and translational research facility, to jointly discover and advance basic and translational programs in oncology, including personalized oncology. The collaboration, the first between BGI and any Canadian research institution, will change the landscape of genomic and translational research across Canada and benefit patients worldwide.

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Journal Gazette

Lululemon sales lagging

If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Examiner.com

Giant Satan with an erection statue appears overnight, shocks commuters

THE DEVIL WEARS NADA: Prankster Erects Nude And Erect Satan Statue In The Middle Of Vancouver. Mmma Deviled Eggs.

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