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14 hrs ago | RollingStone

Watch Death Cab for Cutie's Poignant Final Performance With Chris Walla

Death Cab for Cutie co-founder, multi-instrumentalist and producer Chris Walla played his last show with the band on Saturday night at Rifflandia Festival in Victoria, British Columbia. As bandmate Ben Gibbard introduced the closing number on their headlining set, he acknowledged the end of Walla's nearly two-decade tenure.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Death Cab for Cutie, Canada, Music, Entertainment

20 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

A Stanford trumpet, a Rose parade trombone: The stories behind instruments donated to Beaverton kids

Somewhere in Beaverton , a middle school student will play a trumpet that traveled to Japan, was marched across Stanford University's football stadium and played at a wedding reception. There's a trombone that was played in the Rose Festival's Grand Floral Parade , a flute whose owner struggled to part with it and a clarinet that was part of a talent show.

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Related Topix: Whitford (Beaverton, OR), Beaverton, OR, Family, Kids, Stanford University, Canada, Oregon State University

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Examiner.com

What can Rifflandia do for you?

If you are on the fence considering whether or not to dive into Rifflandia for the last two nights of festivities, there are a few things to consider. First off, sometimes you just need to put on an outfit and get out of the house to remind yourself that it is a big world full of all sorts of randomness.

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Related Topix: Canada

Creative Loafing Tampa

Tonight in live music: Ty Segall, WMNF Birthday Bash, Method Man and Redman & more

A rather impressive and eclectic Friday night of music, from Pitchfork-approved indie garage rock to WMNF birthday shennanys to hip hop, country, blues and even some grindcore, too.

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Related Topix: Rap, Ty Segall, Redman, Canada

GlobeNewswire

Central Okanagan Valley Walks for Autism Speaks Canada

As the prevalence of autism diagnoses increases 30% in 2 years, Autism Speaks Canada is launching the inaugural Central Okanagan Valley Walk Now for Autism Speaks Canada on September 21 at Waterfront Park, Kelowna. The fundraising goal for this first event is $50,000 and all the proceeds from the event support the local and national work of Autism Speaks Canada, which together with Autism Speaks in the U.S.A., is the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Standardized Testing, Education,

CBC News

Computer scam targeted vulnerable B.C. seniors

There have been an upsurge in complaints about a cold call computer virus scam in B.C. Seniors in B.C. have reported a surge in cold calls warning them that their computers have been infected with a virus-and if they give the caller remote access to their machine, it can be fixed. The problem is, there's no way for anyone to know if you are having computer problems, until they access your machine and, in this particular scenario, that access comes with a fee.

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Related Topix: Computers, Canada

Fri Sep 12, 2014

CBC News

Computer scam targeted vulnerable B.C. seniors

There have been an upsurge in complaints about a cold call computer virus scam in B.C. Seniors in B.C. have reported a surge in cold calls warning them that their computers have been infected with a virus-and if they give the caller remote access to their machine, it can be fixed. The problem is, there's no way for anyone to know if you are having computer problems, until they access your machine and, in this particular scenario, that access comes with a fee.

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Related Topix: Computers, Canada

Building Operating Management

Reliable Controls Releases 902 MHz Versions of SSE and SSEA Wireless...

Victoria, British Columbia Reliable Controls is pleased to announce the release of 902 MHz versions of the SPACE-Sensor EnOcean and SMART-SensorTEnOcean Accesspoint products. This frequency communicates on the 902 MHz band for the North American market; the new versions of these products increase the effective radio frequency range and offer enhanced resistance to interference.

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Related Topix: Canada

GlobeNewswire

Central Okanagan Valley Walks for Autism Speaks Canada

As the prevalence of autism diagnoses increases 30% in 2 years, Autism Speaks Canada is launching the inaugural Central Okanagan Valley Walk Now for Autism Speaks Canada on September 21 at Waterfront Park, Kelowna. The fundraising goal for this first event is $50,000 and all the proceeds from the event support the local and national work of Autism Speaks Canada, which together with Autism Speaks in the U.S.A., is the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Standardized Testing, Education,

The Courier

Ballarat man returns from helping Canadian bushfire emergency

WESTERN CANADA experienced its worst bushfires in decades this summer, and a group of Australian emergency experts went over to help them out. Same job: State Emergency Service regional trainer Brad Jew has just returned from Canada, where he assisted with the logisitics of running a camp from where fire crews operated.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Victor, CA, Canada

Creative Loafing Tampa

Tonight in live music: Ty Segall, WMNF Birthday Bash, Method Man and Redman & more

A rather impressive and eclectic Friday night of music, from Pitchfork-approved indie garage rock to WMNF birthday shennanys to hip hop, country, blues and even some grindcore, too.

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Related Topix: Rap, Ty Segall, Redman, Canada

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Lake Cowichan Gazette

B.C. ridings to be tweaked

B.C.'s electoral boundaries are being tweaked again and the non-partisan team overseeing the project is seeking public feedback. The B.C. Electoral Boundaries Commission is established every second election to adjust MLA electoral districts based on population growth and movement.

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Related Topix: Canada

Canada.com

Blatchford: Canada's youngest serial killer Cody Legebokoff was just another garden-variety predator

A sketch of Cody Legebokoff in court in Prince George, B.C. on Wednesday June 4, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Corey Hardeman Jim Heller, the Victoria lawyer who represented the serial killer Cody Legebokoff, tried valiantly to elicit from his client some smidgen of humanity, shred of remorse, hint of regret.

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

Nor'Wester

Town of Bonavista to receive Prince of Wales prize

Nominated by Jerry Dick, director of heritage in the Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, the town is being honoured for its longstanding commitment to heritage policies and programs to help preserve and celebrate its rich local heritage. has been working very closely with several groups and organizations that's doing great work for us.

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OregonLive.com

British Columbia's Victoria: tell us what you love best about Victoria's secrets

Island Chefs Collaborative local food and farmers' market in Bastion Square in Victoria, British Columbia, is part of Vancouver Island's agricultural enclave that celebrates the local bounty at outdoor markets and in its restaurants. The city was named after Victoria Gotti, wasn't it? She was the star of the short-lived American reality TV show "Growing Up Gotti", because of who her dad was.

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Related Topix: Canada, Agriculture, Science, Reality TV, Growing Up Gotti, Entertainment, Television, Travel

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Oak Bay News

Jim Kirk's booming voice and contagious laughs will be missed

Born in New Westminster, Kirk moved to Victoria in 1989 when he purchased four buildings on Oak Bay Avenue where he continued to live until his death at age 75. "Jim was many things to many people but to our family, he was a warm, kind and generous friend who made a difference to our lives," said Oak Bay councillor Cairine Green. "He was a man of many talents - an artist, a musician, a bonsai gardener, a gourmet cook, a sculptor, a musician and former music teacher and an astute businessman."

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Related Topix: Canada

Tue Sep 09, 2014

The London Free Press

Collection of sardonic stories evaluates how we make our own beds

It will be a bonus for some readers to see novelist Margaret Atwood back in the present day, rather than lingering in a futuristic, dystopian universe of her own devising. After Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood and MaddAddam , acclaimed though they were, Stone Mattress is a welcome surprise.

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Related Topix: Canada

GlobalNews

Egoyan, Arcand to be honoured at Los Cabos film fest

Canadian filmmakers Atom Egoyan and Denys Arcand will be honoured in November at the Los Cabos International Film Festival in Mexico. The third annual festival, which runs Nov. 12 to 16, will feature screenings of Egoyan's new movie The Captive and his 1997 film The Sweet Hereafter as well as Arcand's latest An Eye for Beauty and his 2003 The Barbarian Invasions .

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Drama Movies, The Sweet Hereafter,

Esquimalt News

Runners, walkers gear up for Victoria's Terry Fox Run

More than 1,000 runners and walkers are expected at this Sunday's Terry Fox Run in Victoria. The run starts at Mile 0 and the route goes along Dallas Road to St. Charles Street then loops back to Mile 0. The entire route is five kilometres, though some people choose to do the route twice, said Doug Lamb, organizer of the run.

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Related Topix: Canada, North America, World News

Decor8

Studio Visit With Artist Melissa Milakovic

Hello there! It's Kelly Brown , Holly's roving reporter and I am back to share with you a bright, eclectic studio tour of artist Melissa Milakovic of Love Like Red , a charming creative paper company based out of Victoria, British Columbia. Melissa's home studio is her creative sanctuary, filled with little treasures and inspirations.

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Related Topix: Canada

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