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1 hr ago | BayStreet.ca

CardioComm Solutions, Inc. Announces Termination of Letter Of Intent

As acknowledged in our June press release, CardioComm Solutions' remote patient ECG monitoring technology platforms can allow diagnostic patient monitoring organizations to cross multiple monitoring verticals and offers a fit for technology development initiatives, data acquisition goals and growth objectives. Despite best efforts, we could not progress in establishing a business model that could meet the requirements of both organizations.

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6 hrs ago | CBC News

Michael Taylor, 29, ID'd as mountaineer killed in Sky Pilot fall

The B.C. Coroners Service has identified the man who fell to his death on a mountain near Squamish, B.C., on Saturday. Twenty-nine-year-old Michael Taylor, of Victoria, B.C., was hiking and climbing with a friend, hoping to summit the 2,025 metre peak of Sky Pilot Mountain that day.

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9 hrs ago | Canada.com

Q&A: Unicyclist crosses Canada calling for climate policy change

Joseph Boutilier, 24, of Victoria, B.C., completed his 5,000-kilometre trek by unicycle to Parliament Hill on Monday. Joseph Boutilier took a 5,000-kilometre, five-month tour of five provinces and three U.S. states - all on his unicycle.

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13 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Three Winnipeggers in running for Canada's Smartest Person

Canada's smartest person is between the ages of 16 and 71, resides somewhere between Victoria, B.C. and Cole Harbour, N.S., and could be a fighter pilot, a cheese salesman, a physicist, a poet, a radio host, a former Olympian, an orthopedic surgeon or a poker-playing firefighter. CBC released the roster of finalists for the upcoming Sunday-night series Canada's Smartest Person, and the field of 32 decidedly non-knuckleheaded Canucks vying for the title includes three from Winnipeg: Alea Ciecko, a 23-year-old psychiatric nursing student, Cat Jahnke, a 33-year-old musician, and Melanie Martin, a 40-year-old physicist and associate professor of physics and radiology.

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17 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

Victoria International Chalk Art Festival shows masterpeice in Royal B.C. Museum

"Nature's Spirits" was created inside the Royal B.C. Museum by Tracy Lee Stum and Jamin Zuroski for the second Victoria International Chalk Art Festival. Much of the design took place outside on Government Street , but the featured work for the Victoria International Chalk Art Festival had a special studio inside the Royal B.C. Museum.

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

Sun Sep 14, 2014

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

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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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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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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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

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