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Local news for Victoria, BC continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

19 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Minister mulls barring foreign worker program for some fast-food jobs

Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney says it may be time to bar the use of the temporary foreign worker program in filling some fast-food job needs because there should be enough Canadians to handle the work.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Esquimalt News

View Royal teen flees Victoria police, tosses handgun after hit-and-run: witnesses

A vehicle fleeing police crashed into another vehicle at Government and John streets Monday afternoon.

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Canada.com

B.C. privacy report urges tougher rules for employment checks

A lunar eclipse took place Tuesday. The entire event was to be visible from North and South America, but sky watchers in northern and eastern Europe, eastern Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia were out of luck, according to US space agency NASA.

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ITWorld Canada

BC researchers to exploit big data to protect ocean

A new collaboration between IBM Canada and Ocean Networks Canada , a major ocean research institute headquartered at the University of Victoria, includes big plans for the use of big data.

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Brooklynvegan

The Wytches made a new video, touring West Coast with Cloud Nothings...

UK pysch/garage/punk trio The Wytches are set to release their debut album via Partisan this summer .

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CBC News

Average Canadian house price over $400K

The Canadian Real Estate Association says the average price of a Canadian home increased by six per cent last month, to $401,419.

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Examiner.com

Spring bursts forth in splendor

Across most of the United States, spring has burst forth with its spectacular show of color.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Digital Game Developer

Pacific Links International Announces Partnership With Bear Mountain...

Pacific Links International announced today that it has entered into an affiliate club partnership with Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa on Vancouver Island in the capital city of Victoria, British Columbia.

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Sys-Con Media

Green Swan Advisory Board

To accelerate the growth plan Green Swan is pleased to announce that Dr. Stephen Coutts has joined the Advisory Board.

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CBC News

McDonald's foreign worker practices face growing scrutiny

Several temporary foreign workers were brought in to work at this McDonald's franchise in Parksville, B.C. three years ago.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

The London Free Press

My London: This artist, who taught at Beal in 1958-59, died in 1995 in Victoria B.C.

Former London artist Charlotte Brainerd is seen an undated photograph. Brainerd taught at Beal in the late 1950s and made friends with London artists while she lived here.

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The Globe and Mail

Has Canada's foreign labour program outgrown its usefulness?

Mike Buensuceso at his shop, Asian Central, in Whitehorse, Yukon, on Friday. While Yukon's new temporary foreign worker program will help some small business owners like Buensuceso, others question the need for it in the North.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

PR-inside.com

FSI Announces a Decrease in First Quarter, 2014 Revenue

Victoria, British Columbia CANADA, April 11, 2014 /FSC/ - Flexible Solutions International Inc. ,is the developer and manufacturer of biodegradable polymers for oil extraction, detergent ingredients and water treatment as well as crop nutrient availability chemistry.

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Brandon Sun

Is it a bit too malty, bitter?

Back when I was still studying at Brandon University several years ago, I did an interview with CBC Radio 3's Grant Lawrence.

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Related Topix: Beer, Drink, Canada, Opinion

Fri Apr 11, 2014

CNews

Crack smoking, beer drinking things to avoid during road checks: Cop

Driving up to a road check with a crack pipe in one hand and a lighter in the other isn't the brightest idea, a Victoria, B.C. police officer says.

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Sys-Con Media

Media Advisory: Harper Government to Announce Support to Attract...

Date: Monday, April 14, 2014 Time: 2:00 p.m. PDT Location: Whitehall Rowing and Sail 85 Dallas Road Victoria, BC Contacts: Media only: Emily Goucher, Director of Communications Office of the Minister of State Western Economic Diversification 613-954-8097 emily.goucher@wd-deo.gc.ca Event logistics only: Jaime Burke Regional Communications Manager ... (more)

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BayStreet.ca

CardioComm Solutions Announces Issuance of Stock Options and Shares

TORONTO, ONTARIO / ACCESSWIRE / April 11, 2014 / CardioComm Solutions, Inc. today announced that it has granted an aggregate of 500,060 incentive stock options.

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Globe and Mail

Lives Lived: Carl Bjarnason, 98

Teacher, professor, Carolingian enthusiast. Born on Aug. 20, 1915, in Brandon, Man.; died on Jan. 30, 2014, in Victoria, of a heart attack, aged 98. The Carolingian kings of the early medieval Franks? Who has ever heard of them? Certainly not me.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Stork Report: New arrivals

Feb. 26: Born to Darren Robertson and Brenda Thomson of Vernon, a boy, 6 lbs. 6 oz., named Lee Ryker Robertson .

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Vancouver Sun

B.C. Premier Christy Clark faces conflict of interest accusations

NDP leader Adrian Dix said Clark promoted a company on overseas trade trips since becoming premier without publicly disclosing her past ties, though the business's CEO said she was never paid any money and never did any work Premier Christy Clark says she will ask conflict of interest commissioner Paul Fraser for an opinion about her former role as ... (more)

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