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As housing for homeless increases in Victoria, so does opposition

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:27:43 EDT

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The Victoria Cool Aid Society is facing critics in two different neighbourhoods over plans to increase supported housing to ease homelessness and problems outside its existing shelter.




UBC responds after prof withdraws paper linking element of vaccines to autism

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:33:39 EDT

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Figures in the paper were allegedly manipulated before publication.




'We must recognize what happened in the past': SFU pledges to move forward on reconciliation recommendations

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:36:16 EDT

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Simon Fraser University’s Aboriginal Reconciliation Council hands over its final report in a traditional ceremony.




Enhanced training, support rolls out for Indigenous search and rescue

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:37:57 EDT

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New gear and joint training with Coast Guard are part of the federal government's commitment to support the historic role of coastal Indigenous communities in marine rescue and response, says Ottawa.




NDP stalls on election promise to bring ride hailing to B.C. by end of year

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:36:19 EDT

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The province has commissioned a $165,000 report on the pros and cons of ride hailing and its potential impacts on the taxi industry. Transportation minister Claire Trevena says taxi industry and "others" will be thoroughly consulted.




Police dog and handler team return to B.C. from Las Vegas

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:08:45 EDT

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A Trauma K9 unit with the Delta Police Department has just returned from nearly a week in Las Vegas, where they were tasked with helping victims of the recent mass shooting cope with the aftermath of the attacks.




B.C. First Nation declares local ban on moose hunt

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:11:02 EDT

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The small First Nation community of ?Esdilagh in Quesnel, B.C., has declared a ban on harvesting moose within its traditional territory, already devastated by recent wildfires.




Whales and dolphins have human-like social structures and culture, say researchers

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:52:50 EDT

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Learning new skills or behaviours eventually requires a larger, more powerful brain and a species that evolves to have a more powerful brain is better able to develop socially and culturally.




How to save a life: Volunteers hold workshop for naloxone training, story sharing

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:42:21 EDT

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As the number of overdose deaths in B.C. continues to rise, people on the front lines are looking to share both information and firsthand stories in order to to get more hands in the battle against the opioid crisis.




UBC researchers pull paper linking vaccine component to autism after data alleged to be manipulated

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Researchers from the University of British Columbia are retracting their scientific paper linking aluminum in vaccines to autism in mice, because one of the co-authors claims figures published in the study were deliberately altered before publication — an issue he says he realized after allegations of data manipulation surfaced online.




Man pulls knife on bank teller in 'disturbing' midday robbery in Abbotsford, B.C.

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:23:15 EDT

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Police in Abbotsford, B.C., are asking the public for help identifying a man they say pulled a knife on a teller during a bank robbery Sunday afternoon.




Heavy rains expected to pound Metro Vancouver until Tuesday morning

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:19:29 EDT

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Environment Canada says two fall storms will bring rain events to B.C. this week, with a third system on the horizon




Alleged victims sue B.C. man 'wrongfully convicted' of multiple sex assaults

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:00:00 EDT

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The Canadian justice system may have ruled Ivan Henry was wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting eight women, but five of his alleged victims are going to civil court, claiming he did, in fact, attack them — and they're demanding Henry be stripped of the millions of dollars he was awarded in compensation for 27 years behind bars.




Revolution in a coffee cup: Vancouver event aims to reduce waste

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:33:36 EDT

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Vancouverites throw out 2.6 million paper coffee cups every week, according to a recent report by the City of Vancouver, and the Binners' Project says it has a solution — putting a deposit on disposable cups.




NPA's byelection victory sets up debate in Vancouver about vote splitting

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:00:31 EDT

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Vision wasn't the home for the majority of Vancouver's progressive voters on Saturday night. If that doesn't change next year, their nine-year grip on power may be doomed.




Cam Levins 'hits reset button' while preparing for half-marathon debut

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:01:16 EDT

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Canadian distance runner Cam Levins is rebounding from foot surgery that sidelined him for virtually all of last season, and will make his half-marathon debut at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon this Sunday.




Actors union says performers could lose work if they report harassment

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:30:00 EDT

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Sue Brouse, Director of Human Resources for ACTRA, says the culture of fear about reporting harassment in the film industry needs to change. However, she admits it's possible that those who come forward may be out of a job.




Liberals pledge to cut small business tax rate to 9% amid backlash over proposed tax reforms

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:30:31 EDT

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Ottawa announced its plans today to cut the small business tax rate from 10.5 per cent to nine per cent by 2019, as it attempts to quell a backlash to proposed tax reforms that have stung the Trudeau government.




Vancouver firefighters scramble to extinguish intense fire on Broadway between Manitoba and Columbia

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 01:39:03 EDT

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A mixed residential and commercial space has been completely destroyed in an area know for shops and restaurants after a fire broke out around 10 p.m. PT on Sunday. No on was injured in the fire and firefighters managed to save the two buildings beside the one that burned.




Okanagan boater thrown from vessel near Peachland

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:25:45 EDT

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A 35-year-old West Kelowna man was ejected from his boat before it crashed into the cliffs near Peachland on Sunday night.