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A third of global fishing goes unreported, UBC researchers find

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:30:33 EDT

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Global fish stocks are being threatened due to widespread overfishing, according to a new documentary titled An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch, lead by researchers at UBC's The Sea Around Us project.




Refugee sponsors wait a year to discover fate of Syrian family left in limbo

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Members of a group sponsoring a refugee family found themselves waiting more than a year for the application to clear, only to discover that government staffing for processing applications had been slashed.




Looking to build a home fast in Metro Vancouver? Head to Langley

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:26:24 EDT

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A new survey from the Fraser Institute says he City of Vancouver has the longest building permit approval times in the Lower Mainland with an average wait of 21 months. Langley has the shortest wait with an average of two months.




Military exercise tests capacity to rescue Canadians overseas

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:27:12 EDT

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A new training exercise underway on Vancouver Island tests what the Canadian military would do if Canadian citizens needed to be evacuated from a destabilized foreign nation.




Softwood lumber and child poverty: Were Clark's debate claims accurate?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:02:28 EDT

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B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark's claim that her party has reduced child poverty by 50 per cent is based on an outdated and invalid statistic, say researchers behind The Child Poverty Report Cards in 2016 and 2017.




Vancouver-based retailer Kit and Ace closes all international stores, lays off staff

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:41:41 EDT

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Canadian retailer Kit and Ace has announced the closure of all of its international stores, as well as layoffs at its head office. It's the third round of layoffs this year for the Vancouver-based retailer, launched three years ago by Lululemon founder Chip Wilson.




Andrew Weaver gets aggressive in prime-time introduction

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:00:00 EDT

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Green Party Andrew Weaver is a political newcomer. On Wednesday night, he earned some of his stripes, with an aggressive performance in the leaders' debate.




'America Last': A dangerous reaction to Trump's trade bullying: Don Pittis

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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The U.S. president's irrational tirades against Canadian lumber, dairy and energy seem part of a strategy to alienate U.S. trade allies. If so, there are signs it is working.




B.C. leaders get personal during election debate 2017

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:16:53 EDT

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The B.C. election debate may have been an opportunity for the three party leaders to discuss their platforms, but it also gave them a chance to point out their opponents' weaknesses and attack their personal character.




5 key moments from B.C. election debate

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:46:24 EDT

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The leaders traded jabs on leadership, the economy and housing. Here are the moments we found most interesting.




Robots rising: How far do we want them to go?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:39:45 EDT

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The TED Conference in Vancouver explored the promise and threats of artificial intelligence in a session called "our robot overlords."




Police issue warning after 3 women sexually targeted in East Vancouver

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:24:26 EDT

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Three similar incidents in East Vancouver on Wednesday morning have prompted a warning from the Vancouver Police Department.




'I don't want him to die': Family has been waiting 12 days for an 'urgent' MRI

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:54:37 EDT

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Doctors told Odette Rosselli her husband should get an MRI within two days. Nearly two weeks later, he's still waiting.




PNE to keep traditional late August dates

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:38:04 EDT

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In recent years, fair organizers have been considering holding the fair in late July instead of the traditional 17 days leading up to Labour Day, citing changing weather patterns. But after consultation with fairgoers and vendors, organizers say the end-of-summer dates came out on top.




Softwood deal was close, but Canada gambled on better terms from Trump, former U.S. trade rep says

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:33:20 EDT

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A former U.S. trade representative says the Obama administration was on the verge of signing a new softwood lumber deal but the pact fell through when someone on the Canadian side felt a better deal could be reached with the incoming Trump administration.




DIY braces trend makes B.C. orthodontists grit their teeth

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:10:38 EDT

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A U.S. report found nearly 13 per cent of orthodontists are seeing patients who have tried DIY teeth straightening using things like rubber bands, dental floss, fishing line and paper clips.




What came first, the egg or the egg? Campbell River farmer uncovers henhouse mystery

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:52:19 EDT

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Katie Denne wasn't sure what she had when she discovered a a giant egg in her Campbell River henhouse




B.C. Liberals, NDP spar over donation from billionaire developer

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:30:32 EDT

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The B.C. NDP is blasting Liberal Leader Christy Clark for meeting with one of the most well-known property developers in Vancouver after he donated $400,000 to the B.C. Liberal Party.




Shaw TV stations to close in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton as funds diverted to Global

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:40:48 EDT

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Shaw television stations in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver will be shut down this summer, affecting about 70 jobs, as the company redirects funds instead to Global News.




B.C. Votes 2017: Watch the whole B.C. leaders debate here

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:51:11 EDT

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This was the last chance to see party leaders face off before May 9.