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First Nations refuse to back down over oil sands pipeline from AB to BC coast

First Nations refuse to back down over oil sands pipeline from AB to BC coast

By Christopher Walsh,  reporter

First Nations groups in British Columbia opposed to the $5.5 billion Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline project are upset federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver has voiced support for the proposed pipeline at last week’s national Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference and are vowing to continue the fight. Continue Reading

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Important Supreme Court decisions uphold First Nations tax rights

Important Supreme Court decisions uphold First Nations tax rights

The Supreme Court of Canada released its decisions Friday on two long awaited cases that could have long-term implications for First Nations taxation. Continue Reading

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Motorist saves mom of 3 on Highway 1 with Hollywood-style stunt driving

Motorist saves mom of 3 on Highway 1 with Hollywood-style stunt driving

Photo: Courtesy of Courtney Smith

Courtney Smith may have been a Hollywood stunt driver in a past life. Thursday morning he used his car to stop the Volkswagen Golf of a 44-year-old Langley mother of three after she had a heart attack while driving on Highway 1 near Coquitlam, B.C. Continue Reading

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Canadian’s plea for return of stolen 1953 Gibson Les Paul  guitar goes viral

Canadian’s plea for return of stolen 1953 Gibson Les Paul guitar goes viral

By Christopher Walsh, reporter

Maurice Bourassa, a musician from Vancouver, has been through every emotion imaginable since June 5, when thieves broke into his studio and made off with, among other things, his pride and joy: a 1953 Gibson Les Paul custom guitar that has been his travelling and musical partner for the last 43 years. Continue Reading

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National conference discusses new strategies for cars and bikes to co-exist on Canadian roads

National conference discusses new strategies for cars and bikes to co-exist on Canadian roads

Cyclists are running out of road

How can bikes and cars better share Canada’s roads?  That was the theme panellists at a national conference hosted by the Canadian Automobile Association and the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) May 25 in Vancouver. Continue Reading

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New Real-Time Identification system introduced in Calgary for faster screening of coaches, child care workers, etc.

New Real-Time Identification system introduced in Calgary for faster screening of coaches, child care workers, etc.

Calgary Police Chief Rick Hanson, middle, says new system a good investment

The Calgary Police Service has adopted a new system developed by the RCMP that efficiently screens Canadians applying for jobs in the “vulnerable sector.”

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Vancouver credit union largest organization in Canada to pay “living wages” to employees

Vancouver credit union largest organization in Canada to pay “living wages” to employees

Vancity enrols in Metro Vancouver’s Living Wage Employer Program

As inflation begins to rear its ugly head in Canada’s largest metro centres and threatens to cut the purchasing power for workers, one organization has decided to pay its employees and service providers a “living wage.”

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Bikes and cars sharing roadways subject of Vancouver conference, Calgarians can participate online

Bikes and cars sharing roadways subject of Vancouver conference, Calgarians can participate online

CAA invites road users across Canada to discuss road use guidelines

The Canadian Automobile Association is inviting drivers, cyclists and experts to its one-day national conference to discuss road use guidelines in Canada. Canadians, including the 5.6 million members of CAA coast-to-coast, are faced with the challenges of bike-car coexistence, whether they are behind the wheel or behind their handlebars.

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Memorandum signed between provinces to fight crime by seizing property and money

Memorandum signed between provinces to fight crime by seizing property and money

A memorandum of understanding was signed recently between Alberta and neighbouring provinces allowing their respective Civil Forfeiture Offices to share information that would aide in identifying and seizing money and property used in criminal acts.

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First Nations protestors upset over Enbridge pipeline plans in North

First Nations protestors upset over Enbridge pipeline plans in North

Citizens protest Enbridge’s plans for pipeline. Photo: courtesy of Terrace Standard

More than 500 citizens from Northwest B.C. and First Nations rallied in Prince Rupert Thursday to oppose plans by Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. to build pipelines and route oil tankers on the north coast of British Columbia. The gathering occurred less than 24 hours after a major rally at the company’s AGM in Calgary.

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