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Public relatively uninformed about climate policies—and maybe that’s okay: SFU study

According to a new study authored by a trio of Simon Fraser University researchers, British Columbians know little about climate policies and their likely effectiveness.
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Local government voters' guides now online

The government of BC is encouraging eligible voters to participate in the local government election process and to vote in local communities on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.

Sober “Nightmare on West Broadway” hosted by Real Housewife

This Halloween check out sober bash Nightmare on West Broadway

Green Party Events: where the Green candidates are this week

With four weeks left in the municipal election campaign, Vancouver's Green party attempts to convince voters to VOTE GREEN FIRST.
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NPA mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe takes voters' questions on Reddit

NPA Mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe responded to voters' queries at an "ask me anything" event on Reddit today.  LaPointe fielded questions on everything from safe injection sites and drug...

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson to host telephone town hall

Tonight, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson will be hosting a telephone town hall, answering callers' questions. He said he'll be talking about issues relating to affordability and announcing a...

BC's lumber industry celebrates 40 years in Japan

Delegates from British Columbia's 2014 Forestry Asia Trade Mission helped celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Canada Wood Office and the BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) establishing a...

The Ebola virus: BC Province issues preparedness statement

VICTORIA - Health Minister Terry Lake issued the following statement on the health-care system's preparation for the low likelihood of a case of Ebola in B.C.: "The risk remains very low. But...

Man steals purse, then taxi cab in Yaletown, makes getaway to Fairview

A 25-year-old man who had barricaded himelf in an apartment on West 12th Avenue near Ash Street has been taken into custody.  At about 9:30 last night, the man allegedly robbed a woman...