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B.C. wine to line grocery shelves in spring 2015

B.C. wine to line grocery shelves in spring 2015

"Supporting B.C.'s economy and local wine producers through the promotion and sales of made-in-B.C. products is a driving force for government,” says Attorney General.
BC Coroners Service release statistics on domestic violence homicides

BC Coroners Service release statistics on domestic violence homicides

The statistics cover the period from Jan. 1, 2004, through Dec. 15, 2014.
Civil settlement reached in tree-cutting incident.

Civil settlement reached in tree-cutting incident

The two property owners have agreed to a financial settlement to bring the litigation against them to an end and to assist with the cost of reparation of the site.
Chinatown, Downtown Eastside heritage and housing protected with new Council

Chinatown, Downtown Eastside heritage and housing protected with new Council investment

City Council approved an investment of $1.16 million into upgrades for historic heritage buildings in Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside.
Metro Vancouver will enforce new operating prohibitions

Older diesel engines must be registered now to avoid Metro Vancouver prohibition

“Diesel engine exhaust is a known carcinogen that is responsible for two-thirds of the lifetime cancer risk from air pollution in our region,” says Moore.
terrorist attack targeting schoolchildren in Pakistan

Canadian Muslim community condemns the terrorist slaughter of schoolchildren in Pakistan

Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada mourns the death of several teachers and over 140 schoolchildren
Government delivers agreement with midwives

Government delivers agreement with midwives

The agreement emphasizes the development and enhancement of programs, which improve access to maternity care options for mothers and their families.
Grinches Make Off With Christmas Gifts

Grinches make off with Christmas gifts

Two Grinches have made off with a woman’s Christmas gifts following a morning robbery.

Food waste to be separated from garbage in 2015

New rules effective January 1 to encourage organics recycling.
Fossil fuel divestment movement grows across post-secondary schools

Fossil fuel divestment movement grows across post-secondary schools

Students and faculty increasing the pressure for post-secondary institutions to divest.