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Sindhu Dharmarajah

Sindhu Dharmarajah is a journalist from the Lower Mainland with a keen interest in the environment, current events and entertainment.

UBC receives $26.9 million funding for 70 research projects

Genetic mapping, wind turbines and digital radio telescopes are just a few of the 70 research infrastructure projects at the University of British Columbia that the B.C. Knowledge Development Fund (...

Canadian consumer confidence declines for the fourth consecutive week

For the fourth week in a row, Canadian consumer confidence in the economy has declined, according to Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index. The Bloomberg index is based on survey responses to...

Coastal GasLink pipeline project granted environmental assessment approval

Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman and Environment Minister Mary Polak issued an Environmental Assessment Certificate to Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd. for the Coastal GasLink Pipeline...
Photos by Jason Ransom via Prime Minister of Canada website

PM attends ceremony honouring Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at National War Memorial [PHOTOS]

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Chief of the Defence Staff by General Thomas Lawson thank members of the Canadian Armed Forces during the reinstatement ceremony of the Sentry Program at the...

Natural resource officers clean up over 90 tonnes of illegally dumped waste

Twenty-nine large truckloads from the recycling contractor were required to haul away metal, while the ministry staff removed another six truckload of discarded tires.

West Vancouver Police arrest three identity theft suspects and recover hundreds of stolen documents

The West Vancouver Police Department has arrested three individuals for allegedly stealing hundreds of stolen and fraudulent document, according to a press release. On Wednesday, a male and two...

New app will provide a look into city life more than 3,000 years ago

University of British Columbia archaeologists are working on a mobile app that will let users tour Bronze Age ruins and see reconstructed city buildings.

New UBC developed test will rapidly diagnosis severe sepsis

The new discovery will quickly determine whether or not a patient will develop sepsis and increase odds they’ll respond to treatment.

BC Premier acknowledges wrongful hangings of six Tsilhqot’in war chiefs

Premier Christy Clark acknowledged BC’s past wrongful acts this morning by apologizing for the wrongful hangings of six Tsilhqot’in war chiefs in 1864 and 1865.

Mayor Gregor Robertson and Kirk LaPointe trade barbs over transit plan

Vision’s transit system plan includes upgrading bus stops, sustaining enhanced transportation services for seniors and supporting the 10-year TransLink plan in the referendum.