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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.

"We shall not waver": Thomas Mulcair's speech addressing Ottawa shooting [FULL TEXT]

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair addressed the nation in the wake of a shooting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa that left one Canadian soldier dead at the National War Memorial: Good evening. My fellow...

"We will not be intimidated": Justin Trudeau's speech on Ottawa shooting [FULL TEXT]

Following the recent terror attack in Ottawa, which left one Canadian soldier dead and three injured, federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau delivered a speech condemning the violence. Here's his full...

International leaders “appalled” by Ottawa shooting

The Ottawa shooting has drawn strong reactions from world leaders, including Obama and Cameron.

BC’s legislature warned of Ottawa security threats days before shooting

BC’s legislature aware of Ottawa's 'heightened concerns' days prior to shooting and boosts security measures.

COPE’s Meena Wong proposes plan to protect renters from ‘renovictions’

“Under the current system, a rent hike is like a prize a landlord gets for evicting a tenant,” Wong said.
Photo of Health Minister Terry Lake, Joseph and Rosalie Segal and guests to offi

New health centre for mental illness and substance abuse to be largest in province

At 131,800 square feet it will be the largest facility of its kind in the province.

Penalties now in effect for distracted drivers

“It’s clear that the $167 fine is not enough on its own,” says provincial Justice Minister Suzanne Anton.
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Nathan Cullen calls Canada's so-called 'world class' marine safety 'a cruel joke'

Some feared yesterday's Russian ship would drift towards disaster.
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Province scrambling to put together response team for Haida Gwaii, says Vancouver-West End MLA

With the Simushir still without power and drifting closer to the coast of Haida Gwaii, the Ministry of Environment is looking for alternate methods to provide assistance.