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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.

BC man’s death marks first enterovirus-linked fatality in Canada

A young BC man dies after contracting Enterovirus D68, marking the first Canadian fatality from the illness, BCCDC confirms.

Canadian Coast Guard en route to help Russian vessel adrift near Haida Gwaii

The Council the Haida Nation has issued an emergency warning as a Russian container ship carrying 500 metric tonnes of bunker fuel and 60 metric tonnes of diesel lost its power at 1:30 a.m...
Photo by Stefano via Flickr

Province will review Vancouver's solid waste management after public concern of Bylaw proposal

The Province will review Metro Vancouver's solid waste management plan to determine the most-effective way to achieve waste diversion in the region, according to a Ministry of Environment.

Fish moving into the Arctic and Antarctic waters at a rate of 26 kilometres per decade, says UBC study

The changing temperatures will drive more fish into the Arctic and Antarctic waters resulting in a large quantity of fish disappearing from the tropics by 2050, a UBC study discovered.

A trio of SFU researchers secures $2.4 million in new funding as Canada Research Chairs

Three SFU researchers attain $2.4 million in new funding as Canada Research Chairs, Minister of State Ed Holder announced.

Harper government announces plans to invest in seafood sector

The Canadian Pacific Kazunoko Association will receive $614,068 over three years to market "kazunoko", aka herring roe, to buyers in Japan, China and Taiwan.
Photo by Evan Leeson via Flickr

Fifty-five organizations tell province Revised Societies Act harmful to non-profit groups

Fifty-six organizations have submitted a joint letter to the BC government raising concerns about the act.
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip at press conference in July - Mychaylo Prystupa

BC Treaty Commission Report does not reflect importance of Aboriginal title: Grand Chief Phillip

Most recent BC Treaty Commission Report recommends First Nations resolve any issues relating to overlapping territories among themselves and “fails to reflect the importance of Aboriginal title.”
Photo of mayoral candidate Meena Wong at her Main street campaign office by COPE

COPE’s Meena Wong proposes $30 monthly public transit program

Mayoral candidate Meena Wong proposed a universal transit program to each Vancouverite for “a dollar a day."

Police to test body-worn cameras at Oppenheimer Park eviction

The Vancouver Police Department has announced they will be testing out “body-worn cameras to ensure that everyone’s rights are protected”