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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.

Site C dam granted BC Province environmental assessment approval

An environmental assessment certificate to BC Hydro was issued after the Province concluded that the benefits of the project on Peace River outweigh the environmental, social and heritage effects.

Human testing begins for Canadian-made Ebola vaccine

An experimental Canadian-made Ebola vaccine could be shipped to West Africa within months if it proves to be successful, according to Health Minister Rona Ambrose.

Cambodian journalist shot dead while investigating illegal logging

Taing Try was with five other journalists looking into illegal logging research when he was shot in his car.

Burnaby mayoral candidate promises to ban kissing in public

Burnaby mayoral candidate Sylvia Gung makes unusual electoral promises such as banning PDAs and freezing wages.

COPE's Indigenous women candidates aim to bring First Nations' voices to municipal government

Three Indigenous female candidates are running in this year's municipal election. If one or more get elected, it will be historic for Vancouver.

Tips to avoid a diet disaster on Thanksgiving

Avoid the holiday weight gain with a few guilt-free tips.

Mayor Gregor Robertson reveals new housing affordability plan

Mayor Gregor Robertson revealed Vision's new housing affordability plan on Tuesday morning. The platform includes building 4,000 new rental housing spaces, increasing more 2-3 bedroom units, and...

Klabona Keepers head to court over Imperial Metals mine blockade

The ‘Klabona Keepers,’ a group of Tahltan elders and families who occupy traditional lands near Iskut, BC, will arrive in court today  to hear Imperial Metals Corporation's injunction request,...

Mayor's Kinder Morgan pipeline fight is about protecting local economy, some say

Vision Vancouver and the Mayor have made it increasingly clear that opposing Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion will be a top priority. Rival NPA mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe is not...

Vancouver’s newly adopted capital plan allots $30 million towards childcare

Vancouver city council alters priorities from the previous capital plan and approves $30 million childcare initiative over the next four years, but more can be done, says councillor.