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Survival, but not careers

A group of recent university graduates at a round table discussion at the Vancouver Observer said they were able to find survival jobs but not opportunities in the careers they've trained for.

Long suffering Canucks fans confident, but some not taking anything for granted

VANCOUVER -- For long-suffering Canucks fans, the team's Game 1 victory against the Boston Bruins Wednesday night brings them closer to the Stanley Cup than they've been in a generation. And while...

Heroin clinic didn't hurt Montreal street: study

MONTREAL -- Heroin-related debris, like discarded needles, dropped 46 per cent in a Montreal neighbourhood after an injection clinic opened there in 2005, a newly published study suggests. The...

Loonie and hockey luck go hand in hand, but does Vancouver need it?

VANCOUVER -- Is there a lucky loonie buried in the ice at Vancouver's Rogers Arena? Should it matter? Any NHL player with a scruffy playoff beard will tell you that luck counts. Fans and players...

Border workers push for biometric screening in perimeter security plan with U.S.

OTTAWA -- Canada's front-line border officers back the idea of a perimeter security arrangement with the United States, with a few caveats. The Customs and Immigration Union wants more intensive...

Canucks fans ready to party for Game 1 of Stanley Cup final against Bruins

VANCOUVER -- When Elizabeth Calderon's family left their home in San Diego last year and moved to Vancouver, she didn't know the first thing about hockey, much less the Canucks. But the Calderons...

Harper salutes departing troops; calls Kandahar Canada's 'great enterprise'

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Stephen Harper took one last tour of the wartorn Kandahar region today as Canada prepares leave its five-year war to begin training Afghan army and police. Harper told...

Fiat willing to buy Canada's Chrysler stock; Flaherty says it's still too soon

TORONTO -- Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and the CEO of Chrysler indicated Monday they may be moving toward a deal to sell Canadian and Ontario government shares in the recovering company to Italian...

Some challenges facing Canada's health care system

OTTAWA -- Despite a 10-year agreement to invest in and fix Canada's health-care system, there are significant challenges that remain. The Canadian Nurses Association has identified several key ones...

Flooding fears in northern B.C. remain with evacuation orders, alerts

HOUSTON, B.C. -- Some residents of northern B.C. remain under evacuation orders due to the continued threat of flooding, while others are still being told to be ready to leave at a moment's notice....