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Vancouver Canucks Game Schedule  April 5, 2010
The Vancouver Canucks are attempting to win the 2010 Western Conference. Support your home team as you watch the game live! What could be better than being up close to the action and watching the game [ Read Full Story on Vancouver Canucks Game Schedule ]

Taylor Swift Nomited For Country Music Awards  April 5, 2010
Taylor Swift is one of today's most popular Country music stars. In fact, her music is so popular that it's crossed over into mainstream pop music as well. This year's Country Music Awards will [ Read Full Story on Taylor Swift Nomited For Country Music Awards ]

Choosing A Vancouver Hotel  March 25, 2010
Choosing the right hotel can make a big difference in how you enjoy your Vancouver vacation or business trip. The key is to find a good hotel at a reasonable price in an area close to your needs. [ Read Full Story on Choosing A Vancouver Hotel ]

Christmas Gifts for Her  December 15, 2008
For guys it's often very difficult to shop for women. A survey says that 30 percent of women break-up with their boyfriends if they get a really bad gift. That's why it's so important to get the right [ Read Full Story on Christmas Gifts for Her ]

Christmas Gifts for Him  December 15, 2008
It's almost Christmas time and if you haven't got the perfect present yet then you're running out of time. Here are some suggestions for getting the perfect gift for the man in your life.

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Disneyland Vacation Planning  May 16, 2008
Disneyland is a fantastic vacation destination, especially for families with young kids. Kids seem to be captivated by all the glamour, rides, attractions and Disney characters. Even adults who're kids [ Read Full Story on Disneyland Vacation Planning ]

ETFs vs. Mutual Funds  April 2, 2008
Exchange Traded Funds, or ETFs, are gaining in popularity and becoming one of the fastest growing investment vehicles in the world. ETFs aren't just becoming popular in America, they're being used increasingly [ Read Full Story on ETFs vs. Mutual Funds ]

Making Money in a Bear Market  March 6, 2008
Last year around this time I remember speaking to a financial advisor and asking him if we were in a bear market now. His response was "ask me next year." The truth is that no one has a crystal [ Read Full Story on Making Money in a Bear Market ]

TSX Plunges Over 240 Points  March 6, 2008
Renewed fears of an economic crisis in the United States caused by the subprime mortgage issue caused the Toronto Stock Exchange to plummet today by 242.88 points. Market sentiment led to a broad sell-of [ Read Full Story on TSX Plunges Over 240 Points ]

Lowering Blood Sugars For Diabetics Using Medicine and Exercise  March 6, 2008
I've been living with diabetes for over five years. It's difficult at times to control my blood sugars despite my efforts for living a better life through eating right and exercising. To be honest, some [ Read Full Story on Lowering Blood Sugars For Diabetics Using Medicine and Exercise ]

Using Drugs for Managing Diabetes  March 6, 2008
I've had to live with diabetes for over five years now. It's been difficult as despite changes to my diet and exercise plan I've been unable to control my blood sugars. As any doctor will tell you, failure [ Read Full Story on Using Drugs for Managing Diabetes ]

Bank of Canada Cuts Interest Rates 50 Basis Points  March 4, 2008
Before the opening of markets today, March 4, the Bank of Canada ( BOC ) announced it’s largest interest rate cut since November 2001. The BOC announced that it would lower its key overnight lending rate [ Read Full Story on Bank of Canada Cuts Interest Rates 50 Basis Points ]

Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada convention  March 3, 2008
Toronto is hosting this years Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada convention from Sunday through Wednesday. This year's convention is likely to create a huge buzz over small-cap mining [ Read Full Story on Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada convention ]

S&P TSX Composite Index Changes  March 3, 2008
UBS Investment Research has released its list of probable new inclusions to the S&P TSX index. Five securities have been chosen as likely candidates to be added to the index on its next update.

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Toyota Lowers Car Prices in Canada  February 1, 2008
In response to a rising Candian dollar, Toyota is lowering the price of its cars sold in Canada. Sixteen models have been selected for price reductions this month. Toyota Canada is reducing the price [ Read Full Story on Toyota Lowers Car Prices in Canada ]

Vancouver Island  January 19, 2008
If you're planning a trip to Vancouver then you should truly consider visiting Vancouver Island. No trip to Vancouver is complete without an Island vacation. Vancouver Island is very different from mainland [ Read Full Story on Vancouver Island ]

Vancouver Canucks  January 18, 2008
The Vancouver Canucks are an ice hockey team from Vancouver, BC and compete in the Northwest Division of the National Hockey League ( NHL ). So far, the Canucks have made it to the Stanley Cup final game [ Read Full Story on Vancouver Canucks ]

Chinese Cars Soon To Flood Canadian Market  January 18, 2008
Buzz Hargrove, President of the Canadian Auto Workers union, said that Canada's big three automakers will be hard hit should Chinese cheap imports flood the market. According to Hargrove, China does not [ Read Full Story on Chinese Cars Soon To Flood Canadian Market ]

Canadian Auto Insurance Savings Tips  January 18, 2008
It's already January and for many of us it's time to think about renewing our auto insurance. At this time of year it's good to review a few basic facts about auto insurance in the hopes of saving [ Read Full Story on Canadian Auto Insurance Savings Tips ]

Municipal Report on Canadian Housing Released  January 16, 2008
The 'Report on Incomes, Shelter and Necessities' prepared by municipalities across Canada revealed that home ownership is on the rise. From 2001 to 2006 home ownership across Canada has been rising. This [ Read Full Story on Municipal Report on Canadian Housing Released ]

Vancouver Olympic Committee Asks Hotels To Restrict Prices  January 16, 2008
The Vancouver Olympic Committee ( VANOC ) is requesting hotels not to charge extraordinary prices during the Vancouver Winter Olympics. As of now there are no laws to prevent hotels from charging any [ Read Full Story on Vancouver Olympic Committee Asks Hotels To Restrict Prices ]

Vancouver Taxi Fares Rise  January 16, 2008
Due to higher gas prices at the pumps and inflation, vancouver taxi fares will soon be going up. Vancouver City Council approved a raise of 2.25 percent for taxi fares.

Gas prices are well over [ Read Full Story on Vancouver Taxi Fares Rise ]

Internet Dating for Valentine's Day  January 16, 2008
January is half over, hard as it is to believe, it's almost time again for Valentine's Day. I remember how when I was single I used to hate Valentine's Day as it was a constant reminder of being alone. [ Read Full Story on Internet Dating for Valentine's Day ]

Apple Unveils New Products  January 15, 2008
On Tuesday Apple released news of new products such as MacBook Air, its thinnest notebook computer. Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs unveiled the new notebook at the Macworld Conference & Expo in San [ Read Full Story on Apple Unveils New Products ]

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas  January 15, 2008
Here are some suggestions for men trying to think of great gift ideas for thei wives or girlfriends for this Valentine's Day. This list can hopefully help you to find the perfect gift for your significant [ Read Full Story on Valentine's Day Gift Ideas ]

Valentine Gifts To Give Boyfriends and Husbands  January 15, 2008
Here are some suggestions for women trying to think of great gift ideas for their men on this Valentine's Day. This list can hopefully help you to find the perfect gift for your significant other. Men [ Read Full Story on Valentine Gifts To Give Boyfriends and Husbands ]

IBM Releases Software For Apple Iphone and Ipod  January 15, 2008
IBM and Apple have arranged a partnership whereby IBM is releasing new software for use on Apple's Ipod and Iphone devices. IBM has launched email software to be used on these two Apple devices.

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Importing A Car Into Canada From the US  January 15, 2008
The soaring Loonie accompanied with price discrepancies between US car prices and Canadian car prices is leading many Canadians to import their cars from the United States. For instance, the VW Touareg [ Read Full Story on Importing A Car Into Canada From the US ]

New Exchange Traded Funds For 2008  December 24, 2007
For those investing in the markets another year has passed by. It's time once again to evaluate the performance of past picks and buy or sell stocks and funds to re-balance portfolios for 2008. One new [ Read Full Story on New Exchange Traded Funds For 2008 ]

Vancouver Weather - Chance of A White Christmas  December 24, 2007
Many Lower mainlanders are wondering if they will have a 'white christmas' this year. Whether you are religious and observe Christmas or simply enjoy partaking in the merriment of the festivities it's [ Read Full Story on Vancouver Weather - Chance of A White Christmas ]

Mutual Fund Investing for Canadians  December 21, 2007
As 2007 comes to an end and another year has passed by it's time to evaluate the performance of my mutual funds and to revise my holdings for the New Year. I find that every year by looking back at my [ Read Full Story on Mutual Fund Investing for Canadians ]

Boxing Day Shopping Deals  December 21, 2007
This year with so many major retailers providing online shopping it's easier than ever to take advantage of Boxing Day shopping deals. Every year I used to go out and brave the malls, jig-jag through [ Read Full Story on Boxing Day Shopping Deals ]

Shopping Gift Ideas for Canadians  December 17, 2007
If you're a Canadian trying to find some great last minute gift giving ideas then hopefully this page will help you. Canadians can take advantage of the high dollar and lots of free shipping offers to [ Read Full Story on Shopping Gift Ideas for Canadians ]

Vancouver Christmas Events  December 10, 2007
If you're planning on spending Christmas in Vancouver with the family then you'll be interested in finding events which you and your family can enjoy. Our first Vancouver christmas [ Read Full Story on Vancouver Christmas Events ]

Vancouver Winter Attractions  December 10, 2007
Vancouver, Canada is known for it's winter activities. In fact, in the minds of many Canada itself is generally viewed as a winter getaway and with good reason.

There are lots of activities for [ Read Full Story on Vancouver Winter Attractions ]

Vancouver Boom Leading to Black Market  December 10, 2007
The Vancouver building boom is helping to fuel a black market in antiquities. With record numbers of old homes being demolished to make way for new developments criminals are seizing an opportunity.

Criminals [ Read Full Story on Vancouver Boom Leading to Black Market ]

Family Things To Do In Vancouver For Christmas  December 7, 2007
It's almost Christmas time in the city and there are lots of events which you can enjoy with your family. Christmas is truly an exciting time of year. The whole city seems more vibrant and full of energy [ Read Full Story on Family Things To Do In Vancouver For Christmas ]

Burnaby's Population Over 50% Immigrants  December 7, 2007
A newly released Statistics Canada report indicates that the population of Burnaby has shifted. This report based on 2006 data reveals that over half the population of Burnaby is now made up of immigrants. [ Read Full Story on Burnaby's Population Over 50% Immigrants ]

Dine Out Vancouver Returns  December 6, 2007
For the sixth year-in-a-row Dine Out Vancouver will offer patrons the chance to experience various foods at local restaurants. The concept of Dine Out Vancouver is to have restaurants offer special [ Read Full Story on Dine Out Vancouver Returns ]

Public Enjoys the Sounds of Salvation Army Bells  December 6, 2007
Complaints to malls from shoppers who don't enjoy the sounds of the Salvation Army's Bells led some malls to tell the Salvation Army to stop ringing its bells. Some shoppers find the constant noise of [ Read Full Story on Public Enjoys the Sounds of Salvation Army Bells ]

Xbox Hit Games for 2007  December 3, 2007
Microsoft's xbox is the oldest of the new generation gaming systems. This may be good if you're in the market to give either the core system or games as Christmas gifts.

As xbox has been out for [ Read Full Story on Xbox Hit Games for 2007 ]

Vancouver Weather Warning  December 3, 2007
The early December snowfall caused some frustration for Lower Mainlanders on Sunday, however, the heavy down pour of rain quickly washed away the snow in time for Monday's commute. The heavy rainfall [ Read Full Story on Vancouver Weather Warning ]

BC Ferry Terminal Experiences Bomb Threat  December 3, 2007
The Tsawwassen ferry terminal experienced a bomb threat last night. Passengers aboard a ferry from Nanaimo to Tsawwassen were not allowed to disembark and the ferry was turned away in response to a bomb [ Read Full Story on BC Ferry Terminal Experiences Bomb Threat ]

Woman Disappears from Metrotown Mall  December 3, 2007
A Washington State lady who was shopping with her family on Saturday night at Metrotown Mall in Burnaby, BC has disappeared. Metrotown Mall is the largest mall in BC and it's quite possible for shoppers [
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RCMP Release Further Assertions on Dziekanski's Airport Tasering  November 30, 2007
The famous Vancouver airport tasering incident which happened last month raised questions about the use of excessive force and taser guns. The incident was captured on videotape by a witness and broadcast [
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Vancouver Mountain Open For Skiing  November 30, 2007
Grouse Mountain reports that it is now open for skiing. The mountain has up to 90 centimetres of snow. About one-third of this snow is man-made.

Cypress Mountain is expected to open some runs today. [ Read Full Story on Vancouver Mountain Open For Skiing ]

West End Woman Tasered by Vancouver Police  November 30, 2007
An altercation with Vancouver Police has left a West End woman the latest victim of the taser gun. Vancouver Police were called to a West End apartment building after a woman threatened her landlord. [
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Vancouver Bus Driver Needs Your Help  November 30, 2007
The Vancouver bus driver who was attacked on Halloween night is asking for the public's help in finding her assailants and bringing them to justice. On Halloween night she was driving the bus around the [
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No One Noticed Woman Having Stroke on the Bus  October 27, 2007

A Vancouver, Canada bus passenger, Nadine [
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BC Government Sues Malik To Recover Loan  October 27, 2007

Ripudaman Singh Malik was loaned millions [
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Homeless Man Pleads Guilty in the Murder of Tracey Guthrie  October 26, 2007

In a high profile case in Vancouver, Canada, [
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Opportunities for Investors in American Real Estate  October 26, 2007
This year has witnessed market jitters, property foreclosures, and bankruptcy of alternative hedge funds all due to the U.S. sub-prime mortgage issue. The worst may be still to come. Though global markets [
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Vancouver Business News - East Asia Minerals Pays Dividend  October 17, 2007
East Asia Minerals Corporation (TSX-V: EAS) today paid out a dividend of $1.30 Canadian per share. Every shareholder on record today will receive this dividend. The ex-dividend date is October 17, 2007. [
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Conservatives Deliver Throne Speech  October 17, 2007
Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivered the Conservative's Throne Speech yesterday. In his speech a tax cut is being promised through a further 1 percent reduction in the Goods and Service Tax ( gst ). [
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13 Year-Old Student Found To Have Handgun At School  October 17, 2007
Last Friday at Johnston Heights Secondary in Surrey a 13 year-old student was caught possessing a handgun. Another student reported this fact to teachers. At the time the gun was not loaded, but the 13 [
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Canadian Retail Prices Not Adjusting to High Loonie  October 17, 2007
A report by National Bank Financial confirms what every Canadian already knows, shopping prices in Canada haven't gone down as the Canadian dollar climbs. The Canadian dollar is now at parity with the [
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Police Need Your Help Finding Two Missing Girls  October 15, 2007
Police are requesting the public's help in location 14-year old Megan Popow of Vancouver who's been reported missing since last Wednesday. Megan Popow is four-feet tall eight-inches. She has blonde hair [
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Man Tasered at Vancouver Airport Dies  October 15, 2007
At 1:30am this morning a man who'd arrived from an international flight at Vancouver airport was causing a disturbance by throwing chairs, banging on windows and yelling. Security was called to the scene. [
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Vancouver Prolonged Garbage Strike Ends  October 15, 2007
Garbage collection will resume today in Vancouver with extra trucks being brought in to handle the large collection of rubbish which has been piling up throughout the city. The labour dispute between [
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Man Shot in Burnaby Arcade  October 12, 2007
Early this Friday morning, a 23 year-old man was shot in the back at an arcade in Burnaby. The arcade is located on Kingsway in Burnaby and is called Circuit City.

The shooting occured around 3:30am [ Read Full Story on Man Shot in Burnaby Arcade ]

Vancouver 2010 Olympics Tickets Announced For Sale  October 11, 2007
The Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee ( VANOC ) has announced the pricing and distribution method for the upcoming Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Tickets prices have already been set, but the actual [
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Mother charged for buying assault rifle for her son for suspected school attack  October 11, 2007
In Norristown, Pennsylvania a mother who purchased three weapons for her 14 year-old son has been charged. It is suspected that her son wanted to use these weapons for a planned school attack. Michele [
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British Inquest into Princess Diana's Death  October 8, 2007
Princess Dian and her boyfriend Dodi Fayed died on August 31, 1997 when the car they were traveling in from the Ritz Hotel to Faye'd residence near the Arc de Triomphe crashed in a tunnel while being [
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Fifteen Criminals Executed in Afghanistan  October 8, 2007
Afghanistan reinstated the death penalty and executed fifteen criminals for the first time in three years. Chief of Prisons Abdul Salam Ismat said that the fifteen prisoners included a man convicted of [
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RCMP Solve 10 Year-Old Murder  October 8, 2007
A Surrey man has been arrested in the murder of 20 year-old Jason Hurle which happened ten years ago. Hard work and tenacity on the part of the Mounties led to the arrest of Rajinder Singh Soomel. Rajinder [
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Police Have Suspect in the Shooting Death of Const. Christopher Worden  October 7, 2007
RCMP report that they have a suspect in the shooting death of a Mountie in Hay River. The police will not identify the suspect nor state whether the suspect is being held in custody.

Chief/Supt. [ Read Full Story on Police Have Suspect in the Shooting Death of Const. Christopher Worden ]

Vancouver Police search for missing teen  October 7, 2007
Police in New Westminster are searching for a missing 17 year-old teen. Randi-Lynn Cole was last seen on September 19 in New Westminster. Police report that the missing teen frequented skytrain stations [
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Vancouver Attractions - My memories of the PNE  September 29, 2007
Long ago, in a place far away which seemed almost like Neverland, my parents took me to a magical world. Growing up in Vancouver I have fond memories of my annual visit the Vancouver's summer attraction [
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Vancouver Real Estate – A Safe Haven for American Investors?  September 29, 2007
Reading all the headlines in the American news it’s hard to consider real estate a safe investment. The sub-prime mortgage problem has left real estate investors jittery as they read about mortgage foreclosures [
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Facebook group formed to find date-rapist  September 28, 2007
At a University of British Columbia party hosted by the Beta fraternity 11 women were drugged. A Beta Theta Pi Fraternity held on September 21st lead to these women being drugged.

Stephanie Ataliotis [ Read Full Story on Facebook group formed to find date-rapist ]

Stanley Park to Become Jurassic Park  September 28, 2007
Vancouver's majestic Stanley Park famous for being one of the largest natural parks within the downtown core of any world city may soon be reverting to the Jurassic era. If the Vancouver Park's Board [
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American realtors target Canadian home buyers  September 28, 2007
Canadian home buyers are now picking up American real estate as the loonie continues to appreciate. American real estate was once viewed as expensive by Canadians when the Canadian dollar was about 10 [
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Wal Street & Bay Street Rally on Fed Rate Cut  September 18, 2007
North American stock markets rallied today in response to a surprise action taken by the Fed. The TSX closed up 179 points to close at 13,989. The TSX venture closed up 14.52 points to close at 2,763. [
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OJ Arrested for Vega Robbery  September 17, 2007
O.J. Simpson, former famed football star who was acquitted of murdering his wife in 1995, has been arrested in Las Vegas. He has been arrested and is being held without bail for a suspected armed Vegas [
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Greenspan Predicts Recession Will Be Avoided  September 17, 2007
Alan Greenspan, the 81 year-old ex-federal bank chairman has been the talk show circuit to help publicize his recently published book of memoirs. Greenspan commented on the state of the American and global [
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Mother pours hot oil over son for punishment  September 14, 2007
A woman in Nigeria poured hot oil over her 10 year-old son as punishment for eating too much leftovers.

According to the mother she came home from work to find her 10-year-old Ebuka Ochichi had [ Read Full Story on Mother pours hot oil over son for punishment ]

Vancouver's Unique Housing Market  September 13, 2007
Affordabiliy index is not an appropriate metric to use for the Vancouver Housing Market.

The 'Afforability' index is widely used as a metric to assess relative cost of housing in cities. Vancouver [ Read Full Story on Vancouver's Unique Housing Market ]

The Untold Story: Who Really Won The Iraq War?  September 11, 2007
Military and defence contractors as well as infrastructure building companies are reaping the profits from the Iraq war. The companies outlined below are some of the largest recipients of US contract [
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CIBC World Markets Predicts TSX To Cross 15,000  September 11, 2007
According to a report by CIBC World Markets the recent tumble in the TSX index may present a buying opportunity. CIBC World Markets predicts that the TSX will reach 15,000 within 6-months time. By 2008 [
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Canadian Troops Push Afghan Offensive  September 9, 2007
The largest offensive in the past month was launched by Canadian troops in the the Zhari district of Kandahar. Lt.-Col. Claude Fournier, Canada's chief of operations in Afghanistan, said that Canadian [
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Al-Qaida takes responsibility for Algeria Attacks  September 9, 2007
Al Jazeera television today reported that Al-Qaida's North African organization is claiming responsiblity for two suicide-bomber attacks which have taken over 50 lives in the past two days. Al Jazeera [
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Ang Lee Win's Gold at Venice Film Festival  September 9, 2007
Ang Lee, a Taiwanese director, won the Golden Lion for this year's best picture at the Venice film festival for his movie titled "Lust, Caution". His movie is a thriller about World War II set in Shanghai [
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Two Surrey Sisters Missing  September 9, 2007
Surrey RCMP are asking for the public's help in locating two missing girls. These two Surrey girls whereabouts are unkown after they left school on Friday afternoon. The police say this is not typical [
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RCMP Search for North Vancouver Hit and Run Driver  September 7, 2007
At approximately 7:30 pm Saturday 77 year-old Douglas Charles Hull was hit by a vehicle near the intersection of Capilano Road and Canyon Boulevard in North Vancouver. RCMP are requesting your help in [
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Five dead in Oak Bay  September 6, 2007
A murder suicide claimed the lives of five Oak Bay residents. Restaurant owner Peter Lee killed his relatives before killing himself. Coroner Rose Stanton stated that Peter Lee stabbed his estranged wife, [
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Vancouver Canucks Get Redesigned Shirts  August 29, 2007
The Vancouver Canucks have got themselves new uniforms in time for the upcoming hockey season. The team unveiled their new uniforms at GM Place. These new uniforms are made by Reebok.

The new shirts [ Read Full Story on Vancouver Canucks Get Redesigned Shirts ]

SEO Tips for Webmasters  August 27, 2007
Whether you're interested in ranking higher on major search engines such as Yahoo, MSN, or Google, one of the key elements is to optimize your website. Search engine optimization, or SEO as it's often [
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Family dog protects children from black bear  August 22, 2007
In local news, a black bear invaded a home in West Vancouver searching for food. The bear strolled to a plum tree in the yard of a British Properties home. Four children were trapped inside a treehouse [
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Technology Helps Public Transport  August 22, 2007
In technology news, BC Transit is considering the feasability of installing 'transpods' on buses. These devices will create a wireless hotspots which will wirelessly allow communication between the bus [
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Wall Street Rallies  August 17, 2007
The Dow Jones was up 229 points near close at 3:59pm as Wall Street rallied. The Fed cut its discount rate from 6.25 percent to 5.75 percent today. This is the rate used when the Fed makes loans to banks. [
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Truck Barrels Over Granville Bridge  August 10, 2007
A container truck crashed through the guard rail on Granville Street Bridge last night. The truck fell-off Granville street bridge to land upside down on West 4th Avenue. The driver of the truck was killed. [
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Police Fear Retaliatory Violence After Restaurant Shooting  August 10, 2007
On early Thursday morning 2 two masked men with guns entered Fortune Happiness Restaurant near Fraser and Broadway at approximately 4:30am. These masked men fired at a table of nine patrons. Four men [
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Central Banks React To Stock Market Downturn  August 10, 2007
Global markets experienced turbulence today as investors reacted to further concerns of the US sub-prime mortgage worries. Global markets in North America, Asia and Europe continued to fall today following [
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Vancouver and CUPE resume talks  August 7, 2007
The City of Vancouver met with CUPE negotiators over the long weekend in an effort to bring a resolution to the CUPE strike. 6,000 members of CUPE are still on strike. A media blackout limits the information [
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Elderly Chinese Man Attacked on Vancouver Bus  August 7, 2007
An 87 year-old Chinese bus passenger was attacked on Sunday afternoon. The attack took place on a bus near Main Street station in Vancouver's Chinatown. A bus rider repeatedly punched the elderly gentleman [
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Vancouver Panhandler Arrested For Assault and Robbery  August 3, 2007
A 79 year old man was attacked inside Holy Rosary Cathedral on Wednesday by an aggressive panhandler. The senior citizen had been giving five-dollars to this panhandler for the whole week. Apparently [
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Boy saved from cougar attack  August 3, 2007
12 year-old Colton Reeb was camping near Clinton, BC, Canada when a cougar attacked him. Reeb suffered from bite and claw marks on his head and chest. The attack would have been worse had it not been [
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World Stock Markets Plummet  August 1, 2007
World markets responded to US mortgage sector worries as the major indices around the world declined today. US markets remained relatively unchanged as world markets plunged. In Europe the German DAX [
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Future of Vancouver's Dowtown Eastside Development  July 30, 2007
Developers are actively pursuing further development of Vancouver's downtown eastside. The eastside is is a low-income area and previously unaffected by development. This changed when the dowtown Woodwards [
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Call For Diabetes Drug Avandia To Be Pulled  July 30, 2007
Food and Drug Administration panelist Dr. David Graham said at a FDA conference on Monday that Avandia, a diabetest drug manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, may need to pulled off the shelves and should [
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Canadian Armed Forces Relaxes Pilot Requirements  July 27, 2007
The Canadian Armed Forces is now relaxing its requirement for recruiting pilots. The Canadian army will now accept pilots who wear glasses or contact lenses. This is in response to a decrease in the number [
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RCMP Want More Money For Olympics Security  July 27, 2007
The RCMP say that more money is need for security during the Winter 2010 Olympics. They claim that the amount budgeted for the Olympics is not enough to provide adequate security. John Furlong with VANOC [
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Dow Plunges 300 Points  July 26, 2007
The Dow Jones Industrials plunged 310 points today amid mounting worries of housing mortgage and corporate lending. The Commerce Department issued another disappointing home sales report prompting investors [
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Oil Pipeline Bursts in Burnaby  July 25, 2007
Many homes along Inlet Drive ( Barnet Highway ) in Burnaby were soaked in oil yesterday when a road crew ruptured an oil pipeline. The Kinder Morgan pipeline carries oil to a nearby refinery. Firefighers, [
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TSX falls nearly 400 points  July 24, 2007
The TSX lost 394.40 points, or about 2.8%, to close at 14,073.90. In the last three years this is the largest percentage drop in the TSX. Prior to today, the TSX's largest fall this year was on Feb. 27 [
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Inside City Workers on Strike  July 23, 2007
Civic inside workers walked off the job today joining the outside worker’s who’ve been on strike for four days now. Vancouver public services will be affected by the walk-out of more city employees. The [
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Cameco finds soil contaminated with uranium and chemicals  July 20, 2007
Canada's largest uranium producer Cameco said that it has found soil contaminated with uranium and chemicals at its processing plant in Port Hope, Ontario. This has forced Cameco to suspend its operations [
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Harry Potter And the Deathly Hollows  July 20, 2007
Fans of the much anticipated J.K. Rowling's final Harry Potter book are eagerly awaiting the new release at 12:01 am Saturday, July 21. This seventh installment of the Harry Potter series is said to be [
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Unionized Civic Workers Job Action  July 20, 2007
Vancouver's outside civic workers started job action today. Officially, the union has not announced any job action. However, the members held a study session today and walked off their jobs.

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Conrad Black Granted Bail  July 19, 2007
Conrad Black appeared in a Chicago courtroom today for his bail hearing. Black was granted bail until November 30th when he will be sentenced for his convictions for fraud and obstruction of justice.

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New York City Explosion  July 19, 2007
Around 6pm on Wednesday an explosion shook Manhattan. An aging steam pipe in midtown Manhattan caused an explosion which shook buildings, shot up debris and caused people to run panicking in the streets. [
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Canadian Hairstylists Must Pay Licensing Fees For Playing Music  July 19, 2007
Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) are cracking down on barbers and hairstylists who have not been paying licensing fees to the association. Anne Richard of SOCAN said that hairdressers and [
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Vancouver Sex Trade Workers Upset Over Video  July 19, 2007
In an effort to curb the sex trade in Vancouver before 2010 the government issued an hotel training video. This video contains instructions on how to spot rooms being rented for the sex trade and instructs [
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US Senate Fails To Pass Iraq Troop Pullout Legislation  July 18, 2007
Democrats in the Senate put forward a plan which called for the pullout of US troops from Iraq to commence within 120 days. The plan would allow for some American troops to remain behind to assist in [
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Canada's Crime Rate Drops  July 18, 2007
Statistics Canada released information on crime rates for 2006. The national crime rate fell 3 percent in 2006 compared to 2005. This drop is accounted for by a drop in non-violent crimes such as theft [
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Harper Says No Special Treatment for Conrad Black  July 18, 2007
The media mogul Conrad Black, convicted in the United States on four counts, is not to receive any special treatment according to Prime Minster Stephen Harper.

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Facebook helps mother find her lost son  July 16, 2007
Lori Haas gave up her son for adoption 20 years. She is now living in Richmond, BC, Canada and works as a nurse. She decided to try and find her son which she'd given up for adoption long ago.

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Earthquake hits Japan  July 16, 2007
A strong earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale hit Kashiwazaki City, Japan on Monday. Seven people are reported dead and over 500 injured as a result of this powerful earthquake. Houses, many [
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Bank of Canda Predicts Inflation to Hit 3%  July 12, 2007
According to Statistics Canada 2.2 per cent in May. The central bank has set a target to keep inflation at 2%. However, stronger than anticipated growth in the Canadian economy is raising fears of rising [
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Rio Tinto To Buy Alcan For $38.1 Billion  July 12, 2007
Alcan was up $8.67 today at 2:30pm on news of a take over bid from Rio Tinto. Anglo-Australian is one of the largest mining companies in the world. Rio Tinto hopes to create the largest aluminum producer [
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RCMP search for clues in the murder of Surrey School Principal  July 11, 2007
On Tuesday morning the RCMP received a warrant to search the home of slain school principal Shemina Hirji. Police had spent the night outside the house while waiting for a search warrant to be issued. [
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Vatican issues statement that Catholic Church only true church  July 11, 2007
On Tuesday the Vatican issued a statement stating that the Roman Catholic church is the only true church of Jesus Christ. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a 16-page report asserting [
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Elderly dementia patient dies in bushes outside hospital  July 10, 2007
The Fraser Health Authority is investigating after a 91-year old patient suffering from dementia managed to slip past a secure ward and die in the bushes at Burnaby General Hospital. Burnaby General is [
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Surrey principal slain in break-in  July 6, 2007
The body of principal Shemina Hirji was found in her Surrey townhouse in the 7400-block of Mulberry Place on Thursday. She was apparently the victim of a home invasion. Her husband, Narinder Cheema, was [
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