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Kitsilano Coast Guard “sit-in” ends

September 16, 2012

The protest is over – for now.That from B.C. Federation of Labour boss Jim Sinclair, at the end of a 24-hour “sit-in” at the Kitsilano Coast Guard station.Sinclair was joined by almost a dozen others, as they fight the Harper Government’s decision to close the base next year. “I think the key to this is [...]

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Kitsilano Coast Guard “sit-in” ends

September 16, 2012

The protest is over – for now.That from B.C. Federation of Labour boss Jim Sinclair, at the end of a 24-hour “sit-in” at the Kitsilano Coast Guard station.Sinclair was joined by almost a dozen others, as they fight the Harper Government’s decision to close the base next year. “I think the key to this is [...]

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New effort to protect spirit bears

September 15, 2012
New effort to protect spirit bears

A conservation group has bought the hunting rights to a big chunk of the great bear rainforest in an effort to protect BC’s rare spirit bears. The Raincoast Conservation Foundation has purchased a 3,500 square kilometre hunting licence. Raincoast’s Brian Falconer estimates there are 300 to 400 of the black bear subspecies living in the [...]

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Walk aims to raise awareness of female feticide

September 15, 2012

It’s a world problem — and it’s happening here in Canada… That from the organizer of a gathering in Surrey Saturday, aimed at addressing the issue of female feticide. Lucky Gill is hoping the 2nd Annual Global Walk for Missing Girls can help spread awareness. “It’s not a culture, a country or a community’s problem… [...]

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Canada’s largest public sector union to hold day of action Saturday

September 15, 2012

Thousands are expected at nationwide rallies Saturday — as members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada fight planned cuts. New Democrat MP Kennedy Stewart says local rallies are planned for Vancouver and Surrey. “Speaking out really against the public sector service cuts that we’ve been having, really that the Harper government’s been inflicting on [...]

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