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Tamer NHL playoff party plans in the works

March 28, 2012

Goodbye, live sites and jumbo screens. The City of Vancouver announced Tuesday it will hold smaller neighbourhood celebrations instead of a massive downtown street party in hopes of preventing a repeat of the Stanley Cup riot. Families and hockey fans will be encouraged to gather at alcohol-free, family-oriented celebrations in 23 community centres across the [...]

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CanWel Building trims fourth-quarter loss

March 28, 2012

VANCOUVER – CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd. (TSX:CWX) reported Wednesday a fourth-quarter net loss of $ 1.7 million, improved from a year-earlier $ 13.5 million as the construction materials firm booked overhead cost savings, helping to offset a drop in revenue.The Vancouver-based firm said its loss amounted to three cents per share, compared to 22 [...]

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CanWel Building trims fourth-quarter loss

March 28, 2012

VANCOUVER – CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd. (TSX:CWX) reported Wednesday a fourth-quarter net loss of $ 1.7 million, improved from a year-earlier $ 13.5 million as the construction materials firm booked overhead cost savings, helping to offset a drop in revenue.The Vancouver-based firm said its loss amounted to three cents per share, compared to 22 [...]

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Native goods worth thousands stolen from Chilliwack home

March 28, 2012

Over $ 25,000 in Native art and jewelry was stolen from a residence in Chilliwack this February, RCMP say. Among the loot reported stolen were 10 masks with a value of over $ 10,000 and a large amount of gold and silver jewelry. The pieces are conspicuous and easily identifiable, so police are asking all [...]

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B.C.’s top doc weighs in on marijuana debate

March 28, 2012

Laws aimed at criminalizing marijuana users are falling short and need re-evaluation, according to a report published by a coalition of B.C. health officials Wednesday. Dr. Evan Wood, founder of Stop the Violence BC, said experts are advocating not for easier access to marijuana but for a regime whereby purchases and production are regulated and [...]

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