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Prominent couple sued

March 12, 2013
Prominent couple sued

A prominent Vancouver couple is being taken to court by a landscaping business. Businessman and former pro football player David Sidoo and his wife Manjy are named as defendants in the suit. Angel Ridge Landscape claims that in March 2012, it agreed to construct garden beds, fencing, and stairs, among other things at the Sidoos’ [...]

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A new headache for the Clark government

March 7, 2013
A new headache for the Clark government

It’s the last thing the Clark government needs: Another scandal. Cabinet ministers Pat Bell and Shirley Bond are under fire for their alleged roles in trying to influence a 25-million dollar government project in Prince George. At issue is whether Bell and Bond exerted pressure to secure funding for a wood development centre in their [...]

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Longtime patron of the arts Paul Heller dies aged 101

February 6, 2013

Paul Heller was a philanthropist, patron of the arts, businessman and supporter of the city’s Holocaust Education Centre. He also had a phenomenal memory and never stopped learning new things. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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B.C. to consider tougher fines for stiffing workers

January 30, 2013

OTTAWA — The B.C. government, criticized by the Harper government last month for having only “modest” sanctions against those who exploit foreign workers, will consider boosting fines for violations of the Employment Standards Act, Jobs Minister Pat Bell said Tuesday. Federal Immigration Minister Jason Kenney was politely critical of B.C.’s first-offence maximum fine of $ [...]

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B.C. judge rejects plea of poverty from businessman convicted of financial crimes in U.S.

January 9, 2013

There’s a squabble again over money that James Blair Down says is his. This time it isn’t his victims, their lawyers, American or Canadian law enforcement agents or even the Irish asset recovery firm tried to force him into bankruptcy who are after the Vancouver man’s millions. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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