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Changes to forest tenure rules put off

March 12, 2013
Changes to forest tenure rules put off

A major climb-down for the Liberal government today.  Forests Minister Steve Thomson has deferred a plan to change forest tenure rules after criticism it would have benefitted large companies and amounted to a sweeping privatization of the land base. “That’s simply one of the misperceptions that has been created out there in terms of that, [...]

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Bus service changes recommended in TransLink plan

February 27, 2013
Bus service changes recommended in TransLink plan

After months of public consultation, TransLink has released its recommendations for bus service cuts in the region — a plan it says will optimize the system by moving service away from routes that don’t have a lot of passengers and increase service to other routes. CBC | British Columbia News

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Vancouver doctor leads campaign against fireplaces that results in industry-wide safety changes

February 22, 2013

Dr. Cynthia Verchere had just treated a toddler for severe burns to the head and hands when she noticed a newspaper article touting the merits of ultra-high-efficiency fireplaces. The fireplaces, the story said, could warm a home in seconds. But it didn’t mention that a child like the one she had just treated could be [...]

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Vancouver doctor leads campaign against fireplaces that results in industry-wide safety changes

February 22, 2013

Dr. Cynthia Verchere had just treated a toddler for severe burns to the head and hands when she noticed a newspaper article touting the merits of ultra-high-efficiency fireplaces. The fireplaces, the story said, could warm a home in seconds. But it didn’t mention that a child like the one she had just treated could be [...]

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Poll shows strong opposition to Vancouver park board’s changes to community centres

February 22, 2013

Vancouverites aware of the park board’s controversial plan to centralize community centre revenues in a new operating agreement oppose it two to one, according to a new poll commissioned by six dissenting community centre associations. The Mustel Group telephone survey of 317 adult Vancouverites from across the city — commissioned by the six volunteer-run societies [...]

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