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Railway noise tops complaint to New Westminster city hall

June 3, 2013

It is a rare day when New Westminster Mayor Wayne Wright doesn’t hear from an angry resident about the horns sounded by train crews transiting his Fraser River community in the middle of the night or early morning. In recent years, Wright has noticed a dramatic increase in trains after railway companies moved a lot [...]

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Advocacy group complains about B.C.’s record on FOI requests that come up empty

September 14, 2012
Advocacy group complains about B.C.’s record on FOI requests that come up empty

VANCOUVER – The British Columbia government responds to nearly a quarter of all requests under freedom-of-information laws by insisting it has no records to offer, according to statistics compiled by a group that argues the dramatic increase in such cases raises serious questions about public accountability. Global TV BC News

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Freedom of information advocates suspicious of lack of documents from FOI requests in B.C.

September 14, 2012

The B.C. government responds to nearly a quarter of all requests under freedom-of-information laws by insisting it has no records to offer, according to statistics compiled by a group that argues the dramatic increase in such cases raises serious questions about public accountability. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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Seabirds on B.C., Washington, Oregon coast eating bellyfuls of plastic: study

July 5, 2012
Seabirds on B.C., Washington, Oregon coast eating bellyfuls of plastic: study

Seabirds eat everything from twine, candy wrappers and Styrofoam, and their stomach contents show there’s been a dramatic increase in plastic pollution off the Pacific Northwest coast in the last four decades, a new study suggests. Global TV BC News

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