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Q&A: New BCTF head Jim Iker wants a fair deal for teachers, and for students

July 6, 2013

Jim Iker is the new president of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation (BCTF), taking over from Susan Lambert as of July 1. His term starts with contract talks facing new conflict, as the government has removed the bargaining mandate from the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association and appointed a negotiator tasked with winning a 10-year deal. [...]

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Meet the Google Science Fair finalist who generates light from the palm of her hand

July 5, 2013

Ann Makosinski is a finalist in the 2013 Google Science Fair to be held in California this September. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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Body-heat powered flashlight takes teen to Google Science Fair

June 27, 2013
Body-heat powered flashlight takes teen to Google Science Fair

A hollow flashlight powered by the heat from a user’s hand, designed by a 15-year-old girl from Victoria, has been picked for the finals of the Google Science Fair. CBC | British Columbia News

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Photos: Fair makes life easier for Vancouver residents living in poverty

May 22, 2013

People struggling with homelessness and poverty found their lives were made a little easier Tuesday at a social services fair where everything from free haircuts to free voicemail were available at one place. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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Fair puts social services in one place for people living in poverty

May 22, 2013

People struggling with homelessness and poverty found their lives were made a little easier Tuesday at a social services fair where everything from free haircuts to free voicemail were available at one place Called Summer Connect, the fair took place inside the Union Gospel Mission on East Hastings Street and outside under tents on adjacent [...]

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