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Victim of Prince George police shooting was veteran suffering from PTSD

September 16, 2012

A fight between two brothers reportedly precipitated the fatal police shooting of a Prince George veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder earlier this week, according to emails sent by the man just hours before his death. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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Fans, businesses brace for fallout from NHL lockout

September 15, 2012

Ken Sinnott isn’t bothered at all by the thought of an NHL lockout. As vice-president of the North Vancouver Minor Hockey Association he’s rooting for the little guy — literally. And as a dad he’s rooting for them even more so — his son just made the North Shore Junior B team. The Province – [...]

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From haircut kits to Hunger Games, inmate purchases offer curious peek at prison life in Canada

September 15, 2012
From haircut kits to Hunger Games, inmate purchases offer curious peek at prison life in Canada

Somewhere inside Kingston Penitentiary, there’s an inmate taking dating advice from Jennifer Love Hewitt’s book The day I shot Cupid, while another prisoner brushes up on the history of the Harper Conservatives’ rise to power. Global TV BC News

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Warning from grizzly-attack survivor as wandering black bear draws a crowd in Burnaby

September 14, 2012

Black bears have been sighted with increasing frequency on Burnaby Mountain this summer and another was spotted Thursday morning. A large black bear was spotted at about 8 a.m. in the area of Rosser and Willingdon Avenues, Burnaby RCMP said. The Province – News / Vancouver

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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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