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Vancouver balks at releasing seismic assessment of city hall wing

August 2, 2013

The City of Vancouver is balking at making public the seismic assessment report for the east wing of city hall. The report is the basis of the decision to move nearly 400 staff out shortly because the wing is at high risk of collapse during an earthquake. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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Rail safety advocates urge new rules for high-risk cargo

July 30, 2013
Rail safety advocates urge new rules for high-risk cargo

The sort of disaster that struck Lac-Megantic may thankfully be rare but the consequences are so grave when serious derailments involving oil do occur, extraordinary measures must be taken to prevent them, say proponents of stricter protocols. CBC | British Columbia News

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Szendrei hearing resumes in the fall

July 24, 2013
Szendrei hearing resumes in the fall

We won’t know the legal fate of a young man who committed the 2010 murder of a Delta teenager until September, or later. After five days, a special sentencing hearing has wrapped up. It is supposed to determine if a young man, who can’t be named, will be sentenced as an adult or a youth. [...]

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Wildfire risk up in parts of B.C.

July 22, 2013
Wildfire risk up in parts of B.C.

The B.C. wildfire management branch says all the ingredients are in place for dangerous fires to begin popping up. Fire information officer Kevin Skrepnek says most of the province is at a high wildfire risk. But Skrepnek adds there are areas rated extreme in Whistler, Prince George and in B.C.’s southeast.  ”We have responded to [...]

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Sex offender to call Fraser Valley home

July 19, 2013
Sex offender to call Fraser Valley home

A repeat sex offender is moving into the Fraser Valley. And corrections officials have a warning for Graham Lackey’s new neighbours. The 46-year old is considered high-risk. He has a long criminal history — with convictions for indecent exposure, possession of child pornography, uttering threats and theft. Officials won’t say exactly where he’ll be living [...]

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