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Family of wounded border guard issues statement

October 19, 2012
Family of wounded border guard issues statement

They say they’ve experienced every possible emotion. And they’re grateful Lori is alive. The family of shooting victim Lori Bowcock has now issued a statement. Bowcock is the border guard who was shot in the neck by a distraught man on Tuesday at the Peace Arch border crossing.That man later took his own life. Lori [...]

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Audit aside, Translink still faces major issues

October 17, 2012
Audit aside, Translink still faces major issues

The Chair of the Mayors Council for Translink says Provincial audit aside, major problems with transit funding and governance remain unsolved.  District of North Vancouver Mayor Richard Walton says 139 million per year in audit savings still falls short of what’s needed to improve the transit system, “The Minister, I think, alluded to the fact [...]

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10-hour standoff: Armed man with mental-health issues arrested at Vancouver hotel

October 16, 2012

A 28-year-old Surrey man with mental-health issues was arrested Monday afternoon following a 10-hour standoff at Vancouver’s tony Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel. The Province – News / Vancouver

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Website would poll parties on municipal issues before election

October 13, 2012

Metro Vancouver directors plan to set up a public website ahead of B.C.’s provincial election next spring, hoping it will help them advocate for local issues and wring commitments from the political parties before the vote. The so-called “pre-election advocacy strategy,” based on a similar web presence used in Calgary’s election last year, would poll [...]

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Cummins issues ultimatum to B.C. Conservative Party dissidents

October 7, 2012
Cummins issues ultimatum to B.C. Conservative Party dissidents

B.C. Conservative Leader John Cummins is set to quash a group of party dissidents who continue to call for his resignation — despite a majority leadership vote last month at the party’s annual general meeting. Global TV BC News

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