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North Shore fire chiefs warn of rising fire danger

July 26, 2013
North Shore fire chiefs warn of rising fire danger

It’s been nearly a month without rain in Metro Vancouver, and North Shore fire chiefs are urging people to take extra precautions outdoors because the fire danger rating could soon climb to “extreme.” North Vancouver District Assistant Fire Chief Curtis Bremner says an “extreme” rating could trigger the closure of some trails. “Yes, we have [...]

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B.C.’s debt keeps on rising

June 28, 2013

June budget update not quite in line with the notion of a ‘debt-free B.C.’ globeandmail – British Columbia

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Rising food prices mean British Columbians comparison shop more often, poll shows

May 17, 2013

More than half of British Columbians say they comparison shop more often as a result of rising food prices, according to the latest Ipsos Reid poll conducted for RBC Canadian Consumer Outlook Index. The quarterly index, released Thursday, suggests food prices rose 2.4 per cent across Canada last year, following increases of 3.8 per cent [...]

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HootSuite rides a rising growth curve (with video)

April 20, 2013

Is HootSuite Canada’s next billion-dollar tech titan? That was the question posed in a headline earlier this year on a story about HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes, who pledged to grow his Vancouver company into a billion-dollar enterprise. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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NDP’s promise of more money for education won’t cover rising costs, school trustees say

April 19, 2013

The NDP released its education platform Thursday, promising an extra $ 265 million over three years to help cash-strapped school boards. Leader Adrian Dix told a Vancouver Island news conference that the money — $ 75 million next year, $ 90 million the following year and $ 100 million in 2015-16 — would be allocated [...]

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