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Metro Vancouver board votes to keep Kits Coast Guard open

September 23, 2012

Richmond Mayor Malcolm says the decision was easy because the station is an integral part of the Coast Guard system. He says they don’t want to wait until disaster hits to show slow response time. News1130: Recent News Articles

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Students lobby for a voice in public education

September 6, 2012

High-school students around the country are pressing for policy changes that would guarantee them a voice in public education. They want all provinces and territories to follow the lead of Ontario and New Brunswick by creating student-trustee positions on every school board, and they’ve already received significant encouragement from the Vancouver board of education. Vancouver [...]

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Review of B.C. education spending prompts concerns about privatization

August 17, 2012

A government-hired accounting firm has come up with proposals that would shave as much as $ 250 million from annual K-12 spending and likely involve privatizing some services, says the Vancouver board of education chairwoman. Patti Bacchus said officials in her district have seen a copy of a July report from Deloitte — which is [...]

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Metro Vancouver could look at affordable housing fund

June 21, 2012

The elected municipal politicians on the Metro Vancouver board may want to consider creating a fund to help build and retain rental homes for families with low or moderate incomes. The Georgia Straight – News And Views

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Struggling students buying passing grades, Vancouver principal warns

June 19, 2012
Struggling students buying passing grades, Vancouver principal warns

The Vancouver board of education is sounding an alarm about a growing number of immigrant students who fail high-school English classes but get the credits they need to attend university by taking inferior courses at little-known independent schools where everyone passes. Global TV BC News

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