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Vaughn Palmer: Premier uses legislature appearance to toy with New Democrats

vancouversun.com — VICTORIA - For an entire question period one day this week, Premier Christy Clark took to the floor to answer for the B.C. Liberal side, and alternatively taunted and toyed with the New Democratic Party Opposition. From the outset Wednesday, Clark saw where the New Democrats were headed with a line of questions about the government's ethnic outreach scandal, and refused to play along.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @haroldmunro: Vaughn Palmer: Premier uses legislature appearance to toy with New Democrats vancouversun.com/opinion/column…

Nov 21, 2014

Vaughn Palmer: Premier uses legislature appearance to toy with New Democrats vancouversun.com/opinion/column…

Nov 21, 2014

Christy Clark toys w/ NDP while rebuffing Opposition's ethnic outreach line of questioning | Vaughn Palmer vancouversun.com/opinion/column… #bcpoli

Pete McMartin: Oil slick - Chevron and the Vancouver school board

vancouversun.com — Here's a figure to keep in mind: The parents of Vancouver schoolchildren raised $3 million for their children's schools last year. They did it in the old-fashioned way: raffles, bake sales, door-knocking. It was volunteer work without compensation, other than the satisfaction of helping their kids.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @haroldmunro: Pete McMartin: Oil slick — Chevron and the Vancouver school board vancouversun.com/opinion/column…

Nov 21, 2014

Pete McMartin: Oil slick — Chevron and the Vancouver school board vancouversun.com/opinion/column…

Fired researcher was evaluating anti-smoking program with drugs that can cause severe reactions

vancouversun.com — When PhD student Roderick MacIsaac was fired from the Ministry of Health, his study of an anti-smoking program that was to be used in the evaluation of B.C.'s controversial Smoking Cessation Program was halted. MacIsaac was one of seven ministry health researchers terminated in 2012, and he committed suicide in the months that followed.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @loriculbert: Rod MacIsaac's last job before health ministry fired him & he died was researching controversial anti-smokng program http:…

Nov 21, 2014

Fired health researcher was evaluating anti-smoking drugs that can cause severe reactions vancouversun.com/health/Fired+r… Committed suicide #bcpoli

Nov 21, 2014

Study into controversial smoking cessation program axed when researcher fired. @VancouverSun vancouversun.com/health/Fired+r…

Review: Motley Crue and Alice Cooper offer a night at the rock museum in Vancouver

vancouversun.com — To many economists and consumer advocates, the debate over whether to let Uber, the hyper-aggressive $18-billion San Francisco upstart shaking up the global taxi industry, operate in B.C. should end in a resounding yes. More competition and choice should, in theory at least, mean better service and lower prices in cities like Vancouver, where it's often maddeningly difficult to find a cab.

Photos: Alice Cooper and Motley Crue in Vancouver

vancouversun.com — Alice Cooper opened for Motley Cure at the "final" performance in Vancouver Friday night.

ANNOUNCED: Foo Fighters, Bob Seger, Whitehorse coming to Vancouver

blogs.vancouversun.com — Here are the concerts announced this week for Vancouver. Foo Fighters Acclaimed rockers fronted by Dave Grohl touring their new project Sonic Highways. * Rogers Arnea * Sept. 11, 2015 * Ticket info at foofighters.com Prevail & Kyprios Kyprios is a founding member of Sweatshop Union and Prevail is part of Swollen Members.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @FMarchandVS: ANNOUNCED: Foo Fighters, Bob Seger, Whitehorse and more coming to Vancouver shar.es/1X6YnO

Nov 21, 2014

ANNOUNCED: Foo Fighters, Bob Seger, Whitehorse and more coming to Vancouver shar.es/1X6YnO

FOI response shows $40-a-day plan in the works for months

blogs.vancouversun.com — The provincial government was discussing giving parents payment during the teachers' strike as early as June, a freedom of information response released Friday shows. The FOI request asked for any and all records related to the plan announced by Finance Minister De Jong on July 31, 2014 to give parents $40 per day per child...
Nov 21, 2014

RT @tracysherlock: FOI response shows $40-a-day plan was in the works for months #bced shar.es/1X6hvr via @sharethis

Nov 21, 2014

FOI response shows $40-a-day plan was in the works for months #bced shar.es/1X6hvr via @sharethis

B.C. taxi owners wield clout to fight Uber

vancouversun.com — To many economists and consumer advocates, the debate over whether to let Uber, the hyper-aggressive $18-billion San Francisco upstart shaking up the global taxi industry, operate in B.C. should end in a resounding yes. More competition and choice should, in theory at least, mean better service and lower prices in cities like Vancouver, where it's often maddeningly difficult to find a cab.

‘Magician’ Jim Rutledge’s late birdie binge works wonders in Q-school crunch

vancouversun.com — Jim Rutledge hasn't quite run out of that Q-school magic.
Nov 21, 2014

Jim Rutledge conjures up some more Q school magic; Cory Renfrew moves to to Web.com Q school finals. tinyurl.com/ne9olml

Vancouver Canucks coach returns to the classroom (with video)

vancouversun.com — A qualified social worker and holder of two teaching degrees, Willie Desjardins has a curious background for a National Hockey League coach. But it showed to good effect Friday in the lunch room of Grandview Elementary school, where in the midst of 160 children the coach of the Vancouver Canucks looked as comfortable as he does behind the bench at Rogers Arena.
Nov 21, 2014

#Canucks coach returns to the classroom at inner city Vancouver school. (with video) vancouversun.com/sports/Vancouv…

Review of B.C. health ministry firings ‘tainted,’ says former deputy minister

vancouversun.com — A review into the controversial firings of government health researchers is "tainted" because the same officials who crafted the review were involved in the terminations, says former deputy minister of health Graham Whitmarsh. Whitmarsh, whom officials hope to interview as part of the review, was deputy minister of health at the time of the firings in 2012.
Nov 21, 2014

Former high-ranking BC bureaucrat speaks out on health firings review (rare occurence) - by @robshaw_vansun vancouversun.com/health/Review+…

Nov 21, 2014

Former DM Health cries foul over review into wrongful firing of health researchers. @VancouverSun @robshaw_vansun vancouversun.com/health/Review+…

Nov 21, 2014

Review of BCgov health firings "tainted" by restrictions and conflicts says former deputy health minister - vancouversun.com/news/metro/Rev… #bcpoli

Pipeline protesters return to Burnaby Mountain despite 26 arrests (with video)

vancouversun.com — METRO VANCOUVER - From his perch 10 metres up a tree, a lone protester held the last vigil on Burnaby Mountain, alternately taunting police and asking them not to Taser him because he'd fall out and hurt himself.
Nov 22, 2014

@stopkmorgan Arrests of protesters will spur more civil disobedience on Burnaby Mountain: organizer(updated w/ video) vancouversun.com/news/Pipeline+…

Nov 21, 2014

More protesters arrested today as Kinder Morgan crews resume work on Burnaby Mountain (with video) vancouversun.com/news/More+prot…

Nov 21, 2014

Kinder Morgan crews arrive to resume work today on Burnaby Mountain after Thursday arrests (with video) vancouversun.com/news/Kinder+Mo…

Nov 21, 2014

Pipeline protesters vow to return to Burnaby Mountain despite 26 arrests (with video) vancouversun.com/news/Pipeline+…

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Shock over meat of endangered whales shipped through Canada

vancouversun.com — The whaling nations of Iceland and Japan are using Canada as a trans-shipment destination in the trade of meat from endangered fin whales - the same species that Canada has agreed internationally to protect.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2: What’s in a name?

blogs.vancouversun.com — While the fact that the Vancouver Whitecaps will be fielding a USL PRO team at UBC next season is great news for both the development of the club and for the fans who will be able to attend the games, many people are asking; where exactly did the name (Whitecaps FC 2) come from?
Nov 21, 2014

I asked- Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2: What’s in a name? shar.es/1X6Q7i

Nov 21, 2014

I provide valuable insight into how the #WhitecapsFC named their USL PRO team- Whitecaps FC 2: What’s in a name? shar.es/1X6xd1

Douglas Todd: Lessons from U.K. migration debate

vancouversun.com — When PhD student Roderick MacIsaac was fired from the Ministry of Health, his study of an anti-smoking program that was to be used in the evaluation of B.C.'s controversial Smoking Cessation Program was halted. MacIsaac was one of seven ministry health researchers terminated in 2012, and he committed suicide in the months that followed.
Nov 21, 2014

Douglas Todd: Lessons from U.K. migration debate and the rise of UKIP, which scored another victory today. vancouversun.com/opinion/column…

John Fogerty gives centre stage to 1969 during tour coming to Vancouver

vancouversun.com — When PhD student Roderick MacIsaac was fired from the Ministry of Health, his study of an anti-smoking program that was to be used in the evaluation of B.C.'s controversial Smoking Cessation Program was halted. MacIsaac was one of seven ministry health researchers terminated in 2012, and he committed suicide in the months that followed.

Groundbreaking First Nations artists get their due on new compilation

vancouversun.com — When PhD student Roderick MacIsaac was fired from the Ministry of Health, his study of an anti-smoking program that was to be used in the evaluation of B.C.'s controversial Smoking Cessation Program was halted. MacIsaac was one of seven ministry health researchers terminated in 2012, and he committed suicide in the months that followed.

Surrey folk-rockers Good For Grapes win 2014 Peak Performance Project

blogs.vancouversun.com — They should've won last year. That's the first thought that crossed my mind when I received the announcement that Surrey folk-rock group Good For Grapes had been crowned as the winners of the 2014 Peak Performance Project. The band finished fifth last year just as they were releasing their great debut album Man On The...

These 53 B.C. agencies are transparent and quick

blogs.vancouversun.com — As I do every year around this time, I've once again begun work gathering data for The Vancouver Sun's public-sector salary database -- a process that involves sending Freedom of Information requests to more than 100 different public-sector agencies across B.C. including municipalities, Crown corporations and universities.