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Highway 99 is closed in both directions in Delta by fiery truck crash

vancouversun.com — A fiery truck crash has closed down Highway 99 in both directions in Delta between the Massey Tunnel and Highway 17, causing delays for some bus routes.
Jan 28, 2015

Hwy 99 closed in both directions by fiery crash. vancouversun.com/news/metro/Hig… http://t.co/qWdhjexim2

Jan 28, 2015

RT @VancouverSun: Highway 99 is closed in both directions in Delta by fiery truck crash ow.ly/I6DfE http://t.co/kSuckNafE4

B.C. judge kills Yaletown development after flawed land swap process

vancouversun.com — A B.C. Supreme Court decision throwing out a major development in downtown Vancouver over a flawed public hearing has reignited election criticisms over transparency and fairness at City Hall.
Jan 28, 2015

This case may cause big trouble for @MayorGregor: B.C. judge kills Yaletown devel. after flawed land swap process ow.ly/I5XFV

Jan 28, 2015

B.C. judge halts Yaletown tower construction over flawed public process. #vanpoli vancouversun.com/business/judge…

B.C. musicians capture host of Juno nominations

vancouversun.com — Vancouver heavy-hitters Sarah McLachlan, Bryan Adams, Nickelback and Hedley are once again headed to the Junos. Hedley is one of this year's top award nominees with three nods including Album of the Year for their latest effort Wild Life.
Jan 28, 2015

"I wish it was more like Dolph Lundgren in Rocky IV: 'I will break you.'" @daverosin on #Junos vancouversun.com/entertainment/… http://t.co/U6RlKdqmys

Jan 28, 2015

The usual suspects ... sigh. >B.C. musicians capture host of #Juno nominations ow.ly/I6s1A ow.ly/i/8qsja

SPARK FWD salutes Back to the Future

Apple looks to China to ring in a super sales new year

Jan 28, 2015

Apple looks to China to ring in a super sales new year ow.ly/I6GL0 http://t.co/lBB5AMjZsK

Target demise demands fresh approaches from big-box retailers

vancouversun.com — VANCOUVER - As the bombshell retreat from Canada announced by Target this month continues to rock the national retail property market, a transformation in Canadian shopping culture could threaten the big-chain retail formula, local real estate and marketing experts say. Canada's chain-store and big-box retail market is changing, said Bob Levine, a principal at Avison Young in Vancouver.
Jan 28, 2015

Int retail-real-estate analysis by @evanduggan, Target's Cdn departure to force a reimagining of suburban malls. ow.ly/I6EFW

Alibaba fights back as China accuses e-commerce giant of allowing sales of fake goods

vancouversun.com — Chinese regulators accused e-commerce giant Alibaba of permitting sales of fake goods and hurting consumers in a report that was withheld until now to avoid disrupting the company's U.S. stock market debut.
Jan 28, 2015

Alibaba fights back as China accuses e-commerce giant of allowing sales of fake goods ow.ly/I6A8k http://t.co/RDWx6dzpIJ

Chronic offenders in Vancouver could pay parking tickets and still get towed

vancouversun.com — Chronic parking offenders who rack up lots of tickets but pay them all to avoid getting towed in the future might be out of luck in Vancouver. City officials are considering a policy shift that would see offending vehicles towed even if they have no outstanding unpaid parking tickets.
Jan 28, 2015

Don't own a car so have no ref, but gather Vancouver's threat to tow chronic parking offenders has people fired up? ow.ly/I78V2

Jan 28, 2015

'Prince of parking tickets' backs city proposal to crack down on chronic parking offenders. #vanpoli vancouversun.com/news/metro/Chr…

Jan 27, 2015

Parking, #yvr & Bob Rennie: "Now my asst stays with me most of the day & drives so I don’t get tickets anymore" vancouversun.com/news/metro/Chr…

Jan 27, 2015

Good news! If you pay all your parking tickets, the city of Vancouver might tow you anyway because fuck you! vancouversun.com/news/metro/Chr…

Facebook to launch Trending Super Bowl real-time hub for fans following the big game

vancouversun.com — As Facebook's latest step into sports, the social media giant is launching Trending Super Bowl - a real-time hub for content from Sunday's game between the Patriots and Seahawks.
Jan 28, 2015

Game on(line): Facebook launches Trending Super Bowl real-time hub for the big extravaganza ow.ly/I6v6o http://t.co/bymthb9eKP

Get your game-day party on

Buddhist-influenced mindfulness makes kids kinder and better at math, UBC study finds

blogs.vancouversun.com — Children taught to practice optimism and to live in moment were less stressed, kinder and better at math than children taught B.C.'s regular social responsibility curriculum, according to a study by researchers at the University of B.C. Grade 4 and 5 students in Coquitlam were taught a 12-week course called MindUP, an emotional learning program...
Jan 28, 2015

Buddhist-influenced mindfulness makes kids kinder and better at math, UBC study finds shar.es/1bPWaa @DalaiLama

Jan 28, 2015

Buddhist-influenced mindfulness makes kids kinder and better at math, UBC study finds shar.es/1bPWaa via @VancouverSun

Fronk eyes majors to develop northwestern bonanza

vancouversun.com — Rudi Fronk's Seabridge Gold owns one of the largest undeveloped gold projects in the world. The KSM project comprises four large gold-copper porphyry deposits - Kerr, Sulphurets, Mitchell and the newest, Iron Cap - located in the "Golden Triangle" of northwestern B.C.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @jameskwantes: Seabridge Gold's KSM deposit is world-class; so is $5-billion-plus price tag to build it | my latest 4 @VancouverSun vancouversun.com/business/Fronk…

Jan 27, 2015

RT @jameskwantes: Seabridge Gold's KSM deposit is world-class; so is $5-billion-plus price tag to build it | my latest 4 @VancouverSun vancouversun.com/business/Fronk…

Jan 27, 2015

Seabridge Gold's KSM deposit is world-class; so is $5-billion-plus price tag to build it | my latest 4 @VancouverSun vancouversun.com/business/Fronk…

Jan 27, 2015

Seabridge Gold has blockbuster deposit in NW B.C., it just needs someone with $5.3Bill to build it. via @jameskwantes ow.ly/I3F7n

RCMP court ruling adds to our argument in BCTF appeal, government says

blogs.vancouversun.com — The recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada about the RCMP's collective bargaining rights strengthens B.C.'s case against the B.C. Teachers' Federation, the province says in court documents filed Monday. The Supreme Court Ruling is relevant to the government's appeal of Justice Susan Griffin's decision last year to restore 2002 classroom composition rules, class...
Jan 28, 2015

Gov't says RCMP court ruling adds to its argument in BCTF appeal. Teachers to respond next week. #bced shar.es/1bPHKo via @sharethis

Half-price ski resort tickets for Family Day

vancouversun.com — So, let's just switch the name of B.C.'s newest statutory holiday away from Family Day and call it what it is - a Ski and Snowboard Day (and even a snowshoe day, or ice-skating day, or ice-climbing day). After all, the province's tourism industry played a key role in getting legislation passed proclaiming Family Day when it first was announced in 2012.
Jan 28, 2015

Get your edge on: Half-price lift tix on #FamilyDay at most BC ski resorts bit.ly/1y5xYSh http://t.co/Z8uNOVV07P

MLA Andrew Weaver’s Green threads handcuff frustrated New Democrats

vancouversun.com — By Vaughn Palmer, Vancouver Sun columnist January 27, 2015 VICTORIA - Green MLA Andrew Weaver could not have asked for a better backdrop to launch his bid for the party leadership than the one provided this week by the New Democrats.
Jan 28, 2015

My colleague @VaughnPalmer is right on the mark (as usual) in his column about the NDP vs Greens vancouversun.com/touch/story.ht… #bcpoli

Ian Mulgrew: Family in contempt must sell condo

vancouversun.com — In an unprecedented case, the B.C. Court of Appeal has in a split decision said a judge can order the sale of someone's condo for civil contempt. The case, which first erupted in 2006, involves a family in a squabble with their strata council over a parking stall.
Jan 28, 2015

Despite the lack of precedent, Court of Appeal upholds judge's decision to sell couple's condo for contempt. vancouversun.com/opinion/column…

Jan 28, 2015

Ian Mulgrew: Family in contempt must sell condo ow.ly/I5Koz

B.C. judge quashes land swap between Vancouver, Yaletown developer

vancouversun.com — A major land swap organized between the City of Vancouver and a developer in Yaletown has been quashed by a B.C. Supreme Court judge.
Jan 27, 2015

B.C. Justice quashes land swap between City of Vancouver, Yaletown developer vancouversun.com/judge+quashes+… http://t.co/Gd0ZpKz5Ni

Jan 27, 2015

B.C. judge quashes land swap between Vancouver, Yaletown developer vancouversun.com/news/world/jud…

Jan 27, 2015

In a huge blow to #YVR, judge quashes Yaletown land swap between city & Brenhill Dev. Residents 1, City 0 ow.ly/I35Av #vanpoli

Victoria raises mines budget to keep pace with permitting, inspections

vancouversun.com — Premier Christy Clark announced Monday the 2015 mining budget will be increased by $4 million to add staff to conduct more permit reviews and inspections. The increase in staff is meant to keep pace with 10 new mines the government believes will be developed in the next few years.
Jan 27, 2015

BCgovt raises mine budget to keep pace w/ permitting, inspections in wake of MtPolley failure. #RoundUp2015 #bcpoli shar.es/1bB6LY

Jan 27, 2015

"However, in 2010 and 2011, the province conducted only five geotechnical inspections." #MtPolley report due Friday vancouversun.com/technology/Vic…

Fronk eyes majors to develop northwestern bonanza

vancouversun.com — Rudi Fronk's Seabridge Gold owns one of the largest undeveloped gold projects in the world. The KSM project comprises four large gold-copper porphyry deposits - Kerr, Sulphurets, Mitchell and the newest, Iron Cap - located in the "Golden Triangle" of northwestern B.C.
Jan 27, 2015

Measured by #gold reserves (prov/prob), Seabridge's KSM ranks ahead of miners Yamana, Agnico Eagle, New Gold #38Moz vancouversun.com/business/resou…