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Nunavut-raised throat singer Tanya Tagaq wins $30,000 Polaris Music Prize

vancouversun.com — TORONTO - Nunavut-reared throat singer Tanya Tagaq claimed the $30,000 Polaris Music Prize on Monday, just moments after mesmerizing the gala crowd with a show-stealing performance aided by a choir.
Sep 23, 2014

RT @VanSunArts: Nunavut-raised throat singer Tanya Tagaq wins $30,000 Polaris Music Prize ow.ly/2NWH8c

B.C. energy minister warns against hefty industrial taxes on LNG plants

vancouversun.com — Rich Coleman stopped short of saying the province will institute a legislative cap on municipal taxes the way it has on some port developments.
Sep 22, 2014

B.C. energy minister warns mayors hefty industrial taxes on LNG plants ow.ly/BNGFJ #ubcm #LNG

Vaughn Palmer: When GDP stands for growth dividend parked

vancouversun.com — When the B.C. Teachers' Federation settled with government last week, the union also signed on to the B.C. Liberals' innovative plan to share the benefits of economic growth with public sector workers. The six-year contract, retroactive to July 1 of last year, provides seven pay increments totalling 7.25 per cent, starting this Sept.

Whale watching takes to the skies thanks to new drone (with video)

vancouversun.com — What: An APH-22 hexacopter, mounted with a camera underneath, took aerial photographs and video of 77 northern resident killer whales and five transient killer whales. During 60 missions, 30,000 images were taken by the hexacopter, a remotely-operated flying vehicle with six rotors, commonly called a drone.
Sep 22, 2014

Killer whales headbutting & playing with dolphins: 1st orca #photographs from a drone surprise scientists bit.ly/1C7GyDt #Vancouver

Sep 22, 2014

A good drone story: Hexacopter helps reseachers @VancouverAqua rium study killer whales from above Great pix #YVR bit.ly/1qogmfb

Gallery: Vancouver Aquarium uses drone to monitor killer whales

vancouversun.com — In August, Dr. Lance Barrett-Lennard, Vancouver Aquarium Senior Marine Mammal Scientist, collaborated with U.S. researchers Dr. John Durban and Dr. Holly Fearnbach from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to use hexacopters in the field, to study and monitor the condition of the northern resident killer whales.
Sep 22, 2014

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