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Arrest made in Netherlands in Amanda Todd online extortion case: reports

vancouversun.com — GENEVA - Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine. The agreement, reached after seven hours of negotiation in Geneva, requires all sides to refrain [...] 28 minutes ago
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News out of Netherlands, arrest made in Amanda Todd extortion case. Stay tuned for updates. ow.ly/vU6Ia
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Dutch man charged in Amanda Todd cyberbullying case

vancouversun.com — METRO VANCOUVER -- A transient man arrested by Dutch police in a rental cabin at a rural holiday park has been charged in the 2012 death of cyberbullied teen Amanda Todd. RCMP confirmed late Thursday they have laid pornography, extortion and Internet luring charges against a suspect in the Netherlands in connection with Amanda's suicide, which sparked international discussion online about cyberbullying and online safety.

Interactive maps show payday loan locations in Vancouver and Surrey

blogs.vancouversun.com — My colleague Kim Pemberton has a story in today's paper about efforts in Surrey to restrict the growth of payday loan businesses. One of the arguments of those seeking to restrict such outlets is that they target low-income neighbourhoods.

B.C. First Nations eyeing LNG cash windfall

vancouversun.com — Northern B.C. First Nations are developing a strategy they hope will net them hundreds of millions of dollars if they support liquefied natural gas projects and pipelines. If projects do go ahead, with investment decisions in late 2014 or 2015, First Nations say there's a potential to ink deals for as much as $600 million for each pipeline project.

Victoria approves major coal terminal expansion on Texada Island

vancouversun.com — Groups that want a full environmental review of an expansion at a Texada Island coal-handling facility are outraged the B.C. government quietly approved an amended permit without telling local residents or First Nations. The amended permit allows Lafarge to store 800,000 tonnes of coal, double the previous amount.

Federal government could cut nearly 9,000 more public service jobs

vancouversun.com — OTTAWA - The Conservative government is on track to eliminate 30,000 federal jobs over the next three years, returning the public service to the size it was when the party came to power in 2006.
RT @VancouverSun: Federal government could cut nearly 9,000 more public service jobs ow.ly/2FMJG4

Video: Green currency - the future of medical marijuana production in Canada

vancouversun.com — The shifting ground around the production and consumption of medicinal marijuana has landed in front of the courts and is guaranteed to be tied up for years. Green Currency explores what that means for the personal grower and consumer as well as the well-financed operations seeking approval to distribute medicinal marijuana by Health Canada.
Video: Green currency - the future of medical marijuana production in Canada vancouversun.com/health/Video+G…

Drive for density transforms Vancouver housing

vancouversun.com — A single house in Vancouver is no longer a single house in the age of eco-density.

Moon gardening: it’s not looney at all

blogs.vancouversun.com — Thinking of growing cucumbers, melons, pumpkins, peppers or squash? Then get your seeds ready to plant between May 3 and 14. For tomatoes, corn, celery and beans, set your clock for anytime between April 28 and May 14. No, I am not talking about what it says on the back of the seed package.

B.C. teachers to begin job action Wednesday

vancouversun.com — Teachers across the province will begin stage one of their job action on Wednesday, the B.C. Teachers' Federation announced Thursday afternoon.

Video collection Amanda Todd’s heart-breaking story of cyberbullying

blogs.vancouversun.com — A collection of videos about the suicide of Metro Vancouver teen Amanda Todd and the cyberbullying that led to her death. In October 2012, the B.C. teen was found dead in a Port Coquitlam home, five weeks after she posted a heartbreaking video on YouTube detailing how she was harassed online and bullied.
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Wolf populations and kill levels poorly understood in B.C., says provincial management plan

vancouversun.com — GENEVA - Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine. The agreement, reached after seven hours of negotiation in Geneva, requires all sides to refrain [...] 13 minutes ago
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Dutch police arrest man in connection with Amanda Todd case

blogs.vancouversun.com — A story published in the Netherlands today links a man who appeared in court this week suspected of extortion to Amanda Todd, the British Columbia teens who killed herself in October, 2012 after being relentlessly harassed and bullied online. A 35-year-old man was arrested in January and made his first court appearance this week.

What the Supreme Court could do to the Senate next week

vancouversun.com — Canada's top court will clarify the future of Senate reform next week. On Thursday, the Supreme Court of Canada said it will deliver its opinion on the Harper government's plans for the Senate April 25, earlier than many [...]

WSSF closes Sunday with music, roller derby, ski finals

vancouversun.com — World Skiing Invitational Finals: Slopestyle finals take place Sunday, with intense competition guaranteed from athletes including Alex Beulieu Marchand, Bobby Brown, Joss Christensen, Vincent Gagnier, PK Hunder, Gus Kenworthy, Alex Schlopy, Jesper Tjader, Beau James Wells, Jossi Wells, McRae Williams and James Woods.