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Delta police halt promotion of campaign supporting officer charged with murder

vancouversun.com — The Delta Police Department will end its online promotion of a bracelet campaign supporting an officer charged with murder, after questions were raised about possible bias. The department plans to immediately remove items on its website and social media accounts advertising the sale of blue wristbands in support of Const.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @VancouverSun: Delta police halt promotion of campaign supporting officer charged with murder ow.ly/2SpRnK

Dec 21, 2014

RT @bethanylindsay: Delta police to halt online promotion of wristbands supporting officer charged with murder: vancouversun.com/Delta+police+h…

Photos: Christmas in Vancouver, on Instagram

‘Madame Butterfly’ displaced with removal of Vancouver bus shelter

vancouversun.com — To her Chinatown neighbours, the homeless woman was known as Madame Butterfly or cocoon. Her nicknames evolved because she never offered anyone her real one and referred to the elaborate structure she erected every evening in an old, wooden bus shelter on Gore near East Georgia.
Dec 22, 2014

‘Madame Butterfly’ displaced with removal of Vancouver bus shelter via @VancouverSun vancouversun.com/life/Madame+Bu…

Zack Kassian resumes skating with Canucks, but still a week away

vancouversun.com — Zack Kassian was back skating with his Vancouver Canuck teammates Sunday and he hopes to be back in the lineup next week to attempt to salvage his 2014-15 NHL season. The hulking winger has been out since Nov. 22 with a broken pinky finger on his right hand.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @VancouverSun: Zack Kassian resumes skating with Canucks, but still a week away ow.ly/2SpRnS

Canada isn’t as boring as some believe: Conrad Black

vancouversun.com — There is something a bit odd about reading Conrad Black's view of the history of Canada, considering he once renounced his citizenship of this country so he could accept a British lordship.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @SunCivicLee: My review of Conrad Black's book Rise to Greatness. Canada isn't as boring as some believe. ow.ly/Gf1q1 #bookreview #history

Dec 21, 2014

My review of Conrad Black's book Rise to Greatness. Canada isn't as boring as some believe. ow.ly/Gf1q1 #bookreview #history

Jannik Hansen expected to play Monday despite collapsing at bench

blogs.vancouversun.com — Despite a scary incident in which he collapsed at the bench Saturday night, Canuck right winger Jannik Hansen is expected to play Monday against the Arizona Coyotes. Canuck head coach Willie Desjardins said Sunday that Hansen spent the night in hospital, was checked for any heart issues and then returned home.
Dec 21, 2014

Nux coach Wille Desjardins says Jannik Hansen expected to play Monday vs Coyotes. "Everything is good." #canucks tinyurl.com/of3jmul

Researcher pens rich story about threats to bees and humanity

vancouversun.com — Mention the words "I'm a bee-keeper" and invariably the conversation moves to "Is it true that bees are dying out?" or "I'd like to be a bee-keeper too so I can save the bees." We're getting used to the words "colony collapse disorder."
Dec 21, 2014

My review of Mark Winston's Bee Time: Researcher pens rich story about threats to bees and humanity ow.ly/Gf1E4 #bees

Tanev’s OT goal ends Canuck losing streak; Hansen fine after scary incident

Dec 21, 2014

ICYMI: Nux edge Flames 3-2 on Tanev's OT winner; Hansen ok after collapsing on bench. Full quoter story. #canucks tinyurl.com/odcvl2v

Dec 21, 2014

Nux edge Flames 3-2 on Tanev's OT winner; Jannik Hansen ok after collapsing on bench. Full quoter story. #canucks tinyurl.com/odcvl2v

Randy Shore's favourite recipes: Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

vancouversun.com — This close to Christmas you are probably looking for party food that is at least a little bit virtuous. Hummus is a fast and nutritious dip for bread, pita chips or if you are particularly guilt-laden, fresh vegetable sticks. My version of hummus is sweet and a bit smoky with the addition of a roasted red pepper.

Chinese mark Christmas with excitement, devotion and wariness

blogs.vancouversun.com — "The Christmas spirit is awesome," Candy Kung says. She gets to "hang out and bond" with her family, share presents and enjoy lights sparkling on Christmas trees. The holiday is purely secular fun and excitement for Kung and her friend, Lauren Ma. Kung didn't know Christmas has its roots in Christianity.
Dec 20, 2014

Chinese mark Christmas with excitement, devotion and wariness shar.es/13TYT8 via @sharethis

North Vancouver teen with cerebral palsy gets Christmas wish to sing on stage

vancouversun.com — To sing in front of a large audience was 18-year-old Carly Lamont's Christmas wish this year, and it came true on the weekend as she belted out a traditional carol in front of hundreds of people.
Dec 20, 2014

North Vancouver teen with cerebral palsy gets Christmas wish to sing on stage vancouversun.com/news/metro/Nor…

Lions trumpet Tedford time

vancouversun.com — The Jeff Tedford era is underway with the B.C. Lions, and the most curious part about it is the length of Tedford's contract to be the CFL team's new head coach. Tedford, despite his outstanding credentials, was signed for just two years. Normally a new coach taking over a floundering club would be seeking more security than that.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @gregauman: Jeff Tedford talked about heart and health in this story today: "I've been good to go for a couple of months now." vancouversun.com/sports/footbal…

Dec 19, 2014

Jeff Tedford talked about heart and health in this story today: "I've been good to go for a couple of months now." vancouversun.com/sports/footbal…

Independent review knocks government probe of B.C. health ministry employees

vancouversun.com — VICTORIA - A B.C. government investigation that led to the mistaken firing of several health researchers two years ago was so badly botched by so many officials that it's not possible to assign blame or discipline anyone for the mistakes, the government said Friday.
Dec 19, 2014

An updated look at the lawyer's report into botched health researcher firings, with reaction: bit.ly/1CbuvaL #bcpoli

Dec 19, 2014

Much provincial government buck-passing on health firings that ended up costing taxpayers lots of bucks vancouversun.com/technology/Ind… #bcpoli

Sleigh away: Chute first, ask questions later

vancouversun.com — WHISTLER - Enough already with the gender-busting Kaillie Humphries. A female bobsleigh pilot - backed by a crew of muscle-bound male pushers, it must be noted - competing against men in a four-man World Cup event? Big deal.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @jameskwantes: The @VancouverSun's @ohgord shows why he's the headline king: "Chute first, ask questions later" (bobsled) vancouversun.com/sports/Sleigh+…

Dec 19, 2014

The @VancouverSun's @ohgord shows why he's the headline king: "Chute first, ask questions later" (bobsled) vancouversun.com/sports/Sleigh+…

Government geotechnical inspections at mines reduced under B.C. Liberals

vancouversun.com — VANCOUVER - Inspections by B.C. government geotechnical engineers fell dramatically after the Liberals came to power in 2001, according to an analysis by The Vancouver Sun. The average number of inspections conducted each year is now less than half of what it was in the 1990s when the NDP was in power.

Independent review knocks government probe of B.C. health ministry employees

vancouversun.com — Government investigators whose probe led to the firing of several health researchers - and the subsequent suicide of one man - failed to keep an open mind in their work, didn't give the accused employees a fair chance to respond to accusations and didn't follow proper procedures, says a independent review.
Dec 19, 2014

We knew this but still shocking to see it spelled out so definitively. Province bungled drug data investigation. vancouversun.com/news/metro/Ind…

Dec 19, 2014

Story: Independent review sharply criticizes BCgov investigation into health firings: bit.ly/16An14a #bcpoli

Want to make 2015 memorable? Lace up, train, do Sun Run and join rad rush of fun on the run

blogs.vancouversun.com — Long before "I Can't Breathe" became a hashtag and urgent call for justice and race equality in the United States, it was this scribe's primary reason for not being able to keep up with my fleeting Sun Run training group. The couch-to-starting line challenge, which could have been subtitled My Personal Experiences with Ben-Gay, Tiger...
Dec 19, 2014

RT @Ohgord: @jameskwantes Thanks for the invite to keep having fun on the run. Did I lose a bet or owe you money? LOL bit.ly/1z3HKUF

Dec 19, 2014

Want to make 2015 memorable? Lace up, train, do Sun Run and join rad rush of fun on the run shar.es/13Q8j7 via @sharethis

Dec 19, 2014

@jameskwantes Thanks for the invite to keep having fun on the run. Did I lose a bet or owe you money? LOL bit.ly/1z3HKUF

Dec 19, 2014

@VanSunRun Want to shed Christmas calories? Have more fun in 2015? Beat a couch potato in a road race? Join me! bit.ly/1z3HKUF

Dec 19, 2014

@RoseIsla Thanks for all your support in 2014. Looks like 2015 will be more of the same! LOL bit.ly/1z3HKUF

Canucks’ No. 2 power-play unit lacking punch

Dec 20, 2014

There are power outages & then there are power outages…the #Canucks No. 2 power-play unit is in the midst of a doozy tinyurl.com/kwkkqpn

Canucks aim to roast Flames to help ignite festive spirit

vancouversun.com — VANCOUVER - All the Vancouver Canucks want for Christmas is a win. Actually, two would be nice. The Canucks get one of their longest Christmas breaks in years next week, and it figures to be a more enjoyable festive season if they can head into it feeling a little better about themselves.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @lionelwild: 2 teams go down to the crossroads. There's a song about that. MT @bradziemer #Canucks aim to roast #Flames shar.es/13R0ST