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Sexually transmitted cancers, vaccines to prevent them and a robot named Jack — BY PAMELA FAYERMAN Religious conservatives were once the culprits undermining public health efforts to get teens vaccinated against the sexually transmitted Human Papilloma Virus. Now it's doctors standing in the way of better vaccine coverage, a post on Vox by Canadian medical writer Julia Belluz shows.

UBC philosopher wins 80 million Swedish kroner grant (and that’s a lot!) — UBC philosophy professor Paul Russell has won a humanities grant from the Swedish government worth almost $12 billion Cdn. The specialist in moral reasoning and Scottish philosopher David Hume will work with the giant grant over a 10-year period while going back and forth between UBC and the University of Gothenberg.
Jul 29, 2014

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The SkyTrain system is safe, TransLink CEO says — TransLink's board of directors was negligent in not ensuring that the transportation authority was prepared to handle a pair of SkyTrain shutdowns that prompted transit passengers to force open the train doors and flee onto the tracks, a Metro Vancouver mayor said Tuesday.
Jul 29, 2014

#SkyTrain system effective (because) we don’t have drivers,” but that’s a problem during outages: #TransLink CEO…

TransLink referendum likely a ballot on road pricing to be mailed in next spring: mayor — A referendum on transportation funding probably won't happen until the end of March next year and will most likely be a mail-in ballot with a question around road pricing.Richard Walton, chairman of the mayors' council on regional transportation, said while the mayors and province are still hammering out a referendum question, a regional carbon tax and mobility pricing - such as tolling all the bridges - are still on the table as potential funding sources.

Legal fallout begins for scrapped North American arena tour of 'Jesus Christ Superstar' — NEW YORK, N.Y. - The abrupt cancellation of this summer's North American arena tour of "Jesus Christ Superstar" is apparently not being forgiven. The Really Useful Group, the London-based production company of "Superstar" composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, said Tuesday that it was taking legal action against music and theatrical producer Michael Cohl for the "unilateral decision" to scuttle the tour, which was to star punk legend John "Johnny Rotten" Lydon and Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child.
Jul 29, 2014

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Lions Gate Bridge closed to traffic due to collision — Lions Gate Bridge has been closed to traffic as emergency crews tend to an accident on the span. The collision occurred at around 11 a.m. The closure has led to a traffic delays on both West Georgia on the Vancouver side and on Marine Drive on the North Shore.
Jul 29, 2014

Lions Gate Bridge closed to traffic due to collision