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Education Reporter and Books Editor — Vancouver Sun

Education reporter and Books editor at Vancouver Sun.

B.C. curriculum to be offered in Paris next fall — The first school in Europe to offer B.C.'s curriculum will open next fall in Paris. The province's offshore schools program was launched 16 years ago and now includes 41 schools in eight countries on three continents. The Canadian Bilingual School of Paris will be the first to offer the B.C.'s Offshore Schools Program in both English and French.

B.C. youth mental health report released — The youth mental health system in B.C. is disjointed and fragmented, and lacking inter-ministerial coordination and leadership, the province's Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth said in a report released Thursday. The report is based on public consultations with expert witnesses, youth and families, including 153 submissions.

Vancouver rockets up list of world’s best cities for university students — Greenpeace activists on Tuesday delivered a petition with more than 65,000 signatures to Port Metro Vancouver urging the federal agency to refuse future shipments of endangered fin whale meat.

Q&A: Novelist Camilla Gibb inspired by cross-pollination of ideas at UBC Institute — Canadian author Camilla Gibb recently completed an author-in-residence visit at Vancouver's Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, a University of British Columbia research facility. Gibb is the author of four novels - Mouthing the Words, The Petty Details of So-and-so's Life, Sweetness in the Belly and The Beauty of Humanity Movement - and is published in 14 languages.

FOI response shows $40-a-day plan in the works for months — The provincial government was discussing giving parents payment during the teachers' strike as early as June, a freedom of information response released Friday shows. The FOI request asked for any and all records related to the plan announced by Finance Minister De Jong on July 31, 2014 to give parents $40 per day per child...

Vision park board members push for vote on whale-breeding ban — The last meeting of Vancouver's retiring park board may be more dramatic than expected, if it pushes ahead with a plan to ban the breeding of cetaceans in captivity after all.

Interest rate alignment drops mortgage rates slightly — As the major banks became more aligned in their five-year interest rates, the cost of borrowing to buy a home dropped to the lowest point since The Vancouver Sun started the UDI/FortisBC Housing Affordability Index, now the UDI/Vancity Housing Affordability Index, in December 2012.

Vision park board members push for vote on whale-breeding ban — At least a dozen protesters were arrested on Burnaby Mountain Thursday morning, as RCMP moved in and forcibly removed demonstrators from blocking Kinder Morgan from doing survey work for the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion.

Green school trustee holds swing vote in Vancouver — Newly elected Green trustee Janet Fraser holds the balance of power on the Vancouver school board, with the other eight seats evenly split between Vision Vancouver and the Non-Partisan Association. Fraser was born in the United Kingdom, but has lived in Vancouver since 1993 and is now the mother of three public school-age children.

VSB chairperson vote could hinge on Green vote — The Vancouver School Board is now split, with four Vision trustees, four NPA trustees and one Green trustee. Sitting chairperson Patti Bacchus is a Vision trustee and has been the long-term chairperson. The vice-chair has been Mike Lombardi, also a Vision trustee. The board chooses its chairperson and vice-chairperson by a vote at a board...
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Nov 27, 2014

RT @VPL: Queen of crime fiction (& one superb sci-fi), P.D. James passes away at 94:

Nov 21, 2014

FOI response shows $40-a-day plan was in the works for months #bced via @sharethis

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