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Facebook office to open in Vancouver – just in time for B.C. election

Facebook office to open in Vancouver – just in time for B.C. election

The Vancouver tech scene is abuzz after Facebook confirmed it is planning to open a temporary recruitment and training office in the city this spring.
B.C. government works on new assessment formulas for Crown properties

B.C. government works on new assessment formulas for Crown properties

Municipal officials are watching anxiously as a number of public agencies, such as BC Ferries and TransLink, are appealing for significant cuts to property assessments in their communities.
B.C. Teachers’ Federation budget stressed by a decade of legal battles

B.C. Teachers’ Federation budget stressed by a decade of legal battles

VANCOUVER — A decade of legal battles with the Liberal government has cost the B.C. Teachers’ Federation plenty. While the union isn’t in a financial crisis, it is experiencing difficulties, treasurer Rob McLaren told the B.C.
Federal government rolling out ‘world-class’ oil spill prevention regime

Federal government rolling out ‘world-class’ oil spill prevention regime

OTTAWA — The Harper government will announce Monday in Vancouver plans to create what it calls a “world-class” oil spill prevention regime, the Vancouver Sun is reporting.

Burrows' big game overshadowed by Canucks' issues; power play stays flat

VANCOUVER - A breakout night from Alex Burrows and a franchise record for fastest goal to start a game were overshadowed by a myriad of negatives for the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.

Zetterberg's first two goals in 11 games pace Wings to win over Canucks

VANCOUVER - Henrik Zetterberg picked a good time to break out of his goal-scoring slump. Zetterberg scored two goals, including the winner, as the Detroit Red Wings downed the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Saturday night.

Luongo and rest of Canucks seek a better effort against Red Wings

VANCOUVER - Roberto Luongo will wear a vintage mask and uniform Saturday night against the Detroit Red Wings. But the Vancouver Canucks goaltender is not feeling nostalgic about his previous effort against one of the NHL's Original Six teams.
Patchwork policing or super-force? BC Mounties debate more oil without overhaul

Patchwork policing or super-force? BC Mounties debate more oil without overhaul

VANCOUVER - Just after midnight inside the RCMP detachment in Richmond, B.C., Sgt. Tess Nordlund sits calmly at her desk listening to a chattering digital police radio that links thousands of police officers across the region.
Jobs Minister Pat Bell reflects on life as an MLA as he wraps up final legislative session

Jobs Minister Pat Bell reflects on life as an MLA as he wraps up final legislative session

Pat Bell can still vividly remember the first day he entered the B.C. Legislative Assembly.

Steven Pinizzotto's physical play impresses in debut with Vancouver Canucks

VANCOUVER - Vancouver Canucks forward Steven Pinizzotto made his NHL debut on Thursday night and didn't waste much time making an impact.