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Vancouver ads offer women free rent in exchange for sex

Vancouver ads offer women free rent in exchange for sex

VANCOUVER — The advertisement appeared in the rooms and shares section of an online classified website and offered “free rent for the right girl.” • “I'm an attractive mid 30s white male, clean, groomed, fit.
Metro Vancouver bus drivers likely to vote for strike

Metro Vancouver bus drivers likely to vote for strike

VANCOUVER — Metro Vancouver’s bus drivers were expected to vote late Thursday in favour of a strike to bolster their demands for better wages and improved working conditions, including food and bathroom breaks.
Woman abandoned as a baby renews search for parents

Woman abandoned as a baby renews search for parents

Janet Keall is renewing the search for her birth parents, and this time she's hoping the reach of social media will help. Keall is Rupert's Baby, abandoned when she was just days old.
As probe of B.C. Liberal election strategy continues, costs rise

As probe of B.C. Liberal election strategy continues, costs rise

VANCOUVER — B.C. taxpayers have paid a special prosecutor tens of thousands of dollars to oversee an RCMP investigation into allegations resulting from the controversial ethnic outreach strategy that dogged the B.C.
Kamloops council mulls future of defunct newspaper's building

Kamloops council mulls future of defunct newspaper's building

More than two years after printing its final issue, the Kamloops Daily News is still making headlines.
Corporations swallowing up B.C. dental practices

Corporations swallowing up B.C. dental practices

Earlier this month, Dr. Richard Chambers received a hand-delivered letter from a representative of the Dental Corporation of Canada, inviting him to chat about future “opportunities” for his family dentistry practice in Victoria.
‘Little Brother’ might be watching you on a private security camera

‘Little Brother’ might be watching you on a private security camera

VANCOUVER — Are you ready for your close-up? As more homeowners spread the reach of “Little Brother” by installing security cameras on their property, chances are images of their neighbours’ properties or the neighbours themselves could end up being
Ottawa must act on derelict vessels, say Vancouver Island MPs

Ottawa must act on derelict vessels, say Vancouver Island MPs

OTTAWA — The Laurier II, with a rich and until recently noble history, floats off Vancouver Island’s east coast as a mysterious symbol of federal government inaction on the growing national problem of derelict vessels.
Former wildlife federation vice-president loses appeal of suspension

Former wildlife federation vice-president loses appeal of suspension

VANCOUVER — A former vice-president of the 50,000-member B.C. Wildlife Federation has lost a court bid to have a suspension imposed on him declared unlawful.
Quesnel senior waiting for surgery forges ahead with hospital protest

Quesnel senior waiting for surgery forges ahead with hospital protest

Quesnel senior Denise Tessier plans to continue her hospital protest until a date is set for her knee-replacement surgery. Tessier, 69, on Monday staged a demonstration in the lobby of the University Hospital of Northern B.C.