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Work begins on B.C. radio telescope that will act like time machine: scientists

Work begins on B.C. radio telescope that will act like time machine: scientists

VANCOUVER - Construction has begun on a new radio telescope in British Columbia's south Okanagan that will act like a type of time machine and help astrophysicists travel back to better understand the composition of our expanding universe.
Current forest inventory needed: NDP critic

Current forest inventory needed: NDP critic

Both the governing Liberals and opposition NDP vow to improve the quality of the forest inventory after the next provincial election.
B.C. teachers slam proposed path to 10-year deal aimed at ending acrimony

B.C. teachers slam proposed path to 10-year deal aimed at ending acrimony

VANCOUVER - The B.C.

B.C. auditor general says justice database has big security holes

VICTORIA - More than one million police files that include deeply personal witness statements and some of British Columbia's most sensitive government information are stored in a shockingly accessible computer database that Auditor General John Doyle

BC auditor general says his independence under attack, accuses panel of bias

VICTORIA - Auditor General John Doyle says his independence is under attack by a legislative committee struck to review his appointment and he's considering some kind of action in response.

Surrey mayor fires back at BCLC CEO over South Surrey casino comments

Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts has penned an open letter to the British Columbia Lottery Corporation's president and CEO Michael Graydon in response to "inflammatory" comments he made earlier this week about council's decision to turn down the South Surre
National chief says First Nations will unite against the status quo

National chief says First Nations will unite against the status quo

VANCOUVER - Chief Shawn Atleo returned to the helm of the Assembly of First Nations on Thursday adamant that aboriginal groups across the country are united against a common enemy: the status quo.

Supreme Court of Canada agrees to hear B.C. native land claims case

VANCOUVER - The Supreme Court of Canada will hear a complex appeal involving a British Columbia First Nation's claim to aboriginal title over a wide area it considers its traditional territory — a case observers say could have far-reaching effects on
Hockey oldtimers rescue woman and dogs from icy plunge in Thompson River

Hockey oldtimers rescue woman and dogs from icy plunge in Thompson River

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - An oldtimers hockey team hit the ice as darkness fell Wednesday, but they weren't chasing a puck.
B.C. public servants earn 14% more than private sector: Fraser Institute

B.C. public servants earn 14% more than private sector: Fraser Institute

Public-sector workers at all tiers of government in B.C. out-earned their private-sector counterparts by an average of 13.6% in 2011, according to a Fraser Institute report released this morning.
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