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No country for young B.C. man without ID

No country for young B.C. man without ID

VANCOUVER — Sometimes, Qia Gunster feels invisible. The teen has no birth certificate. No country recognizes him as a citizen. Born 18 years ago on a couch in Tucson, Ariz., Qia made the trip to B.C.
Ex-Surrey planner who solicited $30,000 gets conditional sentence

Ex-Surrey planner who solicited $30,000 gets conditional sentence

SURREY — Former Surrey city planner Akonyu Akolo has been given a 15-month conditional sentence for trying to solicit money from a developer. Akolo, 48, pleaded guilty in October to one charge of breach of trust. He was sentenced Friday in B.C.
B.C. Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm battling colon cancer

B.C. Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm battling colon cancer

Pat Pimm has never backed down from a fight and British Columbia’s agriculture minister says he doesn’t intend to shy away from what could be the biggest battle of his life after being diagnosed with colon cancer.
SFU enjoys huge response to first-of-a-kind bhangra class

SFU enjoys huge response to first-of-a-kind bhangra class

Simon Fraser is offering North America's only university-credit classes in traditional Punjabi folk dance
Site C hearings: B.C. Hydro proposes $20-million fund for farmers

Site C hearings: B.C. Hydro proposes $20-million fund for farmers

B.C. Hydro is proposing a $20-million fund to compensate farm producers affected by Site C. However, some question whether its a fair figure for farmers, and whether or not it will fully mitigate a global food crunch over the next 100 years.
Four snowmobilers rescued in Robson Valley backcountry

Four snowmobilers rescued in Robson Valley backcountry

Robson Valley Search and Rescue members rescued four snowmobilers from two separate locations on Monday after the sledders spent the night stuck in the backcountry.
Poll gives Christy Clark third-highest approval rating for premiers

Poll gives Christy Clark third-highest approval rating for premiers

Premier Christy Clark has the third highest approval rating among Canada’s provincial leaders, according to a new poll. The Angus Reid Global survey, conducted between Dec. 3 and Dec.
B.C. Hydro’s planned Site C dam threatens critical wildlife: report

B.C. Hydro’s planned Site C dam threatens critical wildlife: report

The Peace River forms a critical part in a conservation puzzle spanning the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the U.S. and is at risk from rampant resource development, including B.C.
Kinder Morgan promises enhanced oil recovery in Gulf Islands

Kinder Morgan promises enhanced oil recovery in Gulf Islands

Environmentalists dispute application, say it misses key issue of sediments binding with, sinking oil
Website for Hannah Day overhauled amid fundraising row

Website for Hannah Day overhauled amid fundraising row

A trust fund and a remodelled website have been set up for four-year-old cancer patient Hannah Day of Langford, following allegations a volunteer might have mishandled funds.