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Some have no incentive to clean

Rental houses part of cycle of dependence

Early session will focus on economy

Liberals to rework anti-deficit law as MLAs return to legislature today

Housing issue muddied by neglect

The mess and uncleanliness on some reserves is often observed -- but seldom discussed

Public backs education spending: poll

A recent poll shows more than 85 per cent of British Columbians believe education spending should be a key part of the economic stimulus in the upcoming provincial budget, says a coalition whose members include students, teachers and a civil service

Woman loses battle to cut trees

The tree is non-native cedar, poorly sited and too big. Its branches constantly run afoul of power lines and its sticky drips mess up neighborhood cars and kill grass.

Get ready for newest Olympic sport: the leap of faith

Hey, know what Thursday is? It's the day the Olympic countdown begins in earnest, exactly one year from the opening of the 2010 Winter Games. I can't wait. Can't wait to show B.C. to the world. Can't wait for the pageantry.

It's not all fun for gamers

Fans attending GottaCon event are a little obsessive about their hobby

Island traffic fatalities drop

Traffic fatalities on Vancouver Island dropped last year, say police. The number of deaths on Island roads fell from 54 in 2007 to 46 in 2008, said Cpl. Darren Lagan, spokesman for Island District RCMP in Victoria.

Exemption sought for historic tobacco shop that's running afoul of B.C. sign law

Historic downtown tobacconist runs afoul of B.C. signage laws

Esthetics tool stolen

A late-night break-in at a Colwood business yielded a $170,000 piece of skin-treatment equipment.
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