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Adrian Dix rings Toronto Stock Exchange bell for Island's Catalyst Paper

Adrian Dix rings Toronto Stock Exchange bell for Island's Catalyst Paper

[UPDATED] Catalyst Paper officials celebrated the firm’s return to the Toronto Stock Exchange by ringing the bell to open trading this morning. And took along a special guest — Opposition leader Adrian Dix.
Jack Knox: Discouraging news out of Africa for two Islanders

Jack Knox: Discouraging news out of Africa for two Islanders

Two Vancouver Island-Africa stories, two discouraging sequels. The first is the seemingly never-ending immigration drama encountered by Saltspring Island’s Jennifer Lannan. Lannan’s tale has played out in this space for the past couple of years.
Residents shaken at Nanaimo townhouse where man was stabbed to death

Residents shaken at Nanaimo townhouse where man was stabbed to death

NANAIMO — Nanaimo RCMP have laid second-degree murder charges in relation to a homicide Sunday at a Fifth Street townhouse complex. Residents identified the deceased man as former tenant Floyd Travis, 35.
Murder trial told: ‘An innocent boy lost his life because of mistaken identity’

Murder trial told: ‘An innocent boy lost his life because of mistaken identity’

A man accused of fatally stabbing a 15-year-old boy at a bus stop on June 3, 2010, told police he thought the boy was part of a gang that was going to kill or kidnap him, B.C. Supreme Court heard Monday.
Health Ministry sending letters to 38,000 people to advise that privacy protocols were not followed

Health Ministry sending letters to 38,000 people to advise that privacy protocols were not followed

Correct procedures and permissions were not followed when researchers accessed the personal health information of thousands of British Columbians, but the likelihood of inappropriate use of the information is low, B.C.
National chief's illness will delay, but not derail, talks with Harper: Duncan

National chief's illness will delay, but not derail, talks with Harper: Duncan

OTTAWA - A sudden medical leave announced Monday by the head of Canada's largest aboriginal organization will delay — but not derail — pivotal talks between First Nations and Stephen Harper, says Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan.
Harper tells Sri Lanka to reinstate chief justice after 'politicized' dismissal

Harper tells Sri Lanka to reinstate chief justice after 'politicized' dismissal

OTTAWA - Canada appeared to be one step closer to boycotting this year's Commonwealth leaders' summit Monday as Prime Minister Stephen Harper bluntly called on the Sri Lankan government to reinstate the country's fired chief justice.
Long-delayed inquest into Ashley Smith prison death 'best memorial' to teen

Long-delayed inquest into Ashley Smith prison death 'best memorial' to teen

TORONTO - The inquest into the death of a teenager who choked to death while prison guards videotaped the tragedy but did not intervene will serve as a memorial to her, the presiding coroner said Monday. As the long-awaited probe finally opened, Dr.
Social worker testifies about final response in case of Manitoba girl who died

Social worker testifies about final response in case of Manitoba girl who died

WINNIPEG - Three months before little Phoenix Sinclair was beaten to death, social workers had a final chance to intervene.
Golden Globe-winning Toronto composer Mychael Danna in good company at show

Golden Globe-winning Toronto composer Mychael Danna in good company at show

TORONTO - Golden Globe-winning Toronto composer Mychael Danna says he had an "incredible" experience at the awards show Sunday night, hobnobbing with the likes of media mogul Rupert Murdoch and songstress Jennifer Lopez.