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Alberta tightens laws against drunk driving

Alberta drivers, who already face stiffer administrative penalties for drunk driving, can now also get hit with longer licence suspensions for driving close to the legal limit.

Migrant ship moved from Nanaimo

A derelict ship used to carry Tamil migrants to Canada two years ago has been removed from Nanaimo harbour. The boarding and seizure of the MV Sun Sea by RCMP on Aug.

Good neighbours: Grannies' Island cycling trek from Campbell River to Victoria to aid Africa

Members of "granny groups" from all over Vancouver Island are once again joining forces to help their counterparts half a world away.
'Ale to the Chief'

'Ale to the Chief'

White House reveals beer recipe, aims for political buzz

Retired legislature clerk's deal defended as 'good value'

George MacMinn defends $480,000 contract, but MLAs want it scrapped

Fresh start for Island rocker


50 years on, thalidomide firm makes first apology

The German manufacturer of a notorious drug that caused thousands of babies to be born with shortened arms and legs, or no limbs at all, issued its first ever apology Friday - 50 years after pulling the drug off the market.

Safe haven sought for gay, lesbian retirees

A grad student wants to try to give gay and lesbian retirees in British Columbia a comfortable place to spend their golden years. Alex Sangha is trying to raise $25,000 for a feasibility study for a retirement home catering to the gay community.
Band takes stand against pipeline with canoe protest

Band takes stand against pipeline with canoe protest

When a geyser spewed black oil across a Vancouver-area neighbourhood in 2007, the result of a punctured pipeline, members of the Tsleil-Waututh were among those working to clean up the Burrard Inlet shoreline.

Legionnaires' toll reaches 10

An outbreak of legionnaires' disease in Quebec City has claimed its 10th victim. Public health officials say there have now been 165 cases since the outbreak began in mid-July. The source is thought to be the cooling systems of two building towers.
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