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British Columbia rejects tar sands oil pipeline expansion

June 4, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Efforts to expand production from the Alberta tar sands suffered a significant setback when the provincial government of British Columbia rejected a pipeline project because of environmental shortcomings. Continue Reading

Mutilated cats, many cut in half, found in British Columbia city, SPCA says

March 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The SPCA in British Columbia is asking for public to find out who is behind “a disturbing series” of incidents in which 15 cats have been found mutilated in the Maple Ridge area. Continue Reading

F4 ex-British Columbia attorneys general: Legalize marijuana

February 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Four former British Columbia attorneys general are calling for the legalization of marijuana, saying the current ban on pot is only fuelling gang violence and clogging the courts, but they’re not getting any support from the province’s current premier.
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Facebook says sorry after removing B.C. woman breastfeeding photos

January 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Emma Kwasnica, 33, said since she joined Facebook in 2008, nearly 30 of her breastfeeding photos have been taken down and her account has been temporarily frozen in four separate incidents. Continue Reading

GREY CUP: B.C. Lions new CFL champs after topping Winnipeg Blue Bombers

November 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The victory, before an ear-piercing B.C. Place Stadium sellout of 54,313, capped a stunning turnaround for the Lions, who opened the season 0-5. B.C. became the first CFL team to win a championship after losing its opening five regular-season games. Continue Reading

40 YEARS LATER: Sleuth believes 1971 hijacker ‘D.B. Cooper’ stashed cash in Vancouver bank

November 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Galen Cook is convinced the outlaw stashed some of his cash in banks in the city in the days after the hijacker jumped out the rear stairs of a 727 jet with nothing but the money and two parachutes. And the outlaw’s son agrees with him. And the son of “D.B. Cooper” agrees with Cook.

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Canucks slip past Wild in OT 3-2

October 23, 2011 in WDAY

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Given another chance to unleash one of the league’s hardest shots, Sami Salo didn’t miss. Continue Reading

Bigfoots by the dozens? Alberta wilderness guide says beastly troops likely in Canadian Rockies

September 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A wilderness and ecology guide believes Bigfoots by the dozen could be roaming the wilderness of southern Alberta and parts of British Columbia. Continue Reading

Public funeral planned for mom of Canadian inspiration Terry Fox

June 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Betty Fox’s second-eldest son, Terry, was a cancer survivor who vowed to raise money for research by running across Canada in 1980, but his Marathon of Hope ended when his cancer returned and he died June 28, 1981. Continue Reading

VANCOUVER: Violence, vandalism follow Stanley Cup loss

June 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Angry, drunken fans ran wild Wednesday night after the Vancouver Canucks’ 4-0 loss to Boston in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, setting cars and garbage cans ablaze, smashing windows, showering giant TV screens with beer bottles and dancing atop overturned vehicles. Continue Reading