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Agreement To Resume Full Operations At Port Metro Vancouver

Agreement To Resume Full Operations At Port Metro Vancouver

The governments of Canadaand British Columbia and PortMetro Vancouver have reachedagreement with members of theUnited Truckers Associationand Unifor to end the 28-daywork disruption at Port MetroVancouver and resume fulloperations as of ThursdayMarch 27, 2014.The dispute between the truckersand the port largely focusedon issues related to pay, includingrates, unpaid time spent atthe port waiting for cargo, [...]

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper Backs Controversial Incumbent Tory Facing Nomination Battle

Prime Minister Stephen Harper Backs Controversial Incumbent Tory Facing Nomination Battle

OTTAWA – Prime Minister StephenHarper is injecting himself into contestswhere some of his incumbent MPs facenomination battles in advance of the2015 election.Harper has endorsed controversial longtimeMP Rob Anders, who is facing anomination battle in Alberta. Andersrecently had complaints filed against himby former Alberta ProgressiveConservative cabinet minister RonLiepert to Elections Canada and theCanadian Radio-television andTelecommunications Commission(CRTC) [...]

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Racist Tweet From American Rapper Causes Uproar Over Social Media

Racist Tweet From American Rapper Causes Uproar Over Social Media

Joe Budden, an Americanrapper and member of thehip hop groupSlaughterhouse, is receivingsome social media attention,and it’s not because of hismusic.On Friday, Instagram usersposted a photo that cameacross on Budden’sInstagram account depictinga man wearing a turban andstanding in an airport securityline. Budden’s accompanyingcaption read, “Not on mywatch Homeboy!”Many social media usersjoined in the dialogue,expressing their anger [...]

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Alison Redford’s India Trip Cost $11,000 More Than Estimate

Alison Redford’s India Trip Cost $11,000 More Than Estimate

EDMONTON – The bill for AlisonRedford’s final trip as premier of Albertahas come in at $131,000 — and includestaxpayer-funded flights to London for aprivate weekend getaway.Overall costs for the two-week Januarytrip were released Wednesday by theInternational and IntergovernmentalRelations Department. Itemized receiptsare to be posted online next month.The trade mission and networking trip toIndia and Switzerland [...]

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My Tribute To Khushwant Singh

My Tribute To Khushwant Singh

By Promod Puri
LINK COLUMNIST
Perhaps the least revealed aspect ofKhushwant Singh’s colorful and longactive life, which he cited severaltimes but which has been ignored asirrelevant by wordsmiths who wroteabout him including the obituaries,was the fact that in his life he perfectlybalanced his cogitative pursuitswith active physical lifestyle of exercise,sports and walks.Unlike most of the known contemporarythinkers [...]

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Indian Doctor In New York Pleads Guilty To Accepting Bribes

Indian Doctor In New York Pleads Guilty To Accepting Bribes

New York: An Indian-originpaediatrician in the US haspleaded guilty to acceptingbribes in exchange for testreferrals as part of a longrunningscheme operatedby a diagnosticfirm.Surender Gorukanti,46, of Brooklyn, NewYork, admitted beforeUS District JudgeStanley Chesler inNewark federal court toinformation charging him withone count of accepting bribes,Attorney Paul Fishman said.Besides Gorukanti, 24 people,including 14 physicians havepleaded guilty in connectionwith [...]

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Guru Nanak Free Kitchen Plans Bottle Drive During Surrey Nagar Kirtan

Guru Nanak Free Kitchen Plans Bottle Drive During Surrey Nagar Kirtan

On April 19th during the SurreyNagar Kirtan, the Guru NanakFree Kitchen is planning a bottledrive to help raise awarenessabout recycling and to help leavethe streets clean after the nagarkirtan. GNKF is a volunteerbiased organization that is notaffiliated or funded by any religiousinstitutions and/or governmentbodies. Relying solelyon the community for food andother items for their events, [...]

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Jenny Kwan Repays Nearly $35,000 In Trips Charged To Vancouver Charity And Takes An Unpaid Leave Of Absence From Legislature

Jenny Kwan Repays Nearly $35,000 In Trips Charged To Vancouver Charity And Takes An Unpaid Leave Of Absence From Legislature

British Columbia’s NDPOpposition leader says his partyis still figuring out the terms ofcaucus member Jenny Kwan’sunpaid leave from the legislature,prompted by her connectionto an audit of a Vancouverbasednon-profit group, but heis brushing aside questionsabout whether Kwan shouldresign.The Vancouver member of thelegislature made tearful apologiesat a news conference Friday,saying her husband assured herhe’d paid for the [...]

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30 Pilots And Flight Attendants Confess The Best Kept Secrets You Don’t Know About Flying

30 Pilots And Flight Attendants Confess The Best Kept Secrets You Don’t Know About Flying

Reddit, a social news and entertainmentwebsite, is becomingincreasingly popular and is evencalling themselves the self-proclaimed“front page of theinternet.” Created in 2005,Reddit users post links to articlesor information, and otherusers are able to comment,debate and conversate on thetopic.Recently the following questionwas posed on Reddit: Flightattendants, pilots, or engineers,what are some secrets that passengersdon’t know when youride [...]

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Food For Thought After The ALC Core Review

Food For Thought After The ALC Core Review

VICTORIA – As we go aboutour busy lives, we often don’tthink about where our foodcomes from, just that it’s therewhen we need it.British Columbia is home toabout 10% of Canada’s totalnumber of farms: nearly 20,000in all, some big and many small.Three-quarters of B.C. farmsgenerate annual sales of lessthan $50,000.It’s understandable then, whyhalf our farming operators [...]

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