Monday, February 19, 2018

'It is very troubling': microplastics, other pollutants to be focus of studies funded by Ottawa

Microplastics

The federal government announced $2.7 million in funding Monday to study how contaminants like pesticides, anti-sea lice drugs and microplastics impact aquatic life.



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Ballet B.C. brings Verona to Vancouver with new Romeo + Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Combining an old musical score with new choreography, Ballet B.C. will have its world premier of their Romeo + Juliet production on Thursday, Feb. 22.



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Overcapacity forces downtown Vancouver shelter to turn away at least 25 seeking warmth

Union Gospel Mission

Temperatures dipped below –4 C before the wind chill in downtown Vancouver Sunday night.



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'He has a big heart': cross-continent kindness could save Syrian man from blindness

Erbil, Iraq

Florida resident Tom Smith went to great lengths trying to donate money to sponsor a family from Syria. He couldn't find an organization in the United States, so he turned to Canada.



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Concessions granted to Spanish Banks beachgoers after pay parking backlash

Victoria Day at Spanish Banks, Vancouver

The Vancouver Park Board has modified its decision to add pay parking to Spanish Banks Beach after "extensive public feedback," including a petition that garnered more than 1,000 signatures in two days.



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B.C. doctor who returned to her small hometown to practice shares ideas on how to get others to do the same

Dr. Mallory Quinn

A doctor raised in northern B.C. has decided to open a clinic in her hometown of Smithers, B.C. She says the ability to live in the region while she was training was key to her decision to stay.



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In NDP's 1st budget, housing advocates 'finally' get to see what B.C. government will do

Vancouver Housing

What's the best word to describe the talk around the budget the B.C. government will present on Tuesday? Speculative.



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