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(Left) Bollywood director Karan Johar , (centre) B.C. Premier Christy Clark and actor and performer (right) Shiam Davar during the announcement of a Bollywood event to promote the Times of India Film Awards. (FILE PHOTO/24 HOURS)

Government mum on TOIFA benefits

A Freedom of Information Act request released related to Times of India Film Awards held in Vancouver in 2013 reveals little about the business case for the ceremony.

The B.C. government is defending its wood deal with China. (REUTERS)

Wood deal won't export jobs: ministry

The British Columbia Ministry of Forests says a new memorandum of understanding signed with a Chinese province will not mean raw log imports to China will increase.

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has struck a deal with the Canadian government. (REUTERS)

Expats sue over IRS reporting

The federal government insists new legislation that would essentially force banks to hand over information about Unites States citizens to the Internal Revenue Service via the Canada Revenue Agency is constitutionally valid.

Environmentalists want to know what kind of wood will be exported to China. (REUTERS)

Wood deal could export jobs: group

A memorandum of understanding between the British Columbia government and a province in China could be a good thing, but it could also mean jobs will be exported along with lumber, warns an environmental group.

EHS runs the B.C. Ambulance Service (FILE PHOTO)

EHS defends project delays

A British Columbia health service provider says it has good reason for stopping the implementation of a patient record-keeping system after the B.C. wing of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation said it was “ditched” due to glitches.

Comedian Patrick Maliha with Robin Williams in Vancouver. (PHOTO COURTESY PATRICK MALIHA)

Vancouver comics recall legend's surprise gig

The Guinness family built the Lions Gate Bridge, Rudyard Kipling owned property in the city, Errol Flynn died in a West End hotel and Howard Hughes once spent six bizarre months at the Westin Bayshore.

A seal pup at the Vancouver Aquarium. (FILE PHOTO/24 HOURS)

Vancouver Aquarium helps 100th seal pup

The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre says it’s been a busy year and the facility has already admitted its 100th ailing seal pup of the season.

A vigil was held in January to honour Lucia Vega Jimenez's life in front Canada Border Services Agency offices in Vancouver. Jimenez, a Mexican national, was found hanging from a shower stall in the immigration holding centre at the Vancouver airport. FILE PHOTO/24 HOURS

Vancouver memorial fee for rejected refugee called unfair

Organizers of the Latin summer festival in Vancouver feel shut out of city parks after being told they would have to pay a $4,000 fee for a memorial bench honouring an undocumented immigrant who died in custody earlier this year.

Fishermen slam government over Mount Polley

Commercial fishermen in British Columbia say they're fed up with Victoria's handling of the Mount Polley mine catastrophe and are taking aim at the government's regulation of the industry.

Man charged in transit slashing

Transit police say charges have been laid against a New Westminster man related to a stabbing on July 27 near the Edmonds SkyTrain station at 1:40 a.m.

Gitxsan block railways at night

Gitxsan Treaty Society members say they’ve closed their land to railroads between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. as discussions continue after the society issued an eviction notice to sport fishers, railroads and the forestry industry.

Older workers can now get subsidized training services. (FOTOLIA)

Program extended for older workers

The provincial government is hoping an extension takes hold for a program aimed at getting older people back in the workforce.

Two Vancouver pharmacies have been robbed in a week. (FILE PHOTO)

Second Vancouver pharmacy robbed

A pharmacy robbery at Oak Street and 42nd Avenue in Vancouver involved officers firing one shot at a suspect Wednesday.

The City of Vancouver wants this sign removed. (JEREMY NUTTALL)

Vancouver eyes charges as deadline missed

A development at Broadway and Kingsway in Vancouver has been referred for bylaw infraction charges after missing a deadline to remove a large sign advertising condos to be built on the property.

MP Don Davies. (FILE PHOTO)

Mothers occupy Vancouver MP's office

About 20 women and children occupied federal New Democrat Member of Parliament Don Davies’ office Tuesday to protest his party’s recent statements on the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.

Boonstock music festival has been hit by tragedy after a woman died. (FILE PHOTO)

Boonstock sick list hits 80

The weekend’s Boonstock Music Festival in Penticton saw 80 people end up being transferred to hospital, according to the Interior Health Authority.

A woman was seriously injured on Monday. (FILE PHOTO)

Driver sought by Vancouver police

Members of the VPD’s Collision Investigation Unit are searching for the driver of a car that struck and seriously injured a woman shortly after 4 a.m. Monday.

Belugas at the Vancouver Aquarium. (FILE PHOTO/24 HOURS)

Ex-mayors pledge aquarium support

Four former Vancouver mayors have lent their support to the Vancouver Aquarium amid controversy over the facility’s keeping of cetaceans.

Metrotown is a hub for new condos. (FILE PHOTO/24 HOURS)

Burnaby rents out of reach: group

Construction of highrises throughout Burnaby is displacing “average” residents in the city, argues the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.