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Researchers are having trouble finding male subjects who exercise. FOTOLIA

B.C. researchers to study elder exercise habits

Researchers out of Vancouver Coastal Health are trying to recruit older men to figure out what would get them outside and active as part of a study to reduce the disparity between male and female exercise habits.

A worker harvests a crop in an Ontario medical marijuana facility. REUTERS

B.C. pot users certified in class-action suit

About 20,000 licensed marijuana users in B.C. are now part of a class-action lawsuit certified this week by the Federal Court of Canada after their names were printed on envelopes referencing medical marijuana.

With MP Fin Donnelly in the lead, a group of selected city dwellers are canoeing up the Fraser River for 25 days to learn about water stewardship. Photo submitted

Vancouver woman promotes water conservation

With strict water restrictions, scorching summer days, and threatened water flows for B.C.’s fish stock — now’s the time to reach out to local residents about reducing domestic water usage, according to one Vancouver resident.

Pride fans will be able to enjoy their beer without ugly fencing this year. FOTOLIA

Vancouver Pride ditches fencing for beer garden

The fenced-in beer gardens associated with Pride Week’s Davie Street block party will be taken down this year — allowing liquor to be carried throughout the entire three-block area during this weekend’s celebrations.

Satinder Paul Singh Dhillon was sentenced earlier this month to 30 days jail time for continuing his refusal to take down blog posts from March and April 2010. FOTOLIA

B.C. man jailed for refusing to halt blog

A local financial advisor has been sentenced to jail for refusing to take down blog posts that the B.C. Supreme Court said were “disparaging or defamatory” about the KPMG international auditing firm, and that suggested several judges had “improperly aligned themselves” with the company.

Surrey says trigger lights speed up response times for emergency vehicles. FILE PHOTO

Surrey aims to boost response times with lights

Surrey City Hall is planning to budget nearly $1 million to add “pre-emption” traffic light technology to nearly every intersection in the city — the wireless devices allow emergency workers to trigger traffic lights to change when they need to pass in a hurry.

BC Liberals officially won't be marching in this year's Vancouver Pride Parade. File photo

BC Liberals won’t sign trans pledge

The BC Liberals won’t be seen waving the rainbow flag in this year’s Vancouver Pride Parade because it refuses to sign the Trans Equality Now pledge, as the party maintains that transgender rights are already protected.