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A visitor at the Vancouver Aquarium. (FILE PHOTO/QMI AGENCY)

NPA backs keeping cetaceans

The Vancouver Non-Partisan Association’s mayoral candidate has come out against the incumbent mayor’s position on cetacean captivity.

Sui Yin Ma was one of Charles Kembo's victims. (SUBMITTED)

B.C. killer loses appeal

Charles Kembo, who was convicted in 2010 of four counts of first-degree murder for killing his wife, step-daughter and two others has lost his court appeal.

Teck Resources is being sued by a regional district in B.C.'s interior. (FILE PHOTO)

Contamination leads to Vancouver lawsuit

The Regional District of Central Kootenay is suing a Vancouver company for clean-up costs it alleges were a result of contaminated mining materials being dumped at a pond and left there for years.

The Mr. Big technique is unpopular with civil liberties groups. (FILE PHOTO/QMI AGENCY)

VPD weighs impact of Mr. Big ruling

Vancouver police and the RCMP say they’re reviewing their tactics after the Supreme Court of Canada dealt a setback Thursday to a scenario known as “Mr. Big” — what Mounties officially call the “Major Crime Technique.”

Finance Minister Mike de Jong. FILE PHOTO

B.C. parents to get strike pay

If the teachers’ strike carries on until September, B.C.’s Ministry of Finance says it will pay parents $40 per day of strike action for every child under 13 years old in public schools.

Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner has issued a decision about a Vancouver police officer. (FILE PHOTO)

Vancouver cop lied: commissioner

A Vancouver police officer lied about a suspect ramming his vehicle and gave chase despite a superior’s orders not to, according to a complaints commissioner decision.

Researchers at UBC are trying to figure out how to use bamboo in local construction. Martin Dee photo

Bamboo housing touted by UBC

University of B.C. researchers are working nationally and internationally on a better construction material — bamboo to promote sustainable development and hopefully meet future building needs.

People pay for SkyTrain tickets. (FILE PHOTO/24 HOURS)

Ridership drops for TransLink

Despite finishing the first quarter in the black, TransLink’s ridership for 2014 is estimated to have sunk 2.9% lower than last year.

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.

B.C. pig farmers are finding they can't compete with lower-priced imports. (REUTERS)

Imports hammering B.C. pork

B.C.’s pork industry is suffering a steady decline in production because few people are paying the higher prices of buying local, according to a director with the B.C. Pork Producers Association.

Premier Christy Clark made a statement Monday supporting Israel. (FILE PHOTO/24 HOURS)

B.C. premier criticized for Israel support

B.C. Premier Christy Clark has waded into one of the most controversial issues on the planet — openly supporting Israel after three weeks of heightened violence in the region this summer.

New Westminster police are taking a closer look at trucks on local streets. (FILE PHOTO/24 HOURS)

New West cracks down on trucks

As the Royal City mulls its response to TransLink’s rejection of a proposal to remove trucks from several city roads, the municipality has launched a dedicated truck-enforcement unit to crack down on violators.

Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts is not running for re-election. (FILE PHOTO)

Race tight to replace Surrey mayor: poll

A new Insights West poll suggests the potential support for declared Surrey mayoral candidates Doug McCallum and Linda Hepner is at a similar level among residents — with McCallum receiving a higher level of familiarity.

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