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Minister of Advanced Education Andrew Wilkinson introduced legislation requiring B.C.'s post-secondary institutions to implement sexual misconduct policies. BC Government photo

B.C. introduces post-sec sexual misconduct policy

The provincial government has introduced legislation that will require schools to develop sexual misconduct policies, as part of a commitment to address sexual violence on the campuses of B.C.’s post- secondary institutions.

Two Langara College instructors have launched a map to document crow attacks. Postmedia Network

New tool tracks crow attacks in Vancouver

Just hours after two Langara College instructors launched an interactive map to document incidents of crows acting aggressively, these were just a few of the reports posted on a new crow attack tracking tool.

George Hoffman is dwarfed by his restored 1911 Rumely. BRIAN HORSTEAD, 24 HOURS

Bringing a beast back to life

A Surrey history buff has restored a massive turn-of-the-century tractor to working condition — using mostly original parts he had to hunt down across Western Canada.

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RCMP guard gets house arrest for gun

A Blind Bay man who worked as a guard for the RCMP has been given a conditional sentence of 60 days, to be served in the community, after he was arrested for having a loaded prohibited handgun.

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Massage college wins appeal

The B.C. Court of Appeal has overturned a Supreme Court decision that ruled a massage therapist accused of sexual misconduct had restrictions unfairly placed on his practice.

Many Gabriola Island residents and government officials are hoping an environmental assessment quashes a proposal for freighter anchorages on the island’s northeast coast. Jo Salkey/Flickr

Don’t park freighters at Gabriola: residents

Gabriola Island residents opposed to five anchorages proposed for the island’s northeast coast are eagerly awaiting the results of an environmental assessment that will determine if the proposal continues to the next stage.