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A farmed fish is examined. (FILE PHOTO)

Algae kills 280K farmed fish

The largest salmon farming company in B.C. lost up to 280,000 fish last week to a type of “harmful algae” associated with warm waters known to kill salmon.

Pivot lawyer DJ Larkin represents Oppenheimer Park campers. (JANE DEACON/24 HOURS)

Judge issues Oppenheimer reprieve

Lawyers for homeless campers in Oppenheimer Park will have another week to prepare their case in the fight against a City of Vancouver plan to evict them.

Surrey WiFi hotspot locations have not been announced. (FOTOLIA)

Surrey signs deal for free WiFi

The City of Surrey has signed a 10-year deal with Shaw as part of a plan to provide a free WiFi hotspot at every community centre in the south Fraser municipality.

Workers building a track switch on the new Evergreen Line that TransLink will operate. The project is expected to be completed in 2016. SUBMITTED

Evergreen stations likely crime hubs: report

A significant portion of Port Moody and Coquitlam’s crime can be expected to occur within half a kilometre of the new Evergreen Line SkyTrain stations when completed, according to a Transit Police- commissioned analysis.

Lucia Vega Jimenez. (SUBMITTED)

Vega Jimenez gave fake names: cop

The Transit Police officer who arrested Lucia Vega Jimenez — a Mexican woman who hung herself later in Canada Border Services Agency’s custody — said he made the decision to call border officials because she lied about her name, and because she had an accent.

IntegrityBC is trying to light a fire under Vancouver mayoral candidates. (FILE PHOTO/24 HOURS)

Toronto debates shame Vancouver: watchdog

A proper showdown has yet to happen through a public debate format between the top contenders ahead of Vancouver’s November civic election — and voters should be worried, according to a government watchdog.

Candlelight vigil from earlier this year. (FILE PHOTO)

Mexican national was engaged: friend

The Mexican national whose death is the subject of a coroner’s inquest Monday was in Canada to make money to support her senior mother and younger sister back home — and she had been about to get married prior to her arrest and subsequent suicide death.

Disabled Sailing Association of BC boat on the water. (SUBMITTED)

Dock design blocks disabled sailors

The design of the Jericho Beach Park dock prevents members of the Disabled Sailing Association of BC from using the water for several hundred hours every summer.

Cody Legebokoff. (RCMP PHOTO)

Serial killer wanted Vancouver trial

B.C’s Supreme Court denied a request to move serial killer Cody Legebokoff’s trial from Prince George to Vancouver, according to documents previously held under publication ban.

The ‘Big Lonely Doug’ in Port Renfrew was just recently discovered. TJ WATT PHOTO

Help needed to ID monster trees

The University of B.C. recently took on the task of turning “several bankers’ boxes of paper and physical photos” on the province’s largest trees into a usable online database — and they want the public to add to it.

Natural gas minister Rich Coleman. (FILE PHOTO/24 HOURS)

Minister shakes off Petronas threat

B.C.’s minister of natural gas and the premier say a threat by Petronas to withdraw its liquefied natural gas development in the province could be nothing more than an attempt to set the negotiations agenda.

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