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The provincial government has reported that all is well after a 4.3 magnitude earthquake gave people a bit of shock when it struck at 11:39 p.m. on December 29.

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The provincial government has reported that all is well after a 4.3 magnitude earthquake gave people a bit of shock when it struck on December 29.
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One of the most important reports submitted to the National Energy Board’s review of Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion has been denied, according to a biologist with one of the hearing’s intervenors.
One of the most important reports submitted to the National Energy Board’s review of Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion has been denied.
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After living in sanctuary in Langley’s Walnut Grove Lutheran Church for more than two years to avoid arrest and deportation by the CBSA, Jose Figueroa learned on Monday that he has been granted a rare exemption to remain in Canada.

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After living in sanctuary in Langley’s Walnut Grove Lutheran Church for more than two years to avoid arrest and deportation by the CBSA, Jose Figueroa learned on Monday that he has been granted a rare exemption to remain in Canada. John McCallum, the new Liberal Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, granted Figueroa an exemption based on “humanitarian and compassionate considerations”, according to a December 21 letter sent to him by...
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Everyone chill, #TheForceAwakens  does not suck!

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Sure, you can nitpick, but J.J. Abrams's reboot basically gets it right.
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Sean Ramsay, who works for the Lookout Society, says he was detained for four hours on October 2 and released with no charges. This came after an arrest that he says was made because he protested when city workers impounded his bicycle, which he had locked to a parking meter.

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A Downtown Eastside support worker says he suffered nerve damage while handcuffed and held in police custody after he got caught in a “street sweep” of the Downtown Eastside.
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Last night, commissioners elected the NPA's Sarah Kirby-Yung to replace her NPA colleague, John Coupar, as the chair of the Vancouver Park Board for the coming year.

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One of her NPA colleagues, Erin Shum, has become the new vice chair.
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Bill Cosby charged with sexual assault in Pennsylvania

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An arrest warrant has been issued for the former sitcom star.
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Vancouver police issue warning after multiple drug overdoses in December
The Vancouver Police Department has put out a warning to the community after a series of drug overdoses leading to hospitalizations and deaths.
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This is the time of year when media outlets review the biggest news stories of the year.

Expect to hear a whole lot about Donald Trump, terrorist attacks in Paris and California, and the collapse of the Canadian dollar. In Vancouver, the focus will be on higher real-estate prices.

But it wasn't all bleak. Here are five stories that might cheer you up.
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Even if you aren’t an expert baker, the pros offer advice on how to make some of the most festive gifts for Christmas.

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Even if you aren’t an expert baker, the pros offer advice on how to make some of the most festive gifts for Christmas.
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Mayor Gregor Robertson has added his voice to the already loud chorus calling for the removal of the Trump name from one of Vancouver’s newest and tallest skyscrapers.

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Mayor Gregor Robertson has added his voice to the already loud chorus calling for the removal of the Trump name from one of Vancouver’s newest and tallest skyscrapers.
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Whistler Film Festival 2015: Robert Carlyle talks about Trainspotting, James Bond, and Hitler
The original cast of Trainspotting is reuniting for the sequel to Danny Boyle's 1996 hit film, and that includes Scottish actor Robert Carlyle.
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