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New Poll Results Released: Canadian Cancer Society calls on BC government to protect youth by restricting indoor tanning for those under 18

With a new poll showing strong public support for regulations which would prohibit youth under 18 from using indoor tanning equipment, the Canadian Cancer Society is calling on the BC government to introduce legislation as soon as possible in order to protect the health of BC’s youth.  “The BC government has the ability to ...

BRAZIL: Murder of indigenous child provokes reaction

This post is part of our special coverage Indigenous Rights. The murder of an eight year old child from the Awa-Gwajá indigenous community, allegedly burnt alive [pt] by loggers in the state of Maranhão, Brazil, has caused outrage throughout the Internet, as well as disbelief by many in the face of such cruelty. The Indigenous...

US government expands definition of rape to include men

On Friday, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) expanded its long-standing definition of rape to include men, and the rape of any gender by lack of consent — as opposed to physical coercion. The revised definition should ensure all rapes are recorded in crime statistics. Valerie Jarrett, a White House...

Ministry stats show cellphone law saves lives

The law targeting drivers using cell phones appears to be working says a provincial government news release.The new law “is estimated to have saved 16 lives and brought about a 12-per-cent reduction in the number of serious injuries,” the Solicitor General’s Ministry.Changes to the Motor Vehicle Act came into affect in Feb....

Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace offers community mediation services

Mediation is the art of resolving conflict through peaceful means; through reflection on one’s own thoughts, values and feelings toward conflict, as well as relationships with others involved in the conflict.If this sounds like a useful practice for your life, be sure to take advantage of the new Mediation Services Program ...

Housing continues to play a key role in economy

 Housing-related spending accounts for more than 20 per cent of Canada’s gross domestic product, contributing about $330 billion to the Canadian economy in 2010 — up 7.1 per cent from $308 billion in 2009. This and other key findings are in the ninth annual Canadian Housing Observer, released today by Canada Mortgage and...

Mushing passion shared by Rail Trail 200 directors

If you go out for a walk along the TransCanada Trail in Greenwood you may just be surprised by the call "Go Haw!"   If you should hear that call, you may want to stand to the side while Terri Meyer and her dog team race on by.   Meyer, a Greenwood resident and director for the Boundary's own annual Rail Trail 200 Dog Sled...

Suspect arrested in Los Angeles arson rampage case

In the Los Angeles, US arson spree, where more than 50 attacks occurred in four days, local police arrested a German national Monday. The suspect, reportedly 24-year-old Harry Burkhart, was stopped in the vicinity of West Hollywood due to the appearance of his van, matching a description law enforcement authorities issued...

Cross-border deal's grave threats to Canadian food security

The following is the third installment of a three part investigation by Nelle Maxey into the wide-ranging environmental and socio-political implications for Canada of the recently signed US-Canada cross border security deal and ancillary agreements related to the Regulatory Cooperation Commission. Read part 1 and part 2 here....

Province increases homeowner grants threshold

British Columbians who own homes worth up to $1.285 million may be eligible to receive the entire homeowners’ grant this year, after the Province raised the threshold to accommodate rising property values. BC Assessment estimates the value of all homes based on their market value on July 1 each year. The Province then reviews...