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Cancer Survivor Robert Conconi Donates $1.4-Million House To Research Agency

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 1:42 AM

A B.C. businessman is so grateful for the care he received while being treated for cancer that he’s donated a $1.4-million oceanfront home to the B.C. Cancer Foundation.

Robert Conconi and his wife Diane spent almost three years building the house on Pender Island with lumber felled from the 4.38-acre...

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Baby Led Weaning Is Why My Kids Are Great Eaters

(2) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 1:20 PM

A friend joked that all the photos he sees of my kids are of them eating. I can't help it; I get excited when my boys (ages four and one) try new foods for the first time.

Harrison's first bites of everything from broccoli and papaya to chicken feet...

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Co-op Housing In Vancouver Is The Affordable Option You Didn't Know About

(23) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 7:07 PM

For all the attention on Vancouver as one of the most expensive places to live on the face of the Earth, it's actually possible to rent a bright, one-bedroom apartment in a modern downtown building for around $750 — as long as you're not a grumpy loner.

To...

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Gino Odjick's Underdog Story Needs A Miracle Ending

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 8:12 PM

My favourite movies tend to involve underdog athletes. It's hard to resist stories that chronicle struggle, persistence, and ultimately physical and/or spiritual triumph.

The best ones are based on real life, because no one can invent these "against all odds" tales: Michael Oher's rise from the homeless son of...

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What B.C. Public School Classrooms Look Like Without Stuff Bought By Teachers

(209) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 6:32 PM

Teachers in B.C. public schools have started taking home materials from their classrooms in anticipation of a full-scale strike on Tuesday.

It's no secret that a lot of classroom material — from books to supplies to decorations — is purchased by parent advisory committee (PAC) funds, as well...

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RCMP Shootings Remind Us Officers Are Very, Very Human

(36) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 9:31 PM

I can recite their names: Peter Schiemann, Brock Myrol, Leo Johnston, and Anthony Gordon. After more than a decade covering countless news stories, their names are still etched in my mind.

The four constables were gunned down at a rural property in Mayerthorpe, Alta. in 2005, in what...

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Chinese Investors In B.C. Expanding To Recreational Purchases

(19) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 4:14 PM

Chinese investors in B.C. are expanding their interests to recreational properties with some recent big transactions.

Buyers from mainland China closed a deal last week for Fox Island — 43-acres on the southern B.C. coast — for $2.5 million. Meanwhile, Fairmeade Farm, a 156-acre equestrian centre in Langley, sold...

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Stalking Trevor Linden Made Me A Better Journalist

(1) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 6:55 PM

Everyone has a bar story. You know, the yarn your friends goad you into telling again and again because it never fails to entertain. For me, it's the tale of how I used to stalk former Vancouver Canucks captain Trevor Linden.

I suppose it began in high school. My godfather...

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Tiny House On Wheels Has All The Comforts Of Home

(25) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 6:03 PM

A B.C. landscaper has found a way to avoid a big mortgage and still live in the house of her dreams: she built it herself.

All 130 sq. ft. of it.

Kayla Feenstra, 30, is putting the finishing touches to her tiny house in Abbotsford, a city not far...

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34 Signs You Grew Up In Vancouver In The '80s

(10) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 12:11 PM

Vancouver may now be a sophisticated city of soaring glass towers with sushi restaurants on every corner, but let's not forget there was a simpler time. A time when SeaBuses were orange, Science World wasn’t a world yet, and something called Expo 86 defined the city.

If you grew...

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Tieja MacLaughlin, Canadian Reporter, Charged With Felony Harassment

(10) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 5:06 PM

Tieja MacLaughlin, the B.C. reporter who was arrested for allegedly threatening her hockey player boyfriend, has been formally charged with felony harassment domestic violence.

The Benton County prosecutor's office in Washington state confirmed the charge to The Huffington Post B.C. on Thursday. Bail has been set...

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Tieja MacLaughlin, B.C. Reporter, Denied Threatening Boyfriend

(1) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 12:41 PM

Tieja MacLaughlin, the B.C. reporter who was arrested in the U.S. for allegedly threatening her boyfriend, denied telling him that he would be "dead by the end of the night," according to court documents.

MacLaughlin, 25, drove more than 500 kilometres from Kelowna, B.C. to Kennewick, Wash. over...

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Facebook Fundraisers For Erica Macklin's Family Bring Strangers Together

(2) Comments | Posted November 20, 2013 | 1:22 PM

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Strangers on Facebook are coming together to raise money for Erica Macklin and her four children, after Paul Macklin (far left) died after a workplace accident.

Members of a private Facebook auction group in Richmond, B.C. were shocked to see a death announcement last...

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Tad Milmine, Gay RCMP Officer, Fights Bullying

(13) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 12:48 PM

A B.C. RCMP officer who was bullied to the point of feeling suicidal as a child has turned those experiences into a realistic and popular presentation to high school students across the country.

Const. Tad Milmine, 38, has spoken in front of more than 15,000 students since he...

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Cody Green Dances With Stars At Oscars

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 5:27 PM

catherine zeta jonesB.C.-raised dancer Cody Green, left, dances with actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, centre, during the Oscars Sunday in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Getting very close and personal with Catherine Zeta-Jones, and sliding across the stage next to host Seth MacFarlane during the Oscars was just another night's...

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Elisa Lam Autopsy Yet To Determine Cause Of Death

(71) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 4:45 PM

An autopsy has not yet been able to determine the cause of death for Elisa Lam, a Vancouver woman whose body was found in a hotel rooftop water tank in Los Angeles.

Lam, 21, was last seen in the lobby of the Cecil Hotel on Jan....

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Mixed Race Blood, Bone Marrow Donors Needed To Save Gen Y Lives

(37) Comments | Posted January 31, 2013 | 4:02 AM

One of Lourdess Sumners’ most vivid memories of her childhood battle with cancer was pining for real food while hooked up to a feeding tube and watching The Food Channel on TV.

"It was horrible. I hated it," recalls the now 14-year-old from her home in Duncan, B.C. "That would...

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Speeder Blames Baby In Abbotsford, BC

(9) Comments | Posted January 29, 2013 | 1:30 PM

Police in B.C. were astounded to hear a woman blame her baby for why she was driving 130 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.

An Abbotsford police officer spotted the white BMW on Monday afternoon and tried to use flashing lights and sirens to get it to stop. The BMW...

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BC Auditor General Term To Be Changed

(7) Comments | Posted January 16, 2013 | 12:34 PM

More than a week after criticism over the non-renewal of the outspoken B.C. auditor general, the premier announced that legislation will be introduced to change the selection process.

Calling the process "profoundly flawed," Clark said her government will ask to extend the auditor general's term from the current six years...

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Ujjal Dosanjh Tweets About India Gang Rape

(64) Comments | Posted January 5, 2013 | 4:07 PM

Former B.C. premier and MP Ujjal Dosanjh sent a bold tweet in light of publicity over a gang rape in India and others like it, saying that if men are unable to control their penises, they should "have them removed."

His Twitter remark on Friday is to reaction to high-profile...

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