September 18, 2014
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B.C. Teachers' Strike 2014: At What Cost?

Paper Bill David Sacks via Getty Images

These past three months have been an exercise in spinning plates, deciding what bills must be paid now and which can sit for a month; making those excruciatingly embarrassing phone calls to utility companies to ask for extensions, explaining our circumstances and hoping for an understanding and lenient person on the other end of the phone. I can't help but shake my head, because shouldn't teachers with their professional training be able to make ends meet better than this?

Missing B.C. Teen Found Dead In 'Suspicious' Case

Serena Vermeersch
RCMP

Outgoing Surrey Mayor Wants To Join Harper's Team

Dianne Watts
City of Surrey

Enterovirus Cases Confirmed In B.C.

Respiratory Virus
Cyrus McCrimmon via Getty Images

Union Head Urges Teachers To Endorse Agreement

Jim Iker
CP

Security Guard Killed On Burnaby Set Of Spielberg TV Show

Falling Skies
TNT

How A Rookie Police Officer Caught B.C. Serial Killer

Cody Legebokoff
RCMP

Veteran Mediator Elevated To Hero Status In B.C.

Vince Ready
CP

UPDATED
B.C. Teachers' Dispute Spins Into Boycott Of Businesses

Bc Teachers Strike
BCTF/Twitter

Former Fugitive 'Bushman' Runs For Mayor Of Williams Lake

John Bjornstrom
Facebook

WestJet Now Charging For First Checked Bag

Westjet Cancellations
Getty

Is Mother Nature Trying To Say Something About Teachers' Strike?

Bc Teachers Strike
YouTube

Mayoral Candidate Proposes Fee For Empty Vancouver Properties

Vancouver Condo Lights Out
RonTech2000 via Getty Images

Randy Bachman Is Not Happy Stephen Harper Used His Music

Randy Bachman Harper Front
CP/Getty

'Lethal Weapon' Actor Becomes Canadian Union Member In Vancouver

Danny Glover
Paras Griffin via Getty Images

B.C. Pimp Who Lured At-Risk Girls Convicted

Reza Moazami
Felicity Don/CP

Major B.C. LNG Projects Lobbying For Tax Break: Report

Lng

Fireball Streaks Across Vancouver Skies And Beyond (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Meteor Vancouver
_missbrandy_/Instagram

B.C. Gold, Copper Mine Rejection Will Be Fought In Court

Taseko Mines
CP

Hiker Falls To His Death Climbing Glacier Near Squamish

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How B.C. Government Treats Teachers Is 'Deplorable': Raffi

Empty Classroom
Getty

Activists Block Kinder Morgan Business To Honour Cut Trees

Kinder Morgan
CP

Amanda Todd Suspect May Have Dozens More Victims

Amanda Todd

Mom Who Killed Her Babies Apologizes In Court

Sarah Leung Vancouver Trial Baby
CP

Iconic Vancouver Tree Set On Fire Twice In Same Night

Ontario Teachers Donate $100,000 To Striking B.C. Counterparts

Bc Teachers
Carol Topalian

Mountie Said He Should Have Stopped Jail Sex, Trial Hears

Video Camera

B.C. Serial Killer Victim's Families Speak Out

Cynthia Maas
Handout

► RCMP Stakeout Follows Stolen Cars In Surrey

Surrey Stolen Cars
Screen grab

WATCH: Vancouver Poet Takes On Internet Trolls With Words Of Fire

9 Stereotypes About Canadians We're Tired Of Hearing

Untrue Canadian Stereotypes
Christian Petersen via Getty Images

Chavril No More?

Chavril
Twitter

Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes Welcome Baby!

Ryan Gosling Eva Medes Baby Girl
Sonia Recchia via Getty Images

32 Of The Most Stunning Submissions In World Photography Awards

World

PARENTDISH
8 Things Parents Should Know About Enterovirus D-68

Child Respiratory Disease
elsauria via Getty Images

Why 91-Year-Old B.C. Actress Is More Fiery Than Her Hot Sauce Ads

Franks Redhot
Frank's RedHot/Facebook

5 Foods A Nutritionist Won't Eat

Frozen Yogurt
foodandstyle via Getty Images

Drew Barrymore's Drastic New Look

Drew Barrymore
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What's The Point Of 'Naked' Uniform??

Team Uniforms
Moreno Breda/Twitter

Bill Murray Turns Up At Birthday Party, Shows Off Sick Dance Moves

Bill Murray
Brett McKee via Facebook

► Kanye Stops Concert Because Fan In Wheelchair Won't Stand Up

Kanye West
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Check Out Awesome $1-Million Richmond Playground

Richmond Bc Playground
City of Richmond

Northern Lights Fizzle Out Before Vancouver

Sfu Burnaby Mountain
omega_point/Imgur

Paris Hilton's $13,000 Pooch Is From Alberta

Paris Hilton Dog
Paris Hilton/Instagram

'Orange Is The New Black' Writer Divorces Her Husband, Starts Dating Actress

Oitnb
Lauren Morelli

WATCH: Baby Bear Dances On B.C. Golf Course

Gorgeous Victoria Penthouse Includes CAR ELEVATOR

Victoria Penthouse
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