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  • Pot pastor refuses to tear down Church of the Holy Smoke tents in White Rock, B.C.

    07/27/2015 1:10:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    CBC ^ | Jul 27, 201
    Robin Douglas says up to 10 people attend his cannabis-centred servicesThe self-proclaimed pastor of the Church of the Holy Smoke in White Rock, B.C., is refusing to tear down the tents where he conducts cannabis-centred services. The City of White Rock ordered the tents, erected in the backyard of a beachfront property in the city, to be removed citing bylaw contraventions, but Robin Douglas says that's just a smokescreen. "The only thing that the city is getting mad about is that we're a religious organization that uses cannabis as a sacrament and they want us gone," he told CBC News....
  • Vancouver Water Shortage Prompts Drought-Shaming

    07/27/2015 1:06:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Monday, Jul. 27, 2015
    If all else fails, there’s always drought shaming. After the Metro Vancouver area issued Stage 3 water restrictions last week, perturbed residents have turned to social media to publicly shame local water wasters. It’s the first time the area has imposed the Stage 3 restrictions since 2003, which limits people to watering flowers, vegetables and trees by hand – no sprinklers or hoses. Reservoirs levels have already dropped to 69 per cent in the region – lows that don’t usually come until August. Bylaw officers have received neighbour complaints and are issuing written warnings and $250 fines for offenders, but...
  • FEMA is planning for an earthquake that would devastate the Pacific Northwest, killing...

    07/15/2015 4:47:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 130 replies
    <p>To the north of California's famous San Andreas fault is a less known, but possibly more deadly, fault line. The Cascadia subduction zone runs some 700 miles from northern California to Vancouver.</p> <p>In a deeply reported article for The New Yorker, Kathryn Schulz tells the tale of how this fault lies dormant for periods of 243 years, on average, before unleashing monstrous tremors. The Pacific Northwest is 72 years overdue for the next quake, which is expected to be between 8.0 and 9.2 in magnitude.</p>
  • Scientists link ancient remains with living Canadian woman

    07/09/2013 5:36:49 AM PDT · by Renfield · 13 replies
    Terra Daily ^ | 7-6-2013
    Scientists say they have established a genetic link between three North American women, one who died 5,000 years ago, one 2,500 years ago and one living. The evidence shows the living woman, a Tsimshian from the Metlakatla First Nation in British Columbia, is descended from the women who died centuries ago or from one of their close female relatives, PostMedia News reported. All three had the same mitogenome or mitochondrial DNA, which is passed from mother to child. The research conducted by Canadian and U.S. scientists was published this week in PLoS ONE, one of the journals produced by the...
  • Oh, Canada: British Columbia may be removing gender from birth certificates

    05/31/2015 4:51:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/31/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Sometimes there just aren’t any words…Fortunately this story is developing in Canada and not in the United States, at least for now. Katherine Timpf at National Review Online brings us a story of social justice or LGBT rights or… I have no idea what this is to be honest. But the elected representatives of the good people in British Columbia have apparently heard the plaintive cries of the oppressed and are set to consider removing gender classifications from birth certificates. No… really. The Human Rights Tribunal in British Columbia will consider completely eliminating gender designations from birth certificates in...
  • Canada: Man Killed by Bear in British Columbia

    05/16/2015 1:05:46 PM PDT · by marktwain · 40 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Picture from From facebook.com/wardho Ward and Jami   A young Canadian was killed in what appears to be a predatory black bear attack in British Columbia, near Mckenzie, Canada.  From vancouverson.com: O'Connor slept outdoors Saturday night while his fiancée slept in their motorhome. After O'Connor's fiancée woke up Sunday she exited the motorhome, realized something was wrong and went to get help, said McLintock, in a news release. When RCMP and conservation officers arrived, they shot and killed one lone wolf and one male black bear that was about 300 pounds in weight.   300 pound black bear in...
  • Oops: Bill Clinton 'Mistakenly' Misreports Taxable Income as Tax-Free Donations

    05/02/2015 6:37:35 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 1, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Once again, mistakes -- passive voice -- were made: Clinton Foundation mistakenly listed payments to Bill from Chinese developer & US-Islamic Conference as donations. http://t.co/UNAP89ipu9 — Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) April 30, 2015 The foundation has also come under scrutiny for failing to clear all foreign government donations through an agreed-upon State Department vetting process when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, and for failing to identify foreign government donations on tax returns. Fact-checkers this week challenged the foundation’s claims that it’s barred by Canadian privacy laws from revealing the names of more than 1,000 mostly foreign donors to a...
  • Super Dave grounded due to noise complaints

    04/22/2015 4:13:19 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    Chilliwack Progress ^ | April 22, 2015 | Jennifer Feinberg
    The roar of Super Dave Mathieson's aerobatic aircraft has been grounded over noise complaints. The full-time air show pilot, who made Chilliwack his home base a few years ago, received notification from Transport Canada earlier this month that he could no longer perform the aerobatics under 2000 feet at Chilliwack Airport, citing proximity to "noise sensitive or livestock" areas.
  • Amazon.com moves drone testing to secret Canadian location after U.S. too slow granting permits

    03/30/2015 9:23:41 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 19 replies
    National Post ^ | March 30, 2015 | Tristin Hopper
    VANCOUVER – Spurned by U.S. regulators, Amazon.com has turned to the one country where flying delivery robots are still welcome: Canada. On Monday, the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper revealed that the online retail giant is testing its latest prototypes for package-carrying drones at a top-secret site in British Columbia. “We are rapidly experimenting and iterating on Amazon Prime Air … including outdoors at a rural test site in Canada,” wrote Amazon spokesperson Kristen Kish in an email to the National Post. --- Located a mere 600 metres from the U.S. border, the Canadian testing grounds fulfill a lingering threat by Amazon...
  • Military unit blows WWII-era Japanese balloon bomb to ’smithereens’

    01/20/2015 2:27:36 PM PST · by Theoria · 33 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | 10 Oct 2014 | The Canadian Press
    Seven decades after thousands of “balloon bombs” were let loose by the Imperial Japanese Army to wreak havoc on their enemies across the Pacific, two forestry workers found one half-buried in the mountains of eastern British Columbia. A navy bomb disposal team was called and arrived at the site Friday in the Monashee Mountains near Lumby, B.C. “They confirmed without a doubt that it is a Japanese balloon bomb,” said RCMP Cpl. Henry Proce. “This thing has been in the dirt for 70 years .... There was still some metal debris in the area (but) nothing left of the balloon...
  • Iceman's DNA Linked To Coastal Aboriginals (Canada)

    04/26/2008 7:01:25 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 879+ views
    Leader - Post ^ | 4-26-2008 | Judith Lavoie
    Iceman's DNA linked to coastal aboriginals Judith Lavoie, Canwest News Service; Victoria Times Colonist Published: Saturday, April 26, 2008 VICTORIA -- Sisters Sheila Clark and Pearl Callaghan held hands and blinked back tears Friday as they talked about their ancestor Kwaday Dan Ts'inchi, better known as Long Ago Person Found, a young aboriginal man whose frozen body was discovered nine years ago at the foot of a melting glacier in Northern B.C. Three hunters found the body in 1999 in Tatshenshini-Alsek Park, part of the traditional territory of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations. And earlier this month, 17 aboriginal...
  • Scientists Tantalize With 'Iceman' Findings (Canada)

    04/04/2008 7:56:26 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 200+ views
    The Vancouver Sun ^ | 4-4-2008 | Darah Hansen
    Scientists tantalize with 'iceman' findings Darah Hansen, Vancouver Sun Published: Friday, April 04, 2008 Scientists from around the world who have been studying the centuries-old human remains that melted out of a glacier in northwestern British Columbia in 1999 will gather for the first time in Victoria later this month to talk about what they've learned from the unnamed "iceman." The Kwäday Dän Ts'ìnchi Symposium will be held April 24-27 at the University of Victoria. It is being held in conjunction with the Northwest Anthropology Conference. The conference brings together more than 30 researchers from fields as diverse as archeology,...
  • Canadian Judge Awards $7 Million in Iranian Bank Assets to Victims of HAMAS and Hezbollah Terrorism

    03/25/2014 2:55:42 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 9 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 25 March 14 | Unknown
    Sheriffs have been ordered to sell Iran’s properties, empty its bank accounts and divide the proceeds between several terror victims. This groundbreaking verdict brought to an end four lawsuits filed in Ontario, Nova Scotia and British Columbia by terror victims seeking damages from Iran for training, arming and financing Hamas and Hezbollah.
  • Okanagan Valley: Fine wines in British Columbia

    12/19/2006 4:05:52 AM PST · by meowmeow · 3 replies · 208+ views
    CNN Travel ^ | 12/18/2006 | Bruce Schoenfeld
    British Columbia's lake country is producing Pinot Noirs and Rieslings well worth tasting. Here, a Travel + Leisure wine expert's primer on the best way to explore the region -- and which bottles to take home with you. Destination: Okanagan Valley, British Columbia When to go: Fall, when farmers' markets brim with local produce and summer crowds have dispersed Getting there: Alaska Airlines offers five daily flights from Seattle, and Air Canada and WestJet have direct service from Calgary or Vancouver to Kelowna Airport (YLW). The valley's southern tip is three miles north of the U.S. border on Highway 97...
  • Pilot pleads guilty in death of woman who fell from his hang glider in 2012

    02/08/2014 2:54:10 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 8 replies
    National Post ^ | Feb. 7, 2014 | Vivian Luk, Canadian Press
    CHILLIWACK, B.C. — A former British Columbia hang-glider pilot whose passenger fell 300 metres to her death during a flight that was an anniversary gift pleaded guilty Friday to criminal negligence causing death. William Jon Orders was charged in the death of 27-year-old Lenami Godinez-Avila, who plunged from Orders’ hang glider shortly after takeoff during a flight above B.C.’s Fraser Valley on April 28, 2012. Orders was also charged with obstruction of justice over allegations he swallowed a memory card that may have contained video of the incident. It wasn’t immediately clear what would happen to that charge.
  • Mass sea star deaths off US west coast puzzle scientists

    02/02/2014 3:04:15 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 40 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | 2-1-2014 | Jean-Louis Santini
    Washington (AFP) - Starfish have been mysteriously dying by the millions in recent months along the US west coast, worrying biologists who say the sea creatures are key to the marine ecosystem. Scientists first started noticing the mass deaths in June 2013. Different types of starfish, also known as sea stars, were affected, from wild ones along the coast to those in captivity, according to Jonathan Sleeman, director of the US Geological Survey's National Wildlife Health Center. "The two species affected most are Pisaster ochraceus (purple sea star or ochre starfish) and Pycnopodia helianthoides (sunflower sea star)," he wrote in...
  • Could US lose access to Keystone oil? Canada moves to Plan B

    01/15/2014 3:27:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 15, 2014 | Dan Springer
    Where crude oil is concerned, Canada waits for no country. It doesn’t matter how wealthy or how friendly that country is -- or whether that country is the United States. With the Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL pipeline stuck in limbo on the U.S. side, Canada’s Energy Board recently gave a thumbs up to a $6.5 billion pipeline designed to carry 525,000 barrels of oil per day from the oil sands of Alberta to ships on the British Columbia coast. The final destination is most likely Asia. The development has the U.S. oil industry attacking the Obama administration over its drawn-out process....
  • City Bans Doorknobs – Requires Electric Car Plug-ins for New Homes

    11/22/2013 9:06:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | November 22, 2013 | Tim Brown
    It seems the city of Vancouver, British Columbia is demonstrating that quite literally. "Bancouver," as it will not be affectionately referenced has decided to ban door knobs. No, seriously, they have.
  • Atheists demand removal of pro-life banner over B.C. city street, but mayor won’t budge

    09/14/2013 2:37:34 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9-12-13 | Peter Baklinski
    Atheists groups are demanding once again that a city in British Columbia remove a pro-life banner authorized to fly on city-owned polls this week, saying that it violates city policy on street banners. But like last year, the city is again refusing to budge. City administrator David Trawin confirmed on Tuesday that the banner meets the city’s criteria, since it does not contain any offensive words or messages. The blue banner, hoisted on behalf of the Kamloops Pro-Life Society, includes a silhouette of a baby, young girl, and elderly woman standing beneath a tree. The text reads, "One life can...
  • Sasquatch Cited in Mine Hearings (B.C. Canada)

    08/27/2013 8:49:05 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    The Prince George Citizen ^ | August 21, 2013 | Peter JAMES
    Sasquatch cited in mine hearings Most people consider the sasquatch a legendary creature, but the mythical bush man of northern B.C. received its fair share of attention at environmental review hearings into the proposed New Prosperity gold and copper mine. While most of the attention focused on more tangible creatures like trout, salmon and grizzly bears, members of First Nations community have repeatedly brought up the sasquatch during community hearings over the past three weeks. In most cases, the aboriginal speakers talked about the ape-like man in the context of legend, but others treated sasquatches as something the Canadian Environmental...
  • This Side of Eden: A True Feast for the Senses (Westminster Abbey, Hamilton BC)

    03/30/2013 7:14:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies
    Salt and Light ^ | March 29, 2013 | Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB
    On a hill overlooking the Fraser Valley in Mission, British Columbia is a remarkable center of life, prayer, work, hope, and peace known as Westminster Abbey. Considered to be Mission's most famous landmark, with its striking bell tower and austere yet modern church, this renowned Benedictine monastery attracts thousands of visitors annually. Why do so many people make the journey up the hill in such great numbers? What are they seeking? Whom are they seeking?Monasticism, though still a curiosity, is more and more an attractive curiosity. Monasticism sinks its roots into the real world of God by seeking an...
  • Phallus-shaped fossils identified as new species (Caution - Graphic images .. acorn worms relative)

    03/13/2013 3:14:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/13/13 | Michelle Warwicker
    Scientists have revealed insights into a peculiar, phallus-shaped creature discovered at a fossil site in Canada. The animal has been identified as Spartobranchus tenuis, a species from the Cambrian period that was previously unknown to science. The odd-looking creature was an ancient relative of acorn worms that exist today, according to researchers. Their study, published in the journal Nature, is the first full description of the prehistoric animal. Remains of soft-bodied worms were found in the Burgess Shale fossil beds in Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada throughout the last century. But now researchers studying the 505 million years old...
  • British Columbia teachers plan to use 'Day of Pink' to teach homosexual indoctrination

    02/26/2013 4:48:54 AM PST · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 2/25/2013 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    VANCOUVER, February 25, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) - The British Columbia Parents and Teachers for Life (BCPTL) organization is warning parents that the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) plans to use the "Day of Pink" on February 27 to indoctrinate school children with "a pro-homosexuality message." The BCPTL points out that under the heading Day of Pink on its website, the BC Teachers' Federation "pays lip service to preventing the bullying of all students," then goes on to give suggestions for school activities which "make crystal-clear what they think the objectives of the day ought to be." These activities include focusing on "gender...
  • Salmon Said to Navigate by Magnetism

    02/08/2013 10:23:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    UPI ^ | Feb. 7, 2013
    Researchers at Oregon State University report their studies suggest salmon use magnetism to find their way to their home rivers during spawning migrations. Sockeye salmon typically swim as much as 4,000 miles into the ocean and then, years later, can navigate back to the upstream reaches of the river in which they were born to spawn their young, they said. Writing in the journal Current Biology, the researchers suggest salmon find those home rivers by sensing the river's unique magnetic signature. They studied the routes salmon had taken from their ocean destinations, mostly near Alaska or the Aleutian Islands in...
  • German Islamists Target Youth on the Internet

    11/02/2012 2:38:29 PM PDT · by Cindy · 27 replies
    SPIEGEL.de - SPIEGEL Online ^ | November 1, 2012 | by Christoph Sydow
      "German Islamists Target Youth on the Internet" By Christoph Sydow 11/01/2012 "Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan." PHOTO CAPTION: "A growing community of German-speaking Islamists has developed on the Internet. Aiming to find new recruits, they glorify jihad and call for attacks on Germany. A new study warns that such online propaganda might foster a new generation of terrorists." SNIPPET: "International terrorist groups like al-Qaida recognized the importance of the Internet for recruiting new supporters early on." SNIPPET: "Intelligence services can also take advantage of the anonymity of Internet forums to deliberately plant false information or obtain insider...
  • Tsunami warning issued for Southeast (AK) after 7.7 quake in British Columbia

    10/27/2012 9:20:45 PM PDT · by madison10 · 51 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 10/27/12 | Unknown
    <p>The Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer issued a tsunami warning Saturday evening for Southeast Alaska and the British Columbia coast minutes after a strong earthquake struck the region.</p>
  • Inside the Beltway: Butt out, Santa

    10/15/2012 5:31:03 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 14, 2012 | Jennifer Harper
    So much for Santa Claus, who could turn up slim and gluten-free at any moment. A new version of the classic “A Visit from St. Nicholas” edits out all references to Mr. Claus‘ pipe smoking in the beloved old poem, rewritten by Pamela McColl, a writer and smoking-cessation advocate in Vancouver, Canada, who deleted two verses penned in 1823 by original author Clement Moore, for “the benefit of children in the 21st century,” she says. Vanished: “The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, and the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.” Santa now explains...
  • Even Worse Than California (That's British Columbia for you)

    08/23/2012 1:02:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/23/2012 | By Mischa Popoff
    In Canada we have a strange tradition of "spreading the wealth around." Provinces are divided into "Have" and "Have-Not" categories, and the federal government redistributes wealth from the Haves to the Have-Nots. Aren't you glad you're an American? But hold on. It gets worse. Sometimes, when politicians in a province think they're not getting enough redistributed wealth from the feds, their premier (equivalent to your state governor) will move heaven and earth to get a better deal. Such is the case right now, as the premier of the province of British Columbia (B.C.) is using every phony environmental concern in...
  • Highway to hell: Serial killer being hunted after FORTY young women vanish on same remote...

    06/15/2012 8:30:01 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies
    Mirror ^ | 6/15/12
    This 837-mile route, known simply as The Highway of Tears, strikes terror into the hearts of millionsWITH its breathtaking lake views and snowy mountain backdrop, Canada’s Highway 16 is one of the world’s most picturesque roads. But this 837-mile route through British Columbia strikes terror into the hearts of millions after a spate of unsolved murders. To them it is known simply as The Highway of Tears – the hunting ground of a prolific serial killer. The only hint that it is any different from any other stretch of road in Canada are the Missing Person posters stapled to lampposts....
  • Did Ancient Drifters 'Discover' British Columbia?

    04/25/2012 4:58:58 PM PDT · by Theoria · 27 replies
    The Tyee ^ | 03 April 2012 | Daniel Wood
    Legends and bits of evidence tell a story of Asians arriving here long, long ago. Part one of two. "Even pale ink is better than memory." -- Chinese proverbAs the tide creeps over the sand flats of Pachena Bay south of Bamfield, it brings ashore the flotsam of the Pacific that -- on occasion -- hints at extraordinary travels and a mystery of historic proportions. Amid the kelp, in decades past, hundreds of green-glass fishing floats would arrive intact on the Vancouver Island coast, having ridden the powerful Japanese Current in year-long transits from Asia. But on rare occasions, entire...
  • Parents advocate Wi-Fi ban despite evidence

    12/20/2011 11:43:52 AM PST · by matt04 · 25 replies
    Although wireless Internet can be found everywhere from your corner coffee shop to your local dog park, a growing group of concerned parents across the country are urging health officials to keep it out of one place: schools. And if this year was any indication, the chorus of opposition to the popular technology and its potential health effects is gaining momentum. In September, at least 12 elementary and middle schools in Ontario and B.C. imposed sweeping bans on wireless Internet by not installing it or removing it completely from their classrooms. In May, the World Health Organization reclassified the radio...
  • Lies,seduction,and criminal activity:pro-family group exposes homosexual‘Out in Schools’program

    09/20/2011 11:51:22 AM PDT · by massmike · 16 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 09/20/2011 | PETER BAKLINSKI
    A national organization located in British Columbia is seeking to expose what they argue are the lies, seduction, and criminal activity at the heart of the homosexual agenda being pushed on students in Canadian schools. Out in Schools touts itself as an “outreach initiative” that “harnesses the powerful medium of film and video to engage to engage youth and educators on issues related to homophobia and violence.” The initiative works towards “the promotion of safer and more diverse communities, free from discrimination and bullying.” But the truth behind the OIS initiative, said (Kari) Simpson (President of Culture Guard, an organization...
  • Bigfoot exists – and I have proof, Alberta guide says

    09/03/2011 7:38:24 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 96 replies
    A wilderness and ecology guide believes Bigfoots by the dozen could be roaming the wilderness of southern Alberta and parts of British Columbia. Todd Standing says he has photographic proof that such creatures exist after snapping a photo of something in the Banff area with human-like features on its hairy face.
  • Graphic: Another foot washes ashore in B.C.

    09/01/2011 7:30:04 AM PDT · by Palter · 44 replies
    National Post ^ | 31 Aug 2011 | National Post Staff
    VANCOUVER—Another foot has washed ashore in Vancouver, police said Tuesday.Tuesday’s discovery marks the eighth foot to be found on the B.C. coast since August 2007. Three more have washed up in nearby Washington.Vancouver police Const. Jana McGuinness said that a person reported finding “the remains of what appear to be a human foot and leg bones in a running shoe” on Tuesday afternoon.“The shoe was found floating in the water next to the Plaza of Nations marina in False Creek,” she said in a news release.Police and officials from the BC Coroner’s Service are investigating the discovery.“There is no indication...
  • MSNBC to report on 'Obama's birth record'

    01/28/2011 11:01:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 207 replies
    1/29/11
    Just saw it promoted. They can't hold it in any longer.
  • In Canada You May Die Waiting For Care, But Enjoy This Web Site

    11/18/2010 1:02:27 PM PST · by Slyscribe · 2 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 11/18/2010 | David Hogberg
    The Commonwealth Fund has another one of its surveys showing how health care in the U.S. is so much worse when compared with so many other nations. A debate on what health care system is best is well worth having. But it’s hard to take such a debate seriously when the senior vice president for the Commonwealth Fund, Cathy Schoen, makes remarks like this:
  • Dope growers' bears face a grisly fate

    08/23/2010 10:45:30 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 27 replies
    The Australian ^ | August 21, 2010
    FOURTEEN black bears that had grown accustomed to a quiet life in the company of an eccentric pair of cannabis farmers may have to be destroyed. The bears have acquired a taste for dog food. Deep in the mountains of British Columbia, but only a few kilometres north of the rapidly expanding marijuana markets of the US, a detachment of Royal Canadian Mounted Police stumbled on the docile and apparently good-natured bears while raiding a remote cabin on a tip-off late last month. They also found a pot-bellied pig rummaging for food with the bears near the cabin above Christina...
  • Fugitive Captured at Border with Counterfeit Document

    07/11/2010 5:18:00 PM PDT · by Cindy · 21 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Fugitive Captured at Border with Counterfeit Document (Wednesday, July 07, 2010) contacts for this news release Blaine, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers apprehended a Salvadoran man who was wanted in Dallas, Texas, for alleged assault causing bodily injury to a family member on July 3 as he attempted to enter the U.S. at the Pacific Highway port of entry. CBP officers immediately became suspicious of Francisco Oswald Gallardo, 45, when he presented a counterfeit permanent resident card for identification. Often referred to as a green card, a permanent resident card...
  • Electric vehicle stations planned along I-5

    06/30/2010 7:14:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies · 1+ views
    The Everett Daily Herald ^ | June 29, 2010 | Bill Sheets
    As early as the end of this year, you might be able to hop into your plug-in electric car and drive to Portland, Ore., or Vancouver, B.C., without worrying about finding a charging station. The state has received federal economic stimulus funds to build four or five charging stations along the I-5 corridor from Canada to Oregon. The $1.32 million would ultimately pay for seven to 10 stations on I-5 and I-90. If all goes as planned, Washington will be the first state to have a series of coordinated electric charging stations spanning its borders, said Tonia Buell, a spokeswoman...
  • Teen dies in Capilano bridge fall

    06/07/2010 2:24:48 PM PDT · by xp38 · 19 replies · 85+ views
    CBC News ^ | June 7 2010
    A high school student from California is dead after falling 30 metres from a viewing platform into a rocky canyon at the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver. The teenage boy reportedly fell from a viewing platform on the west side of the canyon at around 7 p.m. Sunday. Rescue crews were able to reach the boy quickly, but he was not alive by the time they arrived, according to RCMP Inspector Davis Wendell. "Emergency responders attended the scene and undertook a very difficult high-angle rescue attempt. Unfortunately the male in question had fallen to his death," said Wendell. It...
  • The Sea to Sky Climb on the Rocky Mountaineer

    05/13/2010 7:24:22 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 2 replies · 229+ views
    Montreal Gazette ^ | 13th May 2010 | Claire Newell
    Enjoy breathtaking scenery without the winding roads and gnarled trafficOn a sunny and clear day, is there any scenery in the world more breathtaking than the towering mountains and sparkling waters that surround you as you travel up the Sea to Sky Highway? However, throw in bumper-to-bumper traffic and unexpected delays and the journey can be less than relaxing. Well, what if you could slow down and really enjoy that beautiful scenery without the worry of the car in front or behind you and the twists and turns of the highway? What if you could actually relax and make the...
  • Trial Balloons (Mark Steyn on a comedian charged by Human Rights Tribunal for being homophobic)

    04/22/2010 9:33:51 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 18 replies · 1,164+ views
    National Review ^ | 4/20/10 | Mark Steyn
    You’ve probably heard of Geert Wilders, the “far right” Dutch politician currently on trial in Amsterdam for offending Islam. But have you heard of Guy Earle? He’s a Canadian stand-up comedian currently on trial in Vancouver for offending lesbians. Two lesbians in particular. They came to a late-night comedy show he was hosting and got a table near the stage. They were drunk, and began disrupting the act, and so he did the old Don Rickles thing and put down the hecklers. So, naturally, the aggrieved party went to the British Columbia “Human Rights” Tribunal, and Mr Earle has now...
  • Man arrested at B.C. border with 'terrorist resources'

    11/13/2009 10:27:37 PM PST · by Cindy · 36 replies · 2,180+ views
    CTVBC.ctv.ca - THE CANADIAN PRESS ^ | Updated: Wed Nov. 11 2009 05:51:51 | n/a
    The Canadian Press VANCOUVER — SNIPPET: "Khaled Nawaya, a flight instructor, was arrested by Canada Border Services agents when they found $800,000 in gold coins and other currency in his car and pockets on Oct. 6, as he crossed into Surrey, B.C., near Vancouver." SNIPPET: "He'd been living in the U.S. since he was 17 and had gained approval for permanent residency in Canada. Besides the gold, Canadian agents found a ring bearing the insignia of Hezbollah, which has been listed as a terrorist organization by the Canadian government since 2002. They also seized 9/11 conspiracy theory-themed DVDs and a...
  • Boat migrants may have paid $45,000 each

    10/19/2009 9:34:37 PM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies · 890+ views
    CTV.ca ^ | Mon. Oct. 19 2009 10:54 PM ET | CTV.ca News Staff
    SNIPPET: "Would-be migrants who were found aboard a vessel headed for British Columbia may have each paid $45,000 for the trip. The men, believed to be Tamils from Sri Lanka, remain in custody as Immigration Canada determines their identity. The ship, called the Ocean Lady, was seized by RCMP last Friday. Another vessel carrying Sir Lankans was caught off the coast of Australia last week, and the passengers said they had paid smugglers $15,000 to board the ship. One man told a reporter about the Ocean Lady, and said he had wanted to board that vessel instead, but it was...
  • First Blood, starting now on AMC

    10/16/2009 5:04:23 PM PDT · by Nitro · 17 replies · 810+ views
    Sylvester Stallome
    Just starting... get interested!
  • The Revolt Up North

    09/30/2009 5:54:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 1,603+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 30, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Health Care Systems: A return to private health care is rising from the grass roots north of the border. While we rush headlong toward socialized medicine, Canadians are saying, "No, thanks — been there, done that." We recently told the story of Ava Isabella Stinson, born 13 weeks premature at St. Joseph's hospital in Hamilton, Ontario. She weighed all of two pounds and had no time to be put on a waiting list. But there were no open neonatal intensive care beds for her at St. Joseph's or anywhere else in the entire province of Ontario it seems. Canada's perfectly...
  • Woe, Canada! (IBD Exclusive Series: Government-Run Healthcare: A Prescription For Failure)

    08/20/2009 6:19:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 1,254+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 20, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Medical Care: A leaked report shows that Vancouver's health authority is considering cutting thousands of surgeries to balance the budget. However organized, government-run health care inevitably leads to rationing.Defenders of ObamaCare continually point out that their plan is not like Canada's, that holding that country's system up as an example of impending medical doom is invalid. Canada's system is different. Instead of having a single national plan, Canada's national health insurance, a kind of public option, is composed of 13 interlocking provincial and territorial plans, all framed under the Canada Health Act. But based on a report leaked to the...
  • Canada's Single-Prayer Health Care (Obamacare Run Amok)

    06/30/2009 5:13:32 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 47 replies · 1,284+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 30, 2009 | Investor's Business Daily
    Health Reform: A critically ill premature baby is moved to a U.S hospital to get the treatment she couldn't get in the system we're told we should emulate. Cost-effective care? In Canada, as elsewhere, you get what you pay for.Ava Isabella Stinson was born last Thursday at St. Joseph's hospital in Hamilton, Ontario. Weighing only two pounds, she was born 13 weeks premature and needed some very special care. Unfortunately, there were no open neonatal intensive care beds for her at St. Joseph's — or anywhere else in the entire province of Ontario, it seems.
  • Canadians slain in Mexico tied to drug trade: police

    09/30/2009 12:49:43 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 658+ views
    (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) CBC.ca - Canada - THE CANADIAN PRESS ^ | Last Updated: Monday, September 28, 2009 | 9:56 PM ET | n/a
    Note: Photo included. "2 Canadians slain in Mexico tied to drug trade: police 3 gunmen believed responsible for shootings" Last Updated: Monday, September 28, 2009 | 9:56 PM ET The Associated Press SNIPPET: "Gang investigators in British Columbia say two men gunned down in Mexico were involved in the drug trade, and had been on the radar of gang investigators before they were found shot to death in a Puerto Vallarta condo complex."
  • Plane stolen from Boundary County Airport [IDAHO]

    09/29/2009 11:53:37 PM PDT · by Cindy · 44 replies · 2,530+ views
    KXLY.com ^ | Posted: Sep 29, 2009 12:08 PM;Updated: Sep 29, 2009 6:45 PM | n/a
    SNIPPET: "SPOKANE -- Authorities in North Idaho are reporting that sometime early Tuesday morning a small airplane was stolen from the Boundary County Airport. The Boundary County Sheriff confirms they received a report regarding the theft of a 2005 Cessna T182T aircraft around 7 AM Tuesday morning. The aircraft, with tail number N2183P, is a white and blue fixed wing single engine aircraft. It is believed the aircraft was taken from the airport around 5:45 Tuesday. They're not sure in what direction the plane was flown from the airport." SNIPPET: "Authorities are working to confirm if the theft is related...