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  • Oregon and Washington: We’ll start building a new Interstate Bridge by 2025

    10/11/2019 12:29:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | September 24, 2019 | Andrew Theen
    Federal highway officials on Tuesday endorsed an accelerated timeline proposed by Oregon and Washington transportation officials that sets the two states on a fast track toward construction on a new Interstate Bridge by 2025. Last month, the two states requested a 10-year extension on their timeline to show progress on the bridge project or face repaying nearly $140 million in planning costs tied to the Columbia River Crossing Project. That request would’ve given the states until Sept. 30, 2029, to either start buying up right-of-way or began construction on the I-5 project. While seeking a decade delay, the states simultaneously...
  • Dodgeball isn't just problematic, it's an unethical tool of 'oppression': researchers

    06/03/2019 8:20:18 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 68 replies
    The National Post ^ | 7/3/19 | Joseph Brean
    Thousands of academics are gathering in Vancouver for the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences from June 1-7. They will present papers on everything from child marriage in Canada to why dodgeball is problematic. In its Oh, The Humanities! series, the National Post showcases some of the most interesting research. The games children play in schoolyards are famously horrible, if you stop and think about them. Tag, for example, singles out one poor participant, often the slowest child, as the dehumanized “It,” who runs vainly in pursuit of the quicker ones. Capture the Flag is nakedly militaristic. British...
  • Chinatown koi evacuation begins as otter rampage claims 10th fatality

    11/26/2018 12:02:42 PM PST · by Gamecock · 56 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 11/25/2018 | STEPHANIE IP
    A total of 10 expensive koi fish have now been killed and eaten by the otter as of Sunday morning; there were previously 14 adult koi living in the ponds at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park in Chinatown. As a result, staff at the Chinatown park have begun evacuating koi from the park’s ponds. On Saturday, crews moved in to begin rescue efforts. So far, only one fish has been moved to the Vancouver Aquarium for safekeeping; koi are also difficult to capture so it remains unclear how long the evacuation will take though crews are working to relocate the remaining...
  • Watch humpback whales trick thousands of fish into becoming dinner

    11/26/2018 12:04:39 PM PST · by ETL · 21 replies
    ScienceMag.org ^ | Nov 26, 2018 | Joshua Rapp Learn
    The humpback whale has one of the biggest mouths on the planet—and the appetite to match. The bus-size mammals can eat up to 2500 kilograms of fish a day, and a new study reveals one way they snag these huge numbers: They make the fish come to them. Humpbacks were already known to have a few hunting tricks up their sleeve. They blow bubbles in giant circles around herring to herd them into tightly grouped schools that can be swallowed whole. They also “power thrust” into dense balls of young herring, catching the fish by surprise. Now, biologists have added...
  • Police struggle to recover body of US missionary killed by remote island tribe

    11/23/2018 7:32:36 AM PST · by ETL · 174 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov 22, 2018
    John Allen Chau was killed last week by North Sentinel islanders who apparently shot him with arrows and then buried his body on the beach, police say. But even officials don't travel to North Sentinel, where people live as their ancestors did thousands of years ago, and where outsiders are seen with suspicion and attacked. "It's a difficult proposition," said Dependera Pathak, director-general of police on India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands, where North Sentinel is located. "We have to see what is possible, taking utmost care of the sensitivity of the group and the legal requirements." ..." Police are consulting...
  • American missionary killed in India

    11/21/2018 5:48:04 AM PST · by mooncoin · 26 replies
    India Today ^ | November 21, 2018 | Priyamvatha P and Geeta Mohan
    An American man was killed on an island inhabited by a tribe known to resist outside contact in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. And, his body still lies there. The American was identified as 27-year-old John Allen Chau, who sources said was a Christian missionary who wanted to convert the Sentinelese tribe that inhabits the island where he was killed. Chau was killed by members of this tribe, which is protected under Indian law, a senior police officer told India Today TV. The officer stressed that the Sentinelese must be left alone and that any forced contact with the outside...
  • American 'killed in India by endangered Andamans tribe'

    11/21/2018 5:21:10 PM PST · by waterhill · 93 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/22/18 | BBC
    An American man has been killed by an endangered tribe in India's Andaman and Nicobar islands. Fishermen who took the man to North Sentinel island say tribespeople shot him with arrows and left his body on the beach. He has been identified as John Allen Chau, a 27 year old from Alabama. Contact with the endangered Andaman tribes living in isolation from the world is illegal because of the risks to them from outside disease. Estimates say the Sentinelese, who are totally cut off from civilisation, number only between 50 and 150.
  • US tourist killed by arrow-shooting Indian tribe [Asian]

    11/21/2018 7:34:22 AM PST · by Red Badger · 165 replies
    www.france24.com ^ | 21 November 2018 - 08H36 | Staff
    <p>An American tourist was killed by arrows shot by protected tribesmen living in one of the world's most isolated regions tucked in India's Andaman islands, police said Wednesday.</p> <p>John Chau, 27, had taken a boat ride with local fishermen before venturing alone in a canoe to the remote North Sentinel Island where the indigenous people live cut off completely from the outside world.</p>
  • Missionary wrote ‘God, I don’t want to die’ right before tribe killed him

    11/22/2018 10:15:07 AM PST · by SMGFan · 274 replies
    NYPost ^ | November 22, 2018
    John Allen Chau, the American missionary who was killed by an isolated tribe on a remote Indian island, reportedly wrote in his journal hours before his death, “God, I don’t want to die.” Chau, 26, of Vancouver, Wash., chronicled his last days while traveling to the Andaman Islands. He was intent on making contact with the Sentinelese tribe on North Sentinel Island, according to his journals shared by his mother with The Washington Post. “You guys might think I’m crazy in all this but I think it’s worthwhile to declare Jesus to these people,” he wrote in a last note...
  • Vancouver man says his truck was set on fire for supporting Trump (Oregon)

    10/09/2018 1:03:29 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 45 replies
    Vancouver man says his truck was set on fire for supporting Trump Johnny MacKay says he had been at the bar drinking the night before and decided to take an Uber home, leaving his truck overnight.
  • Adult Syrian Refugee Accused of Murdering 13-Year-Old Canadian Girl in Court

    09/16/2018 3:56:07 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/15/18 | Chris Tomlinson
    28-year-old Syrian national Ibrahim Ali, who came to Canada as a refugee, has been accused of murdering a 13-year-old girl in Burnaby, British Colombia, whose body was found last year. The Syrian refugee, who came to Canada through a private sponsorship programme, was arrested last week by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) after a large-scale investigation into the death of the 13-year-old, who was found in Burnaby’s Central Park in July 2017. In court, the 28-year-old was charged with first-degree murder. He required an Arabic interpreter, with proceedings delayed as the court waited for the interpreter to arrive.
  • Why Vancouver

    08/29/2018 5:45:22 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 44 replies
    It should not have gone down that way.
  • Restaurant manager fired after refusing to serve customer wearing MAGA hat

    07/01/2018 3:44:30 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/1/18 | Kathleen Joyce
    Restaurant manager fired after refusing to serve customer wearing MAGA hat The manager of a popular restaurant in Vancouver, Canada, was fired after he told a customer to remove his “Make America Great Again” cap or he would refuse to serve him. Darin Hodge, the former manager of the Teahouse in Stanley Park, told Global News he stood by his decision to ask the man to take off the cap saying the hat represented “racism, bigotry, Islamophobia, misogyny, white supremacy, (and) homophobia.” “As a person with a strong moral backbone, I had to take a stand against this guest’s choice...
  • Yelp reviewers give Canadian restaurant one-star reviews after it kicks out Trump supporter

    06/30/2018 5:25:54 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 30, 2018 | AVERY ANAPOL
    Reviewers flooded the Yelp page of a Canadian restaurant with one-star reviews after a manager was fired for kicking out a man wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat. The Teahouse in Vancouver’s Stanley Park has come under fire for the incident, which occurred less than a week after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was kicked out of a Virginia restaurant. The negative reviews came from both sides of the aisle, with some critiquing the restaurant for kicking out the patron, and other tearing into the restaurant for firing the manager. “The cowardice decision to err on the...
  • Vancouver restaurant manager fired for refusing service to customer wearing ‘MAGA’ hat

    06/30/2018 7:15:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 117 replies
    globalnews.ca ^ | 6/29/2018 | Simon Little and Niki Reitmayer
    Fired manager Darin Hodge said the issue erupted when he asked a customer to take off their MAGA hat. In an emailed statement, he said he would do it again. “I stand by my decision to ask the patron to remove his hat. The MAGA hat has come to symbolize racism, bigotry, islamaphobia [sic], misogyny, white supremacy, homophobia. As a person with a strong moral backbone, I had to take a stand against this guest’s choice of headwear while in my former place of work,” he wrote. Eva Gates, Vice president of Human Resources for the Sequoia Group of Restaurants...
  • 2 men with 29 wives and 160 children between them sentenced to house arrest (tr)

    06/29/2018 7:45:03 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 29, 2018 | Kathleen Joyce
    Two leaders of a fundamentalist group who between them have 29 wives and 160 children were sentenced to house arrest on Tuesday after being convicted of polygamy. Winston Blackmore, 61, was found guilty last year of having 24 wives while James Oler, 53, was found guilty of having five wives. Blackmore has 149 kids, the Star Vancouver reported. Blackmore's six-month conditional sentence, to be served under house arrest, allows him to go to work and deal with medical emergencies. Oler's term is three months of house arrest. Both face 12 months of probation. Blackmore was also ordered to perform 150...
  • Woman detained after feces flinging incident at Langley Tim Hortons

    05/16/2018 6:08:49 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 57 replies
    The Province ^ | May 16, 2018 | Staff Reporter
    <p>A woman could be facing charges after an irate confrontation at a Langley Tim Hortons Monday ended in feces being thrown at staff.</p> <p>On Wednesday, surveillance video showing Tim Hortons staff being harassed was posted on Liveleak and YouTube.</p> <p>In the video, which has no sound, a woman can be seen screaming at staff before squatting on the floor and relieving herself. She then picks up the excrement and throws it at staff.</p>
  • Parents defend vigilantism against man under investigation for child luring

    04/16/2018 12:34:54 PM PDT · by BBell · 37 replies
    https://bc.ctvnews.ca/ ^ | 4/13/18 | Dario Balca ,
    Warning: The details of this story and coarse language references may be disturbing to some readers. Vancouver Island parents say they believe they were doing the right thing when they tackled and restrained a man they allege was in their Port Alberni home to have sex with their underage daughter. RCMP officers responded to a call about a disturbance at a residence in the 3600-block of Bruce Street shortly before 12:30 p.m. Thursday.Mounties arrived to find a 28-year-old man who's being investigated for child luring had been restrained "as a result of vigilante actions." The incident was captured in a...
  • Insect farms gear up to feed soaring global protein demand

    04/13/2018 9:39:55 AM PDT · by ptsal · 59 replies
    Reuters ^ | 13-Apr-2018 | Karl Plume
    LANGLEY, British Columbia (Reuters) - Layers of squirming black soldier fly larvae fill large aluminum bins stacked 10-high in a warehouse outside of Vancouver. They are feeding on stale bread, rotting mangoes, overripe cantaloupe and squishy zucchini. [snip] Enterra Feed, one of an emerging crop of insect growers, will process the bugs into protein-rich food for fish, poultry - even pets. After being fattened up, the fly larvae will be roasted, dried and bagged or pressed to extract oils, then milled into a brown powder that smells like roasted peanuts.
  • Meteor size of minivan caused booming fireball over Washington [state]

    03/09/2018 9:12:29 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    slashgear.com ^ | Mar 9, 2018 | Brittany A. Roston -
    On Wednesday night, many Washington residents were greeted by a loud and unexpected sight: a big fireball that lit up the sky. Witnesses reported hearing a loud, booming sound; others reported shaking as the fireball whizzed through the sky. Officials were both surprised and confused by the sudden appearance, later reaching out to the FAA and other agencies in an effort to figure out what caused it. ... Witnesses say the fireball was spotted as far north as the Vancouver region and as far south as Portland. According to Johnson Space Center’s Dr. Marc Fries, this was one of the...