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More than $79 million funding to purchase 118 new buses for Victoria, other communities

PRIME Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier John Horgan and Erinn Pinkerton, President and Chief Executive Officer for BC Transit, on Thursday announced more than $79 million in joint funding to purchase 118 new buses for use in Victoria and communities throughout British Columbia. The new buses will replace others at the end of their life cycle or increase capacity in communities where ... Read More »

‘Surrey left behind as NDP campaign promises forgotten’

By Andrew Wilkinson BC Liberal Party Leader In 2017, John Horgan and the NDP made promises to the people of Surrey that he has clearly been unable to keep. This week marks two years since John Horgan promised Surrey families that he would eliminate school portables, make ridesharing fair competition for taxi drivers, and generally make life more affordable for British ... Read More »

Pokémon-like card game can help teach ecology: UBC research

Playing a Pokémon-like card game about ecology and biodiversity can result in broader knowledge of species and a better understanding of ecosystems than traditional teaching methods, like slideshows, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. An open-source project launched in 2010 by UBC biologist David Ng and collaborators, the Phylo Trading Card Game works similarly to Pokémon trading cards, but uses real ... Read More »

Canada to attract more workers to agri-food sector

July 12, 2019 – Mississauga – Canada is launching a new 3-year economic immigration pilot that will fill labour shortages, particularly in meat processing and mushroom production, within the agri-food sector and help meet Canada’s ambitious export targets. “Today we are delivering on something that employers, unions, and migrant workers have been calling on government to do for over a decade – ... Read More »

UBC researchers bat for gold with new cricket bat design

Use of more economical materials could bring more players into the game YOUNG kids dreaming of becoming the next Steve Smith, Eoin Morgan or Virat Kohli rarely have access to cricket bats used by the stars of the game. Now a new bat designed at the University of British Columbia could put a high-performing bat into their hands and ultimately bring ... Read More »

‘The Lion King’ is a deep part of our culture: Favreau

os Angeles, July 9 (IANS) Filmmaker Jon Favreau feels “The Lion King” has become a deep part of our culture, and says he felt a tremendous responsibility while re-imagining the world of Disney’s classic with the use of technology. “It’s such a beloved property. Disney has had tremendous success with the original animated version and then the Broadway musical. I ... Read More »

City Council renames Surrey street to commemorate Komagata Maru victims

Surrey City Council has approved the renaming of a Surrey street to commemorate the victims of the 1914 Komagata Maru incident. At Monday night’s Regular Council Meeting, Council voted to authorize the installation of commemorative signs that say Komagata Maru Way on 75A Avenue between 120 Street and 121A Street. “Surrey is a city that embraces diversity and renaming this stretch ... Read More »