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Measles Case Confirmed in the Lower Mainland

Surrey, BC – A new case of measles infection has been confirmed in the Lower Mainland. Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health Authorities have determined the infection was acquired by a Burnaby resident who travelled abroad to the Philippines. Public Health officials from both health authorities are following up directly with those people who are known to have been exposed ... Read More »

Google Play and Bitcoin scam is active in Delta

Fraudsters have targeted Punjabi-speaking residents of Delta DELTA Police have received at least three complaints this week of fraudsters threatening Delta residents with arrest in a variation on the Google Play scam. In this scam, fraudsters pose as some sort of government agency or financial institution, and demand payment through Google Play, or in one instance that was reported, Bitcoin. One ... Read More »

Possible connection between homicides and body found in northern B.C.: RCMP

Lucas Robertson Fowler THE homicides of Chynna Noelle Deese, 24, of the United States and Lucas Robertson Fowler, 23, of Australia  are possibly connected to a body found by a burned-out trailer belonging to two missing men from Port Alberni, 500 km away, RCMP say. “It’s possible,” said RCMP Cpl. Chris Manseau. “We certainly are open to those possibilities. And our ... Read More »

Surrey Fusion Festival Celebrates Multiculturalism at 12th Annual Event

Surrey, BC – Surrey Fusion Festival, presented by Coast Capital Savings, took place at Holland Park this weekend for its 12th annual year. The two-day festival saw participation from over 50 cultural pavilions and seven stages of live entertainment including headliners K’NAAN, Mankirt Aulakh, Busty and the Bass, Random Recipe and Alex Cuba.  “Surrey Fusion Festival highlights the best food, music and ... Read More »

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 »