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The federal government plans to close the Kitsilano Coast Guard Station at the end of the summer, leaving all rescues in Vancouver harbour to the Sea Island Station in Richmond, 17 nautical miles away. Add your voice to the growing number of elected officials and …
ILWU members and pensioners alike joined thousands of teachers and other supporters for a rally in Victoria to speak out against government legislated contracts and the imposition of Bill-22. BC Teachers walked off the job for three days in a mandated strike that has drawn …
Jack Layton passed away in the early hours of Monday morning, losing his fight with cancer. Before his final hours the determined and inspirational NDP Leader drafted a letter to the country he fought for. His words, as with his famous smile, created hope and …