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Daphne Bramham: For better and worse, we are a city of constant change

Thirty years later, it’s hard to conceive both how different and yet how much the same Vancouver is from when Expo 86 opened.

Far from being what Douglas Coupland describes as the city of glass, Vancouver back then was sometimes cruelly mocked as “Sudbury by the sea.” It lived in the shadows of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. 973 more words

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U.S. bombing of Afghan hospital ruled a mistake, not a war crime

WASHINGTON — A U.S. aerial gunship attack on a hospital in Afghanistan that killed 42 people occurred because of human errors, process mistakes and equipment failures, and none of the aircrew or U.S. 889 more words


Boy opens lemonade stand to help pay for his own adoption

A nine-year-old boy in Missouri opened a lemonade stand this past weekend to raise money for his own adoption.

Tristan Jacobson was abandoned by his drug-addicted mother four years ago on the steps of a homeless shelter in Springfield. 180 more words


Teen shoots 2 outside Wisconsin prom before cop kills him

ANTIGO, Wis. — An 18-year-old man opened fire with a high-powered rifle outside of a high school prom in northern Wisconsin, wounding two students before a police officer who was in the parking lot fatally shot him, authorities said Sunday. 514 more words


Daphne Bramham: Pedophile Christopher Neil a.k.a. Swirl Face pleads for a chance to change

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. — Confessed pedophile, sex tourist and child pornographer Christopher Neil struggled to compose himself before addressing the judge Friday at the end of a two-day sentencing hearing. 761 more words

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Douglas Todd: Genocide? Pogrom? Crime against humanity? Words do matter

It is almost impossible to imagine the terror experienced by Sikhs in India during a four-day rampage that occurred more than three decades ago.

The evil exploded after Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s Sikh bodyguards assassinated her on Oct. 1,210 more words

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Daphne Bramham: Five-year sentence sought for notorious pedophile 'Swirl Face'

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. — Ten more months. That may be all the time that admitted pedophile and notorious sex tourist Christopher Neil spends in jail. 746 more words

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