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Acupuncture 101

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is part of an eastern medical system called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). With TCM, acupuncture is thought to alter the body’s flow of energy called Qi (pronounced chi). 231 more words

Small business group worried transit tax could increase long-term

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business says its members worry that proposed 0.5 per cent Congestion Improvement Tax could grow over time.

The federation polled 319 of its members and found that 92 per cent don’t trust future governments will keep the rate at 0.5 per cent. 182 more words

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B.C. officials warn casual drug users of dangers of fentanyl

B.C. police and health officials are warning casual drug users of the dangers of fentanyl following a spike in overdose deaths.

Police say fentanyl, a powerful narcotic prescribed by doctors in patch form for severe pain, has been showing up mixed with street drugs like heroin and even marijuana. 295 more words

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Sven Baertschi gets a change of scenery in trade to Canucks

Jim Benning says he loves his draft picks. And he doesn’t like giving them up.

But, in the closing minutes of Monday’s NHL trade deadline, the Vancouver Canucks general manager sacrificed one in order to acquire forward Sven Baertschi from the Calgary Flames. 644 more words

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Vancouver purchases $11.4M of land for affordable housing

The City of Vancouver has paid $11,491,000 for land that will be used to build affordable rental housing.

The city announced Monday that it has closed the purchase of eight lots along Southwest Marine Drive, between Ontario and Manitoba streets, that will be used to build up to 125 units of rental housing divided between two projects. 100 more words

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Annual competition to transform Robson Street draws more than 80 entries

The 800-block of Robson Street will receive another facelift this summer, with the return of the Robson Redux design competition.

The goal of the contest is to transform the space into an inviting plaza where you can people watch or mingle with your neighbour. 261 more words

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