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DFO not in conflict of interest for promoting, safeguarding fishery: LeBlanc

By The Canadian Press
August 9, 2016 - 2:28pm Updated: August 10, 2016 - 10:05am

VANCOUVER — Canada’s fisheries minister is dismissing concerns from stakeholder groups over suggestions the government agency tasked with conserving wild fish stocks is in a conflict of interest by also being in charge of championing the salmon-farming industry.

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Amnesty International calls for halt to Site C, dam threatens indigenous rights

By The Canadian Press
August 9, 2016 - 10:39am Updated: August 10, 2016 - 10:05am

VICTORIA — An Amnesty International report calling for work to stop on British Columbia’s $8.8 billion Site C hydroelectric dam will not affect construction on the project, says the Crown corporation building the project.

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Drug users to benefit from Vancouver program offering detox at home

By The Canadian Press
August 9, 2016 - 10:32am

VANCOUVER — Drug users in Vancouver who won’t, or can’t, attend a residential detox program now have a new, immediate way to kick their habit.

Vancouver Coastal Health has launched START, the Substance use Treatment and Response Team, offering rapid access to at-home detox treatment.