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Syrian refugees displaced again after blaze ruins apartment in Coquitlam, B.C.

By The Canadian Press
July 29, 2016 - 10:19am

COQUITLAM, B.C. — Dozens of Syrian refugees have lost their new homes after a fire burned through an apartment complex in Coquitlam, B.C.

The fire broke out about 11 a.m. on Thursday, displacing numerous families including many who escaped from war-torn Aleppo.

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One dead, two injured after SUV drives into Granville Island building

By The Canadian Press
July 28, 2016 - 3:55pm Updated: July 28, 2016 - 5:55pm

VANCOUVER — A pedestrian has been killed after being run over and pinned under a vehicle on Granville Island, one of Vancouver’s busiest tourist destinations, police say.

Spokesman Randy Fincham said an SUV drove into a building at around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday.

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B.C.'s proposed foreigner tax to help fund Metro Vancouver housing projects

By The Canadian Press
July 28, 2016 - 2:22pm Updated: July 28, 2016 - 6:07pm

VICTORIA — While buyers and sellers rush to avoid paying a new 15-per-cent property transfer tax in British Columbia, Premier Christy Clark’s Liberal government apparently can’t wait to start building its election platform on a housing foundation.

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Montreal homes greenest, Edmonton at bottom: new UBC emissions study

By The Canadian Press
July 27, 2016 - 8:38am Updated: July 28, 2016 - 6:06pm

VANCOUVER — Households in Edmonton generate, on average, almost four times the amount of greenhouse gas emissions as their counterparts in Montreal, according to a study released Wednesday by the University of British Columbia.