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Fram Dinshaw

Tsawwassen First Nation set to embrace bike-friendly future

$440,000 in provincial BikeBC funding for new trails will help TFN residents switch cars for pedal power, following in the footsteps of Vancouver in building an eco-friendly transit network.

Unbowed by Supreme Court defeat, plaintiffs demand full overhaul of National Energy Board

Defiant in the face of defeat, plaintiffs slam the National Energy Board as rigged in favour of oil companies - and vow to take their fight to Parliament after Oct. 19.

Campaigners keep up fight to get women's issues onto election agenda

Thirty-one years after women's issues were last debated in an election, problems of gender violence and unequal pay refuse to go away.
Shelby Thom in her element. (Credit: Shelby Thom via Twitter).

CKNW reporter ejected from Harper rally, as Conservatives struggle to control message

Shelby Thom made the grave error of raising the issue of legalizing marijuana.

As marijuana is legalized in two U.S. states, Canadian cannabis watchers react

“It’s fantastic news, Marc and I are overjoyed, a strong message has been sent that it’s time to legalize marijuana. It means that we should take a new approach ourselves and we will work on a...

Cannabis-minded Canadians react to efforts to legalize marijuana in U.S.

The peaceful forests, snow-capped peaks and glittering blue lakes of BC’s Kootenays did nothing to soothe the mind of BC Bud Boy, a young dope dealer who was always looking over his shoulder, fearing...

Vancouver punk rockers Childsplay sweep the West with anti-bullying tour

The Mohican-haired lead singer leaped across the stage, screaming into the mike and slamming on his guitar as his drummer let loose his machine-gun blast beats in the finest traditions of Vancouver...

Ed Peekeekoot brings Cree-style country music to the prairies

Luseland Homecoming Hall in Saskatchewan hummed to the sound of native flutes and the strumming of a guitar when Vancouver Island musician Ed Peekeekoot came to town on October 6th to entertain...

Dogs in the news

Dog rescuers from the Kindersley area who rescue condemned pets from the States via an ‘Underground Railroad’ of volunteers hit it big after they appeared on Global News Saskatoon in two broadcasts...

Dog days on the Underground Railroad

The Pomeranian-Keeshound dog was dumped at the Los Angeles shelter by his drug addict owner, and left in a cage for the next few days, before the mentally unstable woman returned to demand the dog...