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From dark revenge fantasies to forgiveness, Wilma Derksen has written a new book dissecting what she has learned about healing in the 32 years after her daughter's abduction and murder.
Vancouver-Fraserview MLA Suzanne Anton, on behalf of Premier Christy Clark, will present Lorna Gibbs, a well-known Vancouver citizen, with the Province’s significant honour, the Medal of Good Citizenship.

The PM came under fire for responding in wrong official language at a town hall meeting in Quebec
A new, larger location offering increased efficiencies, modern technology and an improved working environment has been chosen for the Liquor Distribution Branch’s (LDB) Lower Mainland warehouse.

The designation means undocumented refugees will have full access to local services regardless of their status, but migrant rights’ groups called the measure a largely symbolic gesture.
Reporters on a media tour watch RCMP officers load a family with a baby, along with their bags and a baby carriage, into cruisers to take them to a nearby office for processing at Hemmingford, Que.
A young boy is dead and another is in hospital after the pair fell through the ice into the canal in the Airdrie community of Bayside.

Woodpeckers are busy gorging on bugs that have been attracted to dead and dying trees, and native species of trees are shooting up in the area in northern Alberta that was torched.
The drumming of black-backed woodpeckers is a sure sign the boreal forest is slowly bouncing back from the devastation caused by last spring's wildfire near Fort McMurray.
“Este es un momento histórico”. Así señaló el alcalde de Montreal este lunes luego que la municipalidad aprobara por unanimidad una moción para convertir a la metrópolis en una ciudad santuario. The post Montreal adopta el estatus de “ciudad santuario”: ¿Qué significa esto? appeared first on NM Noticias.
The Government of B.C. and BC Ferries have agreed to add more ferry sailings between Skidegate and Prince Rupert to better serve the increasing number of travellers on this route, announced Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone.
Esta semana será más parecida a la primavera que al invierno si tomamos en cuenta las temperaturas previstas. The post Montreal y Toronto tendrán una semana con temperaturas primaverales appeared first on NM Noticias.
Two beluga whales died within nine days of each other last November reigniting debate on cetaceans in captivity at the facility.
También sirve para primavera u otoño… porque definitivamente este es un país nórdico y las temperaturas frías están a la orden del día. The post Invierno: abrígate bien y mejora la función de tus músculos appeared first on NM Noticias.
A new mental-health digital hub that will make it easier for thousands of British Columbians to find the services and supports closest to them is among various targeted initiatives totalling $140 million over three years under Budget 2017 to support those with mental-health and substance-use challenges. The new resources will focus on prevention and early intervention, housing, enhanced treatment and supports, and better integration and access to services.

“Convicted or not, he’s entitled to protection and basic human rights. Even if he didn’t show that to his victims,” said criminal defence lawyer Balfour Der.

The Transportation Safety Board found a failure to buckle up left 21 people injured when a Toronto-bound flight hit severe turbulence in December 2015.
Finance Minister Michael de Jong will present British Columbia's fifth consecutive Balanced Budget on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. 
Every year, the question is asked: should Louis Riel be exonerated for a fatal conviction of high treason against Canada?

White’s death was announced by Unifor, which was created in 2013 from the combination of the CAW and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union.
A major bridge rehabilitation project on the Coquihalla Highway will begin this spring, extending the life of this steel-arch bridge, as well as increasing safety along this important corridor.
TSB officials who investigated a turbulent Air Canada flight that left 21 people hurt are reminding passengers to wear seatbelts after it was determined that many onboard the plane diverted to Calgary had not buckled up when urged to do so.
The Westshore community has much to celebrate with the recent completion of the $11.8-million Dunsmuir Middle school seismic mitigation project and $4.2 million in new provincial funding to seismically upgrade Ruth King Elementary school. 
The Province has proclaimed Feb. 20-24, 2017, Chamber of Commerce Week in recognition of the unwavering commitment of chambers of commerce and boards of trade throughout B.C. in supporting local businesses, boosting economic development and creating jobs.
Health and Wellness -- Premier Stephen McNeil and the Council of Atlantic Premiers have agreed to explore new and innovative ways to work together, to make publicly funded drug plans stronger in our region.
Bob White, the Canadian union leader who founded the Canadian Auto Workers after splitting off from its American counterpart, has died at the age of 81.
En la calle Sainte-Catherine de Montreal, poco más al este de St-Laurent, se encuentra un símbolo de la ciudad: Foufounes Electriques, un bar que ha visto de todo un poco, incluidas bandas históricas como Nirvana. The post Sobre la vez que Nirvana se presentó en Montreal por $350 appeared first on NM Noticias.
El Consejo Nacional de Canadienses Musulmanes se dice preocupado por una protesta que se llevó a cabo el viernes frente a una mezquita de Toronto. The post Organización musulmana preocupada por protesta realizada frente a mezquita en Toronto appeared first on NM Noticias.

Young people of Creston will have an opportunity to learn the skills they will need for tomorrow’s in-demand occupations.
Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural DevelopmentThe Town of Grand Falls-Windsor will upgrade an existing trail system in the town and develop a new trail, thanks in part to investments by the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador totalling more than $677,000.
Fisheries, Forestry and AgrifoodsThe Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Fisheries, Forestry and Agrifoods, will address attendees at the Newfoundland and Labrador Horticulture Producers Council Conference tomorrow (Tuesday, February 21), 12:45 p.m. at the Comfort Inn Airport, St. John’s.
En medio del debate sobre las migraciones, muros y vetos para viajar, una nueva encuesta revela la opinión de los canadienses sobre estos temas en la era Trump. The post Refugiados: La mayoría de los canadienses a favor, pero no quieren que las cifras aumenten appeared first on NM Noticias.
A gambling researcher is calling on Canada’s provincial lottery corporations to enter the controversial business of daily fantasy sports, citing their ability to best regulate the activity that has been characterized as illegal gambling by some U.S. states.
Executive Council“I thank the Auditor General for his thorough review and comprehensive analysis of the issues surrounding the departure of Ed Martin from his position as Chief Executive Officer of Nalcor Energy.
Education and Early Childhood DevelopmentThe Premier’s Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes is inviting residents who have an interest in education to public consultations in St. Johns and Conception Bay South. The schedule for these consultations is as follows:
La alcaldía de Montreal quiere que en la ciudad la bicicleta se convierta en un medio de transporte alternativo de uso masivo, por lo que está planificando construir una nueva ciclovía, de unos 2 km, que permitiría unir la ciudad de norte a sur. The post Montreal tendrá una nueva ciclovía que unirá el sur con el centro de la ciudad appeared first on NM Noticias.
Office of the Auditor GeneralAuditor General, Terry Paddon, delivered his report on a review of the severance benefits received by Mr. Edmund J. Martin upon his cessation of employment as Chief Executive Officer of Nalcor Energy to the Minister of Finance today.
Opening inventories of crude oil and equivalent products held in pipelines and terminals totalled 12.3 million cubic metres in December.
The specialized design services industry group, which includes interior, industrial, graphic and other specialized design services, reported operating revenue of $3.0 billion in 2015, up 1.9% from 2014.
New Consumer Price Index (CPI) basket weights, representing consumer spending patterns in 2015, are now available. The new weights are based on the 2015 Survey of Household Spending (SHS).
Data on the production, inventories and domestic sales of refined petroleum products for Canada and the regions are now available for January upon request.
Stocks of frozen and chilled meats in cold storage totalled 113 652 tonnes in January, down 5.9% from the same month a year earlier.
The advertising and related services industry generated $9.2 billion in operating revenue in 2015, up 4.7% from 2014. Operating expenses rose 4.2% to $7.9 billion in 2015, resulting in an operating profit margin of 13.4%, up slightly from 13.0% in 2014.
Wholesale sales rose 0.7% to $57.3 billion in December, a third consecutive gain. Six of the seven subsectors, representing 82% of total wholesale sales, reported increases. The machinery, equipment and supplies subsector and the building material and supplies subsector contributed the most to the advance.
NB Power will give evidence supporting its plan to continue repaying its debt while also investing in outage prevention and reliability, and maintaining the lowest electricity rates in the Maritime provinces in a hearing with the New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board (EUB) this week.
Advanced Education, Skills and Labour Public consultations to help establish a clear and consistent method of determining future increases to the minimum wage are ongoing this week, with today’s sessions in Grand Falls-Windsor taking place from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at College of the North Atlantic, 5 Cromer Avenue.
A Saint John judge has found Richard Valiquette guilty of criminal negligence causing the drug-related death of 17-year-old Gavin Adams.

As producers in the province push back against quotas and restrictions, Quebec is adding five million taps over the next two years to its existing 43 million spigots.
Executive CouncilSteady Brook, NL (February 20, 2017) – Atlantic Premiers are working together to find innovative solutions to grow the region’s economy and address the challenges facing Atlantic Canadians.
Ever wonder what it's like to ride on an ice boat, just a few centimetres above the ice? CBC's Pat Martel wondered, but decided to take us on a much slower ride.

The Council of Atlantic Premiers concluded meetings in Steady Brook, N.L. today.
A federal fund designed to give financial help to parents whose children have been murdered or gone missing has spent more than 14 times as much on administration costs as it has on actual grants.
A dog owner and a local veterinary clinic are warning others about the dangers of a sugar substitute that can be toxic or fatal for dogs.
Despite a 30 per cent increase in production over the last decade, Quebec's share of global output has fallen. The problem, some say, lies with the tight grip that the Quebec Maple Syrup Federation has over the province's maple syrup producers.
Susan Caribou will be sharing the stories of her family who have been murdered or disappeared in Manitoba at the first meeting of the family advisory circle in Toronto with the missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry.
“You don’t go against a mother’s gut feeling,” said Donna Stevenson, the mother of two boys who were hit by a car in 2013, one of whom was killed.
Education and Early Childhood DevelopmentThe Premier’s Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes is inviting residents who have an interest in education to public consultations in Clarenville and Marystown. The schedule for these consultations is as follows:
Environment and Climate ChangeA population survey of woodland caribou herds will be carried out over the next several weeks on the Northern Peninsula.
An $18 million school being built in Miramichi will be named King Street Elementary School.
More and more businesses are turning to wifi marketing, where users give permission to be targeted with ads in exchange for free internet.
In a city where "bulldozer-bait" homes can fetch close to $3 million, Vancouver's chief planner is faced with a choice that could shape the city for decades to come.
A visiting student from Brazil who has been without his luggage for a month after it was lost by Air Canada in January says it was finally returned to him Sunday.
This would mean giving the military rank and file the right, as a group, to self-advocate and negotiate for improved salary, benefits and working conditions within government-approved parameters.
An Ontario woman says a dispute with her condo board and property management company over minor garden infractions has left her emotionally devastated and contemplating moving out.
Husky Energy is just weeks away from officially sanctioning the long-awaited West White Rose extension project, sources say.
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