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RCMP called him a sex-trafficking ‘ringleader.’ He wants an apology and $100M
(via CBC)

Quebec prosecutors initially said they had “overwhelming evidence” Daegun Chun was the mastermind of a Canada-wide prostitution network. But all charges against Chun were eventually stayed and the case never went to trial.

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Former BC massage school ordered to pay $12k for discrimination
(via Vancouver Sun)

Majid Shahadat was denied access to a service because of his religion, said the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal in its decision.

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Pupils in England ‘facing worst exam results in decades’ after COVID-19 closures
(via the Guardian)

GCSE results in key subjects to steadily worsen until 2030, predicts research that blames failure to tackle impact of schools lockdown.

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When humans pit the fate of one native species against another, things get violent
(via Anthropocene)

New research shows that killing wolves helps caribou. Others ask, are wolves paying the price for people’s unwillingness to tackle the real problem — logging.

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Taps will be turned off for residents defying water restrictions in drought-stricken BC city
(via CBC)

Level 3 watering restrictions are in effect in Merritt, B.C., limiting lawn and garden watering to two times per week. Hand watering and washing is allowed any time.

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Deportation of BC climate activist cancelled after outpouring of support
(via CBC)

Canadian immigration officials have halted the deportation of B.C. climate justice activist Zain Haq, two days before he was to be sent back to Pakistan over issues with his study permit.

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Canada’s logging industry is seeking a wildfire ‘hero’ narrative
(via Vancouver Is Awesome)

B.C. and Canadian forestry associations aim to tell a story that places them as the “hero” in a fight against wildfires. One critic says the strategy is “mendacious and dangerous.”

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Ulkatcho First Nation sees path to ‘energy sovereignty’ with huge off-grid solar farm
(via CBC)

A First Nation in central British Columbia says it will take a step toward “energy sovereignty” when it builds what officials say will be the largest off-grid solar farm in Canada.

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Newfoundland director found creeping terror of ‘The King Tide’ in a tiny coastal town
(via CTV News)

Newfoundlander Christian Sparkes has shot several films around his home province, but with his new psychological thriller “The King Tide” he saw an opportunity to wander into one unique town that had eluded him over the years.

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Oldest ever ice offers glimpse of Earth before the ice ages
(via Science)

Samples of eerie blue glacial ice from Antarctica are a staggering 6 million years old, scientists announced last week, doubling the previous record for Earth’s oldest ice. The ice opens a new window on Earth’s ancient climate — one that isn’t exactly what scientists expected.

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