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Details emerge on the leaked report recommending how to deal with the looming timber crisis in the B.C. Interior, The Globe reports. Options tabled include harvesting long-protected trees in wildlife corridors and old-growth forests. With a drought of harvestable timber predicted in the next few years, and lasting as long as 50 years, government is mulling the abandonment of the stewardship approach in favour of short-term economic gain.
The Canucks’ playoff hopes are rekindled after a fine showing by backup goaltender Cory Schneider, and The Vancouver Sun dubs it the end of Roberto Luongo.
Former U.S. federal prosecutor John MacKay was in Vancouver yesterday speaking in favour of regulation and taxation of marijuana, The Globe reports. He joins a growing number of high-profile voices calling for an end to prohibition, claiming it fuels gang violence. MacKay, ironically, was involved in the prosecution of Vancouver’s Marc Emery following his extradition to the United States.
Socially-conservative radio host and president of Culture Guard Kari Simpson has filed a complaint with B.C.’s Human Rights Tribunal claiming that the battle over the Vancouver School Board’s anti-bullying program has created a climate of bullying against Christians, The Straight reports.
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