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by Wikinews on Wednesday Nov 03 2010

 Fifteen people were shot dead on Wednesday in the western Mexican state of Nayarit. The attack occurred in a car wash in the city of Tepic, and, according to the state attorney general, was the work of a drug cartel. All 15 killed were workers at the Gamboa car wash.

"The workers were all men; they were washing cars when the gunmen, probably members of organized crime, drove up in SUVs ...

by Mona Mattei on Tuesday Nov 02 2010
$36.8 million is needed for fire safety, sewer lines, water pipes and wells in Grand Forks over the next few years, residents heard last week. At a public meeting to see if locals are ready to foot the bill for the needed repairs, city council presented an engineering report by Kerr Wood Leidel Associates about the municipality’s infrastructure.
 
Council is proposing...
by Contributor on Monday Nov 01 2010

The government has finally listened to the Royal Canadian Legion and Canada’s New Democrats and will remove the sales tax from the purchase of poppies and wreaths for the Legion’s annual poppy campaign. When the Harmonized Sales Tax was implemented in Ontario and B.C. this summer, the production of poppies fell under the new tax system since a private firm in Toronto makes the poppies. This...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 28 2010

Bill Chappell, National Public Radio

Sockeye salmon are making their run up the Fraser River in numbers not seen since 1913.

More than 34 million salmon are reportedly in the BC river system, befuddling scientists who last year tallied less than two million fish.

The BBC has an interactive report on the run — and some words of caution from scientists...

by Robin Yassin-Kassab on Thursday Oct 28 2010

Editor's note: the following is a list of things that took place during the author's trip to Palestine a couple of weeks ago.

A large demonstration was held in central Nablus calling for the release of the thousands of prisoners held in the Israeli gulag.

Israeli forces shelled Gaza.

The Palestinian Authority arrested 53 men in overnight raids.

I passed a...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Oct 27 2010

David A Gabel, Environmental News Network

Mountains are great places to go to see nature in its most pristine state. The mountains of the northwestern United States are particularly beautiful because they are home to outstanding trees and vegetation.

According to a new study, that mountain vegetation has been significantly impacted by climate change in the past...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Oct 27 2010

 So, today I'm posting a story about sex toys as adult stocking stuffers, and I know I'm going to get a lot of grief over it.

First, let me suggest to those who are up-in-arms and furious – get some perspective, would you please? There's lots in life worth being angry over ... school closures or the whittling away of our local hospital services, perhaps. If the worst, most infuriating...
by Global Voices on Monday Oct 25 2010

 “My Father is Li Gang!” has become the most popular catchphrase in the Chinese Internet in the past few days. First of all, you may ask, who is Li Gang? Li Gang is the deputy director of the police department in the northern district of Baoding city, Hebei province.

On October 16, a car accident took place in Hebei University, which led to the death of a female student. According to...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Oct 20 2010

 As many as 300 people showed up to a rally and march this afternoon aimed at preventing Interior Health's (IH's) proposed plan to move Castlegar's only ultrasound machine to Trail.

The crowd gathered in the Extra Foods parking lot at 3:30 p.m., then marched to the Castlegar Health Centre, where RDCK director Gord Zaitsoff emceed a series of speeches, including comments from MLA...
by Global Voices on Monday Oct 18 2010

By Andrea Arzaba

 

The Lerma Santiago River (commonly known as “Rio Lerma”) is Mexico’s second longest river. At the same time,  it used to be a source of drinking water for the capital and the central part of the country. During the 17th and 18th centuries, large haciendas ...

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