Craig McCulloch http://www.kplu.org en Scientist claims early evidence of salmon virus, feared lab would be closed http://www.kplu.org/post/scientist-claims-early-evidence-salmon-virus-feared-lab-would-be-closed <p>VANCOUVER, B.C. &ndash; A Canadian scientist testifying in front of a commission on the collapse of the Fraser River salmon fishery says that tests done as far back as 2002 did find indicators of the Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA) virus in pacific salmon and that her lab had discovered evidence of the virus from fish gathered in 1986.</p><p>Dr Kristi Miller, Head of Molecular Genetics in Nanaimo for the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Ocean, testified in Vancouver, B.C., that Canada&#39;s food inspection agency was not happy with her doing the tests. &nbsp;</p><p>She said there was a general feeling she should not be looking at viruses or diseases. She was fearful that all samples would be taken from her lab and was also very concerned that samples from her genomics program, also based in the lab, would be removed.</p><p> Thu, 15 Dec 2011 22:28:03 +0000 Craig McCulloch 3470 at http://www.kplu.org Scientist claims early evidence of salmon virus, feared lab would be closed Ban on polygamy upheld in Canada; investigations under way http://www.kplu.org/post/ban-polygamy-upheld-canada-investigations-under-way <p>The Supreme Court of British Columbia has ruled that the ban on religious sects having polygamous marriages will stand because the harm inflicted outweighs religious freedom.</p><p>In a 335-page decision, Chief Justice Robert Bauman wrote that the ban on polygamy violates Canada&rsquo;s Charter of Rights of Freedoms but is constitutional because the practice causes harm to women and children.</p><p> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 20:16:46 +0000 Craig McCulloch 3280 at http://www.kplu.org Ban on polygamy upheld in Canada; investigations under way Occupy Canada? Movement moves north where the flame was lit http://www.kplu.org/post/occupy-canada-movement-moves-north-where-flame-was-lit <p>Sparked last month by a Canadian anti-consumer group, the &ldquo;Occupy Wall Street&rdquo; protest movement is finally making its way north of the border.</p><p>The Adbusters Foundation in Vancouver, B.C., is best known in the U.S. for &ldquo;Buy Nothing Day,&rdquo; which encourages people to keep their wallets closed on November 25th &ndash; the biggest shopping day of the year. Tomorrow, they will also put their forces behind Occupy rallies in Canada, including those in Vancouver and Victoria.</p><p> Fri, 14 Oct 2011 21:00:00 +0000 Craig McCulloch 2905 at http://www.kplu.org Bigger seats, 'marshmallow' roof replaced at Vancouver stadium http://www.kplu.org/post/bigger-seats-marshmallow-roof-replaced-vancouver-stadium <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-988473.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-988473.mp3</a></p><p>Seen around the world as the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the iconic &ldquo;marshmallow,&rdquo; air supported roof is gone, in favor of a $240 million fabric supported retractable covering.</p><p>The renovations have been so extensive, including bigger seats for bigger bottoms, that the new BC Place is being marketed as virtually a brand new stadium.</p><p> Sun, 02 Oct 2011 15:00:00 +0000 Craig McCulloch 2779 at http://www.kplu.org Bigger seats, 'marshmallow' roof replaced at Vancouver stadium Booze, thugs and 155,000 people: Vancouver riot examined http://www.kplu.org/post/booze-thugs-and-155000-people-vancouver-riot-examined <p>Blame massive crowding, alcohol and inadequate police response as the main causes of the recent Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver, B.C.</p><p>An exhaustive review of the riot sponsored by the Province of British Columbia, City of Vancouver and Vancouver Police Board was made public yesterday.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 02 Sep 2011 17:44:42 +0000 Craig McCulloch 2526 at http://www.kplu.org Booze, thugs and 155,000 people: Vancouver riot examined Vancouver, B.C., wants to end homelessness, expects a battle http://www.kplu.org/post/vancouver-bc-wants-end-homelessness-expects-battle <p>City Council in Vancouver, British Columbia, is debating a strategy to end homelessness within ten years, and the always contentious issue has comparisons to efforts <a href="http://www.cehkc.org/">already under way in King County</a>.</p><p> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 13:30:00 +0000 Craig McCulloch 2205 at http://www.kplu.org Vancouver, B.C., wants to end homelessness, expects a battle 'True' Vancouver cleans up after Stanley Cup riot http://www.kplu.org/post/true-vancouver-cleans-after-stanley-cup-riot <p>The day after mayhem erupted on the streets of Vancouver, B.C., over the Canucks&rsquo; loss to the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup final, thousands of residents came downtown to help with cleanup efforts and write messages on the sheets of plywood covering shattered windows.</p><p> Fri, 17 Jun 2011 16:00:14 +0000 Craig McCulloch 1895 at http://www.kplu.org 'True' Vancouver cleans up after Stanley Cup riot B.C. Gets New Premier http://www.kplu.org/post/bc-gets-new-premier <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-954952.mp3</p><p>British Columbia is getting get a new Premier.&nbsp; Over the weekend, the province elected a new leader. The new Premier, which is equivalent to a state governor, is pledging to maintain good relations with Washington State.</p><p> Mon, 28 Feb 2011 17:47:19 +0000 Craig McCulloch & KPLU News Staff 891 at http://www.kplu.org B.C. Gets New Premier