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B.C. court rejects challenge to huge Squamish Nation housing project near downtown Vancouver (Tue, 03 Oct 2023)
Members of Squamish Nation and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau break ground with shovels at the future Senakw housing development near the Burrard Bridge in Vancouver A massive Vancouver housing development spearheaded by the Squamish Nation has cleared a legal hurdle after a B.C. Supreme Court judge rejected a challenge by a residents' association over lack of consultation.
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Liberal MP Greg Fergus elected Speaker of the House of Commons (Tue, 03 Oct 2023)
Candidate for Speaker and member of Parliament Greg Fergus delivers a speech in the House of Commons prior to voting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick Liberal MP Greg Fergus has been elected the new Speaker of the House of Commons — and his first challenge will be to help Parliament turn the page on the embarrassing Yaroslav Hunka incident.
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Fall sitting begins at B.C. Legislature, with 4 official parties now in the chamber (Tue, 03 Oct 2023)
Headshots of four white B.C. political leaders including one female. MLAs are back in Victoria on Tuesday for the start of the fall sitting of the B.C. Legislature, with four parties now participating after the B.C. Conservatives earned official status.
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Not enough women's recovery homes in Metro Vancouver, say operators and residents (Tue, 03 Oct 2023)
Paige Petuh-Bowman, Cole Izsak, and Desiree Belisle stand on the back porch of The Castle, a planned recovery facility awaiting business licensing from the City of Surrey. Operator says specialized women's facilities are few and far between in Metro Vancouver. Residents say they endure long waitlists to get in to the handful that are available.
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More adults are taking medication for ADHD. Physicians say trend is a double-edged sword (Tue, 03 Oct 2023)
David Martin sits on a bench in a Toronto park. He was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 46. New B.C. data suggests the rate of ADHD medication use among adults has gone up dramatically. Multiple experts say it's a trend that could be improving the lives of many Canadians — though some warn it’s a double-edged sword, since these drugs can come with health risks and the potential for dependence. 
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