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Burnaby shelters test free tampons

By Liam Hill-Allan Burnaby residents in poverty could see widespread access to free menstrual products, pending the success of a recently approved pilot project for the city. At a city council meeting on Jan. 27, Burnaby city council…

This post makes you pay

By Austin Everett Sara Mellish wanted to treat her elderly mother to a soft-serve ice cream cone. But an encounter recently with a notorious post in a parking lot left her with a detached car fender, a wheel that could barely turn and an…

Black Friday fizzles in Canada

Reported by Ray Chopping Vancouver stores are gearing up for this year’s Black Friday sales event, but not all consumers are convinced there are deals to be had. “It’s not likely to make me want to buy anything I don’t need,” Keith…