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Jul 9, 2015

Soaring Vancouver home prices spur anger toward foreign buyers

VANCOUVER, July 9 (Reuters) – After years of watching
Vancouver housing prices climb, driven in part by Chinese
investment, Eveline Xia came to a painful realization: Despite
having a Master’s degree and solid career prospects, she might
never be able to afford a home in the city where she grew up.

That didn’t seem right, and so the 29-year-old grabbed a
marking pen, hand lettered a sign listing her credentials,
snapped a selfie, and posted it to Twitter under the hashtag
#DontHave1million.

Jul 6, 2015

Wambach coy on international future after World Cup win

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – United States striker Abby Wambach was coy on her plans for the future on Sunday, saying just that she was proud of her team’s win over Japan after finally hoisting the World Cup trophy for the first time in her 12-year career with the national squad.

“There’s probably no better way to go out, right? But I’m just really going to enjoy tonight,” Wambach, 35, told reporters when asked if she would be announcing her retirement from the squad following her side’s thumping 5-2 win.

Jul 6, 2015

Soccer-Wambach coy on international future after World Cup win

VANCOUVER, July 5 (Reuters) – United States striker Abby Wambach was coy on her plans for the future on Sunday, saying just that she was proud of her team’s win over Japan after finally hoisting the World Cup trophy for the first time in her 12-year career with the national squad.

“There’s probably no better way to go out, right? But I’m just really going to enjoy tonight,” Wambach, 35, told reporters when asked if she would be announcing her retirement from the squad following her side’s thumping 5-2 win.

Jul 4, 2015

Americans flock to Vancouver to amp up World Cup fever

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – A sea of red, white and blue is expected to flood Vancouver in the coming days as thousands of Americans flock to the city to cheer on their squad against defending champions Japan in Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final.

The Americans have enjoyed a home-crowd feel throughout the month-long tournament in Canada and can expect more of the same with the game, a rematch of the 2011 World Cup final they lost, being played about 34 miles from the U.S. border.

Jul 4, 2015

Soccer-Americans flock to Vancouver to amp up World Cup fever

VANCOUVER, July 3 (Reuters) – A sea of red, white and blue is expected to flood Vancouver in the coming days as thousands of Americans flock to the city to cheer on their squad against defending champions Japan in Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final.

The Americans have enjoyed a home-crowd feel throughout the month-long tournament in Canada and can expect more of the same with the game, a rematch of the 2011 World Cup final they lost, being played about 34 miles from the U.S. border.

Jun 28, 2015

Canadian dreams end in nightmare loss to England

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – Canada captain Christine Sinclair apologized to her coach following their 2-1 quarter-final defeat to England at the Women’s World Cup on Saturday but John Herdman said his skipper had nothing to be sorry about.

After conceding just one goal in four matches, Canada surrendered two in three minutes early in the opening half. They pulled one back before the break but were unable to unlock England’s defense in the second half.

Jun 28, 2015

Soccer-Canadian dreams end in nightmare loss to England

VANCOUVER, June 27 (Reuters) – Canada captain Christine Sinclair apologised to her coach following their 2-1 quarter-final defeat to England at the Women’s World Cup on Saturday but John Herdman said his skipper had nothing to be sorry about.

After conceding just one goal in four matches, Canada surrendered two in three minutes early in the opening half. They pulled one back before the break but were unable to unlock England’s defence in the second half.

Jun 24, 2015

Vancouver to regulate booming marijuana dispensaries

VANCOUVER, June 24 (Reuters) – Vancouver city councillors
voted on Wednesday in favor of new rules for licensing marijuana
dispensaries, despite objections from the federal government,
becoming the first Canadian city to regulate retailers selling
the drug.

The bylaw, part of an effort to slow the thriving but so-far
unlicensed industry in Vancouver, comes as the number of shops
selling everything from joints to marijuana-infused lollipops
has jumped to roughly 100 from about 10 five years ago.

Jun 24, 2015

Vancouver votes to regulate booming marijuana dispensary industry

VANCOUVER, June 24 (Reuters) – Vancouver city councillors on
Wednesday voted in favor of new rules for licensing marijuana
dispensaries, despite objections from the federal government,
becoming the first Canada city to regulate retailers selling the
drug.

The bylaw, part of an effort to slow the thriving but so-far
unlicensed industry in Vancouver, comes as the number of shops
selling everything from joints to marijuana-infused lollipops
has jumped from about 10 five years ago to roughly 100.

Jun 18, 2015

Pacific Rubiales shareholders launch proxy fight to stop Alfa deal

VANCOUVER, June 18 (Reuters) – Pacific Rubiales Energy’s
largest group of shareholders has begun a proxy fight
to block the roughly C$2 billion ($1.6 billion) takeover of the
Canadian oil producer by Alfa SAB de CV and Harbour
Energy Ltd.

O’Hara Administration, speaking for a group of shareholders
holding about 20 percent of Pacific Rubiales shares, said on
Thursday it had filed a proxy circular and letter urging other
minority investors to vote against the deal.

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