"It's scaring me because it looks like the Harper government has been getting closer to the hard-liners. "
Hadi Ebrahimi, editor of North Vancouver-based Persian newspaper Shahrvand, on the federal government's decision to cut diplomatic ties with Iran and close its embassy (from a Sept. 9 news story).
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"When a party can bring in scabs it changes the whole dynamic of a labour dispute. That's why it's illegal in B.C. to do it."
President of the B.C. Federation of Labour Jim Sinclair on Rocky Mountaineer's decision to use replacement workers during the recently concluded strike by the company's unionized employees (from a Sept. 12 news story).
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"More and more people are realizing that going back into a structure that's on fire - to get valuables and pets - is bad for you. Modern smoke is unforgiving. "
West Vancouver division fire chief Martin Ernst praises the elderly couple who escaped unscathed from a house fire (from a Sept. 14 news story).