"The past is not gone. The past is here. I think that by not condemning what happened, we are condoning it."
Claudio Vidal, who fled to Canada from Chile following the 1973 coup that installed Augusto Pinochet as dictator, speaks out against an official visit to North Vancouver by the Esmeralda, a ship used for torture during Pinochet's rule (from an Aug. 3 news story).
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"We welcome guests from all around the world; many have booked months in advance, and quite frankly we felt we couldn't jeopardize their kind of experience."
Rocky Mountaineer spokesman Ian Robertson explains why the company chose to hire replacement workers for locked-out service attendants. The practice is illegal in B.C., but the federally regulated railway isn't covered by that law (from an Aug. 5 news story).
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"I saw it as a diamond in the rough. We are running out of buildings like that. . . ."
Brad Hodson, new owner of the 99-year-old "Blue Building" at the corner of St. Andrews Avenue and East Eighth Street in North Vancouver, on why he will renovate the neighbourhood landmark (from a July 31 news story).