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When veteran mediator Vince Ready declared an impasse and walked away from talks between British Columbia teachers and their employer Saturday, parents' hopes for the school year to start on time walked out with him. Jim Iker, president of the B.C. Teachers' Federation, blamed the failure of the negotiations on government, also issued a request to British Columbians. Education Minister Peter Fassbender said he was "disappointed" at the outcome of this week's failed negotiations, and wishes he had better news to share with students, parents and teachers. CBC
B.C. teachers' strike: No school year start Tuesday

When veteran mediator Vince Ready declared an impasse and walked away from talks between British Columbia teachers and their employer Saturday, parents' hopes for the school year to start on time walked out with him.

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  • Health Canada is ordering all citronella-based bug sprays off the shelves by the end of December because of "the absence of adequate safety data." CBCHealth Canada pulling last of citronella-based bug sprays
    cbc.ca - 2014-08-31 5:00 AM

    Health Canada is pulling the last citronella-based bug sprays off the shelves by December because of “the absence of adequate safety data.” The move has left scientists who advised Health Canada on the issue, befuddled by the phase-out. So are many consumers who prefer natural bug sprays.

  • When veteran mediator Vince Ready declared an impasse and walked away from talks between British Columbia teachers and their employer Saturday, parents' hopes for the school year to start on time walked out with him. Jim Iker, president of the B.C. Teachers' Federation, blamed the failure of the negotiations on government, also issued a request to British Columbians. Education Minister Peter Fassbender said he was "disappointed" at the outcome of this week's failed negotiations, and wishes he had better news to share with students, parents and teachers. CBCB.C. teachers' strike: No school year start Tuesday
    cbc.ca - 2014-08-31 3:05 PM

    When veteran mediator Vince Ready declared an impasse and walked away from talks between British Columbia teachers and their employer Saturday, parents' hopes for the school year to start on time walked out with him.

  • Samantha Craggs CBCTim Hortons Field will be open for Monday's Argonauts-Ticats game
    cbc.ca - 2014-08-31 12:29 PM

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    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-31 6:12 PM

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    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-31 2:06 PM

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