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The Vancouver School Board is considering giving students two extra days off in order to save money, meaning parents will be on the hook for childcare costs. CBC
B.C. teachers' strike: parents scramble for daycare spaces

Daycare operators in British Columbia are scrambling to keep up with increased demand for child support as more parents need to find places to send their kids with schools staying closed Tuesday.

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  • Montreal bar makes amends after homophobia charge
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-01 3:16 PM

    MONTREAL - A Quebec student association which had accused a popular Montreal bar of homophobia says it's satisfied with the response from the owner.

  • B.C. daycares swamped because of teachers' strike
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-01 3:12 PM

    VANCOUVER - Daycare operators in British Columbia are scrambling to keep up with increased demand for child support as more parents need places to babysit their kids because schools will not open.

  • Quebec elementary school bans homeworkQuebec elementary school bans homework
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-01 1:10 PM

    MONTREAL - Students at a Quebec elementary school may be some of the happiest in the country as they prepare for another year in the classroom.

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  • A Shiite militiaman stands guard in Amirli, where 15,000 Shiite Turkmens were stranded in the farming community surrounded by militants since mid-July, 105 miles  170 kilometers  north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, officials said.  AP Photo  The Associated PressIraq PM pledges to root out ISIS militants

    Iraq's outgoing prime minster pledged Monday to turn his country into "a big grave" for Sunni militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group and commended security forces who achieved a rare victory over insurgents by ending the siege of a Shia town.

  • Pro-Russian rebel leaders from Eastern Ukraine Andrei Purgin, left, and Alexey Karyakin walk in Minsk, the Belarusian capital, to reach agreement on a cease-fire.  AP Photo Dmitry Brushko  Dmitry Brushko Associated PressUkraine crisis: Separatists soften stance on independence

    Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy — a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.

  • This film image released by Sony Pictures shows Jennifer Lawrence in a scene from "American Hustle." Lawrence was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actress on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, for her role in the film. The 86th Academy Awards will be held on March 2.  AP Photo Sony - Columbia Pictures, Francois Duhamel  Francois Duhamel Associated PressJennifer Lawrence among celebrity victims in leak of nude photos

    Intimate images of dozens of celebrities, including Academy Award winner and Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, have been leaked online by an anonymous hacker who claims to have stolen materials from more than 100 actors and singers.

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Designed to simulate smoking, electronic cigarettes continue to be caught up in possible regulations and restrictions. Do you think they should be treated the same as cigarettes?

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  1.  
    39 %
    No. They came into existence for a reason – to be a less harmful alternative to smoking.
    1,056 votes
  2.  
    51 %
    Yes. A cigarette is a cigarette whether it’s a vaporized version or not.
    1,340 votes
  3.  
    9 %
    Not sure.
    246 votes
  4.  
    1 %
    Maybe.
    37 votes

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