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B.C. Premier Christy Clark and B.C. Teachers' Federation president Jim Iker smiled while addressing reporters at separate press conferences the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 16. Both made themselves available to answer questions about the tentative deal to end the teachers' strike that had been reached earlier that morning. CBC
B.C. teachers' strike: BCTF recommends accepting 6-year deal

The B.C. Teachers' Federation is recommending its members accept the tentative six-year deal which B.C. Premier Christy Clark is calling "historic." A deal of that length has never been reached with teachers before in the province.

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  • Worker dead after Falling Skies mishap in B.C.
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-16 9:38 PM

    VANCOUVER - An accident on the Vancouver-area set of a popular science-fiction television series connected to Steven Spielberg has claimed the life of a security guard.

  • Former Montreal Cardinal Turcotte in hospital
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-16 9:25 PM

    MONTREAL - Retired Montreal Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte remains in hospital being treated for an unspecified illness.

  • A new peace? Six-year deal for B.C. teachersA new peace? Six-year deal for B.C. teachers
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-16 9:01 PM

    VANCOUVER - British Columbia's long-warring government and teachers' union have made unprecedented educational labour peace with a six-year collective agreement wrought through months of embittered strike action and a final six-day sprint to settlement.

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  • Britain's Prime Minister, and Conservative Party leader David Cameron, seen last week at the offices of the financial services company Scottish Widows in Edinburgh, agreed to the deal brokered by former Labour Party leader Gordon Brown. Andrew Milligan PA The Associated PressScotland vote: U.K. leaders pledge 'extensive new powers' for Scots

    Clashes between Yes and No campaigners in Scotland's independence fight forced U.K. Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband to cancel a walkabout in Edinburgh Tuesday intended as an eleventh-hour push to sway voters to remain part of Britain.

  • The Gaza war left more than 2,100 Palestinians dead, the majority of them civilians, according to Palestinian and UN officials. Israel says the number of militants killed was much higher and accuses Hamas of using civilians as human shields. Khalil Hamra Associated PressGaza rebuilding agreement brokered by United Nations

    The United Nations has brokered an agreement to enable the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, giving a lead role to the Palestinian Authority while involving the private sector, the UN's top Mideast envoy said Tuesday.

  • High winds and a fast-moving wildfire swept through the town of Weed yesterday afternoon, burning buildings that included the high school and a lumber mill. Justine Sullivan Getty ImagesCalifornia wildfire engulfs homes

    Aided by calmer winds and another day of fire-retardant bomber sorties, firefighters mopped up Tuesday around the smouldering remains of 100 structures, most of them homes, after a wind-driven wildfire raced through a hillside neighbourhood and forced more than 1,000 people to flee this small town near the Oregon border.

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  • Lava flows from Philippine volcano; thousands fleeLava flows from Philippine volcano; thousands flee

    MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines' most active volcano has sent more huge lava fragments rolling down its slopes in an ongoing gentle eruption that has prompted authorities to evacuate thousands of villagers, officials said Wednesday.

  • Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good showScientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface.

  • Hunt on for survivalist charged in trooper killingHunt on for survivalist charged in trooper killing

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. - Hundreds of law enforcement officers fanned out across the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods Tuesday in the hunt for a heavily armed survivalist suspected of ambushing two troopers as part of a deadly vendetta against police.

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