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War Resister Brad McCall Has Gone into Hidingnew

Fearing arrest by the Mounties and deportation to the United States, former American soldier Brad McCall fled his East Vancouver home and is living on the lam.
The Georgia Straight  |  Charlie Smith  |  07-10-2009  |  War

British Columbia Municipal Cops Call for Federal Police Accountabilitynew

Municipal police officers in British Columbia want Royal Canadian Mounted Police forces doing contract police work in the province to be accountable to the same civilian-oversight process for public complaints as the municipal police are.
The Georgia Straight  |  Carlito Pablo  |  01-26-2009  |  Policy Issues

Canada's Most Picturesque Province is Also the Center of an Underground Pot Explosionnew

Prince Edward Island is still largely a bastion of clean-cut, yesteryear values. A number of island communities remain defiantly dry. But it is also home to a thriving cottage industry that includes both indoor hydroponic pot production, and a more daring coterie of growers who take advantage of the island's perfect summer climate and endless fields of spuds, soybeans, and corn to pursue small-scale cultivation en plein air.
Boston Phoenix  |  Alan R. Earls  |  08-14-2008  |  Drugs

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