Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

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(BC-Minimum-Wage)

An economics professor from Simon Fraser University has been tapped to lead a commission that will advise the province on boosting its minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour.

Marjorie Griffin Cohen will chair the Fair Wages Commission, which is expected to deliver a report within 90 days of its first meeting.

The report is to offer a timeline for raising the minimum wage.

The N-D-P had previously set a deadline of 2021 but Labour Minister Harry Bains says that will now be up to the commission to determine. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Twin-Deaths-Cold-Case)

R-C-M-P are making a new appeal for information that could help solve the murders of newborn twin girls more than 20 years ago.

The identities of the babies -- whose bodies were found on October 9th, 1994 -- have never been determined.

Corporal Dan Moskaluk says the search continues for their mother or whomever left them wrapped in black garbage bags at Allison Lake Provincial Park north of Princeton.

The girls, who were named the Princeton Angels, lie side by side in a single grave at the local cemetery after the community provided a memorial for them. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Terror-Acquittal-Immigration)

A Jordanian man ruled a danger to the public by the Immigration and Refugee Board is to remain locked up in B-C.

Othman Hamdan was acquitted of terrorism-related charges last month, but adjudicator Trent Cook says he'll remain behind bars during the board's review of his case.

Cook says if Hamdan is released, he'd continue to post material online that "celebrates" acts of terrorist violence.

A B-C Supreme Court judge found Hamdan not guilty on charges including encouraging murder, assault, and instructing a person to carry out a terrorist activity. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Teck-Fisheries-Fine)

A Vancouver-based mining company says it will pay 1. …

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