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Vancouver police are investigating after a man was stabbed in the city's Downtown Eastside on Wednesday night. The incident occurred around 7:40 p.m. at the intersection of Gore Avenue and Keefer Street. Emergency responders found the man, who has not been identified, in the 400 block of Prior Street. The man suffered serious injuries in the stabbing and is receiving emergency treatment ...
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5/22/2013 The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is raising questions about expenses filed by Vancouver's City Manager. The Federation's Jordan Bateman wants to know why Penny Ballem spent nearly $700 on an Air Canada flight from Vancouver Airport to Victoria to join the budget lock up last year in the capital city. On top of that she charged the city $126 for a cab ride. Bateman says ...
A Belcarra, B.C. teenager and his beloved family dog are recovering tonight after surviving a vicious cougar attack on Tuesday night. Levi Sadler, 16, realized there was something wrong when heard his black Labrador Daisy screaming outside his window. "It was terrifying, like a scream you hear in movies, coming from a dog," he ...
Vancouver, whose council has been accused of not listening to the public and whose residents say they are lonely and alienated, launched the first steps on Wednesday of a plan to make people who live there more connected. "Vancouver is a dynamic city undergoing a great deal of change," Mayor Gregor Robertson said. "The connection between city hall and citizens is tenuous at the ...
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The Asia-Pacific region will continue to power global economic growth in 2013, but the region's increasing ageing population will cast a shadow on the long-term development, according to a Canadian think-tank.
"Productivity gains and a large, young working-age population have done much to boost Asian economic growth over the past three decades. But Asia's demographic dividend is quickly coming to an end," said Kip Beckman, author of the Conference Board of Canada's recent published report World Outlook: Spring 2013.
Due to fewer births and longer life expectancies, the average age of the population in Asia is increasing rapidly. Today, 7 percent of Asia's population is above 65 years old, while the share has increased to 23 percent in Japan, reported Xinhua citing the Conference Board of Canada.
According to the organization's analysis, the changing demographic profile in the region comes from two major shifts. First, women in Asia have become better educated, making them more financially independent and less likely to rush into marriage at a young age.
Second, the cost of raising children has risen substantially. For instance, in South Korea, education costs are a major contributor to the country's huge household debt -- currently 160 percent of income. ...
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