News Roundup – 12/20/13

1. A cranberry farm worker’s death has prompted changes in safety standards for berry cultivators, the News and Review reported. Geraldine Auston, spokesperson for the B.C. Cranberry Growers says workers will now wear life jackets. The worker died after apparently falling in a drainage trench. Investigations by WorkSafe BC continue. Richmond produces about half of…

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Extravagant City Budget Ignores Child Poverty Problem

The City of Richmond, which holds the distinction of the municipality with the second highest child poverty rate in the province, released its 2014 capital budget which came in at $186 million, well above its usual on account of some grandiose projects. However just under 0.5 per cent of that has been earmarked for its…

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