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July 28, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>It's Gold Rush days long since passed, Canada's Yukon Territory was until recently a wild, myth-bound place. But now oil and gas revenues are fueling new construction and population growth.</p>
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July 26, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>After a 16-year hiatus, construction has resumed on a gigantic North Korean hotel that some architects and engineers fear is so poorly built that it will never be occupied.</p>
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July 21, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Later this summer residents in the Province of Ontario will be able to plug in their homes to a new source of electrical power: biogas derived from cow manure.</p>
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July 16, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Following a series of Segway pilot tests in other Canadian cities, the town of Sylvan Lake Alberta is loosening up laws restricting them the space age vehicles to private property.</p>
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July 2, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>British Columbia's carbon tax went into action this week, raising the price of fossil fuels by just over two cents. Despite some tax concessions in other areas, many drivers remain opposed to the carbon tax.</p>
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June 22, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>An international film festival favorite, Guy Maddin's hard-to-classify documentary "My Winnipeg" revels in and at the same time mocks the Canadian city's mythologies.</p>
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June 13, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>Soaring fuel costs are seeing more people turning to non-conforming vehicles, such as golf carts. But studies show that they are a risky mode of transportation.</p>
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June 9, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Toronto environmental lawyer Albert Koehl believes that Canada's Conservative government should embark on a national bicycle strategy.</p>
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June 6, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>With fill-ups costing close to $70,000 for a transatlantic flight, airlines are facing a grim future.</p>
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June 3, 2008, 11am PDT
French President Sarkozy's call for 'audacious' plans for a Paris of the future has been answered by some of the world's top architects and designers, but some wonder how any of the plans can work within the constraints of the existing city.
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May 29, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>With dramatically increasing fuel costs, European consumers formerly amenable to "green" taxes are turning against them, leading to fears that ambitious emission-control policies may not be achievable.</p>
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May 26, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Mark Kingwell observes the sharp -- and deadly -- contrast between shining Shanghai skyscrapers and the poorly-built prefab concrete structures in China's rural areas that proved to be deathtraps in the recent earthquake.</p>
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May 21, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>Plans to bring New Urbanist designs into British Columbia will do little to stem suburban sprawl, according to this column from the <em>Globe and Mail</em>.</p>
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May 16, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>As rescue work continues in the aftermath of the earthquake in China's Sichuan province, many -- including the state-run media -- are asking questions about why so many buildings collapsed, and blame corruption and shoddy construction methods.</p>
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April 23, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>From construction to infrastructure to social marketing, the Dockside Green condominiums in Victoria B.C. is becoming recognized as the greenest in Canada.</p>
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April 14, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>A new report praises Ontario's greenbelt - 11 times the size of Toronto - as a model for urban growth control.</p>
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March 18, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>Condos are booming in Vancouver, and as a result the city's young creatives are being squeezed out.</p>
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March 16, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>In Miami, speculators inflated the housing market by buying and flipping condos. Now with the market deflating and a host of condo towers still under construction, Miami may be the worst major real estate market in the world.</p>
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February 20, 2008, 12pm PST
<p>Portland's plan for ending homelessness by 2015 has caught the attention of several Canadian municipalities, which are looking to apply the Portland model to their own cities.</p>
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February 9, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>As Vancouver weighs the importance of density in the city, some say the debate needs a refresh.</p>
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