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Car bombs, crossbows and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

November 25, 2010

Crusied through the Lower Mainland papers and came across the following stories.

Good work by David Burke at the Squamish Chief on that insane improvised explosive device (a.k.a. car bomb) in Whistler the other day. Plenty of neighbour quotes makes for good reading.

Nice short story by Mitch Thompson of the Maple Ridge Times on those crazies who dress up like they lived in medieval Europe. Nice photo too.

Wow, wow, wow. This is just abominable. I feel for Marco Morelli. This story/ad was run in the Bowen Island Undercurrent and Langley Times. Morelli actually did as good a job as one could expect and thankfully buried the Black Press angle. But still… I didn’t want to write anything negative today but this is just too much. At very least the story should acknowledge that Black Press owns the paper the story appeared in. And the headline… “Group buying phenomenon offers a great deal for everyone.” Oh my.

Lighter fare (in a good way) from the Burnaby NewsLeader’s Wanda Chow, who breaks a story about Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’s Burnaby connection.

Great ongoing court reporting from the Surrey Now’s Tom Zytaruk on the murder trial of Muhktiar Singh Panghali (whose name I had to copy and paste just to get it right).

The submitted photo on this Langley Times story is very, very creepy…

Michael McQuillin‘s story in the the New Westminster NewsLeader about the collateral damage that may be caused by a proposed new overpass is terrific. He actually personalizes a traffic story. Mario Bartel‘s photo is awesome too. Story also links to a powerpoint presentationon the NewsLeader’s Facebook (!) page.

Simple but well written story on a new swim coach by Phillip Raphael in the South Delta Leader.

Finally, a cool snow football picby Fred Schaad.

Photo by Victoria Reay via Flickr
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