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Protesting a torture ship, Cumberland dumping, decoding malaria and airport living

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The Chilean tall ship Esmeralda is docked in Victoria amid protest over its former use as a torture ship by the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet in the 1970s. Photo credit: mireyapeters/Flickr
A Chilean tall ship once used to torture captives has docked in Victoria. Local activist Carlos Flores explains why opponents want it banned from all Canadian ports. 

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Former Cumberland mayor Bronco Moncrief discusses his concern that the community's landfill could become the dumping ground for the entire district.

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University of Victoria researcher Martin Boulanger discusses new research that could mark a significant step  in winning the war against malaria and other parasites.The assistant professor of biochemistry and microbiology and his co-authors have discovered how malaria and a number of other parasites penetrate cells.

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Port Alberni video producer Jaeger Mah talks about being a finalist in a contest whose winner will spend 80 days and 80 nights in Vancouver's international airport. On purpose. 

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Here's Jaeger Mah's entry for the Live@YVR contest. Voting continues until August 5., 2011.


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