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Charities struggle to find enough volunteers in Metro Vancouver

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:49:24 EST

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As winter approaches, some Metro Vancouver non-profits say they’re struggling to find enough volunteers to meet the needs of the people they serve.




Peace region 911 callers urged to provide exact addresses after dispatch moves 1,000 km away

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 23:01:19 EST

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The fire chief of Fort St. John is warning 911 callers to give detailed directions to their homes now that dispatch services for northeast B.C. have been moved to Vancouver Island.




Depression in children and youth can be hidden and needs to be taken seriously, psychiatrist says

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:18:19 EST

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A child and adolescent psychiatrist broaches the issue of hidden depression in children and youth.




Teaching children consent: To hug or not to hug?

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 21:06:48 EST

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The Girl Scouts of the United States of America recently released an advisory to parents not to force their daughters to hug relatives, sparking debate.




Rally held for missing women as Curtis Sagmoen makes brief court appearance

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:34:59 EST

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Sagmoen, 36, faces multiple charges related to the attack on a sex worker near his family's Salmon Arm-area farm in August.




B.C. Lottery Corp given more oversight to monitor casinos amid review

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 20:51:21 EST

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The British Columbia government is giving the provincial lottery corporation more teeth to monitor the gaming industry amid concerns over money laundering in casinos.




Vancouver unveils new housing strategy for the next decade

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:59:07 EST

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The City of Vancouver has unveiled its full 10-year strategy for housing, with an emphasis on building and preserving rental units.




Law Society of B.C. looks at biases against Indigenous people in justice system

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 21:25:04 EST

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The Law Society of B.C. hosted a symposium in Vancouver Thursday, designed to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.




Canine companions and 'mental toughness' helped dog walker survive wilderness ordeal

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 20:26:07 EST

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Marcel Poitras says wife Annette gave one of her two rain jackets to Roxy the boxer and learned from the other dogs how to dig down to find a dry spot.




Highway 1 between Chilliwack and Hope to remain closed overnight after series of mudslides

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:43:53 EST

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The highway won't be fully open again until Saturday, according to the Ministry of Transportation.




Vancouver Island councillors eye sites for new national housing cash

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 20:16:07 EST

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Municipal councillors in Victoria and Saanich are attempting to estimate what the region's share of funds might be from a new $40 billion national housing strategy announced Wednesday.




Kamloops Big Brothers Big Sisters to cease operations, Okanagan branch will take over

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 19:03:46 EST

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The Kamloops and region Big Brothers Big Sisters branch will close at the end of December, but the Okanagan branch will maintain a presence in Kamloops in 2018.




Test your DNA at a pharmacy? Now you can

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:14:23 EST

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A new DNA test being offered at select Canadian pharmacies, including dozens in B.C., will allow pharmacists to find the best medication and dosages for patients.




Cougar shot and killed by Clearwater, B.C., RCMP

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 19:58:42 EST

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Clearwater RCMP shot and killed a cougar in a residential area after it killed a pet cat and displayed abnormal behaviours around people.




A decade after it was destroyed by ice jams, Prince George considers how to rebuild popular park

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:30:59 EST

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A decade after the Nechako River froze, causing major damage to parts of Prince George, B.C., the city is deciding how much to invest in repairing it — a conversation similar to what's occurring in many cities across Canada.




Hammy, B.C.'s most famous deer, no longer has his hammock — but his antler is still purple

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:14:24 EST

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A Prince Rupert, B.C., deer who made international headlines for wandering around town with a purple hammock on his head no longer has his eye-catching headwear.




Man injured in shooting near Surrey elementary school

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:15:08 EST

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A man has been taken to hospital following a shooting near Royal Heights Elementary school in Surrey. Police say the suspect fled the scene before officers arrived.




B.C. Green leader hopes this is the last Christmas without ride-hailing

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:02:36 EST

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The leader of the B.C. Green Party announced Thursday that a select standing committee made up of MLAs from all three parties will investigate ride-hailing for the province and produce a report for February 2018 that would inform future legislation allowing the service.




New door to protect BC Transit drivers from assaults

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:53:18 EST

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'Assault by spit is something that’s become more and more common,' union president says.




Children out of cancer treatment options offered hope by new Terry Fox program

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:35:42 EST

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Terry Fox "precision oncology" initiative brings scientists from across Canada together to use genetic sequencing in an effort to provide new treatment for children whose cancer has not responded to other interventions.