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Contest aims to lure city folk to small-town B.C. with Canada Day trip to Kaslo

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:45:14 EST


Competition hopes to highlight the province's 'spectacular, very cool, very welcoming small towns.'

Vancouver elementary teacher suspended after using worksheets containing N-word

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:54:50 EST


The Vancouver School Board says the teacher at Trafalgar Elementary distributed worksheets with the derogatory term to students.

B.C. scientist suspects Sea-to-Sky, North Shore could be home to high-risk radon

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST


SFU public health researcher Anne-Marie Nicol suspects residents on Vancouver's North Shore and the Sea-to-Sky corridor are at risk of radon exposure.

NDP budget gets exclamation marks for spending and question marks for future revenue

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:00 EST


For months, when asked question after question about their election pledges, John Horgan and the B.C. government would respond, "wait for the budget."

Artistic director of Vancouver arts school steps down after sexual harassment allegation surfaces

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:00:14 EST


A Vancouver-based actor well known for his role as "Happy" the dwarf in the hit TV series Once Upon A Time has stepped down from the private arts institute he co-owned after staff became aware of an allegation of sexual harassment dating back to 2009.

Decision on whether Greyhound can leave northern B.C. expected today

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:00:00 EST


B.C.'s Passenger Transportation Board is expected to rule today whether Greyhound Canada can stop offering bus service in northern British Columbia, but the results of that ruling may not be made immediately public, a spokesperson for the board said.

Bid for damages against RCMP in Lisa Dudley death dismissed by B.C. judge

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:07:54 EST


A B.C. judge has dismissed a claim for damages from Lisa Dudley's mother, saying she was out of time under the statute of limitations.

2-year-old breaks leg after escalator accident at Vancouver airport

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:30:00 EST


"You can be riding responsibly and all it takes is a touch — you can have your life changed for the worse, permanently."

NDP government introduces new speculation tax, eliminates MSP premiums in its 1st budget

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:15:00 EST


The B.C. government delivered on a wide variety of promises from its election platform and throne speech in its first budget, forecasting a $219 million surplus for the upcoming fiscal year on the strength of a strong economy.

No groceries, no rooms, few complaints: economic boom returns to northeastern B.C. community

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:00:00 EST


A combination of pipeline projects and coal mining have added an influx of workers into Chetwynd, a small community in northeastern British Columbia.

Incredible North Shore mountain rescue caught on video

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:51:06 EST


Video footage shot by climber from Crown Mountain shows dramatic helicopter rescue from treacherous terrain by North Shore Rescue.

2018 budget has child-care rebates, spaces but not $10-a-day child care

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:37:03 EST


Advocates are largely pleased with Tuesday's provincial budget, even though it didn't fulfil a key election promise from the NDP.

Mining company working with environmentalists to clean up old mining sites

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:00:00 EST


Margaux Resources Ltd. is partnering with the Salmo Watershed Streamkeepers Society to both extract minerals and help remediate tailings sites from historic mines.

Small growers wary as major pot producer moves in to B.C.

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:27:51 EST


This weekend, B.C.'s pot supply grew by another 100,000 plants. The cannabis clones arrived by air from Ontario, destined for pot giant Canopy Growth's new space in Aldergrove.

B.C. Utilities Commission seeks input on electric vehicle charging stations future

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:44:50 EST


The B.C. Utilities Commission has launched an independent inquiry into whether or not charging stations for electric vehicles should be regulated.

'Ignored for too long:' B.C. NDP government takes aim at housing costs with tax measures

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:31:17 EST


As part of its 2018 budget, the province unveiled a 30-point housing plan which introduces a new tax on speculation, raises the foreign buyers tax with increased scope and commits to delivering 114,000 affordable homes over the next 10 years.

10 things to know about the B.C. budget

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:09:27 EST


NDP delivers on affordability promises such as eliminating MSP premiums, freezing ferry rates and providing housing while adding new taxes to curb speculation and bolster ICBC.

Family of Abbotsford homicide victim still 'praying for answers' 1 year after death

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:22:28 EST


Satkar Sidhu, 23, was shot and killed in the 30500 block of Steelhead Court in Abbotsford on February 20, 2017. Police say despite investigators' best efforts, they still need more information.

How bike-mechanic apprenticeships could tune up the cycling industry

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:30:00 EST


A formalized apprenticeship program would also benefit consumers and boost prospects of a career as a bike mechanic.

Record-breaking cold temperatures sweep through B.C. Interior

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:04:05 EST


Several B.C. Interior communities saw their lowest temperatures ever recorded on February 20, according to Environment Canada.