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Marijuana industry gets boost from legalization target date

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Canadian marijuana businesses got a confidence boost from a CBC News report that the government plans to legalize recreational marijuana by July 2018, although big questions remain about how the legal market will work in different provinces.




B.C. government's Facebook page vandalized

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 01:06:06 EDT

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The B.C. government is apologizing after their Facebook page was vandalized by unknown actors on Monday night.




How will legal pot be sold in B.C.? Province still hazy on answers

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:51:19 EDT

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We now have a date for legal marijuana in Canada, but Ottawa will let the provinces decide how it's sold and to whom, and B.C. doesn't have answers for that yet.




Steelhead LNG project gets early OK from Huu-ay-aht Nation

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:31:31 EDT

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Steelhead LNG has secured approval from the local First Nation to move forward with a liquefied natural gas facility on the west coast of Vancouver Island, but at such an early stage, few of the project's details are known.




Victoria Police Board seeking court order to obtain documents from police complaints commission

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:06:56 EDT

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The Victoria Police Board is seeking a court order to get copies of documents from the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner.




Cherry blossom festival highlights tastes of Japan

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 01:33:10 EDT

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As On The Coast food columnist Gail Johnson tells host Stephen Quinn, the festival also provides tree-gazers with the opportunity to experience all sorts of Japanese food, embracing the traditional spirit of Hanami festivals across the pacific.




Privatization of seniors' care leading to poorer quality service, think tank says

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:18:20 EDT

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A new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says there has been a 30 per cent decline in publicly funded home support between 2001 and 2016.




Sinixt First Nation not extinct after all, court rules

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:55:14 EDT

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The Sinixt was pushed off the Canadian portion of its traditional territory by settlers and miners. The court heard the First Nation was declared extinct for the purposes of the Indian Act in 1956.




Slide alert issued in Johnsons Landing, B.C., community where four were killed

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:42:34 EDT

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A tiny British Columbia community that lost four residents in a landslide almost five years ago has been put on alert for another possible slide.




2017 British Columbia election: Burnaby-Edmonds riding profile

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:58:16 EDT

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A look at Burnaby-Edmonds, one of the 87 electoral districts in British Columbia.




Backcountry emergencies a challenge for rescuers

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:57:14 EDT

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Experts say the growing number of skiers and snowboarders enticed by pristine powder in the backcountry shouldn't assume help will arrive quickly if something goes wrong.




ICBC begins offering free windshield chip repair again

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:26:46 EDT

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Starting today, drivers with optional comprehensive ICBC coverage can have windshield chips repaired for free, as long as it's deemed safe to do so.




Family found dead in B.C.'s Interior died of carbon monoxide poisoning, says daughter

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:12:27 EDT

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A relative of the family of four found dead in their home in Venables Valley, near Ashcroft B.C., says their deaths were caused by carbon monoxide poisoning.




Marijuana legalization could leave provinces responsible for pot rules

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:04:19 EDT

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Federal government ministers are keeping mum on the details of the Liberals' marijuana legalization plan, as provinces consider the legislative and regulatory burden that will fall to them when pot is legalized.




Crown seeks 12-year sentence for drunk driver who killed 3 near Pemberton

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:08:29 EDT

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A sentencing hearing has begun in B.C. Supreme Court for a man who pleaded guilty to killing two cyclists and his own passenger in a drunk driving crash on Highway 99 near Pemberton in May of 2015.




How First Nations got ahead of the curve on clean energy

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:27:14 EDT

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Renewable energy project are helping remote Indigenous communities across B.C. and Canada become self-sustainable while enhancing economic opportunities.




Roller coasters and rolled joints? Vancouver councillor suggests PNE as possible 4/20 location

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:41:23 EDT

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A Vancouver city councillor wants staff to find a new location for Vancouver's annual 4/20 event after last year's event at Sunset Beach cost the city $148,000. But organizers say it's too late to move the event.




Soldiers of Odin arrested at anti-racism rally in Vancouver

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:19:08 EDT

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An anti-racism rally took an ugly turn Sunday when police were forced to intervene after members from the group Soldiers of Odin disrupted the event.




Crown could block private prosecution of Mount Polley spill

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:25:20 EDT

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MiningWatch Canada is in provincial court in Williams Lake, B.C., today saying the province and the Mount Polley Mining Corp. violated the Fisheries Act when a tailings pond collapsed in August 2014.




Olympic snowboarder Mark McMorris injured near Whistler

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:37:56 EDT

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Olympic slopestyle bronze medallist Mark McMorris, a podium hopeful for Canada at next year's Winter Games, has been injured while snowboarding in B.C. in what his brother called a "freak accident."