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External LinkTrudeau government avoids defeat on key pot bill vote

The Liberal government avoided a disastrous result for its marquee marijuana bill Thursday, as the bill to legalize recreational marijuana passed a key legislative stage in the Senate. It's now headed to committee for further study.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:24:19 EDT

External LinkWatchdog's investigation into fatal police shooting was flawed, review says
Police standoff behind Starlight casino in New Westminster - Nov 8, 2012

A review of one of the first major cases probed by B.C.’s independent police watchdog has revealed significant gaps in training and investigative processes.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:16:55 EDT

External LinkHuman-wildlife conflict prevention ramps up for spring
Black Bear in Port Moody

Bears and cougars are venturing into urban areas after a long winter in B.C., so wildlife specialists are preparing for the season ahead with education, enforcement and training.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:41:58 EDT

External LinkWoman claims she wasn't drinking before crash — she was texting
distracted driving

Call it the lesser-of-two-evils defence: a B.C. woman is fighting the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia's refusal to honour her insurance claim by arguing that she was texting, rather than drinking, before she crashed.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:00:00 EDT

External LinkKelowna woman blames developer for 'swimming pool of water' in her house
Donna Greer Kelowna flooding

A Kelowna, B.C., woman blames a developer who cut down 'hundreds of trees' for leaving her property at risk of spring runoff and flooding.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:05:15 EDT

External LinkQ&A: Prices at the pump will rise because of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
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Gas prices around the Lower Mainland recently spiked to more than $1.50 a litre and a well-known economist says this is just the beginning.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:41:46 EDT

External LinkLandlords getting too personal, says B.C. privacy commissioner
Vancouver skyline

An investigation by the office of the B.C. Privacy Commissioner finds landlords routinely ask for personal information from prospective tenants, which is often a violation of privacy laws.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:26:41 EDT

External LinkJohn Horgan offers tax break incentives to $40B Kitimat LNG project
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B.C. Premier says offer to LNG Canada is part of a "clear framework" for the approval of any LNG projects under the NDP.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:28:15 EDT

External LinkSuspect charged in relation to 4 unprovoked assaults on Vancouver's West Side

Colin Akwei, 39, is believed to have assaulted 4 people in February.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:59:13 EDT

External LinkAlberta betting on pipelines to balance budget

Alberta’s path to balanced budgets is built on hopes for construction of three new pipelines, including the controversial Trans Mountain expansion, plus reaping extra revenue generated by the federal carbon tax.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:40:30 EDT

External Link'Horrified' scientists watch killer whale infanticide
Transient killer whale infanticide

Marine scientists in B.C. have for the first time seen a killer whale drown a baby of the same species.

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:32:22 EDT

External LinkSnow and hail in forecast for Metro Vancouver

Environment Canada said a strong cold front is expected to approach the South Coast Thursday morning, bringing rain that may eventually turn to snow.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:32:00 EDT

External LinkCanadian musicians to face off against NHL alumni in Burnaby, B.C., for Juno Cup

Blue Rodeo's Jim Cuddy will lead a team of musicians in a matchup against former NHLers at the Juno Cup on Friday at 10:30 p.m. ET in Burnaby, B.C.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:39:56 EDT

External LinkVictoria's mayor joins #deletefacebook campaign
Lisa Helps Facebook page

'Facebook in particular is hampering rather than helping our ability to have a conversation about a lot of really difficult issues,' Lisa Helps says.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:30:09 EDT

External LinkChild-care providers concerned fee reduction initiative could handcuff businesses
PEI Daycare

The provincial government has promised cheaper child care for British Columbia parents by April 1, but the people who provide that care say there are major problems with the government's plan.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:48:45 EDT

External LinkVancouver's knighted chef almost didn't end up in the kitchen
Giuseppe “Pino” Posteraro

Vancouver’s much acclaimed chef Giuseppe “Pino” Posteraro was recently knighted by the Italian government for his restaurant work, but he says it was a fluke that he didn’t end up in a different career altogether.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:56:55 EDT

External LinkB.C. man wanted on Canada-wide warrant for alleged stabbing
Thomas Joseph Lloyd Brown

Thomas Joseph Lloyd Brown, 25, is accused of stabbing another man on Saturday.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:31:39 EDT

External LinkSun Peaks rescue society auctions off historic sign to raise funds for training, education

The Sun Peaks Mountain Rescue Society is auctioning off the sign from a now-defunct ski run called High Voltage, which runs under power lines on Tod Mountain.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:28:31 EDT

External LinkCanadian Senate passes motion to pressure PM on Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion

The Senate voted unanimously to pass a motion on Tuesday calling on the Prime Minister to push the project through and use the full weight and power of his office to ensure the completion of the pipeline.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:46:56 EDT

External LinkGreat Pacific Garbage Patch is 16 times bigger than previously estimated, study finds
Great Pacific Garbage Patch

A new study suggests that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, an area spanning 1.6 million square kilometres, contains more than 79,000 tonnes of floating plastic — 16 times more than previous estimates.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:34:35 EDT