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Unseasonable heat returns to British Columbia and the Prairies

Unseasonable heat returns to British Columbia and the Prairies

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government is encouraging people to take precautions as Environment Canada forecasts the return of unseasonably hot temperatures.
Surrey council turfs non-profit housing, approves four condo towers

Surrey council turfs non-profit housing, approves four condo towers

Density A.O.K. in city centre; not so much in South Surrey for non-profit
Salmon getting through Fraser River slide zone as officials ponder permanent fix

Salmon getting through Fraser River slide zone as officials ponder permanent fix

VANCOUVER — Officials say thousands of migrating salmon are making their way past an area of British Columbia's Fraser River where a waterway was restructured following a massive rock slide more than two years ago.
Reported hate crimes jump 37% in Canada in pandemic’s first year

Reported hate crimes jump 37% in Canada in pandemic’s first year

Biggest increase targets Indigenous people, with a jump of 152%
B.C. kicks off COVID campaign to boost vaccination

B.C. kicks off COVID campaign to boost vaccination

VANCOUVER — British Columbia has kicked off a new COVID-19 vaccination campaign to encourage as many people as possible over the next two weeks to get immunized at places that are convenient, like beaches and summer camps.

RCMP probe 'suspicious' wildfires in B.C.'s southern Interior

SALMO, B.C. — The RCMP in British Columbia say they're probing the circumstances around a handful of "suspicious" wildfires sparked in an area of the southern Interior.

Float plane flips over during take off in Tofino, B.C., causing minor injuries

TOFINO, B.C. — The Transportation Safety Board says it's assessing information related to a float plane that flipped over while taking off from Tofino, B.C., on Monday.
BC Wildfire Service expecting less wind over the next few days

BC Wildfire Service expecting less wind over the next few days

Province says daily ignition numbers have subsided.

Homicide victim identified as connected to gang conflict by police in Langley, B.C.

LANGLEY, BRITISH COLUMBIA, B.C. — The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has identified the victim found inside a burning truck as being connected to an ongoing gang conflict in British Columbia's Lower Mainland.
Opioid crimes up as COVID-fuelled overdose crisis continues

Opioid crimes up as COVID-fuelled overdose crisis continues

Cannabis crime rate continues drop since 2018 legalization