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B.C. to get wildfire training and education centre in response to expert task force

B.C. to get wildfire training and education centre in response to expert task force

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — British Columbia's premier says a training and education centre for wildfire fighters will be established in response to recommendations by a task force that looked into last year's catastrophic wildfires.
Rescuers plan helicopter airlift of orca calf stranded in B.C. lagoon

Rescuers plan helicopter airlift of orca calf stranded in B.C. lagoon

ZEBALLOS, B.C. — Plans are now underway to airlift a stranded killer whale calf out of a remote tidal lagoon off northern Vancouver Island in an effort to reunite the young orca with its extended family.
Drug overdose prevention site opens on Howe Street in Vancouver

Drug overdose prevention site opens on Howe Street in Vancouver

Mayor Ken Sim says he wanted the facility at St. Paul's Hospital.
Vancouver mayor disappointed by new location for overdose prevention site

Vancouver mayor disappointed by new location for overdose prevention site

VANCOUVER — The mayor of Vancouver says the city is disappointed about the new location of an overdose prevention site in the downtown core.
Chinese Communist Party-linked media targeted B.C. MP, inquiry hears

Chinese Communist Party-linked media targeted B.C. MP, inquiry hears

Chinese-language news outlets operating in B.C. with links to the Chinese Communist Party provided ample negative coverage of Kenny Chiu, portraying him as an anti-China candidate, according to Canadian intelligence sources.
Residents to return to Vancouver's homeless encampment after city cleared the site

Residents to return to Vancouver's homeless encampment after city cleared the site

VANCOUVER — Residents forced out of a Vancouver homeless encampment will be allowed back in this week after the city completed a cleanup of the site.
Speed limiting devices to become mandatory on heavy B.C. commercial trucks

Speed limiting devices to become mandatory on heavy B.C. commercial trucks

VICTORIA — The British Columbia Transportation Ministry says commercial trucks above a certain weight will soon be required to be fitted with technology to limit how fast they travel on provincial roadways.
Royal B.C. Museum reopens some exhibits in First Peoples Gallery

Royal B.C. Museum reopens some exhibits in First Peoples Gallery

The ceremonial house has been repainted for the first time since 1977 by family members, and two languages have been added to the Our Living Languages exhibit
B.C. to ban some 'personal use' evictions, stop rent increases over new children

B.C. to ban some 'personal use' evictions, stop rent increases over new children

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government is changing rental laws to stop bad-faith evictions, protect families who have had a child and help landlords with problematic tenants.
Vancouver seeks Supreme Court of Canada to rule on quashed vacancy control bylaw

Vancouver seeks Supreme Court of Canada to rule on quashed vacancy control bylaw

The City of Vancouver contends its vacancy control bylaw is legal as it fills a gap in provincial legislation.