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B.C. financial regulator advises three-day 'cooling-off' period for homebuyers

B.C. financial regulator advises three-day 'cooling-off' period for homebuyers

VANCOUVER — The regulator for British Columbia's real estate sector has recommended that the province adopt a so-called "cooling-off" period of three business days to protect people buying a home, through legislation tabled this spring.
Third man files sexual abuse case against Mission Roman Catholic organizations

Third man files sexual abuse case against Mission Roman Catholic organizations

Sexual abuse allegations against priests and a seminarian against boys at a Roman Catholic Mission seminary and abbey continue to mount.

B.C. ammonia leak sends at least three people to hospital, one in critical condition

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — One person has been taken to hospital in critical condition while two others are there in stable condition following an ammonia leak at an industrial park in Kamloops, B.C.

Homicide investigation begins after death of assault victim in Abbotsford, B.C.

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Homicide investigators say three people are in custody after a man was assaulted and died in Abbotsford, B.C.
What B.C.'s money laundering inquiry missed

What B.C.'s money laundering inquiry missed

A final report of B.C.'s public inquiry into money laundering is due June 3.
Council to phase out noisy, polluting, gas-fuelled garden tools in Oak Bay, B.C.

Council to phase out noisy, polluting, gas-fuelled garden tools in Oak Bay, B.C.

OAK BAY, B.C. — Gas-powered leaf blowers and other landscaping tools fuelled by gas will soon be banned in the Vancouver Island District of Oak Bay.
Ex-Mounties want Fairmont heritage building saved, officer's ashes under flagpole

Ex-Mounties want Fairmont heritage building saved, officer's ashes under flagpole

Vancouver city council voted unanimously to rezone the 21 acres owned by Canada Lands Company CLC Ltd. and the Musqueam Indian Band, Squamish Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation Partnership.
Former B.C. legislature clerk to be sentenced July 4 for $1,900 in misspending

Former B.C. legislature clerk to be sentenced July 4 for $1,900 in misspending

VANCOUVER — A former clerk of the B.C. legislature is set to be sentenced on July 4 after he was found guilty of fraud and breach of trust.
How made-in-B.C. agritech is filling in food security gaps

How made-in-B.C. agritech is filling in food security gaps

Homegrown technology drawing interest from deep-pocketed investors
Seismic, space issues key reasons cited for new Royal B.C. Museum

Seismic, space issues key reasons cited for new Royal B.C. Museum

Business case study for project found that replacing is better than fixing. Price tag is $789 million and a seven-year timeline.