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TRU's Bascu awarded $600K Canada Research Chair for rural dementia study

TRU's Bascu awarded $600K Canada Research Chair for rural dementia study

A Thompson Rivers University faculty member has been awarded a prestigious Canada Research Chair to look into ways to improve health equity and quality of life for people living with dementia in rural areas. Dr.
B.C. public safety plan includes focus on repeat offenders, more mental health teams

B.C. public safety plan includes focus on repeat offenders, more mental health teams

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's premier says a new public safety plan for the province includes more mental health response teams and an increased focus on tackling repeat offenders.
Heavy construction loads adding weight to B.C. Ferries trips to Gulf Islands

Heavy construction loads adding weight to B.C. Ferries trips to Gulf Islands

It turns out the Salish Heron doesn’t have a weight problem — it’s just seeing a lot more heavy construction vehicles amid a building boom on the southern Gulf Islands
West Van philanthrophist donates $3.8M to Downtown Eastside centre

West Van philanthrophist donates $3.8M to Downtown Eastside centre

Lily Lee is giving back to community where she worked as public health nurse in the 1950s.
'We're getting screwed': Man vows to fight B.C.'s new PST rules on used vehicles

'We're getting screwed': Man vows to fight B.C.'s new PST rules on used vehicles

Chris Lethbridge has five sons and seven grandchildren and says they will bear the brunt of a new policy that makes it more expensive to buy a used vehicle.
Veterinary medicine program to be considered at UNBC

Veterinary medicine program to be considered at UNBC

The B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training will investigate the possibility, following advocacy by two northern B.C. regional districts.
Vancouver city hall, VPD and PavCo sending staff to Qatar for World Cup

Vancouver city hall, VPD and PavCo sending staff to Qatar for World Cup

Just two weeks after being sworn-in, Mayor Ken Sim is jetting off to Qatar to enjoy the FIFA World Cup. Sim is said to be paying his own way for a trip booked before he was elected on Oct. 15.
TSB investigating Nov. 9 helicopter crash that killed one person near Kitsault, B.C.

TSB investigating Nov. 9 helicopter crash that killed one person near Kitsault, B.C.

KITSAULT, B.C. — The Transportation Safety Board says it's sending an investigator to the remote site of a helicopter crash that killed one person along the north coast of British Columbia.
Under the microscope

Under the microscope

Fort St. John may be an unlikely place for a bio-tech startup, but one company is advancing the science of environmental remediation.
Oceans Protection Plan gets $1.2-billion boost

Oceans Protection Plan gets $1.2-billion boost

Announcement brings spending for things like oil spill response to $3.5 billion
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