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Ombudsperson calls B.C.'s handling of youth confinement an embarrassment

Ombudsperson calls B.C.'s handling of youth confinement an embarrassment

VANCOUVER — B.C.'s ombudsperson says the Ministry of Children and Family Development should be embarrassed by its neglect toward its commitment to reduce the practice of isolating youth in custody.
B.C. government sets November date for Surrey police handover

B.C. government sets November date for Surrey police handover

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's government has set Nov. 29 as the date when the Surrey Police Service will take over from the RCMP as the city's force of jurisdiction.
B.C. government to set out housing targets for 20 more communities

B.C. government to set out housing targets for 20 more communities

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government has named another 20 cities and towns as priority communities for housing targets over the next five years. The government says in a statement the communities are in high-growth, high-need regions of B.C.
Vancouver's chief licence inspector orders magic mushroom dispensary to close

Vancouver's chief licence inspector orders magic mushroom dispensary to close

Sarah Hicks: "If you continue to operate without a valid business licence, you will be subject to further enforcement actions."
U.S. authorities searching for missing B.C. kayakers have found a body: RCMP

U.S. authorities searching for missing B.C. kayakers have found a body: RCMP

SAANICH, B.C. — Police in British Columbia say United States authorities searching for a pair of missing kayakers have found a body in the San Juan Islands of Washington state. RCMP spokesman Cpl.
Tribune Bay campsite on Hornby to expand, include new walk-in sites

Tribune Bay campsite on Hornby to expand, include new walk-in sites

Under B.C. Parks’ concept plan, the existing campground would be reduced to 80 sites, while another 40 would be built on newly acquired property
Daring river rescue nets Arrowsmith Search and Rescue member a bravery decoration

Daring river rescue nets Arrowsmith Search and Rescue member a bravery decoration

Nick Rivers was lowered 26 metres from a cliff to rescue a man who had fallen into the roaring Little Qualicum River in December 2020
National Pharmacare plan is 'life-changing,' says Port Moody woman living with Type 1 diabetes

National Pharmacare plan is 'life-changing,' says Port Moody woman living with Type 1 diabetes

Port Moody's Linda Zumm was speaking at an appearance by federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh.
Winds put tiny Endako under wildfire threat as two evacuation alerts issued in B.C.

Winds put tiny Endako under wildfire threat as two evacuation alerts issued in B.C.

CARIBOO, B.C. — Shifting winds triggered an evacuation alert for the tiny community of Endako in central British Columbia over the weekend, as fears of a long wildfire season in the province start to materialize.
Multiple early season wildfires burning in B.C.'s Cariboo and Prince George regions

Multiple early season wildfires burning in B.C.'s Cariboo and Prince George regions

QUESNEL, B.C. — Wildfire season is off to an early start in British Columbia's central Interior and Cariboo regions, with at least one fire listed as out of control and continuing to grow in the Quesnel area. The B.C.