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Peruvian authorities say a Comox Valley man who travelled to Peru to study hallucinogenic medicine was killed by a mob in the Amazon rain forest after people blamed him for the slaying of an elderly shaman. Peru's attorney general's office said Sunday that Sebastian Woodroffe was dragged by the neck shortly after the k...
15 hours ago
               A worker's rights group says it's happy that the B-C government plans to close the wage gap between liquor servers and the province's minimum wage, but it would prefer the change happens sooner. The N-D-P government says starting in Ju...
Apr 20, 2018
              The provincial government says it will be filing its reference case over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion with the B.C. Court of Appeal by April 30th. Environment Minister George Heyman says the appeal court is the highest available for...
Apr 19, 2018
             B-C government says it's helping renters by spending 1.9 billion dollars over the next 10 years to build 14-thousand affordable homes. The new rental homes will be built through partnerships with municipalities, non-profit groups and housing ...
Apr 19, 2018
              Tensions continue to rise surrounding the stalled Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Kinder Morgan's 7.4-billion-dollar project, which aims to triple the bitumen flowing from Alberta to B-C's coast for export, was the subject of an emer...
Apr 17, 2018
              B-C's Ministry of Agriculture says the first batch of vaccines to protect pet rabbits from a quick-spreading deadly disease has arrived from Europe. The vaccines against rabbit haemorrhagic disease are being distributed to 50 veterinary...
Apr 17, 2018
Premier John Horgan says his meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley did nothing to end his ongoing efforts to protect the B-C coast. Horgan, Notley and Trudeau met on Sunday on Parliament Hill in hopes of finding a solution to the impasse between the two provinces over the expansio...
Apr 16, 2018
              B-C's premier says he won't back down on his government's opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline project, despite being summoned to a meeting with the prime minister in Ottawa. John Horgan says he's willing to hear what Justin Trudeau and...
Apr 13, 2018
              Warmer weather means bears are waking up from their winter slumber and conservation officers say that means people need to be aware. Chris Doyle with the B-C Conservation Officer Service says there's a higher than normal snow pack this year ...
Apr 13, 2018
              Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau says he doesn't think public threats are helpful in efforts to ensure the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion goes ahead. Morneau made the comment in Toronto this morning when he was asked if withhold...
Apr 12, 2018
              The first funeral will be held Thursday for one of the 16 people whose lives were lost in Friday's highway crash near Tisdale, Saskatchewan involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team's bus. Family and friends of 29-year-old Tyler...
Apr 12, 2018
              Premier John Horgan says he's surprised and concerned that Alberta is preparing to pass legislation that could drive up the price of gasoline in British Columbia over an escalating pipeline feud. Alberta's New Democrat government introduced ...
Apr 11, 2018
              Members of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet were tight-lipped coming out of an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis in the Kinder Morgan Trans-Canada pipeline project. The message from the cabinet was simply -- ``we will get it don...
Apr 11, 2018
              Premier John Horgan says everything is on the table as a new task force looks at ways to help make rental housing in the province more affordable. The task force -- led by New Democrat M-L-A Spencer Chandra Herbert -- has been appointed...
Apr 11, 2018
              Opposition Liberals and business groups are denouncing the N-D-P government's handling of the Trans Mountain pipeline after Kinder Morgan suspended all non-essential work and spending on the project. The company cited the B-C government's op...
Apr 10, 2018
              Officials at Saskatoon's Royal University Hospital say two of the 14 injured in Friday's deadly hockey-bus crash in Saskatchewan have been released from hospital. But they say of the 12 people still hospitalized, four are in critical conditi...
Apr 10, 2018
              An outbreak of norovirus that has left about 40 people sick has led to the closure of two oyster farms in B-C. The B-C Centre for Disease Control says in all cases of the acute stomach illness reported since early March, people had eaten raw...
Apr 10, 2018
             Residents of Humboldt, Saskatchewan grieved in their hockey arena, laying flowers around centre ice where the puck would have dropped last night to open a scheduled playoff game. Instead, the town and many visitors are mourning the death...
Apr 09, 2018
               The future of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is in doubt, as Kinder Morgan Canada announced it is suspending all non-essential activities and spending on the project in the face of mounting opposition from B-C. The com...
Apr 09, 2018
              The B-C government says it will consider recommendations on fish farms issued in a 230-page report from an advisory council. The council says fish farm companies should be required to have agreements in place with area First Nations bef...
Apr 06, 2018