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Boyfriend charged in missing Vernon woman's disappearance
Ashley Marie Simpson was reported missing to Vernon North Okanagan RCMP in April 2016, after she stopped communicating with friends and family, without explanation, for several days.
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Daphne Bramham: B.C. floods are more of a human failure than a natural disaster
Opinion: Dikes provide a false sense of security and, for decades, governments ignored warnings that B.C.'s were almost all on the brink of failure.
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B.C. floods: Gas rationing continues as province moves to recovery management phase
Hundreds of Canadian Forces members who assisted in flood relief efforts over the past weeks are starting to leave B.C.
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Police sting uncovers criminal networks trafficking stolen goods in Downtown Eastside
An anti-shoplifting clampdown has resulted in 195 arrests and 330 criminal charges, said police. Many are repeat offenders.
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Delta variant more of a concern than Omicron: B.C. health minister
Adrian Dix says the Delta variant is disproportionately affecting those who haven’t been vaccinated, citing more than 150 people, most of them unvaccinated, who have been moved from the Northern Health authority to southern hospitals.
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Federal government will soon hand over more residential school records: Miller
OTTAWA — Canada’s Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister says the federal government will soon release a volume of the residential school records it’s been criticized for withholding to a national archives centre. Marc Miller also says there’s no evidence the Liberal cabinet, including former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, was told of a 2015 decision to drop a […]
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Vancouver police recovers $75,000 in month-long shoplifting blitz
The clampdown has resulted in 195 arrests and 330 criminal charges, said police. Many are repeat offenders.
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Concert announcement: Olivia Rodrigo takes Sour tour to North America, UK and Europe
From Disney shows to music stardom, Olivia Rodrigo goes on tour.
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B.C. Storm: B.C. south coast wakes up to snow and slippery roads
The snow has prompted warnings for drivers to slow down and allow extra time for their morning commute.
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Karen Barnaby: Ginger cookies both a firmly festive and year-round treat
They’re a tasty confection that comes out in full force during the holiday season
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COVID-19 update for Dec. 6: Omicron threatens to upend holiday plans | More Canadians travelling in the summer but Omicron 'big unknown'
Here's your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C.
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Vancouver Weather: Snow, then rain mixed with wet snow around noon
Metro Vancouver got another dusting of snow on Monday.
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Indigenous-led report calls for changes to wildfire management
"The real principle is that if we're really to achieve true partnerships in fire and emergency management, to address some of these catastrophic impacts to Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, First Nations need to be really involved from day one. They need to be able to determine the approach to fire response and recovery." — Ecologist Sarah Dickson-Hoyle
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Daphne Bramham: Protecting metro’s endangered rivers requires ‘more precautionary approach’
Opinion: Even before climate change, rivers were threatened by sewage runoff, toxic spills and being hemmed in by pavement. Now big, more preventive changes are needed
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'It's not over': Abbotsford farm owners brace for more flood losses
“The lake bottom — that’s a lake that’s four and a half kilometres across or diameter, and it’s five to six feet deep. At six or seven inches a day, we’re going to be there pumping for weeks yet." — Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun
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Trans Mountain pipeline restarts after three-week shutdown during B.C. storms
Trans Mountain says it’s monitoring the pipeline on the ground, by air and through its control centre after the restart.
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Multi-vehicle collision involving transit bus sends seven to hospital in Surrey
Six ambulances were dispatched to the scene along King George Boulevard Sunday morning. Seven people were transported to hospital.
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B.C. expands disaster financial assistance program after flooding, landslides
The assistance is available to those who were unable to obtain insurance to cover disaster-related losses.
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Shots fired in Coquitlam's Westwood Plateau and victim taken to hospital
BC Emergency Health Services said a call came in at 4:43 p.m. on Saturday reporting that shots had been fired
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Surrey RCMP appeal for witnesses of crash between SUV, tractor-trailer
Photos from the scene show a severely damaged Mercedes SUV and a tractor-trailer partially suspended in the air.
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Building higher dikes may be a losing battle, warn experts
Tough decisions lie ahead as climate change means "we're not going to be able to permanently exclude water from some of these areas."
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75 per cent of people sent to B.C. prisons struggle with addiction, mental health: study
A first-of-its-kind study in B.C. highlights how our safety nets are failing tens of thousands of the province’s most vulnerable people.
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Vancouver weather: More snow on the way … and this time, it should stick
Accumulations of anywhere from 2 to 10 cm is expected to fall over the region starting Sunday night
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Few tickets issued to scrap-metal dealers in 10 years since law passed
National association representing metal recyclers says province and police should be investigating unregistered metal dealers and thieves, and not legitimate dealers to crack down on metal theft.
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Douglas Todd: Is Canada's central bank afraid of reining in the housing monster?
Is it nervous about igniting a recession by tackling a business it considers too big to fail?
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More evacuation orders lifted in Merritt, 366 homes remain off limits after devastating floods
“You see the houses and the vehicles and all the debris scattered up against places, and the ground that's been washed away. This isn't a normal event." — Kelly Bartch
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