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Hydrogen Fire Cooling

Aug 7, 2004 / 7:19 am

An explosion at Ballard Power Systems in Burnaby has injured one person and forced the evacuation of dozens of people. A one-kilometre area around the Ballard...

Svend Robinson Pleads Guilty

Aug 6, 2004 / 11:06 am

Guilty as charged! Former NDP MP Svend Robinson has pleaded guilty to stealing an expensive ring -- a move that cost him his political career. Robinson says he...

Mystery Woman Comes Forward

Aug 6, 2004 / 8:58 am

The woman saved by the Good Samaritan has revealed herself to police. Kevin Venn suffered severe facial injuries after rushing to her rescue Saturday night. An...

Svend In Court Today

Aug 6, 2004 / 7:00 am

Former NDP MP Svend Robinson will appear in court today to answer to charges of stealing a $64,000 ring. Robinson""s lawyer told reporters last month he would...

Lonesome Lake Fire Improves

Aug 6, 2004 / 6:34 am

Lonesome Lake There""s good news this morning for residents of Lonesome Lake, home of BC""s largest forest fire. The 19,000 hectare fire is now 60% contained,...

7,000 Lightning Strikes

Aug 6, 2004 / 5:00 am

There are 374 fires burning in the province (318 caused by lightning, 53 by humans, and 3 undetermined) compared to 326 fires burning on this date last year...

Lonesome Holds, Wells Gray Grows

Aug 4, 2004 / 6:23 am

Lonesome Lake Fire Holding: Crews have some good news on BC""s largest fire, just west of William""s Lake. The fire has not grown and is holding steady at...

Gov""t Launches Battle Against Crystal Meth

Aug 3, 2004 / 1:46 pm

The provincial government says it has come up with an action plan on how to combat the use of what has become the most popular and destructive drug on the...

Vrooman New Deputy Minister

Aug 3, 2004 / 6:30 am

Starting today the province has a new deputy minister for the Treasury Board, Ministry of Finance. She is Tamara Vrooman, appointed deputy minister by Victoria...

Privacy Still Vulnerable

Aug 2, 2004 / 11:23 am

Law enforcement efforts to fight terrorism and cyber-crime continue to pose serious challenges to the privacy rights of citizens, Information and Privacy...

40% Contained For Now

Aug 2, 2004 / 10:20 am

B.C.""s largest wildfire caused some problems for fire crews over the weekend. The fire is currently 18,400 hectares in size, dozens of people have been...

Provincial Fire Update

Aug 1, 2004 / 11:42 am

Almost 300 firefighters from Eastern Canada and the United States are in British Columbia helping to battle an estimated 345 wildfires burning across the...

Who Will Save Owls?

Jul 31, 2004 / 11:19 am

The BC Government says it will review its strategy for protecting the endangered spotted owl in light of new research on the bird""s future. Water, Land and Air...

Grim Forecast

Jul 31, 2004 / 9:51 am

B.C. Forests Minister Mike de Jong says this fire season could be much worse than last year in terms of the number of fires, and the cost to fight them. 369...

New Sprinklers For Fires

Jul 30, 2004 / 5:51 pm

Two new sprinkler units each containing more than 300 sprinklers are being used to help save homes and structures in the Chilcotin Region according to Minister...

BC Camping Down 45%

Jul 30, 2004 / 6:31 am

The B.C. Lodging and Campgrounds Association reports that there has been a 45% drop in reservations throughout BC compared to this time last year. The...

Lonesome Fire Grows

Jul 30, 2004 / 6:15 am

Fire fighters working BC""s largest fire at Lonesome Lake won""t be getting a long weekend. The rank six fire is now 140 square kilometers in size. The Forest...

Docs & Gov""t Sign Deal

Jul 28, 2004 / 3:20 pm

British Columbia""s physicians have ratified the terms of the three-year agreement reached in June 2004 between the British Columbia Medical Association (BCMA)...

Vancouverites Live Longest

Jul 28, 2004 / 9:00 am

Statistics Canada has released a statistical portrait of health in 25 census metropolitan areas (CMAs) across Canada. Among the 25 CMAs examined in the report,...

Fire Season May Not Be As Bad

Jul 28, 2004 / 7:04 am

Nearly 400 wildfires are burning in British Columbia and the forecast of hot dry weather for the next two weeks is leading to fears of last August""s fires. At...

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