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Tribunal reverses B.C. strata's short-term accommodation fine

Tribunal reverses B.C. strata's short-term accommodation fine

Aug 13, 2022 / 6:44 am

B.C.’s Civil Resolution Tribunal has told a B.C. strata council to reverse a fine levied against an owner offering a condo for short-term accommodations...

Prince George mayor, city staff helped city councillor get $157K grant

Prince George mayor, city staff helped city councillor get $157K grant

Aug 12, 2022 / 7:58 pm

When the Best Damn Music Festival hits the stage at the Prince George Exhibition Grounds this weekend, it will be thanks, in part, to a $157,000 provincial...

B.C. 'clear' there's not enough housing as Vancouver encampment ordered dismantled

B.C. 'clear' there's not enough housing as Vancouver encampment ordered dismantled

Aug 12, 2022 / 6:59 pm

British Columbia's acting attorney general says the province was "clear" with Vancouver officials that the Crown corporation responsible for...

Kitsilano apartment bought with casino money laundering proceeds, officials allege

Kitsilano apartment bought with casino money laundering proceeds, officials allege

Aug 12, 2022 / 5:13 pm

A man accused of being a central figure in B.C.'s casino scandal could soon lose $10 million in real estate if the B.C. government has its say. The B.C....

BC General Employees' Union issues 72-hour strike notice

BC General Employees' Union issues 72-hour strike notice

Aug 12, 2022 / 4:53 pm

The BC General Employees' Union has served the government with 72-hour strike notice. The union representing 33,000 members who work for the provincial...

Former West Van teacher pleads guilty to child pornography

Former West Van teacher pleads guilty to child pornography

Aug 12, 2022 / 4:14 pm

A former West Vancouver teacher has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. Joseph Scott William McLeod, known as “Joey McLeod” in his...

First monkeypox cases confirmed in Interior Health region

First monkeypox cases confirmed in Interior Health region

Aug 12, 2022 / 3:34 pm

UPDATE: 3:34 p.m. Interior Health will not say where in the Interior the first two cases of monkeypox were detected. In response to a query from Castanet, an IH...

B.C. couple still owes $19M despite bankruptcy, appeal court rules

B.C. couple still owes $19M despite bankruptcy, appeal court rules

Aug 12, 2022 / 3:02 pm

A B.C. couple who manipulated stock at the expense of people’s retirement savings will still need to repay the defrauded investors, regardless of any...

MP warns of repeating AIDS stigma with monkeypox, as Feds announce funding

MP warns of repeating AIDS stigma with monkeypox, as Feds announce funding

Aug 12, 2022 / 3:00 pm

Vancouver Centre member of Parliament Hedy Fry has warned about stigmatization in the battle against monkeypox, recalling the fear surrounding HIV-AIDS when she...

Victoria company fined $11,000 for fouling creek, killing fish

Victoria company fined $11,000 for fouling creek, killing fish

Aug 12, 2022 / 1:36 pm

A Victoria company that cleans building exteriors and roofs has been fined $11,000 by the province for discharging a toxic substance into a storm drain that...

Excitement in B.C. Indigenous communities as salmon get past Fraser slide zone

Excitement in B.C. Indigenous communities as salmon get past Fraser slide zone

Aug 12, 2022 / 1:32 pm

Thousands of migrating sockeye and chinook salmon appear to be making it through a massive slide area on the Fraser River on their way to spawn in central...

BCWS reports 10 new lightning-caused wildfires in Southeast

BCWS reports 10 new lightning-caused wildfires in Southeast

Aug 12, 2022 / 12:27 pm

Crews with the BC Wildfire Service are dealing with 10 new lightning-caused wildfires in the Southeast Fire Centre. The region includes the Boundary region to...

Has B.C. already reached peak inflation?

Has B.C. already reached peak inflation?

Aug 12, 2022 / 11:48 am

Canadians will find out Tuesday whether inflation is showing clear signs of easing nationwide when Statistics Canada releases July’s Consumer Price Index...

Province hands over 2,276 hectares near Campbell River to First Nation

Province hands over 2,276 hectares near Campbell River to First Nation

Aug 12, 2022 / 9:25 am

In a deal designed to improve the economic circumstances of the Wei Wai Kum First Nation, the province has signed over 2,276 hectares of land to the nation near...

Climate change, health and cost of living top priorities for next B.C. budget

Climate change, health and cost of living top priorities for next B.C. budget

Aug 12, 2022 / 9:22 am

The province’s next budget is expected take into consideration the high cost of living, climate change and access to health care following the Select...

UNBC researcher to study extracting resources from wastewater

UNBC researcher to study extracting resources from wastewater

Aug 12, 2022 / 9:20 am

A researcher at UNBC is trying to take waste out of ‘wastewater’. Valuable resources that can be re-used for biomedical, pharmaceutical and...

Double-digit growth in Metro Vancouver city hall budgets

Double-digit growth in Metro Vancouver city hall budgets

Aug 12, 2022 / 9:15 am

Every major municipality in Metro Vancouver has increased its per capita expenditures, adjusted for inflation, in the decade prior to the onset of the COVID-19...

Passerby spots smoke early, Colwood firefighters kill fire at Royal Roads University

Passerby spots smoke early, Colwood firefighters kill fire at Royal Roads University

Aug 12, 2022 / 9:12 am

The Colwood Fire Department quickly extinguished a brush fire at Royal Roads University in suburban Victoria on Thursday morning. When firefighters arrived,...

Langdale paddleboarder rescued after fall in ferry wake

Langdale paddleboarder rescued after fall in ferry wake

Aug 12, 2022 / 9:09 am

A paddleboarder bashed and immobilized in a ferry wake was rescued Sunday by a Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue team that had been training nearby and...

Charges in machete attack that seriously injured two in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

Charges in machete attack that seriously injured two in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

Aug 12, 2022 / 8:49 am

An appeal for information about a suspect in a machete attack on two people has led to charges against a Vancouver man. Vancouver police say the 37-year-old...

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