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BCWS predicts stable forecast following persistent lightning strikes across province

BCWS predicts stable forecast following persistent lightning strikes across province

VANCOUVER — A spokesperson for the BC Wildfire Service says 80 per cent of the 212 new fires sparked across the province since Wednesday were caused by lightning.
High risk sex offender found, rearrested in Vancouver

High risk sex offender found, rearrested in Vancouver

VANCOUVER — A high risk sex offender who disappeared from his halfway house has been found and rearrested by police in Vancouver.

Winds expected to cause wildfire to spread in southeastern B.C.: BC Wildfire Service

VANCOUVER — The BC Wildfire Service is warning that gusty winds will likely cause a wildfire that crossed into Canada from Montana earlier this month to grow.
BC General Employees' Union issues strike notice on behalf of 33,000 public servants

BC General Employees' Union issues strike notice on behalf of 33,000 public servants

BURNABY, B.C. — The union representing about 33,000 staff in the B.C. Public Service Agency has issued a strike notice to the government.
B.C. Premier John Horgan calls byelection in Surrey South on Sept. 10

B.C. Premier John Horgan calls byelection in Surrey South on Sept. 10

SURREY, B.C. — British Columbia Premier John Horgan has called a byelection for the Surrey South electoral district.
BC General Employees' Union issues 72-hour strike notice

BC General Employees' Union issues 72-hour strike notice

95% of members voted to support job action on June 22.
MP warns of repeating AIDS stigma with monkeypox, as Feds announce funding

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

Vancouver Centre member of Parliament Hedy Fry has warned about stigmatization in the battle against monkeypox, recalling the fear surrounding HIV-AIDS when she was a physician in the '80s.
B.C. couple still owes $19M despite bankruptcy, appeal court rules

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

Thalbinder Singh Poonian and Shailu Poonian had appealed a B.C. Supreme Court decision stating penalties stemming from fraud can't be discharged in bankruptcy proceedings.
Mobile lab is sniffing out Metro Vancouver's bad air quality

Mobile lab is sniffing out Metro Vancouver's bad air quality

If you see a white van with some unusual attachments cruising around the city, take a closer look. You might just be witnessing one of Western Canada's first mobile labs.
Haven't filed your tax return? Expect to be hit by B.C.'s speculation tax

Haven't filed your tax return? Expect to be hit by B.C.'s speculation tax

Burnaby homeowner billed $27,000 in provincial speculation tax because she hadn’t yet filed tax return