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Federal government reaches $59M settlement with B.C. First Nation over land seizure

Federal government reaches $59M settlement with B.C. First Nation over land seizure

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — The federal government has reached a $59-million settlement with a First Nation in British Columbia for compensation over allowing a right-of-way to be built through its reserve more than 110 years ago.
How B.C.’s low pay for jurors is preventing some accused from being tried by their peers

How B.C.’s low pay for jurors is preventing some accused from being tried by their peers

B.C. pays jurors less than minimum wage, which advocates say could be affecting the makeup of juries selected to decide the outcomes of dozens of criminal and civil trials every year.
Trudeau boosts B.C.'s housing plan with $2 billion in federal financing

Trudeau boosts B.C.'s housing plan with $2 billion in federal financing

VANCOUVER — The federal government is doubling the financing available for a British Columbia housing plan, which the prime minister called "transformative.
Driver speeding in bus lane in North Vancouver is issued $1,500 fine

Driver speeding in bus lane in North Vancouver is issued $1,500 fine

VANCOUVER — RCMP in North Vancouver say a $1,500 fine was handed out to a driver caught speeding down a bus lane. Police credit the discreet and quick actions of an officer on a motorcycle for nabbing and ticketing a driver last October.
B.C. teacher suspended for throwing things at students

B.C. teacher suspended for throwing things at students

Justin Ray Arnesto told the student that reporting an incident would "not make any difference" because the principal "will take my side over your side."
RCMP ask prosecutors to consider charge in B.C. crane collapse that killed 5

RCMP ask prosecutors to consider charge in B.C. crane collapse that killed 5

KELOWNA, B.C. — RCMP investigators have asked British Columbia prosecutors to consider criminal charges in a July 2021 construction crane collapse that killed five people in the Interior city of Kelowna.
RCMP see no foreign interference as two teenagers charged over Surrey shooting

RCMP see no foreign interference as two teenagers charged over Surrey shooting

SURREY, B.C. — RCMP say two teenagers have been charged over a shooting at a home in Surrey, B.C., and investigators have found no links to foreign interference. A group advocating for Sikh independence had said the target of the Feb.
Lisa Beare fills B.C. portfolio vacated by Selina Robinson, who quit over Gaza remark

Lisa Beare fills B.C. portfolio vacated by Selina Robinson, who quit over Gaza remark

VICTORIA — British Columbia Premier David Eby has announced a mini cabinet reshuffle and named a new post-secondary education minister to replace Selina Robinson, who recently resigned over comments about the Middle East.
City of Vancouver claims Granville bridge a danger due to faulty rehabilitation work

City of Vancouver claims Granville bridge a danger due to faulty rehabilitation work

The city wants three B.C. companies to pay it unspecified costs for defects and deficiencies it says has led to the accelerated corrosion, degradation and weakening of structural steel in the bridge
Six families displaced by Chilliwack, B.C., apartment fire

Six families displaced by Chilliwack, B.C., apartment fire

CHILLIWACK, B.C. — Fire officials in Chilliwack, B.C., say an early morning blaze at an apartment complex has displaced six families.