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B.C. inquest sees videos from inside burning Winters Hotel on day of fatal fire

B.C. inquest sees videos from inside burning Winters Hotel on day of fatal fire

Jesse Smith described the loud noise in the burning Winters Hotel in Vancouver as people were streaming out when she went back to help others and their pets escape. "It's wood.
Parts of B.C. under flood watch as atmospheric rivers wash over South Coast

Parts of B.C. under flood watch as atmospheric rivers wash over South Coast

VANCOUVER — Environment Canada has improved its warning systems since the last flooding disaster in B.C., and Premier David Eby says it will be on top of the latest series of atmospheric rivers rolling over the South Coast in the next few days.
B.C. Health Minister announces appointment of new seniors advocate

B.C. Health Minister announces appointment of new seniors advocate

VICTORIA — British Columbia's new seniors advocate is Dan Levitt, an adjunct professor of gerontology at Simon Fraser University and the head of a non-profit long-term care home.
B.C. Centre for Disease Control reports fourth flu-related death of child under 10

B.C. Centre for Disease Control reports fourth flu-related death of child under 10

VANCOUVER — The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is reporting another influenza-related death of a child under 10. In its latest weekly update, the centre says the death was reported during the week of Jan. 14 to 20.
B.C. urged to redeploy justice resources after report finds 11 staff for every youth

B.C. urged to redeploy justice resources after report finds 11 staff for every youth

VICTORIA — The number of incarcerated young offenders in British Columbia has fallen so dramatically that the province needs to come up with a plan to reallocate resources to avoid waste, a report released Thursday says.
Eby underscores 'fundamental' disagreement with B.C. chief coroner on safe supply

Eby underscores 'fundamental' disagreement with B.C. chief coroner on safe supply

VANCOUVER — B.C. Premier David Eby has rebuffed the province's retiring chief coroner's swansong pleas for non-prescription safe supply of drugs, calling it a "fundamental issue" of disagreement on how to curb the toxic drug crisis.
B.C. odour incidents spark questions around corporate ethics and communication

B.C. odour incidents spark questions around corporate ethics and communication

Vancouver resident Robert Ford was heading to a yoga class Sunday morning when he smelled an odour he likened to "semi-burnt fuel.
Snowmobiler dead, two skiers rescued in separate B.C. backcountry emergencies

Snowmobiler dead, two skiers rescued in separate B.C. backcountry emergencies

FIELD, B.C. — Police in eastern British Columbia are warning backcountry users to be ready for emergencies after a snowmobiler was killed and two skiers had to be rescued this week in separate incidents.
Vancouver approves high-density Jericho Lands project criticized by some residents

Vancouver approves high-density Jericho Lands project criticized by some residents

Vancouver's city council has approved a high-density development concept for a 36-hectare site on the city's west side, involving13,000 new homes.
Robots Tarzan and Jane, aided by AI, take over repetitive tasks at B.C. hospital lab

Robots Tarzan and Jane, aided by AI, take over repetitive tasks at B.C. hospital lab

Lab automation is not new, but the hospital says WASPLab's use of AI is a first for Western Canada, assessing and sorting culture plates, separating bacterial cultures and letting staff know if something needs more analysis.