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B.C. adds $2 million to enhance suicide prevention, patient care

B.C. adds $2 million to enhance suicide prevention, patient care

VICTORIA — British Columbia's minister of mental health and addictions has announced $2 million in funding to support enhanced care for people at risk of suicide.
Couple who survived deadly torrent released from B.C. dam sues regional district

Couple who survived deadly torrent released from B.C. dam sues regional district

Woman clung to tree hanging over river as water rose beneath her, lawsuit says
B.C. report on prolific offenders says hardline enforcement is not the answer

B.C. report on prolific offenders says hardline enforcement is not the answer

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government is moving to immediately implement some of the recommendations of a report on repeat offenders and random crime, whose authors describe a phenomenon causing “incredible distress” in many communities.

'Lightly felt' earthquake with 3.4 magnitude is recorded near Prince George, B.C.

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — A minor earthquake has shaken Prince George, B.C., but authorities say no damage has been reported and none is expected.
Police say man found dead in running vehicle in Surrey, B.C., was fatally shot

Police say man found dead in running vehicle in Surrey, B.C., was fatally shot

SURREY, B.C. — An Alberta man has been identified as the victim of the latest fatal shooting in Surrey, B.C.
B.C. youth representative calls for data on mental health of children in care

B.C. youth representative calls for data on mental health of children in care

VICTORIA — British Columbia’s representative for children says she’s concerned that neither the province nor the country gathers data on the rate of mental health disorders for children in care, especially when other jurisdictions show a much higher
As wildfire risk fades, the last remaining campfire ban is lifted in B.C.

As wildfire risk fades, the last remaining campfire ban is lifted in B.C.

VANCOUVER — Campfires are now permitted in all six of British Columbia's fire centres, as the only remaining campfire ban is lifted across the Coastal Fire Centre.
Amber Alert issued for three-year-old boy last seen at Vancouver hospital

Amber Alert issued for three-year-old boy last seen at Vancouver hospital

VANCOUVER — An Amber Alert has been issued for a three-year-old boy who Vancouver police say was abducted from a local hospital.
Criminal probe begins after violence, arrests at music festival in Vancouver

Criminal probe begins after violence, arrests at music festival in Vancouver

VANCOUVER — Seven people were arrested and a criminal investigation is underway after a disturbance Sunday night by fans attending a music festival in east Vancouver.
B.C. police watchdog called to investigate serious collision involving stolen vehicle

B.C. police watchdog called to investigate serious collision involving stolen vehicle

AGASSIZ, B.C. — British Columbia's police watchdog has been called to investigate after a serious vehicle collision in Agassiz on Saturday afternoon involving a stolen car left four people seriously injured.