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B.C. promises $90M for innovative projects for forest-dependent communities

B.C. promises $90M for innovative projects for forest-dependent communities

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — The British Columbia government is promising up to $90 million over three years to support new industrial and manufacturing projects in communities hurt by the downturn in the forestry industry.
B.C. plans to streamline housing permit approval process to get more homes built

B.C. plans to streamline housing permit approval process to get more homes built

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government is creating a single hub for developers to get provincial approval to build homes, in a bid to accelerate a housing permit process that has forced them to wait as long as two years.
Tentative contract reached for thousands of health support workers in B.C.

Tentative contract reached for thousands of health support workers in B.C.

VICTORIA — Thousands of health-care support workers in British Columbia have a tentative contract agreement after a year of talks.
Tesla 'suddenly accelerates' into B.C. Ferries ramp, breaks in two

Tesla 'suddenly accelerates' into B.C. Ferries ramp, breaks in two

“It looks like it was trying to board a ferry and suddenly accelerated into the gate, basically destroying the Tesla,” said Sgt. Mark McLean of West Vancouver police.

Vancouver council to consider wide-ranging plan to 'uplift' Chinatown neighbourhood

VANCOUVER — City councillors in Vancouver are set to consider a draft report aimed at reviving the historic Chinatown neighbourhood.
Safety alert: Canada-wide cheese recall due to possible listeria contamination

Safety alert: Canada-wide cheese recall due to possible listeria contamination

Check your fridges.
Five skiers scratched by great horned owl in attacks near Kamloops

Five skiers scratched by great horned owl in attacks near Kamloops

“It was quite startling but also quite cool to see this incredible wingspan,” said Joel Wood, who received a tetanus shot for minor scratches.
'Unusual' influenza outbreak on decline in B.C., COVID-19 stable despite new variant

'Unusual' influenza outbreak on decline in B.C., COVID-19 stable despite new variant

VICTORIA — The unusually early influenza outbreak that resulted in the deaths of six children and youth in British Columbia last month is on the decline, but the provincial health officer says another wave of infections is expected within weeks.
UBC medical school's cadaver shortage alleviated

UBC medical school's cadaver shortage alleviated

Enquiries to the medical school's body donation program increased after a June 2022 public appeal.
Invasive spongy moths target of B.C. spray program on Vancouver Island this spring

Invasive spongy moths target of B.C. spray program on Vancouver Island this spring

VICTORIA — The B.C. government is planning an insecticide spraying program this spring to target invasive spongy moths, formerly known as gypsy moths.
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