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Liberal candidate in B.C. election, former parliamentarian faces tax charges

VANCOUVER - The political future of a former member of Parliament who was recently acclaimed to run for the B.C. Liberals in the May election remains unclear as he winds his way through the legal system facing federal tax charges.

Company behind B.C. mine asks union to drop legal case over Chinese workers

VANCOUVER - The company behind a plan to use Chinese miners at a proposed underground coal mine in northern British Columbia is pleading with a pair of unions to drop their legal challenge of the project's temporary foreign worker permits and instead

Tasered 11-year-old boy failed by B.C. child welfare system: watchdog

VICTORIA - Children in British Columbia with complex care needs that can manifest themselves in violent rages deserve more from the child welfare system than being locked in windowless rooms or tranquilized by doctors, says a report detailing the fai

Fewer homeless seen on Vancouver streets

The city’s homeless advocate is anticipating next month’s City of Vancouver-led homeless count will see a decrease in the number of people sleeping on the streets.

B.C. to change assessments for incapable adults who need public guardians

VICTORIA - Some British Columbians could be declared "incapable" by health authorities and lose the right to make their own financial and legal decisions under an outdated law and flawed investigative process, says the province's ombudsperson.

Independent B.C. MLAs call for electoral changes, including moving voting date

VICTORIA - Strength in numbers is behind a decision by three Independent politicians in British Columbia's legislature to mount a joint campaign to move the province's fixed election date and introduce democratic reforms.
RCMP find two dogs that were stolen in Vancouver along with truck

RCMP find two dogs that were stolen in Vancouver along with truck

VANCOUVER - As news spread that a thief had made off with a truck belonging to a Vancouver dog-walking business, prompting a frantic search for the two animals still inside, company owner Amy Villis was willing to take just about any help she could g
City of Surrey furious over parody T-shirts

City of Surrey furious over parody T-shirts

Surrey city hall has sent a cease-and-desist letter to a website selling hoodies and T-shirts that draw attention to the city's crime problem, Business in Vancouver has learned. SurreyShirts.

Convicted Surrey killer in trouble again

A convicted Surrey killer who was sentenced to eight years in prison for the brutal beating death of a woman during a party at his place in Newton in 1991 is once again in trouble with the law.
Vancouver’s crack kit giveaway to continue

Vancouver’s crack kit giveaway to continue

Goal is to reduce spread of infections