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First Nations split over B.C. Hydro's Site C dam megaproject

Some want to fight it; others want to negotiate for compensation worth millions
First Nations open B.C. Hydro’s Site C dam hearings with drums, singing

First Nations open B.C. Hydro’s Site C dam hearings with drums, singing

FORT ST. JOHN — A procession of drumming Treaty 8 first nations provided a dramatic opening Monday to the Joint Review Panel reviewing B.C. Hydro’s proposed $7.9-billion Site C dam in the Peace River Valley.

Injection-drug user study warns of HIV risks in northern B.C.

Drug users in Prince George who then travel to other communities in the north could increase the risk of spreading HIV, according to a recently released report.
Man trashes six police cars, floods Burnaby hospital ER in destructive rampage

Man trashes six police cars, floods Burnaby hospital ER in destructive rampage

Mounties say a Surrey man will likely face several charges after a destructive weekend that included smashing a large stolen truck into six police cruisers and flooding a section of Burnaby Hospital by ripping the head from an emergency room fire spr
Cellphones boiled, clothes burned, Surrey Six murder trial told

Cellphones boiled, clothes burned, Surrey Six murder trial told

James Keller The Canadian Press VANCOUVER — When Cody Haevischer and Matthew Johnston returned from an hour-long outing on an October afternoon six years ago, prompting a flurry of activity that included boiling cellphones and burning a bag of clothi
Buyer pays new record for Emily Carr painting: $3.4 million

Buyer pays new record for Emily Carr painting: $3.4 million

VANCOUVER — Emily Carr’s painting The Crazy Stair sold for $2.9 million at the Heffel auction of Fine Canadian Art in Toronto Wednesday. After a 17 per cent commission was added, the painting sold for $3.

Scheduling snafu leaves Dawson Creek, Fort St. John without a surgeon

Northern Health says it expects to have surgical services return to Fort St. John and Dawson Creek by early next week.

Hearings expected to start early next year on Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Public hearings on the proposed Trans Mountain expansion project are expected to begin early in the new year, but they won’t be a repeat of the Northern Gateway/Enbridge hearing process.
Humpback ‘muggings’ being reported on B.C. coast

Humpback ‘muggings’ being reported on B.C. coast

Whale-watching vessels are receiving unusually close encounters by curious juveniles in the Salish Sea

Site C dam not a factor in rising hydro rates, minister says

The proposed Site C hydroelectric project didn't have any bearing on the significant jump in B.C. Hydro rates announced on Tuesday, according to the minister responsible.
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