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Chilliwack’s Minter Gardens closing this fall

Chilliwack’s Minter Gardens closing this fall

CHILLIWACK — Minter Gardens — the world-class 13-hectare show garden in Chilliwack that has been a popular destination for garden lovers for the past 33 years — will close in October.

B.C. consumers warned not to eat tainted tahini

VANCOUVER - Health officials are warning consumers not to eat a brand of tahini distributed by Overwaitea in Langley that may be tainted with salmonella.

15-year Vancouver study says harm reduction more effective than war on drugs

VANCOUVER — Harm reduction — not a war on drugs — has reduced illicit drug use and improved public safety in what was once Ground Zero for an HIV and overdose epidemic that cost many lives, says a 15-year study of drug use in Vancouver’s impoverished
Northern Gateway lawyer says First Nations don’t have right to direct tankers

Northern Gateway lawyer says First Nations don’t have right to direct tankers

TERRACE — The proposed Northern Gateway project reached a major milestone on Monday with the end of public hearings on the pipeline, and now the company will focus on resolving lingering questions, says president John Carruthers.

Thousands of Kamloops area patients told personal info missing on lab hard drive

KAMLOOPS — The personal information of about 16,000 patients of a medical-lab service in Kamloops, B.C., has gone missing, says the company’s president.

B.C. floatplane loses propeller, pontoons chopped up, but still makes safe landing

HALFMOON BAY — The floatplane lost a propeller in mid-flight, chopping into both pontoons, but RCMP say the pilot still managed to make a safe but powerless landing.

Mounties identify dead husband and wife found in Surrey home

SURREY — Police have identified a husband and wife found dead in a Surrey, B.C., home last week.

B.C. weather warnings lifted as crews clean up mudslides

It’s officially the first day of summer and all weather warnings have been lifted in B.C. after rain and storms walloped parts of the province this week, causing mudslides and highway closures.

Snuneymuxw chief cites treaty rights in asking Nanaimo to hold off on demolition plans

It is a “seriously problematic” course of action for the city to pursue any path that would interfere with the treaty rights of the Snuneymuxw in regards to the Colliery dams, said Chief Doug White of the Snuneymuxw First Nation on Tuesday.
Poison to be dropped from helicopter in bid to kill rats on Gwaii Haanas islands

Poison to be dropped from helicopter in bid to kill rats on Gwaii Haanas islands

VANCOUVER — An airborne assault will begin this fall in the ongoing war to rid important bird-nesting islands of non-native rats in Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve. As part of a five-year, $2.