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'Pent-up demand' of pandemic pushes B.C. film sector to expand by $1.4B

'Pent-up demand' of pandemic pushes B.C. film sector to expand by $1.4B

The industry generated $4.8 billion for the provincial economy in 2021, according to a new report.

Female pedestrian injured in Surrey hit-and-run

SURREY, B.C. — Surrey RCMP are looking for a driver involved in a hit-and-run with a pedestrian. Police were called to King George Blvd near 72 Ave at about 9 p.m. Sunday.
B.C. man convicted in young girl's murder in 1978 loses appeal

B.C. man convicted in young girl's murder in 1978 loses appeal

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia man found guilty in the death of a young girl in 1978 has lost an appeal of his first-degree murder conviction. GRAPHIC WARNING: The following details may be disturbing for some readers. A unanimous ruling by the B.C.
Wildfire in B.C.'s Peace region doubles, no rain expected for relief

Wildfire in B.C.'s Peace region doubles, no rain expected for relief

HUDSON'S HOPE, B.C. — The BC Wildfire Service says a fire in British Columbia's Peace region has grown out of control due to high winds, noting temperatures are expected to increase and no precipitation has been forecast for the area.
Smoky skies persist in Vancouver and surrounding areas due to wildfires

Smoky skies persist in Vancouver and surrounding areas due to wildfires

VANCOUVER — Regional officials say air quality is expected to worsen in parts of the Vancouver area as smoky skies persisted Sunday due to wildfires in the province and the United States.
B.C. municipalities' convention takes aim at housing, health, climate

B.C. municipalities' convention takes aim at housing, health, climate

This year's UBCM conference in Whistler plans to cover major themes, include housing, safety, mental health and addictions, and climate change.
B.C. Liberals hold on to Surrey South riding in byelection

B.C. Liberals hold on to Surrey South riding in byelection

SURREY, B.C. — British Columbia's Liberal Party has retained a seat in the riding of Surrey South following a byelection to replace a longtime member of the legislature.

Police announce charges in death of young B.C. mom killed five years ago

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Charges have been laid in the death of a 22-year-old woman whose body was found five years ago in the Fraser Valley community of Mission.
Air quality advisory issued due to B.C., U.S. wildfires and blaze in Vancouver

Air quality advisory issued due to B.C., U.S. wildfires and blaze in Vancouver

VANCOUVER — An air quality advisory has been issued for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley because of "high concentrations of fine particulate matter" from wildfire smoke in British Columbia and the United States.
Trudeau, Horgan meet after Liberal cabinet retreat marked by Queen's death

Trudeau, Horgan meet after Liberal cabinet retreat marked by Queen's death

VANCOUVER — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Columbia Premier John Horgan met over lunch in Vancouver on Friday, before Trudeau was set to travel back to Ottawa following a three-day cabinet retreat marked by the death of Queen Elizabeth II.