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Eby promises $50M to help get fire-damaged wood to B.C. mills

Eby promises $50M to help get fire-damaged wood to B.C. mills

VANCOUVER — British Columbia Premier David Eby is promising $50 million from the upcoming budget to help transfer fire-damaged wood from remote areas to pulp mills.
B.C. Mounties investigate criminal claims against tribal police officer

B.C. Mounties investigate criminal claims against tribal police officer

WHISTLER, B.C. — A British Columbia First Nation police service says RCMP are investigating allegations of criminal conduct involving one of its members.
No injuries as Vancouver Island slide forces evacuation of two Campbell River condos

No injuries as Vancouver Island slide forces evacuation of two Campbell River condos

CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. — Residents of two condominiums in Campbell River, B.C., spent the night out of their suites after a landslide on the hill behind their homes. A release from the City of Campbell River says the slide happened about 7 p.m.
Vancouver to fund plans to renew its embattled Chinatown neighbourhood

Vancouver to fund plans to renew its embattled Chinatown neighbourhood

Vancouver councillors have unanimously approved funding for its Uplifting Chinatown Action Plan, in an attempt to revive the historic neighbourhood.
RCMP investigating after two bodies found inside Coldstream, B.C., home

RCMP investigating after two bodies found inside Coldstream, B.C., home

VERNON, B.C. — An RCMP major crime unit has been called in to investigate after the discovery of two bodies inside a home in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley.
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.
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