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Loonie-at-par promotion lures British Columbians to Bellingham

Loonie-at-par promotion lures British Columbians to Bellingham

A promotion at Bellingham’s Bellis Fair Mall in which some stores are taking the Canadian dollar at par will be offered again during the Canada Day long weekend in July.
B.C. schools to be tested annually for lead in drinking water

B.C. schools to be tested annually for lead in drinking water

B.C. is moving to an annual program that tests the safety of school drinking water, but it still falls short of a more aggressive law in place in Ontario.
Transport Canada recommends mandatory floatplane life-vests

Transport Canada recommends mandatory floatplane life-vests

VANCOUVER — The federal government is recommending regulations that would require all passengers and crew on commercial floatplanes to wear inflatable life-vests during flights over water.
Two dead after early-morning car crash in Surrey

Two dead after early-morning car crash in Surrey

Two people have died after a crash overnight in Surrey involving at least three vehicles. Surrey RCMP received multiple 911 calls around 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning, reporting a serious car crash at the intersection of 88 Avenue and 152 Street.
'Lawlessness abounds' at Stave Lake mudflats near Mission

'Lawlessness abounds' at Stave Lake mudflats near Mission

The first time Angela Ramos travelled Burma Road, she was shocked to see all the crosses.
Activists paint stark picture of affordable housing in Downtown Eastside

Activists paint stark picture of affordable housing in Downtown Eastside

Housing activists used paint brushes Saturday to illustrate their disappointment in a lack of welfare-rate housing in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Protesters assembled for a "paint-in" on a lot at 58 W. Hastings St.
Prescription pot producer plans cross-country tour

Prescription pot producer plans cross-country tour

Western Canada’s largest licensed medical cannabis producer is launching a cross-country tour next month to put potential customers in touch with doctors who can prescribe it on the spot.
Ex-pilot sues WestJet, says he was falsely accused of bomb threats

Ex-pilot sues WestJet, says he was falsely accused of bomb threats

VANCOUVER — A former WestJet pilot is suing the company for wrongful dismissal and defamation, alleging it falsely accused him of calling in a series of bomb threats last summer. Keith Kippen filed a civil lawsuit in B.C.
Wildfires in B.C. Peace region growing less than expected

Wildfires in B.C. Peace region growing less than expected

While the wildfires may have been "sleeping" last week with a reprieve of cool temperatures, a return of warm weather has breathed new life into them, with the largest growth occurring on the Siphon Creek wildfire.
Drugs, sex and stolen goods: Life on Surrey ‘Strip’

Drugs, sex and stolen goods: Life on Surrey ‘Strip’

There’s a street in Whalley known as “The Strip” that’s a one-stop shop for practically any vice, and trafficking in drugs, sex and stolen goods is the norm. “This block, you’ll find anything.