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Impaired penalty review prompts B.C. to grant penalty breaks 1,137 drivers

VICTORIA - More than 1,100 British Columbia motorists caught up in tougher drunk driving rules before part of the law was found unconstitutional will have some of their punishments overturned, but their drunk driving penalty still sticks.

B.C. Liberals seeking “brand ambassadors” to hype Family Day

The marketing agency hired by the B.C. Liberal government to produce Family Day festivities on February 11 is seeking so-called “brand ambassadors.” The online listing by Inventa encouraged job-seekers to “come be a part of B.C.

Film group pushes back against criticism of “Creative BC” announcement

While much of B.C.’s film industry is scoffing at the B.C. government’s just-announced creative industries funding package, which fails to improve B.C. tax incentives and attract Hollywood productions, the initiative is drawing some support from B.C.

Six taken to hospital after mass Vancouver stabbing; police arrest suspect

VANCOUVER - Six people were taken to hospital, including one in critical condition, after what police call a vicious and random stabbing inside a Vancouver apartment building Thursday evening.

Coach who tripped boys must wait for sentence

VANCOUVER — A provincial court judge has reserved his sentencing decision in the case of a peewee hockey coach who tripped a boy after a game last year. Judge Patrick Chen said Thursday he will pass sentence Feb.

New trial for Island man convicted in 2008 murder

VANCOUVER — The B.C. Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial for a man convicted in the 2008 murder of a nurse who was attacked with a hammer. Kim Rothgordt was found guilty of second-degree murder in January 2011 for the death of James Shannon.

Runaway B.C. mom not entitled to support from adult children: judge

VANCOUVER - A B.C. Supreme Court justice says three adults who were left to fend for themselves as teenagers decades ago do not have to pay support to their estranged mother.

Pipeline opponents say CN's crude-by-rail car pitch poses 'risk to company'

VANCOUVER - Opponents of the Northern Gateway pipeline are threatening to turn their sights on CN Rail, as at least one Alberta oil company explores the possibility of transporting oil sands crude to the B.C. coast by rail car.
Rescuers faced uncertainty about numbers of ferry passengers, survivors: trial

Rescuers faced uncertainty about numbers of ferry passengers, survivors: trial

VANCOUVER - The rescue operation to save passengers and crew on the Queen of the North as the ferry sank off the coast of British Columbia was faced with inconsistent information about how many people were on board and how many made it off alive, a c

After posting shutout, Roberto Luongo to get third straight start for Canucks

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks' goaltending saga is showing no signs of coming to an end. The club will turn to Roberto Luongo for his third straight start ahead of Cory Schneider on Friday when they host the Chicago Blackhawks.
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