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Solution to Kitimat’s housing shortage floats into town

Solution to Kitimat’s housing shortage floats into town

An Estonian cruise ship converted to serve as a floating hotel — and help ease a housing crisis — was scheduled to arrive in Kitimat on Sunday.
Health authorities sound the alarm over measles outbreak

Health authorities sound the alarm over measles outbreak

Some schools in east Fraser Valley have immunization rates as low as zero: health official
Site C dam not approved, yet B.C. Hydro planning two work camps

Site C dam not approved, yet B.C. Hydro planning two work camps

B.C. Hydro has begun the process to start building temporary work camps for Site C, even though the project has yet to be approved.
Burnaby's 'bedroom dentist' pleads guilty to tax evasion

Burnaby's 'bedroom dentist' pleads guilty to tax evasion

A Burnaby resident dubbed the “bedroom dentist” who was convicted of running an illegal dentistry practice has pleaded guilty to tax evasion, the Canada Revenue Agency said Thursday.
Fort St. John surgeon’s exit raises concerns over wait times

Fort St. John surgeon’s exit raises concerns over wait times

The recent departure of a general surgeon at the Fort St. John Hospital could essentially double wait times for some people on the waiting list for certain surgeries, according to Northern Health’s vice-president of medicine, Ronald Chapman.
Jackpot! B.C. cities cash in on casinos

Jackpot! B.C. cities cash in on casinos

Local governments get a 10-per-cent share of gambling revenues from casinos and community gambling centres within their boundaries
Metro Vancouver property sales make big jump back to 10-year average

Metro Vancouver property sales make big jump back to 10-year average

VANCOUVER — Sales of detached homes in desirable locations have shown the most bounce-back in the recovery of Lower Mainland real estate markets, while condominium sales in some suburban markets appear to be lagging, according to the most recent figu
B.C. Opposition defends legislature Speaker's spending

B.C. Opposition defends legislature Speaker's spending

British Columbia's Opposition New Democrats are defending the legislature's Speaker after media reports revealed she had racked tens of thousands of dollars worth in expenses, including a complimentary snack display for politicians.
Vancouver police won’t enforce new marijuana law

Vancouver police won’t enforce new marijuana law

Vancouver police say they won’t bust down the doors of the city’s many illegal medical marijuana dispensaries April 1 when a new federal law will delegate weed production and distribution to a handful of licensed premises. Coun.
B.C. legislature speaker Linda Reid spends big despite austerity

B.C. legislature speaker Linda Reid spends big despite austerity

Speaker of the Legislature Linda Reid has racked up tens of thousands of dollars in questionable expenses, including $48,412 for a custom touch-screen computer terminal in front of her chair in the legislature chamber.