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No ferry service cuts before election, says transportation minister

No ferry service cuts before election, says transportation minister

Transportation Minister Mary Polak says service cuts at B.C. Ferries won't be coming before the May 14 provincial election. But she says cuts are likely on the way as the government and B.C.
Anglican cathedral congregation backs same-sex marriage blessings

Anglican cathedral congregation backs same-sex marriage blessings

The congregation at Christ Church Cathedral has voted more than 90 per cent in favour of blessing married homosexual couples.
First half of NHL season features surprises -- some pleasant and some ugly

First half of NHL season features surprises -- some pleasant and some ugly

VANCOUVER - The lockout-shortened NHL season has featured several surprises as it nears the midway point — some pleasant and others downright ugly.
B.C. senior honours late daughter by continuing fight for physician-assisted death

B.C. senior honours late daughter by continuing fight for physician-assisted death

VANCOUVER — Castlegar mother Ann Fomenoff misses her dead daughter Gloria Taylor every day. But the 85-year-old does not question the battle waged by Taylor to change the laws that criminalized doctor-assisted dying.
B.C. cabinet rallies around Christy Clark in ethnic-vote scandal

B.C. cabinet rallies around Christy Clark in ethnic-vote scandal

VANCOUVER — Ministers arriving at an emergency cabinet meeting Sunday delivered a show of support for Premier Christy Clark amid increasing calls for her resignation over the ethnic voter.
Two injured in Greyhound bus rollover near McBride

Two injured in Greyhound bus rollover near McBride

VANCOUVER — McBride RCMP are investigating an accident involving a Greyhound bus Saturday night in which two people were injured.
B.C. campsite online reservations begin next Friday

B.C. campsite online reservations begin next Friday

Campers should prepare now for the annual rush to reserve a camping spot in British Columbia’s 96 provincial parks. The online reservation system to reserve a prime location at 113 campgrounds opens on March 15 at 7 a.m. at discovercamping.ca .
B.C. foundation writes protocol for 'self-chosen deaths,' attends suicides

B.C. foundation writes protocol for 'self-chosen deaths,' attends suicides

VANCOUVER - Months before B.C. Supreme Court Justice Lynn Smith struck down Canada's law on doctor-assisted suicide, Russel Ogden and a colleague attended the suicide of a 90-year-old woman in the province's West Kootenays.
Mr. Hockey hams it up with faithful followers at 85th birthday party

Mr. Hockey hams it up with faithful followers at 85th birthday party

VANCOUVER - Joan Smythe came to the Pacific Coliseum for one purpose Friday night. "To see Gordie Howe and, possibly, meet him — and I did," said Smythe. The 84-year-old Delta, B.C., resident was among thousands of fans who flocked to see Mr.
Vancouver poet’s TED talk on bullies tugs hearts

Vancouver poet’s TED talk on bullies tugs hearts

LONG BEACH, California — Shane Koyczan, the Penticton spoken-word poet and author, left attendees at the TED conference near tears with his self-effacing look at the effects of bullying through the eyes of being both a victim and a bully.