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Non-profit buys two B.C. co-ops, using $71 M grant from affordable housing fund

Non-profit buys two B.C. co-ops, using $71 M grant from affordable housing fund

COQUITLAM, B.C.
Drone found inside B.C. prison, seized by staff

Drone found inside B.C. prison, seized by staff

Handmade weapons and cannabis concentrate were also found by staff. The estimated value of the seized lot is more than $124,000.
B.C. moves flavoured nicotine pouches behind pharmacy counters to protect kids

B.C. moves flavoured nicotine pouches behind pharmacy counters to protect kids

The pouches, available in a variety of flavours, are often sold under the brand name Zonnic and are marketed as a way to help adults quit smoking.
B.C. judge upholds $96K in fishery fines

B.C. judge upholds $96K in fishery fines

Two men and a fishing company were fined for salmon fishery offences around Haida Gwaii.
Minister backs shift away from privately owned rooming hotels after B.C. fire inquest

Minister backs shift away from privately owned rooming hotels after B.C. fire inquest

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's housing minster says the province needs to shift away from accommodating vulnerable people in privately owned rooming hotels — but it won't be fast or cheap.
B.C. man praises guide dog for bringing him home after being dropped off at the wrong place

B.C. man praises guide dog for bringing him home after being dropped off at the wrong place

Vernon resident Roland Croteau gave his service dog Dodger a big hug when he got home.
End public funding of privately owned rooming hotels, says B.C. fire inquest jury

End public funding of privately owned rooming hotels, says B.C. fire inquest jury

BURNABY, B.C. — The jury in a coroner's inquest into the Winters Hotel fire that killed two people in Vancouver two years ago has recommended ending public funding for single-room-occupancy hotels in privately owned buildings.
B.C. Crown counsel group raises safety concerns, Eby says no move for courthouse

B.C. Crown counsel group raises safety concerns, Eby says no move for courthouse

VANCOUVER — Premier David Eby says the government is not currently considering the relocation of a provincial courthouse in downtown Vancouver, where the president of the British Columbia Crown Counsel Association says safety concerns are on the rise
BC Sheriff Service adds new deputies throughout province

BC Sheriff Service adds new deputies throughout province

A shortage of sheriffs was being cited as the reason for multiple courtroom closures in the past eight months.
Ex-councillor buys 108-year-old newspaper in Prince George, B.C.

Ex-councillor buys 108-year-old newspaper in Prince George, B.C.

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — A former councillor in Prince George has purchased the city's only newspaper after watching multiple outlets in other British Columbia Interior communities shut down last year.