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Reviews welcome, but not outside investigations, Mounties say

RCMP say they welcome a report by the public complaints commission into an incident at the jail in Kamloops that resulted in breach of trust charges against three officers. Force spokesman Cpl.

Broken bulb sparks vehicle and duplex fire in Nanaimo

NANAIMO — One spark ignited a blaze that destroyed a Nanaimo duplex this week.The homes were engulfed in flame when Nanaimo firefighters arrived on scene just after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Shoes with bones inside deemed a hoax

Three children’s shoes filled with a “meat-like” substance and found on the Clover Point shoreline have been branded a hoax by police.

New manager to oversee bridge project

Deadline for proposals extended to allow design change discussion

Peru's emerging consumer - Whoppers at 10,000 ft

HUANCAYO, Peru — Between babies in blankets tied onto women’s backs and boys in chullos, the traditional Andean stocking hat with earflaps, Joel Reyna and his girlfriend strode up to the glowing orange sign of one of the world’s highest Burger Kings

Favourite summer film lines


Editorial: Environmental review changes too sweeping

Two months ago, almost 500 significant projects in the province — 150 on Vancouver Island — were part of the federal environmental review process.Then the federal government passed legislation changing the rules.

Commentary Apple-Samsung patent fight is fuzzy math

By Brian J. LoveLate last week, a San Jose jury awarded Apple Inc. $1.

Intersection challenges


Jack Knox column: Culture of delay drags down B.C.'s court system

For those who don't want to wade through all 270 pages of Geoffrey Cowper's report into B.C.