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Years after Insite ruling, drug policy landscape is still being shaped in B.C.

Years after Insite ruling, drug policy landscape is still being shaped in B.C.

VANCOUVER — In 2021, the Vancouver-based Drug User Liberation Front approached Health Canada with a proposal.
Student residence building coming to Camosun's Lansdowne campus

Student residence building coming to Camosun's Lansdowne campus

The six-storey building on the college’s Lansdowne campus is expected to be completed by September 2027
Youth counsellor says lack of liaison officers is making things worse in schools

Youth counsellor says lack of liaison officers is making things worse in schools

Counsellors are no substitute for police when it comes to dealing with the criminal element in schools, says a counsellor on Victoria’s mobile youth services team.
New decals alert police that they're dealing with someone with autism

New decals alert police that they're dealing with someone with autism

The decals ask officers to be aware that the person may be non-verbal, have heightened anxiety, be resistant to authority or unaware of danger and may run away
Wildfire danger rises to 'extreme' on south Vancouver Island

Wildfire danger rises to 'extreme' on south Vancouver Island

Recent warm weather has quickly dried out forest floors, triggering the increasing danger rating
Nanaimo to get second urgent-and-primary-care centre

Nanaimo to get second urgent-and-primary-care centre

A temporary clinic has also opened at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital to provide follow-up care for those discharged from the ER who don’t have a doctor
Non-profit buys Parksville apartment building with provincial help

Non-profit buys Parksville apartment building with provincial help

The 50-unit Moilliet Manor, which provides seniors housing at low rents, has been purchased with funding from the provincial Rental Protection Fund
Saanich to charge property owners for ALR exclusion applications

Saanich to charge property owners for ALR exclusion applications

The Agricultural Land Commission doesn’t allow private landowners to apply directly, which means Saanich has been carrying the financial burden of the process
Harbour Air ends Vancouver-Butchart scheduled summer service

Harbour Air ends Vancouver-Butchart scheduled summer service

The company is also cutting scheduled flights between Vancouver and Patricia Bay for the rest of the summer, citing low demand.
B.C. pledges support for court challenge over equalization, mulls its own claim

B.C. pledges support for court challenge over equalization, mulls its own claim

HALIFAX — British Columbia is providing "full support" to Newfoundland and Labrador's court challenge over federal equalization payments, while it considers its own claim to ensure fair treatment from Ottawa, Premier David Eby said Wednesday.