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Surrey Police Board votes to create city police force at first meeting

Surrey Police Board votes to create city police force at first meeting

SURREY, B.C. — One of the fastest-growing cities in Canada is a step closer to having its own police force as Surrey, B.C., moves ahead with a controversial plan to replace the local RCMP detachment.
B.C. premier says return to class a 'challenge,' but students will be safe

B.C. premier says return to class a 'challenge,' but students will be safe

SURREY, B.C. — Sending British Columbia's students back to class in September will be "an unprecedented challenge" during a pandemic, but Premier John Horgan said he's confident children will be safe.
Tony Award-winning stage actor Brent Carver dies at home in Cranbrook, B.C.

Tony Award-winning stage actor Brent Carver dies at home in Cranbrook, B.C.

CRANBROOK, B.C. — Award-winning Canadian stage actor Brent Carver is being remembered for his natural love of theatre and zest for life.

Properties spared, evacuation lifted after grass fire threatens Penticton homes

PENTICTON, B.C. — Residents of about 80 homes in Penticton, B.C., were allowed to return to their properties just hours after being forced out by an aggressive grass fire.
Possible COVID-19 exposure in Lions Bay Beach Park, south of Squamish

Possible COVID-19 exposure in Lions Bay Beach Park, south of Squamish

Vancouver Coastal Health urges people to self-monitor for symptoms
Canadians’ financial worries easing as lockdowns lift, poll finds

Canadians’ financial worries easing as lockdowns lift, poll finds

B.C. records 47 new cases of COVID-19 as officials call for compassion

VICTORIA — As COVID-19 remains in the community, B.C. health officials say so does the anxiety and stress that comes with the uncertainly and increased isolation. A joint statement from Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr.
Agreement between province, BC Hydro, First Nation, ends legal fight over Site C

Agreement between province, BC Hydro, First Nation, ends legal fight over Site C

VICTORIA — A British Columbia First Nation has ended its legal battle against the provincial government and BC Hydro over the Site C dam, a project the nation originally claimed was a $1-billion treaty violation.
New program offers young people work experience with BC Parks, conservation service

New program offers young people work experience with BC Parks, conservation service

The fall and winter jobs are being offered under the $1.8-million Youth Employment Program

UBC loses appeal over ammonia dump that killed fish in Vancouver creek

VANCOUVER — The University of British Columbia has lost an appeal of a hefty fine and conviction over an ammonia release that ended up in a fish-bearing streaming.