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Water restrictions lifted on Sunshine Coast as disastrous drought sidestepped

For the first time since last May, the Sunshine Coast Regional District has lifted water conservation regulations affecting a large part of its area north of...

Old-growth protester gets house arrest, probation for blocking Metro Vancouver traffic

A man who took part in four traffic-stopping protests in Metro Vancouver in an effort to save old-growth forests in B.C. has been given a...

Parks Canada updating its reservation system to book camping and other activities

Parks Canada says visitors will be able to start booking reservations for camping and other activities at its sites across the country in March.The reservation...

Indigenous boy with autism should not have been handcuffed at Vancouver hospital, says mother

WARNING: This story contains distressing details.The mother of an Indigenous boy who was handcuffed at a Vancouver hospital on Thursday says it should have been a safe...

100 people on Vancouver Island face layoffs as another B.C. mill closes

More than 100 workers in Port Alberni are the latest forest industry employees to face layoffs as Western Forest Products confirms it will not restart...

B.C. valley of ancient trees, rare animals preserved in deal with forest firm

A valley of intact forests, lakes and wetlands in southeastern British Columbia nearly 200 times the size of Vancouver's Stanley Park is being preserved in...

Postmedia to lay off 11% of editorial staff, sources say

Sources say newspaper publisher Postmedia Network Corp. is laying off 11 per cent of its editorial staff, less than a week after workers were told the company...

B.C. Green Party names Dr. Sanjiv Gandhi as second deputy leader

British ColumbiaThe British Columbia Green Party has named a second deputy leader in a move leader Sonia Furstenau says is key to preparing for the...

Tentative contract reached for thousands of health support workers in B.C.

Thousands of health-care support workers in British Columbia have a tentative contract agreement after a year of talks.The B.C. General Employees' Union and Health Employers...

B.C. creating permit 'hub' to streamline housing approval process: premier

The British Columbia government is creating a single hub for developers to get provincial approval for their projects in another step to tackle the housing...

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