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Man who died diving in lake identified

August
12
,
2015
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KELOWNA — A man who died after a free-diving incident on Okanagan Lake near Kelowna on Aug. 9 has been identified. He is Kevin John Stephens, aged 27, from Kelowna. Stephens was free-diving (diving without scuba equipment) in Okanagan...

Coroner warns of fentanyl dangers

August
12
,
2015
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As cases of fentanyl overdoses rise, B.C.'s chief coroner is warning drug users it's impossible to know what's in illicit drugs. “It is essential that those who use these drugs take all possible steps to minimize their risk...

Dozens drop out of 'biased' energy board review of Trans Mountain pipeline

August
12
,
2015
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VANCOUVER — Dozens of participants have dropped out of the controversial National Energy Board review of Kinder Morgan's proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, saying they can no longer support a "biased" and...

Event server training mandatory

August
10
,
2015
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Anyone who serves alcohol in B.C. is required to take one of two designated training programs as of Sept. 15. In keeping with its liquor policy review changes, the provincial government is launching a new training program to supplement the...

Complaint filed with RCMP after CBC reporter kissed by stranger on camera

August
9
,
2015
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SQUAMISH, B.C. — Another television reporter doing a live report received a jarring distraction after a man kissed her on the cheek. CBC reporter Megan Batchelor was covering a music festival in Squamish, B.C., north of Vancouver, on...

Cabinet minister at Parapan start line

August
8
,
2015
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Among the hundreds of athletes in Toronto for the Parapan Am Games, there is one with a seat in the B.C. legislature. Michelle Stilwell, MLA for Parksville-Qualicum as well as minister of social development and innovation, is representing Canada...

Inquest ordered into police custody death

August
6
,
2015
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TERRACE — A public inquest will be held into the case of a youth who died two years ago after being taken into police custody in Terrace. B.C. Coroners Service announced the inquest Thursday into the death of Alyssa Josephine Talina George. George, 25, was found in medical distress in a cell at the Terrace RCMP holding cells on Sept. 4, 2013, 14 hours after she was arrested by police. She was flown to Vancouver General Hospital for more intensive treatment but died a week later. ...

One person is dead, dozens injured after bus crash on Highway 1 in B.C.

July
31
,
2015
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CHASE, B.C. — One man is confirmed dead in a collision between a passenger bus carrying dozens of people and a car on a notorious stretch of Highway 1 south of Chase, in B.C.'s Interior, say police and firefighters...

Wife of dead officer says RCMP made her husband 'scapegoat' in Dziekanski death

July
31
,
2015
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VANCOUVER — The wife of an RCMP officer who killed himself two years ago claims that her husband was used by the Mounties as a scapegoat in the death of Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver's airport in October 2007. In a...

B.C. among few provinces without transgender protections in human rights code

July
31
,
2015
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VANCOUVER — When rainbow flags and noisy revellers fill Vancouver's Davie Street for the city's annual Pride Parade on Sunday, there's one political leader who will be conspicuously absent: Premier Christy Clark. The British...