News/Canada/British Columbia

Forgetting a child in a hot car can happen to anyone, expert says

May 13, 2019

Leaving a child in a hot car is an inconceivable thought, but it’s a potentially tragic mistake one expert says could happen to anyone.

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Vancouver expected to headline long Canadian summer of high gasoline prices

May 12, 2019

Gasoline prices are expected to remain just below record highs all across Canada this summer, except in Vancouver — where a perfect storm of factors will likely ensure motorists continue to pay new all-time records at the pumps.

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Evacuation order issued in Central B.C. after human-caused wildfire

May 12, 2019

Fire burning along Highway 16 near Fraser Lake and Lejac, B.C., grew to 100 hecatres in 5 hours.

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Engineer banned from working in B.C. after investigation finds Surrey tower isn’t up to seismic code

May 8, 2019

An engineer who has worked on Canadian embassies around the world has been banned from working in B.C. after an investigation found his designs for a condo building in Surrey were not up to building code standards.

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Green Party win in B.C. shows climate issues could impact October

May 7, 2019

British Columbia voters sent a message that Canadians are deeply concerned about the environment and climate issues will be at the forefront in October’s federal election campaign, jubilant Green Party supporters said Monday night.

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1 year into regulations, Vancouver considers 3,066 homes on Airbnb a success story

May 7, 2019

Since Vancouver began enforcing its short-term rental rules in September, the number of listings in the city has decreased by about 40 per cent from its peak. 

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‘Poor Canada’: Will Meng Wanzhou extradition hearing threaten national interest?

May 3, 2019

Read this story in traditional Chinese. If anyone can appreciate the kind of pressure facing the Canadian prosecutors handling Meng Wanzhou’s extradition hearing, it’s Nick Vamos. As the former head of extradition with the British Crown Prosecution Service, Vamos has handled many high-profile, international white collar cases in the U.K.. He says political concerns — such as […]

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Fact-checking Jason Kenney: Is B.C.’s pipeline opposition to blame for high gas prices?

May 2, 2019

Alberta’s new premier came out swinging on the morning of his first full day in office, blaming his counterparts in B.C. for record-high gas prices and promising to cut off their petroleum supply if necessary. One of Jason Kenney’s first moves as premier was to proclaim Bill 12, better known as the “turn off the […]

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B.C. premier pushes back against Alberta’s threat to turn off taps

May 1, 2019

B.C. Premier John Horgan says an expanded Trans Mountain pipeline is no guarantee of lower gas prices and the current spike in Lower Mainland fuel costs is not his fault. Horgan reacted to threats from Alberta Premier Jason Kenney who says he will use a new provincial law to cut off gas to B.C. if the premier keeps […]

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B.C. man ordered to pay $500K cost of fighting 2012 fire

April 30, 2019

A British Columbia man has been ordered to pay half a million dollars to cover the costs of fighting a 2012 forest fire which cost nearly twice that amount to extinguish. Earlier this month, B.C.’s Forest Appeals Commission ordered Brian Cecil Parke to pay the province $500,162.04 for fire suppression costs associated with a blaze that broke […]

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