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BC to spend $355M on affordable housing, premier says

CBC.ca - ‎12 hours ago‎
The B.C. government will contribute $355 million to construct or renovate 2,000 affordable housing units across the province, says Premier Christy Clark.
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BC First Nation signs agreement with province over land, resource talks

CBC.ca - ‎8 hours ago‎
Alphonse said a June 2014 Supreme Court of Canada decision granting the nation title to more than 1,750 square kilometres in the Nemiah Valley in B.C.'s Chilcotin region bolsters its fight for control of resources such as trees, gold, sockeye and oil ...
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'Oh my God': BC man trapped as three cougars surround car

CTV News - ‎19 hours ago‎
A British Columbia man was trapped in his car for about 20 minutes as three cougars prowled around his vehicle on Vancouver Island.
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Vancouver indie musician says more industry professionals needed in BC

CBC.ca - ‎11 hours ago‎
A Vancouver indie musician says she hopes the B.C. government's recently announced $15 million music grant will result in more industry infrastructure - such as labels, managers and studios - so that musicians will stay here rather than flocking to ...
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BC ministry bars Metis toddler from attending event in her honour

CTV News - ‎10 hours ago‎
VANCOUVER - A foster mother fighting to adopt a Metis toddler she has raised since birth says she's outraged that British Columbia's Children's Ministry has barred the girl from attending a cultural event in her honour. The Vancouver Island woman, who ...

BC MPs call for change to immigration language requirements

CBC.ca - ‎10 hours ago‎
Several BC MPs are calling on the federal government to ease restrictions on the English or French language proficiency test new immigrants must pass in order to become Canadian citizens.
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BC Parks camp fees going up again this year

News1130 - ‎11 hours ago‎
VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) - It will cost one or two bucks more per night to camp at many BC parks this year. There's worry the only holiday some families can afford is slowly sliding out of reach.
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3 BC First Nations plan to buy Jericho land parcel

CBC.ca - ‎5 hours ago‎
Three B.C. First Nations have announced their intention to purchase a 38.8-acre parcel of land in West Point Grey, the province announced Friday.
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Exclusion from basketball tourney has BC teen considering human rights complaint

Toronto Star - ‎6 hours ago‎
Exclusion from basketball tourney has B.C. teen considering human rights complaint. Josiah Wilson is African by race, but legally, culturally and ethnically identifies as a member of the Heiltsuk First Nation after being adopted as a baby.
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How would property tax changes affect BC homebuyers?

Vancouver Sun - ‎4 hours ago‎
Mike de Jong has said these changes would not just take effect in Metro Vancouver, where a housing affordability crisis is brewing, but right across B.C.. So, where would first-time homebuyers benefit the most, and where would the owners of expensive ...
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BC to provide $6M to help build local cycling infrastructure

CBC.ca - ‎11 hours ago‎
Last year the B.C government gave out more that $6 million to cycling infrastructure projects and now it's reminding communities that the same amount of money is available again this year.
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BC petition calls for an end to MSP premiums

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
The B.C. Green Party has presented an online petition in the B.C. Legislature, signed by more than 62,000 people from across the province, calling for an end to MSP Premiums.

BC to be bright spot in 2016 as global economy struggles: BCBC

Business in Vancouver - ‎15 hours ago‎
While much of the rest of Canada is seeing a downturn this year, “B.C. is holding up surprisingly well,” the BCBC said in its report.
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Metro Vancouver asks BC for more time to review Massey bridge proposal

Vancouver Sun - ‎7 hours ago‎
Metro Vancouver directors will consider asking the province for extra time to review the proposed $3.5-billion 10-lane bridge to replace the Massey Tunnel.
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Data void on home ownership hampers BC's ability to tackle heated market

The Globe and Mail - ‎12 hours ago‎
In the last week, the need for answers about Vancouver's increasingly freakish real estate market has reached a fever pitch. The need for action is particularly dire after a succession of revelations: The Globe's investigation this week of the legal ...
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BC Ferries discounts coming in March

News1130 - ‎17 hours ago‎
VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) - As part of a new trial, BC Ferries will be offering a discount on regular passenger fares starting in March.

BC lab's metallic glass creates smarter windows

Times Colonist - ‎2 hours ago‎
A B.C. engineering lab has created metal-coated glass that transmits up to 10 per cent more light than conventional glass and opens the door to windows that function as electronics.
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Deadpool boosts BC economy to the tune of $40 million

Vancity Buzz - ‎14 hours ago‎
British Columbia's commitment to and partnership with the film industry supports jobs and economic growth throughout the province,” said Wendy Noss, President, Motion Picture Association-Canada.

BC home sales showing no signs of slowing just yet: BCREA

Vancity Buzz - ‎16 hours ago‎
Low mortgage rates and rising employment in B.C. can be attributed to the continued growth of home sales in the province. The BCREA is predicting, however, that home sales will eventually slow this year after having the third highest on record in 2015 ...
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