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Medical complaint challenges British Columbia prison's use of segregation

The Globe and Mail - ‎16 hours ago‎
The B.C. complaint obliges the college to investigate the psychiatrist's conduct. Mr. Crane alleges that the psychiatrist provided inadequate treatment and failed to comply with international guidelines on the treatment of prisoners, according to the ...

BC man documents his journey to overcome cerebral palsy

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
When you watch Tyler Born at the gym, it's hard to imagine him as anything but a life-long sports and fitness fanatic -- lean, mean and coated in tattoos.

British sailor to attempt record-setting circumnavigation from Victoria

CBC.ca - ‎4 hours ago‎
Jeanne Socrates says her age is not on her mind as she prepares in Victoria, B.C., to depart for an non-stop solo sail around the world.

Do you take Vancouver's blue sky for granted?

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
"It was so blue, so pure, so amazing," said Xiong, 24, who joined the CBC Vancouver newsroom through the Joan Donaldson Scholarship program after graduating from the University of British Columbia's Masters in Journalism. "It was a luxurious thing ...
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BC winery calls report China arrested its owner 'inaccurate'

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Lulu Island winery is downplaying reports its award-winning owner has been arrested in Shanghai for smuggling - but the Richmond-based company does confirm John Chang, 61, has been "fully cooperating" with a customs investigation in China.
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Owner found safe after capsized boat found, says RCMP

CBC.ca - ‎18 hours ago‎
Police say the owner of a capsized boat that was found at Gravesend Reach in the 5400 block of Dyke Road Saturday has been found and is safe.
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Victoria police seek missing teen Bailey Smith

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
Victoria police are asking for help locating a missing 13-year-old girl, Bailey Smith, who has last seen in the 900 block of Kings Road Thursday night.
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Increasing the flow of wine among Québec, Ontario and British Columbia

Government of Ontario News - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, Québec Premier Philippe Couillard and British Columbia Premier Christy Clark said today they are committed to improving the on-line ordering experience for consumers.
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Fatal Surrey shooting believed to be targeted

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
One man is dead and another is wounded after what investigators believe to be a targeted shooting late Saturday night in Surrey. RCMP responded to the 14300 block of 90A Avenue after receiving a number of reports of gunfire in the area at 10:19 p.m..

Plan B for unhappy campers in British Columbia

Business in Vancouver - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
These private, First Nation, regional and Forest Service campgrounds could ease pressure on provincial campgrounds, although there is general agreement that BC Parks has fallen so far behind that it needs some serious capital funding to build new ...

Fireworks spectators leave mess in English Bay

CBC.ca - ‎18 hours ago‎
Sunday morning's first beach-goers to English Bay probably noticed nothing except clean, groomed sand, but hours before, city crews had to toil to pick up after those fireworks spectators who didn't heed the call to take their trash away.
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BC government bans drone-assisted hunting

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Hunters hoping to use a drone to track their prey will be out of luck in B.C.. The provincial government has amended the Wildlife Act, making it illegal to operate or possess a drone while on a hunting expedition.

Vested interests will prevent cleanup of British Columbia's housing mess

The Globe and Mail - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
British Columbia's Superintendent of Real Estate and its Independent Advisory Group (IAG) recently released their report to the public “on conduct and practices in the real estate industry in British Columbia.” It is a remarkable document. The outgoing ...
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BC Liberals face balancing act on housing as 2017 election looms

The Globe and Mail - ‎19 hours ago‎
British Columbia's Liberal government must walk a fine line between creating affordable housing and causing a crash, as real estate prices loom large over next year's election, experts say.
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British Columbia ends 2015-2016 with larger-than-expected surplus

The Globe and Mail - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
British Columbia said on Thursday that it ended its 2015-2016 fiscal year with a larger-than-expected budget surplus, bolstered by higher tax revenues, including a 43.9 per cent jump in its property transfer tax revenues.

History of famous Vancouver Chinatown restaurant revealed through collected menus

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
The collection has the menu from the dinner WK Gardens served to Lester B. Pearson in 1965 when he was prime minister (offerings included "Ragout of Long Island Duckling" and "B.C. Oysters with Mushrooms"), as well as a menu from a dinner hosted by ...

British Columbia will upgrade transgender rights

Radio Canada International - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
British Columbia will amend human-rights legislation to protect transgender people, joining seven other provinces and one territory that have already changed their regulations.

Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec uncork deal to allow online wine purchases

Times Colonist - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, right, British Columbia Premier Christy Clark, centre, and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard arrive to speak to the media during a meeting of Premiers in Whitehorse, Y.T.

'My art is not really political,' Iranian-Canadian sculptor says

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Celebrated Canadian-Iranian sculptor Parviz Tanavoli - who had his passport confiscated by Iranian authorities and was barred from leaving that country three weeks ago - said though he has been allowed to return to Vancouver, he intends to still do ...
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You can't buy BC wine in Ontario, and other problems premiers hope to solve in Whitehorse this week

National Post - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
WHITEHORSE - Canada's provinces and territories are committed to freer trade within the country's borders, says Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski as provincial and territorial leaders gather in Whitehorse.
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