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Lack of training, poorly maintained equipment led to railing collapse at Vancouver UFC event

Lack of training, poorly maintained equipment led to railing collapse at Vancouver UFC event

Fans tumbled as much as 13 feet onto staff below, who were struck by the railing.
Parents of boy who died in care say apprehensions need more oversight

Parents of boy who died in care say apprehensions need more oversight

Oliver Ratchford, 6, died just days after he was removed from the family home
'You always think I'll never get caught': Crofton senior tells how she was conned

'You always think I'll never get caught': Crofton senior tells how she was conned

Marlaine Williams of Crofton was scammed out of $8,550 by a fraudster who told her there had been a dozen attempts to get money from her bank account
'Reckless' or 'mischief', police say fire that levelled B.C. school human caused

'Reckless' or 'mischief', police say fire that levelled B.C. school human caused

COQUITLAM, B.C. — Police say they believe a fire last October that destroyed an elementary school in Port Coquitlam, B.C., was "criminal in nature." Coquitlam RCMP Insp.
Mill Bay school mourns Grade 12 student killed in highway crash

Mill Bay school mourns Grade 12 student killed in highway crash

A critical-incident team from the school district has been at the Shawnigan-Mill Bay Road school since shortly after the incident to support students and staff
Prince George man jailed for raping unconscious teen

Prince George man jailed for raping unconscious teen

In addition to the one-year jail sentence, Craig Bogh will serve three years of probation and has been registered as a sex offender.
Saanich Peninsula Hospital ER to get physician assistant in pilot project

Saanich Peninsula Hospital ER to get physician assistant in pilot project

While the pilot project is being hailed as a significant step, it won’t yet see the hospital’s ER reopen overnight
Victoria boy, 6, died days after being placed in foster care

Victoria boy, 6, died days after being placed in foster care

The coroners service and the Children and Families Ministry are investigating the death of Oliver Ratchford, who was found face-down in a backyard garden pond.
Fort St. John man sentenced to six years in jail for violent home invasion

Fort St. John man sentenced to six years in jail for violent home invasion

Garrett Allen Cazes, 41, was sentenced to six years in jail on Jan. 8 in Fort St. John Provincial Court for unlawful confinement, aggravated assault, uttering threats, and breaking and entering of a dwelling house for robbery. 
198 people died from toxic illicit drugs in B.C. in January, coroner says

198 people died from toxic illicit drugs in B.C. in January, coroner says

VICTORIA — Toxic drugs killed 198 people in British Columbia in January, adding to an unrelenting toll that has killed more than 14,000 people since a public health emergency was declared eight years ago.