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Overdose deaths in B.C. are dropping, coroner says

Overdose deaths in B.C. are dropping, coroner says

Monthly deaths from illicit-drug use in the first quarter of the year are down 32 per cent from the same period last year, the B.C. Coroners Service says in the latest update on the overdose crisis in B.C., the hardest-hit province.
Woodfibre LNG developer buying private Calgary-based natural gas producer

Woodfibre LNG developer buying private Calgary-based natural gas producer

Project not dependent on this deal says Woodfibre LNG spokesperson
'Substantial' landslide on Joffre Peak

'Substantial' landslide on Joffre Peak

Squamish-Lillooet Regional District says no one hurt
Director turfed at MCFD

Director turfed at MCFD

A high-ranking employee with the Ministry of Children and Family development has been let go in the wake of bombshell allegations against social workers.
Port Moody mayor to keep his pay while on leave

Port Moody mayor to keep his pay while on leave

Port Moody Mayor Rob Vagramov will still be paid his full $111,833 annual salary while he’s on an indefinite leave of absence to deal with a charge of sexual assault.
DFO seeks feedback on new measures to protect orcas

DFO seeks feedback on new measures to protect orcas

Department of Fisheries and Oceans officials will be in Langford for a public meeting today, gathering feedback on a plan to protect and recover endangered southern resident killer whales.
Beer or wine with your Pacific Buffet? B.C. Ferries plans booze test in summer

Beer or wine with your Pacific Buffet? B.C. Ferries plans booze test in summer

Passengers might be able to purchase a glass of beer or wine on B.C. Ferries as early as this summer. A company spokesperson confirmed Wednesday that B.C. Ferries is developing a pilot project to add beer and wine to its Pacific Buffet menu.
Family told Pickton victim’s remains not cremated, not fit for burial

Family told Pickton victim’s remains not cremated, not fit for burial

Marnie Frey with daughter Brittney Photograph By LYNN FREY, FACEBOOK PAGE This is the second in a series of two articles examining what happened to the remains of some of Port Coquitlam, B.C. serial killer Robert Pickton’s victims. HERE is part one.
Questions remain about cremations of Pickton victim's remains

Questions remain about cremations of Pickton victim's remains

Coroner, funeral director say proper procedures followed
Fighting flames: B.C. woman reflects on eight seasons tackling wildfires

Fighting flames: B.C. woman reflects on eight seasons tackling wildfires

Jennifer Seguin shares the good (and the bad) of what it's like spending summers in the bush fighting fires
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