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Vancouver philanthropist, visionary Robert Lee dies at the age of 86

Vancouver philanthropist, visionary Robert Lee dies at the age of 86

Vancouver philanthropist and former chancellor of the University of British Columbia Robert Lee has died at the age of 86. University of B.C. president Santo Ono called Lee an exemplary humanitarian whose legacy will forever inspire the community.

Vancouver Fire says smoking caused the city's first fatal fire of 2020

VANCOUVER — A man with mobility challenges has died after being trapped in his burning home in Vancouver. Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services says in a statement that the fire broke out Sunday evening in a home on the city's west side.
How to enjoy Family Day in Tofino among the Gortex-clad hordes

How to enjoy Family Day in Tofino among the Gortex-clad hordes

Grant Lawrence had a beachy time when he and his family visited Tofino over the Family Day long weekend...
B.C. teacher banned 15 years for sexual relationship with student, inappropriate touching

B.C. teacher banned 15 years for sexual relationship with student, inappropriate touching

The unnamed man was employed as a secondary school teacher in 2016-17.

Vancouver police report significant seizure of cash, drugs worth millions

VANCOUVER — Police say they have seized drugs believed to be worth millions of dollars from a downtown Vancouver apartment.
Forestry workers park rigs near B.C. legislature for pro-industry rally

Forestry workers park rigs near B.C. legislature for pro-industry rally

VICTORIA — Hundreds of forestry workers staged a rally on the lawn of British Columbia's legislature Tuesday, reminding the government about how important the industry is to the economy and to the survival of rural communities.

What people are saying about the B.C. budget

VICTORIA — Some quotes from B.C. Finance Minister Carole James's 2020 budget speech and reaction to the government's fiscal plan: "We are not here to deliver the largest surplus possible, at all costs.

Winners and losers in the 2020-21 British Columbia budget

VICTORIA — A look at who might benefit, and who might not, from Finance Minister Carole James's B.C. budget: LOSERS: Top income earners: If you earn more than $220,000 a year, you will pay more in tax this year. A new personal income tax rate of 20.

B.C. brings in new grant to help post-secondary students cover tuition costs

VICTORIA — College and university students in British Columbia will be eligible for a new grant of up to $4,000 to help cover their tuition costs.

B.C. projects surpluses over three years as debt rises to cover capital costs

VICTORIA — The B.C. government is forecasting budget surpluses for the next three years, but the provincial debt is expected to jump by $17 billion by the end of the 2022-23 fiscal year. The debt is forecast to be about $70.