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CBC to air documentary Thursday on discovery at Tk'emlups residential school

CBC to air documentary Thursday on discovery at Tk'emlups residential school

The Fifth Estate's new documentary called "The Reckoning: Secrets unearthed by Tk’emlups te Secwepemc" airs Jan. 13 at 9 p.m. on CBC
Only half of B.C. students wrote assessments—even fewer pass in numeracy

Only half of B.C. students wrote assessments—even fewer pass in numeracy

Data from the Fraser Institute found that literacy and numeracy assessment completions are down

Southern B.C. river levels still on watch, but series of rainstorms have ended

VANCOUVER — Rain and weather warnings have been lifted across British Columbia as the latest atmospheric river departs, leaving most regions generally unscathed despite predictions of severe rainfall during the multi-day storm.
Name of new Island-class Gabriola ferry rankles former Snuneymuxw chief

Name of new Island-class Gabriola ferry rankles former Snuneymuxw chief

The new ferry has a name in the Kwakwaka’wakw language from the 'Namgis First Nation but will operate in the heart of the Snuneymuxw First Nation.
Murder case of ex-B.C. child actor accused of mother's slaying nears end

Murder case of ex-B.C. child actor accused of mother's slaying nears end

The second-degree murder charge trial date for Riverdale TV actor Ryan Grantham in the death of his mother won't happen as lawyers' talks continue to wind the case up
Judge alone trial confirmed for Gibsons man’s trial in mother’s death

Judge alone trial confirmed for Gibsons man’s trial in mother’s death

Kevin Christopher Webster is accused of second-degree murder in the December 2020 death of his mother.
B.C. gyms, bars, lounges ordered closed due to COVID-19 can apply for relief grants

B.C. gyms, bars, lounges ordered closed due to COVID-19 can apply for relief grants

VICTORIA — Businesses ordered to close last month because of public health measures in British Columbia to limit the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19 Omicron variant can now apply for provincial relief grants of up to $10,000.
What can your sweat tell your doctor about your health?

What can your sweat tell your doctor about your health?

Chemical composition of sweat and physical information derived from it can be of value in assessing physiological and psychological wellness and assist in assessing stress and nutrition, an SFU researcher says.
University of B.C. acquires rare book of Shakespeare's first collection of plays

University of B.C. acquires rare book of Shakespeare's first collection of plays

VANCOUVER — The University of British Columbia has acquired a nearly 400-year-old copy of William Shakespeare's first collection of plays in a single volume, which is known to have preserved 36 of his plays.
Man faces charge of mischief after vandalism of Komagata Maru memorial in Vancouver

Man faces charge of mischief after vandalism of Komagata Maru memorial in Vancouver

VANCOUVER — An arrest warrant has been issued for a man after the defacing of a memorial dedicated to ship passengers who were forced to return to India more than a century ago.