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B.C. expands sexual assault survivor services with $10-million emergency program

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government has announced a three-year, $10 million grant program to provide swift access to compassionate and comprehensive care for survivors of sexual assault.

B.C. swamped with funding applications to restore oil and gas wells: minister

VICTORIA — More than 1,100 applications deluged a British Columbia program creating a funding plan to restore dormant and inactive oil and gas wells, within hours of the program's launch.
Watch this wild video of a black bear catching a rabbit at a B.C. bus stop

Watch this wild video of a black bear catching a rabbit at a B.C. bus stop

The "rather rare" footage was captured in Whistler yesterday.

Two seriously hurt in early morning stabbings along a busy Vancouver street

VANCOUVER — Two people were hurt in a violent stabbing attack on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside early Tuesday, police said. An emailed statement from Const.
Why B.C. will have trouble putting the genie back in the beer bottle

Why B.C. will have trouble putting the genie back in the beer bottle

Experts say it will be difficult for B.C. to rescind loosened restrictions following pandemic.
Alleged social media accounts surface for B.C. man charged with abusing hamsters

Alleged social media accounts surface for B.C. man charged with abusing hamsters

Labute is believed to maintain an Instagram account with more than 7,000 followers, consisting of deeply disturbing images of clay sculptures depicting sexual violence, gore and rape.

BC Ferries to resume service between Nanaimo and Vancouver at half capacity

VANCOUVER — BC Ferries is set to resume service between Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver and Departure Bay in Nanaimo after COVID-19 forced the route's suspension in early April.

Vancouver looks to slow streets and space for patios, pedestrians amid COVID-19

Vancouver is considering plans to repurpose 50 kilometres of roadway in an effort to create more space for restaurant patios and lines outside of businesses, as well as walking and cycling, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

B.C. needs changes to keep cyber threats out of its election process: report

VICTORIA — British Columbia should update its Election Act to include cyber protection measures before next year's scheduled provincial election, says the chief electoral officer. Anton Boegman submitted a report to the B.C.
Vancouver poised to allow 12-storey ‘mass timber’ residential, commercial buildings

Vancouver poised to allow 12-storey ‘mass timber’ residential, commercial buildings

Council meets Wednesday to discuss doubling height of future wood-based projects to 12 storeys