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After Buntzen drownings, survey finds British Columbians overestimate swimming abilities

After Buntzen drownings, survey finds British Columbians overestimate swimming abilities

A public survey found 30% of British Columbians have had a “near-death drowning experience” and 53% have seen another person in water in distress.
No charges for man who took seal pup in B.C.

No charges for man who took seal pup in B.C.

The Texas man grabbed a newborn seal pup from a floating log near the wharf in Port McNeill and kept it for several days
BC Autism Awards accepting nominations for 'everyday heroes'

BC Autism Awards accepting nominations for 'everyday heroes'

AutismBC is accepting nominations until Aug. 28
‘Don’t pass around drinks, smokes, tokes and vapes,’ says B.C.’s ‘Good Times Guide’

‘Don’t pass around drinks, smokes, tokes and vapes,’ says B.C.’s ‘Good Times Guide’

The guide, unveiled Friday, appears to be geared towards young people
Indigenous mother, son launch lawsuit over 2019 arrest at Vancouver Walmart

Indigenous mother, son launch lawsuit over 2019 arrest at Vancouver Walmart

VANCOUVER — An Indigenous mother and son have launched a lawsuit against the Vancouver Police Department, the City of Vancouver and Walmart over an arrest on Mother's Day last year. A statement of claim filed this week in B.C.

Homicide team in B.C. identifies human remains found in burned vehicle

BURNABY, B.C. — Investigators have identified the remains found in a burned-out vehicle taken to a Burnaby, B.C., tow yard last week. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says the remains of 23-year-old Randy Chan were found in the vehicle.

B.C. reports 50 new COVID-19 cases, one death on eve of summer holiday weekend

VICTORIA — Health officials in British Columbia are reporting 50 new COVID-19 cases and one death as the province heads into a summer holiday weekend. Provincial health officer Dr.
B.C. confirms 50 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 3,641

B.C. confirms 50 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 3,641

"Don’t get stuck in self-isolation for 14 days, or worse – get sick, because you shared beers at a party or made out with someone with COVID-19"
New rules mean no gas-powered vehicle sales by 2040 in B.C.

New rules mean no gas-powered vehicle sales by 2040 in B.C.

The regulations follow the May 2019 passing of the Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEV) Act in B.C.
BC Hydro says pandemic hits Site C project, expect delays, cost increases

BC Hydro says pandemic hits Site C project, expect delays, cost increases

VICTORIA — Construction delays and rising costs on British Columbia's Site C dam project are being blamed on the impact of the pandemic, but it's prompted the provincial government to appoint an adviser to look over the operation.