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Capital spending in British Columbia is at record levels: finance minister

VICTORIA — The B.C. government will spend $22.9 billion over the next three years on infrastructure, which Finance Minister Carole James says is the highest amount of capital spending in the province's history.
3,000 forestry workers, 50-truck convoy to rally at B.C. legislature on budget day

3,000 forestry workers, 50-truck convoy to rally at B.C. legislature on budget day

Thousands of B.C. forestry workers and supporters will gather on the B.C. legislature lawn this afternoon, coinciding with the release of the province’s 2020 budget.

No dramatic shifts expected as B.C. government tables new budget today

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government is expected to stick to its focus on affordability as it unveils its next budget today amid increasingly difficult economic conditions.

Woman allegedly rammed police cruiser with car, narrowly missed officer: RCMP

ASHCROFT, B.C. — Police in the B.C. Interior say they arrested a woman after she rammed her car into a marked police vehicle when it tried to block her way.

Driver in critical condition after crash involving pickup, van and small bus

SURREY, B.C. — RCMP say a driver is in critical condition following a three-vehicle crash in Surrey, B.C., that closed roads Sunday night.
B.C. budget expected to stay the course as economic growth moderates

B.C. budget expected to stay the course as economic growth moderates

VICTORIA — British Columbia's finance minister is promising to stay the course in her next budget to be tabled Tuesday in the legislature, while also monitoring potential storm clouds looming over the economy.

Coastal forestry workers who were on strike for eight months ratify agreement

DUNCAN, B.C. — Forestry workers on Vancouver Island have voted to ratify a collective agreement, ending a strike that kept 3,000 workers off the job for eight months. The United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 says in a statement that members voted 81.
RCMP arrest woman who robbed a Dairy Queen with a hammer in B.C.

RCMP arrest woman who robbed a Dairy Queen with a hammer in B.C.

"Thankfully, no one was injured during this incident."
Injunction prohibits protest disruption of BC Ferries sailings

Injunction prohibits protest disruption of BC Ferries sailings

The order issued by B.C. Supreme Court on Friday bars people from blocking access to ferry terminals by land or water.

Surrey, B.C. Mounties investigating fatal accident involving pedestrian

SURREY, B.C. — The RCMP are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle Friday evening in Surrey, B.C. Police say the accident happened around 8:00 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 10 and 183 Street.