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Former Victoria mayor appointed as housing adviser for province

Former Victoria mayor appointed as housing adviser for province

Lisa Helps will help develop the province’s B.C. Builds program, an initiative to build housing for middle-income families, individuals and seniors.
B.C. miners eye lithium ‘white gold’ rush in Nevada

B.C. miners eye lithium ‘white gold’ rush in Nevada

Vancouver-based company Lithium Americas poised to become major lithium producer

Untrained disassembly and poor communication linked to fatal B.C. ammonia release

VANCOUVER — The independent body that oversees the safety of technical systems and equipment in British Columbia has found a deadly ammonia leak near Kamloops last May was a tragedy that took years to unfold.
Cougar snatches family cat off Colwood hot tub and kills it

Cougar snatches family cat off Colwood hot tub and kills it

The cat’s owner is calling for signs to be posted in local parks warning about the animals’ presence, something Colwood says it’s preparing to do
Animal advocate says landscape changes more effective than goose cull

Animal advocate says landscape changes more effective than goose cull

Jordan Reichert of the Animal Alliance of Canada says the CRD should focus on modifying the birds’ habitat rather than killing them, which would just make room for more geese to move in
Businessman embroiled in Sooke Harbour House legal battles to be deported

Businessman embroiled in Sooke Harbour House legal battles to be deported

A deportation order was issued Jan. 18 for Timothy Craig Durkin because of his involvement with a U.S. Ponzi scheme.
Canfor to shut down sawmills in Chetwynd, Houston

Canfor to shut down sawmills in Chetwynd, Houston

Chetwynd mill to shut down permanently, Houston for extended period
Sawmill permanently closing as Canfor restructures B.C. operations

Sawmill permanently closing as Canfor restructures B.C. operations

VANCOUVER — Canfor Corporation says it is "restructuring" its operations in British Columbia, permanently closing one sawmill and shuttering another for an extended period amid plans to build a new wood manufacturing facility.
Carbon tax on Fortis bill leaves Prince George man steaming mad

Carbon tax on Fortis bill leaves Prince George man steaming mad

B.C. charges consumers $2.56 per gigajoule in carbon tax on their home heating bills.
‘We warned government’: Canfor permanently closing Chetwynd mills

‘We warned government’: Canfor permanently closing Chetwynd mills

About 200 jobs are expected to be lost as sawmill and pellet operations closed in Chetwynd; close to 300 more with temporary mill closure in Houston
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