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Rising B.C. rivers may have peaked, others still show flood threat: forecaster

CACHE CREEK, B.C. — Residents in flood prone areas of British Columbia's central Interior spent an anxious night after further evacuation alerts issued Wednesday, but analysts say some rivers may have peaked.

Vancouver police investigate discovery of infant found dead in portable toilet

VANCOUVER — Police say they are investigating the discovery of a dead infant in a portable public toilet in Vancouver. A statement from the police department says the remains were found Wednesday on the city's Downtown Eastside. Const.
Deceased newborn baby found in Downtown Eastside portable washroom

Deceased newborn baby found in Downtown Eastside portable washroom

Vancouver police: ‘It has been a tough evening for the community and the department.’
B.C. regulator approves three more ride-hailing companies

B.C. regulator approves three more ride-hailing companies

B.C. has so far approved a total of 11 ride-hailing operators
B.C. premier considering requests to limit ferry travel during May long weekend

B.C. premier considering requests to limit ferry travel during May long weekend

Several municipal and regional leaders are pressing Horgan to put restrictions in place for next month's holiday

Evacuation alert issued for village in central B.C. affecting 400 people

VANCOUVER — An evacuation alert has been issued for people who live in a small village in central British Columbia as flood water levels rise.
Horgan tells workers stay home if sick after COVID-19 outbreak at chicken plant

Horgan tells workers stay home if sick after COVID-19 outbreak at chicken plant

VICTORIA — B.C. Premier John Horgan says people who are sick must stay away from work after an outbreak of COVID-19 at a chicken processing plant in Vancouver.

Offers of COVID-19 financial aid from province not enough for Vancouver: mayor

Vancouver's mayor says the financial help being offered by the B.C. government is a "poison chalice" because of the terms it would impose on the city.
B.C. universities score high marks globally

B.C. universities score high marks globally

UBC placed first in Canada and seventh overall globally out of 767 ranked universities

Sierra Club loses legal fight against environmental exemptions for frack dams

VANCOUVER — An environmental group has lost its legal challenge of regulatory exemptions given to a pair of dams in northern British Columbia. "It's bitterly disappointing and a worrying judgment," Alan Andrews, lawyer for the Sierra Club of B.C.