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Mixed-gender doubles badminton nixed from B.C. schools; petition calls for reversal of decision

Mixed-gender doubles badminton nixed from B.C. schools; petition calls for reversal of decision

Nearly 3,000 people have signed an online petition calling for the decision to be reversed
ICYMI: CapU announces student dorm purchase in Squamish

ICYMI: CapU announces student dorm purchase in Squamish

Three dorms cost $55 million with $48 million coming from the provincial government.
B.C. unveils 240-language racism helpline as survey suggests systemic problems

B.C. unveils 240-language racism helpline as survey suggests systemic problems

VICTORIA — British Columbia has launched a new helpline for people who witness or experience a racist incident, with support available in more than 240 languages.
VIU says it won't punish protesters in pro-Palestinian encampment

VIU says it won't punish protesters in pro-Palestinian encampment

A letter delivered to the encampment by campus security on May 2 had warned students they could face arrests and expulsions for their participation
Rooted in Care: Mechanic recalls ride with stunt-flying pilot during Second World War

Rooted in Care: Mechanic recalls ride with stunt-flying pilot during Second World War

Ronnie Bennett-Butcher, who joined the RAF as a teenager and worked as a mechanic on planes, was one of three women at Veterans Memorial Lodge who recalled their wartime experiences this week
B.C. man pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of wife, Naomi Onotera, in 2021

B.C. man pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of wife, Naomi Onotera, in 2021

SURREY, B.C. — British Columbia homicide investigators say a 49-year-old man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2021 death of his wife, Naomi Onotera.
BC United caucus chair Lorne Doerkson defects to Conservatives

BC United caucus chair Lorne Doerkson defects to Conservatives

VICTORIA — The caucus chair for British Columbia's official opposition has defected to the BC Conservatives, adding to BC United's woes ahead of the provincial election next fall.
Forecasters warn B.C. of hot summer, as province offers more free air conditioners

Forecasters warn B.C. of hot summer, as province offers more free air conditioners

VICTORIA — British Columbia's government is tripling a program that offers free air conditioners to people with low incomes as forecasters say the province should prepare for hotter-than-normal temperatures in June.
'Deplorable conditions': 25 tenants forced out of Port Alberni hotel

'Deplorable conditions': 25 tenants forced out of Port Alberni hotel

The Port Alberni Fire Department issued a notice to vacate the Port Hotel this week after the owner failed to fix fire-code violations
B.C. seeks to seize property and cash from three people linked to Savages Motorcycle Club

B.C. seeks to seize property and cash from three people linked to Savages Motorcycle Club

Director of civil forfeiture alleges the properties have been used for criminal activity.