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B.C. legislation would keep addicted youth in care for maximum of seven days

VICTORIA — The mother of a teen who fatally overdosed says British Columbia's proposed legislation allowing youth to be involuntarily hospitalized for up to a week must be backed up with more residential treatment beds.

Vancouver, Victoria school trustees vote to review police school liaison program

VANCOUVER — School boards in Vancouver and Victoria are reviewing the use of police liaison officers but have rejected motions to suspend the programs while the reviews are underway.

B.C. proposes 'first-step' amendments to laws governing condo insurance

VICTORIA — The B.C. government says proposed legislation it has introduced takes first steps to address concerns about sky-high costs and availability of insurance for condominiums and other shared properties.
Police seize $100,000 in drug-covered cash from Richmond casino

Police seize $100,000 in drug-covered cash from Richmond casino

The Director of Civil Forfeiture claims the cash is “proceeds and an instrument of unlawful activity.”
Vancouver trustees won’t suspend police school liaison program

Vancouver trustees won’t suspend police school liaison program

But nine-member school board unanimous in need for review of programs operated by VPD and RCMP
Around Vancouver Island, tourism prompts tensions

Around Vancouver Island, tourism prompts tensions

We aren't in Phase 3 yet in B.C., but people are already visiting tourist hot spots on Vancouver Island’s west coast
Surveillance footage shows violent moments of RCMP wellness check on B.C. nursing student (VIDEO)

Surveillance footage shows violent moments of RCMP wellness check on B.C. nursing student (VIDEO)

The student has filed a civil lawsuit alleging she was assaulted by the RCMP officer that came to check on her 
Phase three of B.C.'s restart expected soon as province reports 32 new cases

Phase three of B.C.'s restart expected soon as province reports 32 new cases

Premier John Horgan is expected to provide more information this week on when B.C.’s third phase will begin

Minister must follow law on orders even during pandemic: B.C. ombudsperson

VICTORIA — British Columbia's ombudsperson says the province's public safety minister made two pandemic-related orders that were not authorized by law.

Whistleblower protection likely for reports of racism in B.C. health system: Dix

VICTORIA — Health Minister Adrian Dix says he thinks there will "certainly" be protection for whistleblowers following an investigation into allegations of racism in British Columbia's health-care system.