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Indecent exposure, and mishandling of drug evidence top latest misconduct by B.C. RCMP officers

RCMP misconduct decisions released for at least 10 B.C. officers

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Photo: Lauren Collins Officers from Surrey Pretrial Services Centre rallied outside of the centre on Friday (March 8) about the “unmanageable levels” of inmate-to-officer ratios at B.C. prisons.

BCGEU to go back to negotiating table with province

Both parties have agreed to a media blackout and no further comment will be made

Photo: Lauren Collins Officers from Surrey Pretrial Services Centre rallied outside of the centre on Friday (March 8) about the “unmanageable levels” of inmate-to-officer ratios at B.C. prisons.
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B.C. students struggle to find housing ahead of fall semester

BC Federation of Students says students are working multiple jobs, living in cramped conditions

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Sam Sung, who now goes by Sam Struan, is auctioning off his original Sam Sung Apple business card along with a t-shirt and lanyard to raise money for the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre in Vancouver. (Sam Struan photo)

Former B.C. Apple Store employee Sam Sung auctioning off business card for charity

Sung, who now goes by Struan, previously auctioned off a business card, raising $2,500 for charity

Sam Sung, who now goes by Sam Struan, is auctioning off his original Sam Sung Apple business card along with a t-shirt and lanyard to raise money for the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre in Vancouver. (Sam Struan photo)
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Thunderstorms possible in parts of B.C. as heat wave eases

14 single-day heat records were set on Aug. 18

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A man wears a protective face mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as he walks past a billboard from the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver Thursday, April 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. COVID cases undercounted 100-fold amid less PCR testing, modelling group says

The B.C. COVID-19 Modelling Group did have some good news: the BA.5 wave appears to have peaked

A man wears a protective face mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as he walks past a billboard from the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver Thursday, April 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
John Rustad, MLA Nechako Lakes. (Submitted photo)

Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad booted from BC Liberal caucus for questioning climate change

Rustad said allegations he is a climate change denier are “just false.”

John Rustad, MLA Nechako Lakes. (Submitted photo)
FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2020, file photo, an NHL logo is displayed as Washington Capitals players skate prior to NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey game against the New York Islanders in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

UBC study finds pro hockey players reluctant to access mental health support

Players reported fear of being labelled selfish, taking up too many resources

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2020, file photo, an NHL logo is displayed as Washington Capitals players skate prior to NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey game against the New York Islanders in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
High temperatures are expected to ease on Friday Aug. 19. (Gerd Altmann/Pixabay)

7 new B.C. single-day temperature records set amid August heat wave

The highest temperatures were recorded in Lillooet where it reached 38.2 C

High temperatures are expected to ease on Friday Aug. 19. (Gerd Altmann/Pixabay)
The Professional Employees Association delivered 72-hour strike notice on Aug. 17. If a deal can’t be reached by Aug. 20, the union will go on strike. (PEA photo)

B.C. Professional Employees Association issues strike notice, calls for inflation protection

The PEA represents 1,200 licensed professionals working in the public service

The Professional Employees Association delivered 72-hour strike notice on Aug. 17. If a deal can’t be reached by Aug. 20, the union will go on strike. (PEA photo)
Moms Stop the Harm tied purple ribbons along Robson Street in Vancouver on Tuesday Aug. 16 to memorialize the 10,000 people who have died of toxic drugs in B.C. since a public health emergency was declared in 2016. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Moms take to B.C. streets, tying purple ribbons to honour 10,000 lives lost to drug poisonings

Advocates call for safe supply to stem the died of toxic drug deaths

Moms Stop the Harm tied purple ribbons along Robson Street in Vancouver on Tuesday Aug. 16 to memorialize the 10,000 people who have died of toxic drugs in B.C. since a public health emergency was declared in 2016. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)
People hold banners during a march to remember those who died during the overdose crisis and to call for a safe supply of illicit drugs on International Overdose Awareness Day, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. British Columbia’s chief coroner says at least 1,011 people died from suspected illicit drug overdoses from January to June, the highest death toll recorded in the first six months of a calendar year during the province’s overdose crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. sees record high 1,095 toxic drug deaths in first 6 months of 2022

At least 10,000 people have died of toxic drugs since the 2016 public health emergency declaration

People hold banners during a march to remember those who died during the overdose crisis and to call for a safe supply of illicit drugs on International Overdose Awareness Day, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. British Columbia’s chief coroner says at least 1,011 people died from suspected illicit drug overdoses from January to June, the highest death toll recorded in the first six months of a calendar year during the province’s overdose crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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B.C. man ordered to pay $13K for smoking in his strata unit

Fine originally $800, but after an unsuccessful fight in small claims court, the total reached $13K

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Frosty, the rare white orca from California, was spotted near Telegraph Cove B.C. recently. (Scott Turton photo)

Rare white orca from California spotted taking a big family trip to B.C.

Frosty and his family ventured over 2,000 kilometres north of home

Frosty, the rare white orca from California, was spotted near Telegraph Cove B.C. recently. (Scott Turton photo)
Unit Crew mopping up a spot on the Keremeos Creek Wildfire (BC Wildfire Service photo)

45 new wildfires spark after lightning hits dry areas of B.C.

There are 89 wildfires actively burning in B.C., six of them are wildfires of note

Unit Crew mopping up a spot on the Keremeos Creek Wildfire (BC Wildfire Service photo)
The Perseid meteor shower will be at its peak and best viewed during the nights of Aug. 11 and 12. (File photo)

Look up! Perseid meteor shower and supermoon a double-whammy in B.C. skies

Thursday Aug. 11 will be a full moon and the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower

The Perseid meteor shower will be at its peak and best viewed during the nights of Aug. 11 and 12. (File photo)
UBC students watch as the robot “Ultraviolet” navigates a complex course in the 22nd annual Treasure Robot showdown. (Kemone Moodley photo)

Treasure hunting robot showdown tests UBC students’ technical prowess

Students in the physics and engineering program developed the bots from scratch

UBC students watch as the robot “Ultraviolet” navigates a complex course in the 22nd annual Treasure Robot showdown. (Kemone Moodley photo)
Anjali Appadurai (Twitter photo)

B.C. climate activist Anjali Appadurai enters NDP leadership race

Appadurai is the only challenger to David Eby

Anjali Appadurai (Twitter photo)
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British Columbians all over are feeling the pinch as rent prices jump in July

Canada’s most expensive rental markets are almost all in B.C. and Ontario

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Maria Creek wildfire burning 6 kilometres northeast of Pavailion. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Rain, cooler temperatures give B.C. wildfire fighters a brief reprieve

Upcoming hot stretch expected to exacerbate fire conditions

Maria Creek wildfire burning 6 kilometres northeast of Pavailion. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
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