Chad Pawson

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Province announces cancer care centre for Nanaimo, B.C.

Nanaimo is the latest municipality in B.C. to get a cancer centre providing radiation therapy, an outpatient ambulatory care unit and a net new PET/CT machine, the premier and health minister announced Friday.

Supreme Court of Canada dismisses defamation suit filed by former Chilliwack, B.C., school board trustee

The Supreme Court of Canada has sided with a lower B.C. court in dismissing a defamation suit brought in 2018 by a then Chilliwack school board trustee against a former teachers' union leader, who described comments made by the trustee as bigoted, transphobic and hateful.

206 people suspected to have died of toxic drugs in April, B.C. coroner reports

Preliminary data from the B.C. Coroners Service shows unregulated toxic drugs were suspected of causing 206 deaths in the province in April.

Public 'blinded' by mandatory publication ban in Amanda Todd case, media organizations argue at Supreme Court

Lawyers representing several media companies, including CBC News, were at the Supreme Court of Canada on Wednesday arguing that a publication ban applied to months of pretrial proceedings in the case of the man who sexually extorted B.C. teenager Amanda Todd stifled the freedom of the press.

B.C. in a better place to deal with extreme temperatures, say provincial heat watchers

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) said the province is in a better place to deal with extreme heat compared to the summer of 2021 when hundreds of people died in the heat dome weather event.

Township of Langley announces split over policing with City of Langley

The Township of Langley has announced plans to sever its relationship with the City of Langley over policing costs and set up its own RCMP detachment.

Vancouver's Pride Parade expands party to 2 days, announces new route and festival location

Organizers of Canada’s oldest Pride parade say a new route and expanded festival will improve accessibility and allow more people to attend.

B.C. attorney general advises social media, adult-content sites to comply with intimate images act

B.C. Attorney General Niki Sharma said on Thursday that she has sent a letter to Meta, Twitter, Tinder, Grindr, PornHub and OnlyFans advising them to comply with the province's new expedited legal process aimed at preventing people from posting intimate images of others online without their consent.

Vancouver beaches littered with trash, alcohol containers following sunny, warm day

Sunshine and temperatures in the 20s brought many visitors to Vancouver’s parks and beaches, but on Sunday morning several spots were covered with garbage left over from the fun.

Supreme Court ruling gives go-ahead for hearing into police misconduct, cruelty claims tied to Surrey Six case

The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal from Crown lawyers who were seeking to deny a hearing into claims of police misconduct and cruel in-custody treatment that allegedly tainted the convictions of the killers involved in the so-called Surrey Six murders in 2007.