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B.C. to launch 'circle of care' for neurodiverse kids but parents, experts concerned over staffing, assessment

British Columbia is set to launch one-stop support centres for children with conditions like ADHD, autism and Down syndrome, but parents say promises of a no-wait system that won't require assessments or a diagnosis seem unrealistic.

B.C. scraps controversial plan to involuntarily treat youth who overdose

British Columbia has ditched a controversial plan forcing youth to undergo treatment for up to seven days after an overdose and will now develop a new strategy that will include First Nations groups.

B.C. offers rights advisers for mentally ill patients who are involuntarily detained

British Columbia has introduced legislation that would allow people to get independent advice about their rights after they've been involuntarily detained for treatment of a severe mental health disorder.

Poppy Family singer-songwriter Susan Jacks dies at 73 in B.C. hospital awaiting 2nd kidney transplant

Canadian singer-songwriter Susan Jacks, who lit up the airwaves with her band's 1969 smash hit "Which Way You Goin' Billy?" has died at age 73 while awaiting a second kidney transplant.

Old growth hunger striker briefly hospitalized says he plans to rejoin escalating protests

A British Columbia man says he was briefly hospitalized on the 24th day of a hunger strike to protest old-growth logging but plans to go without food until the end of the month before joining others in escalating action against the government.

Settlement services offered to Ukrainians arriving at 3 airports in Canada

Settlement agencies across the country have joined forces to support Ukrainians arriving through a federal emergency program at three airports, Canada's immigration minister said Tuesday.

B.C. mayors call on feds to deliver flood and fire recovery funds

British Columbia mayors whose communities were devastated by last year's flooding and wildfires want the federal government to deliver billions of dollars in promised funding as soon as possible.

Patients in B.C. waiting too long for surgery, not being counted by province: surgeons' association

The incoming leader of a group that represents surgeons across British Columbia is questioning the health minister's claims that nearly all surgeries that were cancelled in the first and later waves of the pandemic have been completed.

Fraud, breach of trust case against former B.C. legislature clerk rests with judge

A lawyer for British Columbia's former clerk of the legislative assembly says the Crown has failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that his client is guilty of any crimes.

Cars, couches, fridges and fuel tanks among 'mountains' of flood debris requiring disposal

Unprecedented flooding in southwest B.C. last month has left hard-hit communities dealing with the disposal of debris like drywall, insulation, silt-soaked mattresses, couches and kitchen cupboards damaged by water that gutted homes and businesses.