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Hoping to buy a home in B.C.? Sorry, it's not likely to get much cheaper
If your New Year's dreams include buying a home in B.C., don't expect it to get much easier in 2018, at least according to one expert.
Challenges linger for Williams Lake, months after record-breaking fire season
As 2017 comes to a close, many in B.C.'s interior communities are bidding farewell to a year that saw them flee their homes in unprecedented numbers. It's been months now since the flames have subsided, but the memories of the summer are never far from mind — and challenges remain.
B.C.'s overdose crisis in graphs: Another year of devastating statistics
As 2017 draws to a close, the latest statistics illustrate the stark reality of a deepening emergency — as well as some of the lessons learned about the crisis.
It may be legal tender, but more businesses are snubbing cash
A small but growing number of businesses are opting not to accept cash at all.
B.C. investigating claims fish processing plants released contaminated effluent
A B.C. photographer claims to have found evidence from two fish processing plants that shows effluent contaminated with piscine reovirus is being released into the ocean. However, the company says the red-looking discharge has been treated and is not harmful to fish.
How big is too big? Richmond wants feedback on farmland house size
'The size and scale of these houses begins to eat into the footprint of the property which is within the Agricultural Land Reserve and is intended to be used for farmland, not so much residential,' says city spokesperson Ted Townsend.
Vancouver's Mobile Medical Unit sees more than 600 patients in first month
The Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) stationed in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside saw 613 patients in its first month of operation; fewer than half of those visits were for overdoses.
Fentanyl lifeguards: The makeshift paramedics of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside
In the back alleys of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, almost everyone has a fentanyl horror story. It's here that a growing number of addicts say they’re being forced to become skilled first responders and save their friends from deadly overdoses.