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B.C.'s police watchdog had 'rocky start,' but attorney general is eyeing expanded mandate for IIO

B.C.'s attorney general says he's looking at a greater role for the province's civilian-led police watchdog despite critcism from some quarters that it's ineffective.

Cross-border mingling near Peace Arch still a walk in the park, says lawyer from Washington state

A U.S. immigration lawyer says a treaty from 1814 is giving Canadians free access to the American side of Peace Arch Historical State Park despite the closure of the Canadian side of the park to prevent cross-border spread of coronavirus.

Saskatoon teen's spinal surgery a success after COVID-19 almost robbed her of the chance

Bronwyn Joanis's spinal scoliosis surgery in Vancouver was cancelled just hours before its scheduled time on March 17 due to COVID-19 precautions, and time was running out on her chance to undergo the rare procedure.

B.C. Liberals ran ads in Christian magazine that features content opposed to trans rights, assisted death

The party caucus has billed more than $2,000, listed under various MLA accounts, for ads in The Light Magazine in the 18 months leading up to the end of 2019.

Ferry passengers stranded for hours overnight after electrical failure stalls sailing

Frustrated ferry-goers tweeted in fury as some waited on board in their vehicles for more than five hours just to get back to the terminal at Nanaimo, from where they'd departed on the 8:15 p.m. PT sailing, only to wait in line again for a refund.

Racist student video reinvestigated, following complaints original sanctions were inadequate

Suzanne Daley says her 14-year-old Black daughter is still suffering 18 months after a threatening racist video made by a Lord Byng Secondary student was circulated.
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How blooms of northern anchovies are helping bring more sea life back to Burrard Inlet

The sight of anchovy scales catching the glint of the sun is becoming more common in B.C. waters, marine biologists say, and that could be drawing other, bigger species back to busy waterways like the Burrard Inlet in Metro Vancouver. 
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B.C. woman shot dead during police wellness check had just made fresh start to be with her child, family says

Her family says 26-year-old Chantel Moore, a Vancouver Island woman who was shot in New Brunswick by police early Thursday, was kind, gentle and bubbly and making a fresh start to be closer to her mother and six-year-old daughter, Gracie.

Saskatoon girl's spinal surgery in B.C. cancelled due to COVID-19, and her window is shrinking

Bronwyn Joanis, 13, was sent letters and stuffed animals from Grade 7 classmates who wanted to celebrate her recovery from life-changing spinal surgery. But the surgery never happened.

Family fears for safety of patient who 'vanished' after walking out of hospital in gown and sandals

Gavin Deloes, 41, walked out of the Royal Columbian Hospital early Sunday morning, injured and wearing a hospital gown, socks and slip-on sandals. Now, police and his family are worried for his safety.

Dog owner says she was left bitten and bloody after attack by 3 pit bull mixes at off-leash park

A Surrey, B.C., woman says she's been left injured after being attacked by three pit bull crosses while trying to protect her dog at an off-leash park. Monika Piaseczna is also mourning her mother's dog, which ran from the scene of the attack and was later found dead.

Dental hygienists wary of new protection guidelines say they feel like 'guinea pigs'

Dental hygienists say new provincial health guidelines around protective wear for safety during dental procedures are confusing at best and may not go far enough.

Vancouver police chief slams city's closed-door decision to cut force's budget by $3.5M

The City of Vancouver approved the motion for the one-per-cent cut for the remainder of 2020 during an in camera meeting on Wednesday night, with the aim of helping offset the financial effects of the COVID-19 crisis.

8 temporary foreign workers test positive for COVID-19 while quarantined this spring

Eight temporary foreign workers who arrived in B.C. to work on farms this spring developed COVID-19 symptoms while quarantined by the province in a hotel.

School trustee says he 'deeply' regrets transphobic post that downplayed COVID-19

Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld has apologized for a social media post that sparked outrage for questioning the trustworthiness of Canada's top doctor, Theresa Tam.

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