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Inquest jury calls for better B.C. jail policies after inmate fight proves fatal

BURNABY, B.C. — A coroner's jury has made five recommendations in the death of a man who was attacked by another inmate at a jail in Surrey, B.C.

Most University of B.C. students out or leaving Hong Kong amid turmoil

VANCOUVER — The University of British Columbia said it has cancelled its second term for exchange students in Hong Kong while it ensures the remainder of its students in the protest-racked region can get out.
No buses in Metro Vancouver for 3 days as labour minister urges resolution

No buses in Metro Vancouver for 3 days as labour minister urges resolution

VANCOUVER — The union representing almost 5,000 Metro Vancouver transit employees has announced a three-day shutdown of bus service next week as British Columbia's labour minister urges both sides to return to the bargaining table.

B.C. introduces new strategy for fighting racism and hate in communities

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government is introducing a new program that it says will empower local communities to identify and challenge racism and hatred.

Vancouver police say fireworks may be linked to destructive apartment fire

VANCOUVER — A blaze that injured one man and extensively damaged a south Vancouver apartment building is now considered suspicious. Vancouver police Sgt.

Workers, contractors gather at B.C. legislature to protest 'unfair' deals

VICTORIA — The New Democrat government's approach to building major public projects should not involve choosing between friends and enemies, Opposition Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson said.

B.C. university breached academic freedom of critical professor: probe

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — An investigation into the suspension of a British Columbia business professor who criticized his university has concluded the administration's actions breached his academic freedom.

Transit unions in Metro Vancouver step up pressure as commuters feel the squeeze

BURNABY, B.C. — As one Metro Vancouver transit union gets set to escalate strike action another is taking a strike vote, adding to the potential for chaos for area commuters.

Yacht hits rocks in Fraser River off Richmond, B.C., all aboard are safe

RICHMOND, B.C. — The occupants of a 25-metre yacht had to abandon ship Tuesday when the vessel struck some rocks in the mouth of the Fraser River off Richmond, B.C.

B.C. to advocate for frustrated, confused, unhappy cellphone users, says premier

VICTORIA — A cellphone users survey shows British Columbia residents are frustrated and confused with cellphone contracts and billing, prompting a deeper review of consumer protection laws and expanded efforts to push the federal government for impro