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B.C. RCMP commander in Kelowna calls for more nurses during wellness checks

KELOWNA, B.C. — The spotlight on how police respond to mental health calls has prompted an RCMP commander in B.C. to push for the expansion of teams that pair an officer and a nurse. Chief Supt.

'Queue jumpers' not welcome in B.C. as COVID-19 U.S. cases rise: B.C. premier

RICHMOND, B.C. — Premier John Horgan says Americans travelling through British Columbia on their way to Alaska or returning home should not stop in the province while COVID-19 cases continue rising in the United States.

Rivers in southeast region of B.C. expected to rise rapidly as rains continue

VICTORIA — British Columbia's River Forecast Centre is issuing a high streamflow advisory for the southeast region of the province.
Canada Day celebrations held in cars at Vancouver's Pacific National Exhibition

Canada Day celebrations held in cars at Vancouver's Pacific National Exhibition

VANCOUVER — Organizers at the Pacific National Exhibition hosted a live parade on Canada Day, but with a twist. Spokeswoman Laura Ballance says it was a "reverse parade" where people stayed in their cars and the route was stationary.

Victoria Police seek help identifying man in potential hate crime

VICTORIA — Police are investigating a potential hate crime after a Black man was attacked aboard a BC Transit bus. Victoria Police say patrol officers were flagged down on June 19 just after 4 p.m.
B.C. Premier John Horgan says Canada Day 2020 is giving people a chance to reflect

B.C. Premier John Horgan says Canada Day 2020 is giving people a chance to reflect

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thank B.C. health workers on Canada Day

SURREY, B.C. — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spoke with health workers in British Columbia via video call about their experiences working during COVID-19 on Canada Day.
River centre says heavy rains could bring flooding to central, northeastern B.C.

River centre says heavy rains could bring flooding to central, northeastern B.C.

VICTORIA — Officials are urging people in parts of British Columbia's interior to be careful around rivers as Environment Canada forecasts heavy rainfall in central and northeastern parts of the province starting Wednesday.

B.C. finance minister says 'benefit companies' would think beyond profits

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government has created the option of so-called benefit companies that would measure their success through service to the community, not just profits. Finance Minister Carole James said B.C.

Probe launched into handling of allegations against B.C. police chief's wife

VICTORIA — The office of B.C.'s police complaint commissioner says it has started an investigation into allegations of misconduct over the Delta Police Department's handling of allegations involving the spouse of the police chief.