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Deal on wood pellets to Japan to help B.C.'s struggling forest industry: Horgan

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia company has signed an agreement to provide 100,000 tonnes of wood pellets to fuel a biomass power generation plant in Japan, a boost for the province's struggling forestry industry.

Workers at four Vancouver hotels agree to higher wages, job security

VANCOUVER — Workers at four downtown Vancouver hotels have voted to ratify a new contract that gives them raises of up to 25 per cent, new safety standards and job security.

Charges will not proceed against a B.C. officer involved in a non-fatal shooting

VICTORIA — The British Columbia Prosecution Service says charges will not proceed against a New Westminster police officer who shot and wounded an armed suspected shoplifter nearly four years ago.

Transportation Safety Board to investigate sunken tug in B.C.'s Howe Sound

RICHMOND, B.C. — The Transportation Safety Board is sending a team of investigators to look into the sinking of a tug boat in British Columbia's Howe Sound. The board says in a statement that the tug Sheena M capsized and sank on Oct.
B.C. city removing some trash bins to cut down on litter

B.C. city removing some trash bins to cut down on litter

RCMP commander in Surrey, B.C., moving to new provincewide post with Mounties

SURREY, B.C. — The top police officer in Surrey, B.C., is leaving his post to take up a new role with the RCMP in the province.
Frustration and pride in Canada after a year of legal pot

Frustration and pride in Canada after a year of legal pot

VANCOUVER — The weed is expensive, the selection is limited, the black market persists, and licensed stores are scarce. It's one year into Canada's experiment in legal marijuana, and hundreds of legal pot shops have opened.

Man found dead after reports of shots fired in Campbell River, B.C.

CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. — The body of a man was found by police outside a home in the Vancouver Island community of Campbell River on Wednesday. Police say they received a report of shots being fired at about 2:30 a.m.

Three arrested as Vancouver police target alleged murder conspiracy plot

VANCOUVER — Investigators say a month-long investigation has broken up an alleged murder conspiracy plot in Vancouver. A statement from Vancouver police says three arrests have been made.

Hiker with MS missing near Nanaimo, B.C., is found safe

NANAIMO, B.C. — The search is over for a Vancouver Island man with multiple sclerosis who went out for a walk near Nanaimo, B.C., on Tuesday. RCMP issued a notice Wednesday saying 51-year-old Cortney Latoski has been found safe and sound.