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Commercial fishers in B.C. now required to wear life-jackets on deck: WorkSafeBC

RICHMOND, B.C. — The organization that oversees worker safety in British Columbia is taking steps to reduce risks faced by commercial fishing crews.

B.C. 'struggling' to meet needs of vulnerable youth in contracted care: auditor

VICTORIA — The Office of the Auditor General says the B.C. government is failing to monitor residential services for the province's most vulnerable children and youth in care.
Seniors advocate says home support for elderly fails to meet needs, unaffordable

Seniors advocate says home support for elderly fails to meet needs, unaffordable

VICTORIA — British Columbia's advocate for seniors says the provincial home-support system falls short for those who want or need it most.
Metro Vancouver residents urged to prepare now for expected smoky summer

Metro Vancouver residents urged to prepare now for expected smoky summer

BURNABY, B.C. — The federation representing municipalities in Greater Vancouver is warning roughly 2.5-million residents across the region to expect air quality advisories in the coming months.

Mounties seize handgun as trio examines it outside a Burnaby, B.C., school

BURNABY, B.C. — B.C. RCMP says three men are in custody and a loaded handgun has been seized but investigators are still trying to determine how the firearm was acquired.

B.C. First Nation plans legal challenge over Trans Mountain decision

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia First Nation is promising a legal challenge of the federal government's decision to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, while the premier says his government will continue to defend the province's coast.

Who said what in B.C. about the Liberals' decision to green light Trans Mountain

VICTORIA — Here is some of the reaction in British Columbia to the decision by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion: "Today's decision by the federal government sends a clear message to John Horg

B.C. measles vaccination program makes 'significant' progress: health minister

VANCOUVER — Health Minister Adrian Dix says British Columbia has seen a "dramatic increase" in the number of children vaccinated against measles since the introduction of a provincial program targeting the infectious disease.

B.C. auditor says Indigenous grad rate highest ever but education gaps exist

VICTORIA — Graduation rates for Indigenous students are rising in British Columbia, but closing the education outcome gaps that still exist requires more attention, says auditor general Carol Bellringer.
A Kamloops brewery just released a Monty Python-themed ale

A Kamloops brewery just released a Monty Python-themed ale