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Feds, BC Hydro fund $289 million transmission line expansion in Peace region

VICTORIA — British Columbia's northeast is getting an electricity boost to help power natural gas expansion in the Peace River region and fight global warming.

B.C. adds funds to school expansion in Surrey, moving students out of portables

SURREY, B.C. — The provincial government has announced $9.6 million in additional funding for the long-awaited expansion of a Surrey elementary school.

BC Ferries pilot project may add beer and wine sales to certain sailings by June

VICTORIA — Travellers on select BC Ferries vessels between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay could soon have the option of enjoying a glass of wine or a beer with their meal.

Rescuers near Victoria find cat more than a week after fire kills owner

ESQUIMALT, B.C. — Rescuers are caring for a frightened and burned cat that escaped a deadly apartment fire near Victoria.

Pro freeskier Dave Treadway dies in backcountry accident

PEMBERTON, B.C. — Canadian professional freeskier Dave Treadway has died in a backcountry accident north of Whistler. He was 34. A statement on Treadway's website said he died Monday near Rhododendron Mountain, not far from his Pemberton-area home.
Study finds peanut allergy treatment safe for allergists to use with young kids

Study finds peanut allergy treatment safe for allergists to use with young kids

VANCOUVER — A new study suggests preschoolers who are allergic to peanuts can be treated safely by eating small amounts of peanut protein with guidance from a medical specialist.

B.C. records 27th case of measles as traveller returns from Japan

VANCOUVER — Another case of measles has been recorded in British Columbia, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the province to 27.

Police believe targeted shooting lead to death of man in Vancouver

VANCOUVER — A shooting in downtown Vancouver left one man dead Tuesday evening, in what police believe was a targeted attack. Vancouver Police say a man was shot at around 8:30 p.m. in the area of West 4th Avenue and Burrard Street.
Police believe targeted shooting lead to death of man in Vancouver

Police believe targeted shooting lead to death of man in Vancouver

VANCOUVER — A shooting in downtown Vancouver left one man dead Tuesday evening, in what police believe was a targeted shooting. Vancouver Police say the man was shot at around 8:30 p.m. in the area of West 4th Avenue and Burrard Street.

B.C. expands mental-health injury access to nurses, 911 operators and aides

VICTORIA — Emergency dispatchers, nurses and care aides in British Columbia will soon have easier access to workers' compensation for mental-health disorders associated to their work.