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B.C. government reverses course on coastal ferry cuts, holds fares

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government has announced the restoration of 10 ferry routes that were chopped in a cost-saving measure in 2014.

Combination housing, withdrawal management centre gets rezoning nod in Vancouver

VANCOUVER — City councillors in Vancouver have approved rezoning for what is described as a state-of-the-art social housing and withdrawal management centre.
B.C.'s south coast prepares for short, snowy blast, raising avalanche risks

B.C.'s south coast prepares for short, snowy blast, raising avalanche risks

VANCOUVER — Residents of Vancouver and parts of Vancouver Island are bracing for another wintry blast with Environment Canada calling for snow accumulations of between five and 15 centimetres.

Australian woman killed in avalanche while snowboarding in Whistler, B.C.

WHISTLER, B.C. — A 42-year-old woman from Australia has been killed in an avalanche while snowboarding in Whistler, B.C.

Avalanche warning issued for B.C.'s south coast, island as weak snowpack persists

REVELSTOKE, B.C. — An avalanche warning has been issued for backcountry users in British Columbia's south coast and Vancouver Island as unusual snow conditions could increase the possibility of triggering a slide on steeper terrain.
Homicide detectives take over case of missing woman in Surrey, B.C.

Homicide detectives take over case of missing woman in Surrey, B.C.

SURREY, B.C. — Police say the body of a missing woman from Surrey, B.C., has been found and homicide detectives have taken over the case. The family of Rajwinder Bains, who was 38, reported her missing on Jan. 23.

B.C. measles outbreak: 33 students, staff asked to stay home from schools

VANCOUVER — Some 33 students and staff at two French-language schools at the centre of a measles outbreak in Vancouver have been ordered to stay home because they haven't provided proof of vaccination.

B.C. budget hits record level of spending on capital construction projects: NDP

VICTORIA — The B.C. government says its capital spending program will reach its highest level ever in 2019-20, with $20.1 billion being spent on construction projects. The amount includes $4.

New child benefit a centrepiece of B.C. budget focused on family affordability

VICTORIA — A new benefit will provide families in British Columbia with tax relief, depending on their household income and the number of children they have. The B.C.

Incentives for homeowners, drivers to help fight climate change in B.C. budget

VICTORIA — The B.C. government is offering financial support for homeowners who want to retrofit their homes to make them more energy efficient and drivers who want to switch to cleaner vehicles.