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B.C. strengthens protections of heritage, archeological sites with updated law

VICTORIA — It would be mandatory in British Columbia to report the discovery of sites or objects of potential heritage value to the government's archeology branch under changes to legislation introduced Wednesday.

New fisheries closures announced near Vancouver to protect glass sponge reefs

VANCOUVER — Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson has announced eight marine refuges in the waters northwest of Vancouver, saying they will help protect newly discovered glass sponge reefs.

New fisheries closures announced near Vancouver to protect glass sponge reefs

VANCOUVER — Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson has announced eight marine refuges in the waters northwest of Vancouver, saying they will help protect newly discovered glass sponge reefs.

B.C. man accused of shooting at vehicle while driving faces six charges: police

COQUITLAM, B.C. — An 18-year-old Vancouver man is facing six charges after a vehicle was stolen in Surrey and used in a hit-and-run involving police in Burnaby. RCMP Cpl.

B.C. to tighten civil forfeiture law to better target drug crime, hidden assets

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government plans to strengthen its civil forfeiture law to better target drug crime and hidden assets.
Seniors with unrentable homes near Vancouver face huge speculation tax bills

Seniors with unrentable homes near Vancouver face huge speculation tax bills

VICTORIA — Seniors who own rustic cabins that are in no shape to be on the rental market say they face thousands of dollars in speculation taxes because their properties fall within the Vancouver-area boundary where the levy applies.
'Riverdale' diner in Mission, B.C., to create milkshake honouring Luke Perry

'Riverdale' diner in Mission, B.C., to create milkshake honouring Luke Perry

MISSION, B.C. — The manager of a diner where Luke Perry filmed the television show "Riverdale" in Mission, B.C., says fans have been trickling in to reminisce about the actor since his death Monday.

B.C. Mountie charged with assault causing bodily harm, alleged on-duty incident

NEW HAZELTON, B.C. — A Mountie in northwestern British Columbia has been charged with assault causing bodily harm. The charge follows something that happened at the New Hazelton detachment on Sept. 4. Const. Eric Andrew Unrau was on duty at the time.
Seal shot in face is being treated at Vancouver Aquarium, release uncertain

Seal shot in face is being treated at Vancouver Aquarium, release uncertain

VANCOUVER — A harbour seal that was shot in the face and injured by birdshot is being treated at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre.

Month-long slide closures end on busy Highway 97 near Summerland, B.C.

SUMMERLAND, B.C. — About a month after a rock slide in British Columbia closed Highway 97 near Summerland, traffic is moving again on the only route along the west side of Okanagan Lake.