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Collisions with power poles on the rise; BC Hydro offers tips to avoid harm

VANCOUVER — BC Hydro says it's seeing a rise in the number of car accidents involving its power poles and other electrical equipment and is offering tips to avoid injury.
Surrey RCMP gets new officer in charge as transition continues to local force

Surrey RCMP gets new officer in charge as transition continues to local force

SURREY, B.C. — A new officer has been appointed to run the RCMP in Surrey, B.C., as the city continues its transition to a new municipal police force. Chief Supt.

British Columbia makes regulatory change in battle against money laundering

VICTORIA — The B.C. government is giving the province's gambling regulator greater independence to set and enforce regulatory policy in the fight against money laundering.

First fine levied for getting too close to whales: Fisheries and Oceans

PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. — The federal government says the first conviction under new regulations meant to protect whales from being disturbed by people has resulted in a fine for a guide in British Columbia.

Police seek witnesses in fatal hit-and-run on Saturday in Richmond, B.C.

RICHMOND, B.C. — The RCMP are appealing for witnesses to a fatal hit-and-run in Richmond, B.C., to come forward. The police say they were called at about 6:30 a.m.

Paramedics arrive after plane crashes on Gabriola Island off B.C. coast

GABRIOLA ISLAND, B.C. — British Columbia Emergency Health Services says paramedics are at the scene of a plane crash on Gabriola Island, off the east coast of Vancouver Island. The emergency health service says the call came in around 6 p.m.

Fraser River slide has 'huge' impact on community: Interior First Nation

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. — High on the Chilcotin plateau in British Columbia's Interior, the chief of a local First Nation says the traditional diet of its members is threatened by a landslide more than 150 kilometre away.

Kelowna-area MLA Steve Thomson announces plans to leave politics after a decade

VICTORIA — Steve Thomson, a former cabinet minister in British Columbia's previous Liberal government, says he won't run again in the next provincial election.
Ever-growing Surrey, B.C., will get a second hospital as health-care needs boom

Ever-growing Surrey, B.C., will get a second hospital as health-care needs boom

SURREY, B.C. — The fast-growing city of Surrey, B.C., is getting a second hospital. Premier John Horgan and Health Minister Adrian Dix made the announcement near the location of the new hospital in the community of Cloverdale.

Coroner, RCMP ask for help identifying man whose body was found in B.C.

MOBERLY LAKE, B.C. — The coroner's service and the RCMP are asking for the public's help in identifying a man whose body was found Nov. 1 near Moberly Lake, B.C.