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Vancouver police, other first responders train for 'active deadly threat'

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Police Department is working with the city's firefighters, paramedics and emergency communication provider to create what it calls a rescue task force capable of responding to active deadly threats. Supt.

Going hungry before some blood tests not required in B.C.: Providence Health

VANCOUVER — A new way of checking blood cholesterol levels is now in effect in British Columbia but a health-care provider says public awareness remains low about the change, even though it provides better results for doctors and is much easier on th

Independent probe after man falls from window while fleeing Vancouver police

VANCOUVER — A man has fallen from a third floor window in Vancouver, suffering injuries described by police as life-threatening. A police news release says it happened Thursday in the Vancouver's Downtown Eastside neighbourhood.
B.C. broke a jaw-dropping 48 weather records yesterday and reached highs of 25.9°C

B.C. broke a jaw-dropping 48 weather records yesterday and reached highs of 25.9°C

Care providers call for B.C. seniors' advocate to step down and review of office

VICTORIA — The BC Care Providers Association is calling for the resignation of the province's seniors' advocate, alleging her relationship with the Hospital Employees' Union leadership has been too "cosy.

Draft agreements reached in B.C. to protect caribou, long-term plan in works

VANCOUVER — An agreement has been reached between the federal, provincial and two First Nations to offer temporary protection to the central caribou population in British Columbia while a long-term plan is developed. The agreement between B.C.

Homeless deaths more than doubled in British Columbia in 2016, coroner says

VANCOUVER — The number of homeless people who died in British Columbia more than doubled in 2016 compared with the previous year, and the majority died of drug overdoses or alcohol poisoning.

Conservation group says dead sea lion was found with gunshot wound in B.C.

HORNBY ISLAND, B.C. — A conservation group says a dead sea lion that washed ashore in British Columbia this week had been shot in the head, amid calls from some fishermen for a cull.

Man injured in avalanche at ski resort in B.C. as temperatures create high risk

VERNON, B.C. — A ski resort near Vernon, B.C., says one person was injured in an avalanche that swept down one of its runs on Wednesday.

Prominent Indigenous leader Bob Chamberlin seeks federal NDP nod in B.C. riding

NANAIMO, B.C. — A high profile Indigenous leader in British Columbia intends to seek the 2019 NDP candidacy in the federal riding of Nanaimo-Ladysmith.