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Citizens steam as boil water advisory in Prince Rupert, B.C., enters fifth week

PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. — A boil water advisory for Prince Rupert, B.C., has entered its fifth week, prompting one citizen advocate group to criticize city officials for not having a preparedness plan in place.

Arrest after historic chapel, other churches, hit by arson in Merritt, B.C.

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — A Merritt, B.C., man is set to appear in a Kamloops courtroom to face four counts of arson. Kamloops RCMP Const. Tracy Dunsmore says the 37-year-old man was arrested Thursday.

Penalty handed to family of embezzler cut in half by B.C.'s high court

VANCOUVER — The B.C. Court of Appeal has ruled a North Vancouver man does not have to pay back nearly a quarter million dollars stolen by his wife from her employer before she died, but the widower is still liable for more than $100,000.

BC Hydro says more customers hit by scams in 2018 than in the last four years

VANCOUVER — BC Hydro says fraudsters posing as employees of the Crown utility conned customers out of thousands of dollars last year, making it the most scam-ridden period since frauds started gaining momentum in 2014.

Horgan announces policy reforms to rebuild coastal forest sector

VANCOUVER — Plans are in the works to rebuild the wood and secondary timber industries in British Columbia by ensuring more logs are processed in the province, said Premier John Horgan.

Ombudsperson says B.C. still owes almost 1,000 people on social assistance

VICTORIA — Almost a year after it was determined the British Columbia government failed to follow the law on income assistance payments, the province's ombudsperson says about 1,000 people still haven't been paid.

Vancouver councillors unanimously approve motion declaring climate emergency

Vancouver city councillors have voted to join cities such as Los Angeles and London in declaring a climate emergency. The city clerk's office says in a social media post that councillors voted unanimously to approve the motion.

Man in Metro Vancouver charged after dog shot in the paw after an argument

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. — Police say a man has been charged after a dog was shot in the paw with a BB gun in Burnaby, B.C., following an argument with the dog's owner.

Crown asked to consider report in police involved death of B.C. man

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's police watchdog plans to file a report to Crown counsel for consideration of charges after officers in Vancouver were allegedly involved in an altercation with a man who died in August 2015.

Man, two children treated after carbon monoxide leak in Vancouver

VANCOUVER — A man and two children have been taken to hospital after firefighters say they were exposed to carbon monoxide in a southeast Vancouver home.