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B.C. projects surpluses over three years as debt rises to cover capital costs

VICTORIA — The B.C. government is forecasting budget surpluses for the next three years, but the provincial debt is expected to jump by $17 billion by the end of the 2022-23 fiscal year. The debt is forecast to be about $70.

Capital spending in British Columbia is at record levels: finance minister

VICTORIA — The B.C. government will spend $22.9 billion over the next three years on infrastructure, which Finance Minister Carole James says is the highest amount of capital spending in the province's history.
Prince George RCMP Street Crew Unit seizes drugs, close to $60K in cash on Valentine's Day

Prince George RCMP Street Crew Unit seizes drugs, close to $60K in cash on Valentine's Day

Police executed a traffic stop, two Controlled Drug and Substances Act search warrants

No dramatic shifts expected as B.C. government tables new budget today

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government is expected to stick to its focus on affordability as it unveils its next budget today amid increasingly difficult economic conditions.

Woman allegedly rammed police cruiser with car, narrowly missed officer: RCMP

ASHCROFT, B.C. — Police in the B.C. Interior say they arrested a woman after she rammed her car into a marked police vehicle when it tried to block her way.

Driver in critical condition after crash involving pickup, van and small bus

SURREY, B.C. — RCMP say a driver is in critical condition following a three-vehicle crash in Surrey, B.C., that closed roads Sunday night.
B.C. budget expected to stay the course as economic growth moderates

B.C. budget expected to stay the course as economic growth moderates

VICTORIA — British Columbia's finance minister is promising to stay the course in her next budget to be tabled Tuesday in the legislature, while also monitoring potential storm clouds looming over the economy.

Coastal forestry workers who were on strike for eight months ratify agreement

DUNCAN, B.C. — Forestry workers on Vancouver Island have voted to ratify a collective agreement, ending a strike that kept 3,000 workers off the job for eight months. The United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 says in a statement that members voted 81.

Surrey, B.C. Mounties investigating fatal accident involving pedestrian

SURREY, B.C. — The RCMP are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle Friday evening in Surrey, B.C. Police say the accident happened around 8:00 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 10 and 183 Street.

B.C. government offices centre of protesters in Victoria, but demonstrations peaceful

VICTORIA — Police say pipeline protests outside government offices in Victoria on Friday were peaceful with much of the noise generated by passing motorists honking their car horns in support.