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Car recovered from southeast B.C. river, RCMP confirm bodies of two teens found

NELSON, B.C. — RCMP in British Columbia confirm two teenagers died when the car they were in slid off a road in southeastern B.C., and tumbled into a frigid river. RCMP Sgt.

RCMP detachment in Nanaimo, B.C., partially closed over suspicious packages

NANAIMO, B.C. — Two suspicious packages found on a lawn adjacent to the RCMP detachment in Nanaimo, B.C., caused a partial closure of the police station Tuesday. RCMP say the two cardboard packages were found at about 10:30 a.m.

B.C. prepares for wildfire season as residents urged to protect property

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — British Columbia's forests minister says the province is preparing for the wildfire season with some new strategies and people living near forested areas should also do their part by safeguarding property against potential blazes.
B.C. Teachers' Federation elects new president

B.C. Teachers' Federation elects new president

VICTORIA — The next president of the BC Teachers' Federation is an elementary school educator from Quesnel. Teri Mooring was elected Tuesday on the final day of the union's annual general meeting in Victoria.

Man arrested in British Columbia on murder charge in Toronto

NANAIMO, B.C. — The RCMP says a man wanted for murder in Toronto was arrested last week in British Columbia. Police say they stopped a man who was riding a bicycle without a helmet in Nanaimo on Friday.
Audain Prize for visual art raised to $100,000, to boost profile of B.C. artists

Audain Prize for visual art raised to $100,000, to boost profile of B.C. artists

VANCOUVER — A foundation that supports the visual arts, mainly in British Columbia, is more than tripling the value of the Audain Prize for Visual Art, awarded annually to a distinguished B.C. artist.

No injuries, pollution in Vancouver Harbour ship collision: Transport Canada

RICHMOND, B.C. — Transport Canada says two ships collided in Vancouver Harbour Sunday after one lost power, but no one was injured and no pollutants were released.

Experts to study basic income as B.C. aims to reduce poverty over five years

SURREY, B.C. — A panel of experts is looking at whether British Columbia could provide a basic income or if the federal government would have to initiate it, says the minister responsible for the province's poverty reduction plan.

Police in Saanich, B.C., urge vigilance after sex assault near UVic

SAANICH, B.C. — Police on Vancouver Island are investigating the sexual assault of a 22-year-old woman who was staying with friends in an area of Saanich known to be popular with University of Victoria students.

Speed a factor in deadly early morning crash in Metro Vancouver say RCMP

COQUITLAM, B.C. — RCMP in Coquitlam, B.C., say speed likely played a part in a fiery fatal car crash early Monday morning. A news release from the detachment says the crash happened on Lougheed Highway at about 1 a.m.