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B.C.'s police complaint commissioner orders hearing into conduct of two officers

VICTORIA — The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner in British Columbia has called a public hearing into allegations of misconduct by two Vancouver officers who were accused of using excessive force and improperly entering a home.
B.C. site testing over 700 samples of kombucha for alcohol levels

B.C. site testing over 700 samples of kombucha for alcohol levels

VANCOUVER — The popular fermented drink kombucha is considered a healthy beverage containing good-for-the-gut probiotics but the BC Centre for Disease Control is concerned some products may have higher-than-regulated levels of alcohol.

B.C. should demand miners pay cleanup costs up front: Indigenous study

VANCOUVER — A report is urging British Columbia to get better financial guarantees that mining companies will pay for the mess they make. The First Nations who commissioned the study say that if the government doesn't do it, they will.
B.C. firefighter faces child pornography charges

B.C. firefighter faces child pornography charges

Vancouver to ban fireworks but will still allow them for some cultural events

Vancouver to ban fireworks but will still allow them for some cultural events

VANCOUVER — A ban on the sale and use of consumer fireworks could be in place across Vancouver by 2021.

Students and youth in Victoria, Whistler to receive free transit passes

VICTORIA — Students in two British Columbia communities will soon be able to ride transit for free. Victoria and Whistler have announced programs to provide free local transit passes to young people.

More SeaBus trips cut, bus cancellations loom, in Metro Vancouver transit strike

VANCOUVER — Commuters have been warned to expect some bus cancellations as job action by transit workers continues across Metro Vancouver, but SeaBus service connecting Vancouver and North Shore is already taking a hit.

RCMP detectives at rural B.C. community of Anglemont after two bodies found

ANGLEMONT, B.C. — RCMP are investigating the discovery of two bodies in a home in British Columbia's southern Interior. Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey says the deaths are considered suspicious.
Canada's Down syndrome community helps teach Google how to understand speech

Canada's Down syndrome community helps teach Google how to understand speech

VANCOUVER — Anyone who's been frustrated with digital voice assistants Google, Alexa or Siri misunderstanding commands to play a certain song or access online information may find themselves pointlessly arguing with technology, but imagine the ubiqui

Burns Lake RCMP receive report of needle found in Halloween candy

BURNS LAKE, B.C. — The RCMP in Burns Lake, B.C., say they have received a report of a needle found in a piece of Halloween candy. The Mounties say in a news release the needle was discovered after a child asked a parent to check the candy.