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B.C. government offers $8.8 million in student mental health, substance use help

ESQUIMALT, B.C. — The B.C. government is offering up $8.87 million to school districts and independent schools for mental health and wellness programs over the next three years.

Seven charges of breach of trust laid against former B.C. Mountie

VICTORIA — A former Mountie in Kelowna, B.C., has been charged with seven counts of breach of trust. The BC Prosecution Service says in a news release the charges against Brian Mathew Burkett involve allegations of misconduct against seven people.
Atom Egoyan's 'Guest of Honour' to open Vancouver film festival

Atom Egoyan's 'Guest of Honour' to open Vancouver film festival

VANCOUVER — This year's Vancouver International Film Festival will open with Atom Egoyan's "Guest of Honour.
Seven times more opioid prescriptions filled in Canada, U.S., than Sweden: study

Seven times more opioid prescriptions filled in Canada, U.S., than Sweden: study

VANCOUVER — Patients in Canada and the United States filled opioid prescriptions after minor surgery at a rate that was seven times higher than those in Sweden, reveals a new study that suggests the addictive pain drugs could be used more judiciously

Burnaby Hospital getting more than $1.3B expansion from B.C. government

BURNABY, B.C. — The B.C. government is spending more than $1.3 billion to upgrade the 297-bed Burnaby Hospital with two new patient-care towers featuring in its expansion plans.

B.C.'s first independent human rights commissioner is sworn in to begin work

VICTORIA — British Columbia's new human rights commissioner has been sworn in at the legislature. Lawyer Kasari Govender's role is to lead the promotion and protection of human rights in the province. The B.C.

33-year-old man presumed drowned following Shuswap Lake speedboat incident

SALMON ARM , B.C. — RCMP in British Columbia are searching for a man, presumed drowned, following a boating incident on Shuswap Lake east of Kamloops.

B.C. says salmon can now be transported over Fraser River landslide by truck

VANCOUVER — The B.C. government says salmon stuck at a massive landslide on the Fraser River north of Lilooet can now be transported upstream by truck, as crews conducted a successful trial run on Sunday.
This colourful festival will illuminate Vancouver Art Gallery this September

This colourful festival will illuminate Vancouver Art Gallery this September

Facade Festival will light up Vancouver Art Gallery Sept. 8 to 14

Air Canada flight to Vancouver from Shanghai diverted after cracked window pane

VANCOUVER — Air Canada says a flight from Shanghai to Vancouver was diverted to Tokyo's Narita International Airport after a crack developed in one of the pilot's windows.