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B.C. government is testing out AI tools for rapid disease diagnosis

B.C. government is testing out AI tools for rapid disease diagnosis

Health Minister Adrian Dix says the innovative digital tools have the potential to “revolutionize health care” and can save more lives.
Firefighting crews from Australia and New Zealand on the way to help B.C. fire fight

Firefighting crews from Australia and New Zealand on the way to help B.C. fire fight

Outside help is arriving to battle British Columbia wildfires that authorities expect to flare this week, with Australian and New Zealand firefighters on the way and crews and aircraft from other provinces already on the ground.
Highway improvements coming to B.C. northwest, including better Wi-Fi access

Highway improvements coming to B.C. northwest, including better Wi-Fi access

VICTORIA — The B.C. and federal governments are jointly providing $195 million for a series of highway improvements in Tahltan Nation territory in the province's northwest. A statement from B.C.
Whistler hotel worker jailed for two years for sexual assault, appeal dismissed

Whistler hotel worker jailed for two years for sexual assault, appeal dismissed

The worker sexually assaulted a co-worker at a private residence in 2020
B.C. man gets 7 years for sex abuse, bestiality involving dog

B.C. man gets 7 years for sex abuse, bestiality involving dog

A 79-year-old grandfather from Northern B.C. sexually abused three of his granddaughters, including an act of bestiality involving his pet dog.
Man uses martial-arts skills to fight off assailant wearing bra on his head

Man uses martial-arts skills to fight off assailant wearing bra on his head

The man was walking his dog in a wooded area behind Northfield Rotary Lookout Park when he was confronted by a stranger swinging two knives and trying to stab him
Kamloops mayor says he won't step down, will run in next election

Kamloops mayor says he won't step down, will run in next election

City council stripped mayor Reid Hamer-Jackson's role as official city spokesperson in May in a move it said would 'reinforce ethical governance.'
BC Wildfire Service makes short work of new blaze near Smithers

BC Wildfire Service makes short work of new blaze near Smithers

The B.C. Wildfire Service says a new wildfire discovered near Smithers this weekend was quickly snuffed out with the help of a pair of helicopters.
Curtain pulls back to reveal Vancouver orchestra's new flutist is still in school

Curtain pulls back to reveal Vancouver orchestra's new flutist is still in school

At 17, Julin Cheung is set to become the orchestra's new assistant principal flute and piccolo player, and its youngest ever member.
'Engineering on the fly': Accepting risk is part of the Zen of sand sculpting, says Victoria designer

'Engineering on the fly': Accepting risk is part of the Zen of sand sculpting, says Victoria designer

Damon Langlois, who is competing at Parksville Beachfest, said an experience with a sudden torrential rainstorm at a festival in Kuwait drove that point home