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Illicit-drug deaths up in B.C. and remain highest in Canada: chief coroner

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's overdose deaths spiked in March and April reaching the same heights recorded over a year earlier.

Remains of woman missing since 2016 found in rural area near Abbotsford, B.C.

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Discovery of human remains on a rural property east of Vancouver has ended a search that began more than three years ago. A statement from Abbotsford police says bones were found on March 19.

B.C. provincial court to resume priority in-person proceedings in some cities

VANCOUVER — The Provincial Court of British Columbia says it will resume priority in-person proceedings in a number of cities next month.
Despite hiccup, record reservations for B.C. campgrounds

Despite hiccup, record reservations for B.C. campgrounds

Despite an opening day marked by technical issues for B.C.’s camping reservation system, a record 50,479 bookings were made.

B.C. reports no COVID-19 deaths, 11 new cases as restart enters second week

VICTORIA — British Columbia didn't report any new deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday, but there have been 11 additional cases of the virus. "I'm extremely pleased that today for the first time in a while we've had no new deaths from COVID-19 in B.C.

B.C. expands sexual assault survivor services with $10-million emergency program

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government has announced a three-year, $10 million grant program to provide swift access to compassionate and comprehensive care for survivors of sexual assault.

B.C. swamped with funding applications to restore oil and gas wells: minister

VICTORIA — More than 1,100 applications deluged a British Columbia program creating a funding plan to restore dormant and inactive oil and gas wells, within hours of the program's launch.

Two seriously hurt in early morning stabbings along a busy Vancouver street

VANCOUVER — Two people were hurt in a violent stabbing attack on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside early Tuesday, police said. An emailed statement from Const.

BC Ferries to resume service between Nanaimo and Vancouver at half capacity

VANCOUVER — BC Ferries is set to resume service between Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver and Departure Bay in Nanaimo after COVID-19 forced the route's suspension in early April.

Vancouver looks to slow streets and space for patios, pedestrians amid COVID-19

Vancouver is considering plans to repurpose 50 kilometres of roadway in an effort to create more space for restaurant patios and lines outside of businesses, as well as walking and cycling, during the COVID-19 pandemic.