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Pilot reported equipment failure before fatal crash in B.C., investigation finds

Pilot reported equipment failure before fatal crash in B.C., investigation finds

RICHMOND, B.C. — The pilot of a small, privately owned plane reported an equipment failure before it crashed on Gabriola Island, B.C., killing all three people on board.

Tight market for student housing at UVic to ease with 800 homes: premier

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government says it is on track to have nearly 800 student homes at the University of Victoria ready by 2022.

Third motorcycle crash in July closes Highway 99 for hours near Pemberton, B.C.

PEMBERTON, B.C. — For the third time in one month police have been called to a serious crash along Highway 99 near Pemberton, B.C.
Man facing murder charge after remains of woman found outside Fort St. John

Man facing murder charge after remains of woman found outside Fort St. John

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The RCMP say they've made an arrest after finding the remains of a woman reported missing two weeks ago near Fort St. John, B.C. Mounties say in a news release that Sarah Foord, 38, was reported missing by family on July 10.

Police, BC Coroners Service investigate possible Cultus Lake drowning

CHILLIWACK, B.C. — Emergency crews responded to a possible drowning at a popular lake in the Fraser Valley Saturday afternoon. Jose Vargas, a spokesman with B.C. Emergency Health Services, says paramedics were called to Cultus Lake around 3 p.m.
Black bear that bit girl in North Vancouver 'habituated' to humans: officers

Black bear that bit girl in North Vancouver 'habituated' to humans: officers

VANCOUVER — British Columbia conservation officers say they believe a black bear that bit a young girl in North Vancouver Friday was food-conditioned and habituated to humans.

Environment Canada warns first heat of the season coming to southern B.C.

VANCOUVER — Southern British Columbians bemoaning a slow start to the summer season will get what they asked for soon. Environment Canada says in a special weather statement that the first heat wave of the season is set to begin Sunday.

Haida Gwaii has COVID outbreak with 13 cases, B.C. health officials say

VICTORIA — A outbreak of COVID-19 on Haida Gwaii has resulted in 13 confirmed cases, which health officials say are all linked to local residents and off-island travel.

Man arrested after firearms call from temporary housing facility in Victoria

VICTORIA — A man has been arrested in Victoria after a standoff that started with a report about a firearm being discharged.
BCCDC identifies another COVID-19 case on international Vancouver flight

BCCDC identifies another COVID-19 case on international Vancouver flight