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Vancouver election chief challenges use of Chinese and Persian names on ballots

Vancouver election chief challenges use of Chinese and Persian names on ballots

Vancouver's chief election officer has filed a court application seeking to declare that 15 candidates in upcoming municipal votes are not entitled to have their names on the ballot papers using Chinese, Persian or other non-Latin characters.
New $84.4M water system in Abbotsford, B.C., aims for climate resilience

New $84.4M water system in Abbotsford, B.C., aims for climate resilience

WHISTLER, B.C. — The City of Abbotsford is getting funding help from the B.C. government to bolster its drinking water system against floods, wildfires and other climate-related disasters.
Canadian housing inventory drops below 10-year average

Canadian housing inventory drops below 10-year average

Despite a dwindling market in Canada, B.C. is seeing a return to normal after a "crazy market" during COVID-19, says expert.
North Vancouver RCMP investigate early morning shots fired

North Vancouver RCMP investigate early morning shots fired

Neighbours describe hearing four or five shots in the 1100 block of Cloverley Street.
Keep emergency rooms, ambulances available 24/7, UBCM tells province

Keep emergency rooms, ambulances available 24/7, UBCM tells province

The UBCM says there is a critical need for additional family physicians, emergency room doctors, specialists, paramedics and nurses across the province.
UBCM: Municipalities want big pharma lawsuit cash for opioid response

UBCM: Municipalities want big pharma lawsuit cash for opioid response

Some funds from the Purdue Pharma Canada lawsuit should be routed to local governments to deal with the unintended consequence of the opioid emergency response, UBCM delegates say.
"They're funding three tires. You can't go anywhere with three  tires."

"They're funding three tires. You can't go anywhere with three tires."

Fort St. John mayor uses analogy to describe province's funding shortfall
B.C. woman who falsified teaching certificate issued 18-month ban

B.C. woman who falsified teaching certificate issued 18-month ban

Nicola Pendleton worked at Lakeside School in Kelowna from August 2018 until the fall of 2019 before it was discovered that she did not have a valid professional certificate.
Labour shortages, job actions hinder tourism recovery

Labour shortages, job actions hinder tourism recovery

Tourists in B.C. face delays, disruptions from labour unrest and staffing challenges
UBCM: Lieutenant-governor supports mental health working group

UBCM: Lieutenant-governor supports mental health working group

"There really are gaps in the mental health system," says the mayor of Coquitlam.