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‘The Report Let Us Down Once Again’

‘The Report Let Us Down Once Again’

A provincial report on the toxic drug crisis nets an impassioned rebuke from the community it purports to include.
'Come and relax': Younger people joining this B.C. legion more than ever

'Come and relax': Younger people joining this B.C. legion more than ever

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 176 is a place for young and old to gather and support each other.
B.C. strata loses dispute over portable hot tub on patio

B.C. strata loses dispute over portable hot tub on patio

Alejandro Jose Noriega put an inflatable spa on his balcony but the strata said it was a hot tub and began fining him.
94% of municipal police in Surrey, B.C., sign vow not to join 'toxic' RCMP: union

94% of municipal police in Surrey, B.C., sign vow not to join 'toxic' RCMP: union

SURREY, B.C. — The union representing members of the fledgling Surrey Police Service says its officers and civilian workers have "no intention" of joining the RCMP, should the municipal force be scrapped.
B.C. hotel operators hopeful after successful season

B.C. hotel operators hopeful after successful season

Despite labour shortages, cost pressures and a still-slow conference trade, rising occupancies and revenues point to a “remarkable recovery “
First Nations chiefs reflect on impacts of year-long Highway 8 closure as route reopens

First Nations chiefs reflect on impacts of year-long Highway 8 closure as route reopens

“It devastated homes, devastated land. It displaced us from each other, our resources," said Cooks Ferry Indian Band chief, Christine Minnabarriet.
Island marmot to grace U.S. stamp series featuring endangered species; Marmota vancouverensis has been having a tough year

Island marmot to grace U.S. stamp series featuring endangered species; Marmota vancouverensis has been having a tough year

The stamp series features creatures whose populations are critically low in the U.S. and its territories — and one that makes its home exclusively in the mountains of central Vancouver Island
Wartime letters written by soldiers and sailors find their way home again

Wartime letters written by soldiers and sailors find their way home again

As part of the Letters Home project, replicas of wartime letters are being sent to the homes where they were originally addressed, including 16 in Victoria
Mayor says VPD report on social spending isn't useful, minister calls it 'misleading'

Mayor says VPD report on social spending isn't useful, minister calls it 'misleading'

VANCOUVER — A report commissioned by the Vancouver Police Department that concludes $5 billion a year is being spent on the city's "social safety net" is facing criticism from the mayor, who said it was not very useful, and the public safety minister
For the first time in a year, motorists can now drive from Merritt to Spences Bridge

For the first time in a year, motorists can now drive from Merritt to Spences Bridge

The November 2021 storm washed out 25 distinct sites, and another five washouts occurred this past summer.
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