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Some B.C. regions at Drought Level 4 as water scarcity affects the province

Some B.C. regions at Drought Level 4 as water scarcity affects the province

VICTORIA — Little to no rainfall over the past five weeks in several areas of British Columbia has prompted a warning from the Ministry of Forests about drought.
B.C.'s urban forests are failing poor and racialized communities, says study

B.C.'s urban forests are failing poor and racialized communities, says study

A report looking at 12 Canadian cities, including Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey, Abbotsford and Vancouver, found urban trees and their cooling effects are largely concentrated in rich, white neighbourhoods.
Events in many communities in B.C. to mark Truth and Reconciliation Day

Events in many communities in B.C. to mark Truth and Reconciliation Day

VANCOUVER — Events are planned across British Columbia to mark the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on Friday. The Survivor's Flag was raised at the B.C.
Make a Will Week is coming up. Here's why B.C. notaries have seen an uptick

Make a Will Week is coming up. Here's why B.C. notaries have seen an uptick

Have you prepared a will?
Ex-Nanaimo education assistant sentenced to six years for sexual offences

Ex-Nanaimo education assistant sentenced to six years for sexual offences

Victims were three developmentally delayed teenagers, including two students in his care
Health minister directs health authority to look into home-support no-show

Health minister directs health authority to look into home-support no-show

Island Health says it’s following up to determine what happened and ensure the established process is followed when there are last-minute changes to scheduled home support visits
Province bracing for combined surge in COVID-19 and flu, Henry says

Province bracing for combined surge in COVID-19 and flu, Henry says

Modelling used to prepare the health-care system for the fall COVID and flu season projects up to 700 additional patients hospitalized over the coming months.
Military helicopter plucks stranded hiker from North Shore mountain

Military helicopter plucks stranded hiker from North Shore mountain

An arm sticking out of the mountain holding a cell phone light was all rescuers could spot.
B.C. officials push flu, COVID-19 vaccines ahead of possible surges late fall

B.C. officials push flu, COVID-19 vaccines ahead of possible surges late fall

VANCOUVER — British Columbia health officials are encouraging residents to get both flu shots and COVID-19 boosters this fall, while patients are being shuffled out of hospitals to make room ahead of possible twin surges of illness.
Alberta man sentenced for 'predatory' luring of young girl in Prince George

Alberta man sentenced for 'predatory' luring of young girl in Prince George

Joshua Chesley Critch's actions "premeditated and planned" but acknowledges he has a problem, judge finds