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Vancouver, Victoria school trustees vote to review police school liaison program

VANCOUVER — School boards in Vancouver and Victoria are reviewing the use of police liaison officers but have rejected motions to suspend the programs while the reviews are underway.

B.C. proposes 'first-step' amendments to laws governing condo insurance

VICTORIA — The B.C. government says proposed legislation it has introduced takes first steps to address concerns about sky-high costs and availability of insurance for condominiums and other shared properties.

Minister must follow law on orders even during pandemic: B.C. ombudsperson

VICTORIA — British Columbia's ombudsperson says the province's public safety minister made two pandemic-related orders that were not authorized by law.

Whistleblower protection likely for reports of racism in B.C. health system: Dix

VICTORIA — Health Minister Adrian Dix says he thinks there will "certainly" be protection for whistleblowers following an investigation into allegations of racism in British Columbia's health-care system.
B.C. politicians return to legislature, say new COVID-19 rules an adjustment

B.C. politicians return to legislature, say new COVID-19 rules an adjustment

VICTORIA — Politicians described their return to the British Columbia legislature Monday during the COVID-19 pandemic like being back at school without most of their classmates or playing sports in an empty stadium.

British Columbia announces one additional death from COVID-19

VICTORIA — British Columbia's top doctor is warning people not to let their guard down against COVID-19 as the province prepares to allow more travel this summer. Provincial health officer Dr.

Man drowns after saving his daughter at waterfall near Kelowna, B.C.

KELOWNA, B.C. — A man has died after rescuing his daughter during a visit to a waterfall near Kelowna, B.C., on Father's Day. The RCMP say emergency crews rushed to the Mill Creek waterfall area after receiving a 911 call reporting a drowning. Cpl.

Air quality improving in Metro Vancouver despite wildfire setbacks: report

VANCOUVER — Air quality in Metro Vancouver has been improving over the past decade, despite an unprecedented number of days that were under air quality advisories in 2017 and 2018.
Resident weighs leaving as slow-moving landslide threat returns in B.C.

Resident weighs leaving as slow-moving landslide threat returns in B.C.

OLD FORT, B.C. — A resident of a small community on the banks of British Columbia's Peace River says he's concerned that if he leaves, he won't be able to come home. Karl Kirschbaum, 68, said he's watched the only road in and out of Old Fort, B.C.
UBC Board of Governors chair resigns after 'liking' anti-protest tweets

UBC Board of Governors chair resigns after 'liking' anti-protest tweets

VANCOUVER — The chair of the University of British Columbia's board of governors is stepping down after "liking" tweets deriding protests against anti-Black racism.
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