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'And if the outcome of those audits did not outrage the public, did not outrage taxpayers, did not make them throw up, I will resign as speaker. '

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B.C.'s property assessment changes more moderate in 2019

B.C. Assessment says some detached homes in Vancouver may see a decrease in value of up to 10 per cent.

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Canadian businesses face retaliatory risk after Huawei arrest in Vancouver: analysts

Chinese officials are demanding that Canada release Huawei Technologies’ chief financial officer, who was arrested in Vancouver over the weekend and faces possible extradition to the United States.

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Killer denied faint-hope hearing for early parole after 2000 gang slaying in Delta

Killer Robbie Soomel had hoped to get before a jury who could rule on whether he could apply for early parole.

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Man 'scared straight' in prison tour as teenager gets damage award from B.C. court

A man who was required to visit a notorious British Columbia prison as part of a “scared straight” program has been awarded $175,000 in damages for a sexual assault that happened during the tour.

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Vancouver Island man trapped for five days in crashed truck was in ‘dreamlike’ state

Duncan Moffat doesn’t remember the moment he lost control of his gold Dodge Ram on Highway 19 south of Sayward and plunged 40 feet down an embankment.

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Snow alert posted for Metro Vancouver

Environment Canada says there could be a mix of rain and wet snow overnight Friday.

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Five great B.C. and Washington New Year's getaways

Whether it's Whistler, Seattle, Orcas Island, Sun Peaks or Nelson, there are out-of-town New Year's options for singles, couples and families.

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Indigenous business owners in B.C. say barriers to success improving: Vancity report

Only 21 per cent of Indigenous business owners surveyed said they experienced systemic barriers when dealing with their non-Indigenous business relationships.

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Listen to the latest on what's going on in B.C. politics from our experts in the legislature, Mike Smyth and Rob Shaw.

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Adopt-A-School: Douglas Park Elementary's low income learners need a hand

As many as 63 children and parents arrive at Langley's Douglas Park Elementary looking to be fed every morning, coming in as early as 7 a.m.

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Douglas Todd: How migration impacts Vancouver's housing prices

Despite a dire housing affordability crisis in Metro Vancouver, Toronto and some other major Canadian cities, the intimate links between housing, immigration, foreign students and other non-permanent residents is rarely openly addressed.

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REAL SCOOP: Guards followed policy, union claims in memo

Last month, I broke the sad story of the death of Alex Joseph in the back of a B.C. Corrections van on a long-haul transfer between Prince George and Maple Ridge. Other inmates tried to get him help, but said the guards ignored their shouts and pounded. Now the union representing the guards has told...

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Surrey's debt, despite mayor's alarm, well below legal limit

Provincial rules prescribe how much of their budgets that cities and towns are allowed to devote to repaying what they borrow.

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Andrew Wilkinson: Independent review of speaker's actions needed to restore public confidence in office

In the past two weeks, two senior officials with 30 years’ service have been suspended from their posts at the B.C. legislature at the initiative of the speaker, and the normally low-profile role of the speaker of the legislature has since been mired in controversy. It has been noted that between...

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13 hospitalized after carbon monoxide leak in Vancouver

Thirteen people were taken to hospital Wednesday morning after suffering from carbon monoxide exposure in a Vancouver office building. According to B.C. Emergency Health Services, paramedics were called to the 1600-block of West 5th Avenue just before 10 a.m., where an individual had collapsed. When...

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Kamloops university student files claim against pot company over alleged mislabelled cannabis spray

A former Kamloops mayor and MLA who is now an executive at a Quebec-based cannabis supplier said his company is “extremely confident” a university student is incorrect in her claim to have used mislabelled pot spray

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Exec with major Chinese company arrested and sought for extradition

Wanzhou Meng, chief financial officer for Huawei Technologies, was arrested in Vancouver on Saturday and is being sought for extradition to the United States

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