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Province submits court reference to protect B.C.’s coast from threat of diluted bitumen spill

THE Government of British Columbia submitted a reference question to the B.C. Court of Appeal on Thursday to affirm its right to protect B.C....

STEMCELL Technologies announces $45 million government funding for advanced manufacturing facility

STEMCELL Technologies, Canada’s largest biotechnology company, on Wednesday announced a $45 million joint funding agreement between the Governments of Canada and British Columbia to...

Government introduces public interest disclosure legislation for public service

THE Government of British Columbia has introduced legislation that will create a framework to allow public service employees to disclose serious wrongdoing, and will...

B.C. takes on pill presses with a bill to battle fentanyl

IN a move against the illegal production of illicit opioids and to help keep them off the streets, the Province on Wednesday announced it...

BC Liberals introduce bill to end corporate and union influence in political parties

PETER Milobar, BC Liberal MLA for Kamloops-North Thompson, introduced the Election Amendment Act in the Legislature on Wednesday. “If passed, this bill will ensure entities...

Surrey RCMP Superintendent Manny Mann becomes first South Asian to be promoted to Chief...

SURREY RCMP Superintendent Mandip “Manny” Mann has been promoted to Chief Superintendent. He is the first South Asian to hold this rank in B.C. His...

Dealing with autism in South Asian community

BY LAURIE GUERRA President AutismBC     THE Public Health Agency of Canada has recently released its findings that 1 in 66 Canadian children and youth ages five...

Unlicensed medical practitioner Rajdeep Kaur Khakh ordered to stop practising medicine

ON March 22 a consent order was entered in the BC Supreme Court restraining Rajdeep Kaur Khakh from performing activities considered to be the...

Police still looking for South Asian suspects in 2011 Devon Allaire-Bell homicide

SEVEN years after 19-year-old Devon Allaire-Bell of Surrey was stabbed to death in the school yard of Frank Hurt Secondary School in Surrey on April...

Youth Punjabi writers sought for contest; last year’s winners published

THE Dhahan Prize has, for the second year, launched its youth Punjabi creative writing contest, while celebrating last year’s winning students with a published...

B.C. takes three more ‘bold’ steps to fix the housing crisis

THE Province said on Monday that it is continuing to take bold action to address both housing demand and supply by cracking down on...

Toronto Police looking for witnesses in incident in which van driver killed 10, injured...

TORONTO Police investigators want to hear from anyone who witnessed a man who is alleged to have intentionally driven into pedestrians, killing ten and...

Empty Homes Tax to generate estimated $30 million; $17 million collected to date

VANCOUVER Mayor Gregor Robertson announced on Monday that Vancouver’s Empty Homes Tax, the first of its kind in North America, will generate an estimated...

BC Liberals introduce bill to close local election campaign finance loophole

TODD Stone, BC Liberal MLA for Kamloops-South Thompson, introduced the Local Election Campaign Financing Amendment Act in the Legislature on Monday. “The purpose of this...

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