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Crews battle out-of-control wildfire in regional park in B.C.'s Lower Mainland

Crews battle out-of-control wildfire in regional park in B.C.'s Lower Mainland

COQUITLAM, B.C. — A regional park in British Columbia's Lower Mainland has been closed since Saturday as crews battle a wildfire sparked in persistently hot and dry conditions.
New rules coming for mortgage brokers following B.C.'s money laundering probe

New rules coming for mortgage brokers following B.C.'s money laundering probe

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government is bringing in new laws to replace the outdated Mortgage Brokers Act as it follows recommendations from an inquiry into money laundering.

Small wildfire in Metro Vancouver regional park no longer burning out of control

COQUITLAM, B.C. — The Metro Vancouver Regional District says a small wildfire sparked in a park last weekend is being held at 14 hectares and no longer considered out of control.
B.C. bolsters mental health and substance use services for inmates leaving jail

B.C. bolsters mental health and substance use services for inmates leaving jail

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government has announced inmates struggling with mental health and substance use will be supported after they leave jail by transition teams connected to all 10 of the province's correctional centres.
B.C. study links policy changes and logging patterns, shows targeting of old growth

B.C. study links policy changes and logging patterns, shows targeting of old growth

VANCOUVER — The worsening effects of climate change are compounding the historical loss of British Columbia’s old-growth forests, says the co-author of a new paper that shows decades of logging on the province’s central coast targeted the highest-val
B.C. Electoral Boundaries Commission proposes to add six new ridings

B.C. Electoral Boundaries Commission proposes to add six new ridings

VICTORIA — British Columbia's Electoral Boundaries Commission has released a preliminary report that recommends the creation of six new electoral districts, which would bring the total number of seats in the legislature to 93.
China's new envoy to B.C. marks National Day, met with protest

China's new envoy to B.C. marks National Day, met with protest

Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Vancouver Shu Yang marked his first large public event Oct. 1, coinciding with National Day; Yang's residence on Granville Street was marked with protests against China's human rights records.
Second doses of monkeypox vaccine available in B.C. this week

Second doses of monkeypox vaccine available in B.C. this week

VANCOUVER — Second doses of the monkeypox vaccine will be available to British Columbians starting this week.
You can get slapped with a $121 fine for not having winter tires on most B.C. highways

You can get slapped with a $121 fine for not having winter tires on most B.C. highways

Be prepared.
B.C. releases full investigative report into repeat offending

B.C. releases full investigative report into repeat offending

The province is working on three recommendations including a pilot program in Prince George