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by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 17 2016

U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr, announced Monday that Alvin Randhawa, 35, of British Columbia, Canada, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to export from the United States into Canada five kilograms or more of cocaine, before U.S. Magistrate judge Leslie G. Foschio. The charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $10,000,000 fine.

by Castlegar Source on Friday Aug 05 2016

The Vernon RCMP responded to a single vehicle collision on 30th Avenue in Vernon, where a man dressed only in his birthday suit crashed his vehicle into a store front. 

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 28 2016

British Columbia is experiencing an unprecedented rise in overdoses.

In response to this, Premier Christy Clark announced a newly formed Joint Task Force on Overdose Response headed by provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall and Clayton Pecknold, director of police services.

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 27 2016

UBC researchers have determined that certain facial features, not the expression, influence whether people think someone is trustworthy.

UBC psychology professor Stephen Porter, who teaches psychology at UBC’s Okanagan campus, and PhD student Alysha Baker, recently completed two studies determining that people often make judgments of trustworthiness based solely on the face.

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 09 2016

The BC Coroners Service has released updated statistics regarding the number of illicit drug-related deaths in 2016.

From January through May 2016, there were 308 accidental illicit drug overdose deaths in British Columbia. This is a 75% increase over the number of deaths occurring during the same period in 2015 (176).

by Contributor on Wednesday May 18 2016

The Association for Mineral Exploration (AME) welcomes today’s announcement by the provincial government of $5 million in funding toward Geoscience BC. This funding will support Geoscience BC’s mandate to attract mineral and oil & gas investment to British Columbia through generating, interpreting and publicly distributing geoscience data. 

by Contributor on Tuesday May 10 2016

Vancouver, May 10, 2016) – The Supreme Court of BC has ruled the Province of BC and Northern Gateway must pay $230,000 in court costs to the Coastal First Nations (CFN) and Gitga’at First Nation.

by Contributor on Saturday May 07 2016

British Columbia continues to marshal emergency management resources and support to assist neighbouring Albertans who have fled the devastating wildfires.

by Dermod Travis on Tuesday Apr 19 2016

Another month, another Site C contract and once again with one of those almost – but not quite – Canadian companies.

On April 6, Canadian Press quoted Premier Christy Clark as stating “Montreal-based Voith Hydro Inc. will design, supply and install six turbines, six generators and associated equipment.”

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 19 2016

By David Suzuki

Gary Krause was mystified by an unusual fish he caught in his trawl net off B.C.’s Pacific north coast in October. It was a Pacific electric ray, named for a pair of organs behind its head that can knock a human adult down with a powerful shock.

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