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B.C. government announces $11M grant for training single-room occupancy hotel tenants

B.C. government announces $11M grant for training single-room occupancy hotel tenants

VANCOUVER — The B.C. government says it's providing $11 million in grant funding to a non-profit in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside aimed at training and empowering tenants of single-room occupancy hotels.
B.C. banker who stole $93K from mother-in-law may face jail time

B.C. banker who stole $93K from mother-in-law may face jail time

Hope Thomas, 41, should only face two years of house arrest, plus probation and community service, after stealing $93,000 from her mother-in-law and a further $64,000 from the bank she worked at, according to her lawyer.
WestJet cancels 100-plus flights as pilot strike looms and customers scramble

WestJet cancels 100-plus flights as pilot strike looms and customers scramble

B.C. food bank gets $7M for warehouse as it struggles with abundance, not scarcity

B.C. food bank gets $7M for warehouse as it struggles with abundance, not scarcity

NANAIMO, B.C. — The head of a Vancouver Island food bank says the problem it's been grappling with in recent years isn't scarcity — it's abundance. Peter Sinclair, executive director of the Loaves and Fishes Food Bank in Nanaimo, B.C.
B.C. food bank gets $7M for warehouse as it struggles with abundance, not scarcity

B.C. food bank gets $7M for warehouse as it struggles with abundance, not scarcity

NANAIMO, B.C. — The head of a Vancouver Island food bank says the problem it's been grappling with in recent years isn't scarcity — it's abundance. Peter Sinclair, executive director of the Loaves and Fishes Food Bank in Nanaimo, B.C.
Vancouver-made hangover cure pill gets Health Canada approval

Vancouver-made hangover cure pill gets Health Canada approval

Drinks on them!
B.C. reports 120% increase in prescriptions after pharmacists gain new powers

B.C. reports 120% increase in prescriptions after pharmacists gain new powers

VANCOUVER — British Columbia government figures show a 120 per cent increase in the number of prescriptions renewed or adjusted after the province expanded pharmacists' powers last October, part of an effort to ease strains in the health-care system.
"RCMP will not and cannot go into your home," say RCMP during evacuation action

"RCMP will not and cannot go into your home," say RCMP during evacuation action

"Important that you are ready to go if you have to."
206 die of overdose in April in B.C.

206 die of overdose in April in B.C.

Fentanyl was detected in approximately 80% of the deaths, often in combination with other substances.
UVic to get $2.4M in federal funds for cyclist, pedestrian routes

UVic to get $2.4M in federal funds for cyclist, pedestrian routes

Funding announced Wednesday is part of an $11-million federal boost for active transportation on the Island
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