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Study shows Metro Vancouver overconfident, underprepared for storm-related power loss

Study shows Metro Vancouver overconfident, underprepared for storm-related power loss

VANCOUVER — BC Hydro says storm-related outages are more frequent in British Columbia due to climate change but when it comes to preparing for a blackout, a new report shows Lower Mainland residents are in the dark.
Man who's sorry for burning B.C. Masonic buildings gets 2.5 years with time served

Man who's sorry for burning B.C. Masonic buildings gets 2.5 years with time served

VANCOUVER — A man who caused more than $2.5 million in damage by setting fire to three Masonic buildings in Metro Vancouver has been given a 40-month prison sentence.
B.C. reports 1,438 new cases of COVID-19 over three days, 17 more deaths

B.C. reports 1,438 new cases of COVID-19 over three days, 17 more deaths

VICTORIA — British Columbia has reported 1,438 new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed over a three-day period, as well as 17 more deaths linked to the illness.
James Hart wins $100,000 Audain Prize as British Columbia's most distinguished artist

James Hart wins $100,000 Audain Prize as British Columbia's most distinguished artist

VANCOUVER — British Columbia carver James Hart, hereditary chief of the Eagle Clan of the Haida Nation, has won the $100,000 Audain Prize for Visual Art as the province's most distinguished artist.

Four fines issued after unprotected worker falls to his death from B.C. bridge

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Two companies and two supervisors have been fined in provincial court in Fort St. John, B.C., after a worker fell to his death from a bridge under construction in March 2019.
Worker makes lucky escape after possible lightning strike at Cypress ski hill

Worker makes lucky escape after possible lightning strike at Cypress ski hill

Contractor was working on a chairlift switch box when there was a sudden power surge during Saturday's storm
Inquest concludes into police-involved deaths of mother and son in northern B.C.

Inquest concludes into police-involved deaths of mother and son in northern B.C.

SMITHERS, B.C. — A coroner's jury examining the police-involved shootings of a mother and her adult son in northern British Columbia has made five recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.

B.C. RCMP say one man dead following crash on Highway 1

SICAMOUS, B.C. — Police say a 48-year-old man from Kamloops, B.C. has died following a collision between two pickup trucks late Saturday.
Insurance won’t cover $80-million North Vancouver grain silo collapse, lawsuit says

Insurance won’t cover $80-million North Vancouver grain silo collapse, lawsuit says

Broker gave bad advice, Fibreco Export Inc. claims
B.C. and Canadian Red Cross to give housing support to those affected by wildfires

B.C. and Canadian Red Cross to give housing support to those affected by wildfires

VICTORIA — The B.C. government says it is teaming up with the Canadian Red Cross to provide housing help to those who were affected by wildfires this year.