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Increase crime lab capacity, governments told

Increase crime lab capacity, governments told

Evidence backlogs delaying charge-laying, hindering courts.
Exempt municipal elected officials from juries: UBCM

Exempt municipal elected officials from juries: UBCM

Council members’ jury work would be conflict of interest: resolution.
UPDATE: Missing Vancouver hiker found dead

UPDATE: Missing Vancouver hiker found dead

He was found in Manning Park.

Homicide investigators join search for missing woman not seen in nearly three weeks

LANGLEY, B.C. — A team of homicide investigators in British Columbia has joined the RCMP in investigating the case of a Langley woman who disappeared nearly three weeks ago. Naomi Onotera was last seen near her home on Aug.
Victoria told to improve emergency communication

Victoria told to improve emergency communication

Pandemic information lacking, UBCM resolution says.
UBCM calls for council code of conduct law

UBCM calls for council code of conduct law

Opponents said law could cause bullying in councils.
Move dental care under Medical Services Plan, municipalities agree

Move dental care under Medical Services Plan, municipalities agree

Delegates voted 95.2% in favour of the UBCM resolution.
B.C. offers incentives like child care to recruit and retain health-care workers

B.C. offers incentives like child care to recruit and retain health-care workers

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government is offering nurses and other health-care professionals incentives like child care and support for housing and travel as part of a recruitment drive in the northern region.
Surrey mayor bans seven people from city council meetings

Surrey mayor bans seven people from city council meetings

Doug McCallum’s political opponents receive council meeting bans. Critics question the legality.
B.C.'s auditor general says oversight of dam safety lacking

B.C.'s auditor general says oversight of dam safety lacking

B.C.’s auditor general says there is a potential risk to public safety in the province because a government program meant to oversee dam safety has not been working