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Amnesty International calls for halt to Site C, dam threatens indigenous rights

By The Canadian Press
August 9, 2016 - 10:39am Updated: August 10, 2016 - 10:05am

VICTORIA — An Amnesty International report calling for work to stop on British Columbia’s $8.8 billion Site C hydroelectric dam will not affect construction on the project, says the Crown corporation building the project.

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Drug users to benefit from Vancouver program offering detox at home

By The Canadian Press
August 9, 2016 - 10:32am

VANCOUVER — Drug users in Vancouver who won’t, or can’t, attend a residential detox program now have a new, immediate way to kick their habit.

Vancouver Coastal Health has launched START, the Substance use Treatment and Response Team, offering rapid access to at-home detox treatment.

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Forest Safety Council snapshot reveals more work needed to keep loggers safe

By The Canadian Press
August 9, 2016 - 10:25am

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The British Columbia Forest Safety Council reports headway in one area as it aims to cut fatalities and injuries in the forest industry.

Council CEO Rob Moonen says there have been just three logging truck rollovers this year, compared to 51 in 2013.

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RCMP help once poison-tipped arrows from Africa find their way to B.C. museum

By The Canadian Press
August 9, 2016 - 8:41am Updated: August 10, 2016 - 10:04am

VANCOUVER — Two old arrows from Africa will be looked at by a curator at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia to see if they might be added to its archives after the intervention of North Vancouver RCMP.

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Surrey RCMP arrest six males allegedly linked to five months of gun violence

By The Canadian Press
August 8, 2016 - 3:00pm

SURREY, B.C. — Six people have been arrested and face firearms charges that the RCMP says are linked to a spate of shootings in Surrey, B.C., over the last five months.

All six males, including a teenager who can’t be named, were taken into custody on Friday.