British Columbia

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B.C. set record for drug overdose deaths last year, appeals for federal help

By The Canadian Press
January 18, 2017 - 5:48pm

VICTORIA — More than 900 people died in British Columbia last year from illicit drug overdoses, but the provincial health minister says the toll could have been far higher and he warned the federal government Wednesday the epidemic is spreading across Canada.

B.C. to announce latest numbers around illicit drug overdose deaths

By The Canadian Press
January 18, 2017 - 6:32am Updated: January 18, 2017 - 12:47pm

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government is expected to release the latest statistics today around illicit drug overdose deaths.

The number of fatalities in the province last year reached 755 up until the beginning of December, following a record-breaking 128 deaths in November.

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Man slightly hurt in latest targeted shooting in Abbotsford, B.C.

By The Canadian Press
January 18, 2017 - 6:24am Updated: January 18, 2017 - 3:06pm

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Police are describing a shooting in Abbotsford, B.C., as targeted.

Const. Ian MacDonald says a 22-year-old man left his home in the West Clearbrook neighbourhood at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and was confronted by several suspects.