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Accused drug dealers leave B.C. courts free men due to shortage of sheriffs

By The Canadian Press
February 23, 2017 - 4:24pm Updated: February 23, 2017 - 6:17pm

VICTORIA — A shortage of courthouse sheriffs has resulted in two accused drug dealers being freed without facing justice, sparking an uproar in British Columbia’s legislature with the Opposition New Democrats accusing the government of cost-cutting during a deadly overdose crisis.

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Compromise proposed in dispute over police presence in Vancouver Pride Parade

By The Canadian Press
February 23, 2017 - 2:18pm

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Pride Society has responded to demands that police be banned from marching in the city’s annual Pride Parade with the suggestion that officers show up in fewer numbers and leave their uniforms at home.

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B.C. Environment Minister cancels waste discharge permit at Shawnigan Lake

By The Canadian Press
February 23, 2017 - 2:17pm Updated: February 23, 2017 - 6:18pm

VICTORIA — British Columbia’s environment minister cancelled a waste discharge permit for the company operating a dump site for contaminated soil that has been the subject of years of protests and court actions by local residents.

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Wearing boots but in the buff, Prince George toddler OK after wandering outside

By The Canadian Press
February 23, 2017 - 2:11pm

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — The RCMP are thanking a Canada Post employee in British Columbia for helping solve a case involving a nude toddler who had gone missing.

The three-year-old boy was wearing nothing but rubber boots when he was found in Prince George on a cold Wednesday morning.

Vancouver seeking judicial review of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

By The Canadian Press
February 22, 2017 - 11:57pm Updated: February 23, 2017 - 10:37am

VANCOUVER — The City of Vancouver is launching another court case in a bid to derail Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline expansion.

Council members have voted to go ahead with a judicial review of the provincial government’s environmental assessment of the Trans Mountain project.

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