British Columbia

The Vavenby water intake on the North Thompson River
The Vavenby water intake on the North Thompson River Image Credit: Kent Simmonds / CFJC Today

North Thompson water restriction could last a week

By James Peters
January 19, 2017 - 11:34am Updated: January 19, 2017 - 5:51pm

VAVENBY, B.C. — An Interior Health order to not use water from the North Thompson River near the site of a crash could be in place for at least the next week.

The semi crash Monday resulted in as much as 800 litres of diesel fuel dumping into the water.

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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.

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