British Columbia

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.

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Douglas Lake Ranch locked up gates after increase in vandalism, theft on property

By Chad Klassen
January 17, 2017 - 5:24pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 10:33am

KAMLOOPS — The long-time general manager of the Douglas Lake Cattle Company took the stand on Tuesday at B.C. Supreme Court in Kamloops, providing some insight into the history of the company and why it locked up the gates to Minnie and Stoney Lakes near Merritt. 

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

Semi crash dumps diesel in North Thompson River

By James Peters
January 17, 2017 - 4:17pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 12:15pm

AVOLA, B.C. — Vavenby residents are being offered free bottled water in response to a fuel spill that has put the water quality of the North Thompson River into question.

TNRD Director of Environmental Services Jake Devlin says it comes after diesel was detected in the river yesterday.

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B.C. First Nations take Crown to court over Trans Mountain pipeline approval

By The Canadian Press
January 17, 2017 - 3:46pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 5:43pm

VANCOUVER — Opposition is mounting against the proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline as three First Nations launch fresh legal challenges aimed at stymying a project they say was approved without proper consultation.