British Columbia

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Fort Mac fire losses underscore import of resources to Canadian economy: Clark

By The Canadian Press
May 6, 2016 - 12:38pm Updated: May 9, 2016 - 10:18am

VANCOUVER — The catastrophic wildfire devouring Fort McMurray, Alta., underscores the vital contribution of natural resources to Canada’s economic prosperity, say leaders of Western provinces and the three territories.

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Victoria's medical marijuana bylaw deflects concerns about edible pot

By The Canadian Press
May 5, 2016 - 3:34pm Updated: May 6, 2016 - 10:20am

VICTORIA — Seniors in Victoria support council’s push to adopt a bylaw that allows edible pot products in medical marijuana dispensaries, despite health and safety concerns raised by the province’s medical health officer, says Mayor Lisa Helps.

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Annual allowable cut falls in the Southern Interior

By James Peters
May 5, 2016 - 11:51am Updated: May 5, 2016 - 12:28pm

KAMLOOPS — Kamloops-area forestry companies will have fewer trees to harvest this year, thanks to a drastic reduction in the allowable cut announced by the province.

Effective immediately, the cut in the local area will be dropped from 4 million cubic metres annually to 2.3 million.