British Columbia

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Premier reveals new protections for B.C. pets in wake of animal-abuse cases

By The Canadian Press
February 22, 2016 - 10:59am Updated: February 22, 2016 - 1:49pm

VANCOUVER — British Columbia expects to pass legislation next year that will include codes of practice for dog breeders and kennel and cattery operators.

The province will also consult this spring on licensing to operate as a breeder.

Possible Robert Pickton memoir removed from Amazon amid outrage, investigation

By The Canadian Press
February 22, 2016 - 10:05am Updated: February 22, 2016 - 5:41pm

VANCOUVER — British Columbia is promising a law to prevent offenders profiting from their crimes after a book reportedly written by serial killer Robert Pickton was published, drawing condemnation from the premier and the federal minister of public safety.

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Six missing B.C. sledders are OK after being spotted by search helicopter

By The Canadian Press
February 22, 2016 - 10:02am Updated: February 22, 2016 - 1:48pm

VERNON, B.C. — There is happy news for the anxious families of a group snowmobilers missing in British Columbia’s north Okanagan.

Searchers say the six sledders were spotted Monday by a search helicopter flying over the Pinnacles area, east of Vernon.

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From military to mainstream: experts say drones taking off in many industries

By The Canadian Press
February 22, 2016 - 12:35am

BURNABY, B.C. — A vast smile breaks out across Wyatt Travis’ face as the machine he’s operating tilts slightly and whirrs upwards, an omnipresent buzz echoing from the four dizzying propellers.

It’s Travis’ first time flying a drone and he couldn’t be happier.