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B.C. overdose strategy seeks greater access to life-saving medication

By The Canadian Press
February 15, 2016 - 11:25am

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia committee that works to prevent drug overdoses in the province has released measures aimed at reducing deadly opioid overdoses across the province.

The BC Drug Overdose and Alert Partnership strategy includes several key recommendations.

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UBC board of governors votes against divestment from fossil fuel industry

By The Canadian Press
February 15, 2016 - 11:21am

VANCOUVER — The University of British Columbia’s board of governors has voted against dumping the university’s investments in fossil fuels.

The school’s finance committee brought a motion not to support divestment, but instead to create a so-called sustainable future fund.

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Woman arrested for assaulting police officer in Vancouver party bus fight

By The Canadian Press
February 13, 2016 - 2:05pm

VANCOUVER — Five people have been arrested after a fight on a party bus in downtown Vancouver.

Police say they responded to a call about an assault around midnight Friday. 

When officers arrived, they were told the suspect had got on a party bus.