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Figures show B.C. foreign buyers tax set off completion frenzy before deadline

By The Canadian Press
September 22, 2016 - 11:09am Updated: September 22, 2016 - 2:10pm

VICTORIA — Property purchase figures released Thursday by British Columbia’s government reveals a stampede of foreign home buyers scrambling to avoid paying an additional 15 per cent a tax in the days before the Aug. 2 deadline.

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B.C.’s child watchdog asks Attorney General to intervene in Metis toddler case

By The Canadian Press
September 22, 2016 - 6:40am Updated: September 23, 2016 - 10:11am

VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s representative for children and youth is urging the province’s attorney general to intervene in the case of a Metis toddler being adopted to non-aboriginal parents in Ontario.

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Vancouver health authority to apply for at least four new safe-injection sites

By The Canadian Press
September 21, 2016 - 1:00pm

Vancouver could see as many as four new supervised-injection sites by early next year.

Dr. Patricia Daly of Vancouver Coastal Health says the authority is applying to Health Canada to expand the number of harm-reduction sites in its area.

Girls reach for the hand of Prince William as he arrives at a school in Burnaby, B.C. in this 1998 file image
Girls reach for the hand of Prince William as he arrives at a school in Burnaby, B.C. in this 1998 file image Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Prince William’s visit to B.C. draws memories of frenzied 1998 trip

By The Canadian Press
September 21, 2016 - 10:28am

VANCOUVER — The screams were deafening.

It was March 24, 1998, and hundreds of teenage girls were crammed behind barriers outside a suburban Vancouver high school. The girls weren’t squealing for the Backstreet Boys or Leonardo DiCaprio — they were there to see a real-life prince.

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