The Canadian Press

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Spill response base planned for Vancouver harbour if Trans Mountain proceeds

By The Canadian Press
September 6, 2016 - 5:45pm

VANCOUVER — Western Canada Marine Response Corp. says it’s moving ahead with plans to build a new on-water spill response base in Vancouver harbour, even though the project will only proceed if the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is approved by the federal cabinet.

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B.C. government will not reconsider tax on foreign homebuyers, says premier

By The Canadian Press
September 6, 2016 - 5:43pm

VANCOUVER — The plunge in real estate sales and deceleration in price increases in the Vancouver area last month were exactly what the government was trying to manoeuvre, and Premier Christy Clark says there will be no changes to the foreign-buyers tax.

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B.C. to restore ferry service on Central Coast to boost aboriginal tourism

By The Canadian Press
September 6, 2016 - 1:37pm Updated: September 6, 2016 - 3:35pm

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government will restore summer ferry service between Bella Coola and Port Hardy, after it cut a similar route in 2014, restricting access to aboriginal tourism sites and drawing protests from local First Nations.

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B.C.’s health-care shortcomings violate patients’ constitutional rights: lawyers

By The Canadian Press
September 6, 2016 - 10:23am Updated: September 6, 2016 - 5:43pm

VANCOUVER — British Columbia shouldn’t be allowed to bar patients from taking action privately to meet their own medical needs if the government is failing them in the public health-care system, a court has heard.

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