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Business council says B.C.’s economy will lose momentum for 2017-18

By The Canadian Press
March 21, 2017 - 1:12pm Updated: March 21, 2017 - 4:26pm

VANCOUVER — The Business Council of British Columbia says the provincial economy is poised to “downshift” in 2017.

The council’s annual economic review and outlook says the real estate market, consumer spending and exports are slowing, leading to the loss of momentum.

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RCMP lay charges against Surrey, B.C., man nearly 5 years after sexual assault

By The Canadian Press
March 21, 2017 - 12:10pm Updated: March 21, 2017 - 1:10pm

SURREY, B.C. — RCMP have laid charges almost five years after a woman was sexually assaulted in Surrey, B.C.

Cpl. Scotty Schumann says the victim was physically and sexually assaulted near Unwin Park, in Surrey’s Newton neighbourhood, on June 2, 2012.

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Woman injured, man in custody, after violent attack in Campbell River, B.C.

By The Canadian Press
March 21, 2017 - 10:22am Updated: March 21, 2017 - 3:03pm

CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. — The RCMP say a woman was seriously injured and a man was in custody following a break-in at a home in Campbell River, B.C.

Staff Sgt. Troy Beauregard says in a news release that the incident happened early Monday morning and it was not a random event.