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B.C. housing minister says first-time home buyer program attracting applicants

By The Canadian Press
January 16, 2017 - 4:21pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 6:27pm

VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s housing minister says a program to help first-time homebuyers received applications within hours of launching.

Rich Coleman said that within six hours of the provincial loan program’s launch on Monday, 29 applications had been submitted.

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Supremacist group distributes racist pamphlets for U.S. King Jr. holiday

By The Canadian Press
January 16, 2017 - 12:44pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 10:13am

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Police in Abbotsford, B.C., aren’t sure if they’re dealing with a growing white supremacist problem or if a few “small-minded” people are behind the distribution of a pamphlet disparaging a holiday for Martin Luther King Jr. in the United States.