British Columbia

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B.C. Liberals must pull off balancing act on real estate: observers

By The Canadian Press
September 5, 2016 - 1:50pm

VANCOUVER — Public outcry over British Columbia’s sizzling real estate market pushed the province’s Liberal government to introduce a foreign-buyers’ tax last month, but uncertainty around the policy leaves little room for political manoeuvring before next year’s election, once the impact of the

Sunshine Coast a year-round outdoor haven with plenty of ‘Beachcombers’ nods

By The Canadian Press
September 5, 2016 - 1:41pm

GIBSONS, B.C. — Howe Sound is glass-still on the voyage from Gibsons Landing to Keats Island, save for the odd motorboat wake jostling the kayak.

The peace is also broken momentarily as a seal bursts out of the water, letting out a hearty snort before it dives back beneath the surface.

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Pilot dead following plane crash in downtown Powell River, B.C.

By The Canadian Press
September 5, 2016 - 1:39pm Updated: September 5, 2016 - 7:18pm

POWELL RIVER, B.C. — The pilot of a small plane is dead after the aircraft crashed in downtown Powell River, B.C.

Cpl. Aubrey Hachey with the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre says the Piper twin-engine aircraft crashed near an intersection around 11:30 a.m. Monday.