British Columbia

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Crews call off search for Burnaby, B.C., swimmer missing in Fraser River

By The Canadian Press
June 4, 2016 - 12:27pm Updated: June 5, 2016 - 10:11pm

SURREY, B.C. — Police say the search has been called off for a missing swimmer in the Fraser River.

Surrey RCMP say the man was some people drinking alcohol and having a bonfire on the beach when they decided to jump into the river early Saturday morning.

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Volunteers give Ashcroft landmark a new look

By Adam Donnelly
June 3, 2016 - 5:49pm Updated: June 3, 2016 - 8:32pm

ASHCROFT — From 1881 to 1884, 17,000 Chinese workers came to British Columbia to help build the Canadian Pacific Railway. They were paid less than their white counterparts, and often given the most dangerous tasks. During the construction, it’s estimated over 600 Chinese workers died.