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B.C. needs personnel for its own fires but may help Alberta later: minister

By The Canadian Press
May 4, 2016 - 3:19pm Updated: May 5, 2016 - 12:57am

VICTORIA — British Columbia’s forests minister says the province can’t send personnel to neighbouring Alberta before dealing with its own fires spurred by unseasonably dry weather.

“Alberta understands that,” Steve Thomson said Wednesday.

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Vancouver home sales hit record for April, prices soar from year ago

By The Canadian Press
May 3, 2016 - 11:46am

VANCOUVER — The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says home sales in the region hit a record level for April with prices sharply higher compared to a year ago.

The board says sales totalled 4,781 for April, up 14.4 per cent from 4,179 in the same month last year.