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B.C. set record for drug overdose deaths last year, appeals for federal help

By The Canadian Press
January 18, 2017 - 3:03pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 7:48pm

VICTORIA — More than 900 people died in British Columbia last year from illicit drug overdoses, but the provincial health minister says the toll could have been far higher and he warned the federal government Wednesday the epidemic is spreading across Canada.

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RCMP ‘adapted’ to unusual situation with arrival of Tamil migrant ship: Crown

By The Canadian Press
January 17, 2017 - 1:47pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 3:06pm

VANCOUVER — A Crown attorney says the RCMP adapted to a “rather unusual situation” when they investigated the arrival of a dilapidated vessel carrying 492 Tamil migrants off British Columbia’s coast in 2010.

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

By The Canadian Press
January 16, 2017 - 5:31pm

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.