British Columbia

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B.C. government reviews homeowner grants amid rising property assessments

By The Canadian Press
January 3, 2017 - 6:18pm Updated: January 4, 2017 - 1:32pm

VICTORIA — Homeowners across parts of southern British Columbia have received big increases in the assessed value of their homes, prompting the government to review who qualifies for a grant that helps reduce property taxes.

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Oldest known member of southern B.C. killer whale pod believed dead

By The Canadian Press
January 3, 2017 - 10:29am Updated: January 3, 2017 - 6:16pm

VANCOUVER — The death of a whale considered the oldest in the West Coast’s southern resident population could particularly affect one animal who may have lost yet another adoptive mother, a wildlife biologist says.