British Columbia

Girls reach for the hand of Prince William as he arrives at a school in Burnaby, B.C. in this 1998 file image
Girls reach for the hand of Prince William as he arrives at a school in Burnaby, B.C. in this 1998 file image Photo credit: Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press

Prince William’s visit to B.C. draws memories of frenzied 1998 trip

By The Canadian Press
September 21, 2016 - 1:15pm

VANCOUVER — The screams were deafening.

It was March 24, 1998, and hundreds of teenage girls were crammed behind barriers outside a suburban Vancouver high school. The girls weren’t squealing for the Backstreet Boys or Leonardo DiCaprio — they were there to see a real-life prince.

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B.C. to reduce maximum charge on payday loans, seek options to high cost lenders

By The Canadian Press
September 21, 2016 - 1:14pm

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government is taking steps to cut the interest rates charged on so-called payday loans.

The maximum allowable charge for a payday loan in B.C. will drop from $23 to $17 for every $100 borrowed, starting Jan. 1, 2017.

Photo credit: Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press

Vancouver health authority to apply for at least four new safe-injection sites

By The Canadian Press
September 21, 2016 - 1:13pm

VANCOUVER — Vancouver could see as many as four new supervised-injection sites by early next year.

Dr. Patricia Daly of Vancouver Coastal Health says the authority is applying to Health Canada to expand the number of harm-reduction sites in its area.

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