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Experts, politicians say ICBC a wreck, no clear path to a lasting fix

By The Canadian Press
August 14, 2017 - 10:20am Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:03pm

VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s once-celebrated public auto insurer has become a financial train wreck, its critics say as studies into the beleaguered Crown corporation call for dramatic rate hikes and drastic structural changes to save it from ruin.

Church members say they were looted during a July 10 break-in and don't understand why no theft charges have been laid against the accused.
Church members say they were looted during a July 10 break-in and don't understand why no theft charges have been laid against the accused. St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church/Facebook

No theft charges worries Parksville church members after B&E arrest

By Spencer Sterritt
August 13, 2017 - 12:53pm Updated: August 13, 2017 - 9:00pm

PARKSVILLE — The news a man had been arrested for ransacking a Parksville church was met with relief and questions by members of the congregation.

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Wildfire Service mum on potential punishment for firefighters caught enjoying campfire

By James Peters - CFJC Today
August 10, 2017 - 5:49pm Updated: August 10, 2017 - 8:00pm

KAMLOOPS — The BC Wildfire Service won't say if there was any discipline handed down to a group of firefighting personnel caught enjoying a campfire during a regional burning prohibition.

The group was discovered on the shore of Adams Lake on July 11, eating pizza around a campfire.

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