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There's no need to delay your decision if you've already made up your mind. Starting today you can cast your vote at any voting location.
There's no need to delay your decision if you've already made up your mind. Starting today you can cast your vote at any voting location. Elections BC

Advance voting begins in B.C. provincial election

By Spencer Sterritt
April 28, 2017 - 5:46pm Updated: April 29, 2017 - 2:00pm

NANAIMO — If no more all-candidate meetings or rallies will change your mind about who to vote for in the B.C. provincial election, you can cast your ballot now.

According to Andrew Watson with Elections BC, you can vote at any location, not just the ones in your riding.

A massive fireball shoots out of the top of a bakery in French Creek Friday afternoon. A caller reports a large explosion.
A massive fireball shoots out of the top of a bakery in French Creek Friday afternoon. A caller reports a large explosion. C.J.

VIDEO: 'It literally moved my truck': witness describes explosion, fire in French Creek

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
April 28, 2017 - 2:12pm Updated: April 29, 2017 - 2:08pm

FRENCH CREEK — An apparent explosion at the French Creek Bakery and Cafe sent flames shooting high into the air early Friday afternoon.

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B.C. to remain ‘wild west’ of campaign finance without a new government: experts

By The Canadian Press
April 27, 2017 - 7:40pm

VANCOUVER — Without a change in government, British Columbia is likely to remain a “wild west” of campaign finance, where wealthy corporations and unions are free to donate unlimited amounts of money to curry favour with provincial politicians, experts say.

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Federal health minister says provinces, territories not providing OD death data

By The Canadian Press
April 26, 2017 - 10:42am

VANCOUVER — Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott says she’s aiming to release statistics on overdose deaths in Canada but is frustrated with provinces and territories that haven’t provided data in the midst of an unprecedented public health crisis.

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