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Newfoundland and Labrador film 'Little Orphans' wins top prize in Whistler

Newfoundland and Labrador film 'Little Orphans' wins top prize in Whistler

WHISTLER, B.C. — A Newfoundland and Labrador film about the agonizing disorderliness of family took home a tidy sum and the top prize at this year's Whistler Film Festival.
B.C. on track for record-breaking year for illicit overdose deaths: coroner

B.C. on track for record-breaking year for illicit overdose deaths: coroner

VICTORIA — British Columbia is facing a record-breaking year for overdose deaths and the provincial coroner is urging caution as the illicit drug supply grows more toxic.

Police watchdog looks into RCMP arrest where man was injured in Kamloops, B.C.

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The police watchdog in British Columbia has been notified that a person accused of shoplifting was injured during an arrest by RCMP officers in Kamloops.
$12 million in reserved federal funds released to B.C. school districts: ministry

$12 million in reserved federal funds released to B.C. school districts: ministry

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government says it is releasing about $12 million to school districts across the province to further support the COVID-19 response. The money is part of the $242.
B.C. housing market to remain vibrant through the new year: report

B.C. housing market to remain vibrant through the new year: report

VANCOUVER — A company that supports hundreds of credit unions across Canada predicts British Columbia's housing market will remain healthy through 2021 as the province moves out of its COVID-19 slump.
Fraser Health declares two new COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care, another two over

Fraser Health declares two new COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care, another two over

SURREY, B.C. — Fraser Health has confirmed two new COVID-19 outbreaks at long-term care homes in the region of British Columbia, while declaring another two over on Saturday.

Churches in B.C. get $18,400 in tickets for breaking COVID-19 rules

CHILLIWACK, B.C. — The RCMP say they have served tickets totalling $18,400 to representatives from three places of worship in British Columbia's Fraser Valley for violating public health orders.
No easy solutions to complex problem of high condo insurance premiums: B.C. report

No easy solutions to complex problem of high condo insurance premiums: B.C. report

VANCOUVER — A Crown corporation that regulates British Columbia's private-sector insurance companies says an average 40 per cent increase in condo insurance premiums resulted from various factors including risks that insurers face from earthquakes, w

Surge in website applications slows process for B.C. COVID-19 benefit

VICTORIA — A high volume of online applications for the British Columbia COVID-19 recovery benefit has slowed the process. Some users have reported getting an error on the site when making their application for the benefit of up to $1,000.

Burnaby Hospital fire that contributed to COVID-19 outbreak deemed arson: RCMP

BURNABY, B.C. — The RCMP say a fire that has been blamed for contributing to an outbreak of COVID-19 at a Metro Vancouver hospital was set deliberately.