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Ontario looking 'very closely' at B.C. tax aimed at foreign homebuyers

Ontario finance minister Charles Sousa is enthusiastic about the B.C. government's announcement of a 15 per cent tax on foreign nationals looking to buy homes in Vancouver's expensive housing market.
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Premiers meeting in Yukon concerned about legalization of marijuana

"We need to see the federal legislation," said Christy Clark. "We will build a system focused on safety."

B.C. mining code standards aims to eliminate disasters such as Mount Polley

In August 2014, a massive dam breached at the mine in B.C.'s Interior, sending 24 million cubic meters of waste and water into nearby rivers and lakes.

B.C. to change human rights code to protect transgendered people

Justice Minister Suzanne Anton says the code will be changed to include "gender identity or expression" among the protected grounds its covers.

American skier lauds new technique at Vancouver hospital for brain recovery

Jamie Crane-Mauzy says she experienced the world like the protagonist in the movie "50 First Dates" before her treatment.

Feeling let down by universities, survivors meet to fight campus sex assaults

A major aim of the August event is to share knowledge about human rights law.

Dynamic U.S. presidential election fuelling novelty bets in B.C., Manitoba

U.S. election bets have become the highest earner on the B.C. Lottery Corp. website's novelty betting category, surpassing the Oscars.

Made-in-Canada approach to opioid addiction gets nod from prominent medical journal

The recommendations include discouraging rapid detoxification as a remedy and encouraging the use of overdose-reversing drug naloxone as a first-line treatment, rather than methadone.

Climbing e-cigarette use among teens require federal regulations: study

Parents and doctors questioning teens about whether they smoke should also be asking if they're using e-cigarettes, which could be a gateway to nicotine addiction later on.

B.C. wildfire costs, numbers down over last year thanks to wet weather

Hot, dry conditions fuelled a number of blazes early in May, but wet weather has created a downturn in fire activity over the past month.

Ratification of CPP enhancement deal delayed as B.C. asks for more time

The B.C. government skipped Friday’s deadline to ratify an agreement−in−principle reached in June 2016.

Illegal venomous snakes found in mail Canada Post distribution centre in B.C.

Three mountain pit vipers were inside a package destined for Manitoba.