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BC Finance Minister Michael de Jong

Impact of foreign-buyers' tax on Vancouver's real estate market to be revealed

Analysts are bracing for a steep decline in real estate transactions for the month of August when the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver releases its latest home sales data on Friday. The numbers...
Marion Buller, Chief Commissioner Missing Women Inquiry

Head of missing women's inquiry says 'concrete' recommendations needed

The judge who will lead a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women says her own losses have helped her understand the immense toll of the problem in Canada. Marion Buller formally...
Insite Supervised Injection Site

Health Canada plans to restrict chemicals used to make fentanyl

Health Canada plans to restrict six chemicals used to make fentanyl as part of Ottawa's attempt to address what it calls the national opioid crisis. Health Minister Jane Philpott says a bill brought...
Wolfram and Anita Gottschalk

Solutions near for elderly couple living in separate care homes: family

The family of an elderly husband and wife in British Columbia who were forced to live in separate care homes say the health authority overseeing the couples' care is moving forward with plans to...
Vancouver home for sale

Vancouver has record decline in housing affordability in first half of 2016: RBC

Royal Bank says the first half of this year marked the biggest six-month drop in housing affordability in the Vancouver area since at least the early 1990s. The bank says its cost-of-ownership...
Syrian refugees arriving in Canada in January 2016

Arrival of second influx of Syrians will be smoother: immigration groups

Most immigrant support groups say this fall's expected surge in Syrian refugee families will be far more manageable than the impromptu turmoil that characterized the first wave of arrivals, which...
City worker with snake found in Victoria storm drain

Elusive snake finally coaxed out of drain pipe under Victoria street

A reclusive reptile that has been living in a storm drain below the streets of Victoria now has a new home. A tweet posted Thursday night by the City of Victoria shows a city worker holding the snake...
Insite, Vancouver's supervised injection site

Vancouver's supervised-injection site sees unusually high number of overdoses

Workers at Vancouver's supervised-injection site have been faced with a higher-than-normal number of drug overdoses this week. A spokeswoman with Vancouver Coastal Health Authority says it's unclear...
Laboratory rat, Wikipedia

B.C. study says rats remain slackers even when given medicinal part of marijuana

Apparent laziness caused by the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana persists even when the same amount of pot's medicinal component is added, a new study suggests. Lead author Mason Silveira, a...
Bear Creek wildfire, near West Kelowna, August 2016

Evacuation remains in effect around Bear Creek wildfire near West Kelowna, B.C.

Visitors forced to flee from a campsite in B.C.'s Okanagan Valley ahead of a raging wildfire on Sunday night will have a chance to retrieve abandoned items. The Central Okanagan Regional District...