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    Advocates call for minority judges as figures show 'judiciary of whiteness'

    Advocates call for minority judges as figures show 'judiciary of whiteness'


    HALIFAX — A study showing a dearth of minority judges in Canada has advocates suggesting the country must seize a unique opportunity to increase racial diversity in a “judiciary of whiteness.” “After many years of saying this is an important...

    HALIFAX — A study showing a dearth of minority judges in Canada has advocates suggesting the country must seize a unique opportunity to increase racial diversity in a “judiciary of whiteness.” “After many years of saying this is an important issue, it’s very disappointing to see how low the numbers are,” said Naiomi Metallic, a […]
    Eleven Zika cases confirmed in B.C., including four pregnant women

    Eleven Zika cases confirmed in B.C., including four pregnant women


    Eleven B.C. residents have acquired travel-related Zika virus in the seven months since public health officials started testing for the mosquito-borne...

    Eleven B.C. residents have acquired travel-related Zika virus in the seven months since public health officials started testing for the mosquito-borne virus.
    Chinese bank files suit in B.C. over unpaid $10-million loan

    Chinese bank files suit in B.C. over unpaid $10-million loan


    A Chinese bank is suing to freeze and recover the Metro Vancouver property assets of a Chinese citizen who allegedly "fled China" with an unpaid $10-million dollar...

    A Chinese bank is suing to freeze and recover the Metro Vancouver property assets of a Chinese citizen who allegedly "fled China" with an unpaid $10-million dollar loan.
    Volunteers rebuild a family's home in fire-ravaged Westbridge

    Volunteers rebuild a family's home in fire-ravaged Westbridge


    An unusual partnership between two charitable organizations has made it possible for a young family who lost their home in the Rock Creek fire to...

    An unusual partnership between two charitable organizations has made it possible for a young family who lost their home in the Rock Creek fire to rebuild.
    Vancouver girlfriend killer declared a dangerous offender

    Vancouver girlfriend killer declared a dangerous offender


    A Vancouver man with a history of violent offences, including a conviction for killing a girlfriend, has been declared a dangerous offender and ordered jailed...

    A Vancouver man with a history of violent offences, including a conviction for killing a girlfriend, has been declared a dangerous offender and ordered jailed indefinitely.
    Vancouver's proposal to tax vacant homes being taken seriously, province vows

    Vancouver's proposal to tax vacant homes being taken seriously, province vows


    B.C.’s finance minister says the provincial government is taking a City of Vancouver proposal to impose a tax on vacant homes seriously, despite the province’s general reluctance to seek solutions to the region’s housing affordability crisis in...

    B.C.’s finance minister says the provincial government is taking a City of Vancouver proposal to impose a tax on vacant homes seriously, despite the province’s general reluctance to seek solutions to the region’s housing affordability crisis in taxation.
    Smyth: Clark, Horgan face political showdown over $15 minimum wage

    Smyth: Clark, Horgan face political showdown over $15 minimum wage


    Spurred on by a poll showing three-quarters of British Columbians supporting a heightened minimum wage, John Horgan looks to be gambling that Justin Trudeau's left-ward shift is the way to electoral...

    Spurred on by a poll showing three-quarters of British Columbians supporting a heightened minimum wage, John Horgan looks to be gambling that Justin Trudeau's left-ward shift is the way to electoral victory.
    B.C. Liberals call for Elections Act probe into NDP union donation

    B.C. Liberals call for Elections Act probe into NDP union donation


    The B.C. Liberal Party is calling on the province's elections watchdog to investigate more than $300,000 in union political donations it alleges were not properly disclosed by the B.C....

    The B.C. Liberal Party is calling on the province's elections watchdog to investigate more than $300,000 in union political donations it alleges were not properly disclosed by the B.C. NDP.
    B.C. makes second bid to evict homeless people camping at Victoria courthouse

    B.C. makes second bid to evict homeless people camping at Victoria courthouse


    Victoria — The British Columbia government says fire, crime and sanitary conditions at a homeless camp outside the courthouse in Victoria have degenerated since March when the province originally applied for a court injunction to shut it down. The...

    Victoria — The British Columbia government says fire, crime and sanitary conditions at a homeless camp outside the courthouse in Victoria have degenerated since March when the province originally applied for a court injunction to shut it down. The government returned to B.C. Supreme Court today for the second time seeking an interim injunction to […]
    Arrest made after threats close Nelson school

    Arrest made after threats close Nelson school


    A male student has been arrested after threats forced the evacuation of a high school in southeastern British Columbia. Nelson RCMP said they received reports last Thursday about a possible threat to Mount Sentinel Secondary in South Slocan, about 25...

    A male student has been arrested after threats forced the evacuation of a high school in southeastern British Columbia. Nelson RCMP said they received reports last Thursday about a possible threat to Mount Sentinel Secondary in South Slocan, about 25 kilometres west of Nelson. Officers arrived at the school to find a student […]
    McParland: Trump’s support base pits white males against the rest of America

    McParland: Trump’s support base pits white males against the rest of America


    Two polls reached different conclusions about Trump's prospects, but even the more favourable of the two found the GOP candidate is trailing among virtually everyone but...

    Two polls reached different conclusions about Trump's prospects, but even the more favourable of the two found the GOP candidate is trailing among virtually everyone but whites.
    Vancouver trucker whose dangerous driving killed family loses appeal

    Vancouver trucker whose dangerous driving killed family loses appeal


    The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld the conviction of a Vancouver trucker whose dangerous driving killed a vacationing California family of...

    The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld the conviction of a Vancouver trucker whose dangerous driving killed a vacationing California family of four.
    Vancouver Island parrot refuge set to close Aug. 1, hundreds of birds in need of homes

    Vancouver Island parrot refuge set to close Aug. 1, hundreds of birds in need of homes


    COOMBS — Hundreds of parrots living at a Vancouver Island sanctuary need new homes as an Aug. 1 deadline approaches for the closure of the World Parrot Refuge. Between 450 and 500 parrots, including macaws, cockatoos, lovebirds and conures, are up for...

    COOMBS — Hundreds of parrots living at a Vancouver Island sanctuary need new homes as an Aug. 1 deadline approaches for the closure of the World Parrot Refuge. Between 450 and 500 parrots, including macaws, cockatoos, lovebirds and conures, are up for adoption, following the death last February of refuge founder Wendy Huntbatch. “After Wendy’s […]
    B.C. critics of Canada's assisted dying laws to launch new court challenge

    B.C. critics of Canada's assisted dying laws to launch new court challenge


    VANCOUVER — A 25-year-old British Columbia woman with a degenerative muscle disease is challenging Canada’s physician-assisted dying law just days after it came into force. Julia Lamb of Chilliwack has spinal muscular atrophy and fears her body will...

    VANCOUVER — A 25-year-old British Columbia woman with a degenerative muscle disease is challenging Canada’s physician-assisted dying law just days after it came into force. Julia Lamb of Chilliwack has spinal muscular atrophy and fears her body will weaken to the point that she could be left in a state of intolerable suffering for years […]
    In their own words: The grads of 2016 prepare to launch

    In their own words: The grads of 2016 prepare to launch


    After the lockers are emptied, the suit and gowns put away and the diplomas framed, what comes next for B.C.’s latest crop of high school...

    After the lockers are emptied, the suit and gowns put away and the diplomas framed, what comes next for B.C.’s latest crop of high school grads?
    Groups fear new paved trail along iconic Jasper-Banff highway will damage habitat

    Groups fear new paved trail along iconic Jasper-Banff highway will damage habitat


    Parks Canada is preparing to go to the public with plans for a $66-million, 107-kilometre bike trail adjacent to the Jasper-Banff highway — one of the country’s most scenic drives. But five environmental groups are already wary of the idea, fearing...

    Parks Canada is preparing to go to the public with plans for a $66-million, 107-kilometre bike trail adjacent to the Jasper-Banff highway — one of the country’s most scenic drives. But five environmental groups are already wary of the idea, fearing the project will damage crucial habitat and divert resources from conserving nature. “Recent budget […]
    Vancouverites rally at Kits Beach against 'wasteful' city spending

    Vancouverites rally at Kits Beach against 'wasteful' city spending


    As a crowd of frustrated citizens gathered to air grievances about Vancouver City Hall, the vibe was decidedly less mellow than one might expect for a sunny Sunday at Kits Beach. Organizers estimated close to 300 were on hand Sunday morning at the...

    As a crowd of frustrated citizens gathered to air grievances about Vancouver City Hall, the vibe was decidedly less mellow than one might expect for a sunny Sunday at Kits Beach. Organizers estimated close to 300 were on hand Sunday morning at the foot of Yew Street, as a series of speakers addressed the crowd, expressing anger over what they said was a […]
    Driving: Helping animals on the road can be deadly

    Driving: Helping animals on the road can be deadly


    Most drivers will have to make a split-second decision when a creature appears in the roadway. In some cases, the wrong decision can cost a human...

    Most drivers will have to make a split-second decision when a creature appears in the roadway. In some cases, the wrong decision can cost a human life.