Thursday, March 22, 2018

Human-wildlife conflict prevention ramps up for spring

Black Bear in Port Moody

Bears and cougars are venturing into urban areas after a long winter in B.C., so wildlife specialists are preparing for the season ahead with education, enforcement and training.

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Watchdog's investigation into fatal police shooting was flawed, review says

Police standoff behind Starlight casino in New Westminster - Nov 8, 2012

A review of one of the first major cases probed by B.C.’s independent police watchdog has revealed significant gaps in training and investigative processes.

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Kelowna woman blames developer for 'swimming pool of water' in her house

Donna Greer Kelowna flooding

A Kelowna, B.C., woman blames a developer who cut down 'hundreds of trees' for leaving her property at risk of spring runoff and flooding.

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Woman claims she wasn't drinking before crash — she was texting

distracted driving

Call it the lesser-of-two-evils defence: a B.C. woman is fighting the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia's refusal to honour her insurance claim by arguing that she was texting, rather than drinking, before she crashed.

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Alberta betting on pipelines to balance budget

Finance Minister Joe Ceci

Alberta’s path to balanced budgets is built on hopes for construction of three new pipelines, including the controversial Trans Mountain expansion, plus reaping extra revenue generated by the federal carbon tax.

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Government scrambles to bring senators back to Ottawa to avoid pot bill defeat


In an effort to stave off an embarrassing defeat on one of the Trudeau government's most prominent campaign promises, some Independent senators were called back to Ottawa today to cast votes to move the marijuana bill to its next stage.

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Child care providers concerned fee reduction initiative could handcuff businesses

PEI Daycare

The provincial government has promised cheaper child care for British Columbia parents by April 1, but the people who provide that care say there are major problems with the government's plan.

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