Monday, October 16, 2017

NDP stalls on election promise to bring ride hailing to B.C. by end of year

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The province has commissioned a $165,000 report on the pros and cons of ride hailing and its potential impacts on the taxi industry. Transportation minister Claire Trevena says taxi industry and "others" will be thoroughly consulted.



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Police dog and handler team return to B.C. from Las Vegas

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A Trauma K9 unit with the Delta Police Department has just returned from nearly a week in Las Vegas, where they were tasked with helping victims of the recent mass shooting cope with the aftermath of the attacks.



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B.C. First Nation declares local ban on moose hunt

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The small First Nation community of ?Esdilagh in Quesnel, B.C., has declared a ban on harvesting moose within its traditional territory, already devastated by recent wildfires.



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How to save a life: Volunteers hold workshop for naloxone training, story sharing

How to save a life workshop

As the number of overdose deaths in B.C. continues to rise, people on the front lines are looking to share both information and firsthand stories in order to to get more hands in the battle against the opioid crisis.



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Okanagan boater thrown from vessel near Peachland

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A 35-year-old West Kelowna man was ejected from his boat before it crashed into the cliffs near Peachland on Sunday night.



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Whales and dolphins have human-like social structures and culture, say researchers

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Learning new skills or behaviours eventually requires a larger, more powerful brain and a species that evolves to have a more powerful brain is better able to develop socially and culturally.



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Man pulls knife on bank teller in 'disturbing' midday robbery in Abbotsford, B.C.

Abbotsford bank robbery suspect

Police in Abbotsford, B.C., are asking the public for help identifying a man they say pulled a knife on a teller during a bank robbery Sunday afternoon.



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