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by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 08 2016

After an unprecedented voter response from the registrants of the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia (CVBC), 91.5 percent of those who voted cast their ballots in favour of banning the cosmetic tail docking of dogs, horses and cattle, and tail alteration in horses.

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 17 2016

U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr, announced Monday that Alvin Randhawa, 35, of British Columbia, Canada, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to export from the United States into Canada five kilograms or more of cocaine, before U.S. Magistrate judge Leslie G. Foschio. The charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $10,000,000 fine.

by Castlegar Source on Friday Aug 05 2016

The Vernon RCMP responded to a single vehicle collision on 30th Avenue in Vernon, where a man dressed only in his birthday suit crashed his vehicle into a store front. 

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 28 2016

British Columbia is experiencing an unprecedented rise in overdoses.

In response to this, Premier Christy Clark announced a newly formed Joint Task Force on Overdose Response headed by provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall and Clayton Pecknold, director of police services.

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 27 2016

UBC researchers have determined that certain facial features, not the expression, influence whether people think someone is trustworthy.

UBC psychology professor Stephen Porter, who teaches psychology at UBC’s Okanagan campus, and PhD student Alysha Baker, recently completed two studies determining that people often make judgments of trustworthiness based solely on the face.

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 09 2016

The BC Coroners Service has released updated statistics regarding the number of illicit drug-related deaths in 2016.

From January through May 2016, there were 308 accidental illicit drug overdose deaths in British Columbia. This is a 75% increase over the number of deaths occurring during the same period in 2015 (176).

by Contributor on Saturday May 07 2016

British Columbia continues to marshal emergency management resources and support to assist neighbouring Albertans who have fled the devastating wildfires.

by Contributor on Monday Feb 15 2016

The Nanaimo RCMP is investigating the sexual assault of a young teenage female that occurred at approximately 4:40 pm on Feb. 12. The incident took place along the railway tracks, behind the Islamic Cultural Centre, near Kennedy and Farquar Streets.

by Castlegar Source on Thursday Feb 04 2016

Surrey RCMP is releasing a composite sketch of the suspect who allegedly sexually assaulted and stabbed a woman on Feb. 2 in the City Centre area.

The victim was able to provide a detailed description of her attacker resulting in the preparation of a composite sketch (see attached).

by Castlegar Source on Monday Feb 01 2016

Foul play is not suspected in the death of a 27-year-old Salmon Arm man after body was found on school grounds Monday morning, according to RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.

Moskaluk said police received a report early Monday morning of man laying in a high school field.

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