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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.

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Jan 27 2016

Surrey RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance to identify other potential witnesses and/or victims in order to advance an ongoing sexual interference investigation.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 02 2015

RCMP in BC is asking for public assistance to help the Calgary Police Service locate a missing woman.

Penny Firth, 51, was last seen at her residence at approximately 12 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, in the 2400 block of 17 Ave S.W. in Calgary, Alberta.

Her family reported her missing and have not heard from her since.

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