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B.C. orders more people to evacuate as wildfire situation deteriorates

ASHCROFT, B.C.—Angie Thorne hugged her granddaughter as she looked for the first time at the blackened pit where her home of 21 years had stood just days earlier. She and a caravan of friends and family drove up to the Ashcroft Indian Reserve on Sunday to see what remained after a wildfire engulfed the community …

High school? Colorado outfit offers niche program for marijuana sommeliers

VANCOUVER—A marijuana aficionado in Colorado has launched a program he hopes will make the title of cannabis interpener as familiar as wine sommelier, cheesemonger and chocolatier. Max Montrose, the 29-year-old president and co-founder of the Trichrome Institute in Denver, said he designed the niche curriculum, which teaches students how to become marijuana experts, after he …

B.C. father who killed his 3 children doesn’t meet high risk test: lawyer

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C.—A man found not responsible for killing his three children is being properly managed, his psychosis is under control and he doesn’t fit the definition of a high-risk accused, his lawyer said Thursday. Rishi Gill told a British Columbia Supreme Court judge that Allan Schoenborn, 49, is being properly managed in a psychiatric …

The ball is in B.C. Premier Christy Clark’s court, political scientists say

VANCOUVER –All eyes are on Premier Christy Clark after Monday’s announcement that British Columbia’s New Democrats have reached an agreement with the Green party to form a minority government, experts say. NDP Leader John Horgan and Andrew Weaver of the Greens appeared outside the legislative chamber in Victoria to share the news. They said details …

The ball is in B.C. Premier Christy Clark’s court, political scientists say

VANCOUVER — All eyes are on Premier Christy Clark after Monday’s announcement that British Columbia’s New Democrats have reached an agreement with the Green party to form a minority government, experts say. NDP Leader John Horgan and Andrew Weaver of the Greens appeared outside the legislative chamber in Victoria to share the news. They said …

Man who killed children struggles with anger management: psychiatrist

COQUITLAM – A man found not criminally responsible for killing his three children because of a mental disorder is making slow progress but still faces serious anger issues, a psychiatrist says. Dr. Marcel Hediger told a British Columbia Review Board hearing Wednesday that it’s unlikely he would recommend Allan Schoenborn be granted supervised outings into …

Man who killed children struggles with anger management: psychiatrist

COQUITLAM, B.C. — A man found not criminally responsible for killing his three children because of a mental disorder is making slow progress but still faces serious anger issues, a psychiatrist says. Dr. Marcel Hediger told a British Columbia Review Board hearing Wednesday that it’s unlikely he would recommend Allan Schoenborn be granted supervised outings …

B.C. parties leave door open to electoral reform without a referendum

VANCOUVER— Neither of British Columbia’s two main political parties are ruling out changing the province’s electoral system without holding a referendum. The New Democrats’ campaign platform included putting the question of electoral reform to voters, but party leader John Horgan said Thursday he’s open to compromising with the Greens, who want the change introduced without …

B.C. limbo: provincial election results in doubt for at least two more weeks

VANCOUVER – British Columbia’s election hangs in the balance with thousands of votes still to be counted, kicking off weeks of speculation and backroom negotiations with the newly influential Green party. When preliminary results were tallied Tuesday night, Christy Clark’s Liberals had 43 seats, John Horgan’s NDP won 41 and Andrew Weaver’s Greens held a …

Jobs, affordability remain big issues as B.C. election campaign in home stretch

VANCOUVER – Tuesday marks the end of a bitterly fought election campaign in British Columbia, leaving voters to decide whether the Liberals’ jobs-centred pitch is enough to clinch a fifth consecutive term in office or whether the NDP convinced them it is time for new hands at the helm. If the Liberals win a majority …

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