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Annual flu shot season begins

Annual flu shot season begins

Doctors' offices, clinics and pharmacies have begun the annual influenza vaccination program, which is free for seniors and children between six and 23 months old.
Pressure grows for disability support

Pressure grows for disability support

A B.C. Liberal MLA has joined opposition calls for an overhaul of services to developmentally disabled people.
BC Hydro cuts 300 jobs, 150 to come

BC Hydro cuts 300 jobs, 150 to come

BC Hydro is moving ahead with its cost-cutting program, eliminating 300 positions this week and announcing 150 more will be gone in the next two years.
Treaty commission calls for political will

Treaty commission calls for political will

The head of the B.C. Treaty Commission wants her mandate extended one more year to see if the federal-provincial effort to settle aboriginal land claims has a future after two decades.
'Botched' policing let Pickton kill, inquiry told

'Botched' policing let Pickton kill, inquiry told

VPD, RCMP had many chances to stop serial killer preying on Downtown Eastside women
Pressure on B.C.'s minister of jobs

Pressure on B.C.'s minister of jobs

Pat Bell's latest assignment is simple. As Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation, all he has to do is take B.C.'s success in reaching out to Asia for forest products, extend it to the rest of the economy, and make Premier Christy Clark's jobs plan work.
Flathead mining, drilling ban official

Flathead mining, drilling ban official

The B.C. government has presented legislation to restrict mining and oil and gas development in the Flathead watershed in southeastern B.C., formalizing an agreement reached with Montana in 2010.
New penalties proposed for public disorder

New penalties proposed for public disorder

Attorney General Shirley Bond has introduced changes to B.C. law that present new options for street disorder, unsafe driving and other provincial offences.
New ID cards go beyond health care

New ID cards go beyond health care

The replacement for B.C.'s CareCard will provide online access to medical records, and may also be used to confirm B.C. residence and age while keeping other information private.
Premier wants riot trials broadcast

Premier wants riot trials broadcast

Attorney General Shirley Bond has ordered Crown prosecutors to ask judges to allow TV and radio coverage of court proceedings for those accused of participating in the Stanley Cup riot in June. But even if it happens, it will be highly restricted.