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British Columbia runners set Canadian course records at Boston Marathon

Boston/IBNS: Canadian course records were set on Monday by two runners from British Columbia (B.C.) at the Boston Marathon.

Canada: British Columbia to increase minimum wage to $15.65 per hour, highest among provinces

Vancounver/IBNS: Harry Bains, Labour Minister of British Columbia (BC), announced on Monday that BC's hourly wage will jump by 45 cents to $15.65 per hour starting June 1.

Canada: Thousands sign online petition to prevent cutting of trees on University of British Columbia campus

Vancouver (BC)/IBNS: An online petition has been reportedly signed by more than 18,000 people opposing the cutting of dozens of trees on the University of British Columbia (UBC)'s campus to clear the way for two new buildings.

Canada welcomes over 200 Afghan refugees to Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver/IBNS: Sean Fraser, Canada's Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, Wednesday announced that over 200 Afghan refugees landed in Vancouver last night, marking the largest flight to date of Afghan nationals arriving in BC.

Heavy rain in Canada's BC leads to flooding, evacuation of communities

Victoria (B.C.)/IBNS: Relentless rain in Canada's southern British Columbia (BC) on Monday caused the entire city and major highways to be washed away leaving many communities cut off from the rest of the province.

Hundreds evacuated in Western Canada village after fire adds to already grim heat wave situation

Vancouver/Canada/IBNS: Hundreds of people were evacuated from a Western Canada village as fire broke out in addition to the unprecedented heat wave in the region, which led to record-breaking temperature for days.

Extreme heat wave in West Canada to be more common in future with climate change: Scientists

Vancouver/IBNS: The unprecedented heat wave in Western Canada would become more common with climate change, scientists predict.

Canada: British Columbia announces four-step restart plan aiming to lift all restrictions by September

Vancouver (B.C.)/IBNS: John Horgan, premier of British Columbia, announced Tuesday at a news conference about a four-step reopening plan that could see people socializing normally again as early as September if Covid-19 case counts and hospitalizations continue to decline.

Canada: Vancouver's St. Paul's Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit hit by COVID-19 outbreak

British Columbia,/IBNS: A COVID-19 outbreak has been detected in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at St. Paul's Hospital in Canada's Vancouver, according to a notice from Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), media reports said.

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou loses first round of her bid to avoid extradition to the US

British Columbia/IBNS: Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou lost the first round of her bid to avoid extradition to the United States on May 27 after B.C. Supreme Court judge ordered in her ruling to go ahead with the extradition proceedings against  Meng, media reports said.

Three murders in British Columbia leave Canada in shock

Manitoba, Jul 27 (IBNS): RCMP said Friday afternoon there could be a possibility of two murderers, Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, and Kam McLeod, 19, wanted in the killings of three people in Northern British Columbia, leaving Northern Manitoba area with the changed appearances with the help of someone who didn’t know who they were, media reports said.

Canada: Thousands in BC likely to be in dark in Christmas

Vancouver, Dec 24 (IBNS): Thousands of people are likely to be spending Christmas this year in darkness in southern British Columbia, media reports said.

Canada: Earthquake strikes St. John in BC; no damage

St John, Nov 30 (IBNS): An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 struck near St. John, British Columbia (BC) in Canada on Thursday, media reports said.

Canada: BC farmers planning to grow cannabis

Victoria, Oct 15 (IBNS): British Columbia (BC) farmers are now planning to grow cannabis, which is set to get legalised in Canada on Wednesday, in their farm lands, media reports said.

Canada: Pipeline explodes near Prince George in British Columbia

Prince George, Oct 10 (IBNS): The RCMP have said a pipeline exploded near Prince George in British Columbia (BC), media reports said.