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British Columbia has lost more than 2500 lives in 2023 due to toxic drugs: Report

Vancouver/IBNS: Preliminary report released by the BC Coroners Service has confirmed that at least 2,511 people died in British Columbia in 2023 — the largest number of drug-related deaths ever reported to the agency — due to intake of toxic, unregulated drugs.

Canada: Helicopter crash in British Columbia claims lives of 3

Three people have died in a private helicopter crash in Canada's British Columbia, the Northern Escape Heli Skiing company that owns the aircraft said in a statement provided by the CTV news broadcaster.

Canada: British Columbia’s program PEERS to benefit more than 300 people at risk of homelessness

Vancouver/IBNS: British Columbia’s Pathways to Engagement and Employment Readiness (PEERS) program, aimed to provide opening alternate routes to employment for people at risk of homelessness, would benefit more than 300 people in the province, an official statement said.

Canada: Sikh teen assaulted in Kelowna, one person arrested

Police have arrested a person for allegedly assaulting a Sikh teen at a bus stop after an altercation with another teenager in Canada's British Columbia province recently.

Hindu temple in Canada's British Columbia desecrated with pro-Khalistani posters

A temple in Canada's British Columbia was on Saturday desecrated with anti-India and pro-Khalistan posters. The posters, a chilling reflection of extremist views, were audaciously put up on the temple’s front gate and rear wall.

Canada: British Columbia declares state of emergency for Stikine region

Vancouver/IBNS: A state of emergency for the unincorporated Stikine region was  declared by the province of British Columbia in response to the ongoing wildfire situation and expansion of campfire bans throughout the province.

British Columbia to experience drought conditions during summer, people urged to conserve water

Vancouver/IBNS: British Columbia will experience drought conditions through the summer months, a forecast has suggested and urged people, businesses across the province to conserve water.

Canadian man arrested for selling drugs from a mobile shop in Vancouver

British Columbia/IBNS: A 51-year-old man from Canada, identified as Jerry Martin, was arrested in British Columbia after opening a mobile shop to sell cocaine, heroin, and other dangerous substances.

Canada: Bus crash in British Columbia leaves 50 people injured

British Columbia: At least 53 people were injured as an intercity coach crashed in the British Columbia province of Canada, media reports said on Sunday.

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.