Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top B.C. News as of 9 P.M

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top B.C. News as of 9 P.M

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Top B.C. News

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THURSDAY, Sept. 27

B.C. NEWS ADVISORY

Here are the Top B.C. News stories from The Canadian Press as of 9 p.m. All times local unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops.

Contact the Vancouver desk at 604-687-1662.

TOP STORIES:

John Furlong denies abuse allegations

Furlong-Accused

VANCOUVER -- John Furlong, the man who helmed the Vancouver Olympics, has categorically denied allegations that he physically abused aboriginal students as a teacher at two northern B.C. schools decades ago, and says he plans to sue. The allegations that Furlong hit and kicked students and verbally abused them during his time as a physical education teacher in the late 1960s and early 1970s appeared Thursday in the free Vancouver weekly Georgia Straight. PHOTO.

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Dix ponders repeal of B.C. budget law

UBCM-Dix

VICTORIA -- NDP Leader Adrian Dix says if he's elected premier, he'll consider getting rid of British Columbia's balanced-budget legislation. Dix said Thursday he doesn't like the Liberal government's budget law, saying it's better to have the goal of balancing the budget rather than having a law that has to be repealed every time the books are inconveniently in the red. PHOTO.

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Chinese man gets life for murder in Canada

China-Cda-Murder

VANCOUVER -- The family of a Chinese student murdered in Vancouver issued a statement Thursday after the woman's boyfriend was convicted of the crime in a Beijing court. The case had raised diplomatic and legal issues because Beijing insisted on holding the trial even though the crime happened in another country. PHOTO. B.C. Note.

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Handbook on HIV testing for patients

HIV-eHealth

VANCOUVER -- The B.C. Civil Liberties Association has launched a handbook on human rights when it comes to HIV testing as Vancouver health officials expand testing with an eye to improve treatment. …

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