Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top B.C. News as of 11:30 A.M

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top B.C. News as of 11:30 A.M

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Top B.C. News

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TUESDAY, May 17

Here are the top B.C. and Yukon news stories from The Canadian Press as of 11:30 a.m. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops. Projected word counts and timing of stories and updates are subject to change.

TOP STORIES:

Former B.C. official faces breach of trust charge

Quick-Wins-Charge

VANCOUVER -- A former communications director in the British Columbia government has been charged with breach of trust in connection with a strategy by the Liberals to win ethnic votes in the 2013 election. A special prosecutor approved the charge against Brian Bonney in connection with the duties of his office. Will Be Updated. By Dirk Meissner. 550 words.

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Vancouver group faces Yellowstone hot spring complaint

US-Yellowstone-Hot-Spring-Trespassing

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A group of Vancouver men who posted pictures and videos of their travels on social media are in hot water with Yellowstone National Park officials after allegedly walking out to a hot spring where people are prohibited. Rangers filed a criminal complaint Monday against three members of the group known as High on Life SundayFundayz that accuses them of stepping onto a geothermal feature.

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Deadline looms for Trans Mountain decision

Trans-Mountain

VANCOUVER -- A key decision that will impact the future of Canada's oil economy is expected this week after two years of work, millions in expense, and controversy that galvanized protests and prompted mass arrests. The National Energy Board is set to announce by Friday whether it supports Kinder Morgan's proposal to triple the capacity of the Trans Mountain pipeline, which carries diluted bitumen from the oilsands near Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C., for export. Moves Business and National. Guard against duplication. By Tamsyn Burgmann. 544 words.

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Premier Clark's climate team unhappy with progress

Climate-Rebels

VANCOUVER -- Members of a panel advising the British Columbia government on climate change say they're concerned that the province has not moved forward on recommendations for meeting climate goals. …

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