Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top B.C. News as of 4 P.M

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top B.C. News as of 4 P.M

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Top B.C. News


FRIDAY, June 24

Here are the top B.C. and Yukon news stories from The Canadian Press as of 4 p.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.


Health and technology collide in wearable items


VANCOUVER -- When patients visit Dr. Vahid Sahiholnasab for a routine check-up, he often asks to review their electronic fitness trackers. He is learning that integrating new gizmos into health regimens can be a steeper climb than convincing people to walk 10,000 steps each day. PHOTO. Moves National, Business and Lifestyles. Guard against duplication. By Tamsyn Burgmann. 678 words.


Photographer Jonathan Hayward will have a photo gallery to go with Dirk Meissner's story about the pending closure of the parrot santuary on Vancouver Island.


Bullying alleged in case of UBC professor


VANCOUVER -- Former students and faculty involved in the University of British Columbia's investigation of its creative writing chair say the allegations against him included sexual harassment, bullying and threats. The university announced Wednesday that acclaimed writer Steven Galloway no longer works there over what it called an "irreparable breach of trust." By Laura Kane. 1012 words.


B.C. women win breast cancer appeal


VANCOUVER -- The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in favour of three British Columbia medical workers who argued they developed breast cancer as a result of their jobs, where they used known carcinogenic chemicals. Katrina Hammer, Patricia Schmidt and Anne MacFarlane, who worked at Mission Memorial Hospital, were among seven lab employees who were diagnosed with breast cancer. By Camille Bains.


Veteran's love letters let daughter feel 'whole'


VERNON -- As Cathy Gaetz-Brothen opened the box to show her book club the hundreds of love letters her father had written her mother during the war, she recalls several people recoiling. Nestled alongside what may be the largest surviving collection of Second World War correspondence from a Canadian army soldier was a soiled, red armband decorated with the unmistakable sign of a swastika. …

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