Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top B.C. News as of 4:45 P.M

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top B.C. News as of 4:45 P.M

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Top B.C. News

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FRIDAY, Aug. 5

Here are the top B.C. and Yukon news stories from The Canadian Press as of 4:45 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.

MOVING SUNDAY:

Homeless forced out of controversial Victoria camp

Tent-City-Deadline

A court order forcing dozens of homeless to pack up and dismantle Victoria's tent city Monday hasn't diminished the attention the controversial site has drawn to the growing scourge of homelessness in Canada, an anti-poverty advocate says.The hodge-podge of tents, hording and tarps on the lawn just outside Victoria's court house drew national attention to the growing issue of people sleeping on our streets. 600 words.

TOP STORIES:

Major crash closes highway in B.C. Interior

Coquihalla-Crash

KAMLOOPS -- One person has been flown to hospital in serious condition after a transport truck appeared to lose its brakes and crashed into numerous vehicles on the Coquihalla Highway in British Columbia's Interior Friday afternoon.The major artery between B.C.'s Interior and the southern coast was cut off southbound while ambulances and emergency vehicles rushed to the scene. Will be writethru. 275 words.

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U.S. family's experience with B.C.'s new buyer tax

Real-Estate-BC

VANCOUVER -- The Pate family was terrified their offer on the Vancouver condominium would be accepted.Just hours after riding rented bicycles to a bank and transferring enough U.S. dollars for the 50 per cent down payment, the Californians learned the British Columbia government had introduced a new tax aimed at them -- foreign home buyers. PHOTO. Moves national and business. Guard against duplication. By Tamsyn Burgmann.PHOTO. Moves national and business. Guard against duplication. 650 words.

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U.S. actor rescues Canadian goose in Vancouver

Prison-Break-Goose

VANCOUVER -- An American actor who played a psychopathic villain in the television drama Prison Break has a soft spot for Vancouver and a love of Canadians -- especially the geese. …

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