Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B-C Update

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B-C Update

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(BC-Overdose-Investigation)

A report into the death of a young man at a substance-abuse treatment centre in Powell River says a family member or another client brought in the drug that caused his overdose.

The report by the Sunshine Coast Health Centre into the death of 20-year-old Brandon Jansen of Coquitlam last March does not identify the family member, but his mother says she was the only one to visit him and is upset at the implication that she brought him drugs.

Michelle Jansen also calls the centre's handling of her son's death while he was being treated for a fentanyl addiction "deplorable" and disgusting."

The centre's C-E-O says Jansen could have been saved if the facility had the overdose-reversing drug naloxone, but it was not available due to red tape. (The Canadian Press)

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(Terror-Charges)

A B-C man has pleaded not guilty to four terrorism-related charges including counselling the commission of murder, assault and mischief, all for terrorist purposes.

Othman Hamdan is also charged with instructing someone to carry out a terrorist act after he was accused of posting Islamic State propaganda online.

Hamdan was arrested in Fort St. John in July of last year.

An R-C-M-P statement at the time says the propaganda included instructions to commit murder in the name of jihad. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Tug-Aground)

A submerged tug remains on the bottom of Seaforth Channel west of Bella Bella, but salvage experts hope work can begin today to lift it from waters off the Great Bear Rainforest.

The delicate operation, which depends on winds, tides and sea conditions, was originally slated to begin overnight.

The start time was postponed to this morning and then delayed until 11 a.m., but once work gets underway, it's expected to take about six hours.

A crane will be used to lift the Nathan E. Stewart onto a transport barge for removal from the area, 32 days after it ran aground, spilling more than 100-thousand litres of diesel and other contaminants. (The Canadian Press)

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(Hybrid-OR)

A third British Columbia hospital is about to get a state-of-the-art operating room, allowing doctors to treat a patient with multiple complex conditions from a single location. …

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