Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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(BC-NDP-Appointments)

A Vancouver city councillor and a former Liberal deputy minister are among a trio of people appointed to top roles by B-C's soon-to-be N-D-P premier John Horgan.

Geoff Meggs will resign his seat on Vancouver council in order to serve as Horgan's chief of staff.

Don Wright, who served as a deputy minister in previous Liberal governments, will be the head of the public service and the premier's deputy minister.

Bob Dewar, who was recruited from Manitoba to help run the B-C N-D-P's election campaign, will be special adviser to Horgan. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Banana-Boat-Burns)

A B-C woman says she's made a report to Health Canada after her 12-year-old son suffered burns following use of a Banana Boat sunscreen product.

Patrizia Fitch of Victoria says her son Daniel applied the sunscreen four times on a school trip to the beach and was left with severe blisters.

A Health Canada spokeswoman says the government is conducting its own tests on the sunscreens after getting almost 140 complaints about Banana Boat products in the past two months.

The issue has been receiving attention since May, when three mothers said their babies suffered burns after the sunscreen was used. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Nailed-Dog)

A Prince George woman says her dog Kuma seems to be recovering after someone shot three construction nails into the friendly pooch's head.

Maureen Yeo says she reported that two-year-old male German shepherd missing after he disappeared from the family business on June 24th.

The local S-P-C-A later reported the dog had been found in Hixon, a 30-minute drive away, but Yeo says she didn't realize how serious his injuries were until an X-ray showed the nails.

Kuma had surgery to remove the nails and the S-P-C-A says it's investigating. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Ultra-Light-Crash)

The Transportation Safety Board says the crash of an ultra-light aircraft near Enderby appears to have been caused by a control loss. …

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