Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top B.C. News as of 3:30 P.M

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top B.C. News as of 3:30 P.M

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Top B.C. News


FRIDAY, Nov. 17

Here are the top B.C. and Yukon news stories from The Canadian Press as of 3:30 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.

Contact the B.C. bureau in Vancouver at 604-687-1662 or .


Site C project continues to face questions


VICTORIA -- The controversial Site C hydroelectric dam continues to face pointed questions about its future from politicians, labour unions, environmental groups, Indigenous peoples and high-ranking British Columbia government bureaucrats demanding answers from the province's independent energy regulator about projected costs associated with scrapping the $8.3 billion project. 600. Dirk Meissner. Site-C-Review.


Walkers face limits on dog numbers in parks


VICTORIA -- Regional politicians in Victoria are putting a leash on the number of dogs pet owners and professional walkers can take for strolls in area parks. The Capital Regional District is set to vote next month on bylaw changes to limit individual pet owners to walking three dogs, while professionals are allowed eight dogs under their control. 500 words. By Dirk Meissner. Moved National. PHOTOS, AUDIO.


Hammy, the festooned B.C. deer, to be cut free


PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. -- Help is on the way for Hammy, the northwestern British Columbia buck whose unusual antler adornment has endeared him to area residents and turned him into an internet sensation. The Conservation Officer Service says part of a purple hammock entangled in the deer's antlers could endanger him, or another deer, as mating season gets underway and male deer butt heads to establish mating rights. 300 words. Moved National. PHOTO.


Mental health and addictions site to open in 2019


COQUITLAM, B.C. -- The grounds of a hospital that once housed thousands of mentally ill patients in Coquitlam, B.C., will be the site of a new facility to treat people suffering from mental health and addiction.Premier John Horgan says in a release that the 105-bed centre on the lands of the former Riverview psychiatric hospital is a step toward improving treatment for those with both mental health and substance use disorders. …

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