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

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FRIDAY, Dec. 15

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.

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

TOP STORIES THIS HOUR:

WestJet loses bid to scrap discrimination lawsuit

WestJet-Harassment

VANCOUVER -- WestJet has lost a bid to have the Supreme Court of British Columbia throw out a proposed class-action lawsuit that accuses the company of failing to provide a harassment-free workplace for female employees. The airline argued last month that the courts were an inappropriate venue for the complaint, which it said would be better addressed through a workers' compensation board or human rights tribunal. Will be writethru. 400 words. By Geordon Omand. Moves National and Business.

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B.C. shelter plays mother moose to orphaned calves

Moose-Rehab

After months of bottle-feedings and curfews, a pair of moose calves rescued in northern British Columbia are thriving and giving hope for other orphaned wildlife in the region. Roy Rea, an instructor at the University of Northern British Columbia, says the male and female calves were only days old when they were discovered near Prince George in late May. Their mother had been killed by a car, leaving the newborns virtually helpless. By Gemma Karstens-Smith. 500 words. PHOTO, AUDIO.

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Woman injured as baby gets almost $1.2 million

Baby-Injury-Lawsuit

VANCOUVER -- A woman has been awarded almost $1.2 million by the B.C. Supreme Court after her skull was fractured 17 years ago in a pedestrian crash when she was a baby. A trial heard the unnamed woman was 16 months old and being carried by her mother across a street when they were both hit. …

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