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

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FRIDAY, Dec. 29

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 .

MOVING MONDAY:

U.S. rules to protect orcas effective: study

Killer-Whales-Noise

VANCOUVER -- American regulations that limit vessel noise and traffic around endangered killer whales off the West Coast are working, a new study says. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, said in its review of regulations adopted in 2011 that the changes are benefiting southern resident orcas without having negative effects on the local whale watching and tourism industries.

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Child rep collects documents after sisters' deaths

BC-Oak-Bay-Deaths

VANCOUVER -- British Columbia's child and youth representative says his office has begun to collect information about two young sisters who were found dead in a Victoria-area home on Christmas Day.Bernard Richard says it's too early to tell whether he will launch a formal investigation, but he says his office has contacted the BC Coroners Service and the ministry in charge of child welfare and has begun gathering documents. Will be writethru. By Geordon Omand.

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U.S. Indigenous man has right to hunt in Canada

Aboriginal-Hunting-Lawsuit

NELSON -- An American Indigenous man's right to hunt in Canada has been upheld by a B.C. Supreme Court judge because his ancestors traditionally hunted in this country. Richard Desautel was charged under the Wildlife Act with hunting without a licence and hunting big game while not a resident of B.C. after he shot and killed an elk near Castlegar in 2010. 560 words.

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Deals change consumer behaviour: study

Bargain-Mentality

VANCOUVER -- As shoppers search for the best post-Christmas deals, a study by the University of British Columbia has found bargain hunters tend to dehumanize customer service staff. …

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