Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

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VANCOUVER - (BC-Remembrance-Day)

Ceremonies were held across the province to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Premier John Horgan released a statement saying British Columbians honour the courage and sacrifice of veterans, Armed Forces members and merchant marines who have served the country.

He says also recognized are the families who lost sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, and cared for those who returned with injuries, both visible and invisible.

Horgan says as people gather to pay their respects they should resolve to stand together against hate and violence, and work to build a more peaceful world. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Indigenous-Finance)

The leader of Canada's first Indigenous group to win title to its territory says a new agreement will be the next step in defining the relationship between Canada and the Tsilhqot'in (sill-KOH'-teen).

Chief Joe Alphonse, tribal council chairman for the Tsilhqot'in National Government, says the agreement is due to be signed by spring, and is part of a new model of relations between Ottawa and the First Nations.

He says it will outline a financial relationship between Canada and the six First Nations his council represents in British Columbia's central Interior.

The Supreme Court of Canada recognized Aboriginal title rights for the first time in Canadian history in the homeland of the Tsilhqot'in people in 2014, for an area of land covering more than 17-hundred square kilometres. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Ride-Sharing)

Premier John Horgan says legislation to introduce ride-hailing to the province is coming in two weeks.

The government has to make sure that the required regulation is in place so British Columbians should not expect Uber or Lyft before September next year.

Allowing services such as Uber and Lyft into the province by the end of 2017 was a promise by the N-D-P government during the last election. …

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