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Ambulances are taking longer to get to low-priority calls but officials say it's allowed faster response to critically urgent calls.

Long ambulance waits for low-priority calls under fire

'Safer' service shift defended as equivalent of triage of hospital ER resources

Ambulances are taking longer to get to low-priority calls but officials say it's allowed faster response to critically urgent calls.
Health Canada repeated past warnings today that marijuana use is risky

Feds appeal medical marijuana injunction

Doctors to get guidance, oversight on pot prescriptions, Health Minister Rona Ambrose says

Health Canada repeated past warnings today that marijuana use is risky
Lana Popham is the NDP's small business critic.

Liberals, NDP spar over MMBC recycling rollout

Minister challenges New Democrats to take position, says program shifts costs to packaging, paper generators

Lana Popham is the NDP's small business critic.
Lana Popham is the NDP's small business critic.

NDP takes aim at Multi Material BC recycling ‘failure’ (with VIDEO)

Opposition critic calls province's new recycling agency a 'Godzilla-sized red tape monster'

Lana Popham is the NDP's small business critic.
Authorized home growing by medical marijuana users can continue past April 1 after an injunction was granted Friday by a Federal Court judge.

Medical marijuana users win court-ordered reprieve

Injunction allows authorized home pot growing to continue past April 1, until trial

Authorized home growing by medical marijuana users can continue past April 1 after an injunction was granted Friday by a Federal Court judge.
SFU archaeologist Dana Lepofsky examines clams on a part of Quadra Island riddled with ancient clam gardens.

Ancient clam gardens highly productive, SFU study finds (with video)

Researchers tested prehistoric rock terraces built by First Nations to grow shellfish

SFU archaeologist Dana Lepofsky examines clams on a part of Quadra Island riddled with ancient clam gardens.
Licences allowing medical marijuana users to grow their own at home expire April 1 and operators have until April 30 to provide notification they've halted production and destroyed leftover pot.

Medical marijuana users ordered to stop growing

But pot growers may not comply and cities may not enforce, despite federal threat to notify law enforcement

Licences allowing medical marijuana users to grow their own at home expire April 1 and operators have until April 30 to provide notification they've halted production and destroyed leftover pot.
Sentiment in B.C. is more strongly against genetically modified foods than in Alberta

Poll finds little B.C. appetite for GM foods

Most surveyed would ban food from genetically modified crops

Sentiment in B.C. is more strongly against genetically modified foods than in Alberta
Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay says it's not an option to leave adult prostitution unregulated after a Supreme Court ruling struck key laws down.

B.C. still prosecuting some sex trade cases: Crown

Ottawa seeks input on new law to control prostitution

Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay says it's not an option to leave adult prostitution unregulated after a Supreme Court ruling struck key laws down.
A ban on getting loyalty reward points on prescription drug purchases remains in effect – so far – after a failed attempt by Canada Safeway and Thrifty Foods to secure a court injunction.

Pharmacy points ban survives first court challenge

Full hearing scheduled to decide if drug loyalty rewards prohibition will continue

A ban on getting loyalty reward points on prescription drug purchases remains in effect – so far – after a failed attempt by Canada Safeway and Thrifty Foods to secure a court injunction.
Adult passengers on major routes to Vancouver Island will pay 50 cents more and bringing a vehicle will cost an extra $1.75 as a result of a new 3.5 per cent fuel surcharge.

BC Ferries to impose 3.5 per cent fuel surcharge

CEO blames high diesel prices for extra 50 cents fee on major route passengers, $1.75 for vehicles

Adult passengers on major routes to Vancouver Island will pay 50 cents more and bringing a vehicle will cost an extra $1.75 as a result of a new 3.5 per cent fuel surcharge.
Jail cell surveillance video image of serial killer Robert Pickton

Supreme Court’s prostitution ruling puts sex worker safety first

Advocates say Ottawa will be forced to enact reforms to guard against violent predators

Jail cell surveillance video image of serial killer Robert Pickton
Northern Gateway pipeline has been the focus of many protests

Enbridge pipeline will hit wall in B.C., critics say

Environmental and aboriginal opponents say Northern Gateway will be tied up in court and will never be built

Northern Gateway pipeline has been the focus of many protests
Image from video message for gangsters and their families from B.C.'s anti-gang task force.

Police campaign plays guilt card on gangsters

Posters, videos of grieving kids rolled out by B.C.'s anti-gang task force

Image from video message for gangsters and their families from B.C.'s anti-gang task force.
Sensible BC's Dana Larsen says the group's marijuana reform petition has failed to force a referendum

Marijuana referendum petition fizzles but campaigners vow to fight on

Sensible BC gets 210,000 signatures, reaches threshold in 19 of 85 ridings

Sensible BC's Dana Larsen says the group's marijuana reform petition has failed to force a referendum
A stretch of Highway 1 in the Lower Mainland. The provincial government is considering speed limit changes on some highways.

More B.C. drivers want return of photo radar than higher speed limits: Poll

Push by drivers who want faster B.C. highways is up against gender, age divide: Insights West/Black Press poll

A stretch of Highway 1 in the Lower Mainland. The provincial government is considering speed limit changes on some highways.
Newsprint will still be collected in blue boxes even though there's no deal between the newspaper industry in B.C. and Multi-Material BC on how a new recycling system coming next year will be funded.

Newspaper industry, MMBC fall out over recycling fees

Newsprint will continue to be collected through blue boxes

Newsprint will still be collected in blue boxes even though there's no deal between the newspaper industry in B.C. and Multi-Material BC on how a new recycling system coming next year will be funded.
Sensible BC marijuana reform campaigner Dana Larsen.

Marijuana petitioners face possible defeat, eye relaunch

Sensible BC far short of target with less than three weeks left in campaign

Sensible BC marijuana reform campaigner Dana Larsen.
BC Ferries unveiled long-awaited reforms to its executive bonus system Wednesday

BC Ferries bosses swap bonuses for higher pay

New system of salary holdbacks for executives called 'bait and switch'

BC Ferries unveiled long-awaited reforms to its executive bonus system Wednesday
B.C. Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm has asked B.C.'s Conflict of Interest Commissioner for an opinion on his controversial approaches to the Agricultural Land Commission.

Pimm’s conduct with ALC referred to conflict commissioner

Premier Clark won't fire agriculture minister, awaits guidance

B.C. Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm has asked B.C.'s Conflict of Interest Commissioner for an opinion on his controversial approaches to the Agricultural Land Commission.