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VICTORIA -- How and where recreational pot users can buy marijuana will vary by municipality in British Columbia when it becomes legal. Solicitor General Mike Farnworth shed more light on the shifting retail landscape in a trio of bills he introduced today that will determine the legal framework for the ...
VICTORIA — The B.C. government has unveiled its plan for regulating the sale of recreational marijuana, in a move that municipalities say gives them welcome breathing room. Solicitor General Mike Farnworth shed more light on the shifting retail landscape in a trio of bills he introduced Thursday that will, if passed, ...

Local governments will determine whether cannabis sales are permitted in their municipalities and whether that happens through private and/or government-run stores. — Government-run pot shops will operate under the B.C. Cannabis Store banner and the first is expected to open at the end of the ...
Bollards erected on sidewalks and plazas protect pedestrians in Times Square, New York City. (Mike Segar/Reuters). "We have product in front of the Federal Reserve, Apple headquarters, Cirque du Soleil, major hotel chains, major restaurants, just about everything." His company alone is now selling ...
Delta is ranked as the 12th “rattiest” city in British Columbia, according to pest control company Orkin Canada. The ranking is based on the number of rodent (rat and mice) treatments the company performed from Jan. 1, 2017 to Dec. 31, 2017. article continues below ...
Local governments in B.C. could soon have the power to zone areas for rental housing. Municipal Affairs Minister Selina Robinson introduced the Local Government Statutes (Residential Rental Tenure Zoning) Amendment Act in the legislature Tuesday, which would give municipalities the following powers ...

LAUTENS: A tale of one city and two interesting mayors ... There seems no evidence that WV citizens have itched to storm town hall in support of this development that has gestated for nearly six years. And perhaps for overwhelmingly ... not to split hairs. “British Columbia will buy Kinder Morgan's interests .
British Columbia, as a whole, garnered five of the top 18 spots with the Sunshine Coast, Kaslo and Vancouver Island, alongside fellow Canadian cities such as Magog in Quebec, Quebec City, Caledon in Ontario, Yarmouth in Nova Scotia, Muskoka in Ontario, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Regina in Saskatchewan ...
The City of Vancouver has approved the sale of liquor in grocery stores after a public hearing Tuesday night. A new retail category of "grocery store with liquor store" was approved by city council, making it possible for grocery stores that meet provincial liquor standards to set up a separate liquor sales area ...
Hagen Kruger and Wild Goose Vineyards in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley are doing their best to make sure Pinot Gris does not get overlooked in the Pacific Northwest or at the Cascadia Wine Competition. Last week, the Wild Goose Vineyards 2017 Pinot Gris took top honors at the sixth annual ...
The Crime Severity Index is a system Statistics Canada uses to measure all police-reported crime. It measures both the seriousness and volume of each offence. Here are the top ten in all of British Columbia, how does your city rank? RELATED: Langley Woman Sexually Assaulted While Taking Out The ...
Fire chiefs and municipalities around the province say a lack of regulation and oversight of residential cannabis grow operations is putting people at risk, as evidenced by a fatal fire at a licensed medical grow op in Surrey this week. Regulations and compliance are top priorities for cities as the legalization of recreational ...
This compact, eminently walkable city, set amid the breathtaking beauty and bounty of Vancouver Island, is lauded as one of the world's top small urban destinations. Beyond the picture-perfect downtown waterfront, British Columbia's capital is an exhilarating blend of cultures, from Canadian and First ...
The City of Vancouver is preparing for ice, snow and cold temperatures after Environment Canada issued a weather warning for the city. Special weather statements were in effect for B.C.'s South Coast Thursday as the sun moved out with more snow set to move in. Flurries are expected to start in Metro ...
Four months after a fire broke out at a Tudor style mansion on Angus Drive in Shaugnessy, its roof is a charred, gaping hole, covered only by a light dusting of snow, even though the owner has been ordered by the City of Vancouver to cover it to prevent further weather damage. The order comes after a ...
Jassicka Bhullar stood beside her husband and sister inside council chambers at Vancouver City Hall Wednesday and delivered a powerful speech about the need to improve safety in the Granville Entertainment District. Bhullar's brother, Kalwinder Thind, 23, was stabbed to death last month as he was ...
The organization is hosting a series of town halls across the country including one that was held in Surrey earlier this week and another in Vancouver on Wednesday. ... In British Columbia, PharmaCare covers eligible prescription drugs and medical supplies through a number of different drug plans.

On Monday, the B.C. Rural Centre launched a contest to lure city folk — like McKenzie once was — to move to Kaslo for the small-town life. Anyone from a big city can enter to win a free, three-day trip to the village over Canada Day long weekend. They just have to submit a short video explaining why ...
It's an independent tribunal consisting of five part-time members appointed by provincial cabinet. Formed in 2004 as part of the province's Passenger Transportation Act, they are responsible for decisions surrounding taxi, limousine, shuttle van and inter-city bus services in British Columbia. For example, if a ...
Vancouver is Canada's third-largest urban center, with 2.3 million people, and accounts for half of British Columbia's population. Last year, investment bank UBS said the city was near the top of a list of global cities that are bubble-risk real-estate markets. The role of foreign money, especially from China, ...
Sandhu, who immigrated from India with his family in 2010, was surprised to learn a city the size of Weyburn, with a population of around 10,000, didn't have maternity care. Kornelsen says it would be unrealistic to expect every small community to have a maternity ward, but she says in areas where the ...
(CNN) — A trip to eat the world's best dumplings might be shorter than expected for those in North America: Forget Shanghai and head to Richmond, British Columbia, a bustling suburb of Vancouver and the most Chinese city in on the continent. Home to Vancouver International Airport and a short Sky ...
Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson announced that the city's modular housing project in the Marpole neighbourhood will soon be open for occupancy. Robertson made the announcement Saturday morning, three days after residents staged the latest in a series of protests against the project. "We needed ...
He singled out the cities of Kelowna, Terrace and Richmond, which all have surveillance plans or proposals in place. "Whether any of these proposals are lawful ... remains to be seen," writes McArthur. In the case of Kelowna, the city implemented a two-month trial monitoring dozens of surveillance cameras ...
And he said the province needs to step in to to provide enforcement leadership. Siebring drew from a number of recommendations listed in the Union of B.C.Municipalities' 2017 report on the issue. He has included them in his own four-page code of conduct he's suggesting for the North Cowichan council.
An unconventional and maybe even unnerving rendition of Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky has come to town. The show is put on by Calgary-based Old Trout Puppet Workshop in partnership with The Cultch. Co-artistic director of the show, Pete Balkwill, says Old Trout is known for eccentric theatre.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought to bridge the divide between Alberta and British Columbia on Friday with a vow that climate change and spill protection ... Trudeau, speaking with On the Island host Gregor Craigie ahead of the last stop on his cross-country town hall tour in Nanaimo, reiterated the ...
None of the three Port Alberni online platforms — Facebook, Twitter, or the city's website — made mention of the tsunami warning or evacuation order as the situation was ... The waves generated 54 years ago funnelled through the narrow Alberni Inlet, growing ever larger as they moved toward town. By the ...
The City of Saskatoon's efforts to protect the city's urban forest should include large private trees on private property, a city council committee heard. ... Wood said the cities of Victoria and Surrey in British Columbia have restricted the removal of large privately owned trees from private properties based on ...
On Monday, hours before his death, Vancouver Police Chief Adam Palmer said the boy remained on life support but was "not expected to live." "What a tragic, terrible event this is. We can't recall something like this happening in our city in a very long time," Palmer said at the time. "It's heartbreaking.
While there are a number of magical hippie towns throughout British Columbia, few can deny Nelson's unique charm. Nestled in the Southern Interior, this kootenay gem is a town of approximately 10,000 people. Although it doesn't boast an enormous population, it has a diverse and fascinating history.
Moving forward, designated nuisance properties would be charged hourly rates for police and fire calls as well as visits from city bylaw services. Mayor Lyn Hall said he was "comfortable" with the bylaw as written and didn't believe the fines would discourage anyone from calling for help in an emergency.
A "pulse" of warm air from near Hawaii hit Canada's Arctic Sunday, moving across coastal British Columbia and driving temperatures to unseasonable highs. Environment Canada meteorologist Armel Castellan said storms would likely follow as the warmth moved inland toward the Prairie provinces.
Kelowna should pressure the provincial government to deal with urban deer munching their way through local yards, city councillors heard Monday in a report from city staff. Staff noted an ... "A lot of areas around our town have not been treated and it's not the responsibility of the city to look at that," he said.
Much of the ride-hailing discussion in B.C. has been focused in big cities like Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna — where Uber plans to focus its activity. But this week, a councillor for ... Schreiner argued that most small towns like Enderby don't have widespread public transit, let alone a taxi service. He says ...
The 18th edition of the book, The Drums of Hope: Knowledge Keepers' Words, was released earlier this week in the southern Interior city of Salmon Arm as part of a collaboration with students at Storefront School and The House, alternate school programs. Morton has received the Order of British Columbia ...
While the province considers permitting companies such as Uber and Lyft in B.C., a number of ride-hailing services are already operating illegally in the Lower Mainland and municipalities are struggling to stop them. Earlier this week, the B.C. Taxi Association told a committee of MLAs that several of those ...
A bylaw banning plastic bags has been adopted in Victoria, the first local government to do so in British Columbia. The regulations were finalized Thursday following a 7-1 vote in favour of the bylaw, with Coun. Geoff Young opposed, following initial approval in December. The City will begin enforcing the ...
The University of British Columbia has acquired the city's first printed newspaper, titled The Weekly Herald and North Pacific News, which, at 132 years old, predates ... An edition of the paper printed shortly after described town meetings where people demanded that land not be sold to Chinese people.
The provincial government announced Thursday that it purchased a parcel of land in Maple Ridge for $3.6 million to be used for approximately 40 new supportive housing units and relocation of up to 40 shelter beds from a Salvation Army shelter in the city.
After a months-long social media drubbing, the city of Vancouver is keeping its current logo. The proposed logo, which came with a $8,000 price tag, dropped the flower design and instead used a bold Gotham typeface — a font widely mocked by designers for its ubiquity. The city said the proposed logo ...
The B.C. Civil Liberties Association is warning against the use of surveillance cameras in public spaces as the City of Terrace considers video ... The city also needs permission from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia, which oversees privacy concerns in the province ...
In 1980, Coquitlam city council made the decision to keep self-service stations out of the municipality to encourage job creation for youth, according to the city's mayor. ... According to the town's mayor, Malcolm Brodie, full service pumps are a benefit to residents with mobility issues — at no extra cost.
City opens warming shelters as temperatures dip below freezing ... Freezing temperatures have prompted the City of Vancouver to open temporary warming shelters as refuge for people living on the streets. ... The city also opened 300 temporary shelter beds in Vancouver this year due to winter weather.
Delta — a seaside city that's usually graced with a gentle ocean breeze — is the latest municipality in Metro Vancouver to complain about the ongoing fetid smell emitted by a composting facility. White Rock residents have also complained about a mystery odour radiating from a composter. And Richmond ...
The city's statement said it has also launched an independent investigation following the incident. Mayor Bill McKay said he was interviewed by police officers who told him the incident involved uttering threats against several people who work at city hall including himself. "There was a threat made against ...
If it's your first time visiting—or you just want to stay where the action is—go for Whistler Village. There, you'll have easy access to all the restaurants, shops, bars, and clubs, and you won't have to even have to think about dealing with your car until you're leaving town. The Sundial, a beautiful boutique ...
As Uber pleads for permission to operate in British Columbia, an application by a Burnaby taxi company for a 15 per cent boost in its fleet seems to confirm the need for ... The City of Burnaby wrote in support of the application, which was granted — adding 22 vehicles to increase the fleet size to 163 taxis.
Mirau was 11 years old when the Skeena Cellulose pulp mill, which operated on the island, filed for bankruptcy in 2001. Opened in 1955, the mill spent years as both the North Coast city's main employer and the source of roughly 1/3 of tax revenues, according to an analysis from city manager Robert Long.
For over a decade, pregnant women in Fort Nelson, B.C. have been advised by Northern Health and the local medical clinic to leave town at least a ... City Coun. Todd Osbourne said the slow pace of movement on the file has been frustrating him, as well. "My daughter, last December, had to move out of ...


 

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