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Overdose deaths in B.C. are dropping, coroner says

Overdose deaths in B.C. are dropping, coroner says

Monthly deaths from illicit-drug use in the first quarter of the year are down 32 per cent from the same period last year, the B.C. Coroners Service says in the latest update on the overdose crisis in B.C., the hardest-hit province.
Tim Hortons adding three Beyond Meat breakfast sandwiches to all-day menu

Tim Hortons adding three Beyond Meat breakfast sandwiches to all-day menu

Another major Canadian food chain is going beyond…Beyond Meat that is.
Liberal Party acclaims candidate for North Island-Powell River

Liberal Party acclaims candidate for North Island-Powell River

Peter Schwarzhoff to run in riding for a second time
City of Powell River sets budget for 2019

City of Powell River sets budget for 2019

This year’s financial plan exceeds cost of living increase
New seating on Queen of Surrey causes double takes

New seating on Queen of Surrey causes double takes

BC Ferries has been rearranging the deck chairs on the Queen of Surrey, or at least adding deck chairs.
More people eyeing staycations due to high pump prices

More people eyeing staycations due to high pump prices

The high prices at the pump have some people looking at taking a staycation.
B.C. Greens call for halt on logging Island old-growth

B.C. Greens call for halt on logging Island old-growth

The provincial government should immediately halt the logging of old-growth forests on Vancouver Island, the B.C. Green Party said Monday. However, B.C.
Dodd and Nanton Lake campers will have to pay for camping

Dodd and Nanton Lake campers will have to pay for camping

Fee of $15 will be charged on a daily basis
Second weekly Lotto Max draw added with up to $70-million jackpots

Second weekly Lotto Max draw added with up to $70-million jackpots

Players of the lottery now have more chances to lose in a week. Or, yes, more chances to win. A “new chapter in Canadian lottery history” is being touted, as Lotto Max players can play the nation’s biggest lottery game twice each week.
BC SPCA honours 'heroic' mom Sydney for Mother's Day

BC SPCA honours 'heroic' mom Sydney for Mother's Day

Sydney was found by a Good Samaritan and arrived at the BC SPCA heavily pregnant with an abscess on her paw. She gave birth to two stillborn kittens. Labour wasn’t progressing and Sydney’s three unborn kittens were in danger of being lost.