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Mines minister Bill Bennett. (FILE PHOTO)

Time extended for Polley investigation

If Bill Bennett gets his way, Crown counsel will have three years — up from one — to investigate possible charges against Imperial Metals over the Mount Polley tailings breach.

Home of Vancouver art therapy program. (SUBMITTED)

Vancouver art used as therapy

A Vancouver art therapy program that’s helped hundreds recover from addiction and mental illness will open its doors to showcase their work next month.

Carrie Serwetnyk is the first woman inductee into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame. SUBMITTED

Soccer star wants equal fields for women

The first woman inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame is weighing in on the controversial decision to use artificial turf in Vancouver during the 2015 Women’s World Cup.

Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts. (FILE PHOTO)

Surrey mayor tops approval poll

A civic politician who’s not even running again for municipal office this year has the highest approval rating of them all — Dianne Watts, mayor of Surrey who wants to run for the federal Conservatives, holds a 74% approval rating, according to an Insights West poll.

B.C.'s first seniors advocate is studying how to help seniors with housing issues. (FOTOLIA)

Seniors advocate highlights housing

Issues surrounding housing are the biggest concerns for B.C. seniors. That’s according to Isobel Mackenzie, Canada’s first seniors advocate, who has finished six months of touring the province.

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How much booze in your beer? (FOTOLIA)

Fix booze content labels: researcher

If your prized bottle of Bordeaux is 750 ml, with an alcohol content of 14%, and a standard drink is 142 ml at 12% - how many standard drinks have you enjoyed by the time you’re halfway done the bottle?

The B.C. legislature buildings in Victoria. (FILE PHOTO)

B.C. notified about ISIS threat

Justice Minister Suzanne Anton said the provincial government was notified by RCMP of a potential threat by ISIS about a week before the shooting in Ottawa.

Transit Police say they have increased their presence in the wake of the Ottawa shootings. (FILE PHOTO)

Shootings have transit cops on edge

Shootings in Ottawa on Wednesday that left a soldier dead and at least one gunman shot and killed by authorities have Transit Police in the Lower Mainland stepping up presence on the system — just in case.

Protesters shout slogans Tuesday in Vancouver. (QUINN BENDER, 24 HOURS)

Groups wage Dalai duel

Members of the Lower Mainland’s Tibetan Buddhist community squared off against one another in protests outside the Vancouver Convention Centre Tuesday, as the Dalai Lama himself delivered a lecture inside.

B.C. hoping to lure a major player in the LNG market. (REUTERS)

BC Liberals cut LNG tax

B.C. government has cut the proposed liquefied natural gas tax to 3.5% for the next several decades following rumblings from the industry that high taxes could drive resource extractors from the province.

Vancouver Coun. Kerry Jang says the city spends a lot of money on policing, which is why the city has "lower crime rates than Surrey." 24 HOURS FILE PHOTO

Vancouver spends far more than Surrey: report

In the run up to municipal elections next month, the Fraser Institute released a report today outlining a decade of what it considers high spending habits among 17 of the Lower Mainland’s 21 municipalities.

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