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Lawyer Wesley Mussio. (SUBMITTED)

Judge rejects ICBC's domain claim

The provincial vehicle insurer has lost for the second time in court trying to prove the website belonging to a lawyer’s wife — icbcadvice.com — was infringing on the Insurance Corporation of B.C.’s trademark.

Many people are split about the effects from smart meters. (FILE PHOTO/QMI AGENCY)

More Vancouver renters dinged by Hydro

Renters in another Vancouver building say they too are being charged opt-out fees by BC Hydro because their building manager won’t allow the power authority to install smart meters.

Coquitlam RCMP are having trouble matching a name with a human skull. (SUBMITTED)

RCMP need help identifying skull

The British Columbia Coroners Service and RCMP say they’re stumped about the identity of a skeleton found in Anmore on the northern outskirts of Metro Vancouver.

Vancouver's Douglas Coupland. (FILE PHOTO)

Author named to Order of B.C.

Author and artist Douglas Coupland and developer Bob Rennie were among those presented the Order of British Columbia Tuesday in Victoria.

Several groups are worried a fragile area of Vancouver Island is being logged. (REUTERS)

Groups fear fragile B.C. area logged

Environmental groups and labour organizations on Vancouver Island are demanding the province lend protection to a section of forest being logged near Port Alberni — except the company in question denies it’s logging fragile areas.

A tobacco giant supplied funding for cigarette receptacles in Vancouver. (MICHAEL MUI/24 HOURS)

Vancouver butts out of big tobacco's bins

The City of Vancouver is distancing itself from the industry funding behind its 110 downtown cigarette bins, as a local health authority warns the much- touted project was funded by Canada’s largest tobacco company.

B.C. fire services are being strained by multiple wildfires. (FILE PHOTO)

Lytton wildfire growing

A raging wildfire near Lytton in central British Columbia grew to 1,500 hectares Monday as more than 120 firefighters tried to contain the blaze.

A tent city has been set up in Vancouver's Oppenheimer Park. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Vancouver homeless threaten roadblock

Oppenheimer Homeless campers at a Vancouver park say they’re planning a roadblock next Tuesday as the city appears no closer to evicting the 30 people who’ve set up a “tent city” on the site.

Narinder Kaur Kalsi was taken off life support on Saturday. (FACEBOOK)

Surrey man charged in wife's murder

What was initially a serious assault on the wife of a former Sikh temple president in Surrey has turned into a second-degree murder charge against her husband, police said on Monday.

West End residents were billed an opt-out fee even though they approved smart meter. (FILE PHOTO/24 HOURS)

Hydro chases Vancouver renters over bill

Residents of an apartment building in the West End say they’re being harassed after being billed by BC Hydro because their building manager refuses to allow smart meters to be installed.

Harbour Air planes. (REUTERS)

B.C. government airfare soars

The provincial government spent $2.7 million on airfare between Helijet Airways and Harbour Air, according to figures released through public accounts earlier this week and crunched by a government watchdog.

Kinder Morgan's planned upgrades to the 1,150-kilometre Trans Mountain pipeline include the reactivation of another pipe under Hinton and adding a new pumping station to the existing one west of town.

Burnaby indifferent to Kinder Morgan NEB threat

The company behind the proposed twinning of the Kinder Morgan pipeline says because its relationship with the City of Burnaby is “non-existent” it will likely ask the National Energy Board for help gaining access to city property to study a new pipeline route.

Wildfires are tearing through the Red Deer Creek areas of northeastern B.C. (HANDOUT)

B.C. asks for wildfire help

British Columbia has been lit up by fires this week with about 15 “fires of note” burning throughout the province as of Thursday afternoon.

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