British Columbia

Vancouver renters' union forms to fight soaring costs in city's housing market

By Canadian Press
January 30, 2018 - 1:00am Updated: January 30, 2018 - 9:22am

VANCOUVER — Rising rental costs, evictions and a scarcity of units in Vancouver's densely populated West End were among the reasons for Gail Harmer's decision to join a group that is taking a new approach to advocating for the rights and protection of tenants.

B.C. health officials issue overdose alert following seven deaths

By Canadian Press
January 27, 2018 - 4:40pm Updated: January 28, 2018 - 2:07am

KELOWNA, B.C. — Health officials are urging B.C. residents to take extra caution when using drugs, following a string of suspected overdose deaths.

Interior Health says the BC Coroners Service has reported seven suspected fatal overdoses in the region between Jan. 23 and 26.