British Columbia

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Pain drove B.C. woman and ‘thousands’ to street drugs after medication cut off

By The Canadian Press
June 25, 2017 - 8:29am

VANCOUVER — Desperate for relief from unbearable pain following knee surgery, Lorna Bird says she was forced to buy drugs from the Downtown Eastside streets of Vancouver when her doctor stopped prescribing an opioid in response to new standards aimed at preventing fatal overdoses.

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Wildfire Service issues warning

By Tom Mark
June 23, 2017 - 2:19pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 3:30pm

VERNON, B.C. — Hot and dry weather is in the forecast for the Kamloops Fire Centre over the next few days, so the BC Wildfire Service is preparing for increased wildfire activity and asking members of the public to report any smoke or fires that they see.