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Contaminants in generic drugs may cause long-term harm to DNA: B.C. researcher

VANCOUVER — Contaminants in some generic medications used to treat heart disease, diabetes and other common conditions could damage DNA, affect basic cell functions and increase the risk of cancer, suggests a study from the University of British Colu
B.C. reports no new COVID-19 deaths as it begins second step of reopening plan

B.C. reports no new COVID-19 deaths as it begins second step of reopening plan

VICTORIA — British Columbia health officials are reporting 108 new cases of COVID-19 as the province begins step two of its reopening plan. They say in a statement B.C. has 1,496 active cases and 143,299 people have recovered from the infection.
Musician remembers 2011 Vancouver Canucks riots though new song

Musician remembers 2011 Vancouver Canucks riots though new song

“I still remember so vividly, jumping off the 99 B-line at Cambie street and looking down the corridor to see smoke billowing from the streets.”
Generic drug contaminants may lead to cancer, other long-term effects: UBC study

Generic drug contaminants may lead to cancer, other long-term effects: UBC study

Drug contaminants used to treat everything from diabetes, heart disease and heartburn may wreak havoc on person's DNA, up the chance they develop cancer, and lead to several other long-term health outcomes, according to a new UBC study.
B.C. government says restaurants can apply to make temporary patios permanent

B.C. government says restaurants can apply to make temporary patios permanent

VICTORIA — Patio season in British Columbia may become permanent as the government says more than 2,000 restaurants with temporary outdoor seating areas that popped up COVID-19 can now apply to keep them.
Day-use passes needed for five busy B.C. parks to ensure safety, protect environment

Day-use passes needed for five busy B.C. parks to ensure safety, protect environment

VICTORIA — Expanded measures are about to take effect to protect the environment while helping people enjoy some of British Columbia's most popular and crowded parks this summer.
Two B.C. pooches win at prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Two B.C. pooches win at prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

One of them was awarded "Best in Breed."
BC Lions hoping for more fans in stands by scheduling home dates late

BC Lions hoping for more fans in stands by scheduling home dates late

The Lions will begin the season with three road games out of four.
Feds eyeing 'phased approach' to vaccine passports, loosened border restrictions

Feds eyeing 'phased approach' to vaccine passports, loosened border restrictions

Border re-entry may undergo further changes this summer, says minister
Reward offered for return of dog who fled violent attack in downtown Victoria

Reward offered for return of dog who fled violent attack in downtown Victoria

Police have not received any reports of sightings.