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public health

Avian flu response gets $300,000 funding boost from Canada and B.C. governments

B.C. Agriculture Ministry says the funding will pay for specialized equipment to test sediment samples from ponds and wetlands

Mosquito species capable of transmitting dangerous viruses found in B.C.

Discovery of Aedes japonicus mosquito in Maple Ridge is first of its kind in Western Canada.

Merritt, B.C., demonstrators fight biosolids, arguing sewage sludge unsafe

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Groups against the dumping of treated human waste near Merritt, B.C., are taking their case to the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention, underway in Vancouver. First Nations and...

Canada needs a realistic approach to cannabis, study finds

Present approach out of step with social values, treats marijuana more rigidly than tobacco, alcohol or even injection drugs, authors argue.

Arrest Outside North Van Chlorine Facility Highlights Concerns About Dangerous Transports Through Greater Vancouver

Kent Lins took his camera and got into into his car.   Lins's goal was to find out if Canexus Chemical Plant had halted the transport of chlorine, a deadly chemical, during the Vancouver...