--B-C Update--



B-C's First Nations Health Authority says it's investigating after recently becoming aware of a cybersecurity breach.

Officials say they intercepted an "unauthorized entity" that had gained access to its corporate network.

They add that some employee and personal information may have been affected.

The health authority says there's no indication of any connection between this cybersecurity breach and recent incidents in the province, including one that involved government networks. (The Canadian Press)



A former correctional investigator of Canada says there are many unanswered questions about the attack on serial killer Robert Pickton and the conditions of the prison where he was being held at the time.

Howard Sapers says it is disturbing to hear about such a significant act of violence inside a federal penitentiary, and now he wants to know why and how it happened.

As correctional investigator of Canada from 2004 to 2016, Sapers said the ombudsperson-like office had wide discretion to investigate use-of-force issues and incidents resulting in injuries or death inside federal institutions.

He says it's difficult to know if the Pickton assault was spontaneous, random or targeted. (The Canadian Press)



The B-C Wildfire Service says cooler and wetter weather has helped to take the edge off much of the province's still raging fire activity.

However, it also notes that drought-like conditions remain and the threat of new ignitions has not diminished significantly.

As of this morning, there were still 111 active wildfires, with two fires of note near Fort Nelson -- in the northeast corner of the province --still burning out of control.

The Parker Lake and Patry Creek wildfires, combined, cover more than 86-thousand square kilometres and have chased thousands of area residents from their homes. (The Canadian Press)



Mounties in Nanaimo are investigating a fight over a parking stall that lead to bear-spray being used and a vehicle window being smashed with a tire iron.

Police say a husband and wife and their four children were trying to find a parking stall for their truck and boat they were trailering when they were cut off by another driver.

Police say there was a confrontation and the other driver sprayed the man with bear spray, hitting his children.

Police say the driver who was sprayed grabbed a tire iron from his vehicle and smashed out a window before the other driver then got into his vehicle and drove off. (The Canadian Press)



Construction is underway on a new elementary school in Langley.

The Ministry of Education says the new Northeast Latimer Elementary School will accommodate 555 students from kindergarten to Grade five and will be ready for students in the fall of 2025.

A statement says the two-storey school will have a neighbourhood learning centre with services for the community such as child care.

Minister of Education Rachna Singh says the school will soon help meet the needs of families in what is one of the fastest-growing communities in the province. (The Canadian Press)



Rick Tocchet (TAW'-keht) of the Vancouver Canucks is this season's Jack Adams Award winner as the N-H-L's coach of the year.

Tocchet received 82 first-place votes of 114 ballots and earned 483 voting points to win the award.

The 60-year-old Tocchet helped the Canucks finish first in the Pacific Division with a 50-23-9 record in his first full season behind the team's bench.

In a statement, he says he is honoured and humbled and looks forward to getting back to work this summer as the team continues improving. (The Canadian Press)


(B-C Update by The Canadian Press)

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