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B.C. launching new rules for mortgage brokers following money laundering probe

The British Columbia government is bringing in new laws to replace the outdated Mortgage Brokers Act as it follows recommendations from an inquiry into money laundering. Finance Minister Selina Robinson introduced the bill in the legislature on Tuesday, saying B.C. residents deserve better consumer protection and more transparency in the mortgage broking industry.

Driver dragged 30 metres while trying to stop carjacking near Victoria

A driver was taken to hospital on Sunday after he tried to stop someone from stealing his car and was subsequently dragged about 30 metres behind the vehicle, according to West Shore RCMP. Police say they received multiple reports of the carjacking at a Shell gas station in View Royal, B.C., located at 498 Island Hwy.

Small B.C. island pioneers new model of rural education

A tiny B.C. island is charting a new course for rural education to keep families from abandoning the community to ensure their kids can attend high school. This fall, the Cortes Island community and School District 72 are piloting a half-year of public high-school programming shaped by students' interests, community expertise and the surrounding environment, said Manda Aufochs Gillespie, one of the project's organizers.

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