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Calls to search and rescue groups surge in B.C. as COVID-19 pushes people outdoors

Calls to search and rescue groups surge in B.C. as COVID-19 pushes people outdoors

VICTORIA — British Columbia's public safety minister is urging backcountry enthusiasts to take safety precautions before heading out after a record number of calls to ground search and rescue groups.
Fraser Health flags barbershop, restaurant for possible COVID-19 public exposures

Fraser Health flags barbershop, restaurant for possible COVID-19 public exposures

B & J Barbershop in New Westminster and Browns Socialhouse Panorama in Surrey are the latest establishments to be named on the list
B.C. applying for stay in court ruling on auto injury claims: Eby

B.C. applying for stay in court ruling on auto injury claims: Eby

VICTORIA — British Columbia is applying for a partial stay in a recent B.C. Supreme Court ruling about jurisdiction over motor vehicle injury disputes, pending its appeal of the same decision, Attorney General David Eby said this week.
Indigenous leader says Vancouver Island hospital project turns fear to healing

Indigenous leader says Vancouver Island hospital project turns fear to healing

NORTH COWICHAN, B.C. — A new hospital will become a place of healing for members of a British Columbia Indigenous nation after decades of fear associated with the current institution, a tribal leader said Thursday.
Henry urges close contacts of COVID-19 cases in B.C. to 'stay away from others'

Henry urges close contacts of COVID-19 cases in B.C. to 'stay away from others'

VICTORIA — British Columbia is likely in for a "rough ride" in the coming days before the calming effects of COVID-19 restrictions kick in, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said Thursday.
B.C. pauses early COVID-19 vaccinations for essential workers ‘for now’

B.C. pauses early COVID-19 vaccinations for essential workers ‘for now’

Suspension comes amid uncertainty over status of AstraZeneca vaccine
B.C. pauses early COVID-19 vaccinations for essential workers ‘for now’

B.C. pauses early COVID-19 vaccinations for essential workers ‘for now’

Suspension comes amid uncertainty over status of AstraZeneca vaccine
Vancouver police nab McLaren driver speeding 160 km/h on Lions Gate Bridge

Vancouver police nab McLaren driver speeding 160 km/h on Lions Gate Bridge

As the vehicle pulled away the estimated speed was 190 km/h. The speed limit is 60 km/h.
B.C. adds three more Vancouver hotels to housing stock for homeless

B.C. adds three more Vancouver hotels to housing stock for homeless

VANCOUVER — The B.C. government has purchased three more hotels to help house the homeless in Vancouver.
Workers can't get fired now for taking time off to vaccinate, says B.C. government

Workers can't get fired now for taking time off to vaccinate, says B.C. government

Canada's largest private-sector union says new rules don't go far enough and workers shouldn't lose pay to get vaccinated