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Ghost gear: Debris from fishing and oyster farms lurks underwater, endangering sea life

Ghost gear: Debris from fishing and oyster farms lurks underwater, endangering sea life

Abandoned oyster and other aquaculture farms of the west coast of Vancouver Island are death traps to salmon, herring, marine mammals and myriad sea life — and nobody really knows how many are out there.
Ucluelet water supply line damaged beyond repair, district says

Ucluelet water supply line damaged beyond repair, district says

The water supply line running across the Ucluelet Inlet to the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ (Ucluelet) First Nation will have to be completely replaced, the District of Ucluelet announced Saturday in a public notice.
Crime Stoppers warns businesses to protect themselves against ‘recent rash of crimes’

Crime Stoppers warns businesses to protect themselves against ‘recent rash of crimes’

Recent weeks of break-ins, robberies and vandalism at Lower Mainland businesses leads to information campaign

Staffing shortages, COVID-19 lead to postponement of B.C. provincial exams

VICTORIA — British Columbia's Education Ministry says graduation assessments for students in grades 10 to 12 will not take place this month due to COVID-19.
Nominations open for B.C.’s highest honour

Nominations open for B.C.’s highest honour

British Columbians are encouraged to nominate inspiring individuals who have left a lasting legacy in their respective fields
Anonymous tips to Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers have made a significant impact on gang-related activity

Anonymous tips to Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers have made a significant impact on gang-related activity

Over 200 tips led to charges and illegal weapons seized
January provincial assessments cancelled for Grade 10 and 12 students due to staff shortages

January provincial assessments cancelled for Grade 10 and 12 students due to staff shortages

Post-secondary admissions will be not affected by the cancellations, the Education Ministry said, and those not planning on early graduation will be able to take their assessments in April or June.
Deepening inequality and financial stress in B.C. and across Canada: poll

Deepening inequality and financial stress in B.C. and across Canada: poll

Canada's rising food costs, stagnant wages and debt are 'hammering' the poor, polling suggests
B.C. public health officials made an 'error' communicating COVID rules. An expert weighs in.

B.C. public health officials made an 'error' communicating COVID rules. An expert weighs in.

"I would challenge the health officials to explain why their advice is changing from one day to the next," said an infectious diseases expert.
Change to shorter isolation period part of managing COVID-19 in B.C.: top doctor

Change to shorter isolation period part of managing COVID-19 in B.C.: top doctor

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's top doctor says the current wave of COVID-19 is causing less severe illness, and that calls for a shift to shorter isolations to minimize societal disruptions and preserve the health-care system. Dr.