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Speculation tax increased long-term rentals in B.C., raised $88 million: ministry

Speculation tax increased long-term rentals in B.C., raised $88 million: ministry

VICTORIA — The Ministry of Finance says data from British Columbia's tax targeting property speculators shows it has helped increase the number of long-term rentals in the province.

Driver critically injured, pet killed in suspected impaired crash in central B.C.

VAVENBY, B.C. — Impaired driving may have played a part in a crash in central British Columbia that critically injured the driver of one SUV and killed one of several dogs riding in a second vehicle.
Three units at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver linked to COVID-19 outbreak: memo

Three units at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver linked to COVID-19 outbreak: memo

VANCOUVER — Officials at St. Paul's Hospital in downtown Vancouver confirm a COVID-19 outbreak has spread to two more units at its cardiac centre. In a memo to staff, the director of the St.
Change needed for access, outreach: B.C. police complaints commissioner

Change needed for access, outreach: B.C. police complaints commissioner

VANCOUVER — Accessibility to British Columbia's municipal police complaints process can and should be improved, its commissioner says, as the office faces criticism from both legal advocates and the head of Vancouver's police union.
Health authority declares two more COVID-19 outbreaks in B.C. long-term care homes

Health authority declares two more COVID-19 outbreaks in B.C. long-term care homes

SURREY, B.C. — A Vancouver-area health authority has declared COVID-19 outbreaks at two long-term care homes in Surrey, B.C.
Lead Pickton prosecutor dies of COVID-19 complications

Lead Pickton prosecutor dies of COVID-19 complications

Mike Petrie remembered as a compassionate man, highly skilled lawyer
Video: Burnaby homes flooded after driver takes out hydrant

Video: Burnaby homes flooded after driver takes out hydrant

Driver is also accused of taking out several vehicles before and after the hydrant
COVID takes toll on Canada’s democracy as information flow slows: experts

COVID takes toll on Canada’s democracy as information flow slows: experts

B.C. government hiding behind excuses to dodge transparency, former legislature speaker Darryl Plecas says
Legal group fights B.C. government's COVID-19 rules on protests and places of worship

Legal group fights B.C. government's COVID-19 rules on protests and places of worship

VANCOUVER — A legal advocacy group is challenging the British Columbia government's COVID-19 restrictions on worship services and public protests, arguing they violate people's rights and freedoms.
Layoffs at B.C. hospice that refused to offer medical assistance in dying

Layoffs at B.C. hospice that refused to offer medical assistance in dying

DELTA, B.C. — A British Columbia hospice that refused to offer medical assistance in dying has sent layoff notices to all clinical staff before its contract with the local health authority ends next month.