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Jimmy Pattison: COVID will push remote work even further

Jimmy Pattison: COVID will push remote work even further

Business in Vancouver’s Business Leadership Series is a 10-part series of discussions with prominent business leaders
B.C. government to protect some small businesses from evictions

B.C. government to protect some small businesses from evictions

Commercial property owners will be banned from evicting small business tenants that have lost at least 70% of their revenue during the pandemic
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum’s party posts, deletes tweet accusing RCMP officers of murder

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum’s party posts, deletes tweet accusing RCMP officers of murder

Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth has no comment on the tweet; Safe Surrey Coalition councillor Doug Elford says he doesn’t stand by the comment
School district election cancelled due to pandemic

School district election cancelled due to pandemic

Minister cancels byelection for Hope area due to “special circumstances” created by public health emergency
COVID-19 highlighting government secrecy, changes urged

COVID-19 highlighting government secrecy, changes urged

“Conspiracy theories are very quick to take hold in the absence of truthful information," researcher warns
B.C. records no new COVID-19 deaths in a 24-hour period for second time this week

B.C. records no new COVID-19 deaths in a 24-hour period for second time this week

Before this week, it had been many weeks since the province had recorded no deaths in a 24-hour period from the novel coronavirus
UBC researchers developing biodegradable N95 masks from local wood fibres

UBC researchers developing biodegradable N95 masks from local wood fibres

With B.C. likely to need as many as 412 million face masks in the next 12 months, researchers at UBC are now hard at work to find a local solution - and the answer may simply be the trees.
Canadian airlines not required to offer full refunds for cancelled flights

Canadian airlines not required to offer full refunds for cancelled flights

The federal government is not committing to a bailout of the Canadian airlines sector - but is also not planning to require air carriers to refund ticket holders for the flights cancelled during the COVID pandemic as some consumers have requested.
Canada extends cruise ship ban to at least Oct. 31

Canada extends cruise ship ban to at least Oct. 31

Ottawa has extended the ban of cruise ships from entering Canadian waters until at least Oct. 31, the federal government announced Friday.
Trudeau considering U.S. border-closure exceptions for families split between countries

Trudeau considering U.S. border-closure exceptions for families split between countries

Ottawa is looking at exceptions for families split by the current U.S.-Canada border travel ban, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday.
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