|COVID-19 update: B.C. hospitalizations still surging as hundreds of surgeries delayed - Tue, 21 Sep 2021 06:35:00 -0700|
The number of COVID-19 patients in B.C. hospitals continued to climb on Tuesday, adding to the pandemic's ongoing strain on health-care resources that has already resulted in hundreds of delayed surgeries in recent weeks.
|Rockfall closes climbing routes on B.C.'s 'Chief' - Tue, 21 Sep 2021 15:05:30 -0700|
Climbing on many routes of the renowned Stawamus Chief in Squamish, B.C., has been suspended until at least early next year after what BC Parks says are "multiple, significant rockfalls."
|Despite plan to cull dozens of coyotes, Vancouver's Stanley Park fully reopens after only 4 killed - Tue, 21 Sep 2021 14:08:00 -0700|
Officials planned to trap and kill dozens of Stanley Park coyotes during a two-week cull, but with only four of the animals euthanized, the park is still reopening on schedule.
|Woman beaten on SkyTrain after asking 2 passengers if they had masks, transit police say - Tue, 21 Sep 2021 14:55:37 -0700|
A woman was allegedly beaten by two maskless SkyTrain passengers this week after asking them if they had masks to wear.
|Fish 'die-off' in Stanley Park's Lost Lagoon under investigation - Tue, 21 Sep 2021 14:08:00 -0700|
A number of dead fish have been spotted in Lost Lagoon in Vancouver's Stanley Park over the past couple of days, prompting an investigation by the Stanley Park Ecology Society.
|COVID-19 in schools: B.C. changing how parents will be notified about cases - Tue, 21 Sep 2021 12:19:00 -0700|
With students in B.C. being back in class for a couple of weeks, the province's health officials are already changing some of its procedures around COVID-19 notifications and contact tracing in schools.
|Multiple unvaccinated pregnant women battling COVID-19 in ICUs, B.C. health officials say - Tue, 21 Sep 2021 07:48:00 -0700|
There are a number of young pregnant women battling COVID-19 in intensive care units across B.C., all of them unvaccinated, according to health officials.
|Problem of mismatched names on B.C. vaccine cards fixed, health officials say - Tue, 21 Sep 2021 13:48:57 -0700|
Complaints from vaccinated B.C. residents who discovered the name on their vaccine card doesn't match their government ID have been heard and addressed, health officials said Tuesday.
|More than 100 unvaccinated B.C. health-care workers off last week due to COVID-19 - Tue, 21 Sep 2021 13:25:00 -0700|
Despite incoming vaccine mandates for workers in B.C.'s health-care system, more than 100 were off work last week because they hadn't yet had the shots, and had been exposed to COVID-19.
|Election 2021: These 3 B.C. ridings are still too close to call - Mon, 20 Sep 2021 22:22:00 -0700|
Most ridings in British Columbia had a winner within three hours of polls closing in the 44th Canadian federal election Monday night, but three were still too close to call as of 6 a.m. the next day.
|Stanley Park reopens to public after coyote cull - Tue, 21 Sep 2021 17:29:49 EDT|
Trails are now open, the temporary overnight park closure has been lifted and fencing and closure signs will be removed.
|COVID-19 patients in B.C.'s north being flown elsewhere for care as local hospitals hit limits - Tue, 21 Sep 2021 13:37:10 EDT|
Critically ill COVID-19 patients in B.C.'s north are being flown as far away as Vancouver Island to receive care because local hospitals no longer have enough capacity, provincial officials said Tuesday.
|Pregnant, breastfeeding women encouraged to get vaccinated in B.C. against COVID-19 - Tue, 21 Sep 2021 17:04:16 EDT|
B.C.'s top doctor is encouraging people who are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
|Conservative losses in Metro Vancouver suburbs mark biggest change for B.C. in status-quo election - Tue, 21 Sep 2021 06:00:00 EDT|
While little changed in the big picture, there were small differences that are worth noting as the province's political map changes once again.
|UBC voters frustrated after waiting over 3 hours past polls closing to cast ballot - Tue, 21 Sep 2021 16:42:30 EDT|
University of British Columbia student Andre Ramkairsingh waited more than 3½ hours to vote at the only on-campus polling station Monday, earning himself the title of one of the last Canadians to cast a vote in the 2021 general election.
|Suspect arrested in fatal north Okanagan shooting near Vernon, say RCMP - Tue, 21 Sep 2021 17:45:25 EDT|
A man is in custody following a fatal shooting near Vernon, B.C.
|Technical Safety B.C. warns of carbon monoxide risk in certain gas furnace models - Tue, 21 Sep 2021 15:42:55 EDT|
Several makes and models of gas furnaces across the province have a design flaw that could lead to carbon monoxide exposures, warns Technical Safety B.C.
|Victim in B.C. case of dog on death row claims he was threatened by animal's supporter - Tue, 21 Sep 2021 07:00:00 EDT|
A man bitten by a dog now facing destruction says a friend of the animal's original owner threatened to break both his legs during a random weekend encounter.
|Main doors remain locked at Salmon Arm schools after anti-vaccine protest - Tue, 21 Sep 2021 14:44:44 EDT|
The main doors of many public schools in Salmon Arm, B.C., will remain locked Tuesday but the school district says it has lifted "hold and secure'' measures in place since an anti-vaccine protest last week.
|B.C. Nurses' Union president resigns - Mon, 20 Sep 2021 22:29:35 EDT|
Christine Sorensen's resignation from the BCNU comes less than a week after the union said it did not support making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for those working in health-care facilities in B.C.
|More gun violence in Surrey; murder in Burnaby - Mon, 04 Apr 2016 23:55:04 Z|
Since Surrey RCMP said Friday they had implemented successful strategies to combat gun violence, there have been three more shootings.
|B.C. nurses' college warns about helping in assisted-dying cases - Tue, 05 Apr 2016 07:08:34 Z|
A B.C. Supreme Court ruling allowing a terminally-ill woman a medically-assisted death has not opened the door to nurses now participating in hastened death, the College of Registered Nurse of B.C. said Monday.
|Most senior nursing homes miss Ministry of Health staffing guideline - Wed, 06 Apr 2016 19:24:06 Z|
The vast majority of government-funded long-term care homes for seniors in B.C. do not meet Ministry of Health staffing guidelines. The Residential Care Facilities Quick Facts Directory, a report released recently by the Office of the Seniors Advocate, compiles staffing, serious incident reports and other quality of life measures for every publicly funded seniors home […]
|Canucks a royal pain for California contenders, beat Kings 3-2 - Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:53:40 Z|
Now that the least is expected of them — or wanted from them, if you ask the draftists — the Vancouver Canucks have built their longest winning streak of the season. It began five days ago. It took the Canucks six months and 79 National Hockey League games to win three straight. They finally made […]
|Photos: Top images from around the globe - Tue, 05 Apr 2016 00:17:43 Z|
View the best photographs from hot spots around the world.
|Rental housing is for residents, says Vancouver councillor eyeing Airbnb rules - Tue, 05 Apr 2016 12:04:54 Z|
A Vancouver councillor is eyeing regulation of home-sharing services like Airbnb, as the city’s rental vacancy rate hovers near zero. Coun. Geoff Meggs wants to expand and accelerate a study already underway by city staff on the effect Airbnb and similar websites are having on the supply of rental housing. “We’re going to […]
|No 'gay on the runway': Producer quits St. Paul's fundraiser, citing LGBTQ concern - Tue, 05 Apr 2016 17:22:22 Z|
The founder/producer behind a popular St. Paul’s fundraising gala has resigned after allegedly being told to tone down the show’s LGBTQ presence.
|Vaughn Palmer: Independent MLA leads the charge for election finance reform - Thu, 07 Apr 2016 14:41:53 Z|
As the legislature resumed Monday after a two-week spring break, Independent MLA Vicki Huntington was first on her feet during introduction of bills with as timely a measure as the house has seen this session.
|Ian Mulgrew: Pilot legal aid project supporting families - Tue, 05 Apr 2016 13:33:48 Z|
A pilot legal aid project for parents — particularly aboriginal parents — is showing great promise and getting child-custody disputes out of court and resolved quicker and more cheaply.
|Where is Trudeau government heading on China? - Wed, 06 Apr 2016 17:15:24 Z|
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is undertaking a major internal review of Canada’s relationship with China, cautiously considering steps that include launching free trade negotiations and helping up to 100,000 Canadian students study there. T