|Weekend update: 1,344 cases of COVID-19, 26 deaths in B.C. - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 07:44:00 -0800|
British Columbia recorded another 1,344 cases of COVID-19 over the weekend and 26 more deaths from the disease.
|56 reports of 'adverse events' following COVID-19 vaccinations in B.C. - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 17:42:00 -0800|
After administering nearly 120,000 doses of the two COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in Canada, British Columbia has now received 56 reports of "adverse events" following immunization.
|Vancouver company develops touchless technology that takes the 'ick factor' out of elevator buttons - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 17:10:00 -0800|
A Vancouver medical technology company has developed a touchless control system for elevators called HoverTap, that can be retrofitted onto traditional elevator button panels.
|Great Canadian Gaming CEO resigns after allegedly flying to Yukon for COVID-19 vaccine - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 14:36:00 -0800|
The CEO of Great Canadian Gaming has resigned after allegedly flying to the Yukon to jump the COVID-19 vaccine queue.
|Vaccine shortages push B.C. to delay second doses to 42 days - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 15:51:00 -0800|
B.C. health officials have decided to temporarily extend the interval between COVID-19 vaccine doses to 42 days after receiving more bad news about shipments.
|Restaurant fined for New Year's Eve party 'mending ties' with free food for health-care workers - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 16:39:40 -0800|
A downtown restaurant that was fined for hosting a New Year’s Eve party is now working on ”mending ties” with the community.
|Secret COVID-19 report on B.C. care homes dated 2 days before election - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 13:47:00 -0800|
Communication problems, inconsistent infection control and disorganization are among the issues raised in an independent, third-party review on the impact of COVID-19 on B.C. care homes and assisted living facilities quietly commissioned by the NDP government last year.
|Victim calls Vancouver police to report his own stabbing; suspect arrested - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 14:45:10 -0800|
A man is facing charges after the victim of a stabbing called to report his own injuries, police say.
|Latest data: B.C. now has 3 cases of South African COVID-19 variant, 6 of U.K. strain - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 12:32:48 -0800|
Two more cases of the COVID-19 strain first identified in South Africa have been diagnosed in British Columbia, bringing the total to three.
|B.C. boy sets world record for Jenga stack - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 14:27:00 -0800|
Auldin Maxwell from Salmon Arm, B.C., holds the record for most Jenga blocks stacked on one vertical Jenga block with 693, Guinness has confirmed.
|B.C. teetering on 'precipice,' says Dr. Bonnie Henry, as COVID numbers plateau at 500 daily cases - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 17:25:30 EST|
B.C. has recorded 1,344 new cases of COVID-19 and 26 deaths over a three-day period.
|Dr. Bonnie Henry tells British Columbians to 'do more,' but many wonder, what more can they do? - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 22:27:44 EST|
A number of people wondered whether the advice was particularly helpful — including the leader of the Green Party.
|69-year-old man suffers major injuries in cougar attack north of Whistler, B.C. - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 21:29:54 EST|
A 69-year-old man is in hospital with major injuries after being attacked by a cougar north of Whistler.
|Wildlife rescue group says bird feeders could be spreading bacterial infection among songbirds - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 22:51:37 EST|
The Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C. says bird feeders could be contributing to more bacterial infections affecting small songbirds called pine siskins.
|Report on COVID-19 impact on B.C. care homes calls for greater gov't oversight of sector - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 13:50:24 EST|
A report on the impact of COVID-19 on B.C.'s long term care homes calls for greater government oversight of a sector that contains both privately run businesses and homes operated by health authorities.
|B.C. boy sets Guinness world record with Jenga blocks - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 22:38:56 EST|
The seventh-grader from Salmon Arm, B.C., broke the record set by an Arizona man who stacked 485 Jenga blocks over a single vertical wood block.
|What you need to know about COVID-19 in B.C. for Jan. 25 - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 08:00:00 EST|
B.C. has recorded 1,344 new cases of COVID-19 and 26 deaths over a three-day period.
|26 people infected in COVID-19 outbreak at Surrey emergency shelter - Sun, 24 Jan 2021 21:58:40 EST|
Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the Surrey Emergency Response Centre after two staff members and 24 clients tested positive for the virus.
|$375 'woefully inadequate' to cover shelter for people with disabilities, advocates say - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 21:40:53 EST|
British Columbians with a disability are eligible for $375 per month for shelter, but advocates say the 13-year-old rate is far too little and has been for years.
|Whistleblowers to be encouraged following financial fiasco at Prince George, B.C., city hall - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 21:24:59 EST|
The City of Prince George, B.C., is developing a plan to help whistleblowers working at city hall come forward if they have concerns about the way municipal finances are being handled. It comes after revelations that city administrators knew about millions of dollars in cost overruns in the construction of a downtown parkade.
|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