|5 more deaths from COVID-19 in B.C., 45 new cases confirmed - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 09:58:00 -0700|
Five more people in British Columbia have died from COVID-19, health officials announced Wednesday, bringing the total number of casualties from the novel coronavirus in the province to 48.
|Sales of firearms, ammunition skyrocket in Lower Mainland during pandemic - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 17:48:00 -0700|
Hand sanitizer and toilet paper aren’t the only things being hoarded during the COVID-19 pandemic. Firearms and ammunition sales in the Lower Mainland have skyrocketed.
|Richmond healthcare worker who died from COVID-19 at home being called a 'hero' - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 06:55:00 -0700|
A 47-year-old Richmond man who died after testing positive for COVID-19 likely caught the virus while doing his job as a support worker for people with developmental disabilities at Richmond Society for Community Living.
|West Vancouver teacher embraces distance learning - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 18:50:00 -0700|
Stephen Price’s dining room is now a virtual classroom for his grade 4 and 5 students from Eagle Harbour Montessori school in West Vancouver.
|District of North Van to shut down roads near popular outdoor recreation areas - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 18:34:00 -0700|
The district said its streets and parking lots near parks and trails have been "overwhelmed" with vehicles and visitors over the last several weeks.
|B.C. adapting testing strategy: Dr. Henry says more community testing coming - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 17:52:30 -0700|
With influenza season ending soon, B.C. health officials say there will be more COVID-19 testing in the community.
|Sudden death of 8-year-old B.C. boy under investigation: RCMP - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 15:28:29 -0700|
The death of a B.C. boy is being investigated by police and the province's coroners service.
|11 inmates at federal prison in B.C. test positive for COVID-19 - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 12:45:00 -0700|
Officials have placed a federal prison in B.C.'s Fraser Valley on partial lockdown as they battle a rapidly growing outbreak of COVID-19 among the inmate population.
|Travelling into B.C. from outside the country? You're now legally required to have a self-isolation plan - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 09:51:00 -0700|
Anyone returning to B.C. from an international location must have a self-isolation plan when they arrive at YVR, B.C.'s premier says.
|Vancouver asks province for up to $200 million in emergency funding - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 07:39:00 -0700|
Mayor Kennedy Stewart says Vancouver is losing up to $5 million in regular revenue weekly as it works to address the COVID-19 crisis, and the city is asking the province for a $200 million emergency grant.
|B.C. records 5 more deaths from COVID-19, bringing total to 48 - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 10:12:44 EDT|
|From anti-hero to Canadian superhero, Deadpool's Ryan Reynolds offers hope and help during COVID-19 - Tue, 7 Apr 2020 23:51:38 EDT|
Reynolds has been responding to online comments and questions from people looking for compassion and humour at a time of fear and uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|All B.C. provincial parks closed to help stop spread of COVID-19 - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 11:46:56 EDT|
With a sunny long weekend expected in many parts of the province, the B.C. government says the closures are neccessary to promote physical distancing.
|Drive-thru egg delivery and Sunday services online make remote Easter celebrations possible - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 22:00:00 EDT|
As British Columbians maintain physical distancing recommendations during the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Easter celebrations will have to change. In Kamloops, B.C., organizations are working to make sure Easter is as fun and social as it can be.
|B.C. care-home worker called a 'tireless provider' dies from COVID-19 - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 15:01:30 EDT|
The Richmond Society for Community Living's executive director said she was "shocked and saddened" to receive news of the death of Warlito Valdez over the weekend.
|11 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in outbreak at Mission Institution - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 19:07:35 EDT|
An outbreak of COVID-19 has hit a federal correctional facility in B.C., confirming the fears of prisoner and public health advocates who have been calling for the release of non-violent inmates during the pandemic.
|Mounties investigate sudden death of a boy, 8, in B.C. Interior - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 20:14:24 EDT|
RCMP from the Southeast District Major Crime Unit say officers were called to assist BC Emergency Health Services at a home in the north Okanagan community of Lumby last Saturday afternoon.
|Victoria Facebook group helping thousands struggling while waiting for government support - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 21:10:08 EDT|
A mutual aid Facebook group in Victoria is using social networking to bring together thousands of people to help those in need.
|B.C. farmers adjust to new government rules for temporary foreign workers - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 18:28:36 EDT|
The province is confident that farms, and work camps, can mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
|Travellers returning to B.C. from abroad will be stopped if they don't have self-isolation plan: province - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 13:26:13 EDT|
British Columbia is taking a "significant" step Wednesday to better screen Canadians returning home on repatriation flights, as officials worry incoming travellers will fail to follow isolation rules and undermine weeks of physical distancing efforts at home.
|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|
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|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