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B.C. pauses early COVID-19 vaccinations for essential workers ‘for now’

B.C. pauses early COVID-19 vaccinations for essential workers ‘for now’

Suspension comes amid uncertainty over status of AstraZeneca vaccine
B.C. adds three more Vancouver hotels to housing stock for homeless

B.C. adds three more Vancouver hotels to housing stock for homeless

VANCOUVER — The B.C. government has purchased three more hotels to help house the homeless in Vancouver.
Workers can't get fired now for taking time off to vaccinate, says B.C. government

Workers can't get fired now for taking time off to vaccinate, says B.C. government

Canada's largest private-sector union says new rules don't go far enough and workers shouldn't lose pay to get vaccinated
McBride’s Tammy Manning claims $13M Lotto Max prize

McBride’s Tammy Manning claims $13M Lotto Max prize

She was the ‘Prince George-Mt. Robson’ area ticket winner from March 19, 2021
WHL taps Vancouver smartphone tech for four-second COVID tests

WHL taps Vancouver smartphone tech for four-second COVID tests

Eight-week study will see how Light AI’s app stacks up vs. PCR tests in the hockey league
Keto the cat recovering after losing eye in pellet gun shooting

Keto the cat recovering after losing eye in pellet gun shooting

An eight-month-old cat named Keto is recovering in a foster home on the Sunshine Coast after he was shot with a pellet gun.
B.C. expands local overdose supports to rural, remote and Indigenous communities

B.C. expands local overdose supports to rural, remote and Indigenous communities

VICTORIA — Expanded supports for local overdose response and awareness for people living in rural, remote and Indigenous communities have been announced by the B.C. government.
Human Rights Code can't protect anti-maskers making unproven claims: tribunal

Human Rights Code can't protect anti-maskers making unproven claims: tribunal

VANCOUVER — A decision by the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal says anyone denied service for refusing to wear a mask must be ready to prove they have a disability if they intend to file a complaint.

Xinjiang genocide vote should steer Chinese police lessons to curb: JIBC director

JIBC board deliberated on an international education policy that is to consider human rights violations for its program offerings
Upgraded centre offering medical assistance in dying to reopen in B.C.

Upgraded centre offering medical assistance in dying to reopen in B.C.

DELTA, B.C. — A hospice in Delta, B.C., is now in the possession of a health authority after a provincially funded society refused to provide medical assistance in dying based on religious grounds.