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Further testing finds variant from the United Kingdom in five B.C. schools

Further testing finds variant from the United Kingdom in five B.C. schools

SURREY, B.C. — Students or staff at five public schools in British Columbia have tested positive for the faster-spreading COVID-19 variant first discovered in the United Kingdom, health officials said Sunday.
Pacific system to roll over parts of B.C., bringing wind, heavy rain or snow

Pacific system to roll over parts of B.C., bringing wind, heavy rain or snow

VANCOUVER — Nasty weather is predicted for British Columbia, with warnings about wind, rain and snowfall, along with winter storm watches in several areas of the province.
Isolation and sanitation during COVID-19 may affect human microbiome, scientists say

Isolation and sanitation during COVID-19 may affect human microbiome, scientists say

VANCOUVER — As people around the world remain isolated in their homes, avoiding close contact with others and meticulously sanitizing their hands and surfaces, scientists warn there may be unintended consequences of these necessary pandemic protocols
B.C. hits one-day vaccine record as new data shows promise of single dose

B.C. hits one-day vaccine record as new data shows promise of single dose

VANCOUVER — British Columbia has hit a one-day record for vaccinations as new preliminary data from residents of long-term care homes and health-care workers shows the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine reduces the risk of the virus within two to three
Director of care home with worst COVID-19 death toll in B.C. resigns

Director of care home with worst COVID-19 death toll in B.C. resigns

VANCOUVER — The executive director of a long-term care home that was the site of British Columbia's deadliest COVID-19 outbreak has resigned.
Slippery slope: 'Valuable lessons' to be learned from deadly avalanche season

Slippery slope: 'Valuable lessons' to be learned from deadly avalanche season

More tragedy in the Sea to Sky backcountry showcases the danger of this winter's snowpack
B.C. landmarks set to glow blue for Girl Guides campaign

B.C. landmarks set to glow blue for Girl Guides campaign

Provincewide event in celebration of girl empowerment taking place Feb. 22
Herring catch quota in B.C.'s Georgia Strait will ensure health of species: DFO

Herring catch quota in B.C.'s Georgia Strait will ensure health of species: DFO

VANCOUVER — Fisheries and Oceans Canada says herring catch quotas in British Columbia's Strait of Georgia will remain at last year's levels of about 20 per cent of the estimated fish stock.
B.C. man realizes he's had carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms for a full month after home detector goes off

B.C. man realizes he's had carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms for a full month after home detector goes off

"I just think people should know about this and get themselves a detector," the Vernon resident says.

B.C. man arrested for allegedly making child pornography involving daughter

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Alberta authorities have arrested a 37-year-old man from British Columbia for allegedly creating and uploading child pornography involving his daughter to the internet.
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