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Variants could dash B.C. hopes for indoor religious services, experts say

Variants could dash B.C. hopes for indoor religious services, experts say

VANCOUVER — Growing COVID-19 case numbers from variants of concern in British Columbia could dash the province's hopes for indoor religious services or any other return to normal life in the near future, experts say.
Negative public reaction part of NDP safe drug supply considerations

Negative public reaction part of NDP safe drug supply considerations

Charge fairly for drugs ‘instead of counting dead bodies:’ advocate
Woman dies in shooting in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

Woman dies in shooting in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

VANCOUVER — Police say a woman has been fatally shot in Vancouver. A statement from Sgt. Steve Addison says police responded to a call at about 4 a.m. on Wednesday.
FortisBC says regulator approves maintaining price of natural gas to end of June

FortisBC says regulator approves maintaining price of natural gas to end of June

SURREY, B.C. — Natural gas supplier FortisBC says prices won't change for at least another three months, but other charges such as the provincial carbon tax still have the potential to increase the customer's bill.
Severity of violent hospital incidents on the rise: unions

Severity of violent hospital incidents on the rise: unions

President of the BC Nurses' Union says many of the aggressive incidents stem from patients who do not have appropriate supports in the community for their mental-health challenges.
'Tragic accident': Senior man dies after slipping from cliff in Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver

'Tragic accident': Senior man dies after slipping from cliff in Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver

Police believe the 70-year-old man may have been trying to take a photo when he slipped and fell about nine metres, after a camera and a tripod were found at the base of the cliff.
B.C.'s income and disability rates to increase by $175 per month in April

B.C.'s income and disability rates to increase by $175 per month in April

VICTORIA — Income and disability assistance rates in British Columbia are being raised by $175 per month starting in April, Nicholas Simons, the minister of social development and poverty reduction, said Tuesday.
B.C.'s top doctor urges people to follow COVID-19 rules on St. Patrick's Day

B.C.'s top doctor urges people to follow COVID-19 rules on St. Patrick's Day

VICTORIA — B.C.'s top doctor is reminding the public to follow COVID-19 rules during St. Patrick's Day celebrations, while the province has again extended its ongoing state of emergency in response to the pandemic. Dr.
B.C.'s year-long state of emergency has led to over $1.2 million in fines

B.C.'s year-long state of emergency has led to over $1.2 million in fines

As B.C. passes a year under a state of emergency, $876,530 in fines have been issued for violations of provincial COVID-19 restrictions and just under $370,000 in fines have been handed out for breaches of the Federal Quarantine Act in the province.
Union points to high COVID work claims by teachers as proof all students need masks

Union points to high COVID work claims by teachers as proof all students need masks

VANCOUVER — The head of the British Columbia Teachers' Federation is citing a high number of COVID-19 workplace claims in her renewed call for the province to require all students to wear masks in classrooms.