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COVID-19 spike in B.C. could overwhelm B.C. hospitals: modelling group

COVID-19 spike in B.C. could overwhelm B.C. hospitals: modelling group

VANCOUVER — An independent COVID-19 modelling group says hospitalizations from COVID-19 are projected to overwhelm hospital capacity in British Columbia by May, unless rigorous restrictions are put in place. The B.C.
Suspect's arrest leads to assault charge against a Kelowna, B.C., Mountie

Suspect's arrest leads to assault charge against a Kelowna, B.C., Mountie

VICTORIA — A charge of assault has been approved against an RCMP officer from Kelowna. The BC Prosecution Service says in a news release the charge was sworn against Const. Siggy Pietrzak on Wednesday.
Boaters urged to use caution around hurt humpback off Vancouver

Boaters urged to use caution around hurt humpback off Vancouver

VANCOUVER — A conservation organization is warning boaters to be extra careful around an injured humpback whale spotted in the water off Vancouver.
District of North Vancouver warns hikers to stay off Quarry Rock

District of North Vancouver warns hikers to stay off Quarry Rock

More than 500 warnings issued, but no bylaw tickets
Money laundering reports were broad and apolitical, says Peter German

Money laundering reports were broad and apolitical, says Peter German

Author of two “Dirty Money” reports says politics played no role in his findings, which are meant to be broad and not investigative. Peter German also told a public inquiry that anti-money laundering rules need to be tightened in Canada.

Wedding host, business owners fined in Surrey, B.C., for breaking COVID-19 orders

SURREY, B.C. — Nearly $17,000 in fines have been handed out by RCMP in Surrey, B.C., in the last week to a growing number of people who police say are ignoring COVID-19 health orders.
B.C. marks five years of opioid health emergency

B.C. marks five years of opioid health emergency

More than 12,632 people have died of overdoses since 1996
Backroom organizer Mark Marissen announces bid for mayor in Vancouver

Backroom organizer Mark Marissen announces bid for mayor in Vancouver

VANCOUVER — Longtime political organizer Mark Marissen has announced his bid for mayor of Vancouver. In messages posted Wednesday on social media, Marissen says he will run for Vancouver's top job in the next civic election set for October 2022.
'It will change my life': $1-million lotto win will help this B.C. woman buy her dream home

'It will change my life': $1-million lotto win will help this B.C. woman buy her dream home

“It’s really exciting and I’m very grateful to be a winner,” says B.C.'s newest millionaire
Dr. Perry Kendall reflects on fifth year of B.C.’s overdose death emergency

Dr. Perry Kendall reflects on fifth year of B.C.’s overdose death emergency

‘COVID has sucked so much oxygen out of the room’