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COVID-19 vaccine goes out Tuesday as 2,146 new cases recorded in B.C. over weekend

COVID-19 vaccine goes out Tuesday as 2,146 new cases recorded in B.C. over weekend

VANCOUVER — The first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have arrived in British Columbia and will start to be administered on Tuesday. Provincial health officer Dr.

B.C. residents urged to prevent fires involving holiday decorations

VICTORIA — British Columbia's Public Safety Ministry is warning that the risk of fire could be hidden beneath the sparkle of holiday decorations. It says the Office of the Fire Commissioner has reported 113 Christmas-related fires in B.C.
Vancouver charity continues 80-year-old tradition of serving Christmas meals

Vancouver charity continues 80-year-old tradition of serving Christmas meals

VANCOUVER — A Vancouver charity is serving its annual Christmas lunch and dinner to nearly 1,400 people this weekend, but COVID-19 restrictions mean turkey and vegetarian options will be handed out in biodegradable to-go containers.
Catholic church names more sexually abusive priests, more victims come forward

Catholic church names more sexually abusive priests, more victims come forward

“I apologize to each of them for the trauma,” archbishop says
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority coping well through 2020’s challenges, CEO says

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority coping well through 2020’s challenges, CEO says

The pandemic has caused the B.C. and the world to examine supply chain issues, challenges and changes
Dr. Bonnie Henry warns to stay vigilant as B.C. reports highest COVID death toll

Dr. Bonnie Henry warns to stay vigilant as B.C. reports highest COVID death toll

VICTORIA — British Columbia's provincial health officer is urging people to be patient and keep taking precautions to prevent transmission of COVID-19 as the province recorded its highest death toll in a single "tragic" day. Dr.
Long-term care workers to get priority vaccination in B.C. to protect elderly: doctor

Long-term care workers to get priority vaccination in B.C. to protect elderly: doctor

VICTORIA — Health-care workers in long-term care facilities and intensive care units will be the first to get vaccinated in British Columbia as an immunization program to beat COVID-19 gets underway next week, the province's top doctor says. Dr.
B.C. premier says nearly 4,000 high-risk people to be vaccinated next week

B.C. premier says nearly 4,000 high-risk people to be vaccinated next week

VICTORIA — British Columbia has recorded 566 new cases of COVID-19, which the provincial health officer and health minister say is the "start of encouraging trends" in the progression of the virus. However, Dr.
Finance minister says B.C. recovery benefits program accepting applications Dec. 18

Finance minister says B.C. recovery benefits program accepting applications Dec. 18

VICTORIA — People in British Columbia can start applying online for the government's pandemic recovery benefit for eligible families and individuals starting Dec. 18.
Increase in claims of elder abuse fuels further study by B.C.'s advocate for seniors

Increase in claims of elder abuse fuels further study by B.C.'s advocate for seniors

VICTORIA — B.C.'s seniors advocate says calls related to the abuse of elders have jumped, prompting a more thorough review of the problem.