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North Vancouver driver fined for non-essential travel on the Island

North Vancouver driver fined for non-essential travel on the Island

British Columbians are currently barred from travelling between three health regions for non-essential reasons.
Prince George woman reflects on city’s social crisis after courthouse bear spray incident

Prince George woman reflects on city’s social crisis after courthouse bear spray incident

'What we're seeing in Prince George is the criminalization of poverty'
RCMP seek suspect in hate incident at Richmond drive-thru

RCMP seek suspect in hate incident at Richmond drive-thru

Richmond RCMP says its committed to giving hate incidents and hate crimes its 'fullest attention and oversight'
B.C.-wide recall of soft cheese due to possible 'listeria contamination'

B.C.-wide recall of soft cheese due to possible 'listeria contamination'

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick
B.C. timber agency didn't adequately protect old forest on Vancouver Island: watchdog

B.C. timber agency didn't adequately protect old forest on Vancouver Island: watchdog

VICTORIA — An investigation by British Columbia's forest practices watchdog has found the provincial agency responsible for auctioning timber sale licenses did not adequately protect old forest in an area of Vancouver Island.
British Columbia to use remaining AstraZeneca vaccine for second doses

British Columbia to use remaining AstraZeneca vaccine for second doses

VICTORIA — British Columbia will be holding its remaining stock of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to use as second doses for residents. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr.
B.C. government helps fund new ALS research position at UBC

B.C. government helps fund new ALS research position at UBC

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government is providing $2 million to the ALS Society of BC, helping to establish a permanent ALS research professorship at the University of British Columbia.
Unpaid COVID-19 fines could lead to refusal of driver's licences, B.C. says

Unpaid COVID-19 fines could lead to refusal of driver's licences, B.C. says

VICTORIA — People who don't pay their COVID-19 fines may be unable to obtain or renew a British Columbia driver's or vehicle licence under proposed legislation introduced Wednesday.
Unpaid COVID-19 fines will now lead to driver's licence denial

Unpaid COVID-19 fines will now lead to driver's licence denial

The "refuse to issue" will apply to all outstanding fines issued and will be applied retroactively.
These new maps show which B.C. communities are COVID-19 hot spots

These new maps show which B.C. communities are COVID-19 hot spots

So far, the maps have only shown COVID-19 'hot spots' in local health areas, rather than at the community health service area level.