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Powerful winds, high tides raise flooding concerns as storm sweeps across B.C.

Powerful winds, high tides raise flooding concerns as storm sweeps across B.C.

VANCOUVER — A storm has battered coastal British Columbia with strong winds while blanketing many other parts of the province in snow.
B.C. education minister wants to avoid school closures completely

B.C. education minister wants to avoid school closures completely

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's education minister hopes the government will be able to avoid school closures under any scenario but he would defer to advice from public health officials should COVID-19 cases worsen.
Health officer says COVID-19 cases reach new high at 717 in B.C. and 11 deaths

Health officer says COVID-19 cases reach new high at 717 in B.C. and 11 deaths

VICTORIA — British Columbia's provincial health officer says COVID-19 cases are rising on Vancouver Island, in the Interior and in the North as people take the illness with them when they travel from the Lower Mainland.
Recount affirms B.C. Liberal narrowly beats Green in West Vancouver-Sea to Sky

Recount affirms B.C. Liberal narrowly beats Green in West Vancouver-Sea to Sky

VICTORIA — Elections B.C. says a judicial recount in West Vancouver-Sea to Sky has affirmed incumbent B.C. Liberal Jordan Sturdy as the winner. On election night, the riding went to the B.C.
B.C. sees record 11 COVID-19 deaths in a day, as hospitalizations reach record high

B.C. sees record 11 COVID-19 deaths in a day, as hospitalizations reach record high

The province also recorded a record 717 new COVID-19 infections in the past 24 hours
B.C.'s top doctor resists bringing in fines and making masks mandatory

B.C.'s top doctor resists bringing in fines and making masks mandatory

VICTORIA — British Columbia's top doctor says she is not in favour of instituting fines for people who don't follow the rules for wearing masks or maintaining physical distancing. Dr.
Nine deaths, nearly 2,000 COVID cases in B.C. since Friday

Nine deaths, nearly 2,000 COVID cases in B.C. since Friday

There have been 1,959 new COVID-19 cases since Friday and 11 new outbreaks in care homes

Fire at hospital in Burnaby, B.C., forces ER closure as damage assessed

BURNABY, B.C. — A fire at the hospital in Burnaby, B.C., has forced the temporary closure of the emergency department. A statement from Fraser Health says the fire started in one wing and affected several other areas of the building.
B.C. businesses’ COVID-19 emergency plans often unavailable to public

B.C. businesses’ COVID-19 emergency plans often unavailable to public

Plans should be “readily available,” says Dr. Bonnie Henry's May 14 order
COVID preparedness creates false sense of power outage security: BC Hydro

COVID preparedness creates false sense of power outage security: BC Hydro

Storms more frequent and severe in past few years as climate changes