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Province to expand pharmacists' prescribing powers, add med-school seats

Province to expand pharmacists' prescribing powers, add med-school seats

Beginning Oct. 14, pharmacists will be allowed to administer and renew up to two years a wider range of prescriptions for people without a family doctor
South side TUP application heading to public info session

South side TUP application heading to public info session

Council wants more time for the developer to present further details of the plan to themselves and the public
B.C. COVID-19 deaths fall

B.C. COVID-19 deaths fall

Province recorded 16 COVID-19 deaths in the week ended Sept. 24
B.C.'s urban forests are failing poor and racialized communities, says study

B.C.'s urban forests are failing poor and racialized communities, says study

A report looking at 12 Canadian cities, including Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey, Abbotsford and Vancouver, found urban trees and their cooling effects are largely concentrated in rich, white neighbourhoods.
Province bracing for combined surge in COVID-19 and flu, Henry says

Province bracing for combined surge in COVID-19 and flu, Henry says

Modelling used to prepare the health-care system for the fall COVID and flu season projects up to 700 additional patients hospitalized over the coming months.
Metro Vancouver gas prices set to top North American record

Metro Vancouver gas prices set to top North American record

West Coast supply problems are leading to record gas prices in Vancouver, says one expert.
B.C. researchers just invented a plastic replacement that could help prevent wildfires

B.C. researchers just invented a plastic replacement that could help prevent wildfires

UBC researchers pulled cellulose from wood fuels left in B.C.'s forests. They then repurposed it into a biodegradable film that mimics plastic, helping solve two problems at once.
70 family-friendly places you can watch salmon migrate in B.C.

70 family-friendly places you can watch salmon migrate in B.C.

2022 is forecast to be a dominant year for Fraser River sockeye salmon. As the red fish run up British Columbia's rivers and streams, here are dozens of places you can observe them.
Leaky fridge costs B.C. strata owner over $100K — before he even moved in

Leaky fridge costs B.C. strata owner over $100K — before he even moved in

The fridge in James Shen's Vancouver apartment leaked, causing the strata to pay a $100,000 insurance deductible.
How to view Jupiter's 'once-in-a-lifetime' display in Metro Vancouver

How to view Jupiter's 'once-in-a-lifetime' display in Metro Vancouver

This event won't take place for another whopping 107 years.