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Vancouver strip club patrons possibly exposed to COVID-19

Vancouver Coastal Health is warning patrons of a city strip club about possible exposure to COVID-19 earlier in the week, officials said in a release. According to the report, multiple cases of...

Report: Employee tests positive for COVID at Coquitlam McDonald's

A Metro Vancouver McDonald's restaurant has reportedly closed after one of its workers tested positive for COVID-19, reports say. According to media reports, the restaurant located on Woolridge...

BC Salmon Farmers Association donates 120,000 cans of fish to national food bank

The BC Salmon Farmers Association has launched a national salmon donation initiative with Food Banks Canada aimed at feeding families struggling with the COVID pandemic and economic downturn,...

What are we reading? June 26, 2020

Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.

Feds announce program to add short-term employment in STEM fields for young Canadians

Ottawa will create 500 short-term employment opportunities for recent graduates and youth in the natural resources field, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said this morning. A program will be launched...

What are we reading? June 18, 2020

Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.   Mark Falkenberg, deputy managing editor: There has been a lot of recent writing about...

What are we reading? June 11, 2020

Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.   Mark Falkenberg, deputy managing editor: The play-nice era of pandemic politics in...

What has reopened? June 10, 2020

Many businesses are reopening in accordance with provincial guidelines. Here is a list of what our team has noticed around Vancouver today. Email us at news@biv.com if you see any stores you think...

What are we reading? June 4, 2020

Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.   Timothy Renshaw, managing editor A 94.3% drop in revenue passenger kilometres and...

Ottawa announces $650m in COVID funding for indigenous communities

The federal government on Friday announced $650 million in funding for Canada’s indigenous communities to help in areas such as health care, income support and shelters for women. The funding, said...