Kirsten Clarke

Advance voting for B.C. election begins today

Polls across B.C. are now open for seven days of advance voting, ahead of the Oct. 24 provincial election. Advance voting runs from Thursday, Oct. 15 until Wednesday, Oct. 21, meaning British...

Contact tracing working well, with no outbreaks in B.C. schools: Henry

Health authorities were not ‘fully aligned’ on sharing COVID-19 school exposures, says Henry

YVR, WestJet partner with UBC for new COVID-19 rapid testing pilot program

The University of British Columbia will help select the test used in a new COVID-19 rapid testing study, the Vancouver International Airport and WestJet announced Thursday. “They (UBC) really have...

BC Liberals pledge ‘aggressive’ Massey Tunnel plan

If the BC Liberals are elected in a few weeks’ time, they will tackle the Massey Tunnel replacement saga with an “aggressive plan” to deliver “traffic sanity on Highway 99.” That was the pledge of...

Dr. Bonnie Henry doesn't foresee another full shutdown of the school system

B.C.’s top doctor says she doesn’t foresee a situation where the school system would need to close down, as it did in March. “That would mean that we were in dire straits in many other aspects of...

YVR terminates major infrastructure project due to COVID-19

With $525 million already spent, the Vancouver Airport Authority is halting a large-scale infrastructure project due to the impact COVID-19 has had on the aviation industry. The airport announced...

BCTF says federal funding should be spent on physical distancing, smaller class sizes

The $242 million in federal funding earmarked for B.C.’s return to in-class instruction should be used to decrease class sizes and promote physical distancing, according to the B.C. Teachers...

YVR, WestJet team up to offer COVID-19 testing through new pilot program

Vancouver International Airport and WestJet are launching a new pilot program which will make COVID-19 testing available to WestJet passengers on select departing flights out of YVR.  The two...

8 children in B.C. hospitalized with suspected inflammatory disorder linked to COVID-19

B.C. has reported its first suspected cases of a rare inflammatory disorder that's been associated with COVID-19 in some parts of the world. Eight children were diagnosed with suspected Multisystem...

Could llamas help fight COVID-19? A Richmond company and Canadian biotech coalition hope so

51 genetic sequences released for free in hopes of accelerating treatment development