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New U.K. variant of COVID-19 confirmed in B.C.

A new, highly transmissible COVID-19 variant that has spread across the United Kingdom has been confirmed in B.C., involving a person who lives on Vancouver Island. It is the province’s first case...

Former B.C. legislature clerk charged with fraud, breach of trust

Craig Harley James, the former clerk of the Legislative Assembly of B.C., has been charged with four counts of breach of trust by a public officer and two counts of fraud in excess of $5,000. The...

How Canada Post is preparing for Christmas pandemic rush

Sending a parcel will now require more than just correct postage and an accurate address, as Canada Post has implemented a mandatory mask policy at all of its facilities across Canada. Anyone lining...

B.C. tourism marketing suspended amid travel restrictions

The marketing organization responsible for selling B.C. to the world is suspending all advertising and marketing until Nov. 23. Destination B.C. made the move after provincial health officer Dr....

Half of ballots may be cast already for Saturday's provincial election

B.C.’s election day is on Saturday, but half the ballots may have been cast already. Nearly 800,000 ballots had been received by Elections B.C. as of late Monday through in-person voting at advance...

Beedie makes first land buy on Vancouver Island

Major industrial developer snaps up 13 acres in Langford that is zoned for a wide variety of light industrial and commercial options

NDP announces $1.4b plan for new single-room seniors homes, continued wage top-up

NDP Leader John Horgan has announced a $1.4-billion decade-long capital plan to build new long-term-care facilities and eliminate multi-resident rooms, as well as providing greater oversight of...

406,000 mail-in ballots have been requested for Oct. 24 B.C. election

More than 406,000 people have registered for mail-in ballots since the Oct. 24 provincial election was called a week ago. Less than 24 hours after Premier John Horgan asked Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin to...

A sales boom for RVs; campgrounds brace for snowbird wave, even in winter

The largest recreational vehicle dealer in the province says it has been a record summer for sales, and he credits health orders to get outside and social distance during the pandemic for the...

Telus buys family-owned Price's Alarms as it expands security services

Billed as the oldest security company in Canada, Victoria-based Price’s Alarms is now part of the Telus empire. The family-owned company, which grew out of a locksmith business started in 1895, is...