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BC NDP silent on China’s human rights; ambiguous on Belt and Road Initiative

Despite political norms, local critics of the Chinese Communist Party want to see provincial politicians stand up for democracy and B.C. residents facing alleged threats by Chinese agents

New COVID-19 infections stay high, as the positive-test rate rises above 3%

The BCCDC identified 167 new cases of the virus in the past 24 hours

Liberals pledge to strengthen privacy laws, improve data access

NDP, Greens fail to respond to multiple information requests

TransLink CEO to depart in February

What happened: CEO Kevin Desmond set to leave TransLink Why it matters: The job move comes as the transit authority still grapples with impacts of COVID-19 The head of TransLink is planning to make...

September overdose deaths down from August

Greater number of cases with “extreme fentanyl concentrations”

Surrey mayor boots RCMP advocate from council chamber

Police transition critic Ivan Scott confronts Doug McCallum

Aid to small business a day late and dollar short: Furstenau

Green Leader Sonia Furstenau campaigns in West Vancouver, says small business needs more help

Canadians report worsening mental health in pandemic: Angus Reid

Younger women report feeling more isolated and having worse mental health than last year, whereas vast majority of older people report good mental health

Three in four Canadians want government services to be available online post COVID-19

Interac survey shows Canadians agree the pandemic has emphasized the need for digital IDs, but continue to cite security as a key adoption concern

Suburbs besting Vancouver’s downtown office pace

While vacancy rates spike in the core, Metro Vancouver’s suburban office sector has seen a mild decrease, and absorption levels remain positive

171 B.C. doctors, dentists sign letter to City of Vancouver supporting mandatory mask use

A group of B.C. doctors and dentists – the same group that previously petitioned the provincial government to adopt a mandatory face-mask policy in August – has put its support behind a Vancouver...

Pandemic highlights risk of cyber security breaches, need for protection

With businesses and public institutions more reliant on technology than ever, the pandemic has highlighted the importance of good cyber security, which will be the focus of an upcoming panel...