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B.C. reports 85 new COVID-19 cases – most in more than 15 weeks

More people are actively fighting COVID-19 infections in B.C. than at any time since May 9

Province of B.C. to hire 500 COVID-19 contact tracers

The government of British Columbia will hire 500 health professionals to conduct contact tracing around the province, it announced Wednesday. This will involve following up with all British...

B.C. has highest number of active COVID-19 cases in three months

Number of new cases continues to be high, although there has not been a pandemic-related death so far this month in B.C.

School start delayed for students: Minister of Education

The Minister of Education, Rob Fleming, said that it's against health guidelines to allow students back into classes on Sept. 8 like other years, and an announcement will come in a few days on...

Over 5 million illegal cigarettes seized in B.C. last year: province

Over five million illegal cigarettes were taken off the street last year – many of which were seized in Metro Vancouver, the provincial government said Saturday. The illegal tobacco was seized...

Economy continues climbing out of deep hole

The long road to economic recovery for Canada started in May as production increased after two months of historic declines. According to Statistics Canada’s industry GDP estimates, the economy rose...

No B.C. deaths from COVID-19 for last 10 days

There were 131 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. since Friday

Homeless people moved out of Vancouver community centres

Roundhouse and Coal Harbour facilities provided refuge for approximately 200 homeless people

Who's getting sued: August 10, 2020

These corporate claims were filed with the BC Supreme Court registry in Vancouver. Information is derived from notices of civil claim. Civil claims have not been tested or proven in court.

Insider trading: August 10, 2020

The following is a list of stock trades made by corporate executives, directors and other company insiders of B.C.’s public companies filed in the week ended August 6, 2020. The information comes...