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B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations fall amid period of 'relative ease'

Health experts still warn of possible summer and fall COVID-19 waves

Ottawa bans China's Huawei, ZTE 5G equipment

Canada's five closest intelligence allies have already taken measures to ban the equipment over espionage concerns

B.C. legislature rekindles relations with Guyana

Burnaby North MLA travelled to Guyana for the May 9-11 Commonwealth Parliamentary Association training seminar

In B.C., the government will now pay for 75% of an EV charging station

Installing an EV in your home, apartment or city just got a little cheaper in B.C. after the federal government chipped in to the province's rebate program.

B.C. civil liberties watchdog seeks online police surveillance guidance from court

The Supreme Court of Canada is being asked to outline how far police can go in watching people's online behaviour.

B.C. man who swallowed mouthwash 'moments' before failed roadside test fights prohibition

A man claiming he was improperly given a roadside driving prohibition because he had consumed mouthwash moments earlier has had his case returned to the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles for a review.

‘Worst is yet to come’: B.C. inflation hits 6.7% in April

B.C. no longer trailing national inflation by significant margin

Employers need to clearly communicate hybrid work expectations

With the advent of forced remote working during COVID-19, recent polls suddenly show everybody with a job they can do away from their normal workplace is demanding flexibility from their...

ICBC tribunal case could go to Supreme Court of Canada

The Trial Lawyers Association of BC says a recent court decision upholding the NDP government policy moving some ICBC cases to the Civil Resolution Tribunal might be appealed to the Supreme Court of...