Economy, Law & Politics

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Canada’s overall crime rate drops 8% during pandemic

Stay-at-home orders may be contributing factor: report

B.C. detects 150 new COVID-19 cases – most since June 11

More than 56% of B.C.'s total population has had at least one dose of vaccine

Opioid crimes up as COVID-fuelled overdose crisis continues

Cannabis crime rate continues drop since 2018 legalization

COVID-19: Province shifting vax strategy to reach those without a dose

Province to move from mass clinics to mobile, pop-up clinics for vaccinations

High second-dose vaccination rate still ‘achievable’ in B.C.

But B.C. unlikely to meet second-dose target by month’s end

B.C.'s money-laundering inquiry sets dates for new witnesses

One of the new witnesses will be Ross Alderson, the former director of Anti-Money Laundering at the BCLC

B.C. hits new 10-month low for COVID-19 hospitalizations

New infections returned to counts below 100 in each of the past three days

Vancouver’s sewage fentanyl load extremely high: Statistics Canada

Illicit drug levels in wastewater increasing in major cities

Who's getting sued: July 26, 2021

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.