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More than three million British Columbians fully vaccinated

Active infections rose to a six-week high of 1,231.

Copyright royalty collector can’t enforce licences: court

Collectives need to work harder to serve customers, lawyers say

Meng Wanzhou extradition hearings enter final phase next week

The process was delayed for three months from the original scheduled final committal date of May, when Meng asked the court to introduce new evidence from HSBC.

Judge upholds constitutionality of freeze orders on Bridgemark Group

Freeze orders against public market participants not an unreasonable invasion of privacy, B.C. Supreme Court rules

Lumber bolsters B.C. manufacturing sales

Manufacturing sales held near record-high levels in May, propelled again by the stratospheric rise in wood-product prices. Total factory shipments rose 1.2% to a seasonally adjusted $5.52 billion,...

New COVID-19 cases in B.C. surge above 200

Province's number of active infections returns above 1,000 for first time since June 25

Lotteries? Mandates? Key to vaccinations might simply be education

Expert says it’s unclear if incentives boost vaccination rates

Decreased crime consistent with pandemic restrictions: Farnworth

Decreased police-reported numbers of property crimes and sexual assaults are consistent with COVID-19 pandemic impacts and related stay-at-home orders and social distancing, B.C.’s minister of public...

Interior continues to be B.C.'s COVID-19 hot spot

New mask mandate goes into effect at midnight in the Central Okanagan