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Lynn Valley Care Centre, Haro Park Centre remain large clusters of COVID-19 outbreak

The two seniors' care facilities are among nine that have recorded cases in the province

U.S. Customs and Border Protection requested 1,000 troops on Canada border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has requested 1,000 troops to be stationed on the Canada-U.S. border to stop the spread of COVID-19, a leaked agency March 19 memo says. The memo, obtained...

Pandemic update: No new deaths, 66 new cases

New cases up since Wednesday, no new deaths

Expert: B.C. 's decision to centralize power to fight COVID-19 necessary but likely unpopular

B.C.'s decision on Thursday to suspend state-of-emergency status issued by municipalities in favour of a centralized provincial state-of-emergency is likely the right choice to effectively combat the...

B.C releases list of ‘essential services’ during COVID pandemic

The B.C. government has released an exhaustive list of businesses in the province which it declares an “essential service” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Essential services, according to the...

Canada, B.C. middle of pack for COVID-19 growth

AnalysisWorks data suggests COVID-19 growth follows seven-week 'S' curve

Trudeau cagey over U.S. troops at border, vows G20 will do ‘whatever it takes’ to stop COVID-19

What happened: The prime minister has acknowledged discussions about U.S. troops possibly being stationed closer to the Canadian border amid pandemic Why it matters: The border has already been...

B.C. centralizes COVID response, outlaws private resale of food and medical goods

Measures needed to avoid a 'patchwork' response to coronavirus outbreak

Home construction heats up after winter freeze

Housing starts bounced higher in February following a weather-induced January drop. Urban B.C. housing starts came in at an annualized rate of 38,286 units, up 55% from the 24,561 units the previous...

Corporations moving to virtual AGMs

Augmented reality avatars can put attendees in cyber boardroom