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COVID-19 outbreak declared at poultry processing plant in Surrey, B.C.

SURREY, B.C. — Fraser Health officials have declared a COVID-19 outbreak at a poultry processing plant in Surrey, B.C.

B.C. government to give more than $8 million for programs to curb gang violence

VICTORIA — British Columbia is providing $8.6 million in grants for communities and families dealing with gun and gang violence.
B.C. Human Rights Tribunal to hear complaint against UBC Okanagan

B.C. Human Rights Tribunal to hear complaint against UBC Okanagan

VANCOUVER — A B.C. Human Rights Tribunal hearing is set to start Monday after the B.C. Supreme Court recently dismissed a petition to prevent it from deciding on a complaint from a former student at the University of British Columbia.
B.C. doctors defend province's approach to releasing COVID-19 data

B.C. doctors defend province's approach to releasing COVID-19 data

VICTORIA — British Columbia’s top two doctors are defending the province's approach to releasing data on COVID-19 but say they'll provide more information about case counts in neighbourhoods rather than large health regions so it may be more helpful
Public must help guide future of artificial intelligence, expert say

Public must help guide future of artificial intelligence, expert say

Speakers at privacy and security summit weigh risks and benefits of AI.
Clock ticks on B.C.-China ‘Belt and Road’ MOU; Australia punts their own

Clock ticks on B.C.-China ‘Belt and Road’ MOU; Australia punts their own

As Australia terminates a state MOU on China’s Belt and Road Initiative, B.C. is soon forced to face its own decision
RCMP officer, fire chief use climbing gear to rescue dog stuck on ledge in B.C.

RCMP officer, fire chief use climbing gear to rescue dog stuck on ledge in B.C.

LOGAN LAKE, B.C. — A large dog has many more walks ahead thanks to the actions of an RCMP officer and a volunteer fire chief in British Columbia's southern Interior. Cpl.
New app connects B.C. youth to mental health and addiction services

New app connects B.C. youth to mental health and addiction services

Services include drop-in and scheduled counselling, primary care, peer support and group sessions.
Could vaccinating kids get B.C. to herd immunity?

Could vaccinating kids get B.C. to herd immunity?

While some experts are skeptical that B.C., and indeed Canada, could reach herd immunity, at least one SFU expert says it depends on how you define the 'herd' and targeting children could be a tipping point
B.C. teacher donates $100,000 to school she taught at for 41 years

B.C. teacher donates $100,000 to school she taught at for 41 years

The school's principal said the donation was a beacon of light and hope during the pandemic.