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Churches in B.C. get $18,400 in tickets for breaking COVID-19 rules

CHILLIWACK, B.C. — The RCMP say they have served tickets totalling $18,400 to representatives from three places of worship in British Columbia's Fraser Valley for violating public health orders.
No easy solutions to complex problem of high condo insurance premiums: B.C. report

No easy solutions to complex problem of high condo insurance premiums: B.C. report

VANCOUVER — A Crown corporation that regulates British Columbia's private-sector insurance companies says an average 40 per cent increase in condo insurance premiums resulted from various factors including risks that insurers face from earthquakes, w

Surge in website applications slows process for B.C. COVID-19 benefit

VICTORIA — A high volume of online applications for the British Columbia COVID-19 recovery benefit has slowed the process. Some users have reported getting an error on the site when making their application for the benefit of up to $1,000.

Burnaby Hospital fire that contributed to COVID-19 outbreak deemed arson: RCMP

BURNABY, B.C. — The RCMP say a fire that has been blamed for contributing to an outbreak of COVID-19 at a Metro Vancouver hospital was set deliberately.
B.C.'s top doctor says plan now for safe, COVID-free Christmas

B.C.'s top doctor says plan now for safe, COVID-free Christmas

VICTORIA — British Columbia's top doctor is advising people with chronic health conditions to contact their family doctor to determine if they should get vaccinated for COVID-19. Dr.
B.C. police watchdog investigates Vancouver officers' use of force in arrest of man

B.C. police watchdog investigates Vancouver officers' use of force in arrest of man

VANCOUVER — B.C.'s police complaint commissioner will proceed with a disciplinary-conduct investigation into the actions of seven Vancouver officers involved in the arrest of a man who died five years ago. The B.C.

Two options on table to replace George Massey Tunnel in Metro Vancouver

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government says it has received a business case outlining two options to replace the 61-year-old George Massey Tunnel in Metro Vancouver.

Privacy watchdog rejects B.C. First Nation's bid to access location of COVID-19 cases

VICTORIA — B.C.'s information and privacy commissioner says the province is releasing enough information to allow First Nations and the public to mitigate the risks of COVID-19.
Big White ski resort in Kelowna, B.C., fires staff after spread of COVID-19

Big White ski resort in Kelowna, B.C., fires staff after spread of COVID-19

KELOWNA, B.C. — Big White Ski Resort says it has fired "a number" of staff after a cluster of 60 cases of COVID-19 was discovered earlier this week. Michael Ballingall, the senior vice-president for the Kelowna, B.C.
B.C. behind on climate goals, sets new 2025 emissions target to stay on track

B.C. behind on climate goals, sets new 2025 emissions target to stay on track

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government is setting a new target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 after determining it is further from reaching its goals than previously forecasted.