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COVID-19: Casinos in B.C. ordered to close

COVID-19: Casinos in B.C. ordered to close

The BC Lottery Corporation says the shutdown will be complete by 11:59 p.m. tonight. 

BC health officials announce nine new cases of COVID-19, most at care home

VANCOUVER — Health officials in British Columbia reported nine new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday as they urged residents to stop hoarding groceries and stockpiling supplies.

B.C. high school locked down lifted after staff member seriously injured

SURREY, B.C. — A lockdown was lifted Friday at a high school in Surrey, B.C., where a staff member was assaulted. The RCMP said a weapon was used in the assault, but haven't released any other details. The Mounties said a staff member at L.A.
Premier seeks to protect economy, health officer warns against societal shutdown

Premier seeks to protect economy, health officer warns against societal shutdown

VANCOUVER — Directives to cancel large gatherings and avoid international travel do not mean all of society needs to shut down in British Columbia, the provincial health officer said Friday. Dr.
BC Hydro offering deferrals, payment plans for people affected by COVID-19

BC Hydro offering deferrals, payment plans for people affected by COVID-19

BC Hydro has announced a plan to help customers struggling to pay their bills because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Provincial approval moves Saanich, B.C., closer to plastic bag ban

Provincial approval moves Saanich, B.C., closer to plastic bag ban

SAANICH, B.C. — The British Columbia government has reviewed and approved a bylaw proposed by the District of Saanich that will allow the Victoria-area suburb to eliminate single-use plastic grocery bags.
Schools a good place for kids during pandemic – for now: top B.C. health officer

Schools a good place for kids during pandemic – for now: top B.C. health officer

“If there are risks in schools absolutely we will close them. Otherwise we need to look at how we can make schools safe,” said Dr. Bonnie Henry

B.C. health officials advise against travel outside Canada, 250-plus gatherings

VANCOUVER — Health officials in British Columbia are advising against all non-essential travel outside of Canada including to the United States as COVID-19 continues its global spread.
ICBC adding enhanced security features to ID cards

ICBC adding enhanced security features to ID cards

ICBC is tackling identity fraud with new enhanced security features

Mountie in Richmond, B.C., charged after indecent acts investigated in Vancouver

VANCOUVER — An RCMP officer in British Columbia has been charged with 11 counts related to alleged indecent acts. A statement from the Richmond detachment says the incidents allegedly occurred near a school in Vancouver. Supt.