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Tofino resort operators face difficult decisions during pandemic

Tofino resort operators face difficult decisions during pandemic

Of all the resorts in Tofino, the Wickaninnish Inn is the only one to remain closed. 
Wait times for status cards an example of systemic racism, says petition

Wait times for status cards an example of systemic racism, says petition

Wait times for status card renewals should be the same as passports, as they are both government-issued identity documents, says Vivian Hermansen, who's drafted a petition calling on the House of Commons to find solutions.
'Pertinent' data delays new recommendations for AstraZeneca use in Canada

'Pertinent' data delays new recommendations for AstraZeneca use in Canada

Committee cancelled media briefing earlier this week to review new data, says Canada's top doctor
Who can book? Island tourism operators seek more clarity on health orders

Who can book? Island tourism operators seek more clarity on health orders

"I'm getting calls like: I'm in Parksville. I've got a booking from people in Nanaimo … is that OK?'"
Millions for addiction and mental health in B.C.'s budget for 'unprecedented need'

Millions for addiction and mental health in B.C.'s budget for 'unprecedented need'

VICTORIA — British Columbia's finance minister says the government is making the largest investment in mental health and addictions in the province's history as part of Budget 2021.
How this Vancouver eatery is handling B.C.'s extended indoor dining ban (VIDEO)

How this Vancouver eatery is handling B.C.'s extended indoor dining ban (VIDEO)

"I think it's going to be a little bit haywire on the back half of this year."
B.C. budget big on social and health care spending

B.C. budget big on social and health care spending

Budget has no new taxes, $13 billion in new spending and $9.7 billion deficit

Highlights of the B.C. budget, which includes billions in pandemic recovery spending

VICTORIA — Highlights of the British Columbia budget presented Tuesday: — $26.4 billion capital plan over three years to build hospitals, schools, transit and roads while creating 85,000 jobs.
B.C. budget extends business support programs

B.C. budget extends business support programs

Budget lacking in its vision for a competitive, post-pandemic economy: GVBOT
B.C. forecasts smaller deficits, slow recovery over next three years

B.C. forecasts smaller deficits, slow recovery over next three years

Real GDP won’t return to pre-pandemic levels until 2022, according to the Ministry of Finance