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No offence committed in hostage shooting: B.C. police watchdog

SURREY, B.C. — British Columbia's police watchdog says there are no reasonable grounds to believe an officer may have committed an offence when a woman who was being held hostage in Surrey last year was shot by police and later died.
B.C. health officer says homemade masks may prevent spread of COVID-19 to others

B.C. health officer says homemade masks may prevent spread of COVID-19 to others

VICTORIA — British Columbia's provincial health officer says wearing homemade or non-medical masks may prevent people from spreading droplets that cause COVID-19, but wearing a mask likely does little to protect a person from the virus. Dr.
Videoconferencing on way for B.C. students, teachers

Videoconferencing on way for B.C. students, teachers

Even our kids will be Zoom-ing at home now
Jump in overdose deaths in Vancouver highlight two health emergencies: city

Jump in overdose deaths in Vancouver highlight two health emergencies: city

VANCOUVER — A recent spike of overdose deaths in Vancouver is an important reminder there are two ongoing public health emergencies, the city says as the province grapples with the rollout of a safe supply of drugs for users.
Man licks door after angry outburst at a B.C. bank (VIDEO)

Man licks door after angry outburst at a B.C. bank (VIDEO)

He said he thought the seniors-only opening hour policy was 'unacceptable' and 'bulls**t'

B.C. residents and businesses get break on electricity bills for three months

VICTORIA — People who have lost their jobs or had their wages cut will get a three-month break on BC Hydro bills, while small businesses are also eligible to apply for similar relief.
BC Hydro offers credits, forgiveness to residents and businesses

BC Hydro offers credits, forgiveness to residents and businesses

BC Utilities Commission also approves one per cent rate reduction for all hydro customers

B.C. system now activated to catch speeders and red light violators

VICTORIA — Drivers in a hurry are on notice: the British Columbia government says 34 speed cameras at high-risk intersections around the province are operating and ready to ticket motorists.
B.C.'s lockdown to remain for weeks; some restrictions likely until vaccine found

B.C.'s lockdown to remain for weeks; some restrictions likely until vaccine found

Dr. Bonnie Henry said the first wave of the virus will likely last at least the next few weeks and into May, with a second phase expected in the fall
Two men arrested in COVID-19 scam at Airbnb suite in Victoria

Two men arrested in COVID-19 scam at Airbnb suite in Victoria

The alleged crime involves a phoney COVID-19 patient and stolen goods