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Rent hike increase in B.C. is frozen, but province says landlords can evict

VICTORIA — A payment plan has been set out for renters in British Columbia who haven't been able to pay rent during the COVID-19 pandemic as a government moratorium on evictions ends on Sept. 1. Renters in arrears between March 18 and Aug.

ALS drug funding approved for patients in B.C., up to 183 patients to benefit

VICTORIA — British Columbia's Health Ministry has negotiated an agreement with a manufacturer to allow for coverage of a drug used to slow the symptoms of ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. About 480 people in B.C.
B.C. COVID modelling shows potential second surge in September bigger than first

B.C. COVID modelling shows potential second surge in September bigger than first

Daily caseloads could reach 100 per day, surpassing B.C.'s pandemic peak back in April
B.C. parents outraged over 'disturbing' dolls some claim aim to sexualize children

B.C. parents outraged over 'disturbing' dolls some claim aim to sexualize children

One of the dolls has a button under her skirt that makes giggling and gasping sounds when you press it
More than one-third of British Columbians want tighter restrictions: poll

More than one-third of British Columbians want tighter restrictions: poll

38% of B.C. residents feel that restrictions “don’t go far enough.” while another 48% say the restrictions have been “about right.”
You can now report animal cruelty to Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers

You can now report animal cruelty to Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers

“Your anonymity is guaranteed, you won’t be called back, you will not be asked to go to court, and you may be eligible for a cash award of up to $5,000."

B.C. Health Minister issues warning for those planning on holding weekend events

VICTORIA — British Columbia's Health Minister urged those thinking of attending large events where social distancing isn't possible to re-think their plans, and warned bylaw officers would be out as enforcement.
B.C. is doubling the number of substance abuse beds for youth

B.C. is doubling the number of substance abuse beds for youth

There are currently just 124 withdrawal management and treatment and recovery beds for youth in the province

Man guilty of murdering his partner at hotel in Kelowna, B.C.

KELOWNA, B.C. — A judge has found a man from Surrey, B.C., guilty of second-degree murder, ruling that Tejwant Danjou intended to kill his partner or at least knew his violent actions could lead to her death.

Man suffers serious injuries in bear attack in remote area near Lillooet, B.C.

VANCOUVER — The BC Conservation Office Service says a man is recovering after he was seriously hurt by a bear while camping in a remote area near Lillooet over the weekend.