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Parents should prep a plan B in case full-time school foiled: premier

VICTORIA — British Columbia Premier John Horgan says parents should prepare for a full return to classrooms this fall but also have a backup plan in case the COVID-19 pandemic forces further closures.
Special report: ‘Financialization’ of seniors’ care has failed B.C. families, critics say

Special report: ‘Financialization’ of seniors’ care has failed B.C. families, critics say

Some critics charge B.C. has moved too far with the private sector handling seniors’ care.

Man not criminally responsible for fatal shooting, assault, in Salmon Arm, B.C.

SALMON ARM , B.C. — A man accused in a deadly shooting and aggravated assault last year in a church in British Columbia's southern Interior has been found not criminally responsible for the attacks. A judge-alone trial in B.C.

Vancouver police say charge laid after attack on Asian senior with dementia

VANCOUVER — A charge has been laid in an alleged attack on a Vancouver senior with dementia after police said they were investigating a hate crime.
Vancouver council's call to ban 'street checks' rests with police board

Vancouver council's call to ban 'street checks' rests with police board

Vancouver council was unanimous Wednesday in move to ban police street checks of citizens
B.C. Premier disappointed by large gatherings: 'Come on, you're better than that'

B.C. Premier disappointed by large gatherings: 'Come on, you're better than that'

“We’re only going to be able to defeat this if we do it together,” said Horgan. “The challenge ahead of us is enormous.”
B.C. hotels could pivot to affordable multi-family rental housing

B.C. hotels could pivot to affordable multi-family rental housing

A plunge in revenue could be a window of opportunity for some hotels in Vancouver and across the province
Vancouver votes to halt police street checks, but police board has final say

Vancouver votes to halt police street checks, but police board has final say

VANCOUVER — Councillors in Vancouver have voted unanimously to ban officers from conducting street checks, the process of arbitrarily demanding and recording identification, outside of a police investigation.

Elderly couple found dead after fire destroys home in Surrey, B.C.

SURREY, B.C. — Two people have died in a house fire in B.C.'s Lower Mainland. Surrey Fire Service assistant chief Steve Serbic says crews were called just after 4:30 a.m. An elderly man and woman were pulled from the home a short time later.
Coquitlam teen Andrew Teel is an example of the power of love and hope in changing one’s destiny

Coquitlam teen Andrew Teel is an example of the power of love and hope in changing one’s destiny

Andrew Teel is the 2020 Courage to Come Back award recipient in the Youth category.