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Ottawa's help needed so travellers follow quarantine plans: B.C.'s top doctor

VICTORIA — British Columbia's top doctor says she strongly encourages the federal government to use its resources to monitor international travellers entering the province instead of providing any help with contact tracing. Dr.
'Time is running out for him and me' — Metro Vancouver couple cope with separation under lockdown

'Time is running out for him and me' — Metro Vancouver couple cope with separation under lockdown

Brigitte Beurmann's husband lives under lockdown in a retirement home. As his dementia progresses, she's worried they won't get a chance to meet face-to-face again before he forgets her altogether.
B.C. confirms 10 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 2,517

B.C. confirms 10 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 2,517

There have been two new deaths.

B.C. premier says lessons to learn from past racism during response to pandemic

VICTORIA — British Columbia's premier is paying tribute to nearly 400 South Asians who were forced to leave Canada due to discriminatory policies more than a century ago.
Best buddies share B.C. lottery prize, but not a hug - yet

Best buddies share B.C. lottery prize, but not a hug - yet

Alan Barker and Langley’s Kathleen Cook are hoping for a dream reunion soon to celebrate their $2-million win.

New COVID-19 outbreak identified at frozen fruit plant in Abbotsford, B.C.

SURREY, B.C. — A new COVID-19 outbreak has been identified at a frozen fruit processing plant in Abbotsford, British Columbia.

Surging river prompts state of local emergency in Cache Creek, B.C.

CACHE CREEK, B.C. — A state of local emergency has been declared in Cache Creek, British Columbia, as a powerful river threatens to breach its banks.

Conservation officers issue warning after wolf approaches woman with stroller

PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. — Conservation officers are warning of a "significant increase" in wolf activity around Prince Rupert, B.C.

Vancouver Police report 'staggering' increase in Anti-Asian hate crimes

VANCOUVER — Anti-Asian racism has spiked since COVID-19 forced B.C. into a state of emergency in March and Vancouver police say that's driven an increase in hate crimes overall.
Only a quarter of B.C. businesses confident of restart

Only a quarter of B.C. businesses confident of restart

Half of the businesses surveyed expect that resuming operations will take at least two months.