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B.C. tree planter camps, other industries get new rules to prevent COVID-19 spread

VICTORIA — Thousands of tree planters in British Columbia will be screened for COVID-19 under new rules issued by the provincial health officer as they prepare to travel to remote communities to start their work.
BC Hydro warns of increase in scams due to COVID-19 pandemic

BC Hydro warns of increase in scams due to COVID-19 pandemic

BC Hydro says it has seen a 350 per cent increase in reported scams this month, when compared to March
B.C.'s essential service workers matched with child care

B.C.'s essential service workers matched with child care

More than 2,600 essential service workers in British Columbia have been referred to open child care spaces

B.C. RCMP say missing man believed armed and should not be approached

CHILLIWACK, B.C. — RCMP say a police incident in the southern part of the Columbia Valley in British Columbia has become a search for a missing man who may be armed.

Workers at second B.C. poultry plant test positive for COVID-19, says Dr. Henry

VICTORIA — Workers at a second poultry processing facility in British Columbia have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said Thursday. Two workers at Superior Poultry Processors Ltd.

Rising B.C. rivers may have peaked, others still show flood threat: forecaster

CACHE CREEK, B.C. — Residents in flood prone areas of British Columbia's central Interior spent an anxious night after further evacuation alerts issued Wednesday, but analysts say some rivers may have peaked.

Vancouver police investigate discovery of infant found dead in portable toilet

VANCOUVER — Police say they are investigating the discovery of a dead infant in a portable public toilet in Vancouver. A statement from the police department says the remains were found Wednesday on the city's Downtown Eastside. Const.
Deceased newborn baby found in Downtown Eastside portable washroom

Deceased newborn baby found in Downtown Eastside portable washroom

Vancouver police: ‘It has been a tough evening for the community and the department.’
B.C. regulator approves three more ride-hailing companies

B.C. regulator approves three more ride-hailing companies

B.C. has so far approved a total of 11 ride-hailing operators
B.C. premier considering requests to limit ferry travel during May long weekend

B.C. premier considering requests to limit ferry travel during May long weekend

Several municipal and regional leaders are pressing Horgan to put restrictions in place for next month's holiday