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Nearly 80% of B.C. residents support province’s plan to re-open: poll

Nearly 80% of B.C. residents support province’s plan to re-open: poll

Despite the overwhelming support, many residents said they feel the re-opening plan is moving too quickly.
This 101-year-old veteran aims to complete 101 laps around his B.C. retirement home to raise $101,000 for kids

This 101-year-old veteran aims to complete 101 laps around his B.C. retirement home to raise $101,000 for kids

“I’ve had a good eventful life. But my life is nearly over, I think, so I’m hoping that I can provide some solace to the youngsters coming on and that’s what it’s all about," says John Hillman.
Avoid close contact with mothers on Mother's Day: B.C. government

Avoid close contact with mothers on Mother's Day: B.C. government

"For now, avoid any close physical contact, unless your mother is in your immediate household."

Seizure of snake, weapons makes for unforgettable call for Vancouver police

VANCOUVER — Police have seized a boa constrictor and multiple weapons after responding to a 911 call about a fight at a tent city in Vancouver. Const.

Regional district issues evacuation order, alert in Quesnel, B.C., area

QUESNEL, B.C. — An evacuation order and alert have been issued for seven properties near Quesnel, British Columbia, due to risk of a landslide from flooding.

Save those hugs you'd give Mom on Mother's Day: B.C. health minister, top doctor

VICTORIA — British Columbia's health minister and provincial health officer are urging people to save their Mother's Day hugs for Mom until later, unless she lives in the same household. Adrian Dix and Dr.
Here's how to build an emergency kit, according to the B.C. government

Here's how to build an emergency kit, according to the B.C. government

As the end of Emergency Preparedness Week approaches, the Province of BC has issued some tips and an outline of what supplies should be readily available in your home in case of a disaster.
Huge job losses in B.C. indicate a 'hard road ahead': finance minister

Huge job losses in B.C. indicate a 'hard road ahead': finance minister

VANCOUVER — The retail, food and restaurant sectors are calling for more help in the wake of new job numbers that show B.C. lost about 264,000 jobs in April.
B.C. Housing tells Oppenheimer Park homeless to vacate grounds by 6 p.m. today

B.C. Housing tells Oppenheimer Park homeless to vacate grounds by 6 p.m. today

‘If people don’t leave the park voluntarily, police may be called upon to enforce the evacuation order’

B.C. government, Translink make agreement to keep transit rolling amid COVID

VANCOUVER — Metro Vancouver's transportation authority has reversed its plans to cut service and rescinded layoff notices to 1,500 people as it works out an emergency funding plan with the provincial government.