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B.C. blaze that destroyed homes near Squamish doubles in size: wildfire service

B.C. blaze that destroyed homes near Squamish doubles in size: wildfire service

SQUAMISH, B.C. — The first major blaze of British Columbia's 2020 fire season has doubled in size near Squamish, but the BC Wildfire Service says that is due to better mapping, not further spread of the flames.
Stay the course with COVID-19 restrictions and response, Dr. Bonnie Henry tells B.C.

Stay the course with COVID-19 restrictions and response, Dr. Bonnie Henry tells B.C.

“We know we still face the potential of growth in cases and deaths in British Columbia."
Province launches COVID-19 support service for B.C. businesses

Province launches COVID-19 support service for B.C. businesses

The service will function as a single point of contact for businesses looking for information and resources as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vancouver mayor says B.C. relief not enough to ward off layoffs, service cuts

VICTORIA — Vancouver's mayor says community relief measures introduced Thursday by the British Columbia government are not enough to prevent city layoffs and service cuts.
Crews make progress on uncontrolled wildfire north of Squamish, B.C.

Crews make progress on uncontrolled wildfire north of Squamish, B.C.

SQUAMISH, B.C. — The BC Wildfire Service says crews are making good progress on a ground fire that's so far charred one square kilometre of bush and trees in the Upper Squamish Valley.
Here's how ICBC will help motorists during the COVID-19 pandemic

Here's how ICBC will help motorists during the COVID-19 pandemic

In addition to previous logistical measures, ICBC has just announced more ways customers in need can find some relief
Fluevog designs 'The Dr. Henry' shoe inspired by B.C. provincial health officer

Fluevog designs 'The Dr. Henry' shoe inspired by B.C. provincial health officer

VANCOUVER — B.C. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is adding another title to her long list of credentials — shoe muse. John Fluevog Shoes is launching a limited edition shoe called "The Dr. Henry," inspired by the public health official.

Two B.C. paper mills face longer closures because of COVID-19 pandemic

RICHMOND, B.C. — The COVID-19 pandemic is the latest calamity to hit a British Columbia-based pulp and specialty printing company, forcing it to extend shutdowns at two B.C. mills until at least mid-summer.
B.C. government announces measures to help cash-strapped municipalities

B.C. government announces measures to help cash-strapped municipalities

Measures do not include tax deferment request of region’s mayors, or $200 million requested from Mayor Kennedy Stewart
Ocean advocate raises alarm as masks wash up on beaches

Ocean advocate raises alarm as masks wash up on beaches

A B.C.-based marine plastic pollution researcher is cautioning the discarded masks are compounding an already troubling problem in our oceans