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B.C. air ambulance targeted by laser over Vancouver Island: Transport Canada

VICTORIA — Transport Canada confirms a British Columbia air ambulance flying over Vancouver Island was deliberately targeted by someone shining a laser from the ground.
B.C. youth sports leagues could resume, with restrictions, in the coming months

B.C. youth sports leagues could resume, with restrictions, in the coming months

But sporting events will not take the same format they did before the pandemic

Search for missing B.C. woman prompts homicide fears, second death

VANCOUVER — Police are releasing more details about a British Columbia woman they fear may be the victim of a homicide.

Vancouver chicken plant closed after 28 workers test positive for COVID-19

VICTORIA — A chicken processing plant in Vancouver has been closed after 28 workers tested positive for COVID-19, the provincial health officer said Tuesday. Dr. Bonnie Henry said a COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the United Poultry Co. Ltd.
Resources help B.C. parents keep kids active without PE class or playgrounds

Resources help B.C. parents keep kids active without PE class or playgrounds

“For 50 years we have been telling people to get active and we are now the least active we have ever been.”

Zipcar to close operations and drive out of British Columbia on May 1

VANCOUVER — Car-sharing service Zipcar says it will stop operations on May 1 in British Columbia.

Vancouver's zero-waste policy runs afoul of its request for take-out containers

Vancouver is asking for donations of take-out containers and bottled water in what is an odd twist to the city's zero waste policies. The city says it needs the items to tackle hunger and thirst amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Flood warnings upgraded for much of B.C.'s Cariboo, Chilcotin regions

VANCOUVER — Flood warnings have been issued for a wide area of central British Columbia and the River Forecast Centre warns river levels will continue to rise through Wednesday.
Alert Bay's tsunami siren signals curfew to fight COVID-19, says B.C. mayor

Alert Bay's tsunami siren signals curfew to fight COVID-19, says B.C. mayor

ALERT BAY, B.C. — A remote coastal British Columbia community is preparing to sound its tsunami warning siren to help impose a nightly curfew to fight COVID-19, says the mayor of Alert Bay.
'Misjudgment in ship handling' to blame for hard landing: BC Ferries

'Misjudgment in ship handling' to blame for hard landing: BC Ferries

The bow of the 26-year-old ferry was damaged as it pulled into the berth at Tsawwassen