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ICBC reinstates all knowledge tests across B.C. by appointment

ICBC reinstates all knowledge tests across B.C. by appointment

ICBC is putting “extensive effort” into a plan to safely resume road testing.
Early detection COVID-19 scanner regions in B.C. revealed

Early detection COVID-19 scanner regions in B.C. revealed

The technology has become very useful for picking up a “twinkling” on the surface of COVID-19 patients’ lungs that indicates pneumonia
Vancouver Island's Pacific Rim park set to reopen, but Tofino mayor would still like visitors to stay away

Vancouver Island's Pacific Rim park set to reopen, but Tofino mayor would still like visitors to stay away

"The park, of course, will be ready to welcome visitors from farther afield once the provincial health officials give the go-ahead.”

B.C. takes precautions as it moves to restart in-person court hearings

VICTORIA — Courthouses and courtrooms around British Columbia are being assessed to ensure they meet health and safety requirements as the province moves to resume in-person hearings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

B.C. forests watchdog finds sediment from road work affecting fish habitat

VICTORIA — An investigation by British Columbia's independent forestry watchdog has found that sediment from roads posed a high risk to fish habitat in three of five watersheds it assessed.

New cat virus found at B.C. SPCA prompts science journal publication

VANCOUVER — The outbreak of a fast-spreading disease at the SPCA's animal centre in Vancouver has led to the discovery of a new feline virus that affected 43 cats in B.C.
'Peer-to-peer' car-sharing service Turo launching in B.C. soon

'Peer-to-peer' car-sharing service Turo launching in B.C. soon

The world's largest peer-to-peer car sharing platform says it is preparing for "imminent expansion" into B.C.

Car-sharing service Turo says launch into B.C. market is 'imminent'

VANCOUVER — Fans of car-sharing services in British Columbia are about to get another option within weeks of the closure of two other car-share businesses in the province.
Phase 3 of B.C.'s 'restart' plan still weeks away: Horgan

Phase 3 of B.C.'s 'restart' plan still weeks away: Horgan

Any thoughts of removing additional COVID-19 restrictions in B.C. are still at least three weeks away
Vancouver council approves temporary patio expansion for restaurants, bars

Vancouver council approves temporary patio expansion for restaurants, bars

City will waive application and permit fees, approve permits within two days