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Vancouver police arrest 14 people after elementary school break-in

VANCOUVER — Fourteen people who entered an East Vancouver elementary school Saturday evening in a protest action aimed at securing emergency housing for homeless people during the COVID-19 pandemic were arrested.

BC Ferries ship sustained some damage after hitting berth, no one injured

VANCOUVER — A BC Ferries ship hit the dock at Tsawwassen ferry terminal, resulting in two cancelled departures and a four-hour disembarkment delay for some passengers.

B.C. to start issuing $2,000 tickets for price gouging, other offences

VANCOUVER — B.C. police and enforcement officers will start issuing $2,000 tickets for price gouging and reselling essential supplies during the COVID-19 state of emergency.

Wildfire near Squamish did not grow overnight, 50 per cent contained

VANCOUVER — The BC Wildfire Service says a fire near Squamish, B.C., is 50 per cent contained and has not grown. The service says in a statement Saturday that the fire, first discovered Thursday, is about two square kilometres in size.
Here’s why B.C. won’t be supporting a herd immunity strategy

Here’s why B.C. won’t be supporting a herd immunity strategy

“We’re not going to encourage people (to develop immunity) by getting sick with COVID-19.”

3 new COVID-19 deaths in B.C. for 81 total, says provincial health officer

VANCOUVER — British Columbians could see a "gradual...
Privacy breach company remains part of B.C. health data sharing

Privacy breach company remains part of B.C. health data sharing

LifeLabs was hit by an October ransomware data privacy breach affecting 15 million Canadians.
BC festivals join forces to deal with COVID-19 pandemic

BC festivals join forces to deal with COVID-19 pandemic

Over 50 of B.C.'s independent music festivals have formed the British Columbia Music Festival Collective.
B.C. confirms 29 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 1,647

B.C. confirms 29 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 1,647

"We're not going to be taking any measures in the next two weeks, but we are planning."
Two more people with COVID-19 flew on Kelowna flights in April

Two more people with COVID-19 flew on Kelowna flights in April

The BC CDC recommends those who may have been exposed to the infected person self monitor for 14 days after the flight, and isolate if they develop symptoms.