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Children low risk to contract or spread COVID-19, says provincial health officer

Children low risk to contract or spread COVID-19, says provincial health officer

“It’s clear around the world that [children] are less likely to be infected with COVID-19 than adults."

B.C. provincial court to resume priority in-person proceedings in some cities

VANCOUVER — The Provincial Court of British Columbia says it will resume priority in-person proceedings in a number of cities next month.

B.C. reports no COVID-19 deaths, 11 new cases as restart enters second week

VICTORIA — British Columbia didn't report any new deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday, but there have been 11 additional cases of the virus. "I'm extremely pleased that today for the first time in a while we've had no new deaths from COVID-19 in B.C.
Separated by the border closure, B.C. residents are reuniting with their American loved ones at Peace Arch Park

Separated by the border closure, B.C. residents are reuniting with their American loved ones at Peace Arch Park

The border-straddling park serves as a loophole for families and couples impacted by the ongoing border closure
Vancouver mayor’s role as head of police board tested in dispute over VPD budget cuts

Vancouver mayor’s role as head of police board tested in dispute over VPD budget cuts

Kennedy Stewart’s predecessors Sam Sullivan and Gregor Robertson complained of conflict in dual role
Struggling to help special-needs children while B.C. schools are closed

Struggling to help special-needs children while B.C. schools are closed

“It’s created a lot more anxiety and stress and it’s created behavioural challenges for him.”
A new organization supporting LGBTQ2S+ law enforcement members in B.C. is launching today

A new organization supporting LGBTQ2S+ law enforcement members in B.C. is launching today

Out On Patrol will focus on community engagement, charitable work, and education.
B.C. tourism readies for a staycationing summer

B.C. tourism readies for a staycationing summer

The timeline for when provincial officials will allow people to travel outside their home regions is anybody’s guess. 

B.C. expands sexual assault survivor services with $10-million emergency program

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government has announced a three-year, $10 million grant program to provide swift access to compassionate and comprehensive care for survivors of sexual assault.

B.C. swamped with funding applications to restore oil and gas wells: minister

VICTORIA — More than 1,100 applications deluged a British Columbia program creating a funding plan to restore dormant and inactive oil and gas wells, within hours of the program's launch.