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B.C.'s 911 flooded with COVID-19 calls

B.C.'s 911 flooded with COVID-19 calls

Don’t call 911 except for emergencies

B.C. loses 132,000 jobs in March as pandemic hits economy hard, says minister

VICTORIA — The COVID-19 pandemic has had an immediate impact on British Columbia's economy, resulting in 132,000 lost jobs last month and pushing the unemployment rate over seven per cent, Finance Minister Carole James said Thursday.

Parking enforcement returns in Vancouver's West End to force physical distancing

VANCOUVER — Parking enforcement has become the next tool in Vancouver's effort to encourage residents to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Artist turns grief into beautiful free illustrations inspired by B.C.'s Dr. Bonnie Henry

Artist turns grief into beautiful free illustrations inspired by B.C.'s Dr. Bonnie Henry

"I feel really lucky to be a visual communicator, to be able to capture moments in time in a way that speaks to people" says B.C. artist Sharon Montgomery

B.C. travellers must have self-isolation plan or face quarantine, says Horgan

VICTORIA — People returning to British Columbia from international travel are now legally required to present self-isolation plans or they will be placed in quarantine, Premier John Horgan said Wednesday.
Google location data shows how B.C. lives have changed amid COVID-19

Google location data shows how B.C. lives have changed amid COVID-19

We're not at work or using transit, but we are going to parks more, according to the data
B.C. homeless camp chicken manure human rights complaint dismissed

B.C. homeless camp chicken manure human rights complaint dismissed

But the tribunal will hear Abbotsford campers’ police pepper spray complaint in the long-running issue

$3 million fund to enhance digital libraries across British Columbia

VICTORIA — Libraries across British Columbia are getting $3 million to enhance their digital services. The Ministry of Education says the one-time investment will permit greater access to online learning and reading resources.
Easter Bunny declared an 'essential service' in B.C. as premier makes 'special eggs-emption'

Easter Bunny declared an 'essential service' in B.C. as premier makes 'special eggs-emption'

The legendary bunny can hop to it, despite orders for B.C. residents not to travel right now
BC Parks announces immediate closure of all provincial parks

BC Parks announces immediate closure of all provincial parks

British Columbia has the third largest parks system in North America, and as of right now, all the parks are closed