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B.C.'s income and disability rates to increase by $175 per month in April

B.C.'s income and disability rates to increase by $175 per month in April

VICTORIA — Income and disability assistance rates in British Columbia are being raised by $175 per month starting in April, Nicholas Simons, the minister of social development and poverty reduction, said Tuesday.
B.C.'s top doctor urges people to follow COVID-19 rules on St. Patrick's Day

B.C.'s top doctor urges people to follow COVID-19 rules on St. Patrick's Day

VICTORIA — B.C.'s top doctor is reminding the public to follow COVID-19 rules during St. Patrick's Day celebrations, while the province has again extended its ongoing state of emergency in response to the pandemic. Dr.
B.C.'s year-long state of emergency has led to over $1.2 million in fines

B.C.'s year-long state of emergency has led to over $1.2 million in fines

As B.C. passes a year under a state of emergency, $876,530 in fines have been issued for violations of provincial COVID-19 restrictions and just under $370,000 in fines have been handed out for breaches of the Federal Quarantine Act in the province.
COVID-19 update: B.C. formally extends provincial state of emergency

COVID-19 update: B.C. formally extends provincial state of emergency

B.C. is currently in its longest state of emergency in history
Union points to high COVID work claims by teachers as proof all students need masks

Union points to high COVID work claims by teachers as proof all students need masks

VANCOUVER — The head of the British Columbia Teachers' Federation is citing a high number of COVID-19 workplace claims in her renewed call for the province to require all students to wear masks in classrooms.
Lower Mainland mayors urge province to expand role of municipal emergency responders

Lower Mainland mayors urge province to expand role of municipal emergency responders

DELTA, B.C. — A group of 11 Metro Vancouver mayors say recent long delays for ambulance service should prompt the provincial government to reconsider the role of other municipal emergency responders.
Two workers have died after crane topples on Gabriola Island: B.C. RCMP

Two workers have died after crane topples on Gabriola Island: B.C. RCMP

GABRIOLA, B.C. — The RCMP say two workers have died after a crane toppled on Gabriola Island in British Columbia. The Mounties say in a news release that police and emergency services were called to a construction site Tuesday morning.
Severe COVID-19 illnesses rise in B.C. as new daily cases remain high

Severe COVID-19 illnesses rise in B.C. as new daily cases remain high

The number of people suffering severe illnesses related to COVID-19 infections continues to increase, although some good news is that there were no new deaths among people who carry the virus in the past day.
B.C. government announces 'largest-ever permanent increase to income assistance'

B.C. government announces 'largest-ever permanent increase to income assistance'

The boost to income and disability assistance, as well as to the seniors supplement, is expected to benefit more than 300,000 British Columbians, says the government
Severe COVID-19 illnesses rise in B.C. as new daily cases remain high

Severe COVID-19 illnesses rise in B.C. as new daily cases remain high