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Canada aims to double genomic surveillance for concerning variants

Canada aims to double genomic surveillance for concerning variants

VANCOUVER — A national agency leading a network of labs hunting for variants of COVID-19 is aiming to double its efforts across Canada as part of a global surveillance initiative to keep up with new strains that may become more prevalent.
SPCA seizes 40 animals 'in distress' from sled dog operation in B.C.

SPCA seizes 40 animals 'in distress' from sled dog operation in B.C.

SALMO, B.C. — The SPCA has seized 40 dogs from a sled dog operation in the West Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia following a cruelty investigation.
B.C. records uptick in COVID-19 cases as officials issue reminder about precautions

B.C. records uptick in COVID-19 cases as officials issue reminder about precautions

VICTORIA — Health officials in British Columbia are reminding residents to follow public health orders and restrictions after a significant rise in cases from earlier this week. Provincial health officer Dr.
B.C. records highest number of new COVID-19 infections in almost six weeks

B.C. records highest number of new COVID-19 infections in almost six weeks

COVID-19-related hospitalizations and deaths continue to trend downward.
B.C. records highest number of new COVID-19 infections in almost six weeks

B.C. records highest number of new COVID-19 infections in almost six weeks

COVID-19-related hospitalizations and deaths continue to trend downward.
Human rights groups renew call to abolish ‘street checks’ in Vancouver

Human rights groups renew call to abolish ‘street checks’ in Vancouver

Vancouver Police Board invites Union of BC Indian Chiefs, BC Civil Liberties Association to discuss street check audit
Point Roberts residents exempt of COVID testing at border

Point Roberts residents exempt of COVID testing at border

Washington State governor Jay Inslee reached out to the Canadian government to convey the concerns of residents
Separate overdoses prompt police warning about lethal drugs in Surrey, B.C.

Separate overdoses prompt police warning about lethal drugs in Surrey, B.C.

SURREY, B.C. — RCMP are warning of lethal illicit drugs circulating in Surrey, B.C., after separate overdoses in a short time frame.
Sea to Sky man’s mother remembers him as a free spirit full of passion

Sea to Sky man’s mother remembers him as a free spirit full of passion

45-year-old Dave Henkel died in an avalanche on Saturday.
For 'grandkids' future': 100-year-old Port Coquitlam grandma tells Trudeau to stop Trans Mountain

For 'grandkids' future': 100-year-old Port Coquitlam grandma tells Trudeau to stop Trans Mountain

Coquitlam groups opposed to Trans Mountain pipeline project are holding virtual protests to get their message to federal officials during the pandemic