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High school ultimate teams across B.C. take part in Isolympic Games (VIDEO)

High school ultimate teams across B.C. take part in Isolympic Games (VIDEO)

Sixteen ultimate teams from across the province took part in the fun competition that was completed through video submissions from students at home.
On the mend from COVID-19, B.C. couple longing for hugs, return to normalcy

On the mend from COVID-19, B.C. couple longing for hugs, return to normalcy

“It’s like you’ve got a couple of concrete blocks sitting on top of your chest."
Some Metro Vancouver roads are being reallocated to pedestrians to support physical distancing

Some Metro Vancouver roads are being reallocated to pedestrians to support physical distancing

“When we have areas where we are seeing crowding from a pedestrian point of view, we just need to make changes. We know our road usage has gone way down during this crisis."
BCIT is offering an online course for frontline workers caring for COVID-19 patients

BCIT is offering an online course for frontline workers caring for COVID-19 patients

The open-learning course is specifically designed for registered nurses and healthcare providers caring for patients requiring high acuity care, specialty monitoring, and critical care – including mechanical ventilation.
B.C. launches online music, entertainment hub

B.C. launches online music, entertainment hub

Showcase BC will host free live-streamed concerts and provide one-time grants to artists.
Family court orders stand during COVID-19 crisis

Family court orders stand during COVID-19 crisis

While most courts are shut down because of the health crisis, urgent matters are still being heard via telephone conferencing.
North Vancouver care home COVID-19 patients offered controversial treatment drug

North Vancouver care home COVID-19 patients offered controversial treatment drug

The drugs have been used for decades as anti-malarial drugs and are also used to control immune system activity in chronic conditions such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
B.C. reports 35 new COVID-19 cases, three new deaths

B.C. reports 35 new COVID-19 cases, three new deaths

This brings the provincial total to 1,445 cases of the virus.
FortisBC introduces new financial support for customers

FortisBC introduces new financial support for customers

Residential customers who sign up for FortisBC's COVID-19 Customer Recovery Fund will automatically have their bill payments deferred from April 1 to June 30.
BC Ferries, highways busy with long weekend travellers, despite 'stay home' pleas

BC Ferries, highways busy with long weekend travellers, despite 'stay home' pleas

Residents of smaller communities across B.C. watched as BC Ferries and highways brought out-of-towners in for the holiday long weekend