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Privacy watchdog rejects B.C. First Nation's bid to access location of COVID-19 cases

VICTORIA — B.C.'s information and privacy commissioner says the province is releasing enough information to allow First Nations and the public to mitigate the risks of COVID-19.
Big White ski resort in Kelowna, B.C., fires staff after spread of COVID-19

Big White ski resort in Kelowna, B.C., fires staff after spread of COVID-19

KELOWNA, B.C. — Big White Ski Resort says it has fired "a number" of staff after a cluster of 60 cases of COVID-19 was discovered earlier this week. Michael Ballingall, the senior vice-president for the Kelowna, B.C.
B.C. behind on climate goals, sets new 2025 emissions target to stay on track

B.C. behind on climate goals, sets new 2025 emissions target to stay on track

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government is setting a new target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 after determining it is further from reaching its goals than previously forecasted.
B.C. expanding enforcement measures in effort to crack down on COVID-19 rule breakers

B.C. expanding enforcement measures in effort to crack down on COVID-19 rule breakers

VICTORIA — New enforcement measures are coming into effect as part of British Columbia's crackdown on those who refuse to follow COVID-19 restrictions.

No charges approved against Vancouver police after B.C. man died during confrontation

VICTORIA — The B.C. Prosecution Service says no charges have been approved against Vancouver Police Department officers involved in the arrest of a Sechelt man five years ago.

First COVID-19 vaccination given in British Columbia

VICTORIA — The first COVID-19 vaccination was administered Tuesday in British Columbia as those working in long-term care facilities and intensive care units become the first people to take part in the province's immunization program.
Stricter enforcement coming to COVID-19 rule breakers, B.C. premier says

Stricter enforcement coming to COVID-19 rule breakers, B.C. premier says

VICTORIA — Premier John Horgan warns tighter enforcement is coming to those who refuse to follow British Columbia's COVID-19 restrictions. Horgan says B.C.
B.C. must improve supports for youth 'aging out' of government care: watchdog report

B.C. must improve supports for youth 'aging out' of government care: watchdog report

VICTORIA — British Columbia's representative for children and youth is calling on the province to improve its support system for youth aging out of government care.
Health order enforcement to amp up in the next two weeks: Horgan

Health order enforcement to amp up in the next two weeks: Horgan

B.C. Premier John Horgan said the province will increase enforcement of health orders in the next two weeks, including pursuing and collecting from those who are issued fines.
City, park board put plan in place to empty Vancouver tent encampment for homeless

City, park board put plan in place to empty Vancouver tent encampment for homeless

VANCOUVER — The City of Vancouver and the park board have released a plan to shut down a growing homeless encampment in Strathcona Park that has led to tensions in the surrounding neighbourhood.