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Vancouver Fraser Port Authority coping well through 2020’s challenges, CEO says

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority coping well through 2020’s challenges, CEO says

The pandemic has caused the B.C. and the world to examine supply chain issues, challenges and changes
Dr. Bonnie Henry warns to stay vigilant as B.C. reports highest COVID death toll

Dr. Bonnie Henry warns to stay vigilant as B.C. reports highest COVID death toll

VICTORIA — British Columbia's provincial health officer is urging people to be patient and keep taking precautions to prevent transmission of COVID-19 as the province recorded its highest death toll in a single "tragic" day. Dr.
Long-term care workers to get priority vaccination in B.C. to protect elderly: doctor

Long-term care workers to get priority vaccination in B.C. to protect elderly: doctor

VICTORIA — Health-care workers in long-term care facilities and intensive care units will be the first to get vaccinated in British Columbia as an immunization program to beat COVID-19 gets underway next week, the province's top doctor says. Dr.
B.C. premier says nearly 4,000 high-risk people to be vaccinated next week

B.C. premier says nearly 4,000 high-risk people to be vaccinated next week

VICTORIA — British Columbia has recorded 566 new cases of COVID-19, which the provincial health officer and health minister say is the "start of encouraging trends" in the progression of the virus. However, Dr.
Council targets New Westminster police for 0% budget increase in 2021

Council targets New Westminster police for 0% budget increase in 2021

Impact on city budget and police department unknown
Finance minister says B.C. recovery benefits program accepting applications Dec. 18

Finance minister says B.C. recovery benefits program accepting applications Dec. 18

VICTORIA — People in British Columbia can start applying online for the government's pandemic recovery benefit for eligible families and individuals starting Dec. 18.
Increase in claims of elder abuse fuels further study by B.C.'s advocate for seniors

Increase in claims of elder abuse fuels further study by B.C.'s advocate for seniors

VICTORIA — B.C.'s seniors advocate says calls related to the abuse of elders have jumped, prompting a more thorough review of the problem.
COVID-19 restrictions in B.C. extended one month as case numbers climb

COVID-19 restrictions in B.C. extended one month as case numbers climb

VICTORIA — COVID-19 restrictions in British Columbia have been extended to Jan. 8 as the transmission and community spread of the illness remain high, the province's top doctor said Monday.
B.C. schools' winter break won't be extended in the face of COVID-19

B.C. schools' winter break won't be extended in the face of COVID-19

Dr. Bonnie Henry says in-school transmissions are low and schools remain a 'safe and important' place for students and educators
B.C. throne speech says NDP will focus on immediate action in COVID-19 battle

B.C. throne speech says NDP will focus on immediate action in COVID-19 battle

VICTORIA — The B.C. government is promising to immediately fight the spread of COVID-19 while also striving to meet its long-term goals on the province's economic recovery, climate change and reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.