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Fraser Health changes school notifications for students, staff over COVID-19

Fraser Health changes school notifications for students, staff over COVID-19

SURREY, B.C. — The Fraser Health authority is changing the way it notifies people in schools about their exposures to COVID-19.
Settlement brings derelict hotels into City of Vancouver ownership

Settlement brings derelict hotels into City of Vancouver ownership

VANCOUVER — The City of Vancouver says it has reached a settlement with the owners of the Balmoral and Regent hotels to expropriate the derelict properties on the Downtown Eastside.

B.C.'s top doctors says be festive but with your own household to avoid COVID-19

VICTORIA — British Columbia's top doctor and the health minister are urging the public to slow the spread of COVID-19 this weekend by limiting any festive gatherings to immediate households. Dr.
Horgan says COVID-19 relief promise top priority of short B.C. legislature session

Horgan says COVID-19 relief promise top priority of short B.C. legislature session

VICTORIA — Premier John Horgan says his newly re-elected government will focus on ensuring families and individuals start receiving COVID-19 recovery benefits when the legislature resumes for a shortened session on Monday.
Former B.C. social worker arrested, facing fraud charges: RCMP

Former B.C. social worker arrested, facing fraud charges: RCMP

KELOWNA, B.C. — The RCMP say the B.C. Prosecution Service has approved 13 charges against a former social worker alleged to have stolen money from foster children in his care.
Federal-provincial cost-sharing deal aids B.C. public transit services in pandemic

Federal-provincial cost-sharing deal aids B.C. public transit services in pandemic

VANCOUVER — B.C. Transit, TransLink and BC Ferries will get more than $1 billion in pandemic relief funds under details of an agreement that were finalized on Friday by the federal and provincial governments.

Police dogs, helicopter assist in apprehending federal offender who escaped

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Police in Abbotsford, B.C., say a federal inmate is back in custody following a brief escape. They say in a statement that they responded to a report of shots fired Thursday just before 3 p.m.
High-risk seniors to get COVID-19 vaccine first in B.C.: provincial health officer

High-risk seniors to get COVID-19 vaccine first in B.C.: provincial health officer

VICTORIA — Seniors in British Columbia's long-term care homes and hospitals will be the first to get immunized against COVID-19 starting in the first week of January with two vaccines, the province's top doctor says. Dr.
New Place of Learning about Indigenous heritage proposed for New Westminster

New Place of Learning about Indigenous heritage proposed for New Westminster

The Musqueam Indian Band and Fraser River Discovery Centre Society team up to address the historic, cultural and contemporary aspects of the Fraser River from First Nations perspective.

Transportation Safety Board team to probe lifeboat incident off Vancouver

VANCOUVER — A Transportation Safety Board team has been assigned to investigate a marine accident that seriously injured two crew members from a freighter moored in English Bay, off Vancouver.