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Privacy commissioner rejects First Nations’ COVID-19 data release complaint

Privacy commissioner rejects First Nations’ COVID-19 data release complaint

B.C.’s Ministry of Health doesn’t have to give three First Nations COVID-19 data on cases outside their communities, B.C.’s information and privacy commissioner ruled Dec. 17 .

Two options on table to replace George Massey Tunnel in Metro Vancouver

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government says it has received a business case outlining two options to replace the 61-year-old George Massey Tunnel in Metro Vancouver.

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. deficit expected to hit $13.6 billion as pandemic costs mount

B.C. deficit expected to hit $13.6 billion as pandemic costs mount

Continuing COVID-19 response measures will add another $851 million in debt
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.
B.C. has deadliest week so far in pandemic, with 133 COVID-19 deaths

B.C. has deadliest week so far in pandemic, with 133 COVID-19 deaths

640 new cases were identified overnight, while hospitalizations stay at record level

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.