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Layoffs at B.C. hospice that refused to offer medical assistance in dying

Layoffs at B.C. hospice that refused to offer medical assistance in dying

DELTA, B.C. — A British Columbia hospice that refused to offer medical assistance in dying has sent layoff notices to all clinical staff before its contract with the local health authority ends next month.
B.C. health officials urge residents to follow COVID-19 guidelines

B.C. health officials urge residents to follow COVID-19 guidelines

VICTORIA — British Columbia health officials say they understand the frustration directed at people who defy COVID-19 restrictions, but urged residents to continue following the guidelines to prevent infection. B.C.
B.C. health care workers add their names to list calling on work-camp closures during COVID-19

B.C. health care workers add their names to list calling on work-camp closures during COVID-19

An open letter written by Wet’suwet’en Ts’ako ze’ (female chiefs) is being backed by 400 health care workers in B.C. calling on the province to close work camps during the pandemic. The letter, addressed to Dr.
Impaired driving suspected in truck crash that set off gridlock in North Vancouver

Impaired driving suspected in truck crash that set off gridlock in North Vancouver

VANCOUVER — A man has been arrested on suspicion of impaired driving after a transport truck crashed on Highway 1 in North Vancouver, creating traffic chaos around the busy commuter route.
Fall from cliff kills snowboarder at B.C.'s Whistler Blackcomb ski resort

Fall from cliff kills snowboarder at B.C.'s Whistler Blackcomb ski resort

WHISTLER, B.C. — A snowboarder has died in an accident at the Whistler Blackcomb resort. RCMP confirm the man, in his mid-20s, fell about 20 metres from a cliff at one of the highest points of the resort, Thursday morning.
Man succumbs to injuries after shooting in Richmond, B.C., park, say RCMP

Man succumbs to injuries after shooting in Richmond, B.C., park, say RCMP

RICHMOND, B.C. — A man has died in a suspected targeted shooting in Richmond, B.C. RCMP say the victim was found in a park in the Steveston neighbourhood at around 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
British Columbians neglecting doctor visits in pandemic

British Columbians neglecting doctor visits in pandemic

Physicians create directory to ease access to health checks
Cowichan First Nation issues stay-at-home order as COVID-19 spreads on its reserve

Cowichan First Nation issues stay-at-home order as COVID-19 spreads on its reserve

DUNCAN, B.C. — The Cowichan First Nation on Vancouver Island has issued a shelter-in-place order as COVID-19 spreads through its territory.

Man's body found hours after man, woman fatally stabbed in southeastern B.C.: RCMP

CRESTON, B.C. — Mounties say the alleged suspect in a double homicide in southeastern British Columbia has been found dead. A statement from RCMP issued Thursday says a man's body was found in Salmo, B.C.
Family demands better oversight of B.C. care homes after outbreak kills 41 residents

Family demands better oversight of B.C. care homes after outbreak kills 41 residents

VANCOUVER — The last time Bernadette Cheung saw her grandmother, she looked smaller somehow. It was August and the isolation of the pandemic had taken a toll, but the elderly woman with dementia still smiled warmly through her care home window.