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Interior Health 'cautiously optimistic' after Revelstoke cluster grows to 49

Interior Health 'cautiously optimistic' after Revelstoke cluster grows to 49

The cluster of COVID-19 cases in Revelstoke has grown to 49 people as of Friday, but 26 of the infected people have now fully recovered. The cluster of cases in the small ski town was first disclosed by Interior Health on Nov.
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.
From recycling bins to hygiene wins: B.C. tech aims to make COVID-19 life safer

From recycling bins to hygiene wins: B.C. tech aims to make COVID-19 life safer

Stepping into an office foyer amid the pandemic might elicit the sense of navigating a minefield of touch points: Take a pen from the front desk, sign in on the communal log-in sheet, perhaps even get a temperature check with a device that’s be

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.
Rave, four parties busted for COVID-19 violations in B.C.

Rave, four parties busted for COVID-19 violations in B.C.

Police and city bylaw officers issued five fines in November for COVID-19 infractions.
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.
Can your B.C. employer fire you for not getting vaccinated?

Can your B.C. employer fire you for not getting vaccinated?

With vaccines rolling out in the new year, employers will seek assurances, but not everyone will want to comply, here’s what a Coquitlam labour lawyer says to consider
Walmart Canada to give 85K workers cash 'appreciation' bonus as COVID-19 surges

Walmart Canada to give 85K workers cash 'appreciation' bonus as COVID-19 surges

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Walmart Canada says it will be giving its workers new cash bonuses for their ongoing dedication during the pandemic.