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BC Ferries eligible for joint provincial-federal Safe Restart transit funding

VANCOUVER — The financially struggling BC Ferries will be eligible to receive funding through the joint federal and provincial Safe Restart Agreement.

Police seek witnesses, dashcam video, in Vancouver's tenth homicide of the year

Vancouver police are seeking witnesses to an assault last week on the city's Downtown Eastside, saying the details could be critical to what is now a homicide investigation.

B.C. provincial health officer calls on younger people to avoid parties

VICTORIA — British Columbia's provincial health officer called on young people to avoid large social gatherings as the province battles a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases. Dr.

Man charged with manslaughter after June death of woman in Surrey, B.C.

SURREY, B.C. — A charge of manslaughter has now been laid following the death of a woman in Surrey, B.C. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says a 47-year-old man was arrested Aug. 7.

Kamloops boat crash sends 2 passengers to hospital, police investigating

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Two vessels collided on the South Thompson River Saturday, sending two people to hospital, police said as they probed the incident. At about 3:30 p.m.

Vancouver's Sunset Beach closed to swimmers due to E. coli levels

Vancouver Coastal Health says Sunset Beach is not suitable for swimming because of high E. coli levels. The health authority put an advisory in place Saturday after a water quality test showed 1,375 E. coli per 100 mL.

Staff member tests positive for COVID-19 at long-term care home: Fraser Health

SURREY, B.C. — Fraser Health says a staff member at a long-term care home has tested positive for COVID-19. The health authority says in a statement that the case is at New Vista Care Home, which is operated by New Vista Care Society.

Vancouver Coastal Health adds 2 restaurants to possible COVID-19 exposure list

Vancouver Coastal Health says people who visited two Vancouver restaurants recently may have been exposed to COVID-19. The health authority added Pierre's Champagne Lounge and West Oak Restaurant to its list of possible current public exposures.

69 salmonella cases in the province linked to red onions, BC CDC says

VANCOUVER — The BC Centre for Disease Control is warning people in the province to check where their red onions came from amid a salmonella outbreak. The BC CDC says the outbreak has been linked to red onions imported from the U.S.

Coquitlam SAR rescues 17 campers stuck at Widgeon Lake due to poor weather

VANCOUVER — Coquitlam Search and Rescue helped 17 campers stranded at Widgeon Lake in Pinecone Burke Provincial Park Friday after their chartered float plane could not pick them up due to poor weather. The volunteer team received a call around 11 a.