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B.C. says clearing surgery backlog will take at least 17 months

B.C. says clearing surgery backlog will take at least 17 months

VICTORIA — COVID-19 created a backlog of surgeries that could take two years to clear, even with an "ambitious plan" announced to increase health-care capacity, said Health Minister Adrian Dix.
Cavities put on notice as B.C. green lights dental offices

Cavities put on notice as B.C. green lights dental offices

Overdose deaths in B.C. jumped in March from February: coroner

VICTORIA — Overdose deaths in British Columbia jumped in March compared with February, and marked the first time the monthly death toll exceeded 100 in the past year.

Charges laid after 6,000 medical masks allegedly stolen from retirement home

VANCOUVER — A man has been charged after police say more than 6,000 face masks and containers of hand sanitizer were stolen from a Vancouver retirement home. Const. Tania Visintin says the alleged theft happened April 29 at Terraces on 7th.
B.C. Premier Horgan reaches out to NHL to offer place to play if NHL returns

B.C. Premier Horgan reaches out to NHL to offer place to play if NHL returns

B.C. schools to have ‘full re-launch in September’

B.C. schools to have ‘full re-launch in September’

Youth baseball could be back this summer, B.C. health officer says

Youth baseball could be back this summer, B.C. health officer says

B.C. to hold consultations on the 2021 budget but all gatherings will be virtual

VICTORIA — British Columbia's all-party legislative committee will hold public consultations on the upcoming provincial budget despite restrictions by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gangs producing drugs to get around border closures: Vancouver police

VANCOUVER — Gangs may be turning to producing illegal drugs in an effort to get around pandemic border closures and scrutiny on shipping routes, Vancouver police say.
B.C. slashes home school funding by 21 per cent as of July 1

B.C. slashes home school funding by 21 per cent as of July 1