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One person dead in New Year's Eve fire on Vancouver Island, RCMP say

DUNCAN, B.C. — RCMP say one person died in a fire on New Year's Eve in Duncan, B.C. Staff Sgt. Kurt Bosnell says in a statement the fire broke out on the fourth floor of a residential building.
More B.C. flights flagged for COVID-19 exposures

More B.C. flights flagged for COVID-19 exposures

The BCCDC has added more flights to its public exposures list
Interior Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at a Williams Lake care home

Interior Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at a Williams Lake care home

Interior Health is announcing a COVID-19 outbreak at Williams Lake Seniors Village (WLSV) and a temporary stop to all visits.
Horgan says B.C. will focus on pandemic economic recovery, health reform in 2021

Horgan says B.C. will focus on pandemic economic recovery, health reform in 2021

VICTORIA — Premier John Horgan says economic recovery and health-care changes are the British Columbia government's top priorities for 2021 after the COVID-19 pandemic tested people individually and the resilience of the province.
B.C.'s top doctor says 'start 2021 in the right space' by not gathering to celebrate

B.C.'s top doctor says 'start 2021 in the right space' by not gathering to celebrate

VICTORIA — British Columbia's provincial health officer is urging people to start 2021 by following COVID-19 precautions to prevent a surge in cases similar to those in other jurisdictions. Dr.
Heavy rain and snow warnings start the New Year for parts of B.C.

Heavy rain and snow warnings start the New Year for parts of B.C.

VANCOUVER — Rain and snowfall warnings have been posted for several areas in B.C. heading into the New Year. Environment Canada has issued rainfall warnings for Metro Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast, west Vancouver Island and Howe Sound.
B.C. cabinet staying in province during holiday season

B.C. cabinet staying in province during holiday season

Premier John Horgan and all of his cabinet ministers remained in B.C. for the holiday season, his office said in a statement Wednesday.
These are some of the custom licence plates ICBC rejected

These are some of the custom licence plates ICBC rejected

Nearly 2,000 personalized license plates were rejected in B.C. in 2019
B.C. mom who gave birth in a coma due to COVID-19 discharged from hospital

B.C. mom who gave birth in a coma due to COVID-19 discharged from hospital

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — A mother who had an emergency C-section in British Columbia while in a coma due to complications from COVID-19 returned home to her family in time for Christmas.
B.C. restricting alcohol sales, service on New Year's Eve to limit 'risky behaviour'

B.C. restricting alcohol sales, service on New Year's Eve to limit 'risky behaviour'

VICTORIA — Health officials in British Columbia are cutting off alcohol sales on New Year's Eve in an effort to prevent gatherings where COVID-19 can spread. Last call for alcohol will be at 8 p.m. on New Year's Eve and the ban continues until 9 a.m.