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B.C. environmental group asks court to revoke government's wolf cull permits

B.C. environmental group asks court to revoke government's wolf cull permits

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia environmental group has launched a legal petition alleging the provincial government's wolf cull to save caribou is breaking federal and provincial laws. Pacific Wild Alliance wants the B.C.
B.C. government to control crowds at six busy parks with free day pass

B.C. government to control crowds at six busy parks with free day pass

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government is introducing a pilot program to control crowds at some of its busiest parks, as residents look to local destinations for recreation.
PHOTOS+VIDEO: This huge crowd gathered for a Vancouver drum circle during COVID-19

PHOTOS+VIDEO: This huge crowd gathered for a Vancouver drum circle during COVID-19

B.C. will match $1 billion from Ottawa to help jump start the pandemic economy

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government says it is matching $1 billion in federal government money to address the impacts of COVID-19 and help restart the economy. Premier John Horgan says in a news release the funding will secure some of B.C.
B.C., Alberta service puppies put through transit paces after pandemic delay

B.C., Alberta service puppies put through transit paces after pandemic delay

VANCOUVER — It appears that even service puppies can't escape the changes of the pandemic. Bill Thornton, the CEO of BC & Alberta Guide Dogs, says the new recruits are far behind on their transit training schedule because of COVID-19.

Separate quakes hit off B.C. and Alaska, but cause no damage, tsunami

VANCOUVER — A moderate earthquake has occurred off northwest Vancouver Island but emergency officials in British Columbia say it has not produced a tsunami. Earthquakes Canada says the magnitude 5.4 quake struck at 4:33 a.m.
B.C. tourism industry seeks $680M to rebuild after COVID-19 pandemic

B.C. tourism industry seeks $680M to rebuild after COVID-19 pandemic

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's tourism and hospitality sector believes it should receive more than one-third of a $1.5-billion COVID-19 recovery package pledged to the province by the federal government.

BC Liberals won't be in pride parade this year: Vancouver Pride Society

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Pride Society says the BC Liberals won't be part of next month's virtual pride parade after failing to take action against a member of its caucus accused of homophobia and transphobia.

B.C. announces funding for search and rescue groups amid spike in calls

VICTORIA — Sustainable funding is on the way for search and rescue groups in British Columbia that are seeing an uptick in calls in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
B.C. aims to clear surgery backlog in 15 months if COVID-19 surge doesn't happen

B.C. aims to clear surgery backlog in 15 months if COVID-19 surge doesn't happen

VICTORIA — British Columbia's health minister says the province has hired more staff and increased operating-room hours to catch up on cancelled surgeries but a significant surge in COVID-19 cases could impact recovery.
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