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Surrey school board mandates masks for all K-12 students

Surrey school board mandates masks for all K-12 students

Surrey Board of Education will also employ take-home test kits and hopes to develop in-school vaccine clinics.
Canada-wide recall of mushrooms due to possible 'listeria contamination'

Canada-wide recall of mushrooms due to possible 'listeria contamination'

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick
B.C. parents, teachers, unions calls on school districts to announce mask mandates

B.C. parents, teachers, unions calls on school districts to announce mask mandates

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver School District's extension of a mask mandate that will include kindergarten to Grade 3 students starting Monday has prompted calls for more districts in British Columbia to follow suit in the absence of a provincewide publi
To curb emissions, Vancouver looks to tax new vehicles, launch citywide parking fees

To curb emissions, Vancouver looks to tax new vehicles, launch citywide parking fees

The two-part Climate Emergency Parking Program is expected to reduce the city's carbon emissions by up to 14%. Staff say it will also generate $60 million to help the city transition to more sustainable transportation options.
July ties dubious record for drug deaths in B.C., as overdose crisis continues

July ties dubious record for drug deaths in B.C., as overdose crisis continues

VICTORIA — A new report from British Columbia's coroner says suspected illicit drug toxicity deaths in July were the second highest the province ever recorded in a single month.
Inconspicuous advertorials catch B.C. Securities Commission eyes

Inconspicuous advertorials catch B.C. Securities Commission eyes

B.C.-based penny stock firms didn’t properly disclose marketing ads, says commission.
Judge denies request to extend forestry company's Fairy Creek injunction

Judge denies request to extend forestry company's Fairy Creek injunction

RCMP officers have made 1,101 arrests as of Monday.
Former cabinet minister faces pointed questions during Liberal leadership debate

Former cabinet minister faces pointed questions during Liberal leadership debate

VICTORIA — The first debate in British Columbia's Liberal leadership race saw candidates take aim at a former cabinet minister who left politics a decade ago, but now is seeking the party's top job.

Man charged with assaulting a Victoria police officer who was struck by vehicle

Victoria police say a man has been charged after a police officer was struck by a vehicle. The department says in a news release that the vehicle that struck the officer is alleged to have been stolen.
B.C. government lays out $260-million, five-year plan to move away from fossil fuels

B.C. government lays out $260-million, five-year plan to move away from fossil fuels

VANCOUVER — BC Hydro and the provincial government have announced a new five-year plan for the Crown corporation that provides incentives for people to switch from fossil fuels to electricity to power their homes, businesses and vehicles.