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B.C. seniors advocate says rapid testing of staff in care homes makes sense

B.C. seniors advocate says rapid testing of staff in care homes makes sense

About 3.8 million rapid COVID-19 tests, which can be processed where the patient is tested, rather than in a lab, arrived in Canada last week and are now in the hands of provincial health authorities, many of which are still evaluating how to use them.
'Dr. Bonnie Henry Pollinator Blend' seed packets raise thousands for food banks

'Dr. Bonnie Henry Pollinator Blend' seed packets raise thousands for food banks

'Bee kind, bee calm and bee safe'
Andrew Wilkinson steps down as B.C. Liberal leader before successor chosen

Andrew Wilkinson steps down as B.C. Liberal leader before successor chosen

VANCOUVER — The leader of British Columbia's Liberal party is stepping down before his successor is chosen, following last month's election that saw Premier John Horgan's NDP win a decisive majority government.
B.C. records 516 new COVID cases, 10 deaths as officials call for adherence to rules

B.C. records 516 new COVID cases, 10 deaths as officials call for adherence to rules

VICTORIA — British Columbia health officials are urging residents to follow their latest orders to slow the spread of COVID-19 and relieve the pressure on the health-care system.

Sixteen arrested after grow-op raid near Merritt, B.C.

MERRITT, B.C. — Sixteen people have been arrested and 800 cannabis plants seized after Mounties raided a property near Merritt, B.C.
Surrey announces new police chief for municipal force taking over from RCMP

Surrey announces new police chief for municipal force taking over from RCMP

SURREY, B.C. — The City of Surrey, B.C., has hired the deputy chief constable from the neighbouring city of Delta to head its new municipal police force. Norm Lipinski was announced as the new police chief at a news conference Friday.
Elections BC estimates higher voter turnout, still a historic low for B.C.

Elections BC estimates higher voter turnout, still a historic low for B.C.

VICTORIA — Elections BC has revised its estimated voter turnout for the provincial election in October, but the increased figure is still a historic low for the province.

Large dog shot and killed while attacking officers in Richmond, B.C.

RICHMOND, B.C. — Mounties in Richmond, B.C., shot and killed a large dog they say bit two officers. Police say in a news release that officers called for help when a suspect in a break and enter began fighting with them on Thursday night.
'The Good Doctor' actor Schiff released from hospital after COVID-19 treatment

'The Good Doctor' actor Schiff released from hospital after COVID-19 treatment

VANCOUVER — Actor Richard Schiff, who appears on the Vancouver-filmed TV series "The Good Doctor," has been released from hospital after being treated this week for COVID-19.
More pandemic protection needed for B.C. seniors as second COVID-19 wave hits: report

More pandemic protection needed for B.C. seniors as second COVID-19 wave hits: report

BURNABY, B.C. — An organization representing seniors-care providers in British Columbia has released new recommendations as a second wave of COVID-19 descends on the province.