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COVID-19 hospital admissions, deaths tick down as cold and flu season approaches

COVID-19 hospital admissions, deaths tick down as cold and flu season approaches

VICTORIA — The latest COVID-19 numbers from the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control show the number of people admitted to hospital with the illness is declining. The weekly report says 142 people were hospitalized during the week of Sept.
B.C. gondola operator sues security firm it hired before cable cut a second time

B.C. gondola operator sues security firm it hired before cable cut a second time

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia gondola company whose main suspension cable has twice been deliberately cut has filed a lawsuit against the security company it hired to design and install a new, upgraded system after the first crime in August 2019.
B.C. Liberal leader says more supply is answer to housing affordability crisis

B.C. Liberal leader says more supply is answer to housing affordability crisis

WHISTLER, B.C. — British Columbia's Liberal leader says more supply is the answer to the province's housing affordability crisis, while some local leaders also called for more immediate action.
B.C. aerospace industry comeback gaining altitude

B.C. aerospace industry comeback gaining altitude

Return of travel, more F-35 certainty bolster business for local aerospace companies.
Vancouver election chief challenges use of Chinese and Persian names on ballots

Vancouver election chief challenges use of Chinese and Persian names on ballots

Vancouver's chief election officer has filed a court application seeking to declare that 15 candidates in upcoming municipal votes are not entitled to have their names on the ballot papers using Chinese, Persian or other non-Latin characters.
New $84.4M water system in Abbotsford, B.C., aims for climate resilience

New $84.4M water system in Abbotsford, B.C., aims for climate resilience

WHISTLER, B.C. — The City of Abbotsford is getting funding help from the B.C. government to bolster its drinking water system against floods, wildfires and other climate-related disasters.
Chicago Cubs call up P.G.'s Jared Young

Chicago Cubs call up P.G.'s Jared Young

Twenty-seven-year-old infielder/outfielder makes Prince George sports history as first player to ever be called up to Major League Baseball team
North Vancouver RCMP investigate early morning shots fired

North Vancouver RCMP investigate early morning shots fired

Neighbours describe hearing four or five shots in the 1100 block of Cloverley Street.
UBCM: Municipalities want big pharma lawsuit cash for opioid response

UBCM: Municipalities want big pharma lawsuit cash for opioid response

Some funds from the Purdue Pharma Canada lawsuit should be routed to local governments to deal with the unintended consequence of the opioid emergency response, UBCM delegates say.
"They're funding three tires. You can't go anywhere with three  tires."

"They're funding three tires. You can't go anywhere with three tires."

Fort St. John mayor uses analogy to describe province's funding shortfall