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ICBC pandemic response measures expire August 20

ICBC pandemic response measures expire August 20

The provincial insurer said August 7 that customers are reinsuring vehicles at higher than historic levels
Neglected pets seized from B.C. home were abandoned at start of pandemic

Neglected pets seized from B.C. home were abandoned at start of pandemic

The Regional Animal Protection Society seized six cats, two kittens and two small poodle-like dogs from the home on Saturday

Kamloops boat crash sends 2 passengers to hospital, police investigating

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Two vessels collided on the South Thompson River Saturday, sending two people to hospital, police said as they probed the incident. At about 3:30 p.m.

Vancouver's Sunset Beach closed to swimmers due to E. coli levels

Vancouver Coastal Health says Sunset Beach is not suitable for swimming because of high E. coli levels. The health authority put an advisory in place Saturday after a water quality test showed 1,375 E. coli per 100 mL.

Staff member tests positive for COVID-19 at long-term care home: Fraser Health

SURREY, B.C. — Fraser Health says a staff member at a long-term care home has tested positive for COVID-19. The health authority says in a statement that the case is at New Vista Care Home, which is operated by New Vista Care Society.
Over 5 million illegal cigarettes seized in B.C. last year: province

Over 5 million illegal cigarettes seized in B.C. last year: province

The seizure saves B.C. $1.4 million in potential taxation revenue loss, according to the province
Petition to legalize natural psychedelic drugs in Canada signed 13,000 times

Petition to legalize natural psychedelic drugs in Canada signed 13,000 times

"In the midst of an overdose crisis, accompanied by the causes of trauma, anxiety and depression, a wider range of treatment modalities, including those informed by ancient and indigenous knowledge, are urgently needed."

Vancouver Coastal Health adds 2 restaurants to possible COVID-19 exposure list

Vancouver Coastal Health says people who visited two Vancouver restaurants recently may have been exposed to COVID-19. The health authority added Pierre's Champagne Lounge and West Oak Restaurant to its list of possible current public exposures.

69 salmonella cases in the province linked to red onions, BC CDC says

VANCOUVER — The BC Centre for Disease Control is warning people in the province to check where their red onions came from amid a salmonella outbreak. The BC CDC says the outbreak has been linked to red onions imported from the U.S.
Deadlier drug mix deepens crisis; naloxone not effective against new substances

Deadlier drug mix deepens crisis; naloxone not effective against new substances