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B.C. to launch compulsory skilled trades certification system

B.C. to launch compulsory skilled trades certification system

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government is launching a compulsory skilled trades certification system that it says will strengthen economic recovery by addressing labour shortages and supporting higher-paying, more stable jobs.
Here's why you might see robots at Vancouver's airport, some hotels

Here's why you might see robots at Vancouver's airport, some hotels

Burnaby firm launches autonomous robots following $2M project
B.C. mayors back Vancouver's bid to decriminalize drugs, urge federal support

B.C. mayors back Vancouver's bid to decriminalize drugs, urge federal support

VANCOUVER — A plan by the City of Vancouver to gain Health Canada approval to decriminalize small amounts of illicit drugs has won support from the mayors of seven other British Columbia cities.
Second auto insurance rebate coming in B.C. as pandemic prompts crash savings

Second auto insurance rebate coming in B.C. as pandemic prompts crash savings

VICTORIA — A second insurance rebate is coming for British Columbia drivers thanks to lower claim costs due to fewer crashes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The government says the Insurance Corporation of B.C.
Bill tabled in U.S. Senate to allow cruise ships to permanently bypass B.C.

Bill tabled in U.S. Senate to allow cruise ships to permanently bypass B.C.

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has estimated that the cruise-ship sector adds about $2.2 billion to B.C.'s economy through the support of 13,866 jobs and almost $700 million in wages.
Top doctor says B.C. on track to ease more restrictions next week

Top doctor says B.C. on track to ease more restrictions next week

VICTORIA — British Columbia's top doctor says she's confident more COVID-19 restrictions can be lifted next week as planned due to dramatic declines in cases and transmission rates. Provincial health officer Dr.
Squamish Nation calls for old-growth logging moratorium in its territory

Squamish Nation calls for old-growth logging moratorium in its territory

SQUAMISH, B.C. — The Squamish Nation says it has notified the B.C.
B.C. not budging on July 1 date for Stage 3 of reopening plan

B.C. not budging on July 1 date for Stage 3 of reopening plan

Growing vaccination rates offer hope B.C.’s reopening plan on track
B.C.'s latest COVID-19 modelling data shows promising summer

B.C.'s latest COVID-19 modelling data shows promising summer

Worst modelling scenario shows daily cases remaining under about 250 through summer.
RCMP investigating a double murder find another body in the same B.C. community

RCMP investigating a double murder find another body in the same B.C. community

NARAMATA, B.C. — As Mounties investigated the double murder of two British Columbia brothers, they uncovered another death in the same community that they believe is a homicide.