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British Columbia to end state of emergency caused by wildfires on Tuesday night

British Columbia to end state of emergency caused by wildfires on Tuesday night

VICTORIA — The B.C. government is ending a provincial state of emergency because of wildfires on Tuesday night. The government says it is taking the step based on advice from emergency management and wildfire officials.
'They have no choice in this': Henry urges people not to get frustrated with employees checking vaccine status

'They have no choice in this': Henry urges people not to get frustrated with employees checking vaccine status

The BC Vaccine Card program is now in effect.
B.C. COVID-19 vaccine card could help loosen some pandemic restrictions: Henry

B.C. COVID-19 vaccine card could help loosen some pandemic restrictions: Henry

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's top doctor says she hopes the COVID-19 vaccine card system that came into effect Monday could support the loosening of some pandemic-related restrictions, including indoor capacity limits, in the coming weeks.
Dr. Bonnie Henry comments on third COVID-19 vaccine dose for some B.C. residents

Dr. Bonnie Henry comments on third COVID-19 vaccine dose for some B.C. residents

The people in this first group will receive a text notifying them to go into any clinic in B.C. to get their third dose this week.
B.C. making COVID-19 vaccine a 'condition of employment' for all health-care workers

B.C. making COVID-19 vaccine a 'condition of employment' for all health-care workers

The new mandatory vaccination order will apply to a wide section of health-care workers, students and volunteers, and will come into effect Oct. 26.
B.C. drops budget deficit forecast, but points to uneven, uncertain pandemic recovery

B.C. drops budget deficit forecast, but points to uneven, uncertain pandemic recovery

VICTORIA — The health and economic risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic cast uncertainty on the financial horizon in British Columbia despite signs of recovery, says Finance Minister Selina Robinson. B.C.
B.C. sees 'improved economic outlook' in province’s first 2021 quarterly finance report

B.C. sees 'improved economic outlook' in province’s first 2021 quarterly finance report

Real GDP growth for the year has been upgraded to 6% from 4.4%
Health alert: Canada-wide frozen chicken recall issued after possible listeria contamination

Health alert: Canada-wide frozen chicken recall issued after possible listeria contamination

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick.

B.C. police watchdog called after armed man fatally shot on Vancouver Island

VICTORIA — Police on Vancouver Island say British Columbia's police watchdog has been called to investigate after an officer fatally shot an armed man on Sunday.
RCMP make 27 more arrests at B.C. old-growth logging blockades

RCMP make 27 more arrests at B.C. old-growth logging blockades

PORT RENFREW, B.C. — RCMP enforcement of a B.C. Supreme Court injunction against blockades set up to prevent old-growth logging on Vancouver Island continued this weekend.