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Log fire at Quesnel, B.C., mill could burn for days, but mill undamaged: West Fraser

QUESNEL, B.C. — Logs stored in the yard of a Quesnel, B.C., wood products mill are burning and the company that owns the mill says the flames could take days to put out.
B.C. to offer single-dose J&J vaccine to unvaccinated health-care workers first

B.C. to offer single-dose J&J vaccine to unvaccinated health-care workers first

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's unvaccinated health-care workers will be given the first opportunity to receive the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine against COVID-19 when it arrives in British Columbia next week, says the province's top docto
Vancouver housing provider sees overdose deaths double since last year

Vancouver housing provider sees overdose deaths double since last year

Atira lost 23 tenants and four guests to overdose this year compared to 13 for same period in 2020.
Over 1,500 toxic illicit drug deaths in B.C. in first nine months of 2021: coroner

Over 1,500 toxic illicit drug deaths in B.C. in first nine months of 2021: coroner

VICTORIA — British Columbia has set another record for illicit drug deaths, reaching a new high for the first nine months of this year, but the situation is "not without hope," a provincial health official says. The latest numbers from B.C.
About 3,000 unvaxxed health-care workers still on unpaid leave amid mandate

About 3,000 unvaxxed health-care workers still on unpaid leave amid mandate

Health-care workers in Northern Health region most reluctant to get the jab
Study shows Metro Vancouver overconfident, underprepared for storm-related power loss

Study shows Metro Vancouver overconfident, underprepared for storm-related power loss

VANCOUVER — BC Hydro says storm-related outages are more frequent in British Columbia due to climate change but when it comes to preparing for a blackout, a new report shows Lower Mainland residents are in the dark.
Man who's sorry for burning B.C. Masonic buildings gets 2.5 years with time served

Man who's sorry for burning B.C. Masonic buildings gets 2.5 years with time served

VANCOUVER — A man who caused more than $2.5 million in damage by setting fire to three Masonic buildings in Metro Vancouver has been given a 40-month prison sentence.
B.C. reports 1,438 new cases of COVID-19 over three days, 17 more deaths

B.C. reports 1,438 new cases of COVID-19 over three days, 17 more deaths

VICTORIA — British Columbia has reported 1,438 new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed over a three-day period, as well as 17 more deaths linked to the illness.
James Hart wins $100,000 Audain Prize as British Columbia's most distinguished artist

James Hart wins $100,000 Audain Prize as British Columbia's most distinguished artist

VANCOUVER — British Columbia carver James Hart, hereditary chief of the Eagle Clan of the Haida Nation, has won the $100,000 Audain Prize for Visual Art as the province's most distinguished artist.

Four fines issued after unprotected worker falls to his death from B.C. bridge

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Two companies and two supervisors have been fined in provincial court in Fort St. John, B.C., after a worker fell to his death from a bridge under construction in March 2019.