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COVID-19 outbreak spreads at Vancouver hospital, affecting 16 patients, 13 staff

COVID-19 outbreak spreads at Vancouver hospital, affecting 16 patients, 13 staff

VANCOUVER — Two more units have been added to a COVID-19 outbreak declared at Vancouver General Hospital.
Former teacher charged with sex offences found dead on Quadra Island

Former teacher charged with sex offences found dead on Quadra Island

Michael Andreassen Gregory, 57, of De Winton, Alta., was charged with six counts of sexual assault and 11 counts of sexual exploitation last week.
Lions Gate Hospital launches campaign for emergency mental health unit

Lions Gate Hospital launches campaign for emergency mental health unit

A new emergency mental health unit will be built into Lions Gate Hospital’s existing emergency department under a $5-million plan announced Tuesday by the hospital foundation.
B.C. seniors over age 80 to get info next week on when they'll get vaccinated

B.C. seniors over age 80 to get info next week on when they'll get vaccinated

VICTORIA — British Columbia is expected to start informing people over age 80 about their vaccinations for COVID-19 starting next week as the province prepares to open mass clinics while doing more in-depth testing for variants.
Teachers at school in Surrey, B.C., ask for more COVID-19 safety measures

Teachers at school in Surrey, B.C., ask for more COVID-19 safety measures

SURREY, B.C. — Teachers marched outside an elementary school Tuesday in Surrey, B.C., where a confirmed case of a COVID-19 variant has been reported to demand more safety measures.
Policy to allow B.C. restaurants to buy alcohol at wholesale prices made permanent

Policy to allow B.C. restaurants to buy alcohol at wholesale prices made permanent

Restaurant industry continues to lobby to be able to deliver packaged alcohol with meals on a permanent basis
Salmon farmers ask Ottawa for more time before closing B.C. fish farms

Salmon farmers ask Ottawa for more time before closing B.C. fish farms

VANCOUVER — A report commissioned by the BC Salmon Farmers Association says millions of juvenile salmon and eggs will be destroyed because of a federal decision to phase out fish farms in British Columbia's Discovery Islands.
Dentists, midwives and more approved to assist in B.C. vaccination clinics

Dentists, midwives and more approved to assist in B.C. vaccination clinics

Provincial health officer issues order allowing more professions to help with vaccinations
B.C.'s daily COVID-19 death count falls to one — lowest total in 13 weeks

B.C.'s daily COVID-19 death count falls to one — lowest total in 13 weeks

New infections saw an uptick, with 559 new cases in the past day – the second-highest total so far this month.
Human remains found at development site in Saanich

Human remains found at development site in Saanich

Ancestral human remains discovered in Saanich early Monday afternoon.