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20 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths in B.C.; Dr.Henry addresses teacher case

20 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths in B.C.; Dr.Henry addresses teacher case

British Columbia’s Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced on Thursday 20 new cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths from the disease.
B.C. extends temporary layoff provision to a maximum of 24 weeks ending Aug. 30

B.C. extends temporary layoff provision to a maximum of 24 weeks ending Aug. 30

The province has extended the temporary layoff provision to a maximum of 24 weeks ending on Aug. 30, B.C. labour minister Harry Bains announced Thursday. The move comes after a meeting between Bains and B.C.
14 new COVID-19 cases in B.C.; one additional death

14 new COVID-19 cases in B.C.; one additional death

Outbreak at Maersk Distribution Canada Inc. in Delta declared over
B.C. reopens non-essential travel, film and television and movie theatres

B.C. reopens non-essential travel, film and television and movie theatres

B.C. enters Phase 3 of its restart plan
B.C.’s emergency-order carrots better than other provinces’ sticks: CCLA

B.C.’s emergency-order carrots better than other provinces’ sticks: CCLA

B.C. accounts for only 22 of an estimated 10,000 COVID-19-related law enforcement tickets issued across Canada, Canadian Civil Liberties Association says
B.C. museum releases 16,100+ historic Indigenous photos to public

B.C. museum releases 16,100+ historic Indigenous photos to public

The newly-digitized images span the late 1800s to the 1970s
Meng extradition hearing dates set; hearings to resume Aug. 17

Meng extradition hearing dates set; hearings to resume Aug. 17

Court to discuss admissibility of evidence from Canadian and U.S. authorities
Many B.C. businesses haven’t accounted for severance, ask for layoff extension

Many B.C. businesses haven’t accounted for severance, ask for layoff extension

Extension to August aligns with emergency benefits and would give businesses “breathing room” to return furloughed employees upon re-opening: Coalition group
Legislation could extend emergency orders for one more year: attorney general

Legislation could extend emergency orders for one more year: attorney general

Proposed act also allows for the creation of regulations that provide protections to “responsible” and compliant businesses and groups from civil liability related to COVID-19
Police seize $100,000 in drug-covered cash from Richmond casino

Police seize $100,000 in drug-covered cash from Richmond casino

Seizure carried out at halfway point of judicial inquiry into money laundering