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B.C. sees spike in COVID-19 cases as officials call on public to follow health orders

B.C. sees spike in COVID-19 cases as officials call on public to follow health orders

VICTORIA — British Columbia health officials are reporting a dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases, while they order a pause indoor physical activities. B.C. recorded 941 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and 10 deaths.
Vancouver proposes tax hike as COVID-19 digs a $100-million revenue hole

Vancouver proposes tax hike as COVID-19 digs a $100-million revenue hole

VANCOUVER — The City of Vancouver says the COVID-19 pandemic has had a "significant impact" on its finances, including a projected $85-million drop in revenue and $13 million in additional costs.
B.C. health officials try to clear up confusion over COVID-19 restrictions

B.C. health officials try to clear up confusion over COVID-19 restrictions

VICTORIA — British Columbia health officials are working to clear up confusion surrounding COVID-19 restriction guidelines announced last week. Provincial health officer Dr.
B.C. Liberals name legislator Shirley Bond as interim party leader

B.C. Liberals name legislator Shirley Bond as interim party leader

VICTORIA — Longtime legislature member Shirley Bond will serve as the B.C. Liberal party's interim leader after Andrew Wilkinson's resignation on Saturday.
Andrew Wilkinson steps down as B.C. Liberal leader before successor chosen

Andrew Wilkinson steps down as B.C. Liberal leader before successor chosen

VANCOUVER — The leader of British Columbia's Liberal party is stepping down before his successor is chosen, following last month's election that saw Premier John Horgan's NDP win a decisive majority government.
B.C. records 516 new COVID cases, 10 deaths as officials call for adherence to rules

B.C. records 516 new COVID cases, 10 deaths as officials call for adherence to rules

VICTORIA — British Columbia health officials are urging residents to follow their latest orders to slow the spread of COVID-19 and relieve the pressure on the health-care system.

Sixteen arrested after grow-op raid near Merritt, B.C.

MERRITT, B.C. — Sixteen people have been arrested and 800 cannabis plants seized after Mounties raided a property near Merritt, B.C.
Surrey announces new police chief for municipal force taking over from RCMP

Surrey announces new police chief for municipal force taking over from RCMP

SURREY, B.C. — The City of Surrey, B.C., has hired the deputy chief constable from the neighbouring city of Delta to head its new municipal police force. Norm Lipinski was announced as the new police chief at a news conference Friday.
Elections BC estimates higher voter turnout, still a historic low for B.C.

Elections BC estimates higher voter turnout, still a historic low for B.C.

VICTORIA — Elections BC has revised its estimated voter turnout for the provincial election in October, but the increased figure is still a historic low for the province.

Large dog shot and killed while attacking officers in Richmond, B.C.

RICHMOND, B.C. — Mounties in Richmond, B.C., shot and killed a large dog they say bit two officers. Police say in a news release that officers called for help when a suspect in a break and enter began fighting with them on Thursday night.