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BC health officials announce nine new cases of COVID-19, most at care home

VANCOUVER — Health officials in British Columbia reported nine new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday as they urged residents to stop hoarding groceries and stockpiling supplies.

B.C. high school locked down lifted after staff member seriously injured

SURREY, B.C. — A lockdown was lifted Friday at a high school in Surrey, B.C., where a staff member was assaulted. The RCMP said a weapon was used in the assault, but haven't released any other details. The Mounties said a staff member at L.A.
B.C. hospital director given discretion to allow unescorted outings for Schoenborn

B.C. hospital director given discretion to allow unescorted outings for Schoenborn

Premier seeks to protect economy, health officer warns against societal shutdown

Premier seeks to protect economy, health officer warns against societal shutdown

VANCOUVER — Directives to cancel large gatherings and avoid international travel do not mean all of society needs to shut down in British Columbia, the provincial health officer said Friday. Dr.
Provincial approval moves Saanich, B.C., closer to plastic bag ban

Provincial approval moves Saanich, B.C., closer to plastic bag ban

SAANICH, B.C. — The British Columbia government has reviewed and approved a bylaw proposed by the District of Saanich that will allow the Victoria-area suburb to eliminate single-use plastic grocery bags.

B.C. health officials advise against travel outside Canada, 250-plus gatherings

VANCOUVER — Health officials in British Columbia are advising against all non-essential travel outside of Canada including to the United States as COVID-19 continues its global spread.

Mountie in Richmond, B.C., charged after indecent acts investigated in Vancouver

VANCOUVER — An RCMP officer in British Columbia has been charged with 11 counts related to alleged indecent acts. A statement from the Richmond detachment says the incidents allegedly occurred near a school in Vancouver. Supt.
The NHL is suspending the season due to the coronavirus pandemic

The NHL is suspending the season due to the coronavirus pandemic

'Riverdale' production halts in Vancouver due to novel coronavirus concerns

'Riverdale' production halts in Vancouver due to novel coronavirus concerns

VANCOUVER — Warner Bros. Television says the Vancouver-based production of teen drama "Riverdale" has been halted until further notice.
British Columbia focuses on long-term care homes in COVID-19 fight

British Columbia focuses on long-term care homes in COVID-19 fight

VICTORIA — British Columbia will put more focus on enhancing prevention of the novel coronavirus at long-term care facilities to protect vulnerable elderly people and staff, the provincial health officer said Wednesday. Dr.