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B.C. school districts will use federal COVID-19 cash to fit needs: minister

B.C. school districts will use federal COVID-19 cash to fit needs: minister

VICTORIA — School districts will decide where best to devote more than $242 million in federal funding to reopen British Columbia schools safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, says Education Minister Rob Fleming.

B.C. drops maximum allowable rent increases for 2021 to 1.4 per cent

VICTORIA — The B.C. government has capped rent increases for next year at 1.4 per cent. Landlords had been allowed to raise rents up to a maximum of 2.

Loretta Sarah Todd's 'Monkey Beach' to open Vancouver film festival

VANCOUVER — The world premiere of Loretta Sarah Todd's "Monkey Beach" will open the Vancouver International Film Festival later this month.
Construction to begin on Vancouver's Broadway subway extension this fall

Construction to begin on Vancouver's Broadway subway extension this fall

Vancouver's Broadway subway line is one step closer to fruition with the announcement of a design and construction contract for the project. British Columbia Premier John Horgan says work will begin this fall and the line will be in service in 2025.
Mounties found kilos of fentanyl, $100,000 cash at home in Surrey, B.C.

Mounties found kilos of fentanyl, $100,000 cash at home in Surrey, B.C.

SURREY, B.C. — A search warrant carried out by the Mounties in Surrey, B.C., has uncovered a large stash of drugs and cash. Police say officers picked up two people on suspicion of drug trafficking on Aug. 20, which led them to the home.
Centre for Disease Control warns of COVID-19 exposure on nine more B.C. flights

Centre for Disease Control warns of COVID-19 exposure on nine more B.C. flights

Dog comes to rescue of boy being attacked by a cougar in B.C.'s Interior

LILLOOET, B.C. — A 10-year-old boy has escaped serious harm in a cougar attack in British Columbia's Interior. The Conservation Officer Service says the animal attacked on Monday near a remote family cabin on Marshall Lake northwest of Lillooet.

RCMP say suspect in fatal B.C. crash arrested after 5-day manhunt

LADYSMITH, B.C. — Police say they have arrested a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run crash on Vancouver Island after a five-day manhunt.
COVID-19 outbreak declared at nephrology unit of a B.C. hospital

COVID-19 outbreak declared at nephrology unit of a B.C. hospital

VANCOUVER — A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared in the nephrology unit at a hospital in Surrey, B.C. Fraser Health's interim chief medical health officer says a patient tested positive for the virus on Tuesday. Dr.
B.C. government undermines information rights: privacy commissioner

B.C. government undermines information rights: privacy commissioner

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government routinely undermines the rights of its citizens by delaying requests for information, says a report by the information and privacy commissioner.