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B.C. business groups warn revenues down 50- to 75 per cent during COVID-19

VANCOUVER — Business organizations across British Columbia say revenues have plunged among their members and that paints an "ominous picture" for the economy.

B.C.'s provincial health officer says plan for virtual Easter, Ramadan, Passover

VICTORIA — British Columbia's top doctor says people who celebrate Easter, Passover, Ramadan and other religious holidays should plan now to safely participate virtually in their traditional ceremonies. Dr.
B.C. high-security correctional centre has COVID-19 case

B.C. high-security correctional centre has COVID-19 case

B.C. raises assistance rates by $300 month to help vulnerable during pandemic

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government is increasing monthly income and disability assistance payments by $300 during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Task force to lead B.C. through pitfalls, recovery, of COVID-19 pandemic

VICTORIA — Premier John Horgan is creating an economic recovery task force to guide British Columbia through the COVID-19 crisis.

No offence committed in hostage shooting: B.C. police watchdog

SURREY, B.C. — British Columbia's police watchdog says there are no reasonable grounds to believe an officer may have committed an offence when a woman who was being held hostage in Surrey last year was shot by police and later died.
B.C. health officer says homemade masks may prevent spread of COVID-19 to others

B.C. health officer says homemade masks may prevent spread of COVID-19 to others

VICTORIA — British Columbia's provincial health officer says wearing homemade or non-medical masks may prevent people from spreading droplets that cause COVID-19, but wearing a mask likely does little to protect a person from the virus. Dr.
Jump in overdose deaths in Vancouver highlight two health emergencies: city

Jump in overdose deaths in Vancouver highlight two health emergencies: city

VANCOUVER — A recent spike of overdose deaths in Vancouver is an important reminder there are two ongoing public health emergencies, the city says as the province grapples with the rollout of a safe supply of drugs for users.

B.C. residents and businesses get break on electricity bills for three months

VICTORIA — People who have lost their jobs or had their wages cut will get a three-month break on BC Hydro bills, while small businesses are also eligible to apply for similar relief.
COVID-19 outbreak did not impact interior B.C. garden centre

COVID-19 outbreak did not impact interior B.C. garden centre