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NACI says mpox and COVID-19 vaccines can be safely given at the same time

NACI says mpox and COVID-19 vaccines can be safely given at the same time

OTTAWA — The National Advisory Committee on Immunization says the mpox vaccine can be given at the same time as an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, reversing its previous recommendation to wait at least four weeks due to safety concerns.
Deaths in correctional facilities trending upward, BC Coroners Service says

Deaths in correctional facilities trending upward, BC Coroners Service says

VICTORIA — The BC Coroners Service says inmate deaths in the province have been trending upward. The agency says the deaths of 188 people in provincial and federal correctional facilities were reported between Jan. 1, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2023.
'It's over': B.C. minister says Surrey policing saga ends as court backs transition

'It's over': B.C. minister says Surrey policing saga ends as court backs transition

VANCOUVER — The B.C. Supreme Court has quashed a bid by the City of Surrey to halt a transition to a municipal police force, with the judge ruling the province has a right to exert authority over municipalities.
B.C. rental housing plan includes 670 below-market rental units in Metro Vancouver

B.C. rental housing plan includes 670 below-market rental units in Metro Vancouver

VANCOUVER — The second phase of a homebuilding partnership between the province and Metro Vancouver will deliver up to 670 below-market rental units in four separate urban areas, Premier David Eby said Thursday.
'Looking over our shoulders': A killing looms large in a little B.C. town

'Looking over our shoulders': A killing looms large in a little B.C. town

LUMBY, B.C. — Something has shifted in the pretty little village of Lumby, B.C. It's subtle, say residents of the community of 2,000 people, nestled in the hills of the North Okanagan in B.C.'s Interior.
B.C. mayor hopes wildfire evacuees can return to Fort Nelson early next week

B.C. mayor hopes wildfire evacuees can return to Fort Nelson early next week

FORT NELSON, B.C. — The mayor of the regional municipality that includes Fort Nelson, B.C.
First Nations Health Authority in B.C. investigating cybersecurity incident

First Nations Health Authority in B.C. investigating cybersecurity incident

The First Nations Health Authority in B.C. is investigating after being hit by a cybersecurity attack.
B.C. wildfires: Plans underway for residents' return to evacuated town of Fort Nelson

B.C. wildfires: Plans underway for residents' return to evacuated town of Fort Nelson

FORT NELSON, B.C. — The mayor of the regional municipality that includes the evacuated community of Fort Nelson, B.C.
B.C. child sex offender appears confused when asked to address court

B.C. child sex offender appears confused when asked to address court

"I don't even know what is really going on here," said Randall Peter Hopley, who disappeared from his Vancouver halfway house for 10 days in November.
Storm brings 90 km/h winds to B.C. beach

Storm brings 90 km/h winds to B.C. beach

Environment Canada calculated which communities had the strongest winds.