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Make a Will Week is coming up. Here's why B.C. notaries have seen an uptick

Make a Will Week is coming up. Here's why B.C. notaries have seen an uptick

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B.C. officials push flu, COVID-19 vaccines ahead of possible surges late fall

B.C. officials push flu, COVID-19 vaccines ahead of possible surges late fall

VANCOUVER — British Columbia health officials are encouraging residents to get both flu shots and COVID-19 boosters this fall, while patients are being shuffled out of hospitals to make room ahead of possible twin surges of illness.
B.C. cabinet minister Melanie Mark resigns and takes medical leave

B.C. cabinet minister Melanie Mark resigns and takes medical leave

VICTORIA — British Columbia cabinet minister Melanie Mark has resigned her portfolio to go on medical leave.
Vancouver police investigating possible racially motivated assault

Vancouver police investigating possible racially motivated assault

Vancouver police say they're investigating a possible hate crime after a 19-year-old woman was assaulted while walking in the city's downtown.
B.C. illicit drug death toll nearly 1,500 this year: coroners service

B.C. illicit drug death toll nearly 1,500 this year: coroners service

VICTORIA — The coroners service in British Columbia says nearly 1,500 people have died this year from illicit drug use in the province.
Transportation Safety Board probes tour boat sinking on Haida Gwaii

Transportation Safety Board probes tour boat sinking on Haida Gwaii

RICHMOND, B.C. — The Transportation Safety Board has sent a team to British Columbia's north coast to probe the sinking of a tour boat in Haida Gwaii.
These B.C. cities want to tax your cellphone company

These B.C. cities want to tax your cellphone company

Your cell provider may be taxed 1% on the revenue it generates from your bill, should cities succeed in a court claim.
B.C. Liberals announce BC United as top choice for party name change

B.C. Liberals announce BC United as top choice for party name change

VICTORIA — The British Columbia Liberal Party could soon have a new name. The party says the proposed new name, BC United, has been selected after a three-month membership consultation period in which more than 2,000 suggestions were submitted.
B.C. government denies websites were hacked, blames firmware update

B.C. government denies websites were hacked, blames firmware update

Several B.C. government websites were out of service for several hours Sunday, and a firmware update is being blamed.
Early fall heat wave shatters daily temperature records in 20 B.C. communities

Early fall heat wave shatters daily temperature records in 20 B.C. communities

VANCOUVER — Twenty daily temperature records tumbled across British Columbia on Monday as conditions in the province remain unseasonably warm for the first week of fall.