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COVID-19 hospital admissions, deaths tick down as cold and flu season approaches

COVID-19 hospital admissions, deaths tick down as cold and flu season approaches

VICTORIA — The latest COVID-19 numbers from the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control show the number of people admitted to hospital with the illness is declining. The weekly report says 142 people were hospitalized during the week of Sept.
B.C. gondola operator sues security firm it hired before cable cut a second time

B.C. gondola operator sues security firm it hired before cable cut a second time

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia gondola company whose main suspension cable has twice been deliberately cut has filed a lawsuit against the security company it hired to design and install a new, upgraded system after the first crime in August 2019.
B.C. Liberal leader says more supply is answer to housing affordability crisis

B.C. Liberal leader says more supply is answer to housing affordability crisis

WHISTLER, B.C. — British Columbia's Liberal leader says more supply is the answer to the province's housing affordability crisis, while some local leaders also called for more immediate action.
Vancouver election chief challenges use of Chinese and Persian characters for names on ballots

Vancouver election chief challenges use of Chinese and Persian characters for names on ballots

B.C. municipalities are holding council elections on Oct. 15
Reward increased to $500,000 for conviction in multimillion dollar gondola vandalism

Reward increased to $500,000 for conviction in multimillion dollar gondola vandalism

A security guard was walking underneath the cable just a few seconds before it was cut in September 2020.
Vancouver election chief challenges use of Chinese and Persian names on ballots

Vancouver election chief challenges use of Chinese and Persian names on ballots

Vancouver's chief election officer has filed a court application seeking to declare that 15 candidates in upcoming municipal votes are not entitled to have their names on the ballot papers using Chinese, Persian or other non-Latin characters.
New $84.4M water system in Abbotsford, B.C., aims for climate resilience

New $84.4M water system in Abbotsford, B.C., aims for climate resilience

WHISTLER, B.C. — The City of Abbotsford is getting funding help from the B.C. government to bolster its drinking water system against floods, wildfires and other climate-related disasters.
Homicide investigators probe fatal shooting, torched vehicle, in Burnaby, B.C.

Homicide investigators probe fatal shooting, torched vehicle, in Burnaby, B.C.

BURNABY, B.C. — A man has been shot and killed in Burnaby, B.C. A statement from Burnaby RCMP says the attack happened just after 11 p.m. Tuesday along a busy stretch of Hastings Street near Confederation Park. The unnamed victim died at the scene.
Crews work to better map perimeter of wildfire raging in northeastern B.C.

Crews work to better map perimeter of wildfire raging in northeastern B.C.

VANCOUVER — An infrared scan has been completed of a large wildfire in northeastern B.C., in an effort to confirm the perimeter of the out-of-control blaze that's threatening a community and a key hydroelectric dam. The B.C.
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix says system in crisis since 2020 must be transformed

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix says system in crisis since 2020 must be transformed

The minister spoke Tuesday at the UBCM convention in Whistler.