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B.C. will pay fees, fund schooling upgrades to get more nurses in health-care system

B.C. will pay fees, fund schooling upgrades to get more nurses in health-care system

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government will pay fees for international nurses and help finance former nurses who want to return to health care in a push to get more workers into the system.
The big case for tiny shelters in B.C.

The big case for tiny shelters in B.C.

More communities are investing in tiny shelters as the province looks to create temporary solutions for people experiencing homelessness.
B.C. pastor accused of sexual charges involving children

B.C. pastor accused of sexual charges involving children

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. — A pastor who was servicing a Metro Vancouver church has been charged with sexual assault and sexual interference against children. Police in New Westminster say they began an investigation after multiple reports came to them.
B.C. paramedics, government announce tentative deal after talks with veteran mediator

B.C. paramedics, government announce tentative deal after talks with veteran mediator

VANCOUVER — Ambulance paramedics and dispatchers in British Columbia have reached a tentative contract with the provincial government after mediated negotiations. A joint statement Saturday from the Health Employers Association of B.C.

Two die in house fire at Comox, B.C.; cause of blaze under investigation

COMOX, B.C. — Emergency officials say two people are dead after a house fire in a rural area near Comox, B.C.
B.C.'s blue box recycling system to accept more items, primarily single-use plastics

B.C.'s blue box recycling system to accept more items, primarily single-use plastics

VICTORIA — British Columbia is increasing the types of items it accepts for recycling in its residential blue box program.
Q&A: How Ravi Kahlon plans on tackling B.C.'s housing crisis

Q&A: How Ravi Kahlon plans on tackling B.C.'s housing crisis

"We're seeing the vacancy rates at a historic low, and we're not building at the rate of population growth. You want to talk about perfect storm; that's essentially what we have here."
'This is the mother lode of silverware': Relic hunter finds buried treasure from a Vancouver icon

'This is the mother lode of silverware': Relic hunter finds buried treasure from a Vancouver icon

You could even say it's forking awesome
B.C. yet to see post-holidays spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations: health minister

B.C. yet to see post-holidays spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations: health minister

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's health minister says hospitals haven't yet seen the bump of COVID-19 infections that have been recorded after previous holidays during the pandemic, but the health system is still feeling the strain of respiratory illne
'Please avoid the area': Massive boulder blocks B.C. road

'Please avoid the area': Massive boulder blocks B.C. road

A safety assessment now needs to be done.
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