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By the numbers: B.C. farmers face massive flood losses

By the numbers: B.C. farmers face massive flood losses

The scale of flood impacts on B.C. farmers in the Fraser Valley became a little clearer Thursday, though the agriculture minister refused to provide an update on the number of livestock killed in the flooding, citing the mental health of farmers. 
B.C.'s sick leave law will provide workers five paid days minimum starting Jan. 1

B.C.'s sick leave law will provide workers five paid days minimum starting Jan. 1

VICTORIA — Workers in British Columbia will be eligible for "fair and balanced" sick leave pay that provides a minimum of five days a year starting Jan. 1, Labour Minister Harry Bains said Wednesday.
New satellite imagery shows Sumas Prairie flood, before and after

New satellite imagery shows Sumas Prairie flood, before and after

Readers get bird's-eye view of floodwaters, thanks to U.S. company
B.C. records nine new COVID-19 deaths as vaccine numbers slowly rise

B.C. records nine new COVID-19 deaths as vaccine numbers slowly rise

VICTORIA — British Columbia is reporting nine new deaths from COVID-19 as the number of eligible people getting vaccinated against the virus climbs. The new figures bring the death toll from the virus in B.C. to 2,313.
Vancouver mayor wants a climate levy in the city's 2022 budget

Vancouver mayor wants a climate levy in the city's 2022 budget

Vancouver's mayor wants a new levy to fight climate change in the city's 2022 budget.
Does B.C. need rapid response teams to prevent wildfire-driven floods?

Does B.C. need rapid response teams to prevent wildfire-driven floods?

The U.S. Wildfire Service has had a rapid response team to help warn people of impending landslides and flash flooding for years. After the worst floods in living memory, some say it's time for B.C. to get a team of its own.
BC SPCA offering 50% off adoptions to create space for animals displaced by floods

BC SPCA offering 50% off adoptions to create space for animals displaced by floods

Since the flooding began, the BC SPCA has provided free emergency boarding for displaced pets in the Interior, the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.
Refinery that supplies estimated one-third of Lower Mainland gas runs out of crude oil

Refinery that supplies estimated one-third of Lower Mainland gas runs out of crude oil

Three of the main ways gas is supplied to the Lower Mainland and elsewhere in B.C. were disrupted by the flooding.
B.C. starts COVID-19 vaccines for children 5 to 11 next week, up to 350,000 eligible

B.C. starts COVID-19 vaccines for children 5 to 11 next week, up to 350,000 eligible

VICTORIA — Children in British Columbia between five and 11 years old are eligible to start receiving a pediatric COVID-19 vaccine starting next week.
B.C. storm: More highway closures could be implemented, province warns

B.C. storm: More highway closures could be implemented, province warns

British Columbians are being asked to keep up to date on the latest forecasts and advisories from Environment Canada.