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Victoria, BC, Canada

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Recent articles by Richard:

You got the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in B.C. What happens now?

Here are some answers to questions about the AstraZeneca vaccine in B.C. → Read More

Premier John Horgan confident B.C. won’t be permanently skipped by cruise ships

The United States has passed a temporary law allowing cruise ships to bypass Canada due to the pandemic. → Read More

British Columbians to get second ICBC COVID-19 rebate

The public insurer said Friday that it will issue a second rebate because of lower claims costs due to fewer crashes during the pandemic. → Read More

B.C. premier doesn’t expect fans in arena during men’s pre-Olympic basketball tournament

John Horgan says provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has approved the FIBA restart plan and for now it does not include spectators. → Read More

B.C. Premier John Horgan to address legislature on remains found at Kamloops residential school

Horgan will make the remarks around 1:35 p.m Tuesday. → Read More

British Columbia set to roll out COVID-19 re-opening plan on Tuesday

The tourism, arts and culture and sports sectors are all hoping for the same thing from B.C.'s re-opening plan - clarity around what is allowed and what isn't. → Read More

B.C. arts and culture looking for re-opening clarity as province looks towards easing restrictions

Arts Club artistic director Ashlie Corcoran says they've had to cancel 24 productions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Kids 12 to 17 years old can now register for the COVID-19 vaccine in British Columbia

All adults in British Columbia are now eligible to book their vaccine. → Read More

COVID-19: B.C. set to introduce sick pay legislation to fill gaps in federal program

The federal government launched a program last year to support workers required to miss work due to COVID-19, but critics have pointed out the plan has significant gaps. → Read More

British Columbia ruling out regional approach for re-opening economy post-COVID-19

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says the province has tried to handle restrictions regionally in the past, and has recognized that the approach doesn't work. → Read More

B.C. hockey team offers free tickets for local fans who get the COVID-19 vaccine

The Coquitlam Express BCHL team is trying to encourage as many people as possible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. → Read More

B.C. encourages pregnant women to get vaccinated, but won’t move them up the list

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry told a news conference that everyone who's pregnant should get vaccinated when it is their turn. → Read More

B.C. government to outline new COVID-19 travel restrictions

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth will hold a press conference Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. and it will be streamed live online and on Facebook. → Read More

COVID: B.C. to implement random roadside checks to restrict provincial travel

On Friday, Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth will issue orders under the Emergency Program Act to restrict people's ability to leave their health authority. → Read More

Former residential school building to be demolished in Lower Post, B.C.

The rural community near the Yukon border has been lobbying for decades to demolish the building that many said they could not enter due to painful memories. → Read More

B.C. officials to give updated COVID-19 hospitalization and variant data on Thursday

Emergency room staff in Metro Vancouver have been raising concerns around younger patients showing more severe COVID-related symptoms. → Read More

B.C. launches website to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments online

The online portal is now active but eligible British Columbians cannot start registering through the website until Tuesday. → Read More

Vaccine registration now open for British Columbians born in 1949 or earlier

For the first time since Monday the B.C. government has updated the aged based vaccination registration for the general public. → Read More

B.C. to more than double COVID-19 fines for attending social gatherings

Effective immediately, the fine for promoting and/or attending a non-compliant social gathering or event has gone up from $230 to $575. → Read More

B.C. increases income and disability assistance by $175 per month

Social Development Minister Nicolas Simons says the increase will cost about $400 million per year and benefit more than 300,000 people. → Read More