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Richard Zussman

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Victoria, BC, Canada

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Recent articles by Richard:

Mandatory masks to be required on all Metro Vancouver public transit amid COVID-19

TransLink's changes come into effect Aug. 24. → Read More

B.C. adds $10.5 million for overdose prevention sites, outreach teams

The funding will be used to open 17 new supervised consumption services and 12 new inhalation services. → Read More

David Sidoo, convicted in U.S. college bribery scam, withdraws from B.C. Sports Hall of Fame

The hall of fame had been in the midst of reviewing Sidoo's status as an "honoured member" and recipient of the W.A.C. Bennett Award. → Read More

Two Surrey intersections lead the way in 2019 car crashes, according to new ICBC data

The intersection of 104 Avenue and 152 Street was the most dangerous last year, with 345 crashes. → Read More

B.C. premier set to take media questions on coronavirus pandemic at 10 a.m.

Premier John Horgan set to take reporters' questions for the first time since concerns have been raised over potential 'explosive growth' of COVID-19 in B.C. → Read More

ICBC set to resume non-commercial road tests on July 20

After a more than four month hiatus, ICBC is set to resume non-commercial driving tests on July 20. → Read More

B.C. government extends temporary layoff provisions

The B.C. government is extending temporary layoffs provisions to a maximum of 24 weeks after major concerns were raised by business groups and the B.C. Liberals. → Read More

LifeLabs failed to protect personal information of millions: B.C. and Ontario report

A joint investigation by the information and privacy commissioners of Ontario and B.C. has found LifeLabs failed to protect the personal health information of millions of Canadians. → Read More

Children’s rights watchdog questions B.C.’s plan to keep youth in hospitals after overdose

The Representative for Children and Youth has written about a bill that would allow patients under 19 to be involuntarily admitted for up to 48 hours. → Read More

B.C. premier expected to announce move to Phase 3 of COVID-19 reopening

This phase allows for non-essential travel within the province and for hotels, resorts, RV parks and other accommodations to reopen. → Read More

B.C. to end referral fees to help ease sky-high strata insurance costs

The industry's regulator says B.C.’s condo owners have struggled under an average increase in insurance costs of around 40 per cent. → Read More

B.C. investigating reports of health officials betting on Indigenous’ patients blood alcohol level

The news conference at 10 a.m. will be carried live on BC1, on our website, the Global BC Facebook page and CKNW. → Read More

B.C. government keeping 11 minor ferry routes afloat to cover COVID-19 losses

Transportation Minister Claire Trevena has found funding to prevent cuts to 11 minor BC Ferries routes. → Read More

B.C. government wants input on how $1.5 billion will be spent to address post-COVID-19 economy

This comes as the province continues to plan for the next phase in the reopening. → Read More

Restaurants can soon buy discounted beer, wine and spirits

After years of frustration from the bar and restaurant industry, the B.C. government has approved a discount on the purchase of beer, wine and spirits. → Read More

All BC Ferries travellers must now have a face covering with them while on board a vessel

All BC Ferries passengers are now required to have a face covering with them when on board. But passengers are not required to wear the covering at all times. → Read More

B.C. Premier John Horgan promises changes to Police Act, says calls for defunding ‘simplistic’

Premier John Horgan says the existing Police Act in the province is out of date but defunding police is a "simplistic approach" to a much more complex challenge. → Read More

Vancouver’s NHL hub city plan: Quarantine for playoffs, no families and lots of testing

A plan approved by B.C.'s top doctor ensures NHL teams would be in "bubbles" for the entire time they would be in Vancouver, should the city be selected as a "hub city" when hockey resumes. → Read More

B.C. government extends record-breaking provincial state of emergency

The B.C. government has extended the provincial state of emergency until June 23. → Read More

‘Hollywood North’ workers from outside Canada will be required to quarantine for 14 days once back in B.C.

WorkSafeBC has provided guidelines to the film and television sector in order to allow for the safe resumption of the industry. → Read More