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Vancouver proposes tax hike as COVID-19 digs a $100-million revenue hole

Vancouver proposes tax hike as COVID-19 digs a $100-million revenue hole

VANCOUVER — The City of Vancouver says the COVID-19 pandemic has had a "significant impact" on its finances, including a projected $85-million drop in revenue and $13 million in additional costs.
Veteran MLA Shirley Bond elected BC Liberal interim leader

Veteran MLA Shirley Bond elected BC Liberal interim leader

Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond has been elected the interim leader of the official opposition for the BC Liberal Party, following Saturday’s resignation of now former leader Andrew Wilkinson over Twitter.
B.C. health officials try to clear up confusion over COVID-19 restrictions

B.C. health officials try to clear up confusion over COVID-19 restrictions

VICTORIA — British Columbia health officials are working to clear up confusion surrounding COVID-19 restriction guidelines announced last week. Provincial health officer Dr.
COVID-19 claims 17 lives in B.C. since Friday

COVID-19 claims 17 lives in B.C. since Friday

Nearly 2,000 new cases since Friday, 17 deaths and six new outbreaks in health care system
B.C. Liberals name legislator Shirley Bond as interim party leader

B.C. Liberals name legislator Shirley Bond as interim party leader

VICTORIA — Longtime legislature member Shirley Bond will serve as the B.C. Liberal party's interim leader after Andrew Wilkinson's resignation on Saturday.
Andrew Wilkinson steps down as B.C. Liberal leader before successor chosen

Andrew Wilkinson steps down as B.C. Liberal leader before successor chosen

VANCOUVER — The leader of British Columbia's Liberal party is stepping down before his successor is chosen, following last month's election that saw Premier John Horgan's NDP win a decisive majority government.
B.C. records 516 new COVID cases, 10 deaths as officials call for adherence to rules

B.C. records 516 new COVID cases, 10 deaths as officials call for adherence to rules

VICTORIA — British Columbia health officials are urging residents to follow their latest orders to slow the spread of COVID-19 and relieve the pressure on the health-care system.
Active COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations hit record highs in B.C.

Active COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations hit record highs in B.C.

Good news is that the number of newly discovered cases fell for the second consecutive day

Sixteen arrested after grow-op raid near Merritt, B.C.

MERRITT, B.C. — Sixteen people have been arrested and 800 cannabis plants seized after Mounties raided a property near Merritt, B.C.
Surrey announces new police chief for municipal force taking over from RCMP

Surrey announces new police chief for municipal force taking over from RCMP

SURREY, B.C. — The City of Surrey, B.C., has hired the deputy chief constable from the neighbouring city of Delta to head its new municipal police force. Norm Lipinski was announced as the new police chief at a news conference Friday.