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High backcountry risk in Metro Vancouver prompts warning

High backcountry risk in Metro Vancouver prompts warning

If you are planning a trip to the mountains, this is no time to be cutting corners. As the latest weather system continues to hammer the coast, Avalanche Canada is warning backcountry users to heed caution.

One person dead in New Year's Eve fire on Vancouver Island, RCMP say

DUNCAN, B.C. — RCMP say one person died in a fire on New Year's Eve in Duncan, B.C. Staff Sgt. Kurt Bosnell says in a statement the fire broke out on the fourth floor of a residential building.
More B.C. flights flagged for COVID-19 exposures

More B.C. flights flagged for COVID-19 exposures

The BCCDC has added more flights to its public exposures list
B.C.'s top doctor says 'start 2021 in the right space' by not gathering to celebrate

B.C.'s top doctor says 'start 2021 in the right space' by not gathering to celebrate

VICTORIA — British Columbia's provincial health officer is urging people to start 2021 by following COVID-19 precautions to prevent a surge in cases similar to those in other jurisdictions. Dr.
Province reports COVID cases jumped by 683 in the last day

Province reports COVID cases jumped by 683 in the last day

B.C. has seen a small resurgence of new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours after seeing new infection numbers level off for much of the last week.
Heavy rain and snow warnings start the New Year for parts of B.C.

Heavy rain and snow warnings start the New Year for parts of B.C.

VANCOUVER — Rain and snowfall warnings have been posted for several areas in B.C. heading into the New Year. Environment Canada has issued rainfall warnings for Metro Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast, west Vancouver Island and Howe Sound.
This hypothermic cat collapsed on a highway, froze to the ground and was struck by a car—and survived

This hypothermic cat collapsed on a highway, froze to the ground and was struck by a car—and survived

'Despite her injuries she is very curious about her surroundings and loves to interact with the people who are caring for her'
B.C. restaurants: 'Shame on Dr. Henry' for NYE alcohol sales ban

B.C. restaurants: 'Shame on Dr. Henry' for NYE alcohol sales ban

B.C.’s restaurant sector has a simple, direct response to the Provincial Health Officer Bonnie Henry’s decision – announced only one day ahead of time – to ban alcohol sales from 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve to 9 a.m. the next day.
B.C. restricting alcohol sales, service on New Year's Eve to limit 'risky behaviour'

B.C. restricting alcohol sales, service on New Year's Eve to limit 'risky behaviour'

VICTORIA — Health officials in British Columbia are cutting off alcohol sales on New Year's Eve in an effort to prevent gatherings where COVID-19 can spread. Last call for alcohol will be at 8 p.m. on New Year's Eve and the ban continues until 9 a.m.
Liquor sales to be restricted on New Year’s Eve in B.C.

Liquor sales to be restricted on New Year’s Eve in B.C.

Government also announces 485 new cases of the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, putting the provincial total of active cases at 7,551, with 379 people in hospital, including 77 in intensive care