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Hotel chain gives gift cards to BC Transit drivers to acknowledge them for their work during the pandemic

Hotel chain gives gift cards to BC Transit drivers to acknowledge them for their work during the pandemic

500 accent Inn employees spent the day thanking the essential drivers.
Roman Catholic archdiocese seeks pandemic exemptions

Roman Catholic archdiocese seeks pandemic exemptions

Bar on more than 10 worshippers unconstitutional, court told
Cop from Port Coquitlam gets six-month driving ban after striking cyclist during 911 call

Cop from Port Coquitlam gets six-month driving ban after striking cyclist during 911 call

The officer's sentence was mitigated by several factors, including the fact that a driving prohibition could expose the front line worker to COVID-19 while commuting on public transportation
Property tax refunds cost Coquitlam $1.8 million last year

Property tax refunds cost Coquitlam $1.8 million last year

The city of Coquitlam is now calling on municipalities around B.C. to get a review of the BC Assessment appeals system.
WorkSafeBC claims related to COVID-19 in schools soar 250%: BCTF

WorkSafeBC claims related to COVID-19 in schools soar 250%: BCTF

Teachers ask for new safety measures in B.C. schools
Feds extend wage, rent subsidy rates until June

Feds extend wage, rent subsidy rates until June

Ottawa pegs cost of extending programs at $16b
Vaccination acceleration glitches loom for B.C.

Vaccination acceleration glitches loom for B.C.

Special report: Supply, distribution efficiency key to hitting province's vaccination target
COVID-19 variants found at Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam schools, parents told

COVID-19 variants found at Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam schools, parents told

Letters were sent to parents at Archbishop Carney in Port Coquitlam and Maple Creek middle school in Coquitlam, stating that someone with a variant was at the school last week
B.C. records two more COVID-19 deaths, as vaccination roll-out stays slow

B.C. records two more COVID-19 deaths, as vaccination roll-out stays slow

Only 7,501 vaccine doses administered in past day, as total number of British Columbians vaccinated approaches 200,000.
Variant hits Coquitlam area schools amid 23 active COVID-19 investigations

Variant hits Coquitlam area schools amid 23 active COVID-19 investigations

Here's where COVID-19 is tracking now in the Tri-Cities as schools hit with multiple dates and a kids' gymnastic facility and a school maintenance yard are flagged for coronavirus