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Skip The Dishes adds $0.99 ‘B.C. Fee’ after province caps what it can charge restaurants

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One of the big name food delivery services is responding to British Columbia’s cap on restaurant fees by shifting some of the burden to the consumer. The B.C. government capped the amount delivery services can charge restaurants at 15 per cent for three months starting Dec. 27, in a …

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B.C. COVID-19 recovery funds tagged to hire 200 in battle against invasive species

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Knotweed, “murder hornets” and goldfish beware: B.C. is cracking down on invasive species. The Invasive Species Council of B.C. is using a COVID-19 grant to hire 200 people over the next year to identify, manage and report flora and fauna that don’t belong in the province. Read more: Another …

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Sixteen new COVID-19 deaths, 414 new cases, as variant confirmed at B.C. high school

Sixteen new COVID-19 deaths, 414 new cases, as variant confirmed at B.C. high school

British Columbia marked its deadliest day of COVID-19 reporting since Jan. 1, with 16 deaths and 414 new cases on Wednesday. It marked the fifth consecutive day that new cases were below 500, and left the seven-day average for daily new cases at 437. Of the new cases, 108 …

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New COVID-19 outbreak declared at Burnaby Hospital

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Just days after declaring a COVID-19 outbreak at Burnaby Hospital over, health officials say there has been a new outbreak in another unit. Fraser Health said Wednesday that nine patients in a medicine unit have tested positive for the virus. The last outbreak was declared over Feb. 1. Read …

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Coronavirus: Okanagan retirement home outbreak declared over, but 51 new cases for Interior Health – Okanagan

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A coronavirus outbreak at an Okanagan retirement home is now over, health officials said on Tuesday as 51 new cases for Interior Health were announced. According to Interior Health, the outbreak at Heritage Retirement Residence in West Kelowna is over. IH says an outbreak is declared over when two …

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B.C. adds 429 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths as hospitalizations rise again

B.C. adds 429 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths as hospitalizations rise again

Another 429 British Columbians have tested positive for COVID-19, health officials announced Tuesday, while eight more people have died from the virus. The province has now seen a total of 68,366 cases since the pandemic began, while the death toll stands at 1,218. Read more: ‘Hold off on the …

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‘Hold off on the Super Bowl celebrations,’ B.C. health officials say amid COVID-19 restrictions

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British Columbia health officials are calling “game off” and asking people not to gather to watch the Super Bowl this month amid continuing COVID-19 restrictions. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said Monday the province will be updating its health orders on Friday, but is hinting they could include …

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Coronavirus: North Westside residents concerned after two fire officials travel to Mexico

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Central Okanagan officials have confirmed that two local firefighters traveled to Mexico recently, even though health officials have been urging Canadians to stay home during the pandemic. The pair are both acting deputy fire chiefs with North Westside Fire Rescue, which serves the rural communities on the northwest side …

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New highly contagious COVID-19 variant identified in B.C. Interior for first time

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It was only a matter of time, but a new variant of COVID-19 has been identified in the B.C. Interior for the first time, the province’s top doctor announced on Monday. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said the United Kingdom’s B.1.1.7 variant has surfaced in the Interior Health …

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B.C. health officials to provide latest COVID-19 update on Monday

B.C. health officials to provide latest COVID-19 update on Monday

British Columbia health officials will provide the latest update on the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday afternoon. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix will announce the past three days’ cases and deaths at a press conference scheduled for 3 p.m. The province has seen its infection …

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