BC COVID-19

Booze and no shoes: Inside the Vancouver ‘makeshift nightclub’ that flouted COVID-19 orders

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When guests arrived at what Vancouver police have described as a “makeshift nightclub” inside a downtown penthouse apartment last month, they were told to remove their shoes to prevent making noise. Exotic dancers were spinning on a stripper pole than ran from the second floor down to the first …

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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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Group collecting Valentine’s cards for B.C. seniors isolated by COVID-19

Group collecting Valentine’s cards for B.C. seniors isolated by COVID-19

How would you like to brighten up a gloomy February day for one of B.C.’s seniors? The Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House has launched a program collecting Valentine’s Day cards for seniors living in long-term care and isolated by the COVID-19 pandemic. “I think there’s a lot of loneliness, and …

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One arrested, $17K in fines issued at Vancouver penthouse allegedly hosting ‘makeshift nightclub’

One arrested, $17K in fines issued at Vancouver penthouse allegedly hosting ‘makeshift nightclub’

Vancouver police say they issued more than $17,000 in fines and arrested a 42-year-old man at a condo penthouse allegedly operating a “makeshift nightclub.” Global News cameras captured a heavy police presence and several people being escorted in handcuffs from the Telus Gardens at 777 Richards St. early Sunday …

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B.C. reports 546 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths; number in hospital falls below 300

B.C. reports 546 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths; number in hospital falls below 300

British Columbia reported 546 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, along with 12 deaths. It broke a four-day stretch in which the province had reported fewer than 500 daily cases, and left the seven-day rolling average for new cases at 470. In a written statement, health officials said there …

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B.C. reports 485 new COVID-19 cases, fewest deaths in two months

B.C. reports 485 new COVID-19 cases, fewest deaths in two months

British Columbia reported 485 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, along with four deaths — the fewest in a 24-hour period in more than two months. It came as B.C. marked one year since the first active case of the virus was discovered here. “We have a long, long …

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Dr. Bonnie Henry, Health Minister Adrian Dix to take your questions at COVID-19 town hall

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Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix will be taking your questions at the Global BC COVID-19 town hall this Thursday. The special town hall, hosted by Chris Gailus, will take place Jan. 28 from 6:30 to 7 p.m. after a shortened news hour. Read more: B.C. officials …

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Health officials to provide COVID-19 update as B.C. marks one year since first case this week

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British Columbia health officials are scheduled to provide their latest update on the province’s COVID-19 response at 3 p.m. PT on Monday. Global News will stream the briefing live here and on our Facebook page and carry it on BC1. On Friday, B.C. reported 508 new cases of the …

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Coronavirus: Inspectors throw a wrench into Rio Theatre’s sports bar plans

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Vancouver’s Rio Theatre went ahead with a plan to re-open as a sports bar Saturday amid COVID-19 restrictions shuttering movie theatres, but not without hiccups. The venue announced the switch this week, arguing that provincial restrictions that ban cinemas but permit sports bars are unfair. The Rio has both …

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Federal panel recommends rapid COVID tests in long-term care; B.C. still reluctant

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The co-chair of a federal advisory panel whose job is to provide guidance to the federal government and the provinces on COVID-19 testing and screening says B.C.’s provincial health officer is correct to say that rapid tests are not always as accurate as PCR tests, which take longer to …

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