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Premier John Horgan and Health Minister Adrian Dix look on as Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks about the COVID-19 vaccine card set to arrive in mid-September as they discuss details about the process during a press conference at provincial legislature in Victoria, B.C., on August 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Concerns prompt B.C. to return to notifying schools, parents about COVID exposures

Dr. Bonnie Henry says parents and teachers have let it be known they need to be informed

Premier John Horgan and Health Minister Adrian Dix look on as Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks about the COVID-19 vaccine card set to arrive in mid-September as they discuss details about the process during a press conference at provincial legislature in Victoria, B.C., on August 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Conservative leader Erin O'Toole is seen during a news conference Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in Ottawa.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

O’Toole triggers campaign review after loss, saying no one more disappointed than him

No details provided about what the review would examine ,or its parameters

Conservative leader Erin O'Toole is seen during a news conference Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in Ottawa.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Albert Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney unveil an opening sign after speaking about the Open for Summer Plan and next steps in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, in Edmonton on June 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney battles COVID-19 hospital crisis, internal party revolt

Kenney said it was Tyler Shandro’s idea to leave his post as health minister

Albert Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney unveil an opening sign after speaking about the Open for Summer Plan and next steps in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, in Edmonton on June 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
A second-grader has her mask adjusted before heading into school for the day. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. parents crowdsourcing COVID-19 school exposures in lieu of provincial information

Health ministry choosing to only publicly report outbreaks, clusters

A second-grader has her mask adjusted before heading into school for the day. (Black Press Media file photo)
All special events must follow current COVID-10 restrictions and health protocols. (blue2finger/Pixabay)

Application for special event liquor permits gets easier amid COVID-19 reopening

Effective Sept.21, all special event permit applicants must use new online portal

All special events must follow current COVID-10 restrictions and health protocols. (blue2finger/Pixabay)
The BC Vaccine Card Verifier app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. (Black Press Media files)

B.C. vaccine cards to soon match name on legal IDs after some mismatched

To date, the province said 2,987,031 people have downloaded the B.C. vaccine card

The BC Vaccine Card Verifier app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. (Black Press Media files)
Juniper Lanes has been sold to a pair of investors who are planning to keep most of the bowling lanes and add a craft brewery. Trevor Crawley photo.

Redevelopment of bowling alley takes shape

Council passes first, second reading of zoning application to add craft brewery to land use.

Juniper Lanes has been sold to a pair of investors who are planning to keep most of the bowling lanes and add a craft brewery. Trevor Crawley photo.
B.C. intensive care units are getting close to maximum capacity in the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Associated Press photo)

B.C. reports 525 COVID-19 cases Tuesday, now 332 in hospital

One additional death, total for pandemic now 1,900

B.C. intensive care units are getting close to maximum capacity in the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Associated Press photo)
This Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, photo, shows a Suffolk County Police Department missing person poster for Gabby Petito posted in Jakson, Wyo. Petito, 22, vanished while on a cross-country trip in a converted camper van with her boyfriend. Authorities say a body discovered Sunday, Sept. 19 in Wyoming, is believed to be Petito. (AP Photo/Amber Baesler)

FBI: Coroner identifies remains as missing woman Gabby Petito

Death of woman who disappeared on cross-U.S. trip ruled a homicide, cause not disclosed

This Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, photo, shows a Suffolk County Police Department missing person poster for Gabby Petito posted in Jakson, Wyo. Petito, 22, vanished while on a cross-country trip in a converted camper van with her boyfriend. Authorities say a body discovered Sunday, Sept. 19 in Wyoming, is believed to be Petito. (AP Photo/Amber Baesler)
A new apartment building is proposed at 1001 10th St. N near the Tamarack Mall. Photo courtesy City of Cranbrook.

New apartment development proposed near Tamarack Mall

Cranbrook city council passed first reading of a planning amendment to facilitate…

A new apartment building is proposed at 1001 10th St. N near the Tamarack Mall. Photo courtesy City of Cranbrook.
Trucks cross the Bluewater Bridge between Sarnia, Ont., and Port Huron, Mich., on August 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins

Should Ottawa be making a bigger fuss about Canada-U.S. border restrictions?

Observers says more going on than the usual glacial pace of the world’s largest bureaucracy

Trucks cross the Bluewater Bridge between Sarnia, Ont., and Port Huron, Mich., on August 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins
Technical Safety B.C. is asking owners to check their furnace tags to see if their unit is effected. (Black Press file photo)

40 models of gas furnaces pose potential carbon monoxide risk, Technical Safety B.C. says

The furnaces, manufactured by the Carrier Corporation, contain faulty components

Technical Safety B.C. is asking owners to check their furnace tags to see if their unit is effected. (Black Press file photo)
People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier and wife Catherine Letarte speaks from a podium to supporters during the PPC headquarters election night event in Saskatoon, Sask., Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

Did Bernier’s party split votes on the right? The answer is nuanced, expert says

Analyst: Combined Conservative and PPC vote was greater than the winner’s share in 25 seats

People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier and wife Catherine Letarte speaks from a podium to supporters during the PPC headquarters election night event in Saskatoon, Sask., Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards
RCMP attend a serious incident in Langley, B.C., on October 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

RCMP delays on complaint files a ‘serious and systemic’ issue, group tells court

Civil liberties group wants judge to address ‘inexcusable foot-dragging’

RCMP attend a serious incident in Langley, B.C., on October 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A totem pole, called n’aasn’aas?aqsa, is unveiled at Victoria Quay on Saturday, Sept. 18. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

First Nations language pole unveiled in Port Alberni

The FNEF/ United Nations totem pole, called n’aasn’aas?aqsa, has found its home

A totem pole, called n’aasn’aas?aqsa, is unveiled at Victoria Quay on Saturday, Sept. 18. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney takes questions after announcing new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Sources say Alberta Premier Jason Kenney to replace health minister amid COVID crisis

Province has reached out to the federal government for help in dealing with COVID-19

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney takes questions after announcing new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix update B.C.’s COVID-19 situation from the Vancouver cabinet offices, Sept. 17, 2020. (B.C. government)

B.C. transferring COVID-19 patients out of northern hospitals

Highest infection rate in province, more surgeries postponed

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix update B.C.’s COVID-19 situation from the Vancouver cabinet offices, Sept. 17, 2020. (B.C. government)
Surrey-Newton Liberal candidate Sukh Dhaliwal (right, wearing red mask) poses for a supporter’s “selfie” photograph during an election-night event Monday (Sept. 20) at The Grand Taj Banquet Hall in Surrey. (photo from video: Tom Zillich)

VIDEO: B.C. MP-elect’s post-vote party draws criticism for lack of masks, dancing

‘I can tell you that we made sure that we commanded people to wear masks and to tell them not to move around,’ Surrey’s Sukh Dhaliwal says

Surrey-Newton Liberal candidate Sukh Dhaliwal (right, wearing red mask) poses for a supporter’s “selfie” photograph during an election-night event Monday (Sept. 20) at The Grand Taj Banquet Hall in Surrey. (photo from video: Tom Zillich)
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Pregnant people need to get immunized as cases continue to end up in B.C.’s ICU: Henry

Real-world data show that vaccine are safe but COVID infections increase risks in pregnancy

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A mail-in ballot for the 2021 federal election. (Black Press Media files)

Mail-in ballots to decide several tight races in Canada’s election; results expected within days

Liberals have won a minority government but exact seat counts could change over the next few days

A mail-in ballot for the 2021 federal election. (Black Press Media files)