Terri Theodore

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Further testing finds COVID-19 variant from United Kingdom in more B.C. schools

Students or staff at seven public schools in British Columbia have tested positive for the faster-spreading COVID-19 variant first discovered in the United Kingdom, officials said Sunday.

With Canada-U.S. border closed, snowbirds pack B.C. campsites to wait out winter

The Canadian Camping and RV Council said at least 50,000 full-time users of RVs who usually spend their winters in the United States had to find a site north of the border. Thousands have converged on southern B.C., packing full-service campgrounds to wait out the winter, according to B.C. tourism and lodging groups.

18 schools closed in Saanich as support staff go on strike

The teachers' union has told the district that it will respect the pickets and Eberwein said they are the telling parents of its 7,300 students that they will have to find alternative care for their children.

New B.C. museum policy highlights return of Indigenous remains, artifacts

The Royal B.C. Museum recently changed its policies to no longer collect or study ancestral remains. The museum also announced that anything it acquired from Indigenous Peoples from 1885 to 1951 will be considered eligible for repatriation.

Cows like scratching an itch just as much as they like food: UBC study

Everyone knows the satisfaction of having an itch scratched and researchers at the University of British Columbia say cows appear to feel the same way.

Government to cut pilot evaluators for large airlines, risking safety: critics

Transport Canada is planning to stop evaluating pilots who perform checks on their counterparts at the country's largest airlines and will instead give the responsibility to the operators, a change critics say erodes oversight and public safety.

Experts gather in Vancouver to brainstorm on southern resident whale recovery

The latest endeavour for the recovery effort of the whales — listed as endangered in the United States and species at risk in Canada — comes to Vancouver this week.

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