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Final countdown: Elections BC begins tallying hundreds of thousands of mail-in ballots
After 13 days of scrutinizing and screening the votes that were mailed in, the counting of all those ballots by hand is expected to take at least three three days.
B.C. Liberal leader shelves austerity in the name of recovery on the campaign trail
Andrew Wilkinson compares the current pandemic to wartime when it comes to government measures, insisting fiscal prudence must take a backseat to the economic restart.
Horgan denies pandemic aid for small business is being delayed by B.C. election
The NDP leader insists the process of business owners applying for grants would happen at the same speed regardless of the vote, despite reports the funding won't trickle down until year's end.
Indigenous teen's death sparks calls for youth in care to be a priority in B.C. election
Advocates are skeptical Indigenous youth in care will receive adequate attention during the campaign. It comes after a 17-year-old was found dead in his bedroom closet at an Abbotsford group home, four days after going missing.
What's behind decisions to issue public notifications about COVID-19 — or not?
With the rate of transmission accelerating, it's up to local health authorities to inform the public of any widespread risk if contact tracers aren't able to find everyone who may have been exposed.
No plans to change course in B.C. as COVID-19 rebounds to peak levels. Here's why
In British Columbia's pandemic timeline, five months would mark a critical point: For the first time since COVID-19 took hold, case projections have rebounded to peak levels. And it's amplifying the voices questioning why the backslide isn't enough to ratchet up restrictions.
B.C. shifting to phased-in school restart with teachers returning to class before students
Education Minister Rob Fleming indicates only staff will be back initially to co-ordinate COVID logistics, but it remains unclear when exactly students will return to the classroom.
NDP calls for B.C. Liberal MLA to be tossed from caucus over alleged homophobia
A letter from NDP MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert to the leader of the B.C. Liberals cites 'anti-LGBTQ views' of MLA Laurie Throness as grounds for him to be thrown out of caucus. It also calls for him to be removed as critic for the Ministry of Children and Families.
Hundreds of B.C. government staff redeployed as quarantine officers at border crossings
The province has quietly mobilized hundreds of its own employees to enforce the federal government's self-isolation orders for returning travellers at all of B.C.'s international border crossings.
B.C. agriculture sector bracing for 8,000 worker shortfall this year
The provincial government has launched a new online portal to fast-track farmers' abilities to hire domestic workers.