Andrea Ross

Andrea Ross is a journalist with CBC Vancouver. Twitter: @_rossandrea

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Face masks will be mandatory on public transit across much of B.C.

Face masks will be mandatory on public transit across much of the province starting Aug. 24, TransLink and BC Transit announced Thursday.

COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. drop below 10 for 1st time since public health emergency declared

A total of 23 more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and one more person has died in the past 24 hours, B.C. health officials reported Tuesday.

B.C. putting limits on rental properties, houseboats as COVID-19 cases rise

B.C. will limit the number of people allowed on rental properties and boats, including houseboats, as COVID-19 cases continue to climb in the province, officials said Thursday. 

Outdoor recreation facing its own reckoning with diversity and inclusion, advocate says

The outdoor industry has been criticized over the years for its lack of diversity, but a Vancouver woman who runs a hiking group for Black, Indigenous and people of colour says things are starting to change for the better.

Tourist stores rethink idea of souvenirs as summer business boost fails to appear

A drop in international tourism due to COVID-19 has decimated B.C.'s $20 billion tourism industry. One souvenir shop owner is grappling with a store full of unsold stock and wondering how he can sell souvenirs without tourists around to buy them, and during a year most would rather forget.

It'll take up to 6 weeks to find out if anti-racism protests caused a spike in COVID-19 cases: researcher

Recent protests across B.C. in support of Black Lives Matter and defunding police forces have not led to a spike in COVID-19 cases so far, but one expert says that doesn't mean it won't happen.

COVID-19 cases remain relatively static in B.C., but a shift into Phase 3 will still be gradual

As businesses and services gradually reopen, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is reminding British Columbians the COVID-19 pandemic is not over and precautions must still be taken.

Here's what you need to know as B.C. schools reopen

Today marks a milestone in B.C.'s gradual COVID-19 reopening plan: K-12 students can return to school.  Here's what today might look like for returning staff and students. 

Thousands in Vancouver rally against police violence as George Floyd protests shake U.S.

Thousands of people gathered in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery Sunday for a peaceful protest against police violence and white supremacy, following days of protests across the U.S. over the death of George Floyd.

Injured Snowbirds pilot honoured with drum circle outside Kamloops hospital

Snowbirds pilot Capt. Richard MacDougall was honoured on Thursday evening with a drum circle outside a Kamloops hospital, where he is recovering from injuries sustained in a crash earlier this week. 

Skyrocketing demand for Plexiglas leads to shortages, price hikes in Vancouver

Increased demand for Plexiglas barriers has led to shortages and price increases in Vancouver and one business owner says that could affect her plans to reopen.

Canadian Forces Snowbirds jet crashes in Kamloops, B.C., killing 1, injuring another

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds' cross-country tour to raise people's spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic turned to tragedy Sunday when one of its planes plunged into the ground in Kamloops, B.C., killing one member and injuring another. 

B.C.'s top doctor advises against travel as 15 new COVID-19 cases and 3 deaths announced

B.C. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced 15 new coronavirus cases in the province on Thursday, bringing the current total to 2,392. Active outbreaks continue in the province's health-care system, Henry said, but there are no new community outbreaks.

Gyms will reopen eventually, but online workouts are here to stay, studio owners say

Some Vancouver gym owners say they're in no rush to reopen fitness studios and once they do, don't expect sweaty high-fives and shared equipment.

B.C. health officials urge caution as COVID-19 restrictions begin to lift

British Columbia is preparing to gradually gradually reopen the province, but Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is cautioning against abandoning physical distancing and other measures that have helped flatten the curve so far.