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Unionized staff at LifeLabs issue strike notice after months-long fight over contracts

The union representing some workers at LifeLabs issued strike notice Tuesday on behalf of its members.

City of Vancouver issues vaccine mandate for municipal employees

The City of Vancouver said municipal employees are expected to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 6 or they will not be permitted in the workplace.

Lytton residents push for more involvement, government transparency in rebuilding their town

A group of Lytton residents told their town council they want a say in rebuilding their community.

Ski resorts across B.C. desperate for staff as seasonal workers struggle to enter Canada

Heavily reliant on seasonal workers from all over the world to stay afloat, staff shortages are one of the biggest concerns facing B.C. ski resorts right now — especially as the pandemic continues to prove a roadblock for many trying to enter the country. 

Vancouver police arrest suspect after woman attacked at bus stop

Vancouver police have arrested a suspect after a woman was attacked at a bus stop in Vancouver on Tuesday afternoon. 

Man shot after Richmond RCMP responds to weapons call, IIO investigates

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has been called in after a police officer shot a man in Richmond Tuesday afternoon, resulting in the man being taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Infectious disease expert says B.C. needs to be more transparent with breakthrough COVID-19 cases

The province should release more detailed information about who among the fully vaccinated are contracting so-called breakthrough COVID-19 infections, says the expert.

Floating garbage bins help collect trash from Vancouver's waterways

Stationary cleaning machines called seabins, managed by the Fraser Riverkeepers, are collecting debris and garbage from Vancouver's False Creek.

Surrey school board mandates masks for kindergarten to Grade 12 students

B.C.'s two largest school districts, Surrey and Vancouver, have mandated masks for students in kindergarten to Grade 12 although health officials have not issued that requirement across the province.

Changes to Sunshine Coast route will go ahead despite criticism, says BC Ferries

A trial to test major changes to BC Ferries' route from the Lower Mainland to the Sunshine Coast will go ahead, despite a petition gathering thousands of online signatures that criticizes the proposed changes.

3rd dose vaccinations begin in B.C. for immunocompromised people

The province announced earlier this week that 15,000 clinically extremely vulnerable people would be invited for a third jab.

Metro Vancouver named eviction capital of Canada in new UBC report

A new University of British Columbia study based on Statistics Canada data finds that renters in Metro Vancouver are evicted at almost twice the rate of renters in the Greater Toronto area.

Long-term care providers across B.C. fear staff shortages from vaccine policy

Care providers across the province are concerned that the mandatory vaccine policy for employees of care homes will put more pressure on the already struggling health-care system.

Beloved skate park's survival depends on community engagement

A skate park near the Britannia Community Centre has grown over the last four years, but Britannia's 2018 renewal plan doesn't include a vision of a skate park. That could change.

Check in on elderly friends and family as temperatures rise, says B.C.'s seniors advocate

B.C.'s seniors advocate says the "sobering" preliminary findings from the B.C. coroner about the deaths sustained during June's heat wave should serve as a reminder to check up on elderly friends and relatives during hot weather.  Environment Canada has issued heat warnings for Metro Vancouver, Howe Sound, the Sunshine Coast, Fraser Valley and eastern Vancouver Island.

Orcas of J-Pod haven't been spotted in the Salish Sea for more than 100 days

J-Pod, a resident killer whale group, was last spotted in the Salish Sea in April.

Vancouver criminal lawyer suspended for professional misconduct

Vancouver criminal defense lawyer Paul Doroshenko has been suspended by the Law Society of British Columbia for two months effective June 21 after admitting to professional misconduct.

Nanaimo fire department, RCMP team up in bid to catch culprits behind at least 20 fires downtown

Nanaimo Fire and Rescue and RCMP are teaming up to find out who is behind more than 20 fires in the city's downtown core that are believed to have been deliberately set over the past three months.

Police identify murder victim in Naramata, B.C., investigation, suspect link to double homicides

RCMP have identified a murder victim who was found at home in Naramata, B.C., on Wednesday as 57 year-old Kathleen Richardson. Officers say they suspect her death is linked to the homicides of two brothers which both occurred in May.

Squamish Nation calls for old-growth logging moratorium in its territory

The Squamish Nation says it has notified the B.C. government that it intends to defer old-growth logging in its territory while it develops long-term sustainability plans, following a similar request from three Vancouver Island First Nations this week.

Overgrown grass in East Vancouver park meant to attract bees is attracting complaints too

An East Vancouver resident says she's concerned about garbage and needles in overgrown grass in Falaise Park — part of a new pilot program run by the Vancouver park board to create meadows to attract more bees.

Hopeful campers upset over B.C. Parks' online reservation system error

The Ministry of Environment says an error in its online reservation system allowed 800 bookings for campers who only wanted to stay for part of a long weekend contrary to its own policy.

Man in critical condition after stabbing along seawall in Vancouver's West End

Vancouver police are investigating after a stabbing along the seawall on Wednesday afternoon that left one man in critical condition.

Sports leagues and fitness facilities pumped, but cautious, for restart plan

Fitness facilities and sports leagues are gearing up to resume some activities as B.C. moves ahead with Step 1 of its restart plan, but many are going forward with trepidation after months of start-and-stop activity as a result of COVID-19 caseloads.

North Vancouver trail closed after aggressive bear charges at hikers

A group of hikers walking along a popular North Vancouver trail encountered a black bear Friday which followed and charged at them causing conservation officers to close the route for 24 hours.