Cole Schisler

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BCTF call for vaccine education program, better ventilation in schools as mask mandate lifts

New rules in K-12 schools come into effect after Spring Break

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Masks no longer required on TransLink, BC Transit or BC Ferries trips

Each of the transportation providers say masking is still encouraged

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Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance announced the Fraser River Discovery Centre will receive $150,000 from the federal Tourism Relief Fund on March 10, 2022. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)

VIDEO: Federal tourism relief fund begins rolling out to B.C. operators

The Fraser River Discovery Centre was the first B.C. organization to receive funding

Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance announced the Fraser River Discovery Centre will receive $150,000 from the federal Tourism Relief Fund on March 10, 2022. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)
B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks during a COVID-19 update news conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Mask mandate lifts in B.C. Friday, COVID vaccine card program to end April 8

These high-profile restrictions were lifted along with several others

B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks during a COVID-19 update news conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 file photo, a syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a mobile vaccine clinic in Santa Ana, Calif. New U.S. studies released on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 show COVID-19 vaccines remain highly effective, especially against hospitalizations and death, even against the extra-contagious delta variant. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

14 more British Columbians die of COVID, hospitalizations drop near 400

2,929 British Columbians have died because of complications with COVID-19

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 file photo, a syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a mobile vaccine clinic in Santa Ana, Calif. New U.S. studies released on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 show COVID-19 vaccines remain highly effective, especially against hospitalizations and death, even against the extra-contagious delta variant. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A portion of Highway 12 just north of Lytton has apparently collapsed. The Highway is closed in both directions as Drive BC conducts a geotechnical assessment on the area. (Bill Paul photo)

VIDEO: Section of highway north of Lytton collapses

Drivers can expect single-lane alternating traffic through the area

A portion of Highway 12 just north of Lytton has apparently collapsed. The Highway is closed in both directions as Drive BC conducts a geotechnical assessment on the area. (Bill Paul photo)
Grace Lore, B.C. Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity. (File Contributed)

B.C. seeks input on pay transparency bill to close the gender wage gap

The work will be led by Grace Lore, Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity

Grace Lore, B.C. Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity. (File Contributed)
Health-care professionals across B.C. will be required to report vaccination status to their professional colleges by March 31, 2022. (Photo: Pxhere)

B.C. delays date on vaccine mandate for health-care professionals

In a provincial health order released Monday, colleges are required to report vaccine status by March 31

Health-care professionals across B.C. will be required to report vaccination status to their professional colleges by March 31, 2022. (Photo: Pxhere)
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Online purchases, dicey cryptocurrency schemes top Better Business Bureau’s riskiest scams

The anti-fraud agency has been tracking fraud trends with their online Scam Tracker since 2015

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A rapid COVID-19 test swab. Both PCR and rapid antigen tests will be available for travellers or the general public at the Comox Valley Airport. (Brittany Murray/The Orange County Register via AP)

Free rapid antigen tests now available for people aged 60+ in B.C.

Tests can be obtained at local pharmacies by showing your personal health number

A rapid COVID-19 test swab. Both PCR and rapid antigen tests will be available for travellers or the general public at the Comox Valley Airport. (Brittany Murray/The Orange County Register via AP)
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B.C. records 391 new COVID infections, ICU admissions increase by six

13 more British Columbians died from complications with the virus

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Craig James, former clerk of the British Columbia legislature, leaves B.C. Supreme Court on Jan. 26, 2022. Former Speaker of the legislature, Bill Barisoff is testifying at the trial of James, who has pleaded not guilty to two counts of fraud over $5,000 and three counts of breach of trust by a public officer in relation to allegations that he used his position for personal gain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Trial of former B.C. legislature clerk ends, verdict delayed until March 30

Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes said she needed more time to reach a verdict

Craig James, former clerk of the British Columbia legislature, leaves B.C. Supreme Court on Jan. 26, 2022. Former Speaker of the legislature, Bill Barisoff is testifying at the trial of James, who has pleaded not guilty to two counts of fraud over $5,000 and three counts of breach of trust by a public officer in relation to allegations that he used his position for personal gain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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WorkSafeBC says slips, trips, falls account for 20% of all workplace injuries

With construction season around the corner, WorkSafeBC is reminding employers of risks

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BC Place Stadium in a photo posted to cisc-icca.ca.

B.C. vying for multiple international sports events to boost tourism

The province has expressed interest in hosting the FIFA World Cup, Invictus Games and Winter Olympics

BC Place Stadium in a photo posted to cisc-icca.ca.
FILE - An unidentified COVID-19 patient is attached to life-support systems in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
FILE - An unidentified COVID-19 patient is attached to life-support systems in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Vanessa Kursan, owner of Evolve Dog Training in Vancouver, with her dog Spencer. (BC SPCA photo)

Humane dog trainers at the core of BC SPCA’s special accreditation program

The AnimalKind program audits trainers to ensure they offer humane training techniques

Vanessa Kursan, owner of Evolve Dog Training in Vancouver, with her dog Spencer. (BC SPCA photo)
Registered nurse Cayli Hunt puts on her personal protective equipment prior to entering a COVID positive room. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C.’s COVID hospitalizations continue to decline, no new deaths reported

The report comes as Dr. Bonnie Henry said B.C.’s COVID situation is “rapidly improving”

Registered nurse Cayli Hunt puts on her personal protective equipment prior to entering a COVID positive room. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry (File photo)

B.C. looks to potentially ease COVID measures by Spring Break

Dr. Bonnie Henry said the COVID-19 situation in B.C. is ‘improving rapidly’

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Over half of Canadians can’t keep up with the cost of living: poll

Western Canada most concerned with debt, job losses, rising costs of living

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Thousands gathered in downtown Vancouver in support of Ukraine. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Thousands march in downtown Vancouver in support of Ukraine

The rally began at the Vancouver Art Gallery around 1 p.m. on Feb. 26

Thousands gathered in downtown Vancouver in support of Ukraine. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)