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Unionized LifeLabs workers in British Columbia to take job action

Unionized LifeLabs workers in British Columbia to take job action

BURNABY, B.C. — The union representing some workers at LifeLabs, the largest provider of medical laboratory services in British Columbia, says its members plan to take job action. The B.C.
Surrey assailant feared COVID-19 is a ‘biological weapon,’ court hears

Surrey assailant feared COVID-19 is a ‘biological weapon,’ court hears

Assault of Chinese Communist Party critic highlights back-and-forth allegations of foreign spying and deception.

B.C. woman loses appeal of murder conviction for suffocating eight-year-old daughter

VANCOUVER — The B.C. Court of Appeal has unanimously dismissed the case of a mother found guilty of suffocating her eight-year-old daughter. Surrey, B.C.
Surrey mom’s child-killing conviction upheld

Surrey mom’s child-killing conviction upheld

Accused admitted smothering eight-year-old in living room ‘campout.'
'Deeply disappointed': B.C. journalism educators, including BCIT, ask province not to adopt $25 FOI fee

'Deeply disappointed': B.C. journalism educators, including BCIT, ask province not to adopt $25 FOI fee

BC NDP, John Horgan have faced intense scrutiny over new possible Freedom of Information request procedures
Freedom of Information and Privacy Association demands BC NDP withdraw legislation

Freedom of Information and Privacy Association demands BC NDP withdraw legislation

Opposition mounting against provincial government’s information act changes, proposed fees.
Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council seeks safety upgrade for B.C. harbour after crashes

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council seeks safety upgrade for B.C. harbour after crashes

PORT ALBERNI, B.C. — The council that advocates for 14 First Nations on Vancouver Island is demanding Transport Canada review the laws, regulations and policies governing harbour activity in Tofino, B.C.
B.C. residents to require two vaccine cards, Health Ministry says

B.C. residents to require two vaccine cards, Health Ministry says

VICTORIA — British Columbia residents will need to carry two proof of COVID-19 vaccination cards, one to attend non-essential activities and another for travel within Canada and internationally. Premier John Horgan said Thursday the current B.C.
B.C. Forest Practices Board chair says proposed changes to forestry policy 'a start'

B.C. Forest Practices Board chair says proposed changes to forestry policy 'a start'

VANCOUVER — The chair of British Columbia's forest watchdog says he was pleased to see a bill introduced with proposed changes to the Forest and Range Practices Act that could "reassert the public interest" in forestry decisions.
B.C. premier defends application fee for freedom-of-information requests

B.C. premier defends application fee for freedom-of-information requests

VICTORIA — British Columbia's premier is defending a proposed $25 fee for non-personal freedom-of-information requests despite pushback from groups including one trying to access data on COVID-19 exposures at schools.