Nanaimo Mounties issue warning after man shot to death in parked car

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News Three people arrested after shooting at Rock City Plaza on the 2900-block of Island Highway Author of the article: Postmedia News Publishing date: May 20, 2021  •  19 minutes ago  •  1 minute read  •  Join the conversation Nanaimo RCMP are at the Rock City Plaza after a person was shot and killed on May 20, 2021. SunMedia Nanaimo Mounties are warning people to be careful after a man was shot to death inside a parked car at the Rock City Plaza on the 2900-block of Island Highway. “This is a dynamic investigation and at this time we cannot confirm if there are others who are not in custody, who may be involved

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Gondola or ski resort? Province seeks input on two proposals for Chilliwack mountains

Breadcrumb Trail Links Travel Ski & Snowboard News Local Travel Local News The Cheam First Nation, which is a partner in the gondola project, is “deeply concerned” about a competing proposal for a mountain resort. Author of the article: Glenda Luymes Publishing date: May 20, 2021  •  17 minutes ago  •  4 minute read  •  Join the conversation A photo of the area under consideration for a new tourist attraction near Chilliwack. Photo credit: Bridal Veil Mountain Resort Ltd. PNG The provincial government must decide between two competing visions for the mountains above Bridal Falls in Chilliwack, including a sightseeing cable car modelled on the Sky to Sky Gondola in Squamish and an all-season mountain resort similar to Sun

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COVID-19: Study looks at low vaccination rates among staff at B.C. care homes

Breadcrumb Trail Links News A study on low COVID-19 vaccination in long-term care staff in Fraser Health could deliver results to improve rate Author of the article: Kevin Griffin Publishing date: May 20, 2021  •  23 minutes ago  •  2 minute read  •  Join the conversation Vials of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine. Photo by CARLOS OSORIO /REUTERS A new study aims to identify the reasons COVID-19 vaccination rates in Fraser Health are lower for staff in long-term care homes than the home residents. The six-month, $128,000 study is being led by Valorie Crooks, a geography professor at Simon Fraser University. “At most facilities there is at least a 10 per cent difference between staff vaccination rates and

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COVID-19: Meet the people trying to improve vaccination rates in areas of Surrey slammed by the virus

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News Local Health Health After getting hit with high COVID cases and low vaccination rates, Fraser Health took the fight against the virus inside the South Asian community. Here’s how health workers are doing it. Author of the article: Lori Culbert Publishing date: May 20, 2021  •  22 minutes ago  •  4 minute read  •  Join the conversation Dr. Victoria Lee, president and CEO, Fraser Health at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Photo by Francis Georgian /PNG As she sat in front of the Dukh Nivaran Sahib Gurdwara in the COVID-hotspot of East Newton last week, Fraser Health employee Roman Bhangoo answered questions from about 100 members of the South Asian community about how and why

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Vaughn Palmer: Focus on Falcon means he’s the B.C. Liberal front-runner

Breadcrumb Trail Links Politics Opinion Columnists Opinion: Hard to tell whether NDP attacks on Falcon indicate they fear him or whether it’s just his political baggage offers so many targets Author of the article: Vaughn Palmer Publishing date: May 20, 2021  •  45 minutes ago  •  4 minute read  •  Join the conversation Kevin Falcon has announced he is seeking the B.C. Liberal leadership. Photo by Jane Spitz VICTORIA — As the Liberal leadership candidate with the longest baggage train, former cabinet minister Kevin Falcon spent much of his first few days in the race explaining himself. His biggest embarrassment was accounting for supporting Maxime Bernier’s 2017 bid for the federal Conservative leadership. Bernier later quit the Conservatives and

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COVID-19: B.C. youth welcome at vaccination clinics without parental consent

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News Local Health Health Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says people aged 12 to 17 can make up their own mind about receiving a Pfizer vaccine Author of the article: David Carrigg Publishing date: May 20, 2021  •  45 minutes ago  •  4 minute read  •  6 Comments The provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, provide an update on COVID-19 on March 22, 2021. Handout/Government of B.C. (Note: Govt did not provide a name for the photog; we have previous written permission to use material from the gov’t Flickr feed) [PNG Merlin Archive] Photo by Handout/Government of B.C. /PNG Parents who have a COVID-19 vaccination booked can now bring their children aged 12

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COVID-19: Almost half of British Columbians polled are still skirting travel bans

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News Travel restrictions and RCMP road checks remain in place on the long weekend, while B.C. hints at a loosening of restrictions coming soon Author of the article: Susan Lazaruk About 40 per cent of British Columbians admit to making non-essential trips in the past three months. Photo by Francis Georgian /PNG Almost half of British Columbians admit to having travelled for non-essential reasons in the past three months, according to a new poll. Carried out by Leger for Postmedia, the poll comes as the premier said to expect an easing of restrictions on gatherings soon and as RCMP prepare to set up road checks to enforce travel restrictions that remain in place

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COVID-19: As British Columbians continue to register for first jab, it is still unclear if vaccine hesitancy will stall pace

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News Number of people registering now lags behind number of people getting vaccinated in B.C. Author of the article: Gordon Hoekstra Publishing date: May 20, 2021  •  15 minutes ago  •  3 minute read  •  Join the conversation Rajdeep Birring receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from from Surrey firefighter Justin Sayson at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park. Photo by DARRYL DYCK /THE CANADIAN PRESS B.C.’s COVID-19 vaccination program appears to show no signs of letting up. For about 10 days, the average number of people getting vaccinated daily has been 50,000. And there are more than 808,000 British Columbians registered for a vaccine on the province’s booking system

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City starts disbanding RV encampments, beginning with street next to an East Van school

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News Lifestyle Homes Other hot spots will follow after camp near east Van high school is gone, says official Author of the article: Gordon McIntyre Publishing date: May 20, 2021  •  19 minutes ago  •  3 minute read  •  Join the conversation Recreational vehicles line both sides of Slocan Street north of Grandview Highway in Vancouver. Photo by Mike Bell /PNG After it clears out more than two dozen vehicles from an RV encampment next to an east Vancouver high school next week, the city will move on to other streets where clusters of people live in vehicles. “The overnight bylaw for RVs certainly encompasses all of the city and there are pockets across the

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Vancouver Island turtle fossil could hold ancient secrets for paleontologists

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News “If the fossil turns out to be a species that is new to science, that could exponentially advance our understanding of marine ecosystems millions of years ago.” Author of the article: Carla Wilson  •  Victoria Times Colonist A turtle fossil was discovered in January by Russell Ball of Courtenay on the Puntledge River in what is known as the Trent River formation. PNG VICTORIA — Royal B.C. Museum staff will be meticulously cleaning off the remains of an ancient sea turtle discovered this year on the Puntledge River in hopes of figuring out if it is a new species. The fossilized turtle is believed to have existed about 84 million years ago,

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