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B.C. records 516 new COVID cases, 10 deaths as officials call for adherence to rules

B.C. records 516 new COVID cases, 10 deaths as officials call for adherence to rules

VICTORIA — British Columbia health officials are urging residents to follow their latest orders to slow the spread of COVID-19 and relieve the pressure on the health-care system.

Sixteen arrested after grow-op raid near Merritt, B.C.

MERRITT, B.C. — Sixteen people have been arrested and 800 cannabis plants seized after Mounties raided a property near Merritt, B.C.
Surrey announces new police chief for municipal force taking over from RCMP

Surrey announces new police chief for municipal force taking over from RCMP

SURREY, B.C. — The City of Surrey, B.C., has hired the deputy chief constable from the neighbouring city of Delta to head its new municipal police force. Norm Lipinski was announced as the new police chief at a news conference Friday.
Elections BC estimates higher voter turnout, still a historic low for B.C.

Elections BC estimates higher voter turnout, still a historic low for B.C.

VICTORIA — Elections BC has revised its estimated voter turnout for the provincial election in October, but the increased figure is still a historic low for the province.

Large dog shot and killed while attacking officers in Richmond, B.C.

RICHMOND, B.C. — Mounties in Richmond, B.C., shot and killed a large dog they say bit two officers. Police say in a news release that officers called for help when a suspect in a break and enter began fighting with them on Thursday night.
'The Good Doctor' actor Schiff released from hospital after COVID-19 treatment

'The Good Doctor' actor Schiff released from hospital after COVID-19 treatment

VANCOUVER — Actor Richard Schiff, who appears on the Vancouver-filmed TV series "The Good Doctor," has been released from hospital after being treated this week for COVID-19.
More pandemic protection needed for B.C. seniors as second COVID-19 wave hits: report

More pandemic protection needed for B.C. seniors as second COVID-19 wave hits: report

BURNABY, B.C. — An organization representing seniors-care providers in British Columbia has released new recommendations as a second wave of COVID-19 descends on the province.
RCMP warn of toxic drugs after three deaths in 12 hours in Surrey, B.C.

RCMP warn of toxic drugs after three deaths in 12 hours in Surrey, B.C.

SURREY, B.C. — Police suspect a deadly batch of drugs may be circulating in Surrey, B.C. A statement from Surrey RCMP says three people have died within 12 hours in the city and fatal overdoses are suspected in each case.
Six arrested after raids in Richmond, B.C., uncover drugs and guns

Six arrested after raids in Richmond, B.C., uncover drugs and guns

RICHMOND, B.C. — Six people have been arrested after RCMP in Richmond, B.C., conducted a series of raids on what they say were drug labs.
Surge in B.C. COVID-19 cases putting strain on health-care system, officials say

Surge in B.C. COVID-19 cases putting strain on health-care system, officials say

VICTORIA — British Columbia officials say the second wave of COVID-19 is starting to put a strain on the province's health-care system and they're asking people to help put the brakes on the spread of the virus.