• TSB will share report explaining link between trains and wildfire that engulfed Lytton, B.C.
    The Transportation Safety Board is expected today to release the results of its investigation into the “possible relation” between train activities and a wildfire this summer in Lytton, B.C. The fire raced through the town on June 30, killing two people and leaving few buildings undamaged, after a heat wave pushed the temperature up to a Canadian
  • U.S. to reopen land border to fully vaccinated Canadians next month
    Fully vaccinated Canadians will be allowed to enter the United States at land and ferry border crossings starting in early November. Senior U.S. officials announced Tuesday night a plan to begin reopening the land borders with Canada and Mexico, which have been closed for non-essential travel since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in March
  • B.C.’s vaccine card fails to show 2 doses for some as deadline approaches for full vaccination
    Ray Greene was quick to get his COVID-19 shots when he became eligible in the spring, and he was quick to log on and access his B.C. vaccine card to prove he was vaccinated. But after realizing the digital card didn’t show his correct immunization status, the wait to have it fixed has been anything but quick. 
  • ‘I can’t back down’ on COVID-19 vaccine message, says B.C. politician who has faced death threats
    Politicians accustomed to sparring in British Columbia’s legislature have joined forces outside the house to push for higher vaccination rates in the north of the province — and a longtime member of the Opposition Liberals says the “Alberta influence” is a factor in a part of B.C. where intensive care units can’t accommodate the influx of COVID-19
  • B.C. Uber drivers say they were fired for refusing unsafe work, file labour complaint
    Three Uber drivers who were fired after alleged conflicts with passengers refusing to follow COVID-19 safety rules have filed a complaint against the tech giant through B.C.’s Labour Relations Board. The drivers claim they were unfairly fired after refusing unsafe work. The complaint was filed on their behalf by the United Food and Commercial Workers International
  • B.C. Ferries passengers and employees are not subject to federal vaccination rules, corporation says
    B.C. Ferries will not be subject to recently-announced federal rules that mandate all travellers and transport employees to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 30, according to a spokesperson. The Prime Minister announced the rules on Wednesday morning, which apply to air and rail passengers as well as public servants and federal contractors. However, it does not extend to