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University of B.C. study warns wildfire smoke could make COVID-19 symptoms worse

University of B.C. study warns wildfire smoke could make COVID-19 symptoms worse

VANCOUVER — A study by University of British Columbia researchers underscores the immediate, harmful health effects of wildfire smoke and says there are concerning implications during the COVID-19 pandemic.

B.C. Mountie investigated after alleged assault during health check

KELOWNA, B.C. — The RCMP say two investigations are underway into the actions of one of its officers after a video was released in a court case that alleges a woman was injured during a health check in Kelowna, B.C. Insp.
Pandemic fines top $13 million, study says; punitive approach rapped

Pandemic fines top $13 million, study says; punitive approach rapped

TORONTO — Authorities in some provinces ramped up often arbitrary law enforcement to help curtail the COVID-19 pandemic rather than rely on a purely public health approach, according to a report out Wednesday.
Montreal unlikely to rename metro station after Oscar Peterson, despite petition

Montreal unlikely to rename metro station after Oscar Peterson, despite petition

MONTREAL — Another push is underway to rename a southwestern Montreal metro station in honour of Canadian jazz great Oscar Peterson, but city officials say they aren't ready to go that route.
More GTA businesses open up and the Hockey Hall of Fame; In The News for June 24

More GTA businesses open up and the Hockey Hall of Fame; In The News for June 24

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of June 24 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

Provinces and territories have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.
PM Trudeau among prominent speakers featured at Collision tech conference

PM Trudeau among prominent speakers featured at Collision tech conference

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be among some 600 prominent politicians, business leaders and journalists featured at one of the world's largest tech conferences.

B.C. legislation would keep addicted youth in care for maximum of seven days

VICTORIA — The mother of a teen who fatally overdosed says legislation in British Columbia that would allow youth to be involuntarily hospitalized for up to a week must be backed up with more residential treatment beds.

Hundreds of Canadians could be affected by Trump's decision to extend visa ban

Hundreds of Canadians working for technology companies or multinational corporations in the United States could be affected by a new ban that freezes the issuance of temporary work visas until the end of the year.

Walmart Canada 'All Lives Matter' T-shirts draw fire from social media users

Sale of T-shirts on Walmart Canada's website with the words "All Lives Matter" printed across the front has drawn furor from social media users.