The BC Coroners Service has published updated reports on illicit drug toxicity deaths and fentanyl-detected drug deaths to the end of July 2020, with 175 illicit drug toxicity deaths reported in July.
This is the third consecutive month with more than 170 suspected illicit drug deaths reported to the BC Coroners Service.
Police and other provincial enforcement officers are being given the ability to issue $2,000 violation tickets for owners or organizers contravening the provincial health officer’s (PHO) order on gatherings and events.
As a result of a BC Ombudsperson investigation, the Ministry of Education will apologize to students and compensate any students who were financially harmed by the issuance of incorrect provincial exam results in 2019.
The B.C. government has formally extended the provincial state of emergency, allowing Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act to support the Province's COVID-19 pandemic response.
Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Réka Gustafson, B.C.'s deputy provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:
"Today, we are announcing 83 new cases, for a total of 4,677 cases in British Columbia.
School districts have received updated operational guidelines to help ensure a consistent provincewide approach to keep schools safe for all students, teachers and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The BC government should immediately appoint an independent panel of geologists and engineers to assess the ongoing geotechnical problems at Site C and whether the unstable ground at the dam construction site could be further compromised by the thousands of fracking-induced earthquakes occurring nearby, says the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
To ensure schools are ready to welcome students into classrooms for the week of September 8-11, 2020, there will be a gradual restart to allow extra time to orient students and staff on the new health and safety measures in place.
“Schools are going to look different in September,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Education in a prepared statement.
Schools in BC open in BC on September 8th.
There just won’t be any students in classrooms.
Education Minister Rob Fleming made the announcement Tuesday in Victoria, suggesting a phased-in approach for students coming in September.
Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia: