Vancouver woman worries Chinatown seniors left behind in vaccination rolloutnn cbc.ca/news/canada/british-col A Vancouver woman says the inability to book group COVID-19 vaccinations for seniors in her Chinatown apartment building puts them at risk of falling behind in the province's vaccination plan.

A decade into construction, Port Coquitlam development still trying to attract businessesnn cbc.ca/news/canada/british-col A swath of retail spaces has been sitting empty since the residential towers opened in 2019. Now, the developer is asking for for a rezoning that would permit smaller retail outlets.

Subdued St. Patrick's Day expected as B.C. pubs ordered to close at 8 p.m.nn cbc.ca/news/canada/british-col Pub owners are favourably comparing this year's restrictions to last year's complete closures, and Celtic Fest organizers have had time to take their celebration of Irish culture online.

Language schools seek pandemic travel exemptions for international studentsnn cbc.ca/news/canada/internation Language schools across Canada are asking the federal government to make international students exempt from the latest travel restrictions, which have made it harder and more expensive for students who want to study and live in Canada.

Rogers-Shaw merger offers chance for Ottawa to insist on better deal for cellphone customersnn cbc.ca/news/business/rogers-bu A proposed merger between Rogers and Shaw that would produce Canada's second largest telecom company may actually be an opportunity for the government to create rules to open up competition in the cellphone service market with what are known as mobile virtual network operators. Don Pittis explains.

B.C. to issue guidelines this week for a gradual reopening of religious servicesnn cbc.ca/news/canada/british-col Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says she's worked with a panel of faith leaders to come up with guidelines that will allow for a gradual reopening of religious services, starting with outdoor gatherings.

23 cases of COVID-19 identified in outbreak at Kelowna care home where most residents, staff vaccinatednn cbc.ca/news/canada/british-col Interior Health says 20 residents and three employees have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Cottonwoods Care Centre, which houses 221 beds.

COVID-19 in British Columbia by the numbersnn cbc.ca/news/canada/british-col We hope these regularly updated charts are helpful in your broad understanding of how COVID-19 is affecting this province.

Rogers' $26B plan to buy Calgary-based Shaw would create Canada's 2nd-biggest telecomnn cbc.ca/news/business/rogers-si Rogers Communications has signed a deal to buy Shaw Communications in a transaction valued at $26 billion, including debt, which would create Canada's No. 2 cellular operator — but is likely to face stiff regulatory scrutiny.

B.C. SPCA issues call to help care for 119 surrendered dogsnn cbc.ca/news/canada/british-col SPCA say there is no evidence of abuse or breeding, but northern facilities are overwhelmed by the small cross-breeds dog.

Another ward at Vancouver General Hospital closed by COVID-19 outbreaknn cbc.ca/news/canada/british-col A statement from Vancouver Coastal Health says two patients have tested positive for COVID-19 on an in-patient unit in the hospital's Jim Pattison Pavilion.

What you need to know about COVID-19 in B.C. for March 15nn cbc.ca/news/canada/british-col Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix will update COVID-19 numbers at 3 p.m. PT.

Superintendent notes inequality as Surrey school district adds targeted measuresnn cbc.ca/news/canada/british-col Schools with high exposure rates tend to be overcrowded and located in communities with high case rates regardless of income level, says superintendent Jordan Tinney.

Downtown Vancouver park closed since tent city removed to partially reopen in Junenn cbc.ca/news/canada/british-col Vancouver officials say a gradual reopening of Oppenheimer Park in the city's Strathcona neighbourhood will begin in June following the closure of the site in May 2020 when a tent encampment was removed from the site on Powell Street.

Vancouver skateboarders zero in on Olympic shotnn cbc.ca/news/canada/british-col Pandemic willing, Andy Anderson and Adam Hopkins will be a part of history this summer when skateboarding debuts at the Tokyo Olympics.

Canada-U.S. border has been shut down for a year — and there's no reopening plannn cbc.ca/news/world/canada-borde The one-year anniversary of the tightening at the Canada-U.S. border is approaching. Restrictions on border crossings will be extended another month. Pressure is growing for governments to explain their plan for reopening. But the truth is: There is no plan.

B.C. bumps up vaccine bookings for people 80 and older a week ahead of schedule cbc.ca/news/canada/british-col In a release, the province says it is now a week ahead of its vaccine booking schedule and will have people in the 80 to 84 age category call for bookings as the week progresses.

Vancouverites burst into sunny outdoor spaces as gathering rules eased cbc.ca/news/canada/british-col People in Vancouver soaked up the sunshine this weekend and celebrated new rules that allow outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people.

B.C. tourism industry may be challenged with pent-up demand: economist cbc.ca/news/canada/british-col British Columbia's battered tourism industry is poised for a strong recovery after vaccinations become widespread, but meeting that demand could be a challenge, Scotiabank's chief economist says.

The cat came back! Northern B.C. feline finds way home after 5 years cbc.ca/news/canada/british-col MacDonell says when she first encountered Noir it was love at first sight.

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