The Insurance Bureau of Canada vice-president says it’s been more than six months since fire ripped through Lytton but there are no permits to rebuild homes or businesses and greater urgency is needed.
On Monday evening, the Vancouver School Board voted seven-to-two to begin the school closure process for Queen Elizabeth Annex. It’s the fourth time since 2008 the small elementary school has been put forward for closure.
An order set to expire at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday was updated so that it remains in effect until Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry addresses the matter in a press briefing on Tuesday afternoon, B.C.'s health minister said.
An elementary school in the city of Armstrong, in B.C.'s Interior, will remain closed this week as teachers refuse to work due to a high number of students not wearing masks amid a surge of COVID-19 cases.