On Friday, Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth will issue orders under the Emergency Program Act to restrict people’s ability to leave their health authority.
Reporter based at B.C. Legislature
Richard Zussman is a reporter for Global BC based at the B.C. Legislature. He joined Global BC in 2018.
Richard has a Masters in Broadcast Journalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University.
He has co-authored a book on B.C. politics that chronicles the events in and around the 2017 confidence vote and end of B.C. Liberal dynasty.
He previous served as the Provincial Affairs reporter for CBC BC.
Richard lives in Victoria with his wife and journalist Liza Yuzda and their daughter and son.
The provincial government said Monday that it is setting up targeted AstraZeneca vaccine clinics in high-risk communities.
The B.C. government is set to introduce legislation on Monday afternoon requiring employees to pay workers who miss work to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
B.C. Premier John Horgan, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, and Health Minister Adrian Dix are set to make the announcement at 2 p.m. Monday.
The B.C. premier received an AstraZeneca shot at a pharmacy in Victoria on Friday, saying 27 per cent of British Columbians have been vaccinated so far.
The province has released new data showing rates of transmission among kids throughout the school year, starting Sept. 7 and going up until April 9.
The latest numbers are expected to show the recent trends of the age of those getting sick with COVID-19 and those dying from the virus.
The rural community near the Yukon border has been lobbying for decades to demolish the building that many said they could not enter due to painful memories.
Since April 14 2016, the BC Coroners Service reports illicit drugs have claimed the lives of at least 7,072 British Columbian residents around the province.
Premier John Horgan announced the almost $45-million program on Wednesday.
The current critical care occupancy and need to redeploy is impacting surgeries in Surrey and Abbotsford and at Royal Columbian hospitals.
The province’s new booking system allows anyone to register but the province is asking people to wait their turn to decrease pressure on the online portal.
In the speech from the throne, Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin read the province’s blueprint for managing ongoing health crises and the recovery of B.C.’s economy.
Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin will read the speech around 2:15 p.m. and BC1 will carry the speech live.
Team physician Dr. Jim Bovard said the Canucks are working with provincial health officials and Vancouver Coastal Health to determine next steps.