Tag: B.C.

Privacy commissioners in B.C., Ontario, order LifeLabs to improve security

VICTORIA – A joint investigation by the privacy commissioners of Ontario and British Columbia says Lifelabs failed to put in place reasonable safeguards to protect the personal health information of millions of Canadians. A statement released by the commissioners says the breach last year at LifeLabs, one of Canada’s largest medical services companies, broke Ontario’s…

B.C. rent help continues but border screenings, ban on some evictions to end

VICTORIA—The British Columbia government is extending its temporary rental supplement program to support renters and landlords through the pandemic, while it ends its border screening measures. The government announced Friday it will also maintain a moratorium on rent increases and evictions for nonpayment of rent, but a ban on evictions for reasons will be lifted…

B.C. film industry given go-ahead to restart productions halted due to COVID-19

VANCOUVER—British Columbia’s film industry has been given the go-ahead to restart production after WorkSafeBC released new health and safety guidelines to contain the spread of COVID-19. The guidelines will ensure social distancing during film and TV production and cover everything from costumes and makeup to transportation and catering. WorkSafeBC says film production companies are allowed…

Kelowna, B.C., officer linked to violent arrest now on administrative duty: RCMP

KELOWNA, B.C.—An RCMP officer has been taken off patrol after being involved in a violent arrest that was captured on video by bystanders in Kelowna, B.C. Staff Sgt. Janelle Shoihet said Friday a statutory code-of-conduct investigation is underway into the officer’s actions and he has been reassigned to administrative duties. Police also asked that additional…