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India’s first COVID-19 vaccine ‘COVAXIN’ by Bharat Biotech gets DCGI approval for human trials

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COVAXIN, India’s first vaccine candidate against novel coronavirus, developed by vaccine maker Bharat Biotech gets the approval of DCGI for Phase I and II...

BC appoints 7 people to Surrey’s first police board

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The National Police Federation says board needs to address unanswered question about transition plan. As the City of Surrey prepares to transition from the RCMP to a municipal force,...

BC reports 26 COVID-19 cases, but no new deaths

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Health officials on Monday reported 26 new cases of COVID-19 in BC over past three days and no new deaths. Ten cases were...

Fire engulfs Surrey house

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Fire has ripped through a two-storey house in Surrey, near the intersection of 103rd Avenue and 143rd Street. Twitter user Andy Baryer posted video of...

Eight more weeks of CERB to cost $17.9 billion, budget officer says

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A Liberal pledge to provide eight extra weeks of payments through the cornerstone benefit for people who've lost all or nearly all their work ...

Surrey man arrested in Winnipeg after lighting up on a plane

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A Surrey man is in RCMP custody after allegedly forcing a WestJet flight from Vancouver bound for Toronto to land in Winnipeg this past...

Air India pilot tests positive for COVID-19 after landing in Sydney

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An Air India pilot was found COVID-19 positive after landing a flight in Sydney from Delhi, senior airline officials said on Monday. The...

PM Modi & PM Trudeau talk about strengthening multilateral institutions

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Prime Minister Trudeau and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasise the need to strengthen multilateral institutions, including the WHO, and agreed to work...

COVID-19 pandemic fears emerge for as virus sweeps Beijing market

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COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in China traced to a chopping block in a fresh-food market in Beijing and a surge in hospitalizations...

No promises from provincial health officer on next stage of lifting COVID- 19 restrictions

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Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that the next phase of lifting restrictions may not begin this week, despite it being...