British Columbia

B.C. announced a new Mass Timber Action Plan April 7, with an initial invesment of $1.2 million into four structures. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. investing in future of mass timber with 4 new structures, long-term action plan

Province looks to be leading producer in carbon-capturing material

B.C. announced a new Mass Timber Action Plan April 7, with an initial invesment of $1.2 million into four structures. (Black Press Media file photo)
16-year-old Wilson Gaglardi is spending 100 hours in a tent atop a flagpole in downtown Vancouver to raise funds for diabetes research. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: B.C. teen spends 100 hours atop a flagpole to raise funds for diabetes research

16-year-old Wilson Gaglardi was diagnosed with type one diabetes at age six

16-year-old Wilson Gaglardi is spending 100 hours in a tent atop a flagpole in downtown Vancouver to raise funds for diabetes research. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)
An Asian giant hornet from Japan is held on a pin by Sven Spichiger, an entomologist with the Washington state Dept. of Agriculture in Olympia, Wash. in May 2020. University of California researchers are now looking into using sex pheromones to trap male Asian giant hornets and reduce mating. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Sex traps could muzzle mating of Asian giant ‘murder hornets,’ slow spread to B.C.

Researchers experimenting with ensnaring male hornets with sex pheromones

An Asian giant hornet from Japan is held on a pin by Sven Spichiger, an entomologist with the Washington state Dept. of Agriculture in Olympia, Wash. in May 2020. University of California researchers are now looking into using sex pheromones to trap male Asian giant hornets and reduce mating. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
B.C.’s Attorney General, David Eby, responds to questions asked by Skeena BC Liberal MLA Ellis Ross in the Legislative Assembly on March 30. (Screenshot/Hansard videos)

‘Every excuse in the book’: Eby under fire over B.C.’s handling of prolific offenders

David Eby admits to increased no-charges decisions, defends Crown counsel by citing pandemic-related limitations

B.C.’s Attorney General, David Eby, responds to questions asked by Skeena BC Liberal MLA Ellis Ross in the Legislative Assembly on March 30. (Screenshot/Hansard videos)
British Columbians have until May 9, 2022, to submit their feedback on the future of indoor cannabis consumption spaces. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Do you think B.C. should allow indoor cannabis consumption sites?

The province is looking for public feedback on whether to allow indoor cannabis consumption

British Columbians have until May 9, 2022, to submit their feedback on the future of indoor cannabis consumption spaces. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
University of British Columbia sociology professor, Kimberly Huyser, has been studying the impact of social factors on Indigenous people’s health throughout the pandemic. (UBC website)

Social factors make Indigenous people more vulnerable to COVID, says B.C. professor

Poor access to health care, lack of clean drinking water, among factors

University of British Columbia sociology professor, Kimberly Huyser, has been studying the impact of social factors on Indigenous people’s health throughout the pandemic. (UBC website)
COVID-19 virus. (File photo)
COVID-19 virus. (File photo)
B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks during a COVID-19 update news conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

LETTER: Relaxing of COVID measures ‘reckless,’ says doctors group

B.C. doctors says public health measures failing residents

  • Apr 4, 2022
B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks during a COVID-19 update news conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
David Eby, B.C. Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing, speaks during a social housing funding announcement in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on July 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

More B.C. public workers now covered by whistleblower law protections

The protections under the Public Interest Disclosure Act were extended Friday

David Eby, B.C. Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing, speaks during a social housing funding announcement in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on July 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Thick smoke fills the air and nearly blocks out the sun as a property destroyed by the White Rock Lake wildfire is seen in Monte Lake, east of Kamloops, B.C., on Saturday, August 14, 2021. An alert system is being installed on a slope scorched by fire in British Columbia’s Interior, allowing for an early warning to the homes below if the deforested hillside gives way in heavy rain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Regional districts want more disaster funding from Emergency Management B.C.

Premier John Horgan acknowledged the funding criticism during a news conference on Thursday

Thick smoke fills the air and nearly blocks out the sun as a property destroyed by the White Rock Lake wildfire is seen in Monte Lake, east of Kamloops, B.C., on Saturday, August 14, 2021. An alert system is being installed on a slope scorched by fire in British Columbia’s Interior, allowing for an early warning to the homes below if the deforested hillside gives way in heavy rain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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B.C. 911 calls surge with tips, complaints after Amber Alert issued

E-Comm call takers reminded the public not to call with complaints about Amber Alerts

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FILE: Premier John Horgan announces Indigenous rights will be recognized in B.C. with the introduction of the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. (Chad Hipolito/The Canadian Press photo)
FILE: Premier John Horgan announces Indigenous rights will be recognized in B.C. with the introduction of the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. (Chad Hipolito/The Canadian Press photo)
The province is appealing a B.C. Supreme Court ruling that determined sheltering is not allowed in Beacon Hill Park under the terms of an 1882 trust. It filed its notice of appeal March 23. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province appeals court ruling against sheltering in Victoria’s signature park

Beacon Hill Park decision raises questions for other B.C. parks with trusts, attorney general says

The province is appealing a B.C. Supreme Court ruling that determined sheltering is not allowed in Beacon Hill Park under the terms of an 1882 trust. It filed its notice of appeal March 23. (Black Press Media file photo)
A rider carries her speed down a trail reinforced by rocks in the Simpcw trail network. (Paul Masukowitz photo)

First Nation in central B.C. to host 1st-ever Allies Mountain Bikes Festival

Festival will include mountain biking, culture, films will be first of its kind

A rider carries her speed down a trail reinforced by rocks in the Simpcw trail network. (Paul Masukowitz photo)
Former B.C. health-care workers are taking the province to court over vaccine mandates. (File photo)

Former B.C. health-care workers petition province over vaccine mandates

A petition filed in B.C. Supreme Court says the mandate violates Charter rights

Former B.C. health-care workers are taking the province to court over vaccine mandates. (File photo)
(Black Press file photo)

23,000 people experienced homelessness in B.C. in 2019, new data shows

The province will release their strategy for homelessness on Thursday (March 17)

(Black Press file photo)
FILE Premier John Horgan and Health Minister Adrian Dix look on as Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks about the COVID-19 vaccine card set to arrive in mid-September as they discuss details about the process during a press conference at provincial legislature in Victoria, Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. launches review of COVID-19 pandemic response

The review will look at the government’s response from Jan. 2020 into 2022

FILE Premier John Horgan and Health Minister Adrian Dix look on as Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks about the COVID-19 vaccine card set to arrive in mid-September as they discuss details about the process during a press conference at provincial legislature in Victoria, Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
This file photo shows 12 catalytic converters stolen from vehicles in the Lower Mainland.	(PHOTO: Abbotsford Police Department)

B.C. makes regulatory changes to curb catalytic converter thefts

Changes to Metal Dealers and Recyclers Regulation compel sellers to report transactions to police

This file photo shows 12 catalytic converters stolen from vehicles in the Lower Mainland.	(PHOTO: Abbotsford Police Department)
B.C. hopes to attract marquee events and conferences to boost the tourism economy. (File photo)

B.C. announces further supports to revitalize tourism economy

Funding aimed at attracting events, conferences and training workers

B.C. hopes to attract marquee events and conferences to boost the tourism economy. (File photo)
Physician assistant Joanna Chan, left, assists plastic surgeon Dr. Michel Gallant, right, with the placement of a skin graft to a child’s head during an operation in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in a 2018 handout photo. Chan was part of a medical team with the organization Team Broken Earth. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Team Broken Earth

Plan for associate physicians in British Columbia is stalled by pandemic

Potential candidates sidelined as pressure grows on health-care system

Physician assistant Joanna Chan, left, assists plastic surgeon Dr. Michel Gallant, right, with the placement of a skin graft to a child’s head during an operation in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in a 2018 handout photo. Chan was part of a medical team with the organization Team Broken Earth. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Team Broken Earth