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A man holds a 3M N95 respirator. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Woman files human rights complaint over B.C. health authority policy banning N95s

Complaint says policy puts immunocompromised people at risk of COVID infection

A man holds a 3M N95 respirator. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Four people were found dead in a Richmond home on Jan. 25, 2022. (Shane MacKichan)

VIDEO: All 4 victims in deadly Richmond shooting related, no suspects at large, IHIT says

Homicide detectives say shooting was not gang related

Four people were found dead in a Richmond home on Jan. 25, 2022. (Shane MacKichan)
B.C. legislature Clerk Craig James (left) retired after accusations by Speaker Darryl Plecas. (The Canadian Press)

B.C. legislature clerk called as witness in Craig James spending scandal trial

Trial of former B.C. Legislature clerk Craig James continues in Vancouver

B.C. legislature Clerk Craig James (left) retired after accusations by Speaker Darryl Plecas. (The Canadian Press)
Pamela Anderson at the Rescue And Sanctuary for Threatened Animals in Chemainus. (Photo submitted)

Pamela Anderson and her B.C. contractor husband Dan Hayhurst getting divorced

Couple wed at Anderson’s Vancouver Island property in Dec. 2020

Pamela Anderson at the Rescue And Sanctuary for Threatened Animals in Chemainus. (Photo submitted)
Many cities across B.C. recorded the hottest days of their histories during the ‘heat dome’ heatwave that blanketed much of the Pacific Northwest at the end June, 2021. (File photo)

Study finds B.C. heat dome caused an uptick in climate anxiety

Over half of respondents said they were more worried about climate change after the heat dome

Many cities across B.C. recorded the hottest days of their histories during the ‘heat dome’ heatwave that blanketed much of the Pacific Northwest at the end June, 2021. (File photo)
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Unvaccinated truckers plan “Freedom Convoy” to protest cross-border vaccine mandate

Truckers plan to roll out from Vancouver to Ottawa on Sunday Jan. 23

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A man holds a 3M N95 respirator. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

BC Liquor Distribution Branch provides each employee with 15 high-grade masks

Union representing LDB workers calls the move a huge win for health and safety

A man holds a 3M N95 respirator. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
2021 was a record-setting year for BC Hydro. (File photo)

BC Hydro sees surge of power use records in 2021

Extreme weather drives higher demand, Hydro expects high use to become regular with climate change

2021 was a record-setting year for BC Hydro. (File photo)
Save-On-Foods will be limiting store capacity to 50 per cent as part of their COVID-19 business safety plan. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Save-On-Foods reduces store capacity to 50% to curb COVID spread

The measure is part of their COVID-19 business safety plan

Save-On-Foods will be limiting store capacity to 50 per cent as part of their COVID-19 business safety plan. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Northern Health has expanded clinic hours at the Dze L K’ant Community Hall as new COVID cases surge in B.C. (Deb Meissner photo)

Northern Health specific COVID restrictions lifted

The health authority said they are aligning their restrictions with the rest of B.C.

Northern Health has expanded clinic hours at the Dze L K’ant Community Hall as new COVID cases surge in B.C. (Deb Meissner photo)
B.C. First Nations Justice Council chairperson Doug White III, left, seen here with B.C. Attorney General David Eby in March, was recognized for his work in B.C.’s legal system with a Queen’s counsel designation. (News Bulletin file)

Ottawa commits $8.9M to support B.C. Indigenous justice strategy

The funding will go toward the creation of 15 Indigenous justice centres in B.C.

B.C. First Nations Justice Council chairperson Doug White III, left, seen here with B.C. Attorney General David Eby in March, was recognized for his work in B.C.’s legal system with a Queen’s counsel designation. (News Bulletin file)
Vancouver’s temporary Barge Chilling Beach sign has twice been tagged with the Indigenous place name Í7iy̓el̓shn, pronounced ee-ay-ul-shun, which means “good underfoot” in hən̓q̓əmin̓əm. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)

Vancouver’s ‘Barge Chilling Beach’ sparks conversation over Indigenous place names

Quick installation of the sign raised questions about why restoring Indigenous names takes so long

Vancouver’s temporary Barge Chilling Beach sign has twice been tagged with the Indigenous place name Í7iy̓el̓shn, pronounced ee-ay-ul-shun, which means “good underfoot” in hən̓q̓əmin̓əm. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)
Chairs are turned upside down on the bar at a closed restaurant, amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Bars and nightclubs ‘teetering on brink of insolvency’ as COVID closures extended

Bars, nightclubs and lounges without food service must remain closed until Feb. 16

Chairs are turned upside down on the bar at a closed restaurant, amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Demand for construction and skilled trades workers is higher than ever, but there aren’t enough workers to meet the demand. (Pixabay photo)

Labour shortage hampers B.C. construction industry amid high demand for work

Survey from Independent Contractors and Businesses Association finds 75% of companies are short-staffed

Demand for construction and skilled trades workers is higher than ever, but there aren’t enough workers to meet the demand. (Pixabay photo)
Solar panels can be seen on the school grounds on Lasqueti Island, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

$134 million in new funding announced for B.C. clean energy projects

The funding is available through the CleanBC Communities Fund starting Jan. 26

Solar panels can be seen on the school grounds on Lasqueti Island, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Hannah McKay/Pool Photo via AP

B.C. Children’s Hospital still seeing few admissions for kids with COVID-19

11 kids are at B.C. Children’s with COVID, but only a quarter of them were admitted due to the virus

THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Hannah McKay/Pool Photo via AP
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Medical confirmation no longer required for gender identity changes on B.C. IDs

Applicants can now self-declare their gender identity for government documents

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B.C. Judge Geoffrey Gomery has ordered the province to pay damages to homeowners for a nuisance claim over a long-term state of local emergency. (Image courtesy Creative Outlet)

Judge orders B.C. to pay damages for ‘unlawful’ state of emergency caused by sinkholes

Justice Geoffrey Gomer wrote that a state of emergency cannot be used to delay action indefinitely

B.C. Judge Geoffrey Gomery has ordered the province to pay damages to homeowners for a nuisance claim over a long-term state of local emergency. (Image courtesy Creative Outlet)
B.C. Jobs Minister Ravi Kahlon announced that businesses can apply for COVID-19 Relief Grants on Jan. 12, 2022. (BC Government/YouTube)

B.C. businesses closed by COVID orders can now apply for relief grants

Program opens just six days before public health order is set to expire

B.C. Jobs Minister Ravi Kahlon announced that businesses can apply for COVID-19 Relief Grants on Jan. 12, 2022. (BC Government/YouTube)
Ministry of Transportation staff survey the damage at the last remaining northbound strand of Bottletop Bridge. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)

State of emergency extended as B.C. continues to grapple with storm-damaged highways

The state of emergency will remain in place until Jan. 18

Ministry of Transportation staff survey the damage at the last remaining northbound strand of Bottletop Bridge. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)